When I was 6 years old, my dad told me that nothing happens when you die, short of going into the dirt. This short conversation set off a lifetime of anxiety for me about dying.
I recently read a book called Journey of Souls (and the subsequent books written by the author). Has anyone else read it? If you have I would love to hear from you as these books changed my life and dramatically helped with my fear of death.
I see a lot of people ask for advice from your older self (I am 36) to your 20-something self. Here's mine: stop worrying so much about your body and trying to be perfect. In the end, who really cares what people think. When/if you have kids, they care more about the fact that you are out playing with them in the pool more than how your butt looks in that bikini.
Don't miss out on life because of fear.