Everything Happens with Kate Bowler
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Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in difficult times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I've Loved) and No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear). Find her online at @katecbowler.
Miroslav Volf: Life Worth Living
Kwame Alexander: To Be Loved Like That
Minka Kelly: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts
John Swinton: The Art of Presence
Maggie Smith: This Place Could Be Beautiful, Right?
Mary Louise Kelly: No More Do Overs
Rabbi Steve Leder: Don’t Come Out Empty Handed
Michael Ignatieff: Where We Turn For Meaning
Paulina Porizkova: Complicated Grief and Complicated Love
Tom Long: Number Our Days
Elaine Pagels: Love Pulls You Forward
Frank Bruni: Adapting to Loss
Beth Moore: Back to the Beginning
Blessing Our ACTUAL Lives
Kelly Corrigan: Here's to the Happies
Kelly Corrigan: Cheers to the Crappies
Liz Gilbert: Why Your Creativity Matters
Bryan Stevenson: Love Mercy
The Season of Waiting (And Waiting... And Waiting...)
Fred Penner: Music That Makes Us
Worth a second listen... hard-won wisdom.
love this! so delightful
What an excellent podcast on caring for others truly. Thank you for educating me.
I love your podcasts but for some reason I can't get any of them more recent than November 30th! Help!
the only extra thing I wish were discussed was how to deal with the sometimes hurtful comments that come from the world around when you start to let go.
Oh, I loved this episode.
Lovely conversation <3
The book is great--if you haven't read it you should. The show is wonderful.
you guys have cute rituals for when you are tired of your husband's. I usually just shout divorce and leave for a while. then, we don't ever talk about it again. you guys are so healthy.
I wish more of us did the "absurd" thing to do. Although I wonder if life in the western world is actually absurd and taking delight in an abstract interest is actually not absurd at all?
This is the first episode I've listened to. It won't be the last. Great show. Lots to think about. Thank you.
this was such a lovely episode. I think for me, it will help most with the guilt and shame I currently feel. im a stay at home mom and I know that at this point, this vocation has a shelf life. im 4 years away from sending my youngest off to kindergarten. I would love to go to school or find a new career but no desire is there yet to even steer toward a direction. I feel like I am not listening hard enough or im being punished or I am just not good enough. but I will console myself that maybe God has not revealed that direction yet. I will wait to respond. I will continue to have conversation in prayer.
loved this episode. the discussion on being carried versus self made has really resonated with me. I have tried not to depend on anyone my whole life and I have been taught to do so. I also constantly feel socially awkward so I avoid people as much as I can just to escape my own awkward feelings. With a cross country move, unemployment and a surprise baby, I find myself unable to rely on myself. I feel like a failure, I feel like I don't want anyone to do me a kindness because I could never pay it back, but this episode reminds me that maybe I am being carried. maybe I am just discovering community. thank you.
A month ago my best friend lost her brother to cancer, leaving behind his wife and 3 young children. And while I'm not her, nor can I even begin to relate, I grieve for her. I've appreciated this podcast and this episode particularly as someone who just wants to love on someone who is going thru something shitty. It's okay to not be okay but I'm grateful for where it brings a person and friendship to also. 💕
What a great conversation between two great thinkers who are great friends. As a flawed human with chronic depression I found what you had to say refreshing and a different view of manynideas that I have heard but not fully absorbed before. Thank you Kate and greetings from Brisbane, Australia 🌻😊
Just listened to your segment with Emily McDowell ... there's no good card for that. I think you don't want to hear any more free associations but I'll just say something terrible happened in our family and I could totally relate to your advice, just be there.
I'm not sure if this is useful to you, but I found your podcast after reading this article today: Hope Isn’t Just About the Future https://nyti.ms/2GHHfjG Strength to you!