Toni Bernhard is the author of the award-winning How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers. and How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow. Her new book is How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness. Until forced to retire due to illness, Toni was a law professor at the University of California, Davis, serving six years as the dean of students. Her popular blog, “Turning Straw Into Gold” is hosted on the website of Psychology Today. She can be found online at www.tonibernhard.com.