Who are you, what do you do, how did you get there?
I’m Jade. I am a naturopath, mother of 1 (soon to be 2) and advocate of a vegan lifestyle. Together with my sister, Kathie, we run Panaceas Pantry, a social media space that promotes and shares whole food vegan recipes, sustainable and cruelty free products, and encourages people to live a kind life.
What is your fav quote
It’s not really a quote, but basically – If you don’t like something, be apart of the change. If you can’t change something, change your attitude towards it.
What are 3 must have’s in your handbag
Pure essential oils, filtered water, a good book
How do you take care of yourself when you’ve got your period?
I try to take care of myself the whole month through, as this really is the key to feeling good during my cycle. Particularly around my period, I avoid alcohol, sugar and stress, as they only potentiate mood swings and inflammation/pain.
What personal trait has gotten you in the most trouble?
I’m a typical capricorn. I work too hard, and I’m too stubborn. They have their pro’s and con’s, but they definitely have the biggest impact on my health.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Birth and Motherhood, without a doubt.
What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
I’d probably spend the whole day in a warm bath reading, with no disruptions. Haha.
How did you come across your business idea?
I wish I had a tale of great epiphany, but really it was just an organic profession that begun with a simple passion for health and wellness. Certainly when we started I never imagined that our work would turn into a business. Life (and a lot of hard work) just led the way. I’m so grateful for that.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I think I already live there! I live in the beautiful hills, surrounded by a big vegetable garden, trees, friends and family. It really doesn’t get much better than that for me. Plus, Melbourne (about an hours drive from my home) is really the perfect city for vegans! If I could transport my loved ones somewhere, to all live together, it would be somewhere in the Nepal Himalayas.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
My daughter, my health, and my family.
What is your fav way to decompress?
Yoga, bush walking and a hot shower.
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