A Celebrant’s Guide: The Five Elements

There isn’t a human being on this Earth who isn’t impacted by the five elements in some way. The Five Elements offers celebrants and officiants the opportunity to engage in a conscious exploration of the way elements exist in our personal lives and how we can creatively and thoughtfully imbue our ceremonies with them both […]

The Discrimination-Free Celebrant

From the moment we start becoming aware of the world around us, we are socially conditioned to make judgements about other people.   The Discrimination-Free Celebrant shows that it’s not enough for a celebrant to add a rainbow logo to their website and social media and say they’re inclusive. True inclusivity is about recognising where we hold […]

The Successful Celebrant

The Successful Celebrant by Veronika Sophia Robinson is currently the bestselling book in the Starflower Press Celebrancy imprint. If you wish to build a creative, inspiring, happy, prosperous and life-enhancing celebrant practice this short and simple booklet has the power to change your life. It is written on the assertion that by creating new thought […]

Celebrating Winter Outdoors

by Veronika Sophia Robinson I rather enjoy snuggling up on the sofa, with a good book and hot cuppa, and cuddles with the cats. Oh how easy it is to hibernate for months on end!   I’ve just come in from spending time in the garden, on this bitterly cold late November day, where I’ve […]

The Gentle Celebrant’s Guide: Funerals for Children

“Wow. What a beautiful book.” Lianne Downey, The Social Celebrant Funerals for Children is a heart-felt offering to those celebrants and ministers working with grieving families. This book is an exploration of spaces: the space we, as celebrants, hold for others; the myriad spaces that a person inhabits when they experience the death of a child; […]

The Soapmaker: experiencing place

Reflective Essay for MA Creative Writing © Veronika Robinson This is the reflective essay (a mix of personal reflection and academic research) that I submitted with my portfolio for module two of my Master’s Degree in Creative Writing in 2020 (University of Cumbria). The topic of the module was: Experiencing Place. I have explored this […]

The Soapmaker

The soaps from Dragonfly Cottage are highly sought after for their ability to change people’s lives. Grace Lysander, a third-generation soapmaker, crafts artisan botanical soaps from her studio in rural Cumbria. Homesick for Australia, and balancing her life as a single mother alongside a thriving business, she knows that there’s no point being a soapmaker […]