Fear of death Tag

The “firstest” of all first world problems is being anxious about having too much to read. The most audacious humblebrag has got to be: My voracious curiosity is sooooo stressful. (And it’s not lost upon me that there’s traces - or gobs - of this in all things Rad.)...

Ever since I was a kid, I knew that death scared me. Losing loved ones, the physical pain and the infinite nature of time. Like any fear, the more you avoid it, the bigger it gets in your mind. In my mid-30s, I started to...

  There seems to be a running joke about me that I’m not privy to. I was asked to speak at a conference about “retiring in your 30s "(and when I left BlackRock, eFinancialNews wrote this about me). Yes, like a retiree, I’ve had to tap into...

A group of us at work got together and started a Slack channel called #death. For the uninitiated (to Slack, that is) you can think about it as a running AOL Instant Messenger chat where likeminded aficionados meet to noodle on this topic. A quick...

Here's a controversial statement: contemplating mortality will make you happier. Frank Ostaseski is a pioneer in end of life care, he co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the Metta Institute, and is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. ...

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The past three years of my post-finance career have been rich with learnings: growing as a writer, building a true meditation practice, diving into the digital/social media landscape, and managing the emotional rollercoaster of the free-agent economy. But the biggest impact has come from the most unlikely place: a...

Andrew Taggart is a practical philosopher who works with executives and entrepreneurs. He challenges them to investigate life’s basic assumptions, even if it’s uncomfortable. We discuss high performers’ antagonistic relationship with time and their desire to turn life into a series of problems which can...