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Grief

I had never told my father I loved him until he lay dying half a world away, body wrecked with coronavirus.

Revised COVID Restrictions Affect CEOLP Cremation Ceremonies

Revised COVID Restrictions Affect CEOLP Cremation Ceremonies The recent revisions of COVID-19 restrictions have opened the possibility of the Crestone End of Life Project (CEOLP) once again offering cremation ceremonies, with adapted protocols. All cremations will be limited… Read More

Boom Time for Death Planning:

The coronavirus pandemic has drawn new business to start-ups that provide end-of-life services, from estate planning to a final tweet.

Cielo Azul offers natural burial for local pets

Death comes for us all, including beloved animals whose lives often seem tragically short compared to ours. With a vision of offering pet parents a tranquil, natural spot to honor their beloved cats and dogs, volunteers created Crestone’s… Read More

My Grandmother’s Last Days Were in Our Living Room: The small blessing of quarantine is that we were all together.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/opinion/coronavirus-hospice-home-death.html?referringSource=articleShare

Covid-19 Related Articles

Please visit this link for our 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic Articles under “Recommended Reading and Viewing“.

BJ Miller, MD, a hospice and  palliative medicine physician

BJ Miller, MD, a hospice and  palliative medicine physician and former director of the Zen Hospice in San Francisco, has recently published A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death. Miller and… Read More

What I Learned Photographing Death

Documenting the final moments between critically ill children and their families helped me come to terms with my cancer diagnosis. Read More Here