Living Passages for the Whole Family

Celebrating Rites of Passage from Birth to Adulthood

Nautilus Book Award & Next Generation Book Awards Winner

“Creating meaningful rites of passage is a soulful revolution – a revolution to build community, express gratitude, celebrate and heal the past, envision the future. Rites of passage change the world – one soul, one family, one celebration community at a time.”

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A valuable resource for parents, grandparents, mentors, counselors and educators of all faiths and philosophies…

  • Creative ideas for celebrating contemporary rites of passage from birth to age 21
  • Guidance for making soulful connections to secular rites of passage in the 21st century
  • Over 20 rites of passage ceremonies for infants, children, youths and adults
  • Over 30 songs to honor life transitions
  • Ideas for celebrating birthday passages
  • Guides for imparting age-appropriate rights and responsibilities in a young person’s life
  • Soulful wisdom and encouragement for parents
  • Ideas for parents and caregivers to reclaim and heal life passages from the past

For such a ritually starved people as ourselves, (Living Passages) is a masterpiece. Shea is doing us an immense favor here, not just in offering us honest rituals and prayers for every aspect of our lives, but, in effect, letting us know we can do the same.

Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Franciscan Priest and author of Adam’s Return

“What an encouraging and empowering book! Shea has shared her family’s rich journey raising children from infancy to adulthood in a way that will inspire anyone with children to take the next step in creating meaningful celebrations and ceremonies to mark life’s transitions. What a gift!”

Rahima Baldwin, Parenting Educator and Author of You Are Your Child’s First Teacher