Tag Archives: Professional Advice

What Is An End-of-Life Planner?

An interview with Alua Arthur, Los Angeles based end-of-life planner, Part Two

Today SevenPonds speaks with Alua Arthur. Alua is an end-of-life planner who founded Going with Grace to provide consulting services for those facing death and for their families. She is a former lawyer and a trained death midwife whose mission is … Continue reading

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What Is an End-of-Life Planner?

An interview with Alua Arthur, Los Angeles based end-of-life planner, Part One

Today Sevenponds speaks with Alua Arthur. Alua is an end-of-life planner who founded Going with Grace to provide consulting services for those facing death and for their families. She is a former lawyer and a trained death midwife whose mission is … Continue reading

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What Is A Coroner And What Does Their Work Entail?

An interview with Ken Holmes, former coroner for Marin County, California, Part Two

Today we conclude our conversation with Ken Holmes. Originally from Fresno, Calfornia, Ken began working with the Marin County Coroner’s Office as a death investigator in 1975. He worked there for 36 years, eventually serving as the elected coroner for … Continue reading

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What is Cryonics?

An interview with Andy Zawacki, Cryonics Institute's Chief Operations Officer, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Andy Zawacki, Chief Operations Officer for the Cyronics Institute (CI) in Clinton Township, Michigan. Andy has been involved with the facility since 1985 and now oversees and coordinates memberships and prepares documents and also facilitates cryonics. … Continue reading

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How Can We Open Our Hearts to Grief?

An interview with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, the founder of the MISS Foundation and an expert in traumatic grief, Part Two

Today SevenPonds concludes our interview with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D. a psychologist and educator who specialize in helping clients navigate the experience of traumatic grief, especially in the wake of the death of a child. The founder of the MISS Foundation, an … Continue reading

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What Is It Like To Run A Camp for Grieving Children?

An interview with Cherie Shoemake, director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, Part Two

Today SevenPonds talks to Cherie Shoemake about Kids Camp, a summer camp for grieving children ages 8 to 16 who have recently experienced the loss of someone close to them. Cherie is the director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, the organization … Continue reading

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