Are you ready

to start prioritising


Get 7 Self Care Ideas to use this week

(even if you have no time)


I’m Mel

Women come to me to beat overwhelm,
prioritise their wellbeing, and build lives they want to lead.

“Mel Watson is an Australian coach and wellbeing mentor who has become known for her no-fluff, practical approach to self care and burnout prevention.”

Yep. That’s me! But I’m also a mum of two, self-confessed 80’s fanatic, stiletto enthusiast and lover of all things sparkly and caffeinated.

I’ve had the corporate career, been a senior public servant and done all of the things that set me up for the life I should have wanted.

Now I share the strategies I learned in that people and culture career (and my own experience of burnout and coming out the other side), with women who want more.

I believe a life with space for what you love, the people you love and all your big goals (without hustle) is possible—and I want the same for you.

This is how we do it…


Community is at the heart of everything we do, not just because connection is a vital part of your wellbeing, but because making the changes you want will be so much easier with your people around you, cheering you on. When you join any of the programs, you become part of the fam.


Education is a key focus here! It’s not about telling you what to do, it’s about teaching you why and showing you how. From articles to masterclasses and bite-size tutorials, you’ll find all the expert knowledge you need to implement changes that suit your own lifestyle.


Support is the final essential ingredient in the mix, and one of the most crucial.
I’m here with you every step of the way as you move towards the life you want.
From weekly emails, and Q&A calls to coaching and planning sessions,
I’ve got your back.


A wonderful gift to give to yourself every month.

As a busy business owner with little time on my hands to prioritise myself and my well-being- this is ideal as it gives me all the tools as well as goodies to be able to make myself a priority again. 

Thank you! 😊



Manon Beauchamp-Tardieu

Entrepreneur and Founder, Little Green Panda

The best part of working with Mel has been feeling supported as an individual without any pressure to participate more than I am comfortable with.

In the past, I have perceived self-care as an additional task to be completed, which has been counterproductive and made me feel like I was just adding to my to do list.  I have learned to prioritise self-care without feeling guilty about it!


Erin Balfoort

Lead Educator, Founding Member

Mel’s membership has revolutionised my self-care routine.

Mel delivers high-quality products aligned with unique monthly tools and resources – seamlessly integrating relaxation, mindfulness, and wellness into my lifestyle. Mel’s outstanding customer service and commitment to supporting local businesses makes this the go-to destination for anyone seeking an immersive self care experience.

Danica Bunch

Author of She Has Breast Cancer, Founding Member

The Zest Collective?

 Glad you asked! The Zest Collective is our signature membership, a paid community for women who are ready to make their own wellbeing a priority.

As a member, you’ll learn to set healthy boundaries and be supported by your own community who get the juggle and understand the day-to-day challenges, because they’re our challenges too!

You’ll be supported with coaching, expert talks and resources to build momentum and
help you get back your zest for life.

What’s in a membership?


Zest Light

$49 / mth

Like Skipper is to Barbie, Zest Light is the little sister to our
Zest VIP level: still fabulous, just a little more petite.
Zest Light is for women who know they need a change and want to learn to practice self care and healthy boundaries. Get all the core inclusions, plus one live group coaching session every month and weekly email prompts to support growth and momentum, plus a copy of The A-Z Burnout Recovery e-book by Dr Jo Braid.


Zest VIP

$197 / mth

Zest VIP is our signature package, for women ready to take action and who want all the support to help make themselves a top priority on their own to-do list. Get everything included in Zest Light, plus additional group coaching, live monthly webinars with wellbeing experts,  our eight-module self-paced wellbeing program, a hard-copy planner and a premium curated self care box every month
to help build momentum faster.

The Journal


5 Minutes with Amanda Hinkelmann

5 Minutes with Amanda Hinkelmann

A highlight of this blog for me so far has been meeting Amanda Hinkelmann, of Because of My Four. Grab a coffee and join me for the first post in my Brilliant Women series; a chat with this proud Wiradjuri woman, artist and all around superstar!

The Retail Therapy?

Want to know where to find the most beautiful self care products and gifts? Got you covered lovely!

What Mellie Did Next is your one stop shop, whether you’re spoiling yourself or a loved one, celebrating a special milestone or sending a care package for one of life’s tough spots.