Attorney Maria Anastas is spending a lot of time lately flying back and forth between her home in Los Angeles and her parents’ house in Phoenix, Arizona. With her father’s health rapidly declining, she’s juggling the needs of her clients with taking action on her father’s behalf, as her mother and her brother—who lives with their parents—handle dad’s everyday needs. In this episode, Maria talks about coming to terms with her father’s imminent death and how the process has rekindled past losses, the gratitude she feels for her tight-knit family, and why focusing on her own health has become a top priority.

Music: “Is That You or Are You You?” by Chris Zabriskie | Free Music Archive