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Cathy Wurzer

Purposeful Living

Thanks from and for the heart!

I was talking to a friend recently about our lives in this time of pandemic. It's clear that many people are at peak emotional saturation after weeks of being inundated with news of a deadly virus that continues to circulate in our midst. It's been difficult to watch vitriolic anger…
Cathy Wurzer
May 15, 2020
Artful Living and Dying

The Pandemic Playlist

My dear friend Bruce Kramer found solace in music as he lived his life with ALS. He was a wonderful musician and he had an amazing collection of playlists. One that was most poignant was simply titled "Sniffles" and he'd dip into it when he was feeling low. I'm finding…
Cathy Wurzer
April 21, 2020
Purposeful Living

A River’s Roaring Through It

The author somewhere in Montana. When I want to leave the world behind I don fishing waders and head to the Kinnickinnic River near River Falls Wisconsin, gingerly tip toe into the water, and do a little fly fishing. When I was first learning to fly fish, I thought my…
Cathy Wurzer
April 10, 2020
Purposeful Living

Impermanence Goes Viral

Congratulations! We made it through a stretch of several days that saw our lives change faster than the weather in Minnesota. The speed at which we saw the sports world go dark, schools and large scale events cancel, and the stock market plummet was stomach churning. Experts say our lives…
Cathy Wurzer
March 16, 2020
NewsPurposeful Living

#connecting2gether

We have an idea! Who’s with us on this!?! In a tumultuous and frightening week, I wrote about this moment in our lives and how it could serve as catalyst for change. I was thinking about the tenets of this organization, End in Mind Project. Our emphasis on honest conversations,…
Cathy Wurzer
March 13, 2020
Purposeful Living

Uncharted Waters

At my core, I'm a journalist. As a journalist, I have the great privilege and weighty responsibility to bear witness to and make sense of news events in our community and in our nation. Journalists, it's been said, write the first draft of history. Given the fast paced and anxiety…
Cathy Wurzer
March 12, 2020
Artful Living and Dying

These Shoes were made for Healing

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we recently asked readers to tell us how art has helped them navigate loss and grief and how painting, photography, writing, sculpture has led them to healing. We think art can be a powerful lens with which to look at our mortality and working…
Cathy Wurzer
March 3, 2020