Here is a little about myself. I was born Ofelia Tapenisi Guizzon, the second and youngest child to Velonika Lisi (nee Fatai) and Alessandro Guizzon in Yarloop, Western Australia on the 15th February, 1977, of paternal North Italian and maternal Tongan descent. I was due on the 14th February with the planned name of Valentina. I have an older brother, Nesta and have been in a relationship with my wonderful partner, Daniel since 2004. I am a mum to Bella (rescue Shih-tzu x Maltese born 27th August, 2004) and Bronson (Pedigree Doberman born 7th June, 2016).
I am absolutely sure and passionate about two things. The first is that I wanted to sing. My mother tells me that my first words were sung and from my earliest memories I was always singing. The second thing is that Veganism is the most natural way of living. It is the kindest, most compassionate, most environmentally aware and healthiest way to live… a lifestyle I wish I was born into (life as a non-vegan would certainly have been more enjoyable and fulfilling!) Veganism is the way to live if we truly want to thrive as human beings; it is the way to live if we truly care about our home (earth); it is the way to live if we truly care about one another and all of earth’s living creatures.
From my earliest memories I loved non-human animals and it pained me to see any kind of unnecessary suffering inflicted on them or on a human… I did not understand violence of any kind. So as a singer with Veganism as my foundation, I live in a peaceful abode and continue to learn how to be a genuinely good human being. My goal is to embrace the experiences and challenges that life brings and continue to grow and improve myself as a person in every aspect of my life. My motto is “Be true to yourself”. How do I do that? I learn what is right and do it.
I aspire to “Be True to Myself” in every aspect of my life by:
- understanding who I am
- validating myself
- practising happiness by doing things that I enjoy
- being honest
- practising humility
- practising discipline in my self care
- having the courage to always do what is right
- continuing to learn and progress
- listening to my body and acting accordingly
- paying attention and listening to my intuition
- being financially responsible (acquire or give when I can afford to)
- being open to discussion with contained emotion and judgement
- asking myself “am I acting with kindness?”
- acting and doing without expectation of gratitude
My ultimate goal is to fulfill my potential while maintaining balance in my well-being and relationships.
The Serenity Prayer:
Grant Me the Serenity to Accept the Things I Cannot Change, Courage to Change the Things I Can, and Wisdom to Know the Difference.
I’m here to help in anyway I can.