How to Be Sick was awarded the Gold Medal in Self-Help/Psychology and and was named a Best Book of 2010 by Spirituality and Practice. Here's some feedback on it:
"A immensely wise book. Health psychology has been poisoned by the view that the best way to approach illness is through a muscular, militant resistance. This books shows otherwise. Bernhard reveals how letting go, surrendering, and putting the ego aside yield insights and fulfillment even in the presence of illness. This is a major contribution."
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words
"Toni Bernhard has written a beautiful and heartfelt account of chronic illness and inner transformation. Her immense courage is present on every page. Truly worth reading."
— Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
My new book, How to Wake Up is due out in September, 2013. It's already garnered much praise. Here's some of the feedback I've received:
“Toni Bernhard has done it again—sharing wisdom teachings in a way that makes them mightily accessible and helpful without any sacrifice of depth. I love this book!”—Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance
“This remarkable, warm, encouraging, and crystal-clear book expresses the ancient wisdom of the Buddha in universal, twenty-first-century terms. I honestly think it is one of the best Buddhist books I've read in a long time.”—Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain
“I'm often asked what book to read as a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist practice. Now I have one: How to Wake Up.”—Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time
“A beautiful, wise, and practical book presenting the Buddha's teaching for our contemporary world.”—Gil Fronsdal, author of The Issue At Hand
“The beauty of this book is how clear, wise, and helpful it is. Both while reading it and after, you can put it to use; this is what literature is for. It's something to cherish and practice.”—Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Shaman and 2312
“This book is a gift, and an invitation to all who read it to awaken!”—Joan Halifax, founding abbot, Upaya Zen Center
“A fresh and articulate voice interpreting ancient wisdom for our modern times.”—Sylvia Boorstein, author of It's Easier Than You Think
“Practical and insightful. In this book you'll find a path to living with greater ease and freedom, awakening to possibilities you may not have known existed before.”—Elisha Goldstein, PhD, author of The Now Effect