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End in Mind takes the universal experience of dying to help you re-imagine what it means to live fully at any stage of life.

Oasis 2020: Hope and Possibility

Watch a Replay of the Livestream to explore and honor the loss and grief we’ve experienced amid the pandemic and to look ahead to brighter days. This is our gift to you, after the crushing and confusing losses so many of us have suffered this year.

Artists such as Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Kao Kalia Yang, Craig Minowa, and Susana De Palma will join us, along with other special guests. It’s a night of music, poetry, performances, and conversation.

Living with purpose might not seem to be very important when someone is battling a serious illness. There are a lot of other things to think about, but our guest, Richard Leider, says having a purpose helps in sickness and certainly in health, in fact having a reason to get out of bed is a big boost to one’s physical and emotional health.

Join host Cathy Wurzer in a conversation with best selling author, motivational speaker and executive/life coach Richard Leider. Take notes. You’re going to learn something you can use in your own life.

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Wisdom from Losing a Loved One During the Pandemic

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CaringBridge CEO Liwanag Ojala As the CEO of CaringBridge—a platform that allows people to share health updates and rally around those facing serious illness—Liwanag Ojala gives advice to caregivers and patients all the time. But last fall, she experienced what it was like to navigate her own loss when her…

Resilience Expert Learns Firsthand: Laughter is the Best Medicine

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Jacquelyn Fletcher Johnson is a resilience expert who trains people in what she calls “the art of the return”—finding a sense of meaning and purpose after challenging times. But it wasn’t until she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2019 that she discovered one of the most important…

Gratitude: No Action Too Little or Too Late (Guest Post)

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Amy Gage, biking with her husband David Amid the post-holiday, mid-winter doldrums, as we wait with anticipation for longer days and warmer weather that sometimes feel like they’ll never come, we are excited to share a lovely reflection about gratitude. Amy Gage—director of neighborhood and community relations at the University…

5 Things to Celebrate in This Year of Pandemic

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“We as a collective have been so incredibly resilient through this time,” said Dr. Henry Emmons. As an integrative psychiatrist, noted author, and resilience expert, he knows what resilience looks like better than most anyone. At our recent virtual event, Oasis 2020: Hope and Possibility, Dr. Emmons shared five bright…

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