Dr. Marianne Matzo is the host of Everyone Dies
Everyone Dies is a nonprofit that strives to: Educate the public about the processes associated with dying and death including the full range of choices available.
Empower the public regarding options and evidence-based information to help them guide their care and effectively communicate with their health care practitioners and family.
Normalize dying and reinforce that even though everyone dies, first we live and that every day we are alive is a gift.
Dating after the death of your Partner
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 on Easter Sunday Michael became engaged. In this podcast, we talk about dating after Janet’s death and how Michael sees love and life for his future.
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Who Takes Care of Nurses
Our show this week is pleased to share with you an interview with Jane Nelson, CEO of the Oklahoma Nurses Association since 2002. We talk about the challenges of providing support and work/life balance in nursing. 91% of nurses are women; in other professions, large numbers of women left their jobs during the pandemic to care for and home-school their children. Nurses, because of their essential role in health care were unable to do this which added additional stress to their lives.
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Mike Ward's Song about his Father
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. This week Mike and I talked about a song he wrote for his father called Wrestling with Ghosts. His father was relatively healthy until his death at age 95, but not without much loss and grief.
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This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Eli Pollard, the Executive Director at the World Parkinson Coalition. The Coalition convenes a World Parkinson’s Congress every three years to bring together patients, care partners, researchers, and health care practitioners to further the conversation regarding solving the puzzle of this disease. Eli brings her passion for her work and a great deal of information about Parkinson’s Disease to this interview.
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Grieving the loss of your wife
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. For contact information on this interview:
Grieving Your Child's Death
Calgary musician Allan Roy Wilson is our guest this week and talks about his new album. This work is the result of that two-year writing session that began in August 2018 is “I Just Want You to Come Home,” a 10-song CD Wilson penned in honor of his son, Josh, who died of cancer in 2000. You don’t want to miss this incredible discussion about loss and grief.
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