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  • Pregnancy
  • Stretch marks adorn my swelling body, like a lace gown leaving indelible marks that foretell my life, for to mother is to stretch.. from “Stretch Marks Adorn My Swelling Body” by Margaret Anne Huffman

    PregnancyThe time from pregnancy to giving birth is a beautiful, wonderful, and natural process that is filled with feelings of expectancy, love, and joy. It is a courageous and creative time in a woman’s life where she brings new life to the world. It is a hero’s (shero’s) journey, where a woman travels her own “Labor-inth” (Labyrinth) into her role as a mother.

    A Celebrant led Mother Blessing Ceremony celebrates pregnancy, birth, and motherhood by creating a safe and sacred environment where a mother-to-be can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her as she approaches birthing and mothering. Surrounded by the most important people in her life, she gains a sense of power, confidence, and support that will help her rise to motherhood and walk her new path.


Pregnancy Vase
Stretch marks adorn my swelling body, like a lace gown leaving indelible marks that foretell my life, for to mother is to stretch..
from “Stretch Marks Adorn My Swelling Body” by Margaret Anne Huffman

PregnancyThe time from pregnancy to giving birth is a beautiful, wonderful, and natural process that is filled with feelings of expectancy, love, and joy. It is a courageous and creative time in a woman’s life where she brings new life to the world. It is a hero’s (shero’s) journey, where a woman travels her own “Labor-inth” (Labyrinth) into her role as a mother.

A Celebrant led Mother Blessing Ceremony celebrates pregnancy, birth, and motherhood by creating a safe and sacred environment where a mother-to-be can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her as she approaches birthing and mothering. Surrounded by the most important people in her life, she gains a sense of power, confidence, and support that will help her rise to motherhood and walk her new path.


Coming of Age Vase
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” by Eleanor Roosevelt

Coming of AgeThis is a time in a young person’s life when she prepares to enter womanhood and is affected by profound physical and psychological change. It is a time when she needs to feel the love, guidance, wisdom, and support of her community as she moves forward.

A Coming of Age Ceremony can be both joyous and profound as we welcome young people into the world of grown-ups and allow the passing on of knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. Adolescence is often times a period of physical and psychological turmoil and these ceremonies can help the young person’s emotional well-being by easing the passage to adulthood: common secular or religious events, sweet sixteen celebrations, graduation, or any marking of a major achievement in a young adult’s life.


Wise Woman/Crone Vase
I am becoming the woman I’ve wanted, grey at the temples, soft body, delighted, cracked up by life
from “Finding Her Here” by Jane Relaford Brown

Wise WomanIn ancient times, the mature woman was revered as a community elder who embodied wisdom and knew the truth of cyclic existence. Wise Women have endured many lessons, are often the keepers of our stories, traditions, and histories.

A Celebrant Ceremony acknowledges and celebrates a woman’s age, wisdom, and power. All too often becoming older in our society is not dignified to the degree it could be. Ceremonies for our elders are a platform in which we can express our gratitude to them and to pass wisdom, traditions and love from one generation to the next.

Healing and Surviving Vase
“When you have come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.” by Patrick Overter

Healing And SurvivingWhen life throws us a hurdle, there are many lessons learned. The process of healing and surviving, be it from divorce/separation, an illness, or other life transition, is a time for a woman (and often times family and friends around her) to gain clarity and to weave new meanings into life.

Marking these moments of Healing and Surviving with a Celebrant Ceremony provides an opportunity for people to express themselves in a manner that is true to them and one that captures the essence of their survival. By reaffirming the bond held with family and friends, there is a greater appreciation for their lives, giving them the strength needed to face new challenges and future survival situations.


Elder Crone/End of Life Vase
“May we ripen in soulfulness as we wrinkle in complexion; and may we ferment in understanding and in humility; may we never be old enough to know better, yet always young enough to know: That goodness is stronger than evil. that love is stronger than hate, that light is stronger than darkness, that truth is stronger than lies, and that women of a certain age are a powerful and necessary gift to this world.” – author unknown

End of LifeDeath is the last passage of life we go through and there is often a longing and need for our loved ones to mark this rite of passage by “holding sacred space” – to reflect upon the whole of a woman’s journey in a way that is truthful, authentic and genuine to them.

In a Celebrant Ceremony, I can illustrate this story with the words, readings, symbolism and rituals that honor your loved one and their values, traditions and beliefs. It is a time for family and friends to surround one another with mutual support, understanding, and love.