ritual

Describing black people’s customs as a filthy menace to public health is not a dispassionate observation: it the product of a racist ideology.
Your beloved cats don't come to you on the bed, so I hear. The one called Little Sock does not part from your mother's side. Perhaps they give you space. Perhaps they have started to let you go. Your mother says she is strong, now, but does not know about after... how she will cope. She will be 80 next month. Her only child is dying.
Taking images of people holding an intention has been a privilege, often a humbling one and requires skilful holding and caretaking - something I am learning more about as I go on. There is the delicate art of when and how I intervene and how I steer the shoot. It isn't only about what I want to see; it's about what wants to be seen.
Spring is a time of recreation and awakening. As Mother Nature stirs from her winter slumber, new life surrounds us and offers an invitation to attune with the energy of the earth and reactivate the parts of ourselves that have been in hibernation.
A Day of the Dead Dinner is a wonderful ritual, created by artists Rachel Rose Reid and Pablo Villierezz, where everyone brings a beloved dead person to a feast, gathering together to share their flavours and stories and to honour their memory.
The creative director of a global agency recently told me that when she gets stuck for ideas, she stands on her desk. "It literally gives me a different perspective," she says. "A bit rebellious, maybe. But it works for me."
Whilst slaughter without stunning is permitted, we need to label it as such so consumers can make an informed choice about the meat they buy.
When Grace Gelder's self-marriage hit the headlines last week, it started a conversation about what it means to celebrate single life with a ceremony. I was the one who led Grace's ceremony that spring day. I'm what is known as a "celebrant" - someone who helps people create meaningful ceremonies that celebrate life.
Write down all your 'in-the-moment' moments - all the times you can remember where you've felt in control, in the zone, completely chilled or otherwise awesome. Think back to holidays, your most stressful times and times when you've been alone with your thoughts.
Valentines Day is the most contradictory celebration of the year. The annual onslaught of heart-shaped commercial tat is unarguably irritating, exploitative and exclusionary, yet it is a celebration that men ignore at their peril. So, before you get it wrong again guys, here's ten things you need to know...
A veritable credit industry has emerged to help fund these elaborate funerals. Infomercials on weekday morning televisions market funeral policies endorsed by famous South African entertainers.
This Wikipedia graphic shows the process of Maya cranial deformation Some of the remains wore jewellery, including earrings
My hope and prayer going forward is for our wonderful planet to bring us all together in the spirit of collaboration, respect and joy. I feel hugely privileged to be living at the time I am, every day is a joy and a wonder.
Last week the German court in Cologne ruled that circumcision by parents of sons is an unlawful act. This ruling will be enforced even if performed by a qualified doctor,making them liable to prosecution.
Testosterone-fuelled beasts are roaming Britain's parks this autumn as stags stake out their territory for rutting season
People are refusing to adopt black cats from rescue centres because they are deemed to be "unlucky", one organisation has