Cortney Pasternak is licensed by the Registrar General of Ontario and the Ontario Humanist Society to provide Humanist (similar to civil or legal) marriage ceremonies in Ontario (though she is happy to officiate at many other life cycle events as well). She has been screened and trained by the Ontario Humanist Society, which is a vibrant, dynamic and growing organization. More about Cortney →
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Tag Archives: wedding
Love yourself at any size on your wedding day
Getting married?Â I have heard many horror stories not only from brides but bridesmaids about the ridiculous pressure they feel to lose weight in time to ‘fit into’ wedding day dresses they will only likely wear once.Â I had one … Continue reading
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Anxious while Planning your Wedding? Or is the Planning Exacerbating your Anxiety?
Some good tips here for the anxious bride while planning a wedding.Â How about starting with managing (your own) expectations… As a Humanist Officiant and a Counsellor / Psychotherapist, I can help.
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Humanist Weddings: No Negotiating Gender Equality
A fellow Marriage Officiant recently shared a story with me about a couple who called off the wedding with just over a month to the big day. In this case, the bride had confessed that she had become unhappy because, … Continue reading
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Bridezilla? Not me!
An acquaintance recently shared what she characterized as a nightmarish experience as a bridesmaid for one of her best friends. In her words, the bride’s expectations, which included five shopping and fitting expeditions, were unreasonable — both on her time, … Continue reading
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“Performing” the Perfect Newlywed – Divisive Directives
With the wedding season in full swing I thought I’d return to a topic I began to address some months ago. As a Humanist Officiant who officiates weddings in the beautiful and multicultural cities of Toronto and Hamilton I was … Continue reading
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The Mindful Marriage: How about Starting on your Wedding Day?
I have become increasingly interested in the notion of living mindfully — with care, awareness and presence — in a long term relationship such as marriage. This is something I find is strongly aligned with values as a Humanist Officiant … Continue reading
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