Cancer, Kids, and Curriculum

When a young person dies it is difficult to process their loss. You believe they should outlast you, way beyond your experience with them, plus 5 years (give or take). Unfortunately, adolescents leave this plane and the adults around them need to support other young people in their grief. We are putting together a crisis […]

A Family Affair: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

The following tweet shows mother and daughter, together, grasping hands (posted by Lea Michele).  https://twitter.com/i/moments/814413545605627904 It is indicative of what never giving up and never letting go means. Debbie Reynolds died within a day of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. So many people, of all generations are morning the loss of such immense talent. Even Zsa […]

It’s About Time

Get some counseling. Not from a friend you spill tea with, unless they’re certified and you’re willing to tell the truth. Find a soothsayer counselor that aligns with your values and identity needs. Perhaps because you are considering marriage or have run into a troubling time. Each participant will enter the session with their own […]

2016 has Separated, Divorce Pending

Only if it will make you happy. As it has some. This has been a rough year to say the least. It only makes it that much more devastating when pop culture icons (actors, musicians, singers, artists, writers, and all those behind the scenes) die off in droves. You could mark each month by their […]

Passing: A Contemplation by sister dora

  There’s a pass on the left/A place you can pull off/Some secrets and lies/You can wear like camouflage clothes/And although they cover your body They scratch And Pull and impose Passing strangers stare into you/A mirror or a local store window/To see what you really look like/An illusion of a person between here and […]

Home: Coming & Going

BEFORE Being a celebrant or minister means dealing with circumstances of death as well as the celebrations in life. It can be difficult to come out of our human selves and see a greater meaning in the loss of a loved one. Mourning is a process and the more one confronts their feelings about it, […]

Iman’s Heart

#maryambadi and @The_Real_IMAN Check out @sister_dora’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/sister_dora/status/716254130352824320?s=09 This photograph says so much to me. A loving newly wed couple. Supportive parents. Decadence and class. Tradition and culture. In the early 90s when David Bowie and Iman married it shook up the modeling and music worlds, in a great way. They were a talented, outspoken, […]

Small Affairs

A wedding isn’t the only occasion to celebrate a time-honored tradition or adopt/create a new one. For me, weddings began to change when women began marrying themselves. This was not so much because they reached a certain age and hadn’t found “the one”, but because they wanted to acknowledge their personhood and validate self love. […]

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Tom & Tom : Black Like You

Black is the new black. (Don't question it.)