PO Box 1216, Crestone, CO 81131 informedfinalchoices@gmail.com

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.

Copper art by Shahna Lax Benefits CEOLP

Talented Crestone artist Shahna Lax creates the copper
plaques that are placed on posts at the cremation site in
commemoration of those CEOLP has served. Shahna also
designs and produces beautiful handmade copper and cedar

candle settings and aromatic cedar memory boxes to honor
loved ones who have passed on.

Photo credit: momatiukeastcott.com (copyright)

When you purchase Shahna’s work through her Etsy site
and mention CEOLP in the comments box at checkout,
Shahna will generously donate 13 % to the Crestone End of
Life Project. If you live in the Crestone area and plan to
pick up your purchase rather than having it shipped, use the
coupon code PICKUP, to eliminate shipping charges.
Shahna also welcomes visits to her Crestone studio, Studio
Moresca, to view and purchase items in person. The same

Photo credit: momatiukeastcott.com (copyright)

13% donation applies to all copper art that sells for under
$1000 in her studio, including jewelry, mirrors, platters,
and made-to- order pieces. Please call ahead if you plan to
visit, and be sure to mention CEOLP.
(719) 256-5442

The annual CEOLP volunteers contemplative retreat

The annual CEOLP volunteers contemplative retreat will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 8am – 2:30 pm. RSVP at ceolp.info@gmail.com. This year’s theme: reflecting on our experience of the past ten years, as individuals and as a group. The transformation of ourselves as a community service organization and as individuals through service.

COMMUNITY INVITED: Open Community Celebration of Those We Have Served: Sunday, Feb. 4, from 3pm – 4:30 at the cremation site

For the past five years, members of the Crestone End of Life Project have held a contemplative retreat day at Dragon Mountain Temple, which is followed by a ceremony at the cremation site honoring each person we have served since CEOLP became a legal entity, as well as those who came before and set the precedent for open-air cremation in Crestone.

We invite friends and family members of those we have served to join us in celebrating their lives: sharing stories, music, poetry, tears and laughter. Call 719.588.7415 for more information.