10. How Can I Accept My Body and My Fears? With BJ Miller
30 years ago Dr. BJ Miller had an accident that changed his life forever. He was out late one night, messing around with his college buddies, and he jumped up on a train car and was electrocuted with 11000 volts of electricity. BJ went on to lose both legs and most of one arm. He spent a year in physical recovery and longer in emotional and psychological recovery. But all of these experiences led him to where he is today: interviewed by Oprah; profiled by “The New York Times Magazine”; and a leading figure in the death and dying realm. This week’s practice is all about accepting our bodies--and our fears. As BJ Miller says, “The goal isn’t to become fearless. The goal is to learn how to live with fear.”
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Learn more about today's guest:
- Read BJ’s memoir, "A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death".
- Check out Mettle Health, which BJ Miller co-founded, and offers online palliative and holistic care to anyone in the United States.
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