Grieving

  We have met Michael in previous interviews when he talked about caring for his wife with Huntington’s. Janet, his wife, died 1/10/21 and since then Michael has moved and started a new job. Join us for a discussion about this post-caretaker stage of Michael’s life.  We hope you benefit and learn something new from this interview. To listen to this powerful interview on the loss of a loved one with Dr. Marianne Matzo and […]

    Glenn Rifkin is a veteran journalist and author who has been a regular contributor to the New York Times for nearly 30 years. His newest book is Future Forward: Leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Media Empire.  In addition to his business writings, Glenn has also written obituaries for The New York Times for the last ten years. I hope you enjoy this fascinating […]

  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 […]

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 […]

Betsy Wurzel’s Guest on Chatting with Betsy is Marcia Burr, an Advocate, and an expert on being a Dementia Caregiver. The discussion is on the Life Raft, COVID and Caregiving, and grieving during holidays. What has the Life Raft been up to during the Pandemic?  Grieving during the holidays can be so painful, listen to how Marcia speaks about grieving. How did the motto “Refuse to Sink” come to be?  These questions and more are […]


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