The ORIGIN Story
A story of divine inspiration and following your heart!
Hi! I'm Amanda Sears - The Inspired Guide. Welcome! Here you can find all kinds of wonderful inspiration, services and ideas about 'Doing More of What Makes You Happy' in business and lifestyle - from me and my great team of global collaborators! I'm just here living a more love-led life in the flow while doing more of what I love and following my heart's passion in creating all that I feel inspired to... including this multi-faceted platform. Maybe I can inspire you?
When passion and creation align...
At age 35 I've had a life full of creation and experiences - from automotive engineering and veterinary nursing, to marketing manager and magazine publisher. I have lived almost everywhere in New Zealand and love travelling (especially to Queensland, Australia). Yes, I've had my fair share of health 'experiences' but haven't shied away from the 'ups and downs' of life; overcoming setbacks like the star I Am and defying society's norms and people's limiting ideas by being true to my unique and curious self.
Currently residing in Nelson, New Zealand with my husband John, and cat, Daisy; I enjoy living in the flow of life and each day is a combination of gardening, eating, creating, providing guidance, blobbing out and doing whatever else arises...
I get what I call ‘divine inspirations’ - sometimes they get written down to come back to at a later date and sometimes they get brought to life by someone else... but most often they lead to the fulfillment of a project - The Inspired Guide was one of these divine inspirations and a combination of the evolution of two of my other projects: ‘The Wellness Guide’ and ‘Creative Nelson eMagazine’
The Inspired Guide V1.0
The Inspired Guide idea was conceived of in March 2019 and the first edition of the free eMagazine was birthed on July 1st 2019 (it doesn’t take me long to bring such inspired ideas to life). It was well received and came together in ease and flow - a clear sign that it was destined to be. I continued to connect with contributors all over the world and easily pull together content for the magazine as it evolved into a SUPER magazine, read by more than 13,000 people all over the world! It was content rich with over 100 pages in each edition and 18 editions in total; 600+ articles, as well as art exhibitions, instagrammers, podcasts, videos and recipes - it truly grew into a timeless resource full of information and inspiration across all walks of life: conscious living, holistic wellbeing, parenting, nutrition, spirituality, gardening, sustainability, travel, business, creativity, movement, health, healing modalities, stories, personal profiles and so much more... and all of those articles are all still available for free HERE
The only constant in life is change...
As I rapidly evolved, so did The Inspired Guide and it was put on hold after issue #18 for redevelopment...
The Inspired Guide V2.0
In March 2021 it re-launched temporarily with a few changes... Realising that I WAS The Inspired Guide all along, I tuned into my core self to bring my inspirations all together into this new version of The Inspired Guide which has evolved into a new ‘Mini Mag’ and so much more...
This now evolution focuses on my vision of life in ‘Doing More of What Makes You Happy’ while ‘Living a More Love-Led Life’ expressed through two generalised avenues: Lifestyle + Business.
After publishing Issue #1 and #3 of the new ‘mini mag’ I went into hibernation (along with many others around the world) and evolved even further!
Once the energy of Spring started to flow in during the intense energy of August, I began to bring everything back to life again and launched Issue #3 on September 1st (2021) - my favourite month of the year!
Ways In Which The Inspired Guide Can Support You:
For the lifestyle element I share my expansive knowledge, intuitive guidance and experience based wisdom with those who find a path to me - whether for something specific or a friendly inspired chat.
In the business element I utilise my refined design and marketing skills alongside my intuitive guidance to bring people’s passions to life as meaningful businesses with a focus on energetically aligning or re-aligning with your passion.
DIGITAL DATABASE OF WISDOM
Over 600+ articles from The Inspired Guide Magazine and Mini Mag are loaded onto The Inspired Guide website
as an encyclopedic foundational database on all things lifestyle and business from contributors all over the world!
"If you are looking for a creative uplift for your business. You are totally in the right place.I am so delighted with my new logo and website that Amanda and I created together. Amanda is fantastic to work with and will get all your creative ideas out of your mind into what ever you need"
- Charley (Re: Design)
"She is a great listener and responds to what your needs are with easy and practical suggestions and steps to follow. Her relaxed style and intuitive approach made the session a pleasure.... I left a lot of my overwhelm at the door on leaving her lovely office space."
- Felicity (Re: Design)
"The magazine is a credit to you and your energies. I love the inspirational focus and curated artworks you include in each issue. The recipes are a treat too! I hope your soul draws much wellness creating this as I do reading it."
- Keile (Re: Design)
"Congratulations Amanda on your 'inspired' anniversary! What you are busy doing behind the scenes each month to create such an encyclopedic compendium of good news, advice and positivity is an effort bordering on the herculean! Well done!!"
- John (Re: Magazine)
"I just wanted to acknowledge + celebrate you and the incredible kindness, generosity, creativity and inspiration you’re sprinkling around the globe like fairy dust. You’re a force for love + good + joy in this world and I want to thank you for who you are and what you do."
- Sarah (Re: Magazine)
Can't Get Enough & Want to Know More About Me?
Read my personal articles in The Inspired Guide
'How Our Experiences & Choices Shape Our Reality' (Issue #4 | Page 72)
'Back to Balance' (Issue #18 | Page 41)
'The Blessings of the Body' (Issue #18 | Page 66)