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Responding to the Nature of Change

I read somewhere recently that in the thick of COVID-19 uncertainty, we are collectively exercising an express lack of imagination if we rush too fast to try to make things go back to normal. As businesses and activities continue opening up and cases of the illness begin re-surging, it should…
Christy Moe-Marek
July 7, 2020
Artful Living and Dying

Unfinished Business

We are marking an unusual Fourth of July holiday this year. Blame the pandemic for the lack of big backyard barbecues, beach parties and fireworks displays. I was doing my morning radio show Friday, July 3rd, and listening to a Yale historian who was talking about America being "unfinished." This…
Cathy Wurzer
July 3, 2020
Purposeful Living

Hitting Pause

As a young reporter, I had a "portable" tape recorder that was heavy, about the size of a bread box, but it had fantastic audio quality. It had quirks including a sticky pause button. When you really needed to hit the pause button, there was a 50/50 chance it would…
Cathy Wurzer
June 23, 2020
Purposeful Living

Reflecting on the Turmoil

Just when we thought our COVID-19 entrenched world couldn’t feel more topsy-turvy, George Floyd died in a South Minneapolis street while in police custody. His death sparked peaceful protests and several nights of rioting not only in Minneapolis but across the county. His death has brought to the surface, yet…
Christy Moe-Marek
June 4, 2020
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