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I’m Petra!

Welcome to my space on the interwebs! I love all things personal growth, music, art, words, and more importantly coffee.

So grab a cup, get comfortable, and let’s get into some shenanigans, shall we?!

Petra Monaco

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My start in life was rougher than most, as I didn’t have a safe home with parents who loved me – although maybe they did – there’s no knowing for sure. And without a solid foundation, I was forced to create her own.

But it wasn’t until I watched my son fight for his life when I realized that sometimes, things have to be broken in order to create the space to rebuild. And for the last 18 years, I’ve been painstakingly laying a better foundation to build my life on. 

And it was in that space I learned that the only time we have is now and I started doing the things I want to do and love to do – which also may look nothing like what other people want.

I inspire people who struggle with taking action to follow their dreams + focus on their goals so they can create the life they want.

It all starts with unlocking the clarity of what you want to be, do and have and open your mind to possibilities, and challenging yourself to remove obstacles that get in the way so you can be fearless in taking action.

To learn more about how I can support you, hold you accountable and be the secret in your back corner, visit The Rebels Den, explore the Rebels Academy, and check out my free resources. 

I am here to help you figure things out, find the approach to life + business that works for you all the while having fun and make it a work of art. 

 

Latest from my Blog 

Holiday Season is creeping in

Holiday Season is creeping in

Holiday Season is creeping in as we are just coming up on Halloween but as I like to think a head a bit and it's good marketing or something, creating holiday gifts is already happening in my world. Before I go into more details I wanted to share that these three...

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Animal Doodles

Animal Doodles

I've been having a lot of fun creating the animal doodles - I will probably create an animal coloring book out of these when I have enough of them - but they'll also be part of the Coloring Creatives - not all at once though as that already has roughly 30 pages in the...

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Coloring Creatives Membership

Coloring Creatives Membership

I am so excited about the Coloring Creatives Membership because I know how beneficial coloring can be for your own well-being - the less stress you feel the better you feel. The more clear your head the better decisions you can make. The coloring pages are be themed...

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The season to simplify and organize

The season to simplify and organize

It's the season to simplify and organize and I've been feeling it for the month, I've been spending my time simplifying my process to run my businesses and creating a system that I can work with. This means making the most out of the moments where I tend to...

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The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning is a beautiful scene of a lion family wood-burned on wood with stained frame. But I want to talk about how it all came together. As you can see here, I didn’t make the graphite lines light. IN fact, I left them dark on purpose so that I...

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Horse Pyrography

Horse Pyrography

The horse pyrography turned out really well but did present a few challenges I want to go over. When working with wood and burning dark, creating contrast is important or everything is just going to blend together. As with all of my wood-burning projects, I use the...

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I write and I art while drinking copious amounts of coffee

I write books when inspiration hits because I have a thing or two to say! It wasn’t always like this because I had to overcome an internal dialogue that told me that no one wants to hear what I have to say. 

And then I kept writing and publishing and received a message that one of my books changed someone’s life – and that my story is inspiring, and that I am a mindset ninja of some kind. 

So I keep writing books when the inspiration hits me – usually about all things life and how you too can create change for yourself! 

And when I am not writing said books or blog posts or content for the Rebels Academy, or help people with their goals – I create art – lots and lots of art!

Art has helped me cope with challenging times in my life – whether it was as a young kid who felt lost growing up in foster care, pregnant at 17 having to give up the bar life, or watching my son fight for his life post-liver transplant.

Art has soothed me, gave me space to just be and even healed parts I thought to be broken.

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