At our Collective, we embrace the knowledge that it takes a village to invite awareness, shift paradigms, and promote new ideas. We are a Collective because we know that the combined vision, voice and efforts of many carries far greater than that of just one. With admiration and respect, we would like to acknowledge the local individuals, groups and organizations that have worked hard to raise our education and consciousness around death, loss, grief, and gratitude.
The Village in Asheville, NC:
The Village in Boulder, CO:
- Grief Support Network
- Living and Dying Consciously Project
- Practically Dying
- Radiant Living Luminous Dying
- Natural Transitions
- The Iris Project
- Conscious Dying Institute
- Advanced Healthcare Directives Guidance with Reva Tift
- Hospices are wonderful organizations that serve individuals with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Individuals do not need to be actively dying to seek the help of hospice. Some individuals do better and even leave hospice. We recommend engaging their fabulous services sooner than later. Local hospices we have worked with are TruCare Hospice and Agape.
Making Decisions: Statewide and National Resources
The Conversation Project: Helps start the conversation about end of life including how to choose a proxy.
Advanced Care Planning: What it is, what it entails, and the decisions that need to be made before getting ill or incapacitated.
Good End of Life: A super simple site offering free worksheets to work on advanced care planning (or advanced directives).
Colorado Advanced Directives: An excellent resource site offering information on advanced directives particular to the state of Colorado. If you live in another state, please check your state laws about Advanced Directives.
Colorado End of Life Options Act: (Prop 106) Passed in 2016, this act is more complicated than it may seem. Please explore the link for further information.
Did you know that in the state of Colorado, residents can be their own funeral directors for their loved one's memorial? Please check these local and national resources for more information.
Natural Transitions: A magazine and resource to green and holistic approaches to end of life.
National Home Funeral Alliance: Educates and empowers families who want to care for their own dead. Connects families with resources to "promote environmentally sound and culturally nurturing death practices".