Miss Meaningful Blog

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, and I live by the motto one devoted person can initiate change, spending my time making a difference in my way.

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.

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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



There is so much to l'amour about Paris. There's the constant view of stunning buildings on every corner that stand strong after so many...

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Meaningful Montpellier

Bonjour de Montpellier! I am here to learn French and experience this lovely city in Southern France. Whilst my foot pain is still...

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I'm introducing this post with a song. Think Pseudo Echo circa 1985 singing Funky Town. Oh, how I loved to dance to this song. That...

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Welcome to 2020

Hello! Remember me? Maybe not. Sometimes I feel this platform is like a Dear Diary. Nobody else is reading it. Just me and those gorgeous...

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Palm Oil

STOP UNSUSTAINABLE PALM OIL PRODUCTION! You may have seen this advertisement going around social media in December last year. It...

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