Issue 5, 2013 – Humanity – Out now!


Enjoy our special Christmas Edition of Golden Pen Magazine.

Inside our humanity issue we have:

- Special Christmas Tips from Karen Creith that you are just going to love and are applicable for more than just Christmas!  She is the entertaining guru in my view.
- Joy Carter – Displacement and Adoption.  Wow!  I cried interviewing Joy.  You will gain a new perspective on Adoption and Displacement when you read her heartbreaking and yet inspirational story of survival. Incredible!
- Mat Jacobsen – Training up Leaders.  Mat is inspiring a new generation by drawing on the experience of world leaders.  Love his work!
- Harald Falge – Turning the tide of Youth Prostitution.  Harald shows us that it doesn’t take much to make a real difference, just a decision by an ordinary person to not turn a blind eye.  Truly inspirational.  Made me want to do more for our young people.
- Rachelle Marsden – Raising Humanitarian Children
- Natural Disaster Emergency Plan – Do you have one? Sarah Solich has found some of the best advice on how to go about this.
- Tapas in Brisbane – Yum Yum.  Thank you Guilietta for sharing Tapas with us.  They look delicious…yum, yum!
- Pilates – Amazing for your body!  Petro reveals the truth about what is so good about Pilates.
- Joanne Lambie is removing technology barriers for people who would otherwise be disconnected.  Loved the story about the client in their 90′s receiving a new lease on life as they become active on the internet.
- Elizabeth Re is fighting corruption in government and calling on others to stand up and be counted too.  Whistle blowing has it’s price but we need more honest and justice minded people!
- And some summer fashion fun too!

Enjoy this issue now.  Grab your copy.

And a Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you from all the Editorial Team at Golden Pen Magazine!


Latest issue Sustainability out now!

Sustainability MagazineEnjoy our latest issue of Golden Pen Magazine – Sustainability.

Our lovely cover model is TV Presenter and The Eco Chick, Lara Shannon.  I couldn’t think of anyone who would be a better ambassador for the magazine and for the vital messages that this issue contains.  In some ways, this is perhaps one of our most important issues  because of the messages within the pages.

We also look a range of different issues like:

- How do you sustain success over the long haul?  Award winning Real Estate Agent, Dahlia Rechichi, shares how she has been top in her industry for three decades.

- Are you killing yourself with sugar and don’t even realise it?  We all know that sugar is bad for us but do we really understand what it is doing to our bodies?  We look at the effects of sugar on the body and ask you to take our quiz to see how sugar aware are you.

- What is it like to live on an organic farm?  Nigel Hill and family share their idyll lifestyle.

- Who pays when we get our clothing and goods so cheaply as we are currently experiencing through major chain stores like Kmart and Target?  With recent events where we saw a sweat shop leveled and the mass of injuries after the building collapse in Pakistan, we discuss the whole question of ethical supply of goods.

And much more…  Have a look at the contents and editorial pages below to whet your appetite:



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Issue 3 – Cutting Edge is now available!



   What will be in the third issue of the Golden Pen Magazine “Cutting Edge” ?

   - Olivia Maragna (Award Winning Financial Planner) shares her philosophy that gets her ‘customers for life’

   - Sonia Lipski (Model and Social Entrepreneur) shares how she wants to transform corporate Australia to take up Social Responsibility and be change makers

   - Rising star Codee-Lee on making music and chasing your dream

   - Donna DePola (Incest victim, reformed drug addict and life transformer) shares her amazing transformation and how she is helping others be transformed

   - Debbie Ducic on how to get work / life balance

   - Debbie Chilton on raising up a generation of leaders

   - Karen Creith’s ideas for cutting edge design in the home

   - Grace Maiolo’s yummy recipes – Ham and Egg Muffins – yum yum

  - Sam Crosby shares her journey and her why for her Aranya all-Australian natural skin care range

- Hayley Solich on innovation – Is all change good?

- Jennifer MacDonell on motivation, communication & addictions – how do we bring about change?

- Anne Maree Cross on overcoming fear in business

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Passion Issue 2, 2013 is now ready!

Passion-Issue2GPMWe are excited to announce that our Passion issue is now available for purchase from our shop.

