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Who I am:

People often ask why I do what I do. The short answer is that I love love and I love my job ~ and it shows! I am genuine, sincere, warm and authentic. And after five years of crafting ceremonies, I still get excited about every wedding I celebrate.

The longer answer includes the fact that I often despair at the state of the world, and this makes it even more important to me to mark moments of joy and hope and togetherness.

 

I am queer and polyamorous, and I love celebrating within our own beautiful community. I also don’t take for granted our hard-won rights. Being queer means I’ve always given extra thought to how we can approach life’s milestones ~ intentionally, mindfully, thoughtfully ~ an approach that everyone can benefit

from.

I come from a family that loves tradition, ritual, and celebration. Whether I'm dancing, being with my four children, or planning a lifecycle ceremony, my guiding principle is always

relationship and connection.

Where I've learned:

So much of what I bring to my work has come through living a life, constantly learning about myself and others.  I bring to all my work an innate sense of empathy, compassion, and humour.

More formally, I am non-denominational Metaphysical Minister, ordained through the Bancroft Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth.

I completed the Contemplative End of Life Care certification through the Institute for Traditional Medicine in Toronto.  

I hold a Masters of Education from University of Toronto/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and I was a psychotherapist in private practice for 15 years. 

Connect:

I would love to get to know you.  If you'd like to speak with me about officiating at your ceremony, feel free to email me or submit the form below.

ABOUT

Lainie

LAINIE'S

Loves

I am blessed to have the love of partners, children and friends in my life. 

Each opens a new door

in my heart.

I also fill my life with a love of

dance and movement in partnership with several amazing organizations and projects. 

 

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