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Will you Marry Me…And my Children?

Linda StuartCelebrating Families, Weddings4 Comments

Will you Marry Me... And my Children?

I froze with anticipation and fear. Could this be a cruel joke? Maybe the little box contained earrings instead of the engagement ring I longed for. A moment earlier, David had called over to me from the seventh tee—appropriately named “Triumph”—at Bell Bay Golf Course in Cape Breton. “Linda, can you grab me a ball from the sleeve?” As he … Read More

Pearls of Wisdom: Baby Mia’s Naming Ceremony

Linda StuartCelebrating Families, Marking Milestones0 Comments

Baby Mia's Naming Ceremony

Mia entered the world on March 11, 2015, with, according to her mom, a “slightly ridiculous big crinkly-nosed smile.” Her parents, Melissa and James, came to me with wishes for a modern baby naming ceremony to honour their pretty little girl and to appoint four very special “guideparents” to mentor her. In addition to welcoming their daughter to their family, … Read More

Letting Go: Rituals to Make Sense of Chaos

Linda StuartRitual Moments0 Comments

Rituals to make sense of chaos

  The Brits are widely known for their impressive sweeping-under-the-rug skills. Especially the men. My dad is one of those men. He would argue that he doesn’t sweep anything under rugs – he just lets things go. He tried to train me on his method. “It’s easy,” he’d say. “Just push it out of your mind.” Like his failed attempts … Read More

Hives, Divorce, and a Ceremony to Heal

Linda StuartMarking Milestones, Ritual Moments1 Comment

Hives, Divorce and a Ceremony to heal

They first appeared only 21 days before my perfect, meticulously planned wedding. The harpist was booked, the dry-ice machine rented and my ultra-puffy Sarah Duchess of York replica wedding gown fit like a royal glove. Hives. The pressure leading up to the wedding day had taken its toll on my anxiety-ridden 22-year-old body and I inflated until I resembled the … Read More