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CEOLC Affiliate Members Offer End-of-Life Products & Services
Affiliate Members of the Colorado End-of-Life Collaborative (CEOLC) are vetted businesses, companies, professionals & nonprofit organizations in the state of Colorado that offer end-of-life products & services (other than those of an end-of-life doula) & embrace a similar vision and mission to that of the CEOLC.
Labyrinth of the Heart Center, LLCLabyrinth of the Heart Center, LLCContact Name: Dianna Vagianos Armentrout
The Labyrinth of the Heart Center, LLC was created to support families going through pregnancy and infant loss and grief in order to honor our dead and our journeys with them in unity and love. Classes are offered to support families by learning appropriate communication skills around death, using ritual and creative arts for healing, and strengthening networks and communities. Writing classes are offered to individuals who are seeking a modality to express grief and honor loved ones. Motherhood includes all of our losses at the Center. We honor each other through compassion, and work with the ancestors who have also lost pregnancies and babies from the beginning of humanity. All are welcome at our table.
Dianna’s pregnancy with her daughter, Mary Rose, who died an hour after birth of trisomy 18, changed her life completely. Dianna wishes to change the cultural fear of death and social awkwardness around the bereaved by educating others to be present and open to the natural process of death. Miscarriage rates and infant death rates are high in our country, yet little support is available to families over the years.
She has written a poetry collection and novel and is in the process of seeking publication for both manuscripts. Find her poems, short fiction and essays online and on her YouTube channel.
My baby is dead. For five months of my pregnancy I knew that my daughter, Mary Rose, would die, though I did not know when she would die. What surprises me most is that I am alive. I am alive after the heartache of knowing about her condition, alive after holding her still body in my arms moments after her birth. Afterpains came with empty arms, as did my baby’s milk. Those months of pregnancy with the knowledge that our baby had trisomy 18 felt like a million years of sadness. . . During my pregnancy I did not find much to comfort me. I am writing the book that I wish I could have read when I was pregnant with my daughter. . .
I see life as spiritual path. I can only make sense of Mary Rose’s life if I look at it from a distance. I put myself in the context of my grandmothers and great-grandmothers. Women have been burying their children since the beginning of time. I am one woman who has walked this searing path of pain. Yet somewhere inside our hearts we have the strength to carry on, not to move on, as some would want us to do. We can continue our lives taking our babies with us. Our arms are empty, but our hearts are full. The love we have for our children, living or dead, grows. I do not believe in a final good-bye.
Excerpt from Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart: A Journey of Pregnancy, Grief and Newborn Death ©2016 White Flowers Press
Dianna is a writer, teacher, workshop facilitator and finder of joy. Join her on a journey of joyous grief.
Walking Through Pregnancy and Infant Loss – https://www.diannavagianos.com/infant-pregnancy-loss
Holding our Loved Ones who Died during the Holiday Season – https://www.diannavagianos.com/bookings-checkout/holiday-retreat-and-writing-class
Joyous Grief: Finding Beauty and Hope in a Broken World – https://www.diannavagianos.com/bookings-checkout/joyous-grief-1
The Mothership: Navigating the Complexities of Motherhood through Writing – https://www.diannavagianos.com/bookings-checkout/the-mothership-1
Writing in the Garden: Meditations on the Natural World – https://www.diannavagianos.com/bookings-checkout/writing-in-the-garden-1
Grief – https://www.diannavagianos.com/product-page/grief-consulting
Intuitive – https://www.diannavagianos.com/product-page/90-min-intuitive-consulting
Dianna Vagianos Armentrout offers workshops and classes on grief and loss. Her class on Pregnancy and Infant Loss is modeled after her book Walking the Labyrinth of Heart: A Journey of Pregnancy, Grief and Newborn Death which details her pregnancy and grief journey of receiving a life-limiting diagnosis for her unborn baby mid-pregnancy. Her book has helped people let go of their loved ones at the end of their life, including Kirsty Reyes who said Dianna’s words helped her take care of her mother who was dying of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Additionally, Dianna teaches poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction. She has spoken to many audiences on poetry and other topics related to creative arts in her career. She currently has classes on grief, motherhood and gardening open on her website http://www.diannavagianos.com.
P.O. Box 621076 Littleton Colorado 80127 United States
Map Your Care: Illness & Grief Counseling, LLCMap Your Care: Illness & Grief Counseling, LLCContact Name: Bonnie Herrmann, LCSW
Map Your Care: Illness & Grief Counseling offers a full range of counseling services to help you soften your fears and live your best life. From the first rumbling of thoughts about your health through the end of your life and beyond, I can help you map out what’s important to you as you move through life and help provide support to your family along the way.
