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A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.

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

A gentle reminder

A gentle reminder of what can be so important in shared experience with those we love: https://orionmagazine.org/2020/01/audio-lay-of-the-land-origin-stories/

A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.

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. He and… Read More

As Vietnam Veterans Age, Hospices Aim to Meet Their Needs

In addition to high rates of disability and psychological issues, some vets facing the end of life are confronting long-suppressed memories of the traumas of war. When Brenda Hellrung’s husband, Timothy, a Vietnam veteran, needed a hospice program… Read More

Oct. 26: Film screenings

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways To Die In America, and Funeral Pyre. If you missed these two recently released HBO films, here’s a chance to view them for free, with discussion to follow. Starting at 3 p.m. at… Read More

CEOLP and End of Life Issues Featured in New HBO Films

In mid-August, two films related to end-of-life issues, directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill (of HBO’s “Axios”), were released by HBO Documentaries. The Crestone End of Life Project and the late Aliyah Alexander are the… Read More

An Oral History of CEOLP

How did the Crestone End of Life Project come to be? What was involved in getting it off the ground, and how does it work? A public informational event in Crestone in late April provided clear, articulate and… Read More

I Could Face My Own Mortality, but My Son’s Was Another Story

After my near-death experience, I lost my fear of death. I didn’t expect to feel so blindsided when my son got leukemia. Read More

LeaveLight Workshop To Be Offered Again

January 12th:  Overview of LeaveLight workshop will be offered October 12, 2019 End-of-Life Preparation Workshop Starts in January If you’ve been putting off your end-of-life preparation tasks, join us for an 8-week workshop called “LeaveLight: Rest in Peace… Read More

Green Burials

At the End of Life, Thinking Outside the Coffin: They offer lower costs, fewer chemicals and a quicker route to being reborn — in one sense, anyway. Read More