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to start prioritising


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(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, HR & DEI Strategist, 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 workplaces and women who want more.

I know a life with space for what you love, the people you love and all your big goals (without burnout) is possible—and I want that for you too.


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

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ready to make their wellbeing a priority.

Learn to set healthy boundaries,
take back control of your time and implement self care practices to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll be supported by a community who understands the juggle
and have access to masterclasses and resources from respected health and wellbeing experts.

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!

I Acknowledge the Wiradjuri People, the Traditional Custodians of the land I am privileged to live on and work from.

I pay my respect to their Elders past and present and extend my respect to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Country.

This is the land of the First Nations People which was never ceded. Always was, always will be.