BJ Miller: Loving What Is

BJ Miller: Loving What Is

BJ Miller: Loving What Is

Everything Happens with Kate Bowler - June 18, 2019 - 30:06

After an accident left BJ Miller with a serious physical disability, he had to learn how to be patient with his limitations. Now, he’s a palliative care physician who works every day to encourage people to be comfortable with limits and maybe even learn to love them, but not in a Pollyanna way. Kate and BJ discuss how living with the end in mind actually makes life… richer.CW: Amputation, doctor describing palliative medicineFor show notes, the transcript, and discussion questions:

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Are you living your best life now? Not always? This is a podcast for you. Duke Professor Kate Bowler is an expert in the stories we tell about success and failure, suffering and happiness. She had Stage IV cancer. Then she didn’t. And since then, all she wants to do is talk to funny and wise people about how to live with the knowledge that, well, everything happens. Find her online at @katecbowler.