Sarah Hardie

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BA Marketing and Management
Founder & Owner
25 years of sales experience across FMCG, Property, and Recruitment.
Instagram: yourdeservedluxury
Living with an invisible illness
Female self-care
Chronic health issues
Small business start-up
Family, Friends, fun & champagne
I already had Hashimoto's, meaning my thyroid doesn't work and now my body was poisoning itself storing too much iron in my blood, Remember, my specialist had told me not to worry about this disease until I went through menopause. At this stage, I'm 39 and now the iron overload had caused damage to my liver, pancreas, and gall bladder, and caused me secondary diabetes.

I had a choice, let it overtake me, or listen to my body and start to put my needs first. After struggling with fatigue and chronic headaches, at the age of 40, I quit my public service job and embarked on starting my own business, Deserved Luxury Jewellery, Through our work Balinese artisans are able to support their families in this uncertain time.

80% of women recognise the need for self-care, but only 31% put themselves first. Through telling my story I want women to become their own advocates, in health and everyday moments of self-care.