Universal Pathways

Greenwood Village, CO, USA

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Inspiration and Resources

We understand that this sacred teaching requires ALL of us working together and supporting each other. Each of our unique gifts cannot be replaced. We are ALL required to deliver this education once we recieve it. A conscious, mindful, supportive and honest mission focused on the individual power within a community is the very essence of our purpose. We strive for a community who is passionate about this work enough to be the collective change that our dying culture desperately needs.

This page was created to promote individuals to empower themselves and make informed choices. 

National Home Funeral Alliance

The NHFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization that is the leading body of home after-death care support and education in the US. Created in 2010, our members come from all 50 states, five provinces, and seven countries. Many of us are home funeral guides who also identify as licensed funeral directors, ordained ministers, educators, body workers, licensed social workers, registered nurses, therapists and counselors, directors of nonprofits, attorneys and physicians. Many simply want to support the movement from institutionalized care back to family care of our own dead.

The mission of the NHFA is to educate and empower families and communities to care for their own dead. 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

The official podcast of NHPCO connects you with experts and leaders in hospice and palliative care with pertinent discussions about timely issues facing the field today. Episodes will focus on pressing regulatory, compliance, quality and leadership topics and team NHPCO will focus on additional news of importance to keep you up to date.

The Last Word: A Guide to Colorado Advanced Directives

Advance Directives 101
Advance directives are written instructions for a person’s end-of-life health care preferences. For example, people may reject life-extending treatment in favor of care that reduces pain and emphasizes comfort.
The advance directive also may name a health care agent — the person trusted to make life-and-death medical decisions. If the patient has not designated an agent in advance, Colorado law tells doctors to locate all “interested persons” and select one to serve as the patient’s health care agent.
Advance directives are part of a broader advance care planning process that also involves discussions about medical preferences with loved ones and providers. 
In Colorado, there are four main types of advance directives, each with a different purpose.

The Skill of Brokenheartedness- Stephen Jenkinson

The Courage to be the Change

Death has been an unpopular and often discouraged topic of discussion in recent western history. But a global movement is aiming to change that. Death Cafe's are popping up all over the world and are overwhelmingly well-received. Why would anyone want to talk about death? Here's one person's answer to that question.