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Here is where you’ll find me— Less Instagram, more Substack. GOOD NEWS INSIDE!
I’m writing with some good news… some really good news.
Despite an already thriving paid readership (thank you, wonderful peeps), I’ve just dropped the price of my premium Substack subscription…. to less than what a coffee and croissant combo costs in most cities right now. Inflation, what is upppp?
The new price is $11 USD a month and it opens up your inbox for way (way) more of my written and audio entries. This is how I, from either my home in the South West of Australia, or the rolling hills of Northern Italy, can deliver you golden honey each week in the form of my favourite artform– words.
In a world where everyone seems to be hiking prices higher, and higher, and higher (I get it, for the most part), this move has been on my heart for a while. I want to spend less time creating wordy carousels on Instagram, and more time nourishing you inside of this subscription.
For me, social media is getting a little out of hand. Those of us who’ve grown beautiful, organic audiences over a long period of time (11 years for me), are needing to become Instagram Einsteins in order to simply have our people see our stuff. Look, I’ve got two little kids. I waltz into my little writing space for 1-2 hours a day, 4-5 days a week, with my hot-tonic-of-choice in hand. What I do with this precious creative time matters, and I want it to be the richest, most fulfilling, joyful and impactful use of my time– for you and for me. So, I’ve made some subtle dynamic shifts in how I share my work. The main one being, the marrow of it will live on Substack. I dropped the price, because I want more of you to be able to join the ride inside the luxurious-level subscription, and let me smother you with honey– in an intentional, beautiful exchange outside of Instagram. Also, it feels like a big win for team ‘our nervous systems’.
Substack is the place for writers. It allows us to write to our communities in real time, not just in email format, but in building the publication of our dreams. It allows us to create an archive, so our readers can browse old posts in a relaxing, spacious way. It allows you, my community to pay a little for my art and to really choose it as something you want to ingest—- not something you just want to get occasional whiffs of. For many, Instagram and newsletters are simply ways to sell products. For me, my Substack publication is the main product.
I write with the intention to soak you in honey…
for my Substack to be a sanctuary for you and a reprieve from a loud, intense and grabby overload of information…
for you to feel seen in a way that has you breathing out, audibly…..
for you to read about the everyday stories and my real life, the juiciness and mundane detail, the struggle, the neuroticism (Yep), as well as the BIG ginormous uh-huh’s…
as a treaty treat (that’s how we say it in our house) for you, the art lover.
and to hopefully, make you laugh, excite your life, allow you to rest, and point you home.
Also.. you get to access the new Body Luxury section which is heaven for those who love a fresh, vast look at the relationship between a woman, food, vitality and God (also, just those super practical and delicious quick tips for food and movement). It’s my goal to add some more specific sections— maybe one devoted solely to reviewing cafe’s around the world (dreamy).
I’d love to share with you now, some words from those who regularly read the PK Diaries in full. Below these gorgeous words is a sneaky peak inside some of the comments from the last year (they’re so fun).
But before I do, I’ll sign off here with a big, fat invitation for you to join me in the diaries… a resting place for us both in a loud and distracting world. The new price applies to existing and new subscribers.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Michaela at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat through anything!
Love, PK XX
To me PK Diaries are about freshness. A freshness I feel, when I read your words. Sometimes they make me contemplate my own life. Sometimes they make me understand all the messiness I’m in myself, because your words makes me aware of nuances I’ve had difficulties grasping myself. Sometimes it’s all about a good laugh - which is pure medicine. I always get what I need in that moment, and that seems divine to me. Thank you.
- Love Lunnah
Followed Petas' work on and off the last couple of years, but since she’s putting out the diaries, it’s like something clicked. Like really. Not this pretending to/ seemingly maybe click. A real one. She’s so down to earth while trusting the heavens. It’s a blessing.
- Jana from Dresden Germany
Peta’s words are the chosen ones I allow to penetrate my mind. Real, cutting, timely. She’s the honest, wise, funny, cool big sister we all wish we had.
Seeing The PK Diaries email in my inbox always makes me smile. I cherish them as a gentle guidance from a wise friend. Both vulnerable and empowering at the same time. Somehow, new The PK Diaries entry will appear in just right moment to lift me up. They are educative, inspiring, nourishing and liberating. My favourites so far have been "Wean the bullshit before weaning the baby~ a piece" and "Woman, take back your home". While I have been encountering some obstacles on my journey to physical motherhood, your honest insights are helping me to prepare emotionally, mentally, and spiritually for it. Another favourites would be "You are the EMF harmoniser" and "Personal Development is the new Pharma". The later helped me stop judging myself when I became overwhelmed and disappointed. The PK Diaries are a real jewel.
I have said this before but think of you like a lighthouse on a rocky misty shoreline standing strong and present. I’ve read your books but pk diaries are my favourite read due to the freshness and flow of your writing. It makes me stop and think about what I am doing in my own life where I can simplify and experience life more.
The FRESHEST perspectives. An impactful voice. Grateful for all you share with so many people you will never know.