Through my private practice, I provide licensed counseling services to individuals and families. I offer in-home counseling in the Denver Metro/Front Range for those who are have mobility challenges and offer virtual counseling for Colorado residents. I focus on illness, caregiving, end of life and grief and pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, nature therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. Drawing on 10 years of experience as a clinical social worker in oncology, hospice, palliative care and in a care facility setting, I can help you understand your options as you navigate an illness or end of life in the context of your individual needs and resources.
Through counseling I can help you:
-Explore long seeded fears around illness and dying
-Improve your communication with loved ones and your healthcare team
-Develop coping strategies for managing chronic pain and chronic illness
-Document your health care wishes and feel confident in advocating for them
-Create personal and meaningful legacy work to celebrate your life
-Understand your end of life options, including Medical Aid in Dying and final disposition
-Continue to move through life while honoring your grief
-Draw from the cycles of nature to hold space for both joy and sorrow
-Process your cancer journey and explore survivorship struggles, like fear of recurrence
-Develop coping strategies to sustain you and bring meaning to your caregiving experience
Degrees & Certifications:
-Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 2016
-Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) 2013
-Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) 2011
-Advanced Clinical Hospice & Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW) 2020
I am currently out of network with all insurance policies but will be accepting Medicare soon. I aim to make my services available to a wide audience and am happy to offer sliding scale rates.
Front range (in person), Colorado (virtual) Colorado
Dear DeparturesDear DeparturesContact Name: Tawnya Musser, Founder
Tawnya is a Home Funeral Guide, Life-Cycle Celebrant & Grief Companion. She offers home funeral education and support, custom ceremonies across the life-cycle with an emphasis in death and dying, and bereavement support.
Home funerals are when the bereaved choose to tend to the decedent themselves and/or hold a home vigil/viewing/wake with the decedent in the privacy of their own home or space. Home funerals are legal in all fifty states. See Dear Departures’ FAQ page for more information.
As a Life-Cycle Celebrant specializing in funerals, memorials, celebrations-of-life, graveside services, ash-scatterings, pregnancy and infant loss ceremonies, memorial dedications, virtual ceremonies, and more, Tawnya is strongly suited to tell authentic stories.
Living funerals are events where, when someone is nearing the end-of-life, they become the guest of honor at their own exit-party! More and more people are coming around the idea that, rather than have everyone sit around and tell stories about how great you were after you’re gone, it’s a much richer experience to be a part of that conversation while you’re still alive!
She strives to convey legacies with candor, tact, and grace.
Living Funerals are also an opportunity for the dying person to share with others what an impact those people have made on their life.
She offers ceremonies for those whose relationship with the dead was complicated, especially when trauma is a part the survivors’ past with the dead. It is critical to acknowledge the gravity of the situation in a way that gives voice to the survivors’ pain, by staying true to the narrative. Humans are fallible, after all.
“Do-over” memorials are for those who either never had a meaningful memorial for a loved one at all, or, if the one they did have was unsatisfactory. Whether your loved one has been gone for a year, or a decade, it’s never too late to create a meaningful tribute. This process can be therapeutic, especially as it relates to our past culture around miscarriages and/or infant deaths that weren’t given the acknowledgment that they deserved.
Tawnya also offers guidance in eulogy writing, as well as in crafting your own obituary! Obituaries don’t have to be simple timelines of events. They can be fun, witty, reverent, and lush! One need not be dying to start writing an obituary. Getting a head start means that when the inevitable happens, (be it tomorrow or years from now,) the things that are important to YOU about your life’s story have been highlighted!
Additionally, she offers pet-honoring ceremonies before, during, or after a pet death.
She’s even crafted send-offs for non-living beloveds, like vehicles lost to accidents, and homes lost to fire.
The sky is the limit in how we acknowledge and honor our grief!
“The event was beautiful! Tawnya over delivered! I got numerous compliments from attendees. I felt her compassion and empathy from beginning to end. She had great attention to detail. All of this taken together will ensure that I recommend her to someone else.” -Janet C., Memorial Client
“Tawnya was very personable. Her expertise made the service extra special. I wouldn’t change a thing.” -Agaitha B. Memorial Client
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
- Life-Cycle Celebrant Certificate, Specializing in Funerals, Celebrant Foundation & Institute
- Bereaved Sibling Support Group Facilitator
- Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Certificate (plus the advanced course), Institute of Birth Breath & Death
- Sacred Passage Guide Certificate, Conscious Dying Institute
- Board of Directors, National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA)
- National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) Member
- Denver Hospice Volunteer
- Shifting Deathcare: Tool for a New Paradigm, Going With Grace
- Trauma Informed Death Work, Narinder Bazen
- Bachelors of Science in Human Services/Counseling & Mental Health, Metro State College of Denver
Tawnya offers presentations and workshops on topics that include but are not limited to:
- Home Funerals & Community Death Care (law, logistics, ritual, & more)
- Medical Aid in Dying
- Voluntary Stopping of Eating & Drinking
- Eulogy & Obituary Writing
- Eco-Friendly Options in Death
- Grief in the Workplace
- Disenfranchised Grief
- Suicidal Ideation
Have a special request? Tawnya is happy to custom craft and/or co-create presentations and workshops on just about any topic in the death, dying, and grief space. Feel free reach out to share your ideas & requests!
