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How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their car
Toni Bernhard
Adult Nonfiction BQ5400 .B46 2010

Comments  Summary  Contents  Author Notes

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
How Everything Changed
1 - Getting Sick: A Romantic Trip to Parisp. 1
2 - Staying Sick: This Can't Be Happening to Mep. 9
Accepting Pain
3 - The Buddha Tells It Like It Isp. 21
4 - The Universal Law of Impermanencep. 27
5 - Who Is Sick?p. 37
Finding Joy and Love
6 - Finding Joy in the Life You Can No Longer Leadp. 45
7 - Soothing the Body, Mind, and Heartp. 51
8 - Using Compassion to Alleviate Your Sufferingp. 57
9 - Facing the Ups and Downs of Chronic Illness with Equanimityp. 73
Turnarounds and Transformations
10 - Getting Off the Wheel of Sufferingp. 89
11 - Tonglen: Spinning Straw into Goldp. 97
12 - With Our Thoughts We Make the Worldp. 103
13 - Healing the Mind by Living in the Present Momentp. 111
14 - What to Do When (It Seems) You Can't Do Anythingp. 121
15 - Zen Helpsp. 127
From Isolation to Solitude
16 - Communicating with Carep. 139
17 - The Struggle to Find Community in Isolationp. 145
18 - And in the End...p. 159
A Guide to Using the Practices to Help with Specific Challengesp. 165
With Gratitudep. 179
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 185
About the Authorp. 193

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