Honoring One’s Heritage

Sarah Ritchie Family Celebrations, Holidays

My celebrancy work has been a potent catalyst in my exploring my ancestral connection to Scotland.  Although I visited Glasgow and Edinburgh decades ago, it wasn’t until I had the pleasure of working with Scottish couples that I felt a deeper connection to this part of the U.K., learning about their history, customs, holidays, and such.   And, so today, I …

The Unending Gifts of Being a Celebrant

Sarah Ritchie Family Celebrations

A fundamental principle of the Celebrant movement is that a well-lived life marks and honors important events, rites of passage, and transitions—those filled with joy, as well as those marked by sorrow. Celebrant-led ceremonies are not merely “events” noting some significant life milestone, but they provide context, resonance, remembrance, understanding, and healing for those involved. I believe that I was …