End of Life Wisdom

As Twilight Closes In

There's a time when all of us will need to say goodbye to this world and to our loved ones. At End in Mind, we think this difficult but meaningful transition can be made a little easier if there is some clarity surrounding key decisions as life winds down. It…
Cathy Wurzer
October 7, 2019
Artful Living and DyingPurposeful Living

It’s About Time

I've been thinking a lot about time and what feels like a constant lack of it in my life. There is a lot to juggle between professional and personal obligations and projects not to mention navigating the usual pressures and stresses of life. I've been irritated and anxious of late,…
Cathy Wurzer
September 25, 2019
Advance Care Directives

Crucial Conversations

I smiled when this envelope arrived in the mail. I like being known as a “Conversation Starter.” That’s what we do at End in Mind. We start conversations, not only about how you hope the end of your life goes, but how you want to live your life, even when…
Cathy Wurzer
September 9, 2019
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 BlogsPurposeful Living

The Gift of Gratitude

“Wonderful work, dear lady!” the email from a past client’s family read. “Words cannot describe how grateful we are for the support you have given our family. Never doubt the importance of what you do. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” In my files at home, I keep a folder…
Christy Moe-Marek
August 6, 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
Grief and Grieving

“She Woke Up Well”

History is often considered a stale, boring subject filled with places, dates, and people. This is not true because despite the passage of time and regardless of who they were, where they came from, or what they did – at some level, we can identify with these people from the…
Johannes Allert
July 15, 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