I stumbled upon Peta's work in the second half of 2022 through her instagram page... I believe someone I already followed shared one of her posts on their stories feature. Once I started clicking through her profile... I was hooked. The words. The messages. The depth. The vibe. The energy. The freshness. It was the first time in such a long time, if ever, I felt truly seen and heard. So it was a no brainer to subscribe to her paid Substack subscription shortly after that. In recent months, it's helped me navigate my own journey as I can certainly identify as an ex wellbeing good girl who wants to reach a sustainable place, nurture my relationship with God, and go way deeper than nutrition. I'm in fact a health coach myself and it was having trouble making sense of wanting so badly to let go of always talking about the "food" piece and dive in way deeper to all things health + healing... but how to translate this online is hard, because it hasn't really been done before. That is, until I found PK's work. So thank you, Peta - for everything - I can't wait to continue following along on this journey with you.
Anddddd….. some of the comments. Ya ready?
Oh my goodness… You know what I love? I love that you always, always, always remind me to align with my inner being no-matter-the-f*-what.
Oh my… Peta, I am crying my eyes out listening to you. “All I wanna do is make art.” Me too.
Thank you for sharing this with us. It made me cry. I feel you and understand you so much.
Thank you for sharing your heart here with us. I really appreciate these audio diaries, it opens a different and deeper expression of you that we can all learn from too.
It’s such a breath of fresh air to hear your tenderness, because I was under the illusion that all the brilliant women like you that talk about liberation had somehow liberated themselves from their past.
Thank you for sharing. This brought me to tears in aisle three at Woolworths!
Thank you so much for sharing. For trusting us with the vulnerable parts in you. I have learnt so much from you in this substack! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Lots a love.
Beautifully poignant and moving as always Peta.
I am sobbing so much right now. I can barely see the words my fingers are typing from all the tears swelling up in my eyes.
Thank you for unapologetically sharing your wisdom, always.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for expressing your truth. Your words strengthen my belief in myself and my own feelings, and that ripples into my 4-year-old, super intuitive, wise little stepdaughter. You are changing the world with your fullest expression, please don’t hold back or feel you need to add disclaimers. We get you, and you are pure magic to our souls.
Oh Peta, this is so well timed. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Love your spicy thoughts and your spicy voice!
Oh my God, Peta. I had tears in my eyes. Bless your spice and directness, it is SO needed. I feel SO SEEN as being an advocate for my child. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Ditto, I was moved to tears. So so needed.
Loving this entry Peta. Been reading your entries since you started this Substack and always try and create little pockets of quiet time where I can just read and soak it all in. Today I am sitting in southern France (on a camping trip right now), listening to you and just loving it.
I love hearing these little drops of Peta!
Absolutely loved this Peta. Thank you! New member here. I didn’t realise until I listened that I’ve been craving something like this from you since I read Earth is Hiring years ago (and LOVED it).
I needed this so much. Thank you Peta.
Time after time your writing is exactly what is happening in my life, in my thoughts. I get such comfort and validation from reading it and so many insights.
Thank you once more for articulating the experiences and thoughts in my head so I can read them back.
Thank you for your wisdom. Your writings are my favorite thing right now. I feel like every time you write you are speaking directly to my soul.
Thank you PK, reading your words always make me feel at home in my own soul. You give such a permission slip.
I just wanted to say that I love you. You’re fabulous, and I absolutely love reading your recent posts where you write about your true nature without punishing yourself for it, just allowing yourself to live your life. It’s so healthy and fresh, and inspiring.
Loved reading this and resonate SO MUCH with some of the experiences you described growing up.
Gold, gold, gold! Looks like you’ve integrated the meadow in yourself fully.
Thank you Peta. So much of this entry rings true. I am so grateful for you and your art.
I want to take my time to write about what these entries mean to me, but for now I will just say that each time they arrive it feels like Christmas!! Thank you from the depth of my heart for sharing your journey, your soul, your words, your heart, your life and your wisdom. Best treat ever each week.
Oh Peta, THANK YOU! I’ve been feeling so wrong, for being who I am this week as well. It’s not over yet, but your words brought me so much comfort of not being alone.
So beautiful. Your words always make me feel so whole and reinforces my trust in this process. In simplicity, in freedom, in sweet raw milk and all while in the comforts of my own company.
Resonating! As always. Love, love love.
Everything about this post! It’s like you articulate exactly what I am thinking but cannot find the words to express or ask the quality of questions and call out the BS that I am seeing/feeling/creating from within. Thank you for saying ALL OF THIS.
My reaction through every paragraph of this piece was and is: F***. I love her. Thank you Peta. I’ll reread this piece today and perhaps tomorrow, and whenever I need to remind myself of this wisdom. Such important topics.
I’ll be re-reading this so many times. There is so much there. Rather than comment on the 80 different facets of this, just sending you big big love this week dear Peta.
And I must say, I just drunk your words like a nectar. They landed so softly, grandly and effortlessly in my being and touched the spots that needed to be looked at since some time.
Thank you for the audio with your beautiful words. I just subscribed to your diaries and so much resonates! I love when your words re-center me to what my intuition is telling me versus the “shoulds” from family and community.
