Milestones


    We  UNDERGO passages,
    but we ENACT rites.
    ~ Ronald Grimes

    Life happens and things change whether we mark our transitions with ceremonies or not.  However, when we take the time to mindfully honor the thresholds of our lives AS we cross them, a beautiful thing happens - we become more present to our lives as adventurous journeys.  We become more appreciative of our lives as stories that we ourselves are writing. 

    I am happy to work with you to create meaningful ceremonies & rituals for:

    • Parents-to-be:  Becoming a parent is one of the most monumental life changes of all and deserves a ceremony of its own.  I can create a customized ceremony that will honor and prepare you for stepping across this major threshold.  Mother Blessings and Father Blessings can be done separately or together, according to your wishes.
    • New babies:  Baby Welcomings, Namings, and/or Blessings are wonderful ways to honor the arrival of a new human being into the circles of family, friends, and the larger community.
    • Survivors of physical & emotional trauma:  If you have made it through a grueling treatment or healing process, honoring this major milestone with a ceremony can aid greatly in giving you a sense of closure and strength to start a new chapter of your life. 
    • Coming-of-age:  In many cultures around the world, the transition into adulthood is marked by a meaningful ceremony.  For most teenagers in our culture, however, such rituals are unknown, and so many adolescents drift out of their childhoods with no real sense of the weight and meaning of becoming an adult.
    • Graduations:  I offer a personalized approached to graduation ceremonies, and a greater emphasis on ritual elements that honor this major rite of passage. 
    • Divorce:  Many people have suffered through the difficult rite of passage of divorce, in which the only sense of closure may be when the legal papers are finalized.  A ceremony can provide a real sense of healing from the past and embracing a new life.  
    • New businesses/jobs/projects/promotions:  Having worked closely with my local and regional business community for several years, and as an entrepreneur myself, I enjoy offering ceremonies honoring professional rites of passage.
    • Retirement/"eldering":  As we advance in years, life events like retirement can be not only celebrated with a party but marked with a ceremony honoring the noble rite of passage into elderhood.  With so many older people in our society hidden away and forgotten, it's incredibly valuable to shine the light of appreciation and dignity onto this venerable stage of life.
    • House/land/office blessings & dedications:  We live in a society on the move, and taking the time to energetically clear, bless, and/or dedicate our spaces infuses our everyday lives with greater meaning and vitality.