To relieve the burden created without proper end of life documentation, Going with Grace exists to support people as they answer the question "what must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may die gracefully?" and to support family members in completing the affairs of their loved one's life after a death.  We create comprehensive end of life plans that are suited to an individual’s unique humanhood—a true expression of their life and the experiences they cherish.  We also create peace of mind while supporting families as they complete the administrative affairs of recently departed loved one.

Going with Grace is the heartchild of Alua Arthur who is a death doula, attorney, adjunct professor and ordained minister. Our goal is to bring grace and compassion to the cycle of life by planning for it and effortlessly tying up the loose ends.  Planning for the end of life saves considerable time, money, headache and heartache for those we love most.  In our experiences as attorneys, caretakers, financial planners and certified death doulas, we use our expertise to create simplicity and ease.  Our clients can exist in the peace that their end of life wishes are known and their loved ones are supported after they are gone. While we are based in Los Angeles, we serve clients all over the world through virtual consultations and travel.  Alua currently sits on the Board of Directors of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) and the End of Life Doula Council of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

We are a team of simple, knowledgeable and committed death doulas and end of life planners.

We are guides to navigating the emotional, practical, legal, and, spiritual issues while contemplating or nearing the end of life. 

We are a professional end of life support team.

Alua is one of the liveliest women I have ever met, so to bring this energy into this line of work is what’s going the change the larger conversation about death in our culture.

I am a healthy 28 year old at the peak of my life. Death is not something I think about or have had to experience a whole lot of in my life. I had zero knowledge of all things death related but knew that I wanted to have everything sorted out in the event that my end comes sooner than planned. Alua’s deep knowledge made the process of creating my End of Life plan seamless. Her soft and caring demeanor made me feel comfortable talking about some pretty uncomfortable topics.
— Sam Halpern

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Upcoming speaking engagements:

December 5, 2019 End Well Symposium—End Well is the premier gathering of design, tech, health care and activist communities with the goal of generating human-centered, interdisciplinary innovation to transform living and dying.

Join us for a fast-paced day of engaging talks alongside fellow entrepreneurs, designers, technologists, health care providers, funders, patients, activists, journalists, policy makers, spiritual leaders, artists, caregivers and other great minds who care about transforming the end of life experience. Grab tickets here: