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Advance Care Directives

What I Learned Planning for the End

“Do you want us to buy you a burial plot?” The question from my parents caught me completely off-guard. I was in my 20s at the time—healthy, focused on my career, newly married, and looking forward to eventually having children. Dying and death were the furthest things from my mind.…
Christa Meland
October 16, 2020
Purposeful Living

The Paradox of Change

There’s something about soaking in the fullness of summer that invites a lull; the proverbial lazy hazy days of summer. Yet, given the ongoing pandemic restrictions, and the turbulence of sending the kids back to school (wherever and however that may be), many of us are experiencing that lull layered…
Christy Moe-Marek
September 9, 2020

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