Ep. 139 The One Question You Need to Answer to Jumpstart Your EOL Planning

Learn how answering just one question can simplify your decision-making process for end-of-life planning. In this episode I’ll share how one simple question helped clarify my Mom’s end-of-life wishes and why I recommend starting there to put your… Read More

Ep. 136 Art and Conversations About Death with Molly Stuart

Learn about Molly’s innovative workshops on end-of-life planning that utilize art projects to inspire deep conversations. In this episode I share an interview with Molly Stuart who is a lawyer, artist, chaplain and hospice volunteer. She teaches a… Read More

Ep. 135 How to Practice Minimalism at the End of Life

Learn how a minimalist lifestyle can help you find more joy and meaning as you approach the later days of life. In this episode I share my thoughts on why the minimalist lifestyle could help us avoid excessive… Read More

Ep. 109 Twenty Years of “Dying Well” – A Conversation with Ira Byock, MD

Learn from palliative care thought leader Dr. Ira Byock how end-of-life care has changed over the past 2 decades since his book “Dying Well” was published. In this episode I share a recent interview with Dr. Ira Byock… Read More

Ep. 105 Choosing the Right Healthcare Proxy

Learn how to make the best choice for an advocate for your end-of-life wishes. In this episode I discuss the importance of choosing the right person to be your healthcare advocate. This might be the most important decision you… Read More

Ep. 81 Let’s Talk About It: The Conversation Project with Dr. Jessica McCannon

Find out how The Conversation Project is helping families talk about planning ahead for the end of life. In this episode we’ll hear about the work of  The Conversation Project from an advisor to the organization, ICU physician Dr. Jessica… Read More

Ep. 79 The Death-Positive Mindset: How to Create and Share It

The term “death-positive” is everywhere these days. But what does it mean and how do we spread this mindset through our society? In this episode I’ll share thoughts from a recent blog post about how to make sure… Read More

SPECIAL EPISODE: Extreme Measures in the ICU with Dr. Jessica Zitter

Learn how ICU and Palliative Care Physician Dr. Jessica Zitter is changing the culture of critical care medicine in America.   My guest Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, is committed to changing the current paradigm of end-of-life medical decision-making…. Read More

Ep. 78 Change Happens: How to be Prepared for the Ultimate Transition

What does it take to be ready and at peace when you reach the end of life? Here are some thoughts on how to prepare.   In this episode we’ll take a look at what you need to… Read More

Ep. 77 Managing Family Conflict at the End of Life

What do you do when a family (your own or a patient’s) is crumbling due to unhealed resentments and irreconcilable differences? Find out now.   In today’s episode I’ll share my best tips for helping families move through… Read More

Ep. 75 Perfect Your Paperwork: Mistakes to Avoid in Your End-of-Life Planning

It’s not enough to get your paperwork done … make sure it’s done right! In this episode we’ll look at several common mistakes people make when doing their advance directives–mistakes that could make it more difficult for their… Read More

Ep. 57 September End-of-Month Update and film Extremis

  In today’s episode Dr. Wyatt thanks 3 new supporters on Patreon.com/eolu: Joan Roellchen-Pfohl, RN Martha Johnson – author of the upcoming book “Take Charge of the Rest of Your Life”; learn more at http://www.meetmarthajohnson.com Marggie Hatala –… Read More