New! Life’s a Mango is available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle and as an audio book on Audible. It’s also yours to have and hold as a beautiful hardcover book.

Life’s a Mango

Life’s a Mango is a book of inspirations inspired by life, inspired by the Dharma, inspired by Eckhart Tolle. The poems will transform the way you think and feel about yourself and life.


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Jen Compton

I am an inspirational poet, writer and speaker.  I take everyday situations that people can relate to and, with rhyming verse, turn them from something mundane into something magic.  The inspirations I write speak to the heart.  They create a positive, conscious shift in people and allow them to better connect with themselves and others.

Radio interview with Gloria at 2SSR 99.7 FM Sydney:

Jen Compton provides us with the power of POW in her juicy little book “Life’s a Mango”. Packed full of magical rhyming gems of the joy of BEING that were inspired not just by Tolle and the Dhamma but by her own life experiences. This book contains a wealth of wonderful wisdom that can be life-changing but it has the exciting bonus of being FUN to read either to yourself or aloud with friends. Everyone can learn how to BE a more joyful and compassionate person by applying the “Magic of the Mango” to their daily life. What more can you hope for in a book?

– Graham Malcolm (Science Teacher)

I love that when I read Jen’s poems they feel like they were written for me. They speak to my soul and make me truly think about my life.

– Jodi Cross (Teacher)

I like to read the book being alone in nature, having time to contemplate after each poem. They evoke deep questions of moral and lifestyle but also make me happy with the witty rhymes.

– Kajsa Lemby, Sweden

My daughter, Shanece loves the poem ‘Your Dog’ and also the one about Morning which she read to me the other night.

– Allison Kerr (Hislop Teacher)

As you know, my family and I have been through a devastating trauma and tragedy.  During our time of grieving, we have turned to your book of inspirational poems and messages to help us to stop, breath and gather our thoughts.

Your beautiful words penetrated our souls and gave us new light and energy to continue through the days that have come after our loss.  We would carry your words as a positive thought, using it to give us strength.

Thank you Jen for creating such a powerful resource of uplifting words that bring joy to all who read them.

–  Annie Maloney (Teacher)

I love the timeless gems of wisdom that are portrayed in Life s a Mango in a witty and easy to identify with way. I feel that people of all ages will laugh and be touched by this beautiful, uplifting book. I also love how there are mandalas to colour and blank pages for journaling – some lovely personal touches. My son and I sometimes read a poem from Life’s a Mango before heading out for the day, which helps us breathe, laugh and be thankful. My favourite poem is” Thankyou ABC” which helps me slow down and remember all the many gifts in my life and I feel joyful in gratitude for these. A lovely way to start the day!

–  Cielle Van Vuuren (Artist & Mother)

Jen exudes positivity and this shines through in her verse. It is an “everyman’s” guide to getting the most out of daily living, warts and all.

–  Enid Eyles (Retired deputy principal )

‘I find ‘Life’s a Mango” a clever and gentle nudge into thoughtfulness through persuasive rhyme..ahh”

–  Julie Borgelt (Architect)

You are such an inspirational lady. I love your book. Congratulations. It’s beautiful inside and out. I wish you all the success in the future. I think you are so clever to have captured the secret to happiness so simply in your poems. I will keep your book close to hand and recommend it to everyone I know. Everyone would be more at peace if they read your lovely book.

–  Simone Feiler (Owner of Brisbaneaudiobook)

Life’s a Mango is great. Thank you. I find that when I pick a page and read, it puts me in a great positive frame of mind.

Rhonda, hairdresser, Sydney

Recently I took the book Life’s a Mango” on a holiday…… the poems I read made me feel joyful. My favourite poem is Nature!

Miss A, 13 year old student

Jen’s Life’s Mango is an enjoyable and thoughtful read. Enjoy. Reflect. Discuss.

(Ragnar Purje PhD), Author

I’ve had Life’s A Mango by the bedside and have been flicking through it regularly. Your verses are packed with soul and have a comfy flow. I think they suit young and old, women and men alike. There are some real pearls of wisdom from within. I think your words can have a real impact.

Melanie, GP doctor, Sydney

Jen Compton’s rhymes can work wonders – soothing and reassuring, inspiring and challenging – they bring a smile and a pause. Let these bright glimmers of wisdom and mercy nourish your heart!

Will Tuttle, Ph.D., visionary author of the best-selling book, The World Peace Diet

Jen Compton’s poetic advice is simple but profound, just as all universal truths are.

Robina Courtin, Buddhist Nun

This book of inspirations conjures pictures and feelings of joy for the past and excitement for the possibilities of the future. Each inspiration soothes the soul, healing the child and adult within.

Vicki Bennett – author, artist and filmmaker

Jen is a veritable Dr. Seuss.

Michele Pinney, primary school teacher of 27 years

I like the poem Your Role, especially the part about being bold.  If you don’t dare to be bold, you won’t get anywhere.  You can get fired for being bold.

Nicolas Anderson from Sweden

I’m a practical guy so I like the poem called Pay it Forward.

I intend to do that one day soon.

Jacob Doering from Denmark