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Advance Care Directives

Wanna Talk?

You've read the news stories of sick people going into an ER, being admitted, and then dying of COVID-19. Hospitals are recommending people fill out advance care directives that can help doctors understand your preferences for health care if you can't talk for yourself. March 26th, 2020—Brooklyn, NY: Scenes from…
Christy Moe-Marek
May 21, 2020
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

Start with the End in Mind

There is a lot we can be doing with this time of COVID-19 stay at home orders and self isolation. There is spring cleaning inside, post-winter yard work outside, and countless TV and on-line series to catch up on.  Of course, all of this is possible when we’re not balancing…
Christy Moe-Marek
April 16, 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