Death Binder

13: What’s in a Death Binder?

Jan. 5, 2022

Just what kinds of things would be useful to the people we'll leave behind when we die? What decisions need to be made? What goes into a "Death Binder"?

12: Lessons for Living and Dying Well

Dec. 23, 2021

Presenting three books with lessons learned from the dying on how to live (and die) well: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying - Bronnie Ware The Four Things That Matter Most - Ira Byock When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kala…

Interview End Of Life Doula

11: From Death Phobic to Death Doula

Dec. 7, 2021

Karen Reppen describes herself as being once "the most death phobic person on the planet." Now she's on the board of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) and an advocate for death education. In this interview, she …

Guest: Karen Reppen

10: Holidays Can Be Complicated

Nov. 24, 2021

Logistics are not the only things that complicate death. The holidays can be an emotional time. Here are five ways to help take care of the emotional side of the impact your death will have on those you love.

9: What is a Good Death?

Nov. 9, 2021

We often refer to the idea of a "good death" without really digging in to what that means for us. But being clear about it is critical when it comes to completing an Advance Care Directive.


Oct. 27, 2021

Samhain. Halloween. All Saints Day. All Souls Day. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).   All of these holidays are about the connection between the living and the dead. And they all present the dead in different ways. Ta…

Interview Legal

7: An Estate Lawyer Teaches Me Things

Oct. 12, 2021

Have questions about estate planning? Listen in on my first conversation with an estate lawyer, Kathleen Hunt. I ask basic questions and learn so much!

Guest: Kathleen Hunt

6: Ashes to Ashes... and More

Sept. 14, 2021

What can be done with cremated remains? So many things!

For Caregivers Interview

5: Hospice - Edwina Moldover Interview

Sept. 7, 2021

"Hospice is not giving up." Retired hospice nurse Edwina Moldover clears up misconceptions about hospice and says that the biggest mistake we make is not accessing hospice earlier.

4: The Value of Physical Stuff

Aug. 19, 2021

When we die, we'll leave behind a lot of physical stuff. How should we think about the value of that stuff? And how can we make it easier for our loved ones to distribute it after we're gone?

3: After the First Days - Your Will

July 15, 2021

What can a Will convey - and when is it not enough? Discussed in this episode: Wills Estate Planning with a lawyer Time and costs of Probate Court Thresholds for automatic Probate Beneficiary Designations Interview w/…

Guest: Miguel Torres

2: In the First Days of Your Death

July 1, 2021

Notes on what decisions will need to be made by your loved ones in the first few days after your death.   In this episode: Final disposition Finances Obituary Social media

1: Urgent Needs in the First Hours

July 1, 2021

If you were to get into an accident, what would your loved ones need to know right away? This episode introduces Dying Kindness, and walks through some practical notes on what you should have prepared for the first few hour…