Melanie Chisnall

Hey! I'm Melanie... a writer, content creative, slightly over-ambitious dreamer, notebook and tea addict, INFJ and empath, aspiring vegan and mental health advocate.

I was born in Namibia, but I've called Cape Town my home for the last 21 years. I live with my trail running hubby and Jinx, our super spoiled fur-child (who's a Queen bee of note. Literally, you've got to stop what you're doing if madam wants some company).

This is a blog for big hearts, creatives, dreamers and happiness seekers. I write a lot from the heart (because I'm an introvert INFJ) and mindset is a huge part of who I am, so you'll find a lot of that here. But, you'll also find a few lifestyle posts here and there, because I'm figuring life out, too!

My goal with this blog is to help inspire and empower fellow introverts, dreamers and big hearts to embrace more self care, create more balance in life, and go after the things that set their soul on fire. I keep it really real here, and you'll get a front row seat to any oopsies I make (like with the first few episodes of my podcast... btw, that's coming back soon, so keep an eye out!) as I navigate this creative life.

Topics you'll find here...

My personal beliefs

I believe that life is about EXPERIENCES and creating moments.

Wine farms. Coffee shops. Hiking. But if I'm going to be really honest here, you'll probably find me on the couch binge-watching a new Netflix series with a cuppa. Because, balance!

Mindset is a pretty big deal for me, because I've suffered from both anxiety and depression and I feel like this is something that needs to be talked about and focused on a LOT more in our current society. And no, you can't just wish this stuff away, unfortunately.

As you can see, I'm also a huge fan of motivational talk, so you'll find that here.

But sometimes, you'll find raw posts that aren't always pretty enough for Pinterest...
Because, I don't think blogging should always be so well thought out and picture perfect.

Fun or interesting facts about me...

  • I was once called a "gentle flower with a bit of spice" by a coworker.
  • I'm a podcast and notebook addict.
  • I've been dancing since I was 5 years old – it's my go-to happy place.
  • I'd much rather hang out over coffee and talk about real life, than do small talk and pretentious get-togethers.
  • I met my husband on the internet.
  • I told my first boss his office environment wasn't positive enough... Whoops.
  • I don't have a green thumb, but I'm determined to keep all our remaining plants alive this year.
  • There are at least 7 different types of tea in my kitchen cupboard at any given time.

First time here?

Grab a cuppa and dive into one of my favourite posts below for a some tips or inspiration.

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