Rite Of Passage For My Boy!

Do we have any rites of passage for American adolescence? 

I’ve been asking myself this question over the last couple years as I feel/witness the awesome and natural shifts and changes Nolan, 13, (and, therefore, the changes our family of three), is experiencing.

I’ve deeply been wanting to, as many cultures and religions so beautifully do, not only commemorate his moving into a richer independence, but also honor his individuality, EQ [where true power and strength come from] and support him in starting out this next season (high school and way beyond) in a more conscious, reflective and deliberate way.

…road trip to Sedona!

Tomorrow, Nolan will experience a rite of passage inside a collection of unique moments in ceremony and walk about of sorts with a Celtic Indian shaman from the area (he and I put this together as it was genuinely hard to find) with it now feeling equally hard to put into words how blessed I feel (we feel) about it…

Because a big part of the rite of passage speaks to his foray into manhood, Josh is lucky enough to experience it alongside Nolan. (As I shared with a friend over an audio this morning, I tried to invite myself, but our fearless leader wasn’t having it, ha ha). 

Planning this experience, has taught me / reminded me of many things, not least of which is if you can’t find something, create it.

Create what you want to be a part of.

You, your family, your community will all be better for it.

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

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