Category Archives: Funerals

A Butterfly Ritual for Weddings, Memorials and More

In folklore, butterflies are said to come from the faerie realm. In some Native American traditions, butterflies represent a living piece of a rainbow. In many cultures, butterflies represent the sweetness of life, the beauty of dance, the inevitability of … Continue reading

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Say Yes to a Friend

My first television show came about because a friend, Bea Sheftel, asked me to do her a favor.  The fact that I knew nothing about television didn’t matter to her.  She said we’d make a good team.  I was willing … Continue reading

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Letting Go – Holding On

In August of 2008, two months before author Liz Aleshire died, I was one of six friends — all women, all writers – who gathered on Cape Cod to complete her manuscript, 101 Ways You Can Help: How To Offer … Continue reading

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