UPDATE: Winners Chosen!

If you are Jenny Riley who posted on our Facebook page… if you’re @apieceworklife who commented on our Instagram… If you’re Corah Webber who commented in the comments below… you won! Please reach out, using the Contact page, or respond on the appropriate social media network and I’ll give you details for collecting your prize. Congratulations!


If you’ve been a long-time ChronicBabe, you know I adore Toni Bernhard. She has written a trio of books that I consider required reading for those of us with chronic illness:

How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow

and the new, completely lovely How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide

You don’t have to be a Buddhist to get a ton out of Toni’s work; it’s designed to be meaningful and powerful for all who read it, no matter their faith. I’ve loved her work over the years (you may also enjoy some of her columns at Psychology Today) and I consider her a dear friend.

An interview:

Toni released her third book a couple months ago, and because she loves ChronicBabe so much (blush!) she recorded an interview with me about How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness. I’m thrilled to share it here; it’s not too long, not too short—it’s just right. You will feel warm in your heart once you listen, and you’ll learn a lot, guaranteed. Click on the image to listen now:

Toni bernhard


A giveaway (well, THREE, actually!):

Toni has been so generous as to offer three copies of the audiobook edition of How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness. I am thrilled to offer this giveaway! Here’s how you can win (you have three chances):

Opportunity #1: Add a comment below, sharing your favorite coping technique. Don’t spare any details!

Opportunity #2: Head to the ChronicBabe Facebook page and “like” it, add a comment to the post about this interview with Toni, and share the post to your timeline.

Opportunity #3: Follow @ChronicBabe on Instagram, add a comment to the post about this interview with Toni, and repost it to your feed.

Entry deadline: February 1, 2016

I will pick three winners, one from each category, the evening of February 1, 2016. So pick one to enter, or enter all three to boost your chances. Yay!

By participating, you’re also sharing this valuable resource with more people who need it, so everyone wins.