Category Archives: Ceremony Ideas

Episode 49: The Language of Shells ~ A Beach Wedding Ritual

  Mother Nature always leaves messages for us. Unfortunately, we don’t always know how to read them. What messages can you find in seashells? The answers are fascinating. The answers are important if you’re having a beach wedding!   Couples … Continue reading

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Episode 48 – Renewing Your Wedding Vows

Would you marry him again? Renewing your wedding vows can be a powerful ceremony. You’ll remember the happiest times of your marriage. You’ll remember the most painful times, too.     In the beginning, you date someone you can talk to … Continue reading

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Episode 47: The 7 Hills of Rome ~ A gifting ritual for weddings and living a magical life

Did you fall in love in Paris? Or Podunk?  How can a big city or a small town inspire a wedding ritual? What else can you do with this gifting ritual?    The ancient city of Rome was built on … Continue reading

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Episode 44: Owl Medicine for the Spirit

Imagine an owl. Did you feel a sense of apprehension or foreboding? No surprise. Owls have long been associated with death. Maybe you conjured a Halloween scene with an owl and a full moon. Or, did you picture Harry Potter’s … Continue reading

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Episode 40 – Home Funerals

  When the time comes, which do you want: a funeral home or a home funeral? Burial or cremation? Fancy casket or cardboard box?  Ashes in an urn or scattered someplace special?  Who have you told about what you want? … Continue reading

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Episode 39: Funeral Rituals for the Death of a Marriage

Most couples don’t get married expecting to get divorced. But when a marriage is dissolved, can ritual help the couple move on?  As a Life-Cycle Celebrant, I believe rituals can help the couple navigate one of the most stressful events … Continue reading

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Gifts from the Ancestors: A Ritual for Samhain

This ritual was initially designed to be performed with a group. At the end of the ritual, I suggest ways it can be adapted as a virtual ritual.   Prepare in advance: Each person who plans to attend is told in … Continue reading

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Episode 38 – Funerals for Pets

Sometimes, grief can blindside. David Hooper from Build a Big Podcast told me how heart-wrenching it was to have his dog put down. Weeks later, when he felt he was managing his grief, he came home from a stressful day at work, immediately went to put food in his dog’s bowl and reality hit. He sat down and cried. I’ve been there. My guess is you’ve been there, too.  Continue reading

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Episode 37: Croning – A Ritual for a Woman of a Certain Age

  She’s a woman of “a certain age.”  Our culture thinks those words are better than saying “she’s old.” Well, I am a woman of a certain age. I am certain of who I am,  certain of what I want, … Continue reading

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Episode 34: Love Knots – A Nautical Wedding Ritual

Long ago, when sailors navigated by the stars, when seabirds carried the spirits of sailors lost at sea, and when everyone knew that the bust of a naked woman on the bow of a ship could calm rough waters, a … Continue reading

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