Hello hello, I’m so happy you’re here! I’m Katie Lolas (or Lady Lolas over on the ‘gram), and over the years, I've built an incredibly inspiring and supportive community. I hope you’ll love it here as much as I do! I’d love to become your friend and cheerleader… my goal with this space is to support and empower you to be the best version of yourself and to feel less alone whilst doing so!
Let me start by introducing myself… I’m a Sydney-based high school teacher; busy mum of Harper and Eli (and pet-parent to our toy cavoodle, Rupert!); and married to the love of my life, the one and only Scott Grant or “SG’! I absolutely love to cook and am super duper A type personality organised. Wellness, without restriction or unrealistic expectation, is at the heart of everything I do.
Lady Lolas is the digital birth-child of all the above. It began as nothing more than an online space to document and hold myself accountable on a health journey. I never expected it to grow to where it is today - but I’m so very grateful it has. Following a feature in Women’s Health Magazine for my health transformation promoting a strong-over-skinny wellness approach, my platform grew organically. And as somebody who’s biggest passion is helping and connecting with people, this was an amazing outcome because my platform not only helped myself, but also others to navigate our unique stages in together, step-by-step!
About 2 years ago, two life-shifting moments coincided. I was met with heart-break and joy as my darling sister, Nadia, passed away just as my daughter, Harper, was born. It’s hard to describe the impact of such an emotional collision: of learning the intensities of motherhood for the first time alongside navigating endless waves of grief for the passing of my sister, and all the while trying to hold it together for the sake of my parents and family. I was diagnosed with depression following the death of Nadia and birth of Harper, and underwent a period of painful soul searching which forced me to reassess my entire identity and outlook on life.
I now fundamentally believe that life is never to be taken for granted. It is the smallest of moments that should be celebrated and that can bring us the greatest joy. Family must be loved hard. “Wellness” encapsulates so much more than it ever did; it must be balanced and nonrestrictive and mental health needs prioritising just as much as the physical.
Along with this personal shift, came a shift in my online content. This community held space for me to grieve and grow. I can’t put into words how much I appreciate the support shown to me - every comment of kindness; direct message sharing personal stories; every piece of heartfelt advice. Not to mention how this community got behind me to honour and share my sister Nadia’s life as I designed a range of products that featured Nadia’s vibrant artwork. 100% of funds raised were donated to Studio A and Studio ARTES for whom Nadia was a proud member for many years.
Since then, Lady Lolas has come full circle, and is once again a place for personal documentation. Here now, I share with you honest moments around life, motherhood, family, home, marriage, travel. My approach to health and wellness remains, of course, at the epicentre. I really hope that you’ll feel less alone in your journey; that you’ll relate to my truths and understand that you, too, have choices when it comes to living life to the fullest. I hope that I can be the friend to you, that you’ve all been to me.
My promise to you is that I’ll always remain grounded, I’ll never assume to preach as the absolute authority; I’ll simply share what works for me in health, life and family and support you in finding what works for you too.
So, welcome to this community! Thank you so much for being here! I love love love hearing from you, so please feel free to have a chat, or send your feedback… I’m always looking for ways to serve this community better! Let’s build a friendship and support each other through the crazy wonder that is life xx
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