Articles in this issue include:

  • Louise Barton – Passionate about teaching vocal skills and healing through music
  • Dame Judith Parker – Passionate about ensuring every woman and girl in the world has the opportunity to get an education
  • Chelsea Cullen – Passionate about creating gorgeous music
  • Carmen Jenner – Passionate about food and shares her knowledge of natural aphrodisiacs
  • Teena Raffa Mulligan – Passionate about writing
  • Steve Fraser – Passionate about capturing moments through the lens of a camera
  • Mata Fuchs – Passionate about remembering the man who saved her father from death and encouraging others to be heroic
  • Jodie Guerrero – Passionate about advocating for better support for parents of children with disabilities who become ill
  • Anusha Atukorala – Passionate about friendships
  • Hayley Solich –  Passionate about Passion and Purpose
  • Faith Agugu – Passionate about fashion and making a difference
  • Andrew Crawford – Passionate about romance and how to spice up your love life

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Issue 1, 2013 – An Atittude of Adventure is out now!

ContentsOur first issue for 2013 – An Attitude of Adventure – is jam packed with people’s stories about their amazing adventures.

This issue includes:

  • The Adventure Called Business – Pam Brossman
  • Presumed Dead – June Kelly’s Kakoda Trail/Papua New Guinea ordeal
  • Australia’s Treasures – Dilshara Hill – Nature photography
  • Taking the Plunge – Karen Creith – Interior Styling
  • A Sense of Advneture – Mike Pelusey – 4WD Adventures
  • The Transcontinental Cyclist – Rev Melvyn John Macarthur – Nature adventures
  • Break Free Expeditions – Diana Judge – Ending the Cycle of Extreme Poverty
  • Flying High – Liz Hindley – Adventure Documentary
  • Should you Take Risks or Play it Safe – Helen Curtis
  • Pineapple Muffins – Grace Maiolo – Recipe
  • The Butterfly Effect – Hayley Solich – Personal Development
  • Climb That Mountain – Sue Hile – Local, National & International Adventures for Women
  • Losing Love, Finding Myself – Michael van der Zanden – Cycling Eurovelo
  • The Bungy of My Life – Jo Wanmer – Faith and Trust in God

So many fabulous photos from all of these adventures with the exciting near misses and adrenalin rushes, along with a good sound stream of pure gold wisdom.

Grab your copy now!  If you have a coupon code, check out as normal and add the code in the checkout process.

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Issue 5 is hot off the press and it is free until 31 December, so Merry Christmas!


Issue 5 Golden Pen Magazine80 pages of inspirational content on the subject of BEAUTY now yours for FREE!  

Simply enter CHRISTMAS as the discount code in the checkout and you will receive a 100% discount on this magazine only.

Featured in this issue:

Susan Gianvesky - Women’s Health Ambassador and Champion for Homeophathy, Susan is a woman who emanates beauty from every pore of her being.  Her work is inspiring thousands around the globe.

John Hughes - Leading used and new car sales business owner, shares about the beauty of being focused and passionate about your business.

Robin Pedero - A showcase of this American Artist’s vivid and colourful work.  I wonder if you can guess which painting is Editor, Hayley Solich’s favourite?

Chantal Vanderhaeghen - Creator of the sumptuous ‘Franc Essentials’ range of skin care products, Chantal shares the value of daily rituals in nourishing our skin and our souls.

Karen Creith - Shows us how to indulge ourselves at home.

Hayley Solich - Takes a trip down memory lane, as she tackles body image and the media in her controversial article, “Nice Legs, Shame About The Face” and how to build family traditions in (The Beauty of Creating Family Traditions).

Warren Harvey - Shares his story about adopting a young boy, then realising there was something wrong with his son. Then the heartache as he was diagnosed with FASD, a condition associated with a child who are brain damaged invetero due to the mother consuming alcohol while pregnant and what he is doing to create a greater awareness of the risks associated.

Liz Byrski - A mature look at beauty through the eyes of author, Liz Byrski.

Kirralie Smith - Did you know that we pay a “religious tax” unwittingly when we buy certain products that have been Halal Certified?  Kirralie reveals the other side of this certification process.

Jill Chivers - Fashion vs Style, which is better?  Jill exposes the truth about fashion and style and I think you are going to like what she has to say.