As ALWAYS, the words from your fingers/mouth give legs to the echoes in my own head/heart/belly that have yet to crystalize. THANK YOU.
Feeling SO much resonance and synergy with this writing.
Thank you so so much for writing to us about your life and what you learn from your lived experiences. It’s such a relief to be able tor receive these wisdoms/transmissions of the innermost crevices of (your) daily life, be affected by this, which then allows me to drop back into my own life and body.
This was such a powerful transmission Peta. And I really enjoyed the ‘audio’ version.
Thank you from my heart. Your words and your art truly travels like rings in the water.
Oh darling what a beautiful share. Thank you for letting us in and thank you for being such a pain in the arse advocate for your/our kids. These words resonate so deeply with me. Love your work sister.
Tears. Tears of empathy, tears of anxiety, tears of relief, tears of joy, tears of GRATITUDE.
I was sobbing throughout most of this tender share. Once again your clarity of what truly matters inspires me to my core.
Mmmm, resonate with those questions and thank you for sharing with so much verve and honesty.
Where am I still trying to have my needs met where they weren’t as a child? This sentence really hit me. Thank you for opening that up for me.
I am sitting with these questions. I see my own inner-conflict reflected in this piece of your journey.
Your expression is so beautiful to read Peta. Thank you.
Thank you beautiful. This is resting like a warm cup of tea for my soul today.
Heard you v. deeply on this one, and I feel very grateful to be with you and others here who are also searching themselves and the globe for this.
I always read your words with a warm mug of frothy matcha in hand. It’s one of my favourite morning rituals. Thank you for sharing your art with us.
Nods and smiles and with welling eyes, thank you again.
Your words are like honey to my heart. I drink with utmost respect and in reverence to your motherhood and to whatever you birth into this world.
Sending you so much love and appreciating that you’ve shared this with us. It’s true. We get to reclaim our motherhood. This deeply reminded me as a space holder that although I truly enjoy creating safety for others, it also has to come from luxury within, from nourishing and nurturing myself first. Something has shifted just be reading all these. Thank you, Peta.
Such medicine from these words. Thank you Peta.
I love your words and the contemplations. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Love this one even more. What am I saying, they’re all captivating. Thank you for sharing your ebb and flow with us.
I love this Peta. Your words make me smile, giggle, think and feel places within me that I want to bring more and more to the surface as well. What is the point in all of this if we don’t enjoy mulberries!
Simplicity… that feels nourishing. Thank you for sharing your words.
The vibe of this has me feeling giddy like I’ve had three wines and a bag of mulberries. Fn love your work PK.
Your words are like honey to my soul.
So so so beautiful. Love this writing. Love this creation and art. Thank you for sharing!
Sitting. Sipping matcha. Absorbing the early morning sunlight and your words. I feel nourished.
Reading this, I feel a beautiful calm. Thanks as always. Just the moment of reading I didn’t know I needed.
The value, beauty, and awakening that is transmitted through your writing far exceeds the monthly subscription investment. So very thankful that you’ve shown up as a sacred reflection in my life at this time. Beyond words thankful.
F***, tears again. No words again.
This just unlocked and alchemizes the most POTENT mindset shift…POP. You’ve changed my life by just being and sharing what is true for YOU. Thank you.
Had to take a breath halfway through to let the goosebumps illuminate!! Peta for all the wins today.
Thank you for not only validating this way of living, but elevating it. I’m excited to be alive today!
Holy s*** Peta. My core feels your codes upgrading, and as you do the work – I’m doing the work as well. It just happens. Energy moves fast like that. Pop as you will say it.
Thank you feels like a superficial word now, it just doesn’t do your work justice anymore.
Foof… Peta Kelly you are inspiring and contagious! Thank you wonder woman.
Yet another deep sigh of relief to the soul (and body/mind). Everything I was needing to hear, and be reminded of.
Thank you, as always. You are a true gem and inspiration, Peta.
Hot damn. Well that’s a relief.
This is so rich, I feel so rich receiving it.
Thank you for sharing this intimate journey. Such a profound piece and brought me to tears.
Wow… I feel it in my bones. The fires, the light. The space in between.
Thank you Peta… you’ve been beautifully supplying the words to the feelings I couldn’t verbalize for nearly a decade.
Your rawness, realness, your strength, continues to grow most in your vulnerability. Thank you.
So special to be receiving your art and expression in this way. Feeling the fires and the power of the initiations at this time.
STUNNING. Bowing to you. What a pleasure and honour it is to experience your art in this powerfully charged and clean way.
BRB bawling. Thank you for so beautifully articulating to be “conscious” within the human experience right now.
Thank you Peta. I feel this in every cell and bone in my body.
Bloody hell. I can resonate so much with this. The liberation to read it spoken and broken down is wonderful. Thank you Peta.
Being new here I have started from the beginning of these diaries while also keeping up with the new. This one I felt in every part of my being. The real reason for commenting is to actually show my appreciation. Thank you for being you and creating this space.
I just needed to hear this, after a day of total internal messy-ness. Thank you for sharing so vulnerably. I’m loving being part of this.
Just love this Can feel your words so deeply. Thank you.
Damn damn damn that was delicious.
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