Death

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  Our guest this week is Shawn Kennedy who is the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Nursing. Shawn, along with her colleagues Diana Mason and Kristi Westphaln published an Opinion article in Newsweek about the effect of visiting policies in hospitals and nursing homes during the Covid pandemic. The restrictive visiting policies have sacrificed family-centered care and human connection to maintain safety, but these authors suggest that it is time to make […]

    Our guest this week is Darlene Domanik, co-author of the recently released children’s book “Everyone Dies and yes, it is normal” published by Vanitas Press, LLC. Given the unprecedented number of deaths related to Covid-19, children need a clear paradigm regarding why death happens. A review of other books for children that attempt to address this question often leaves the reader still wondering why death occurs. Everyone Dies does not shy away from […]

  Our guest this week is Lori Erickson, a well-known travel writer who after the death of her brother goes in search of information about the Grim Reaper. Lori Erickson is one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys and is an Episcopal deacon. She’s the author of the memoir Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God, which was a finalist for the 2017 Travel Book of the Year INDIES […]

Today’s podcast is in honor of my beloved older brother, Bradley Wurzel who was 67 when he died on Jan 9th. This podcast is emotional as I tell about what  I experienced and my family went through having a family member in the hospital and dying during Covid.  My brother did not have COVID. To listen to this heartbreaking discussion with Betsy on the loss of her brother, Bradley:    Click here to listen… Betsy Wurzel […]

  Mike Ward is a Detroit based singer and songwriter who writes about coming to terms with aging, loss, and death.  His most recent album, The Darkness, and the Light was released on 1/26/21. Mike and I talked about this new album and his perspectives on aging and loss and how this is expressed in his music. Join in and listen to this interview with Dr. Marianne Matzo and Mike Ward: Click here to listen… […]


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