Rachael Kable in a Blog Post
Hello, lovely! It truly is so wonderful to have you here. Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit more about me!
The book worm
I adore books. Ever since I could read, I’ve devoured them like there’s no tomorrow. Even when I was in primary school, I remember reading and reading and reading until my head ached. I would wake up early and read in bed for an hour before I had to start getting ready for school. I could never get enough! Although I slowed down in high school and during my years at University, my love affair with books continued. I have every book written by Jodi Picoult and Belinda Alexandra. I demolished fiction series, like The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and The Obernewtyn Chronicles (please, oh, please Isobelle Carmody, I still need the next instalment!).
More recently, I’ve developed a new book addiction with my discovery of the self-development world. Currently, I’m reading The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte, Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell, the Spirited e-book by Rachel McDonald and Tara Bliss and Calm by Michael Acton Smith. All amazing books in their own right and equally difficult to put down (hence why I’m reading them all at once!). Don’t forget to sign up to my newsletter to receive updates of my book reviews! I love sharing a great read with you guys and there are some upcoming reviews which you will not want to miss. Also, if there’s a book you particularly love, send me an email and let me know! If it resonates with me, I might just write a review and mention you as the incredible person who recommended it.
The animal lover
I absolutely adore animals and they bring so much happiness into my life! I’ve volunteered at the Kangaloola wildlife shelter, where I helped look after little joeys, wombats, wallabies and a variety of other gorgeous, native creatures. My absolute most favourite time during my days there was bottle feeding little Wally and Dolly, two tiny wombats who (in my opinion!) were the definition of cute! They were little rascals, too, and enjoyed chasing each other around their pen; over rocks, through wooden tunnels and around trees, often crashing into each other and falling over.
My boyfriend and I recently brought home our little Cavalier puppy, called Moose. He reminds me of those baby wombats actually! He gets super excited (especially when he’s outside) and zooms around like a high speed bulldozer, bumping into things, falling over, rolling around… And then his energy crashes and he wants nothing more than to cuddle up and go to sleep.
Did someone say e-course? Podcast? New self-development book? I’ll admit it, when it comes to learning, I tend to go a little overboard. After four years at University, I lost a little bit of my passion for it. I was learning a whole bunch of stuff because I needed to, not necessarily because I enjoyed it or found it interesting (although I was studying psychology which was often very interesting and I loved the majority of my classes!).
Funnily enough, maybe a week after I finished studying, I felt bored.
I promptly took myself down to the library and signed up, subscribed to a bunch of blogs (and a few months later, started my own!) and welcomed opportunities to attend workshops and participate in e-courses. In the last 6 months alone, I’ve read more than 10 self-development books, listened to countless podcasts, taken part in three e-courses, got my mindfulness groove on with Mindful in May and attended these workshops: Self Love Series workshop with The Daily Guru, Breathe and Believe workshop with Erin and Sarah, Business Entrepreneurial Accelerator workshop with Sparks Elite and Nourish Your Instagram with Social Media Creative. Not to mention my incredible day at the Utopia Women’s Wellness, where I had the absolute privilege of listening to wonderful speakers, including Lisa Messenger, Amanda Bisk and Katie Dean, Jamie Gonzalez and Dr Sarah Lantz.
Maybe you love learning too? Shoot me an email and tell me where your journey has taken you (because, seriously, I’d love to learn about you too!).
After moving out of home at 18, I quickly developed a passion for cooking. Every week, I plan meals and create a shopping list and I truly believe this has been one of the most important habits I’ve learned to enjoy. Meal planning helps with budgeting, it saves time, grocery shopping is way easier and I get to eat a range of nutritious foods.
I love being creative with food and I don’t often follow recipes anymore. There are definitely days when cooking can feel like a chore, however most of the time I genuinely look forward to it! Cooking means “me time.” I might put on some music or a podcast or try a new ingredient or add different spices for a bit of fun. Sometimes, there are epic fails, including the blueberry pudding which tasted like scrambled eggs (although my boyfriend still ate it- if you’ve seen Joey eat Rachel’s trifle on Friends then you’ll have an understanding of the situation). The most important thing is to laugh it off, order take away and start to learn that “failing” isn’t the end of the world.
Lastly, I’d love to let you in on my entrepreneurial side! The writer, the introvert (surprise!), the creator, the wellness coach, the e-course developer, the budding podcaster, the learner (again!), the ideas woman, the workshop facilitator… The list goes on, but the most important thing is that all these aspects create the entrepreneur I am today. We’re all different and we all have very unique things to offer.
After studying psychology, volunteering on the helpline at the Anxiety Recovery Centre for Victoria and learning to manage my own stress (which began during my teenage years), I love helping women to tap into mindfulness and self-love to live enriched, fulfilled, happy, energetic, peaceful and inspired lives. I’m currently running one-on-one workshops via Skype to help women uncover and create authentic happiness and I’m on the cusp of launching my podcast, The Mindful Kind. I’ve also got an e-course in the making, which will offer an exciting journey into self-love (including self-compassion, stress management, meditation and confidence building). My first e-book is available to download (for free!) when you subscribe to my newsletter.
What I love most about being an entrepreneur is that every day, I can choose to create something I truly believe in. Whether that’s a written blog post, a podcast, an e-book, a workshop or an e-course, I can infuse all my studies, all my knowledge, all my experiences and all my love, effort and care into something which I can then share with the world. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you being here, because connecting with you truly lights me up. You drive me to learn more, create more and share more.