Serving the Front Range PO Box 472462 Aurora CO 80047
Rocky Mountain Life-Cycle CelebrantsRocky Mountain Life-Cycle CelebrantsCelebrant Foundation & InstituteContact Name: Ben Martin
Certified Life-Cycle Celebrants® are individuals who understand how ceremony, storytelling, and ritual can vitally serve, as conscious aspects, in our lives; they also recognize that our society is awakening to this fact. Certified Celebrants, educated through the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, have coupled their passion for ceremony with rigorous training in faith traditions, mythology, and the art of ceremonial writing and speaking.
Regardless of whether a ceremony originates from a secular, spiritual or religious point of view, Celebrants collect gems of information from their clients, collaboratively design the structure of the celebration, and then craft a personalized ceremony to uplift, inspire and deepen the meaning of the moment.
Celebrants are Ceremony Specialists. They have studied the history, theory, principles and concepts of ritual – the foundational tools that make for a significant event. Celebrants are also savvy questioners. They take great care and time with their clients during the interview process. As a result, this shared experience brings forth the story (the hallmark of a Celebrant Ceremony), builds rapport, and grounds a sense of trust in the ceremony’s development. This first-hand level of attention is a distinctive feature that Certified Life-Cycle Celebrants bring to the creative table of ceremony making.
Ceremonies Across the Life Cycle
- Ceremonies for Families & Children
- Healing & Transitions
- Rites of Passage / Milestone Moments
- Celebration of Life
- Living Memorials
- Pet Funerals / Memorials
- LGBTQ+ Ceremonies Across the Life Cycle
- LGBTQ+ End of Life
- LGBTQ+ Weddings
- Elopement / Vow Renewal
Denver Colorado United States
Feldman MortuaryFeldman MortuaryDirector of Pre-PlanningContact Name: Jamie Sarche
Every funeral service should reflect the unique individual being remembered. At Feldman’s, we celebrate these special lives with meaningful services and appropriate arrangements that respect the customs and traditions of the diverse Denver communities we serve.
Feldman’s is built on the belief that honoring and remembering your loved ones is a unique and individual experience. We listen to and respect the wishes of our families and are here to help you create a memorial, funeral or celebration of life that reflects and honors the wishes of your loved one. Comforting the bereaved and caring for your loved one is our greatest privilege.
My calling is helping people be less afraid of death. By helping them to provide their loved ones with a planned and funded funeral or memorial service, they create a path for bereavement, long before it’s need. Truly, I help people live a better, more meaningful life.
A seasoned speaker, I bring deep experience in death care to a broad range of audiences around the country, sharing insights and approaches on how to have those difficult conversations and how to address sensitive issues. Extending well beyond death and dying, my message resonates across industries and individuals, bridging my passion to demystify death while enlightening communicators on overcoming challenging conversations.
1673 York Denver Colorado 80206
Colorado Burial Preserve & Cremation GardenColorado Burial Preserve & Cremation GardenContact Name: Emily Miller
Colorado Burial Preserve & Cremation Garden in Florence is the first cemetery in the state dedicated to conservation. Instead of the manicured sod and tight rows at a conventional cemetery, the Preserve is 65 acres of natural prairie-pinyon habitat. After a burial, the soil is amended and seeded with adapted native perennials to help combat invasive weeds. This proactive treatment improves the quality of forage and habitat for countless native and migratory birds, animals and pollinator insects. Families of the deceased find comfort knowing that the body can return to the earth in the natural way, and new life is enriched throughout our ecosystem as a result.
Colorado Burial Preserve, Ltd. was founded in 2020 in response to growing demand in the community for a wild final resting place. Development and Green Burial Council certification involved an Environmental Impact Analysis to thoroughly evaluate the baseline ecological conditions at the Preserve. As a certified Natural Burial Grounds, CBP permits only unembalmed remains to be buried in biodegradable caskets or shrouds. The burial gardens, which consist of both full body and cremation graves, are designed with extra-large spaces. This way, funeral services need not destroy the existing native vegetation or other unique features of the landscape. Options for memorial markers blend with the natural environment.
