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The Resource How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers, Toni Bernhard ; foreword by Sylvia Boorstein

How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers, Toni Bernhard ; foreword by Sylvia Boorstein

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How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers
Title
How to be sick
Title remainder
a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers
Statement of responsibility
Toni Bernhard ; foreword by Sylvia Boorstein
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2001, Toni Bernhard got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. As they faced the confusion, frustration, and despair of a life with sudden limitations--a life that was vastly different from the one they'd thought they'd have together--Toni had to learn how to be sick. In spite of her many physical and energetic restrictions (and sometimes, because of them), Toni learned how to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. This book reminds us that our own inner freedom is limitless, regardless of our external circumstances. Updated with new insights and practices hard-won from Toni's own ongoing life experience, this is a must-read for anyone who is, or who might one day be, sick or in pain. --Publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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Bernhard, Toni
Dewey number
294.3/4442
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Boorstein, Sylvia
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  • Religious life
  • Chronically ill
  • Caregivers
  • Chronic diseases
  • Caregivers
  • Religious life
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)
Target audience
adult
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How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers, Toni Bernhard ; foreword by Sylvia Boorstein
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- 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? who is in pain? -- 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 -- The present moment as a refuge -- Wise action: what to do and what not to do -- Zen helps -- Communicating with care -- Connecting with others and appreciating solitude -- And in the end ... -- A guide to using the practices to help with specific challenges
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
xxvii, 219 pages
Isbn
9781614294788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1022725325
  • (OCoLC)1022725325
Label
How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers, Toni Bernhard ; foreword by Sylvia Boorstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- 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? who is in pain? -- 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 -- The present moment as a refuge -- Wise action: what to do and what not to do -- Zen helps -- Communicating with care -- Connecting with others and appreciating solitude -- And in the end ... -- A guide to using the practices to help with specific challenges
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
xxvii, 219 pages
Isbn
9781614294788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1022725325
  • (OCoLC)1022725325

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