Simply said, this book is about observing special moments in life without the usual overspending. Pugh uses her experience as a facilitator of women's growth circles to show readers how to set the stage for celebrations marking the starts; (e.g., births, graduations), transitions; (e.g., coming of age, taking on a new role), and endings; (e.g., miscarriage, terminal illness) in life. Each celebration guide incorporates steps for exploring options, planning what to do, and letting expectations go in order to maximize the enjoyment of the moment. A warm, inspiring collection of ideas. --Library Journal
A celebration is something to be cherished on many levels, Celebrating Beginnings and Endings is a collection of advice for parents and families on how to restore the celebrations to family life on many levels. The tips advise readers on how to celebrate birthdays and other events, as well as find bonding even in the rougher situations of divorce ad family death. Celebrating Beginnings and Endings is a fine collection for families to bond with, very much recommended. --Midwest Book Review, Reviewer's Choice
About the Author
Paula Pugh found her calling in assisting people to connect with their creative selves by designing gatherings and occasions to celebrate themselves or someone else. Paula has more than thirty years experience as facilitator and educator. In 1997 she started Sound Wisdom Retreats, LLC which presents classes and retreats where women learn about living a healthy and balanced life. Celebrating Beginnings and Endings: Mark the Moment Book I takes Paula s experience of offering a meaningful and connected time for women to share, bond, feel valued and heard, out of the classroom and into everyday life.