The first six burial gardens are available now for prearrangement and immediate need. Private tours of the Preserve are now available by appointment, and development continues on hiking trails, an outdoor service chapel, and a sustainably-built, off-grid restroom facility. When finished, the Preserve will be a public resource for nature enrichment, promoting awareness of our interconnected ecosystem, as well as a peaceful and beautiful location to establish the legacy of a family cemetery plot.
CBP Owner and founder Emily B. Miller, CMSP, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She stepped away from a career in conventional funeral home management to become a leader in conservation burial in Colorado. Inspired by this history in funeral service, Emily envisions the Preserve as a catalyst for reclaiming burial rituals and climate-conscious end-of-life education.
7997 CO-67 PO Box 667 Florence Colorado 81226
Grief Recovery with LaurieGrief Recovery with LaurieContact Name: Laurie Freeman
Grief is the normal and natural emotional reaction to any change that has impacted a life.
Often people buy-in to the myths about grief. It is not unusual, after a loss, that there are many things that must be done. Often people decide that they “must be strong” for all those around them and suppress their own feelings of pain and loss, so that they can be there for others. Some people feel that the best way to handle their personal loss is to “keep busy” with work or other endeavors, rather than taking time to go through the grief process. I believe unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people’s lives. As someone who has endured losses, I have learned the problem with grief is that if you fail to take action to deal with your personal emotional pain, and instead suppress it, it waits deep inside to haunt you later.
Successful recovery from loss involves sorting out the things that were incomplete and putting voice to those things we wish might have been different or better. It also involves dealing with the dreams and expectations of a different future than what is being faced after that loss. This is the foundation for the Grief Recovery Method. Coming through my experience, I felt a calling to help others who have endured losses and help them and myself heal and lead happy lives.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain… ~Vivian Greene
- One on One Grief Recovery Coaching
- Grief Recovery Groups – 6-8 members
- Suicide Loss Support Groups
- Life and Wellness Coaching
- 2017 Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
- 2017 Suicide Bereavement Support Group Facilitator
- 2017 QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program
- 2018 Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss
- 2018 Working Minds – Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
- 2019 Certified Integrative and Wellness Life Coach
5401 South Prince St #105 Littleton Colorado 80120
Skipton Law, LLCSkipton Law, LLCContact Name: Skipton Reynolds
We specialize in Estate Planning & Elder Law. We are a member of Lawyers with Purpose. A national organization for attorneys practicing in estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, asset protection & Special Needs planning.
Why I Do What I Do
I believe that Estate Planning is here to give you control over who is in charge of taking care of you and control over how you take care of your family after you are gone. Without proper planning you can lose control and your family will not be able to take care of you as easily, or you will not leave your estate for the benefit of your family according to your wishes.
I had an experience in my own family where during a crisis, we lost control over where my grandmother was going to receive care. This caused my grandparents in their last years to be separated by a long distance after more than 60 years of marriage. I believe that my grandparents have drawn me into the field of estate planning and elder law to affect the lives of my clients so that they can have a different experience at the end of their lives than my grandparents did.
I place a special emphasis on protecting the assets of aging loved ones and educating families about complicated laws and the best options available to them. I am passionate about helping others preserve their money, avoid probate, and achieve lifetime estate planning goals.
I started my post-law school career working for a large financial company helping financial planners with advanced estate planning and tax planning. I utilize this financial services experience to bring a different perspective to my estate planning and elder law clients. My number one priority is to educate and empower clients to make the best decision for them and their family; there is no one way to do things. I strive to give clients options and let them choose which direction they want to go.
I like to say, “If you don’t ask yourself the right questions, you never get the right answer for you and your family.”
Skip was born and raised Aurora, Colorado, graduating from Smoky Hill High School. He graduated from the University of Kansas after being on the swimming team there for four years. Skip has an MBA and his law degree from the University of Wyoming. Skip is married to Erin and they have two vibrant young boys Braden and Kade.
Skip Reynolds is passionate about educating families so that they have more information to make better decisions regarding their estate planning. He believes that with more knowledge families can have more choices, control, and protections both during and after life to take care of themselves and their loved ones.
As a seasoned speaker, Skip offers bi-monthly informational workshops (in-person & Zoom) surrounding estate planning topics such as Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, Asset Protection and Medicaid asset protection planning.
Skip is also available and has done numerous small, private educational workshops for families, small groups, small companies and professionals such as realtors, financial planners and CPA’s.
Skip is the former host of The Estate Planning and Elder Law Hour which ran for four years on a local radio station.
2 Inverness Dr E, Suite 102 Englewood CO 80112
The Natural FuneralThe Natural FuneralManaging PartnerContact Name: Karen van Vuuren
Mission and Vision statements
Our mission is to provide natural death care choices to families in alignment with their values potentially transforming their journey of loss into meaning and healing.
