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The Joy of Rituals and Family Rituals
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Patricia welcomes Barbara Biziou, America's foremost ritual expert, internationally acclaimed teacher of practical spirituality and author of “The Joy of Ritual: Spiritual Recipes to Celebrate Milestones, Ease Transitions, and Make Every Day Sacred.” She will discuss how to recognize and appreciate the power of ritual in our lives, recipes for rituals that improve and enhance all areas of life and creative solutions to the challenges faced by modern families.
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Barbara Biziou: The Joy of Ritual - Part One
Patricia and Barbara discuss the meanings behind rituals & Barbara shares recipes for rituals that celebrate spring, love, success and prosperity.
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Barbara Biziou: The Joy of Ritual - Part Two
Did you know that temper tantrums can be good things? Barbara talks about rituals that can help with stress, alleviate anxiety, and ease the pain of divorce or the end of a relationship. She also discusses the steps involved in creating a ritual.
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Barbara Biziou: The Joy of Ritual - Part Three
Barbara discusses how she became involved in the practice of rituals, and also has ritual recipes for grief and loss. She also shares some wedding rituals, and reveals the origins of Something old, something new, something borrowed something blue.
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Barbara Biziou: The Joy of Ritual - Part Four
Barbara shares rituals you can share with your children. She also discusses rituals for birthdays, and rituals to alleviate stress for the frequent traveler.
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Order The Joy Of Ritual At Amazon.com
We are all searching for the "perfect recipe" to life. In times of chaos, we forget the joy and peace available when we are centered, connected, and in touch with the sacred. In The Joys of Everyday Ritual: Spiritual Recipes to Celebrate Milestones, Ease Transitions, and Make Every Day Sacred, Barbara Biziou teaches readers how to recognize and appreciate the power of ritual in their lives.

Order “The Joy Of Family Rituals" At Amazon.com
The Joy of Family Rituals presents unique ways to strengthen nourish, and anchor relationships with children, parents, siblings, and other family members. Making these simple rites part of your family will foster communication, nurture children's self-esteem, and help maintain a sacred and spiritual connection among family members.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Barbara Biziou
Barbara Biziou is an internationally acclaimed teacher of practical spirituality. She is president of Blue Lotus, a multimedia production company specializing in spirituality and personal growth. As America's foremost ritual expert, she teaches us how to restore ritual to its rightful place as food for the soul through practical, easy to use ritual recipes that are inspiring and fun. She is highly sought after to consult and strategize about the use of ritual in corporate programs, product development and product sales, as well as being a popular expert on women's issues and healthy lifestyles. She's also on the faculty of a number of teaching organizations and she's a popular speaker at international conferences in Europe and Asia. Barbara has been featured in articles from Cosmopolitan to New York Magazine and is a contributor to many magazines and websites including Parents Magazine, Vegetarian Times, Spirituality and Health and NY Spirit. You can see her twice a month on New Morning on the Hallmark Channel. She lives in NYC.

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