Sarah

About Sarah Tolmie

As a Life & Love holistic celebrant, Sarah creates profound and meaningful rituals and ceremonies for all life & love events – weddings, commitments, motherhood ceremonies, namings, funerals and memorials – as well as offering the education, support and ongoing guidance that envelopes these life transitions. Sarah is also a Life & Love coach, therapist and consultant assisting individuals, couples and families to celebrate, create, navigate, learn, heal and grow through all life & love milestones, transitions, changes, challenges and losses. Her practice focuses on love, marriage & family relationships; success & lifestyle & wellness & weight-loss; grief and loss, including coping with illness, dying and death. Her specialty is as a highly skilled Marriage Therapist. Her ‘Miracle Marriage’ principles and teachings offer a contemporary, real and sustainable approach for couples to repair conflict and expand and enrich their experience of life, love and intimacy in committed relationships and marriage. Her clinical training is in the Gottman Couple Therapy Method – a scientific and evidenced based framework with more than 40years of proven research and success.

Life & Love Newsletter August 2015

Matters of LIFE & LOVE August 2015 Thank you for all who supported my Dry July efforts. I raised $225 for CoastCanCare and an incredble $3.8 million was raised overall for 42 cancer support organisations across Australia. It's a great community activity and I felt fab physically and [...]

By | 2015-08-13T18:47:19+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Newsletters|Comments Off on Life & Love Newsletter August 2015

At end of life, consider the difference my unique, bespoke and holistic funeral & pastoral care services can offer.

It is a sensitive service I offer and hard for me to 'advertise' but please know I can be available to you or any family in need leading up to, during and after a death of a beloved. My craft as a funeral celebrant and pastoral care practitioner [...]

By | 2015-08-08T17:22:54+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Families, Grief, death & loss, Relationships, Spirituality, Uncategorized|Comments Off on At end of life, consider the difference my unique, bespoke and holistic funeral & pastoral care services can offer.

The Parenting “Condition”

Sometimes however, in this tough gig called ‘parenting’ not all our interactions feel ‘unconditionally loving’ simply because the child/parent dynamic is full of ‘conditions’ of engagement. We have to say ‘no’ a lot. We disappoint and discipline. Kidz on the Coast article –August 2015 As parents the love [...]

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Marta and Stephen say I Do

I love Marta and Stephen. I met them at another dear couples wedding Leonie and Samir's at Bells last year and we hit it off.  Originally Marta and Stephen were planning to travel back to Stephen's homeland in England to marry, but it was all too bureaucratic to achieve and early [...]

By | 2015-07-16T14:13:55+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Relationships, Uncategorized, Weddings|Comments Off on Marta and Stephen say I Do

Evolving into Being – Seniors on the Coast Jun/Jul 2015

This weekend my mum celebrated her 72nd birthday. Over the course of the weekend she was guest of honour and indulged with beautiful gatherings and gifted many lovely presents. It culminated in a long lazy lunch surrounded by her trusty gaggle of wonderful gal pals, who adore and admire her [...]

By | 2015-07-03T13:21:13+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Health and Wellness, Success, Youthful ageing|Comments Off on Evolving into Being – Seniors on the Coast Jun/Jul 2015

Wollombi Wedding

It's not every day this celebrant gets permission to wear her suede caramel crop boots for ceremony.  Misty and Ryan were married at a family members home on the amazing ridge of Wollombi Valley in the most OMG country fab wedding I have seen for a while. Misty and Ryan [...]

By | 2015-08-08T16:35:08+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wollombi Wedding

It’s ok, don’t panic, he’s just a teenager!

Kidz on the Coast article (May 2015) Nothing makes you feel old, instantly, than the stark distance between you and your teenager. My natural youthfulness and hipster ways fade immediately with a disgruntled grunt and eye-rolling snarl (or what’s otherwise known as communication efforts sometimes) from teenage son number one. [...]

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Life & Love Newsletter May 2015

Matters of LIFE & LOVE Hello Life & Love family. OMG what a wild month of April we had with the storms. I hope everyone emerged safe, intact and OK. Not to mention the big emotional moments and turmoil that April also brought, such as the 100th [...]

By | 2015-08-12T17:13:59+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|Newsletters|Comments Off on Life & Love Newsletter May 2015

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Archer

Lauren and Chris Archer were married at Shelly Beach Golf Club in what was a miracle of a sunny sunny Saturday in April. Childhood sweethearts, wickedly funny and down to earth, this couple were so easy to work with, a delight! Their celebrations were complete with an  "all in"  family [...]

By | 2015-04-30T16:45:45+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations Mr and Mrs Archer

Enabling mistakes – a life & love lesson for an over achieving mum

My new high school teenager had his first big school project due this week.  The lead up involved many acts of nagging, reminding, threatening to get him started and still, it took till the last weekend to see a flurry of stress and activity arise from him. And even then, [...]

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