My name is Jodie and I am a qualified, registered and practicing Social Worker in Brisbane. I completed my two university degrees in Social Work and Psychology here in the heart of Brisbane, and running my own business was once a distance dream that has finally come to life. Pause was born out of my passion for empowering people to nurture themselves through their journey with mental health and wellbeing. I have previously worked through my own major depression, health anxiety, social anxiety and OCD, which has given me a deep and genuine understanding of the challenges associated with looking after our mental health. Pause has two elements; an online candle store and a mental health initiative. Both created out of the need I saw to create an honest online platform where mental health concerns were normalised, so that people would feel less alone in their journey. My heart for Pause is that people would embrace their journey with mental health, find helpful resources and coping strategies and be the most authentic version of themselves.
I hand make all of the Pause candles here in my home in Brisbane, with natural soy wax and high quality natural fragrances. I have carefully crafted a range of candles that speak to particular mental health needs, designed to inspire connection with you and your loved ones . I am confident that these candles will take up a special place in your heart and home. You deserve to take the time that you need to breathe, PAUSE and repeat. You are resilient, you are worthy, you are loved and I believe that you are going to be more than okay. Keep going and remember, you are never alone.