Business mentoring for new celebrants

Business mentoring for new celebrants

This is where you'll find all my news and thoughts about being a Celebrant and Mentor, as well as snippets of the feedback that people kindly send to me. If you have any comments, suggestions or even your own personal testimonial to share, then I'd love to hear from you.

You can also keep up to date with what's happening right now through my social media channels, as I'm always sharing interesting pieces of information over there too.

Light and dark are equal again!

Posted: March 20th 2019

A timely reading that gives thanks as we welcome in the Spring Equinox. “The wheel of the year turns once more and the vernal equinox arrives. Light and dark are equal and the soil begins to change. The earth awakes from its slumber and new life springs forth once more. The sun draws ever closer
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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Posted: March 17th 2019

As St Patrick’s Day draws to a close, let me offer you this beautiful Irish Blessing. I’ve used it in different Funerals and Weddings over the years because the words very gently take you to wherever you need to go. May it do the same for you now: May the road rise up to meet
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Yes – I keep every single ‘thank you’ card!

Posted: March 17th 2019

I keep old Christmas cards from my family. I keep postcards from interesting places. I keep milestone anniversary cards from anyone who sends them to me! So would it surprise you to know that I keep every single ‘Thank You’ card that lands in my letter box? If you’ve ever been kind enough to pop
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Time to welcome our noble Hector to the fold!

Posted: March 11th 2019

Many of you will remember how Keith and I had lost Dibley and Mischa, our adorable Newfoundland dogs over the last 18 months. We’ve thought long and hard about bringing a new addition into our home because their loss just left us so raw. But we took the plunge and decided to bring a new
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Chuffed to be the only Celebrant to have ever won this award!

Posted: February 15th 2019

This week saw me skip off to Birmingham to the annual gathering of the ‘Small Business Sunday’ winners. You might remember that back in 2013, Theo Paphitis the former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur chose Sincere Moments as one of his top 6 favourite businesses on twitter.  It’s something he does every week and the national network
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Passed away, slipped away…..or died.

Posted: February 11th 2019

Passed away or died. Lost or died. Slipped away or died. Gone to sleep or died. There are lots of ways we all describe death. That’s because we come at it from different backgrounds and belief systems.  So it tires me out when I hear the funeral industry tell us to use the words that
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“You have a wonderful calmness……..”

Posted: February 7th 2019

“Hi Carole I just wanted to say a huge thank you from all the family for Mum’s service yesterday. You captured her perfectly. You have a wonderful calmness and helped to turn a very difficult day, into one of fond memories and celebration. Everyone commented on what a lovely service it was and I was
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It’s been a weekend of feedback!

Posted: February 3rd 2019

Who wouldn’t want to close their weekend by reading some warm and authentic feedback? So here’s a snippet of the words used in some of the emails that landed in my inbox over the last couple of days: “You were professional and empathetic at the same time……..many people complimented the service as a whole and
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“Be still. Close your eyes. Breathe.” A most stunning poem that needs sharing!

Posted: January 28th 2019

A son recently read out a tweaked version of this poem for his Mother at her Funeral. He had a strong, deep and confident voice and you could have heard a pin drop as he led us all through the words. I shall always remember his oration and how he beautifully captured everyone’s imagination. “If
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“What if this road……decided not to go home after all”

Posted: January 24th 2019

I may well hold a growing repertoire of poetry and literature but I still learn every day, from the growing number of people who google away finding their own readings for the Funeral they’re arranging. A recent family I worked with asked for this particular poem to be included in their service.  I’d never come
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