Our vision is to reimagine funeral service as a holistic offering that emphasizes ecological choice and healing ceremony in response to loss.
It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
We light the way for our families to find meaning and hope in the face of grief and loss. We have sponsored community educational events around grief and advanced planning including storytelling and writing workshops. We host an annual remembrance evening Light From Our Hearts with music, the spoken word and a name reading of our departed loved ones which is a gift to our community.
The Natural Funeral is an award-winning holistic funeral home specializing in natural Reverent Body Care™, eco cremation called water cremation or alkaline hydrolysis, and green burial. We also offer conventional flame cremation and visitations and vigils in our beautiful pine chapel. We are a full service funeral home serving the Boulder/Denver Metro area and beyond. Read our google testimonials to learn what our customers say about our high quality, personalized service.
The Natural Funeral also offers locally sourced, artist-made urns and caskets.
Karen van Vuuren has directed two award-winning educational films – Dying Wish – dyingwishmedia.com (about voluntary stopping of eating and drinking at end stage illness) and Go in Peace goinpeacefilm.org (about veterans end of life care). For more than ten years, Karen was editor of Natural Transitions magazine, sharing conscious, holistic and natural approaches to end of life. She is co-founder of The Natural Home Funeral Alliance – homefuneralalliance.org. She has taught workshops on natural death care for 20 years.
Karen van Vuuren is a former broadcast and print journalist who is co-founder of Colorado’s first holistic, natural funeral home – The Natural Funeral (thenaturalfuneral.com) serving the Boulder-Denver metro area and beyond. Twenty years ago, Karen founded a non-profit, Natural Transitions to educate about and support families with natural death care. She has edited the organization’s biannual magazine, led regular natural death care workshops, and national death care related events on green burial and home funerals, cofounding The National Home Funeral Alliance. Karen is also a documentary-maker whose award-winning hospice films are Dying Wish (dyingwishmedia.com) about a dying doctor’s decision to stop eating and drinking) and Go In Peace (goinpeacefilm.org) about supporting caregivers working with terminally ill veterans with PTSD.
102 West Chester Street Lafayette Colorado 80026
Transitions by National RaritiesTransitions by National RaritiesContact Name: Louis Clough
Trusted Estate Buyers
Providing relief during a family’s difficult time
Trust is paramount in our business. We feel a deep privilege and appreciation for families seeking our counsel and support during such a difficult time. We never take that for granted and work hard to maintain that trust by providing resources and offering the best price possible for your valuables.
Mission– Transitions is a division of National Rarities, created solely to provide estate buying services to families who need a trusted partner during their time of grief.
Values– Treating each client with respect and integrity by educating and empowering them throughout the entire process. Offering fair and honest prices for the items they wish to sell.
Services We Offer– We are buyers of fine jewelry, coins, watches, sterling silver, artwork, autographs, designer handbags, antique toys and advertising, war memorabilia, antique firearms and more. We will look at any and all items of value and offer fair and honest prices if you wish to sell.
Education– GIA AJP Certified (Diamond Essentials, Jewelry Essentials, Colored Stone Essentials). We have 65 employees that hold many different certifications and degrees within our industry.
For more information, visit our Blog.
Mortuary Science ProfessorMortuary Science ProfessorContact Name: Faith Haug
Be a Tree CremationBe a Tree CremationContact Name: Emily Nelson
Be a Tree Cremation provides environmentally-friendly water cremation (alkaline hydrolysis) services to the greater Denver community. We help families honor loved ones by returning them to the earth, with full-service scattering and cremation memorial trees. Water cremation services will be available in fall 2020. Cremation memorial tree and scattering services are available now.
Emily Nelson is the Founder of Be a Tree Cremation, one of the first water cremation (alkaline hydrolysis) facilities in Colorado. She offers expertise in eco-friendly cremation and entrepreneurship. Emily has presented for numerous executive groups in her previous role at Service Corporation International as well as educational forums within the death care space. With nearly 10 years of experience in marketing for the healthcare and death care industries, she can speak to consumer trends and reaching customers in an ever-evolving space.
“As a Pioneer in the alternative/ “green” funeral industry, Emily Nelson has been an asset to have as a guest speaker for our DeathWives students. Her bold work in bringing water cremation to Denver is refreshing and environmentally impactful.” -Erin Merelli, Founder of DeathWives
2970 W Severn Pl Denver Colorado 80204 United States
4 Winds / 5 Elements Counseling and Healing Arts, LLC4 Winds / 5 Elements Counseling and Healing Arts, LLCContact Name: Janet Reichart, LCSW
When all the pieces of life feel scattered, I empower my clients to find meaning and hope, restoring a sense of balance to their lives. I am passionate about helping clients to navigate their way through the transitions life hands us, and the changes that often result in a wide range of emotions that accompany these experiences. I am honored to provide a psychologically safe and supportive environment for people who are facing grief and loss, illness, caregiver stress, loss of independence and purpose, and end of life concerns. I support clients who are experiencing the effects of trauma, depression and anxiety. For those who desire deeper healing of past and present trauma, I offer EMDR.
