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Nov 23, 2017

Emily Hazell deals in happiness. And who doesn’t want to be happy?

Emily is the owner and self-described Head Serotonin Dealer at her café, Serotonin Eatery, located in Burnley in Melbourne.

Not so long along she was diagnosed with clinical depression and advised to take anti-depressants. Curious about alternatives, she learnt about the naturally occurring nutrients in food that cause the release of the powerful neurotransmitters responsible for mood, such as dopamine and serotonin.

Fast forward a few years and she now runs an establishment which truly serves food that makes you feel good.

Not food that starts off good and ends with guilt. You know what I’m talking about - fat, sugar and salt. The food at Serotonin is designed to nurture and sustain us. It gives us a hug from the inside. No guilt. No remorse. In an environment that’s bright and uplifting. With swings. Swings in the cafe.

We talk today with Emily about how she came to manifest her dreams of creating a gift to the world. A movement to nourish, inspire and inform about how to unlock the happiness in all of us. It started with a café and in the spirit of a true altruistic entrepreneur has morphed into an education program (Emily runs regular lectures for girls aged around 15), charitable donations (via events such as plant-based degustations), a soon to be launched Serotonin Airbnb experience across Australia and even a book due for release in late 2018.

We loved talking to Emily. Her work ethic, openness and passion is contagious and we hope she helps inspire you on ways to become happier and healthier.


Join us on Thursday November 30th 2017 at Serotonin Eatery for an evening with amazing plant-based food in an environment designed especially to make you feel good.

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