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Funerals, God and Why We Need Ceremonies

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying1 Comment

“He wasn’t religious, so we didn’t have a funeral,” she told me. I was saddened to learn that my new friend had missed the opportunity to honour her wonderful husband’s life with a relevant and healing ceremony. She’d attended too many convenient, ready-made funerals that failed to resonate, so she decided that doing nothing was better than doing something that … Read More

Champagne Annie

Linda StuartCelebrating Families, Life's Journey1 Comment

Our lives are made up of stories. I would like to share with you one of my mother’s. Her name is Anne, but at the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy, they call her Champagne Annie. You see, my mother loves to dance and she loves the sound of music that makes her want to dance but my mother’s most favourite sound in … Read More

10 Things I Wish You Knew About Funerals

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying5 Comments

Funerals may not be part of your Sunday family dinner conversation, but—having grown up with funerals in our family business—they have been part of mine for virtually my whole life. Couple that with my vocation as a Life-Cycle Celebrant, and I’ve learned a few things about good end-of-life ceremonies. Here are the top ten things that I wish you knew … Read More

Goals And The Heart’s Intentions

Linda StuartLife's Journey3 Comments

  The New Year is often a time for setting goals and making resolutions. While I agree this practice can be useful, it can also be disheartening, leading to feelings of failure and disappointment. The year 2017 was a bit like that for me. Beginning enthusiastically with my lofty list of goals ready to fulfil, I was overflowing with gusto … Read More