Turning Straw Into Gold

Life through a Buddhist lens

Toni Bernhard, J.D., is a former law professor at University of California at Davis. She wrote the award-winning How to Be Sick and, recently, How to Wake Up.


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About Turning Straw Into Gold

Inspired by the Buddha, I expand on the themes of my books. From How to Be Sick, I explore how to live with grace, purpose, and joy in the midst of chronic pain and illness. From How to Wake Up, I explore our potential to awaken to a peace and well-being that aren't dependent on whether a particular experience is pleasant or unpleasant, joyful or sorrowful. Our struggles and difficulties can be the seeds of awakening. This is a path that all of us can follow, regardless of our backgrounds or circumstances.

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