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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.

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January 2019 Events

January 12th: 

Rest in Peace Before You Die:
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 Before You Die,” offered in Crestone each Saturday from Jan. 26 to March 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

Led by Crestone resident Marcella Friel, LeaveLight provides group support, homework, and personal accountability to help you complete the practical, interpersonal, and spiritual tasks connected to your end-of-life planning. You’ll be as prepared as possible to leave this life with peace of mind, with minimal burden to your loved ones.

An introductory event is set for Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Crestone Baptist Church fellowship hall. Check the January Eagle for more details. LeaveLight is sponsored by the Crestone End of Life Project’s educational outreach arm, Informed Final Choices.

Tuition is $40 for the full program. For more information, contact Marcella at marcellafriel@yahoo.com.

Green Burials

They offer lower costs, fewer chemicals and a quicker route to being reborn — in one sense, anyway.

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When the Hospice Care System Fails

Your father was gasping for breath. The hospice care providers had not yet trained you in how to respond. So you called 911.

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Yom Kippur

A Dress Rehearsal for Our Deaths: Yom Kippur asks us to look our mortality in the face. Can we sustain the stare?

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