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CaringBridge

CaringBridge: Your free CaringBridge website has all the tools you need to keep your family and friends updated during a difficult time. A CaringBridge website provides all the information your family and friends need so they can give you all… Read More

Write Your Own Obit

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/well/write-your-own-obit.html Far from seeming narcissistic, undertaking a self-obituary can be a form of summation and of caregiving for those who may be in need of direction after we are gone.

A beautiful 8-minute video about death doula Alua Arthur.

A beautiful 8-minute video about death doula Alua Arthur, who helps people prepare for death physically, mentally, and spiritually.

A new book by Caitlin Doughty, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, includes an entire chapter on CEOLP.

“The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with ‘dignity.’ Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures… Read More

“The Symptoms of Dying”

This New York Times article explains the common end-of-life symptoms. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/well/live/the-symptoms-of-dying.html

Life Cycles—Yizkor memorial candle settings by artist Shahna Lax

Chaim, the Hebrew word for “Life,” is structured in the form of a double plural. Just like yadaim, “hands,” and oznaim, “ears.” (And yes, mayim, “water,” has the same form). The single word for LIFE carries an intrinsic… Read More

Informed Final Choices and Crestone End of Life Project Accomplishments for 2016

Photo by Ted Tevye

Both organizations received Saguache County Sales Tax Grants: IFC was awarded $2500 towards creating a new website (this one), and CEOLP was awarded $1000 for maintaining and improving the cremation site. Hosted two Death Cafes Sponsored three public… Read More

Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.

For a broader understanding of what is involved in implementing ‘death with dignity’ laws, read the following article that appeared in the New York Times: “Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.” by Paula Span for… Read More

Governor Hickenlooper signs Colorado’s ‘Medical-Aid-In Dying’ Bill

An update on the End of Life Options Act in Colorado (Proposition 106): December 16, 2016. Colorado has become the sixth state to allow terminally ill adults with six months or fewer to live and suffering unbearable the… Read More