A Blessing for Being Human
We’d like to believe there is a formula to good, better, best. An easy way out of our broken bodies and delicate relationships and utter dependence. We live and love and lose. But there is no cure for being human.
I’ve put together a little blessing for us—a blessing for being human.
May these words offer you a bit of courage to live inside of your life… just as it is. Imperfect. Often heartbreaking. And still, somehow, beautiful.
What You’ll Receive:
A Free PDF Printable
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No Cure for Being Human
(And Other Truths I Need to Hear)
The bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) asks, how do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose?
In facing down cancer, Kate, “a Christian Joan Didion” (Glennon Doyle), searches for hope without cheap optimism, and truth with room for mystery. We are as fragile as the day we were born, and we will need each other if we’re going to tell the truth: Life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between, but there’s no cure for being human.
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Hi, I’m Kate. Let’s untangle our culture’s obsession with toxic positivity and self help, shall we?
I am a Duke professor, podcaster, and author with a single mission: giving you permission to feel human. (And letting you have whatever weird or boring hobbies you can’t explain to strangers. Do I love roadside attractions and exotic potato chip flavors? Yes. More than I should say.)
I believe that the world would be a better place if we took apart the well-meaning clichés we use when life is hard. (What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Maybe what doesn’t kill you might try again tomorrow. 🙂 )
After years of being told I was incurable, I was declared cancer-free. But there’s no going back. I am forever changed by what I discovered: life is so beautiful and life is so hard. For everyone.
My team at Everything Happens and I create free resources like this one with you in mind. We are determined to create a gentler world for everyone who wants to admit that they are not always “living their best life.” If that’s you, bless you. You’re in the right place.