Emily Hazell is the founder and visionary behind Serotonin Eatery, Exercise + Education. She is also an interior architect and graphic designer and purposefully designed Serotonin to be a sanctuary and escape from our fast-paced lives.
Optimal health requires a holistic approach and Serotonin integrates both a nourishing eatery with an exercise centre.
The ethos is based around eating a plant-based diet to ensure the body, mind and earth all function at their best. We spoke with Emily who shared her plans for Serotonin to become a leading facility in happiness and health education.
How did you get involved in Melbourne's thriving hospitality industry?
I had never worked a day in hospitality before I opened up Serotonin, however, was driven by the fact that 60% of deaths In Australia are diet related - so my goal is to change minds and lives to prevent these unnecessary deaths. Through Serotonin I am going to change the food industry and humanise hospitality again.
How do you set goals and tell us about the process involved
Every quarter I set; 3-months, 6-month, 12-month and 5-year goals. Regardless of whether you refer back to them or not, this is the first step in manifesting the life you want. I had achieved every goal I had ever dreamed of 9 months into opening Serotonin and didn't know what was to come.
Who or what inspires you?
What piece of advice do you have for those wanting to pursue their passion?
How do you keep productive?
Do you have a favourite quote?
"Life isn't about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself." All of my friends went to places like South America to "find themselves", I simply decided who I wanted to be and then became that! Another quote I love is, "I decided to be happy, because it's good for my health".