Rituals for Everyday Meals

Sarah Ritchie Rituals

Compared to most holidays, American Thanksgiving has stayed true to its original intent. By the millions, Americans travel to be with other family members. Those of us who are not near family—orphans—gather together to partake in a meal with friends. Unlike holidays such as Labor Day or Memorial Day, Thanksgiving maintains a connection to the concept of its founding in …

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 …