And so much more…  Check out the contents pages for more information.


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Latest Issue: Sept 2012 Issue is now available! Just $4.95

Golden Pen Magazine - Issues 4We are so excited to have our Resilience issue out!

106 pages of inspirational content on the subject of RESILIENCE and it’s now yours for just $4.95!

Can I say what a wonderful mob of contributors we have at Golden Pen Magazine?  Please take the time out to go and check out our contributors, who each have a page under the Contributors tab.  Mwoi to all of you…you have made my job so easy this issue with all your wonderful stories and encouraging interactions.

So what is featured in this issue?  Even the Editorial team have gotten in on the act and we have  offered some of our most empowered moments of resilience in this issue plus tools you will want to pass on to your friends, neighbours and the people you meet because there is so much gold it’s not funny!

Sue Crawford shares her heartbreaking story of loving, losing and letting go of her 22 year old daughter who died of an aggressive cancer, plus her comprehensive tool kit for people going through the process of grief.

Hayley Solich shares how she overcame post natal depression and has never been depressed since, plus her tips for overcoming situational depression.

Andy Hopkins was described as ‘the most talented musician I know of his age’.  He is a young musician who is turning the music training industry on it’s head with his radical philosophy of how to engage children in learning music.  Find out how your child could benefit from his student directed learning opportunities.

* Incredible artist, Samuel Silva, who incidentally is only a hobby artist, shares how he nearly died 3 times as a child.  Check out his awesome artwork!

A father’s heartbreak.  Jo Wanmer shares about the heartbreaking struggle her husband had with their daughter’s rejection and how he won her around through unconditional love.

Heather Baker shares the story of husband Phil’s brush with death from a brain tumor and how they are piecing back together their lives and the incredible resilience of Phil’s spirit.

Russell Sage talks about staying in the game and what it takes to endure to the end.

Kath Mazzella OAM shares her passionate story about being an Advocate for GYN and Sexual Health Awareness and the International GYN Awareness Day campaign she is leading.

Lisa Scaffidi shares why she is the Ambassador for GAIN Inc.

Cath Ashton shares about her personal betrayal and also a suicide prevention awareness message.

And so much more!

Don’t delay, get your copy today.

Available now – July 2012 issue of Golden Pen Magazine!

So what’s inside our July 2012 issue?

More great content plus…


Buy the July 2012 issue of this magazine and you can download a copy of the Inaugural Issue for free.

Featured in this issue…

Breaking the Cycle - Tenille Bentley, the Princess of Charity, was a fantastic interview and she talks about how she is breaking the cycle of domestic violence one child at a time.

* How my Dysfunctional Marriage was Transformed - Infidelity, Attempted Suicide, then the long road to a more functional marriage.  Tracy shares her story of how her marriage was saved and rejuvenated.

Award Winning Gospel Artist Steve Grace - We catch up with touring Australian Gospel legend, Steve Grace, fresh from the outback and full of great stories.

50cc Scooters – Should they be banned? - Andrew Solich puts his case for why they are dangerous and should be taken off the road.

Bar Coded by God - Hayley Solich tackles the injustice of Abortion and shares a video of one mother who was very glad she didn’t abort her baby, who was born with no eyes and a cleft pallet.

* When I said ‘I Do’ it was to Sue’s 4 Kids too! - Andrew Crawford shares his journey as a father of seven with a blended family and tackles the issues associated.

* A Passion Filled Life - We catch up with prolific author of 82 books, Jane Pelusey, who is on tour researching her next 4WD Adventure book.

* My Extraordinary Life - Carol Elzink lives a highly unusual lifestyle – Corporate high flyer and Psychologist by week day and pig farmer on the weekends.  How did this Change Management executive fall in love with pigs?

* Not Just Horsing Around - Vet Dr Judith Congrene talks about why she became a vet and what she’s done since and how she manages to do the work of a nun whilst being an Avon Lady and mobile vet and have the best of both worlds.  Why did Judith decide ‘the habit’ was not for her?

* Warm Chicken Dip - Grace Maiolo shares her winning recipe for a quick entertainer’s dream meal, plus bonus video that teaches you how to butterfly lamb.

Plus loads more…


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Buy one, Get one free! May issue available now!

