I’m Kate. I’m a professor, speaker, podcast host, and New York Times bestselling author.

Which makes it sound like I believe in living your “best life.”

(Don’t worry—I don’t.)

My motto is: Life is so beautiful. Life is so hard. So, if you have ever ruined some perfectly good small talk at a party with your honesty, we’re already friends.

Everything Happens for a Reason

(And Other Lies I’ve Loved)

Irreverent, hard-won observations on mortality and the ways it has taught Kate to live.

The Lives We Actually Have

100 Blessings for Our Imperfect Days

Warm and witty blessings found within the struggles of our shared humanity.

No Cure for Being Human

(And Other Truths I Need to Hear) 

How do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose?

Good Enough

40ish Devotionals for a life of Imperfection

A compassionate, intelligent, and wry series of Christian daily reflections on learning to live with imperfection.

Are you living your best life now? Not always? Well, this is a podcast for you. Kate Bowler is a historian and expert in the stories we tell about success and failure, suffering and happiness. She had Stage IV cancer. Then she didn’t. And since then, all she wants to do is talk to funny and wise people about how to live with the knowledge that, well, everything happens. 

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Want to start living your Okayest Life Now? Look no further.

Kate loves to challenge the clichés we use to think about success and failure. She celebrates the necessity for courage, honesty, and the embarrassing amount that we rely on each other. (Sorry, individualism.) Join her at an event near you.

Give up on good, better, best.
Ground yourself in what’s still true.

Everyone loves free stuff. (Especially if it helps?!)

These free resources are designed with you in mind. Encouragement. Meditations. Conversation starters. Pick what fits whatever day you’re having. 

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