How To Be Sick
A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to For the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers
Table of Contents

Foreword by Sylvia Boorstein

Preface     

How Everything Changed
1. Getting Sick: A Romantic Trip to Paris
2. Staying Sick: This Can’t Be Happening to Me      

Accepting Pain

3. The Buddha Tells It Like It Is      
4. The Universal Law of Impermanence 
5. Who Is Sick? 

Finding Joy and Love

6. Finding Joy in the Life You Can No Longer Lead   
7. Soothing the Body, Mind, and Heart  
8. Using Compassion to Alleviate Your Suffering      
9. Facing the Ups and Downs of Chronic Illness with Equanimity

Turnarounds and Transformations
10. Getting Off the Wheel of Suffering   
11. Spinning Straw Into Gold
12. With Our Thoughts We Make the World
13. Healing the Mind by Living in the Present Moment      
14. What To Do When (It Seems) You Can’t Do Anything  
15. Zen Helps    

From Isolation to Solitude

16.Communicating with Care       
17. The Struggle to Find Community in Isolation
18. And In the End . . .               

A Guide to Using the Practices to Help with Specific Challenges


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