How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

A Mindful Guide

Comfort, understanding, and advice for those who are suffering—and those who care for them.



352 pages, 6x9 inches


ISBN 9781614292487

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ISBN 9781614292630

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“Toni shows us that difference between pain and suffering, and shows us what it can mean for how we live: that our lives can still be joyful.”—David R. Loy, author of A New Buddhist Path

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:37 -- landerson

Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down. 

In her characteristic conversational style, Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from: 

  • Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain 
  • Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations 
  • Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships

Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help.

Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty, offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being.

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