Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time to Honor Courage this Memorial Day

Change and renewal are themes in life. We keep growing, the Earth keeps changing, and life itself
constantly challenges us to adapt to what is new and different.  We need renewal to remain vital, alive and healthy. We need to be active in change and conscious of the world and all of its inhabitants living together harmoniously and - to taking care of our mother Earth.

Mother’s Day is one of the best known renewal events that happens in May.  Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®  in Pennsylvania, Alisa Tongg created a unique ceremony to unite a birth mother and son in ceremony, titled: “Birth Mother Found, Embraces Second Chance to be a Mother, Family Gathers for a Ceremony.” If ever there was a mother’s day ceremony that will remain in our memory and makes huge impression on our lives, it would be this one. With a happy heart we invite you to read this great story with its poignant photos and video of this loving, courageous and uplifting real life ceremony (share-a-mony): Birth Mother Found, Embraces Second Chance To Be A Mother, Family Gathers For Ceremony   , by CF&I Celebrant Alisa Tongg in PA

“Memorial Day started as a holiday in the US to remember the fallen during the Civil War. It was enacted as an honorable day of remembrance; time Civil War was the bloodiest and most deadly war experienced on our soil. Our new and fragile country was at war with itself,” remarks writer Marianne Bickel for Forbes Magazine.

Expanding the definition of Memorial Day, think about the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman put their lives on the line to make advancements for human rights. Also think of our Indigenous people and supporters from all over the world, including our military, who have taken a stand at Standing Rock  as water protectors

We honor persons on Memorial Day who:
·         died in the line of duty,
·         are willing to fight to make theUS and the world better

The world needs nurturing and people to keep our liberties strong. We, all of us, should never take for granted our liberties and rights.

With renewal in nature all around us as well as  holidays to make us remember the present, past and future, we color the month of May bright with love, intention, action and  remembrances. As the poet, Edwin Way Teale, so aptly wrote, “The world’s favorite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May.”   And they are!   - The Celebrant Troubadour 

The Celebrant Foundation & Institute is dedicated to promoting personalized ceremonies for people of all beliefs and educating the highest quality Life-Cycle Celebrant® officiants through its innovative training programs.

Life-Cycle Ceremonies: A Handbook for Your Whole Life 

How do you commemorate momentous events? Memorialize people who have shaped you? Draw support from those you hold dear? This primer offers methods for honoring the special occasions in your life with humor and grace. Its ceremonies help ground each day in the wholeness that supports our entire lives. Each ceremony has been vetted by a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® affiliated with the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, which offers training and support for celebrants worldwide. Visit us at

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The Celebrant Troubadour: Time to Honor Courage this Memorial Day

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