We sat down with Emily Hazell, Head Serotonin Dealer and Founder of Melbourne cafe Serotonin Eatery.
Who are you, what do you do and how did you get there?
Emily Hazell, I solely founded and own Serotonin Eatery!
I previously worked for the Commonwealth Bank and ran a nanny agency for 8 years!
Then Studied Interior Architecture and Communication (Graphic) Design
Describe yourself in three words.
Compassionate, Grateful and Fulfilled
What’s your favourite quote?
“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself”
I LOVE this! When I realised this my whole life changed!! Don’t “go on a trip to find yourself…” as everyone does, just decide who you want to be and be that!
What does your morning routine look like?
5 minute meditation, and some Chinese herbs before I leave the house and not much else!
I have already done my hair the night before, set out my uniform and packed my bag, I like to keep it simple!
3 morning a week I head to Yoga and the other 2 I go for a bike ride.
What’s one piece of advice your mum gave you?
Take time to look after yourself, and wear sunscreen!!!!
Your skin is the only place you have to live in!
Tell me about your ideal weekend?
Away in nature with friends camping, hiking, bike riding! I love any sober fun that gets your Serotonin levels high! So friends, nature and exercise and the perfect combination!!
What’s three must haves in your hand bag?
Lip balm, essential oils + my laptop.
How do you “take care” of yourself when you’ve got your period?
I have a warm bath with salts, lavender and vegan chocolate while I watch Sex & The City!
What fictional character do you wish you could meet?
Carrie Bradshaw <3
What 3 famous people, living or dead, would you want at your fantasy dinner party?
Andy Warhol , Heath Ledger & Ellen
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
See what really makes people happy
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Opening serotonin and making 1000’s of people happy every week!
How did you come across your business idea?
I was very depressed and went to the doctor and she said “I want to put you onto anti depressants” that alone scared me enough into discovering how to become “naturally happy” and researching this for years led me to find out how to increase my Serotonin levels naturally. I HAD to share these “secrets”.
What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?
Everyone is human, and everyone is faking it haha.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
In the Hinterlands outside of Byron Bay.
Who should everyone be following on Instagram right now?
@lonijane – LOVE!!! Amazing photos, kids, food and most of all MESSAGE!
What’s the best gift you have ever received?
Tickets to Rainbow Serpent for my Birthday, every year for the last 7 years!
It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown,
so keep smiling 🙂