The Scariest Thing – Listen Up!

Life According to Jayne   The phone rang.  I barely said Hello when my excited friend started telling me about his plans to take his wife to Hawaii.  After doing an internet search his best option for accommodations was with a vender he was familiar with.  She had just built a brand new place and is renting it for a fraction of the cost of her previous, established lodgings, and my friend wanted to get in on this great deal.     Him:  “Do you know what the scariest things…

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You are the Prayer

Life According to Jayne:     At 10 years of age, sitting still during Sunday school can be a challenge.  Especially when given the task of memorizing multiple prayers and reciting them repeatedly.  Such was the life of my young friend.  Besides her regular school work, sports and dance class, she struggled to memorize a few prayers – a task that did not come easy for her.   Her teacher, Sister Mary Clair, was kind and soft spoken but never let up on the children.  She strongly believed this religious…

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A Baby Celebration!

We honour and Bless you.  We give you this Name It was a warm and lazy summer afternoon in July.  A happy group of Parents, Grandparents, God parents, special friends and a bright and lively two-year-old, made their way down to Jericho Beach – a stunning setting in Vancouver.   A gentle ocean breeze barely moved the tree’s leaves, as the festive foods and celebration treats were brought into the site along with decorations to suite our occasion.  We had gathered together for a true Celebration of New Life.  We were…

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Bless you and Bless me too!

6 ways to offer Blessings that may surprise you. It’s a personal and powerful act to offer a blessing to another being.  It’s a generous outpouring of energy, intended for the well-being of others.  Blessings are thoughtful acts of kindness and heart-felt sentiments, wishing to enrich a person’s life, even if it’s only expressed in a single moment. Most of us are familiar with church blessings.  We may ask God to bless our family or our home, or we may thank God for “being blessed” with a happy and healthy…

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Celebrant in the News!

My latest Question and Answer article in Professional Talks of the New Westminster Record was published on March 9th…

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Not your Average Celebrant – This is what Professionals Do

Lending a Crafting Hand for a Beautiful Wedding hen it comes to Weddings and making the Wedding Day as special as possible, I will stop at practically nothing….including crafting for my couples. Showcase your Love Story One of my values is to make sure the Wedding Couple has the very best experience. For me, it’s about the fine, carefully planned details, from creating the very best Customized Ceremony, (showcasing their Love story) to the Ceremony-within-a-Ceremony, to the words I use that pronounce them married. I go the extra mile to…

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Mr. PresiTrump’s Soul – A Metaphysical Perspective

Physical vs. Metaphysical The current State of the Union seems dismal.  Our 5 senses are being bombarded with negativity.  The physical part that is upsetting the world and, in some cases, bringing out the worst in us.  Instead of being part of a bigger picture (we’re Canadians or we’re Americans) we find ourselves segregated into groups we didn’t think we needed to identify with in 2017.  Women; Blacks; Hispanics; Gays; the list goes on.       Anti-establishment Donald Trump has officially been in power for about 6 weeks.  He…

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Top 5 Tips for writing Tip-Top Wedding Vows!

our friends describe you as a romantic, fun-loving couple.  Your Love Story is romantic and it’s romantic to write your own wedding vows.  It’s part of the ceremony that can truly be your own expression of why you are marrying this most amazing person. As a Celebrant, one of my first questions is “Are you going to write your own vows?” and undoubtedly, the answer is a resounding YES!  …and then comes the blank stare, and the stiffening in the shoulders.  I can just feel their tummy tightening.  No words…

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Celebrant in the News

Here’s my latest article published in the New Westminster Record! Feature Article:

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Celebrant in the News

Here’s my latest Article in the New Westminster Record!

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Celebrant in the News!

My latest Article in the New Westminster Record – Professional Talks  

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Splendour in the Light

What happens after Death? Everlasting Life is our Birthright All of the world’s greatest religions tell us, we are eternal beings.  It is our Birthright from the one eternal Universal Divine Being that created us.  I choose to call this Divine Being, God, but you may have a different choice and that’s up to you.  The recognition that there is something bigger than yourself is far more important than the name you choose to give it. The religions are correct!  Our Souls are the Divine part of us that holds…

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Why is my Grandmother upset with me for choosing a Celebrant?

    This is an excellent question and one that needs some tender loving care to explain. We’ll have to go back in history to help us all understand where Grandma’s sentiments come from.       Wedding History 101: My research brought me back to the Medieval times (mid-1200’s – 13th century), before the Church was involved in legal marriages. It was the custom back then, that a couple could proclaim their agreement to marry one another by simply standing in the space they were in and saying “I…

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What is a Celebrant?

So…what the heck is a Celebrant anyways? Funny you should ask. I refer to myself as a Professional Celebrant and I get asked this question all the time so I thought I would shed some light on it. Here, in the Lower Mainland of BC, many people use the term Marriage Officiant or Marriage Official, and some have used the term Marriage Commissioner even though this title actually belongs to a different group of professionals. As a Celebrant, I have the ability to perform many types of ceremonies, not just weddings.…

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This Just In – Duality is Out!

Duality; the struggle of Positive versus Negative; Good versus Evil.  It’s prevalent; it’s constant; it’s everywhere!  Those who love it and live it put God right smack in the middle of it and somehow feel quite justified in doing so.  It’s not true!  It’s not reality and it certainly is not what God’s ultimate plan is for human beings.  Duality is an illusion and something that we as humans continue to create and foster.  Duality keeps us in a state of fear, shame and guilt.  Its purpose is to pit…

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What is Metaphysics?

  Having finished his contributions to the up-keep of the Great Hall where he had completed his mediation and day of reflection, Jeb sat in silence. Jeb was looking forward to breaking his one week of silence during a meeting he had arranged with the Master of the sanctuary, and the meeting was about to start.       “Hello Jeb” said a quiet but assured voice. “Master! Thank you for meeting me”, Jeb said with a crackle in his voice, being the first words he had spoken in a…

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