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Cathy Wurzer

Advance Care Directives

Pondering the End

I'm a broadcaster. I rarely get to see, much less talk to my audience so it's never clear how my work affects them unless I get a thank- you message or hate mail.` At End in Mind, we try to follow up with people who attend our live community events…
Cathy Wurzer
August 28, 2019
End of Life Wisdom

The End IS in Mind

Death is a part of life. At End in Mind, we honor that simple fact but to be honest, it starts to feel a little different when death starts picking off people around you...a reminder that some day, you too will join the ranks of the dearly departed. I'm in…
Cathy Wurzer
August 17, 2019
Guest Blogs

A Summer of Change. A guest blog by Felicia Peterson

Note: Felicia Peterson was our summer intern from Macalester College's "MacNest" program.  The prologue was February 21st when I walked into a room full of strangers.  While I was excited to discover which startup I would devote ten weeks to, I felt overwhelmed trying to figure out which group would…
Cathy Wurzer
July 31, 2019
Healing Stories and Storytelling

The Perfection of Imperfection

My friend Michael and I were sitting alongside the Mississippi River in south Minneapolis recently when I witnessed the poignant beauty of imperfection, the hidden strength in what is broken. Photo from Michael Bischoff's CaringBridge page. This little piece of damp sand, where the water flows past, is a special…
Cathy Wurzer
July 5, 2019
Healing Stories and Storytelling

No Known Survivors

Memorial Day 2019 was the first for Fred Rathfelder at his new address. Fred, who I knew as Sigfried, was my Dad's cousin. Sigfried immigrated to the United States along with Erna Rathfelder, my aunt. Aunt and nephew left war torn Germany and wound up in Minnesota, both sponsored by…
Cathy Wurzer
May 28, 2019
Uncategorized

The Courage to be Real

At no time in our relationship has my physician told me that she feels it is a pleasure to care for me. Frankly, while I like her, I don't expect that kind of emotion from my deadpan doc and given that most physicians usually have only fifteen minutes to spend…
Cathy Wurzer
January 21, 2019
Uncategorized

What will they say about you?

The funeral, earlier this year, for the late President George H.W. Bush seemed to capture the essence of the man and led a newsroom colleague of mine to post this bit of advice on Twitter: Live your life as though your funeral service will be nationally televised.       I chuckled. That's…
Cathy Wurzer
December 26, 2018