We are very humbled and honored to have Marissa join us and write a story for the 1000 Ripple Effects Book.
Marissa is a high school English and Legal Studies teacher and sees the incredible value of stories and the impact that they can have on young lives. She is passionate about enriching young lives and has chosen the 1000 Ripple Effect project as one way to actively achieve that goal.
Marissa is a lifelong learner and has several university degrees. She has recently been published in Volume 2 of The Regionalist, the journal associated with the Institute for Regional Security in Canberra.
Although she loves writing about international relations, world security and politics, she also loves escaping into a good book. She has always been an avid reader and has always known that there are stories she just needs to write.
Marissa has a passion for creating young adult fiction and has recently written her first full length novel: the first in a series of fractured classics. Her message for all aspiring authors is to just do it. Let the story flow out of you and worry about what happens with it afterwards. Let your truth be told.
Barbara is a spiritual magpie and co-creator of Daring Spirits, where the mission is to bring meditation into the mainstream. Barbara serves as a lightening bolt to instigate change and help you magnify your purpose. As an Energy Worker (clairvoyant, medium, and teacher), she'll rouse your inner dragon and show you how to work with it instead of shy away from it.
She honors her creative energy by showing up and letting Spirit take the lead, co-creating with the Universe as a student of A Course in Miracles. She's made peace with her inner bull in the china shop after decades of unsuccessful attempts to quiet it. Curious and more than a little irreverent, nothing thrills her more than hearing authentic truth expressed without fear (or, even juicier - despite fear!).