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How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers

Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This life-affirming, instructive and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is?or who might one day be?sick. And it can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or even life-threatening  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Bernhard
ISBN: 9780861716265 0861716264
OCLC Number: 515412103
Awards: Winner of Nautilus Award (Personal Growth/Psy) 2011
Description: xvii, 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Getting sick : a romantic trip to Paris --
Staying sick : this can't be happening to me --
The buddha tells it like it is --
The universal law of impermanence --
Who is sick? --
finding joy in the life you can no longer lead --
Soothing the body, mind, and heart --
Using compassion to alleviate your suffering --
Facing the ups and downs of chronic illness with equanimity --
Getting off the wheel of suffering --
Tonglen : spinning straw into gold --
With our thoughts we make the world --
Healing the mind by living in the present moment --
What to do when (it seems) you can't do anything --
Zen helps --
Communicating with care --
The struggle to find community in isolation --
And in the end ... --
A guide to using the practices to help with specific challenges.
Responsibility: Toni Bernhard.

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This life-affirming, instructive and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is?or who might one day be?sick. And it can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or even life-threatening illness. --Publisher.

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