Meg Cox: How to Create Great Rituals

Sarah Ritchie Rituals

Long before I became a Celebrant, I had a little glimpse into my future work. Some years ago, I became aware of a terrific, fun book called The Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Everyday. The book was written by Meg Cox, who is married to the fellow who was my boss at …

Beginning Again in Middle-Life

Sarah Ritchie Ceremonies for Healing

The “Great Recession” that we have all endured over the last couple of years has left many individuals struggling to find their way after a job loss. Millions of Americans, due to no fault of their own, have lost jobs that provide social and intellectual satisfaction, in addition to an obvious means of financial support. And, unlike other economic downturns, …

Divorce Ceremonies

Sarah Ritchie Divorce

One of the distinctive features of the Celebrant community is our commitment to honoring all of life’s major events and transitions, whether joy-filled or painful. Among the much-needed ceremonies of healing in our repertoire is the divorce ceremony. In recent years, the popular media has promoted the idea of “divorce parties.” These parties—a cross between a bachelorette party and a …