Spirituality & Health Magazine

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Celebrant Institute

A mainstay of many ancient cultures is respect for the elders—those who have preceded us in life and whose wisdom gives guidance and comfort. But our modern culture only rarely honors those who have earned elder status. This is a great loss to young and old alike. Those who are beyond our youth but who don’t think we’ve reached...

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Celebrant Institute
By Cindy Matchett My young son and the many children I have spent time with over the years have all taught me a lot about celebrating. From them, I have learned that children love to be in community. They love to wear special clothes and have special jobs and be a part of something important and...
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Celebrant Institute
By Carol Takacs My friends and family have spent many a get-together listening once again as I raise my glass and toast to “new beginnings.” So much so that it’s becoming a signature mantra. Why do I savor new beginnings with such passion? It’s not because I don’t appreciate what has come before...
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Celebrant Institute
By Patricia Eagle Have you ever wondered what you could do to air out your home after a difficult argument, or following something unfortunate happening in your home, or just after making a move? Home is where our hearts abide, and if there isn’t a healthy heartbeat in your house, it may be time...
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Celebrant Institute
By Holly Pruett Years ago, I had the privilege of facilitating weekly support groups for battered women. People often said, “That must be so depressing!” Yes, the violence the women suffered was depressing; their lack of options, even more so. But the women themselves were a daily miracle of...
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Celebrant Institute
By Annemarie Juhlian Yes, I’m one of those crazy dog lovers. My husband and I have a household of older and special-needs dogs, all rescued from neglect and abuse. Throughout the years, in the dog rescue work that I do in Seattle, we have taken in many dogs, often in their final months and years...
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Celebrant Institute
By Lara Vesta I come from a line of powerful women. My great-grandmother birthed her 12 children alone with her husband on the Canadian steppes. The nearest town was 70 miles away. My other great-grandmother, the scandalous one, was the child of a wealthy Irish family until she threw away her...
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Celebrant Institute
By Janna Henning People in helping roles, such as therapists, ministers, and hospice workers, bring great compassion and empathy to their work as they care for those who suffer. We deeply resonate with the pain of others as we serve them, but continual exposure to stories about trauma, pain, and...
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Celebrant Institute
By Robyn Greene Most people are aware of the big transitions or events in life. We honor births, birthdays, perhaps coming of age, starting and ending school, leaving home, marriage, retirement, and eventually, death. But how often are we even aware of mini-transitions that occur throughout the day...

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