NATX has purchased a new book for each of the Support Group Libraries: “How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness” by Toni Bernhard. Amazon describes the book, “Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down… Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from:
Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain
Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations
Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships.
Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help. Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty, offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being.” Please check out the book from NATX’s Library or you may purchase it online– be sure to go to smile.amazon.com and select Neuropathy Alliance of Texas as your charity to support us while you purchase.