Death: Is It Just Bad PR?

Famous writer/director Woody Allen said, “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”   It is rather odd that death, an event that will be happen to every person who lives, should be so shunned as a topic of conversation.  Death is, as one Buddhist monk put it, […]

Using VR and AR to Talk About Death and Dying

As we continue to support people in discussing end of life wishes and sharing legacy, we thought it would be both fun and informative to see how people have used virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in this area. Beyond entertainment and novelty, these technologies are often used to generate empathy and help us […]

Let’s Talk About Death, Baby!

Maybe it’s because sex sells, but we doubt Salt-N-Pepa would have had such a memorable hit in the 90s if they sang “Let’s talk about death, baby!” While we’ll never know for sure, many of us remember the catchy tune they went on to perform: “Let’s Talk About Sex.” What you may not remember about […]

Living Will or Advance Directive

Living Will or Advance Directive

What is the difference between a living will and an advance directive? They are the same. They both are a document that you sign stating your wishes for use of life sustaining treatments. This only goes into place when you are can’t make decisions for yourself or have a terminal condition. When does a Living […]

Medical Power of Attorney

What is a medical durable power of attorney? This is a person who you have designated to make decisions about your medical care if you are not able to do so. Why do I need a medical durable power of attorney? In some states, Colorado included, no one is automatically authorized to make medical decisions […]