Kandise Ripper is an artist, a poet, a writer, and a student of life. She has studied counseling theory and recently became a certified life coach. You can visit her page here: https://www.facebook.com/Theinnerlotus/. Living on Vancouver Island, she has finally found the place where she belongs. Surrounded by rainforests, mountains, and beaches, she is able to create and focus on the things in life that really matter. Her husband of 31 years has stood by her side, and together they have two grown sons who have changed their lives in ways they never dreamed of.