This month we spend five minutes with the brave Emily Hazell from Serotonin Eatery. Emily speaks openly about her journey, including her battle with depression.


Are you able to share a little about your journey and what led you to be the founder of Serotonin Eatery, Exercise and Education?

How much time do you have? Haha.

My journey started when I was in high school and going through what I call “mood funks” I couldn’t get myself out of them and was suicidal. At 21 I ended up in the doctors office and they prescribed me anti-depressants.

After a lot of research I decided I didn’t want to take anti-depressants and I would go the natural route. Eight years later i’m still thriving and now follow my “Serotonin Formula” daily. This is my step-by-step guide to natural happiness and easy steps that anyone can follow..


* Sleep eight hours

* Raise your heart rate

* Stop the stimulant cycle

* Spend time outdoors

* Eat fruits and vegetables

* Be mindful

* Connect with others and meditate

* Listen to music and dance

* Read and write

* Smile, laugh and be positive

* Educate yourself

* Volunteer and help others

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A great day begins with..

Having had eight hours sleep, watching the sunrise, followed by my 20 minute morning meditation, a big smoothie and some journalling.

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The last song I listened to on repeat was..

Anything by The XX! I saw them three times in the last three months.

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The next place I want to travel..

India! I think the food is so beautiful and I LOVE yoga, so I would love to visit an Ashram.

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Happiness is..

Growth. Compassion and gratitude.

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My favourite space to be creative is..

I spend time every year in Ubud, Daylesford and Byron as they’re my creative, artistic spaces.

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My favourite Space to Create piece is

The new Loft Armchair in flannel grey! They are sooo comfy! I work from it everyday!

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