by Toni Bernhard and Sylvia Boorstein
Author Toni Bernhard, who is house-bound and often bed-bound, says she's learned to cultivate joy through others.
Courtesy of Wisdom Publications
January 31, 2011 Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick, struggled with the isolation that came with a chronic illness diagnosis. But her study of Buddhism taught her how to embrace a new life rather than dwell on her old one.
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