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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.

Art of Difficult Conversations – Thank you! We Met Our Goal

Introducing a New Community Project

We are developing a conversation-focused, online tool that uses the arts to allow users to explore issues surrounding loss, grief, serious illness, and death and dying, and then teaches them how to have difficult conversations around those topics.

Our goal was to raise $8,000 to build this community for those struggling to have difficult conversations. Thanks to your support we look forward to introducing you to the Art of Difficult Conversations in 2022.

Thank you! We met our goal!


In Our Hearts

A mosaic reflects the beauty in what’s broken. It takes the shards of what was and transforms them into something vibrant and new.
Our lives are mosaics of loss, but loss can lead to growth, new insights and new beginnings. Our digital mosaic honors loved ones who’ve died and the lessons they taught us.
We also salute those who live with meaning and inspiration at any stage of life. Make a donation in a loved one’s memory.
Debbie Schmidt in honor/memory of Laura Petrofski, Allie Martin, Tom Tulien, Helen Jordan, Kathy Hagen, and all suffering from grief and loss.

Brian Engdahl in memory of Raina Eberly

Terrence Meersman in honor of Carmen De La Hoz

Randy Miranda in honor of Tyra Hughes

Allison DeCamillis, in honor of Deed & Tony DeCamillis and Jack & Sue Pratt

Carolyn Piepho, in memory of Joyce Kathleen Driscoll Rundle

Nick Koch, dedicated to all those who grieve loved ones

Patricia McMorrow, in memory of Michael Bischoff

Jodi Melsness, in memory of her mom, Jeanne Lundell

Norman and Andrea Cohen, in honor of Sam Stern & Cathy Wurzer

Johannes Allert, dedicated to Charles and Hazel Allert

Sam Stern, in honor of Cathy Wurzer

Cheryl Hagen, Dedicated to Gay Noble

Lori Williams, in honor of all our hospice patients and their loved ones

In honor of my beloved Grandmother who taught me through her actions the power of unconditional love!

In memory of George L Chavez, Jr.

Barb Reuter

Lou Sandler, Thinking of you and Lou... missing the chance to give you a hug.

Dennis Turner

Remembering John Bramming

Joyce Kathleen Rundle

Jim Davis of Bethesda, Maryland who passed in December from COVID-19

Father, Doug Knowlton (04/26/1943 - 04/01/2019) & loyal family dog, Koda (02/14/2008 - 03/14/2020)

Steve Lufkin

Chris Shepard

Edith Miller

Carmen De La Hoz

Julie Benson; In honor of Hospice & Palliative care teams who tirelessly serve those with serious illness and at the end of life.

Barbara Brown: In memory of Michael Mayer, beloved brother.

Elizabeth Coenen: In memory of John Duggan, MD.

Lisa Haefs: Dedicated to mom.

Christy Moe Marek: In memory of my soul sister Laura who continues to inspire me to keep a possibility mindset no matter what, and to share it with others!

Jodi Melsness: Dedicated to my mom, Jeanne.

Sharon Radd: In honor of Bruce Kramer.

Stacie Saunders: In honor of Mark Saunders.

Jan Selby: In memory of my wonderful dad.

Michael Broeker: In honor of George L. Chavez, Jr.

Georgie Wurzer: In memory of Richard Wurzer.

In Memory of: Rosemary Alley... who taught me not to fear death, but to live life.

Raina Eberly: In your memory. You, who during your long struggle, taught us so much on our journey with you.

Carmen showed those around her how to live through her courage and grace in dying.

With love, in honor of the wonderful work my friend Cathy is doing to make this world a better place.


Get the Care Package

You can get this Caregiver Care Package for yourself or send it to your favorite caregiver. The package includes:

  • A small notebook to keep track of important information
  • Reference materials for caregivers, including a checklist and a bookmark
  • A bracelet that says “caregiver”

The package is available for a suggested donation of $20. Click donate below to get yours! Be sure to include your shipping address or add a note with the address of the caregiver you want surprise with this gift.

Caregiver Burnout: What You Can Do

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This is part two in a two-part blog series. Following the free “Care for Caregivers” event we recently hosted alongside Pioneer PBS, we want to share some of the key parts of the rich discussion that followed the screening of the film “Caregiver: A Love Story,” which you can watch here.…

Caregiver Burnout: What You Should Know

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This is part one in a two-part blog series. Following the free “Care for Caregivers” event we recently hosted alongside Pioneer PBS, we want to share some of the key parts of the rich discussion that followed the screening of the film “Caregiver: A Love Story,” which you can watch…

‘Caregiver: A Love Story’ Screening and Discussion

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If you’re not a caregiver now, odds are good you will be soon. New research from AARP shows more than one in five adults—a total of 53 million Americans—are now unpaid family caregivers. End in Mind is thrilled to join Pioneer PBS and the Southwest Initiative Foundation, along with several…

Secondhand Loss: Grieving My Identity as a Sister (Guest Post)

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Jamie Korf (right) and her late brother, Aaron Christianson (left) Navigating grief after the loss of a loved one is a long, complex, and deeply personal journey. We're grateful that writer and editor Jamie Korf has given us a glimpse of hers. In this moving and heartfelt blog post, she…

Access Resources

Start your own conversations using this curated list of resources for you to use within your household. Go to the resource section.

Share Your Story

Do you have an End in Mind story? Share your story to inspire, inform, and lead others to take action. Tell us your story.

Get Involved

You can contribute to cultivating a culture where conversations about death and dying are normalized. See how you can get involved.