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Dancing with Life and Death

On New Year’s Day, I bid farewell to a dear friend – a beautiful, vibrant woman whom I’ve considered my soul sister since we first met more than 20 years ago. Though she lived 1,500 miles away, I was fortunate to be with her when she died, and to hold…
Christy Moe-Marek
January 29, 2019
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The Courage to be Real

At no time in our relationship has my physician told me that she feels it is a pleasure to care for me. Frankly, while I like her, I don't expect that kind of emotion from my deadpan doc and given that most physicians usually have only fifteen minutes to spend…
Cathy Wurzer
January 21, 2019
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What will they say about you?

The funeral, earlier this year, for the late President George H.W. Bush seemed to capture the essence of the man and led a newsroom colleague of mine to post this bit of advice on Twitter: Live your life as though your funeral service will be nationally televised.       I chuckled. That's…
Cathy Wurzer
December 26, 2018
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The Healing Experience

I remember the day my friend Bruce Kramer said something that puzzled me but in the years since his death have come to appreciate. Bruce Kramer. Dec. 17, 2012  Michael Bischoff and wife Jenny. Credit: CaringBridge website We were having a conversation about the dismal efforts, over many decades, to…
Cathy Wurzer
December 19, 2018
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New Name. New Look. New Beginnings.

In March of 2015, as my friend Bruce Kramer was dying, in making one final request, he asked me to look for the "ripples" in our work together.  After nearly five years of radio interviews and a book,  I couldn't see anything else to do until The Convenings was launched…
Cathy Wurzer
September 25, 2018