Psychologist Dan Gottlieb was recently told that he has about seven years to live.  What do you do with a number like that?

Dan wrote an essayfor The Huffington Post on living life in the face of death.

 "Once we experience the fragility of our lives, we realize how precious that life is. Knowing I might not see another summer, I can't tell you how much I am enjoying watching the colors on the trees and the squirrels and chipmunks playing on the ground. And I would guess that if I am lucky enough to see next summer, I will probably enjoy that even more because I will feel more gratitude that I still here."

He discussed his thoughts with WHYY's behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott, listen to their weekly conversation in the player above.