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Advance Care Directives

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
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
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