Contributor, Debbie Ducic, interviews Editor, Hayley Solich about her Creative Process


Debbie Ducic, the Gutzy Woman, interviews Publishing Editor, Hayley Solich about her creative process and the types of clients that she works with.

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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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