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about holding space for people who are experiencing the sacred transition at end of life, whether they are dying, or they are caring for a loved one who is dying. My background as a hospice social worker informs my engagement with clients and their families. My training as an End of Life Doula brings a new depth of understanding to my varied roles, and allows me to empower clients to find meaning during this most tender of times. Finally, as a Reiki Master, for those who desire it, I bring a level of energy work into therapeutic relationships, particularly when words fail.
2201 Kipling Street, Suite 204 Lakewood Colorado 80215
In MemoriamIn MemoriamContact Name: Kelsi Tesone Mathews
We are a back-to-basics, truly family-owned and operated funeral provider featuring our on-site crematory. From traditional services to cremation, we strive to ensure that every family that we serve feels safe, seen, and cared for. Kelsi holds a degree as a Mortuary Science Practitioner. In 2008, she passed the national board exams through the International Conference in both the Science and Arts section. She is the past President of the Denver Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association. She currently sits on the board as Treasurer and also sits on the Arapahoe Community College Mortuary Science Program Advisory Committee for Colorado’s only accredited school. With more than 13 years in the industry, we are honored our family continues to offer locally owned, end-of-life choices and education to the members of our community.
- Funeral Services
- Memorial Services
- Green Burials
- Cremation, including on-site cremation as well as alkaline hydrolysis (water cremation) off-site
- Witness cremation
- Home Funeral Services
- Veteran Funeral Services
- Caskets, Urns, etc.
- and more…
Kelsi Tesone Mathews from In Memoriam is honored to offer hospice, hospital, social worker, nurse and other professional education sessions. In Memoriam offers facility tours and decedent care classes at In Memoriam’s discretion. As a Mortuary Science Practitioner (Embalmer and Funeral Director), Kelsi Tesone Mathews offers a plethora of knowledge and hands-on expertise in the importance of ceremony, restoration of the decedent, and support for a grieving family.
7290 W 119th Place Broomfield Colorado 80020
Chun Hwa LLCChun Hwa LLCContact Name: Crispin Sargent
The mission of Chun Hwa LLC, translation – One with Heaven, is to offer Transition Care Planning services to clarify, organize and communicate through an end-of-life plan, ensuring that one’s last wishes will be carried out and honored. This begins with Advance Care Planning.
Crispin Sargent, founder of Chun Hwa LLC in 2016, is a certified advanced care planner and can assist with preparing medical directives and facilitating the conversation with named agents to ensure that instructions are met. She has 30 years of experience as a private fiduciary, having served as financial power of attorney, trustee, and personal representative. She can assist in the preparation of a document finder to prepare named agents for their responsibility.
Crispin has training as an end-of-life doula, but her goal is to build the team that can carry out all end of life wishes.
In addition, Crispin is a certified grief yoga instructor and can assist the family and supporters in their healing process through individual sessions and workshops.
Advance Care Planner (includes specialty in Medicare and Social Security), Grief Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Notary
Taking Control of End-of-Life Wishes
- Advance Directives Consultant
- Funding Care Manager
- Final Transition Assistant
- Communications Facilitator
Body & Brain Yoga
Stretching for flexibility and alignment, breathing exercises and postures, meditation for focus and centering
Incorporating Body & Brain Practice to support major life transitions, including end of life
Soul CenteredSoul CenteredContact Name: Baruch and Ariela HaLevi
MEANING. PURPOSE. HEALING. SPIRITUALITY.
We are a spiritual center for individuals seeking meaning, purpose, and healing in The Afternoon of Life (midlife and beyond).
We are Ariela and Baruch HaLevi, co-founders of Soul Centered, and a couple who is passionate about reimagining The Afternoon of Life (midlife and beyond).
Our mission is to empower our clients and community in consciously creating new goals, proactively designing new rules, and practically implementing new tools, as they discover their innate healing wisdom, live wholeheartedly, and unleash their soul in ways that are only possible during The Afternoon of Life.
Why we created Soul Centered
Soul Centered was created to provide a place for anyone seeking to consciously face the crossroads of midlife and courageously journey through the Afternoon of Life.
For over twenty years we dreamed of building a spiritual center where people could engage in self discovery and soul exploration, uncovering deeper meaning within their struggles, realize their true purpose in this life, and experience holistic healing through all of life’s traumas and tragedies.
This dream has been motivated by professional passions, as well as personal desires.
