Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
That is always a hard one for any mother… we all have huge to do lists, trying to be super mums, super wives, and super successes in our own rights, but I do my best to put myself first.
One life-hack is that I block out “me” time before I add in my work schedule. “Me” time is for exercise and friends, because these things recharge me, keep me motivated. I know from the clients I see in clinic that so many people don’t prioritise things that fill us with joy – strange isn’t it? But this is what maintains the happiness that we all deserve.
I know from the clients I see in clinic that so many people don’t prioritise things that fill us with joy – strange isn’t it? But this is what maintains the happiness that we all deserve.
The Drive: What challenges have you overcome?
After the birth of my daughter and my husband’s life-changing accident in 2007, I realised that life is short and you should do what you want with it! This was a huge learning curve but gave me the courage to return to school and complete a Bachelor of Natural Medicine. I learnt about goal setting and following my dreams rather than just talking about it. Once we start following our dreams, our lives become beautiful.
For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?
I love running my own business for the flexibility it gives me to spend time with my family, go to after school activities, spend time with friends and have the ability to prioritise me to look after myself and recharge.
The negatives of having my own business is the constant juggle of the fun creative stuff – like making, researching and creating products, with the not-so-fun stuff for me – like the marketing, sales, administration and accounting side.
Hopes and dreams: What next?
I hope to continue to become stocked in more retail outlets and online sites so you all can get easy access to my products and enjoy them as much as I do. I would like to spend more time in the creative flow, developing products, playing with oils and herbs and having fun with my family, friends and in life in general.