The Story of Us...

A photo of Celeste, the founder of The Self Collective Co

Hi there!

I'm so happy you've found us and want to find out a little bit more! I wanted to share with you my story and how The Self Collective Co came to be.

I've always been an ideas kind of girl with a dream to own my own business. But for the longest time I did not have the self-confidence to pursue this dream. Instead, I stuck to the 'safe' path of an established career in health that was no longer fulfilling me.

Then in 2016, a shift started to occur. At the time I would say that this shift was completely sudden and unexpected. In hindsight it wasn't. This was the year I was diagnosed with generalised anxiety and panic disorder.

I think I have had anxiety most of my life but it was my normal, so I knew no different. As I got older, got married, progressed in my career and had a child, my anxiety worsened but I just kept adjusting to my 'new' normal. 

I was the proverbial duck on the pond - all calm and serene on top of the water but paddling frantically underneath the water to stay afloat. Until I couldn't paddle any longer and suffered my first panic attack. I knew things had to change.

What was the hardest time of my life in 2016 actually turned out to be one of the best. I had to learn a new normal if I wanted to move forward. This growth shifted my perspective on what was really important to me and the type of life I wanted to be living.

Part of this was learning how vital self-care was to my mental health. As I started to improve, I started looking around for self-care that was specific to my mental health needs. I couldn't find what I was looking for - something that nurtured my emotional and psychological self-care needs, not just the physical ones. And so the seed for The Self Collective Co was sown.

It was a slow growing seed and I stuck it out in my day job for another few years until I came to a crossroad. I realised I had a choice to make. I could stay stuck where I was in a place and a job that I no longer loved, or I could channel my energy into my passion project  - helping others like me utilise self-care as tool to aid mental health recovery.  I am so glad and proud to say I chose the latter.

To me, The Self Collective Co is more than just the beautiful self-care products that we sell. It is a community. It is a forum for mental health awareness, an opportunity to normalise mental health issues, and it is the place you can come to learn how to nurture yourself  - mind, body and soul.

Thank you so much for joining me on this self-care adventure. I hope you love our products as much as I do.

Celeste xx

Don't forget that you can find out more by subscribing to The Self Collective Co here

 

Hi there!

I'm so happy you've found us and want to find out a little bit more! I wanted to share with you my story and how The Self Collective Co came to be.

I've always been an ideas kind of girl with a dream to own my own business. But for the longest time I did not have the self-confidence to pursue this dream. Instead, I stuck to the 'safe' path of an established career in health that was no longer fulfilling me.

Then in 2016, a shift started to occur. At the time I would say that this shift was completely sudden and unexpected. In hindsight it wasn't. This was the year I was diagnosed with generalised anxiety and panic disorder.

I think I have had anxiety most of my life but it was my normal, so I knew no different. As I got older, got married, progressed in my career and had a child, my anxiety worsened but I just kept adjusting to my 'new' normal. 

I was the proverbial duck on the pond - all calm and serene on top of the water but paddling frantically underneath the water to stay afloat. Until I couldn't paddle any longer and suffered my first panic attack. I knew things had to change.

What was the hardest time of my life in 2016 actually turned out to be one of the best. I had to learn a new normal if I wanted to move forward. This growth shifted my perspective on what was really important to me and the type of life I wanted to be living.

Part of this was learning how vital self-care was to my mental health. As I started to improve, I started looking around for self-care that was specific to my mental health needs. I couldn't find what I was looking for - something that nurtured my emotional and psychological self-care needs, not just the physical ones. And so the seed for The Self Collective Co was sown.

It was a slow growing seed and I stuck it out in my day job for another few years until I came to a crossroad. I realised I had a choice to make. I could stay stuck where I was in a place and a job that I no longer loved, or I could channel my energy into my passion project  - helping others like me utilise self-care as tool to aid mental health recovery.  I am so glad and proud to say I chose the latter.

To me, The Self Collective Co is more than just the beautiful self-care products that we sell. It is a community. It is a forum for mental health awareness, an opportunity to normalise mental health issues, and it is the place you can come to learn how to nurture yourself  - mind, body and soul.

Thank you so much for joining me on this self-care adventure. I hope you love our products as much as I do.

Celeste xx

Don't forget that you can find out more by subscribing to The Self Collective Co here