Medical Power of Attorney

What is a medical durable power of attorney? This is a person who you have designated to make decisions about your medical care if you are not able to do so. Why do I need a medical durable power of attorney? In some states, Colorado included, no one is automatically authorized to make medical decisions […]

Ever been to a death cafe?

One of the first thoughts that came up for me when I heard the term death café was “What the hell is on the menu?”  Turns out, not that type of café. The death café I attended was being hosted at the Tattered Cover Bookstore, one of the landmarks and cultural mainstays of Denver.  The […]

How shadowing a palliative care team got me thinking more about life than death

When Jean Kutner invited me to shadow her palliative care team over at University Hospital, I immediately jumped at the idea.  It sounded like a great opportunity to learn and it scared me –  two great reasons to say yes.  I also knew that I would have to make peace with my own discomfort with […]

Legacy Foundry Origin Story

Legacy Foundry Origin Story

Let’s talk about Fear What do you think about when you hear the word fear?  White knuckles and sweaty palms?  Sucking your thumb in the fetal position?   Our lizard brains give us two options in response to fear: fight or flight.  Our thinking brains have provided quite a bit of color to these options but […]

How do Millennials/GenX compare to Boomers when it comes to End of Life Wishes

How do Millennials/GenX compare to Boomers when it comes to End of Life Wishes

Legacy Foundry completed a survey of 50 people to understand what people have done to document and communicate their End of Life wishes.  Here are some of the key takeaways – 1. Boomers have lived through a parent passing, but most Millennials/GenX have not Based on their age this makes sense but it helped reinforce that […]