Death Doula

    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 […]

Betsy Wurzel’s guest on Chatting with Betsy is Jenny Leigh Hodgins who is the founder of Creative Memorial Planning. Betsy and Jenny talk about alternatives and the importance of pre-planning the end of life.  This is not an easy subject to discuss and there are many emotions for the family. Jenny talks about how helpful it could be to have a Death Doula as apart of the end of life planning.  Now saying that it […]

  Betsy Wurzel’s Guest on Chatting with Betsy is Dr. Kori Novak, a renowned researcher, published author, and noted expert. Dr. Kori Novak is helping change the narrative around prison hospice and aging. Dr. Kori Novak has a deep passion for topics others would prefer to ignore — in part fueled by her own deeply personal experience — is driving both conversation and action to ensure that no one dies alone. To listen to this […]


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