Miss Meaningful explores the ‘soul’ story behind all things meaningful, from products to places and a diverse array of social enterprises and good businesses from around the world.
How it began…
Meet Miss Meaningful
I’m Janine, aka Miss Meaningful. I live by the motto one devoted person can initiate change. Imagine what we could do if we united together!
I started blogging a decade ago to share meaningful stories from my travels. It’s been a fun way to meet many inspirational people who are making a meaningful difference.
As a learning designer, I have spent the last decade designing, developing and creating creative ‘experiential’ learning courses that engage and empower.
As a creative writer, I enjoyed my time as a columnist for 3000Melbourne Magazine (2013-2016) where I shared meaningful Melbourne stories to inspire readers to explore and shop local.
Thank you for visiting.
Wanderlust and Misadventures
I’m incredibly proud of this passion project, my memoir. One that started as a promise of wanderlust and ended after many misadventures …and lockdowns in Melbourne, Australia.
It takes a talented team to realise a publishing dream. I’m blessed to have found many incredible angels who not only helped me edit and finesse my story but also support me along the journey. I am so grateful.
Visit my shop to grab a copy or two.
My Charity PartnerSTREETSMART
A portion of profits from book sales will go to StreetSmart. They are all about community engagement, raising funds and awareness for smaller grassroots homeless services in Australia. Plus, they support many of the UN SDG Goals. They are the perfect partner for me to explore many ways I can not only donate $ but also contribute to making a difference. Stay tuned for more!
Learn more about Miss Meaningful
All of these experiences have inspired me to share meaningful stories. Making a meaningful difference motivates me every day. With an ability to gain insight into the human element, join me on a journey discovering, and learning about, all things meaningful.
As part of my philosophy to ‘give back’, I follow the profit for purpose approach to business; distributing a portion of profits to various meaningful projects or charities that align with making a meaningful difference.
I enjoy exploring meaningful stories – from products to places and a diverse array of social enterprises from around the world.
I’m passionate about travel and connecting with different cultures. This has made me adaptable and resilient. It’s given me further cultural sensitivity and the ability to connect with people on all levels.
Miss Meaningful Posts
I just found out there are now 9 billion people on the planet. Wow. That’s a lot of people consuming precious resources. It makes me...
Let's make a meaningful difference with our hard-earned cash. I've got a gift list just for you my dear friends. There are so many...
I’ve found this blog post really hard to write. Mainly because I am so caught up in the middle of the menopausal hormonal imbalance that...
On any given night across Australia, more than 116,000 people are homeless. That figure is close to the population of Bendigo in Victoria....
Being a self-published author has many benefits. I have made all of the decisions in creating my book. I’ve had complete creative licence...
It’s been a while since I posted a blog and that’s because I’ve been busy writing a book. As I write down that sentence I am so incredibly...