Your simple, slow, sustainable life isn’t going to just appear overnight. It takes perseverance, focus and more than a sprinkle of hope… and that’s where I come in...

Hi, I’m Steph Mullen - sustainable and simple living coach, business consultant, blogger, speaker, toddler-mum and HUGE advocate for embracing slowness. 

I’m guessing you’re here because you want to reduce your impact on the planet, reduce stress, have more time for your family – or all of the above.

I’ll also go out on a limb and say that, because you’re here, you’re ready and willing to make a change.

Maybe you’re just starting out on your journey or perhaps you’ve been trying to achieve your goals for a while. Either way, you feel overwhelmed and lost.

I’ve been there - I know how confusing and impossible it can seem.

There are so many people saying different things about what’s ethical/sustainable (and what’s not), what we should buy (and from where), what we should do (or not do)... it’s a minefield and trying to navigate it is completely exhausting. 

And that’s on top of what we’ve already got going on in our lives - work, kids, relationships and other commitments, let alone trying to fit in time for ourselves and our passions - the things that really fuel us.

No wonder so many people come to me saying things like:

  • “I want to be ‘greener’ but it's hard to know where to start and how to change habits.”
  • “I’m already so busy and I worry trying to be more sustainable will just add to my daily task load.”
  • “I’ve often made choices that I think are for the best, only to find out they have consequences I wasn't aware of.” 
  • “We've been trying to live more sustainably/simply, but it feels as though modern life is against us.”
  • “I already do a lot more than most but still feel guilty about not doing enough to be ‘perfect’.”

If any of this resonates with you, then you’re in the right place. I help conscientious people like you to:

  • figure out what's most important to you and start living your life with more PURPOSE
  • focus your efforts so you can stop feeling overwhelmed and actually make PROGRESS
  • feel PROUD about your lifestyle and optimistic about the future
Live with purpose; Progress, not perfection; Be proud

I believe that simple, slow and sustainable living go hand in hand.

The desire to do good for the planet has been a driving force throughout my life. It’s why I became a vegetarian when I was 14 and why I never learnt to drive. It’s why I’ve spent the past 10+ years exploring how to live more sustainably (on a budget and alongside a full-time job, until recently) and why I now help others to do the same.

I kinda discovered simple and slow (‘intentional’) living by accident - but boy am I glad I did!

About 5 years ago, I was feeling stuck and, quite frankly, terrified. I had immersed myself in various environmental issues, finding out more about them and campaigning with various groups. I wanted to ‘save the planet’ but felt like a rabbit in headlights against the enormity of the challenge.

Not knowing how I could really make a difference, I took a scattergun approach. Trying pretty much everything I read/heard was the ‘right’ thing to do and getting involved with new campaigns. I just wanted to do more and more.

This was far from effective. I was trying to spin too many plates and, in the end, it just left me feeling disheartened, frustrated and knackered.

At the same time, I was getting increasingly afraid for our future. I didn’t recognise this until I started having panic attacks, where I felt like I was struggling to breathe and that my heart was beating through my chest.

Something had to give.

That ‘something’ couldn’t be my health, so I stopped. I gave myself a break from my own constant scrutiny over my choices and behaviours (easier said than done). I also withdrew from campaigning for a while. 

It was only when I pressed pause on my efforts and took some time to figure out what was most important to me, and what I could realistically achieve, that I finally started to get some clarity.

And it wasn’t just about sustainability. I did a lot of introspective work and tackled a multitude of mindset issues that were holding me back from achieving my personal goals. 

Since then, I’ve been living with more intention in all aspects of my life. I can’t even tell you how much it’s benefitted me (and my family) but here a just a few ways:

  • I’ve made far more progress on my sustainable living journey and actually recognise - and feel proud of - what I’ve achieved
  • By slowing down and learning to live with less, I’ve reduced stress and feel like I have more head-space
  • I’ve opened myself up to new opportunities and pushed myself out of my comfort zone, which has really boosted my self-confidence
  • I have more time for my family, having ample 'unplugged' time that allows me to be 'present' with my husband and daughter every day
  • By saying ‘No’ to more of the things that aren’t aligned with my core values, I can say ‘Yes’ to more of what brings me joy and fulfilment

My mission now is to help conscientious people like you to be kinder to the planet and yourself.

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