Life Transition Rituals

At Rites of Passage, we work with you to design personalized and meaningful rituals to mark your unique life events. A unique, customized ritual can help ease the stress of a life transition or acknowledge feelings of gratitude, accomplishment, and delight in a life celebration. We welcome those with a secular or spiritual worldview, as well as those who identify with a faith tradition.

Kristabeth officiates life transition rituals throughout Vermont and in Northern New York (and online). Some of the life events we can help you mark include:



  • Renewals of Vows
  • Weddings
  • Pet Blessings
  • House Blessings
  • Pregnancy Blessings
  • Baby Dedications and Naming Ceremonies
  • Sobriety Anniversary Celebrations
  • Family Celebrations and Holiday Rituals


  • Coming-of-Age Rituals
  • Leave-Taking Rituals for Moving and Retirement
  • Blessings for Military Deployment and Homecoming
  • Coming Out or Gender Identity Rituals
  • Naming Ceremonies for Renaming or Reclaiming
  • Divorce Rituals
  • Living Wakes


We offer a variety of ritual design and officiating packages to meet your unique needs.  All of our Life Transition Rituals are designed with your input and your unique values, traditions, dreams, and guiding principles in mind. Our packages include personal consultations, a customized ceremony, and a draft review before the ritual event. Pricing is accessible.

E-mail us for more information about any of these rituals or to discuss designing a ritual for your unique life event. You can also schedule a free 30-minute exploratory call.

“When I rise up/
let me rise up joyful/like a bird.

 When I fall/let me fall without regret
/like a leaf.”

~ Wendell Berry


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