The Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome II: Readers Respond

I've written this follow-up because of an email I received about a harrowing experience in the ER. Before I tell that story, here's a few of the comments I received from readers.

How a Now-Defunct Borders Bookstore Taught Me to Let Go

Borders didn’t carry my book, "How to Be Sick." Yes, you could get it at, but that didn’t stop me from feeling disregarded.

How Mindfulness Can Help with Physical Suffering

We'd like to be free from physical discomfort, but we're in bodies and they get injured, sick, and old. The Buddha prescribed mindfulness to help ease that physical discomfort.

Issa: My Life Through the Pen of a Haiku Master

When I became ill and began to live a life of relative seclusion, I discovered a kindred spirit: the lay Buddhist priest Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828).

A Lesson in Loss from Susan Saint James

When Susan Saint James was interviewed about the death of her son Teddy in an airline crash, she said that she and Teddy were like roommates and had become best friends. Then, emanating deep calm and acceptance, she said: "His was a life that lasted fourteen years."
Used with permission of Tony Bernhard

The Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

When doctors ask what's wrong with me, I can give one of two answers; neither is satisfactory in the context of obtaining quality health care for myself and others with CFS.

Have You Listened to Your Self-Talk Lately?

Would I ever call a friend "dumb" or "stupid" or an "idiot"? No!

Life Is Tough but Freedom Is Possible

Take control of your life by learning to work skillfully with the types of unhealthy desires that make you continually dissatisfied and unhappy.

Taking the Plunge

I love blogs. That is, I love other people's blogs.