How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard is brimful of tools and ideas to help those who are chronically ill deal with their (new) reality.
While I’m not a Buddhist (more of an Atheist), and you don’t have to be to learn from Bernhard’s valuable experience.
“You are going to be okay,” in these circumstances, means “Things are uncomfortable now, but you will get well. You will be better.” But it doesn’t always happen that way.
This is a book for people who will not be their old self again and for all those for whom, at least now, getting better isn’t possible. This is a book that most reassuringly says even to those people, “You, too, are going to be okay – even if you never recover your health!”
How to Be Sick is “how to live a…
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