E66: Perspective is a Hell of a Drug with Kate Manser

Kate Manser You Might Die Tomorrow

Three back-to-back losses left Kate Manser with a severe case of death anxiety. Mortality was lurking around every corner. When the freak death of a friend on Mount Everest marked the fourth death in a short amount of time, Kate had a flash of insight: "I might die tomorrow." This profound statement became the fire under her ass: "If I might die tomorrow, I'm going to build a life I love today." We're talking about how death anxiety feels in the body, how grief makes us diagnose ourselves with not-at-all-real deadly diseases on WebMD, and what Kate calls her, "deathbed meditation." Also this week, I'm sharing my five favorite grief books for 2019.

Grieving? Check out These Five Books in 2019.

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