It’s About Time Podcast – I’m Dying, How Are You?

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This week on our podcast, in an episode titled, “I’m Dying, How Are You?”, Catherine Hammond explores a fundamental challenge she has identified with estate planning over her 20 years guiding families through aging, disability and death and inspiring them to live their best lives. 

After helping people overcome procrastination and finally put their estate plans in place, the next biggest hurdle she has found for clients is the reluctance of many people to consider their own mortality.  

Maybe you can relate. Thinking about your death is unsettling. There is a part of us that really struggles to consider that one day we won’t be here anymore.  

“And mortality can be a gift.  It’s an invitation to truly live. Now, no matter what’s happening in your world that you may like, or you may not like, you have an invitation to truly live. Now.” Catherine Hammond, It’s About Time Podcast, Episode 3 

In this episode Catherine invites you to do the opposite of what feels natural: think about your death, at least generally for now. Consider the finite amount of time you have alive, even if it might feel uncomfortable. As you walk through this journey, on the other side of the initial discomfort we know you’ll find more clarity, direction, and freedom.

That’s because embracing your mortality, like a forest fire removing fallen fuel from the forest floor, clears the way to see what’s really most important to you. Would you continue that argument with your brother if you knew today was your last? Of course not. This clarity leads you to live your life paying attention to only those things that are most meaningful to you. It empowers you to lead a meaningful and purposeful life.  

“Facing our mortality helps us fall in love with being alive while we’re here. Isn’t that what we all really want, to be in love with life today?” Catherine Hammond, It’s About Time Podcast, Episode 3 

Most people would love to live their lives with more clarity, meaning and purpose. At Hammond Law Group, and for successful estate planning professionals everywhere, these questions are crucial. How can you plan a meaningful and purposeful legacy without being clear for yourself now? 

“Abundant life starts with holding this truth that our time on Earth is limited.” Catherine Hammond, It’s About Time Podcast, Episode 3


Podcast: It’s About Time 

Catherine Hammond brings wisdom, storytelling, and a new perspective to the tricky areas of life, blending her vast experience with families over thirty years as an estate attorney and her own deeply human story. She is no stranger to the ups and downs of real life, having navigated many personal challenges including her mother’s early-onset dementia when Catherine was still a teenager and her husband’s incurable cancer, as well as walking with thousands of families through some of the most difficult moments of their lives. Each It’s About Time episode will help you live bravely and fully in the ups and downs of your real life.

Listen to It’s About Time today to discover abundant life.

Author Bio

Catherine Hammond is the CEO and founder of Hammond Law Group, a Colorado-based estate planning law firm she founded in 2005. With a strong focus on protecting families from the legal consequences of disability and death, she creates comprehensive estate plans that minimize taxes, costs, and government interference.

A native of Denver, Catherine completed her undergraduate studies at Coe College in Iowa, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in 1993, concentrating on estate planning, tax, and mediation. Catherine is a member of various professional organizations, including WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Colorado Springs Estate Planning Council, and the Purposeful Planning Institute. Beyond her legal expertise, Catherine provides transformational coaching to support clients and their families through life transitions.

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