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  • Is it so much the unknown as the unconquered?

    Today I was talking to someone about my need to stop letting fear of the unknown rule my life.  It is the main thing I can identify that has prevented me from doing what I want to do in life.  This will also be the thing that, if I let ... Read More »

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30 Inspirational Quotes to Ignite that Fire in Your Belly

If you truly love life, don’t waste time

I’m a sucker for inspirational quotes. They are especially useful if I’m feeling down, stuck, or unmotivated, or if I need a lift, a source of inspiration or and idea to get the creative juices flowing! Today, I’ve pulled together 30 inspirational quotes to ignite that fire in your belly when you need it. I hope you enjoy! 1. “If you ... Read More »

We Are All Caricatures

Cartoon Janine

Have you ever had your caricature drawn? I never realised it was on my bucket list until I was presented the opportunity last week and pounced on it like a panther. I was out at the end of year HLB Next Connect event hosted by HLB Mann Judd Perth – pretty much the only networking event I go to in Perth ... Read More »

It’s a Freelance Life for Rhonda Chapman

Rhonda Chapman Direct Response Copywriter

It’s a freelance life for Rhonda Chapman Being successful at focusing on her dream is as much about what she wants for herself as it is about the opportunities Perth offers her. Perth copywriter and Seychellois-Australian Rhonda Chapman opens up about what drove her to quit her job and start her freelance business. On swapping the tropical Seychelles islands for the ... Read More »



Antidepressants They’re a controversial topic. There are the anti-antidepressants and then there are people like yours truly, who after a long battle with depression and chronic anxiety, and a few relapses, is all for antidepressants – as they help me keep well (when combined with all of the other things I do to keep well). Over the last few months I’ve ... Read More »

The Power of Story

The Power of Story

My latest dose of inspiration has been a picture is worth…, a book born from the “unwelcome distinction” given to Reading, Pennsylvania by The New York Times in 2011. A book demonstrating the power of story. Reading suffered from: The largest poverty rate of any American city (41%) Local high school drop out rates exceeding 50% College degree attainment rates of only 9% The ... Read More »

I’m Going to be Published!

Heart to Heart: The Path to Wellness

Yep, I’m going to be published…in an actual PRINT BOOK! As if life couldn’t get anymore crazy/surreal/intense/amazing… Heart to Heart: The Path to Wellness will be available in early 2015 and I just can’t wait to get my copies of the book to share with you all! In Heart to Heart: The Path to Wellness, I share part of my story of ... Read More »

The 20 Year High School Reunion

20 YEAR high school reunion this year. Im not sure how i feel about it, since I hated high school so much!

Three words for you. HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS. Did that set the fear of god in ya? Let me back-peddle a bit. I didn’t actually graduate from the high school. I went to high school for 4 years and from memory I hated every bit of it. So much so, that I looked back on it for years with embarrassment, hatred and…a ... Read More »

Listen to your inner voice and just do it!

Lisa Viola promo

Kicking off the Life Change Artist series is Australian raised Dancehall / Afro / Pop singer songwriter LISA VIOLA, who has been busy making her mark both in Australia and Internationally. Bursting onto the independent music scene with her debut single ‘Bounce Wid It’, LISA quickly became one of the freshest new artists in the Dancehall club scene and radio airwaves. As ... Read More »

It’s a Bumpy Road to Your Chosen Path

What is your purpose?

What is your purpose? I didnt know mine until this year. I’m 37. Really. It’s taken me this long. I lost my way a few times on the way here. I mean, I’ve always been hopeless with directions. Can’t navigate a map for the life of me. Suprising really, since I’ve backpacked and all. Landmarks are a lifesaver! I’ve also ... Read More »

Life Coaching – Unlocking Your Potential

Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear

Last week I submitted my FINAL assessment in the Certificate IV in Life Coaching & Certificate IV in Small Business. It’s been a long 12 months, and mid way through I was seriously going to drop out…but that thought coincided with a lot of other drama in my life, so I eventually snapped out of that, and I will hopefully ... Read More »

Life Change Artist


I’m VERY excited to launch my new series. LIFE CHANGE ARTIST The LIFE CHANGE ARTIST series will feature the inspiring stories and interviews of people who are doing exactly that – changing it up, throwing caution to the wind, changing their lives, and chasing their passions. It will also show the dirty side of change…because it ‘aint easy! I will be accepting guest contributions in ... Read More »

What is a Virtual Assistant and Why Would You Want One?

Janine Ripper

What is the hell is Janine up to now, and what is a Virtual Assistant? Well, it’s so complicated, or rather, it’s not really – I’m just dabbling in lots of things, and using my skills for good – not evil! One of the things I have been working on has been to develop myself as a Virtual Assistant for ... Read More »

Each mind brings to the world its own light

Each mind brings to the world its own light

When was the last time you felt truly heard? When was the last time that you felt like someone really listened to you, when you had 100% of their attention? Where they hung on your every word? Where they didn’t butt in, impose their opinion, finish your sentence, jump to conclusions, judge, or even look at their smartphone five times… ... Read More »

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