Life is Relationship.

In our most intimate relationships, beginning with our relationship with Self, we face our greatest challenges and our greatest potential for reflection, celebration, and growth. My work, whether one-on-one, in group workshops, or leading a ceremony is about honoring, celebrating, transforming, and enhancing all relationships:
with Self, Others, and the Divine.

Interfaith marriage, Asheville wedding, lesbian wedding officiant

Ceremonies for All

expertly-crafted for your unique celebration

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Asheville spiritual workshops

Workshops

delve into topics that will expand your heart and give you tools for your journey

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Couples counseling Asheville, spiritual counseling, marriage counselor Asheville, pre-marriage counseling

Counseling

to unpack your spiritual and relationship baggage and bring you more fully into your Self

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DiAnna Ritola, Asheville interfaith spiritual speaker

Speaking

a variety of topics from guest preaching to keynotes

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Teaching Kids about Sex(ual Scripts)

My last blog post was a few weeks ago, and in it I addressed how our sexual scripts – those things we think should or will happen in sexual/romantic/dating situations – have contributed to the prevalence  rape culture and sexual harassment. Sometimes these... read more

Sexual Scripts and the Damage of Rape Culture

In a world where a group of people have power that is pervasively obvious and dangerously subtle, those people who don’t have power often have a difficult time figuring out how to behave in order to maintain their dignity, safety, and autonomy. I want to talk... read more

What My Clients Are Saying

DiAnna can help you see a connection between intimacy and spirituality that is both uplifting and surprising. Her wisdom, humor and practical advice regarding the sexual dynamics between couples inspired me to make positive change in my relationship with myself, which in turn has positively affected my relationship with my spouse. It’s rare to find such a strong champion for a healthy, happy sexual relationship, especially a person who can articulate these ideas so well and make them accessible. Just a few minutes talking with her can change your whole perception of intimacy for the better. – JN, Candler, NC

DiAnna brought the heart and soul to our marriage ceremony. She was funny, collaborative, and more than willing to ‘go off book’ where we wanted. Truth be told, we were off-book for the whole thing! She tailor-made a completely unique ceremony that fit us so well. I can’t tell you how many people at the wedding (and after!) have told us how perfect it was. Tom and I keep humor at the center of our relationship, and DiAnna most definitely rose to the task of sharing that with our family and loved ones. Having a person who was so invested in us, and who so obviously listened and cared about us, made our day that much more special. ~Nana and Tom Griffin