All of our life we have longed for a spiritual home based on universal truths, drawing upon all wisdom traditions, incorporating spiritual practice, informed by intellect, infused with holistic healing and filled by people seeking conscious community, desiring to support one another on their journey.
Although we built variations of this throughout our careers, and discovered pieces of this in places ranging from synagogues and churches to yoga studios and zen centers, from counseling and healing centers to new age communities across the world, we never fully realized what we were looking for…
So, we founded Soul Centered.
As The Healer (Ariela) and The Guide (Baruch), we utilize our signature programs and pathways, empowering you to:
- Discover the possibilities within your struggles and potential within your shadows (Meaning)
- Uncover your authentic self and realize your true purpose (Purpose)
- Express your emotions as a pathway to liberate your body and live with inner freedom (Healing)
- Wake up to your spirit, letting it guide you forward in your life (Spirituality)
Ariela is available to be your Healer if….
Pulling from the experience of her own midlife awakening, her powerful intuition, and utilizing her training in energy healing and soul retrieval guidance, Ariela will provide the healing you need so that you can embrace everything that the Afternoon of Life has to offer you
- Midlife feels more like a crisis than an awakening and you need support navigating this new terrain
- You long for a deeper connection to your body, to increase the capacity to feel, to love and accept yourself fully
- You feel lonely and disempowered in your relationships, unable to find your true voice and worthiness
- You want to discard old masks of identity, roles, titles, and the expectations of others.
- You have experienced the heartache of a loss: loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship, loss of yourself
- Illness and chronic issues have caused so much fear and frustration that your body feels like a burden and not a joy
Baruch is available to be your Guide if…
You are standing at one of life’s many crossroads, or as he calls them, “Life’s T’s” (Transitions, Tests, Trials, Traumas or Tragedies)…
- Seeking a trusted guide to help you find your way forward through relationship struggles, midlife uncertainty, or professional emptiness
- Grieving the death of a loved one, looking for a companion to stand by your side, support and empower you
- Searching for spiritual direction in your life, and a deeper connection to your soul
- Longing to discover deeper meaning at your crossroads, and realize a greater purpose for your life
- Ready to transform the Afternoon of Life into the most important, impactful, and inspirational time of your life
Combining his unique training and experience as a Rabbi, Grief Counselor, Logotherapist, Spiritual Director, and Enneagram Coach, Baruch will guide you through your crossroads, empower you to transcend your loss, and inspire you in discovering deeper meaning, and greater purpose, in your Afternoon of Life.
Programs and Groups:
Carry The Fire with Baruch and Ariela HaLevi
This program offers you a holistic healing pathway (body, mind, emotions & spirit) on your journey through grief at any point after the death of a loved one.
Drawing upon ancient wisdom traditions, universal spiritual practices, and modern therapeutic insights and tools, you will discover meaning and purpose within your loss and learn how to transform your darkness into light.
Your Sacred Body with Ariela HaLevi
This program offers you a new, unique way to maximize your self-healing capacity, manifesting abilities, intuition, and the spiritual insight needed for the Afternoon of Life.
And, most of all, this program will help you love the skin you’re in — “imperfections” and all.
You will finally feel healed and whole and in partnership with your body, by using the missing ingredients in connection.
Choose Your Own Way with Baruch HaLevi
This program offers you proven wisdom, sound strategies and practical tools to navigate the Crisis Crossroads, or one of Life’s T’s: transitions, tests, trials, traumas or tragedies, with more clarity, deeper meaning and greater purpose.
No matter what you are facing, enduring or seeking, there is a way forward. It begins when you take back your power, consciously choose your path, and courageously step into the unknown. This program will support you, empower you and guide you as you learn to Choose Your Own Way!
Your Soul Choice – A Small Group Experience with Baruch HaLevi
The Power To Choose, The Pathway To Freedom
Your Soul Choice: The Power To Choose, The Pathway To Freedom is a program about waking up in the Afternoon of Life, returning to our true self, reclaiming our authentic voice, and owning our divine power as we stop reacting to our circumstances and start responding to our life .
Synthesizing Kabbalah and the purpose of choice, Logotherapy and the power of choice, and the Enneagram and the pathway of choice, Your Soul Choice will empower you to discover deeper meaning, live with greater purpose, and experience ultimate freedom in your life through the power of choice. This is Your Soul Choice.
7581 East Academy Boulevard, Suite 209 Denver Colorado 80230
Tomorrow LinkTomorrow LinkContact Name: Lauren Lipchak
The Link To More Tomorrows
Whole Body Donation
Death doesn’t always make sense… but it can save lives.
Donating your body through Tomorrow Link supports crucial emergency medical care training for EMS and Military professionals.
Even if you are already an Organ & Tissue Donor, it is important to register for Whole Body Donation as well just in case you do not qualify.
