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Introduction Welcome to the How To Be Blog! Many of you are familiar with Toni Bernhard, award-winning author of "How to Be Sick," "How to Wake Up," and "How to Live Well" (see her website: This blog is run by Toni and her daughter Mara. We'll discuss How To Be...anything and everything. Life can feel complicated and stressful for everyone—whether chronically ill or whether dealing with the day-to-day stresses everyone encounters. We'll write about our everyday experiences and also give readers of Toni's books a chance to ask her (or Mara) questions. If you'd like to have us cover a particular topic or want to ask Toni or Mara a question, email us at We would love to hear from you!