About Sarah

Hi - I’m Sarah. I believe that kindness can change our hearts and our world.

I have a psychology degree, counselling qualifications and about 15 years’ experience helping people through the tough stuff of life.

In my work for non-profits like Lifeline, CanTeen and Cancer Council Tas, I’ve witnessed despair, fury, heartbreak and brokenness (and I’ve had my share as well).

Through it all, I’ve been astounded and touched by the goodness and resilience of the human heart. I’ve seen the power of connection and know that a small act of kindness can make a massive difference to someone who’s hurting.

I believe that being kind to ourselves and others helps us, and our world, to heal. 1000 Hearts brings together a few of my greatest passions. Ever since I was a small child, I’ve collected small items to carry as talismans against fear and sadness…

Image of sarah holding a heart

I started sewing when I was very young and come from a long line of makers…

I’ve always loved writing and sharing my thoughts (my childhood nick name was “Mercury”, after our local newspaper!) …and I believe in people coming together to create positive change.

I live in Tasmania, the heart-shaped state, and as well as running 1000 Hearts, I work in the non-profit sector, am raising two awesome humans who are currently in their teenage years and am the devoted minion of a small black rabbit called Remy.

Two hands holding up pocket hearts

Becoming a Heartist

Making hearts is easy to learn even if you’ve never sewed before.

It uses basic sewing skills with a few little tricks, and the kits come with instructions and the template for the original 1000 Hearts pocket heart.

Make Your Own Pocket Hearts