Death makes life possible. So says author, professor, and life coach Marilyn Schlitz, who believes when we confront — or even befriend — our mortality, it imbues our life with a greater sense of purpose and kindness. What can we do to relieve the anxiety of death? The key to the conquest of death is to find out who we are. She describes a five-step transformative process as a means to train our consciousness to be at peace. When we challenge the assumptions our culture holds about death we can empower ourselves to recognize our lives as meaningful and to live happier.