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Bright Lights and Broken Hearts

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying, Ritual Moments6 Comments

How to Cope When the Holidays Hurt

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year: Bright lights, cheerful greetings, the jubilant faces of excited children, and tasty treats everywhere you go. It’s a time for family to come together, for friends to celebrate, for treasured heirloom decorations to be dusted off and proudly displayed in places of honour. It’s a time for reflection and … Read More

Accepting the Season of Loss

Linda StuartFunerals, Death, and Dying, Ritual Moments7 Comments

Accepting the Season of Loss

  I sleepily stirred my coffee while attempting to focus my blurry vision on the shards of ice that covered the backyard deck and patio furniture. I stared in disbelief out the window. The calendar said it was still autumn, but my feet, cold and bare on the porcelain floor, told a different story. A frosty surge of sadness travelled … Read More

Why Choose a Life-Cycle Celebrant?

Linda StuartWeddings2 Comments

Life Cycle Celebrant

  When my husband and I were wed in 2004, Celebrants were really not a “thing” in Toronto and Life-Cycle Celebrants were virtually non-existent. So what did we do? With David’s input, I wrote our ceremony, beginning to end and handed it to the officiant at our rehearsal party. He was an older gentleman, who had been leading wedding ceremonies … Read More