Tomorrow Link is Veteran founded and Colorado’s only non-profit, licensed, non-transplant tissue bank. We are devoted to thorough and compassionate communication with our generous donors and their loved ones.
Your compassionate decision to become a whole body donor makes it possible to make continuing education & advanced skills training accessible to local Firefighters, EMS, First Responders, as well as military personnel.
While Tomorrow Link is committed to supporting training at accredited training institutions, we also created a space in Denver Colorado for medical personnel who want to learn and expand their knowledge of the incredible human anatomy.
Our newly renovated space hosts classes for a wide range of medical students on their path toward skills mastery.
1982 S. Bannock Street Denver Colorado 80223
HavenHavenContact Name: Maggie Gannon
Maggie Gannon is a board certified Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 29 years experience working with head and neck cancer patients. She has used her combined decades of professional experience to create a specific end-of-life planning technology to help change the way the world thinks about death, increasing the quality of life for any one sick or healthy as they navigate life’s final chapter.
Maggie is a very passionate speaker and has decades of experience lecturing locally, regionally, and nationally. Maggie is available to lecture and lead workshops on Legacy, Dignity Therapy in the inpatient and outpatient settings, legacy, legacy planning, death, and dying.
Soul Based HealersSoul Based HealersContact Name: Dan Curran
Finding balance in a world full of noise.
Dan Curran, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Reiki Master, offers the following services:
- Healing Touch
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Soul Regression
- Shamanic Practices
- Energy Healing
HeartLight CenterHeartLight CenterContact Name: Jenn Flaum, LCSW MBA
Since 2001, the HeartLight Center – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – has welcomed thousands of grieving people just like you. Together, we have created an open, compassionate community that offers strength, peace, and the support you need to move forward.
Through support groups and education, we are committed to giving you the resources you need to help you feel heard, seen, and validated.
Our mission at HeartLight Center is to provide meaningful and accessible grief support and education to the community.
Find Your Way Through Grief
Our compassionate community of fellow grievers and expert professionals are here to welcome you, no matter where you are on your journey.
Heartlight support groups provide a safe place to connect and build community with others who have experienced loss. Group sessions allow participants to share, and listen, to experiences, feelings, coping strategies and insight to gain strength and peace.
We understand there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We just want to hear your story and offer our support.
No matter if your loss is brand-new or years-old, we’re here to walk with you.
Enjoy the connection and healing that comes from spending time with others who have traveled down their own path of loss and growth.
11150 E Dartmouth Ave Aurora Colorado 80014
Seven Stones – A Botanical Gardens CemeterySeven Stones – A Botanical Gardens CemeteryDirector of Customer CareContact Name: Rebecca Holm
THE SEVEN STONES DIFFERENCE
New ideas. New options. New technology. To an industry that is traditional and slow to change, we bring creativity, innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities, extraordinary design and unique options. That’s the Seven Stones Difference.
We invite you to visit and learn more about this unique place. Come tour our grounds and let us share with you our vision for a cemetery unlike any other. Discover our modern choices and wide variety of burial options, including green burials. Hear how we’re integrating technology to help create more meaningful memorials, and learn how we’re creating a place that will stand the test of time.
- Artistic Memorials: Using glass, metal and stone in new ways, we’re creating burial and cremation memorials that integrate light, form and the natural environment.
- Modern Technology: With QR codes and videos, we bring a new, multidimensional experience to visiting the memorials of family and friends.
- Green Burial: Seven Stones is consistently exploring the newest means of environmentally friendly burial and cremation options.
- Pet Burial: Our Forever Friends program recognizes that the pets in our lives are like family and allows you to honor them accordingly.
- Our People: We’re friendly, relaxed and here to help with any aspect of end-of-life planning or immediate needs, thanks to our broad experience with grief counseling, funeral planning and cremation and burial. If we can’t provide the service you need, we’ll help you find someone who can among our trusted partners.
We are not drab, dark, somber and scary. We are not rows of headstones. We are not backhoes and neglected landscaping. We are light. And nature. We are a gathering place. And an entertainment venue. We are family reunions. And a setting for stories told of loved ones. Of fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. We are a chance to reacquaint yourself with friends and distant family. We are roses and poppies. Cottonwoods and creeks. Sculptures and waterfalls. We are where people remember, and pay honor, in a place where they feel good just being. We are inviting paths and welcoming people. We are a place that makes smiles easier to come by at a time when they’re the hardest to come by. We help to heal. And allow you to remember. We are beauty and nature. We are a slice of Colorado in the shadow of the mountains. We are the promise of a well-kept place for generations to come. We are Seven Stones.
9635 North Rampart Range Road LIttleton Colorado 80125