Interviewed by Skin Health Emporium
Since the age of 14 years old, I have been passionate about re-homing pets that end up in Australian pounds & rescue centres. Over 200,000 happy and healthy pets get euthanised in Australia per year, this occurs due to many factors; mass breeding, unwanted pets, owners not de-sexing & the list goes on. My mission is to lower this shocking statistic, educate the Australian public about the importance of choosing to adopt instead of shop and help to actively re-home as many pets as possible via my charity; Pound Paws.
Explains The Grit Behind Your Passions. Results! Nothing makes me happier, more motivated, inspired to continue with my chosen path than when I see a pet that was once on death row, now living a happy life with his/her new fur-ever family! I get to witness this a lot at the Dog Day events which I organise via Pound Paws. We have a lot of ex-rescue dogs come down and join in on all the fun with their new fam, It’s really heart-warming! In terms of personal development, I feel the more time I put into personal development and self-growth, the more enlightened I become regarding my life path and purpose.
Nighttime Routine: Nighttime is where I focus a lot more on skincare, I tend to unwind from the day with tea & a face mask with my hair in a bun. I recently discovered an amazing tool from Beauty Tofu, which is a skin roller, I absolutely love using this once a week, to prickle the skin on my face, then lather active serums onto my face to soak in whilst I sleep. No computers or iPhones are allowed in my bedroom.
Your Mental health And Self-care Journey? Disconnecting from social media + exercise is a great way to manage your mental health. I believe disconnecting from social media is a great way to instantly reduce levels of anxiety, however I understand that a lot of us can’t completely cut it off, due to our work revolving around it, so a great tip is to ‘Mute’ all posts/stories from people in your social network & only fill your newsfeed with inspirational posts/pictures or quotes from your favorite authors. Exercise is something you should involve in your daily routine! I never used to be a fan of exercising, until I forced myself to do it and it turned into a daily habit. I’m a huge fan of One Hot Yoga, in particular, the reformer pilates classes are amazing. I noticed a big shift in my mindset, I was no longer easily triggered by minor things & felt a lot more energised throughout the day. I now can’t live without it, ha! I would highly recommend exercise for those who have overactive minds / high energy, as without exercise as an outlet, it can turn into nervous energy (which was happening to me) & this can result in stress, anxiety or even skin disorders or body pain!
A Favorite Holiday Destination, Restaurant, Artist And Book?
Holiday: I love being around water, I find it incredibly calming, so a holiday anywhere near the sea always tempts me!
Restaurant: Anywhere with fresh/unprocessed food.
Artist: I really enjoy John Mayers music, I always feel really relaxed listening to him. His lyrics are really great too and hold a lot of meaning.
Book: The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz – it’s a great read for those who want to break out of self-limiting beliefs & tap into the dream life they have always wanted to live… it starts with re-programming the mind!