Toni Bernhard is my guest today. Toni has an incredible story that centers around how to bring awareness, mindfulness and compassion to issues surrounding chronic illness. Easily one of the most inspiring and wisdom filled episodes of Synchronicity to date. Toni's story Overcoming suffering The importance of Self Compassion Idiot Self-Compassion How to approach chronic illness/pain/suffering The tyranny of positive thinking Being present Buddhism being realistic, not pessimistic Equanimity This weeks book giveaway is Hazrat Inayat Khan's, "The Mysticism of Sound and Music" which is one of my all time favorite reads. Want to be entered in every weekly book giveaway contest? Join the Synchronicity Community and you are entered FOREVER. Don't forget to rate and review and subscribe to Synchronicity because that's what you do when you like something, right?