Elaine is a life coach, a writer, and a storyteller with a passion for helping those who are grieving. Certified as a Life-Cycle Celebrant in Carmel, Indiana, she officiates at weddings, funerals, and celebrations of life. An award-winning author, Elaine’s works have been published in the United States, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom in magazines, blogs, and business and academic journals. She is the author of eight inspirational books, and hosts quarterly Death Cafes in her community. She teaches Conscious Aging classes, and is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild. In 2018 and 2019, she was named one of the Top Ten Best Life Coaches in Indianapolis by Expertise.com.
To recognize five different pleasurable activities and roles that celebrants play; to showcase each of the blessings we experience in our work. For those who are unfamiliar with the work of celebrants this article shows them what celebrants do from the personal perspective of someone who is one.