We know that everyone loves a good bargain and you can’t get it any better than two for the price of one.  So when you purchase your copy of our May issue, we will give you our Inaugural issue for free.  You literally are getting twice as much value from Golden Pen Magazine.

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WOW!  Have we got some fabulous content in the May 2012 issue of Golden Pen Magazine™

Before we go there, we want you to know that we have a very special BONUS OFFER.

Buy the May 2011 issue of this magazine and we will donate $2 from the sale to Maiti Nepal (see our feature article).
AND we will send you a copy of the Inaugural Issue as a bonus.

Publishing Editor, Hayley Solich shares her experience interviewing CNN Hero 2010, Anuradha Koirala from Maiti Nepal:

Updated CoverWhen you hear someone’s story first hand, it has the power to change your life.  Listening to Anuradha Koirala share about the young women she works with at Maiti Nepal, I soon realised for me it was a life changing moment.  I had heard about the words “Human Trafficking” and certainly knew it was a situation that was morally not right, however, I had never connected with the pain and suffering that the people affected by human trafficking go through and so it was easy for me to push it out of my mind.  It wasn’t until I watched the documentary commissioned by Melinda & Bill Gates, that I started to really understand the devastating cost of Human Trafficking.  I also realised that once your eyes have been opened, it is a lot harder to shut out the message.

As a Westerner it is far too easy to say, oh, that’s just happening to them over there.  But according to Dr Gillian Yudelman, the reality is that every country of the world is either a source, a transit or a destination. And this is why Golden Pen Magazine™ has decided to donate $2 from the sale of every May 2012 Issue to Maiti Nepal.  Anuradha has given 100% of her energy and she now needs others to take up the fight by helping her to raise the finance to continue the work of not only rescuing people from trafficking and domestic violence, but restoring their dignity.  This work is a demonstration of what one person can do to change the lives of literally thousands of people; to see lives transformed from shame and degradation to joy and hope.

So we present to you our feature story, “Stolen”, and hope that you will be as moved as we were with the plight of these young women and children.

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88 Pages of great content

Other articles in this issue are:

* Solving the Justice Puzzle – We interviewed Priscilla Collins, Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2011 (Community) and the CEO of NAAJA (North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency) where we discovered first hand the plight of the Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory who are becoming victims of the justice system.  Priscilla doesn’t pull her punches in this all revealed, no bars held, article and she is not afraid to ask the hard questions and to make recommendations about how it could be done better.

* Painting Saved Me – Hon Ljiljanna Ravlich MP bares her soul and reveals the role painting played in maintaining her mental health as a politician.

* Less is More – Interior Stylist, Karen Creith, reveals why less is more.

* Hanging Out:  The Sad Face of Addiction – Pharmacist, Sue Crawford, explains the dangers of over the counter codeine based medications due to their addictive qualities.

* A Strange Democracy – Nathan Quigley tackles the current political climate.

* Was Democracy a good God idea? – Hayley and Andrew Solich trace democracy back to it’s roots and Celebrity Apprentice’s Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickerson is quoted in this article, as he gave a timely commentary about the best form of government during the show in 4 May, 2012.

* Playing a Bigger Game – Award winning business woman, Meredith Collins, reveals the woman behind the video marketing business.

* The Unwitty Entrepreneur – Janene Samuel, creator of the Game Tag Ninetendo DS accessory talks patents and the lifestyle change experienced when inventing a new product and getting that product to market.

*  Time:  Is it Your Friend or Enemy? – Hayley Solich examines the issue of limited time.

* Confessions of a Shopaholic – Jill Chivers bears her soul about her journey out of addiction to shopping.

* Change your Food Change Your Life – Dr Maya Nahra prepares us for lifestyle change.

* Nourishing Your Mind Part 2 – Dr Jenny Brockis continues her unveiling of the perfect road map for brain fitness.

* How Simple is Too Simple? – Debbie Ducic asks us some hard and deep questions about the future and what it might look like.

* Are You Drowning in a Sea of Stuff? – Sara Hall gives us some tips on how to start to take charge of your home and get order.

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Help us stop Human Trafficking in Nepal.

Buy your copy of Golden Pen Magazine and we will send $2 from every sale to Maiti Nepal. 

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