Writes of Passage

Custom-crafted ritual & ceremony to mark your life’s milestones

There’s a reason ceremony has been around for as long as humans have; we need it.

Whether we come together in fellowship or go at it alone, something happens to us during meaningful ceremony.

Something electric, supportive, moving, comforting, and symbolic.

Ceremony marks change. It says, “this happening in my life matters.” In that way, it honors us: who we have been, who we are becoming.

Through Writes of Passage, I help you find the words to narrate the meaningful markers, changes, and milestones of your life.

Examples include:

  • Wedding/commitment vows & ceremonies
  • Commemorating the life of a loved one
  • New vows following a divorce
  • Birth blessings
  • Adoption ceremonies
  • Anniversaries of loss, birth, and change of any sort

These milestones may be joyful; they may be painful; they may be a combination of many things. Using my training and background in classical Chinese medicine, I’ll help you create something significant to you.

This experience is thoroughly custom, and can involve words, meditation, herbs, and essential oils.

What People Say

Mary Beth helped us to craft a ritual to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of our son.  She was engaged and sensitive, as well as kind and generous while helping us to come up with a ceremony that would allow us to honor our Rory… 

…We felt guided and supported through the process, as well as pleased with the final result – her knowledge was incredibly helpful and her encouragement was instrumental to our success at an endeavor that felt impossible, overwhelming, and grief-laden. I am forever thankful to her for her time, willingness, and words.

Mandy A.

Creative, inspired, motivated, clear, concise, eloquent, organized, and efficient all described MB. But I can sum up the experience of working with her in a word: lovely!

Sally R.