“Ceremonies”

21 08, 2015

A List You Need to Have | Planning Ahead for What You Want

By | 2015-08-21T10:31:15-07:00 August 21st, 2015|Ceremonies, Inspiration, Planning Ahead|2 Comments

Ok, have I got a list for you! As you know and perhaps have seen first hand, most families have to make decisions about ceremonies with only days to plan. A lot of special conversations are avoided because people are uncomfortable/afraid/upset/fill-in-the-blank with the idea of talking about what they [...]

25 03, 2014

The Legacy Keeper

By | 2014-03-25T22:50:11-07:00 March 25th, 2014|Ceremonies, Inspiration|62 Comments

The Legacy Keeper: A Celebrant's Gift to Me My brother Jim had died on February 19th just over a month ago. The Sunday after my family gathered on that warm afternoon to share all of the stories we had accumulated throughout his lifetime. We (2 of my brother's children, [...]

4 12, 2013

We Lit Nine Candles: The Remembrance Service

By | 2013-12-04T21:52:44-08:00 December 4th, 2013|Ceremonies, Inspiration|37 Comments

On Tuesday night we held our 12th Annual Candlelight Remembrance Service at the Laguna Hills Community Center. These evenings are unlike anything I've ever experienced before. Photo Courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/bestdesigns The evening started cheerfully enough as families filtered in and re-connected with different staff members that helped [...]