This week on Here After with Megan Devine:
New Year’s Eve and the Math of Suffering
The end of the year is always a flurry of resolutions and “next year will be even better!” sentiments. It’s kind of hard to look forward to the future with – all of everything – still going on. In part two of my conversation with historian, author, and queen of awkward conversations, @katecbowler, we face the new year together.
Bonus: Kate shares what she wishes doctors would tell their patients about grief.
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In this episode we cover:
- Finding motivation to set goals for yourself
- The difference between transactional hope and functional hope
- What docs should tell patients about grief
Kate Bowler, PhD, is an associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. Author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason, Dr. Bowler stages a national conversation around why it’s so difficult to speak frankly about suffering through her popular podcast, Everything Happens. She has appeared on NPR, The TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and TIME magazine. Her latest book, No Cure For Being Human), grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. Follow her @katecbowler on all social Platforms.
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