Arlene Stepputat / Dying In Grace
Santa Barbara, CA
Founder of Dying In Grace, is a hospice chaplain, minister, certified Advanced Care Planning Facilitator, and an End-of-Life Practitioner and graduate of the Metta Institute founded by Frank Ostaseski. Arlene is a death doula and co-leads a group of volunteers who serve the dying and their families in the Santa Barbara, CA, area.
Reverand Olivia Bareham / Sacred Crossings
Los Angeles, CA
Founder of Sacred Crossings Institute for Conscious Dying, a Los Angeles based funeral home specializing in green, environmentally sensitive products and after-death care practices. It is owned and operated by certified death midwives committed to maintaining the sacred while holding you and your loved-ones with care and compassion every step of the way.
Birgitta Kastenbaum / Bridging Transitions
Mar Vista, CA
Founder of Bridging Transitions – Birgitta is a highly recommended sensitive, deeply heart-driven End-of-Life Guide, Life Coach and Essential Oils Aroma Touch Practitioner, educator and speaker. Birgitta works with individuals and families offering her loving and professional services.
Shelley Whizin / Soul Diving Institute
Sherman Oaks, CA
Founder of The Soul Diving Institute – Shelley’s mission is to inspire and guide people through all of life’s transitions, empowering individuals to explore, discover, and consciously navigate their human experience, celebrating the fulfillment of the soul in a loving, lighthearted way.
Ziri Rideaux / Friends Alternative Funerals
Founder of Friends Alternative Funerals and End-of-Life Celebrations. Friend’s Mission is to help people embrace the dying process in natural ways, without fear and awkwardness, while also introducing more personalized, heart-felt and environmentally-friendly options for those in need of funeral and memorial services.
Anita Vuong / Guided by Flowers
Los Angeles, CA
Founder of Guided by Flowers – Anita intentionally set out to create a platform that was both tender and inviting for individuals who were seeking to learn about end-of-Life care. GBF’s mission hopes to quiet some of the fears surrounding death, nurture connection, open the conversation and offer support to her community.
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure