“It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you really want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. Everyone wants to believe that they are headed toward good, better, best. But what happens when the life you hoped for is put on hold indefinitely?”
No Cure for Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear) by Kate Bowler is a must-read for those tired of the toxic positivity song society keeps humming in our ears.
After being diagnosed with stage-four cancer at age thirty-five, Kate is forced to re-examine her life. With her insight, experience, and faith, mixed with a fabulous sense of humor, Kate takes you inside her experience of being diagnosed with this chronic, incurable condition as she manages her medical needs, surgery, motherhood, a career and all that life throws at her.
While the world wants us to “live our best life!” Kate reminds us of the importance of also appreciating what is in front of you, as is. As a fan of her podcast and previous books, I find her take on life refreshing and real with a perspective that we could all use a little more of.
This book is refreshing. I am tired of the hustle culture and I found this to be like taking a big breath in and releasing it. A tiny reminder to be grateful, be present and just live.