Always a lover of the written word, I have enjoyed honing my skills and interests into developing bespoke soulful, meaningful life event ceremonies-whether those be major events like weddings and celebrations of life or other rites of passage such as namings, divorce, croning ceremonies and housewarmings
Weddings and Vow Renewals
I officiate legal weddings in the Province of Ontario, and celebrate handfastings and renewal of vows. As an independent celebrant, I am not restricted by dogma, customs, time or place. I can include anything of importance to you, whether that is religious, spiritual or holistic. I am here to create a completely bespoke and unique ceremony for you.
Celebrations of Life
Celebrate the life of your loved one with a special one-of-a kind ceremony to honour their gifts, their individuality and their legacy. When you entrust me with your ceremony, I will share the stories of your loved one’s life in a meaningful and individualized way. I will create a personalized ceremony that allows you to experience your emotional response to loss, and to make adjustments to the new terrain upon which you find yourself.
Nature and Forest Therapy Walks
Nurture your soul by connecting to the "more than human world"! Research shows that spending time in nature is beneficial to our emotional and physical well-beings. Nature and Forest Therapy is all about taking time for yourself to truly enjoy the benefits and therapy of nature. I am a ANFT Certified (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) guide who holds the space so that you can completely immerse in the experience with the more-than-human world. Individuals or small groups (Max 10) come together to share in this profound experience. You may put your own group together or join one of our group offerings.
There was a time, not so long ago, when aging was dreaded-especially by women! But more and more, we are acknowledging that crossing the threshold into cronehood can be a major event in a woman's life. It's a celebration of all that you've learned and all that you will come to know in the future. For many women, it's a time to make new commitments and vows. This third cycle of your life is the one in which you become an elder, and you've joined a special group. You have a lifetime of achievements behind you, and decades more to look forward to. As your celebrant, I will help you to see that the word “crone “ should now be a word of power for you, so celebrate it. You've earned it!
I love using the Tarot as an ancient resource to help us attain insight into our life journey. My approach to using the tarot is not as a “fortune teller” , psychic or predictor of your future. Instead, the Tarot can open up awareness and intuition that we may have missed and it has the potential to bring clarity to our decision-making. It is meant to be an enjoyable and accessible “tool” in your toolbox of life. Join me for fun, insights and inspiration! Available for groups and one-on-one!
Melissa & Cedric P.
“Brenda, there are no words in which to adequately express how much we appreciated your role as celebrant for the memorial service honouring my husband’s life. Your gentle and kind nature captured a spiritual and very personal meaning for our special day. Thank you for organizing the readings, the music and songs, the order of service, pamphlet and your creative memory cards and hearts. You put much thought and care in planning a true celebration of his life. Thank you for your beautiful eulogy that touched upon his many talents, his playfulness, and sense of humour, his love and his life journey. Throughout the time we spent together and planning and within the service, I felt your love and compassion and the whole experience gave our whole family much peace and comfort. “
“Brenda, I am so grateful for the sacred space you helped me enter into during our recent nature therapy walk. Your gentle invitations brought me to a greater appreciation of the natural world, and my place in it. The feelings of deep connection and letting go were incredibly healing for me. Thank you for facilitating our journey in such an insightful, kind and generous way. I look forward to joining you on future Nature Therapy walks for sure.”