So, is it legal for people to care for their own dead?

Absolutely, yes. Home funerals happen when next-of-kin exercise common law right to custody and control of the body. This is a fundamental American right that falls into the constitutional category of family rights, much like the right to care for children in the privacy of our own homes without governmental interference.
Also, in some places in the U.S., professional funeral service is out of reach, so neighbors and fellow church or civic organization members volunteer to help with laying out the body and burial.
-- Lee Webster, Past President of National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA)

- Yoga

Balance Practice with Chair or Wall - Video
Chair Yoga in the Front Yard - Video

- Birth

The Hauma Collective - Postpartum Support in Hawai?i

- Death

The Conversation Project
Opting for a funeral at home: Challenging cultural norms
Institute for Birth Breath and Death
NHFA - National Home Funeral Alliance
Death doula training Bodhi Be
Hawaii Care Choices
adrienne maree brown - Interview
End Of Life Collective--A road map for planning for End Of Life