I come to celebrant work after witnessing weddings and funerals that were not personal, with a yearning to give a deeper meaning to those ceremonies.
As a life-cycle celebrant I have learned to co-create a ceremony through listening deeply to peoples’ stories, desires and thoughts about themselves, those they love and the world around them, and to what is important to them.
For as long as I can remember I have been commemorating the transitions in my own life with writing, music, ritual and observance. I have a calling to put into words the thoughts and feelings that mark the paths taken in our lives, our choices…and to celebrate our passages.
I offer ceremonies for the transitions in our lives.
My experience includes same sex, spiritual and religious weddings, vow renewals, divorce ceremonies, celebrations of life, memorials, pet loss, baby welcoming/new mother and home blessing.
My life cycles include being a daughter, sister, student, travel agent, bartender, teacher, coach, hospice volunteer, wife, mother, facilitator, holistic practitioner, healer, creative writer, instructor, guide, grandmother and celebrant.
I can draw on all of these life paths to connect with those who want to give voice to their own life cycle event and honor their passage from one to the next.
Fun Fact: I lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for three years as a grade schooler and have lately been thinking back on how much that has influenced my perspective throughout my life. Remembering the people, food, language, customs, landscape and how we as a family navigated and brought those ideas and thoughts back to the U.S. and how they shaped my view of the world.