Toni

About me

Gender Female
Industry Law
Occupation Retired
Location Davis, CA, United States
Introduction My book "How To Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers" won two 2011 Nautilus Book Awards: A Gold Medal in the category of Personal Growth/Self-Help/Psychology and a Silver Medal in the category of Memoir/Personal Journey. It was also named one of the best 2010 spiritual books in the Health category by Spirituality and Practice. The book is Buddhist-inspired but is non-parochial. It's intended to help anyone. I've been overwhelmed by the positive response it's received. The book contains easy-to-learn tools and practices to help people live skillfully, maintain equanimity, and even find joy despite the profound changes in their lives. Each tool and practice is illustrated with examples from my own experience with chronic illness. A recurring theme in the book is that, although our bodies may be sick or disabled, our minds can be at peace. You can also follow my blog at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold