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To an interesting space of quirk, humour, light and shade and so many stories. We are the place of a new narrative- one free from celebrity and inspired by belief and bravery. The human journey.

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The Warrior, the Compass and the Fight for Truth

A medical system in crisis, one doctor’s fight to restore the moral compass. Dr. Paddy Dewan, invites the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to ponder too.

Tales From The Authory

Tales From The Authory

As someone who is fortunate enough to make a living from writing I often get asked what my writing process is like and what inspires me. All the crazy, terrible, unjust and cruel as well as loving, heroic, brave and foolish things we do – to each other and ourselves – in the past and now…there’s a start.

The Ponderings GUIDE to Shopping Awesomeness

Road tested by our Ponderers these gifts are sure to spark your joy and make you smile. Check out our Ponderings Gift Guide.

Karen Brooks

FR ROD BOWER

PROF FIONA WOOD

KIRSTEN MACDONALD

Little Shape Changer Blog Ponderings Australia

The Case of The Exploding Brain

Would you like an after dinner mint with your Taboo topic?

Fr Rod Bower Ponder Kindness on Church Board

Ponder Kindness Part Two

There is nothing I like more than meeting a person who surprises you with a character that is refreshing and far from mundane. This interview with Fr. Rod has created a joyful series of conversations that spark the mind. The most refreshing facet of this man and his...

Zen of the Hidden Sock

What a surreal week this has been. The messages we have received have been like messages-in-a-bottle of poignant hope and prayers bumping pleasantly into our little safe raft in a crazy ocean whipping us around like crazy. I have slept and meditated a lot, it has...

You can’t see if your ears aren’t open

I have not written here in a while. The reason for this is transparency. As a friend reminded me the other day; this blog is about truth. I could not write the way I write and be truthful, light-hearted or anything really. I needed to come to a place where I was...

Wherefore Art Thou Jana?

1987 was the year of Dirty Dancing, Lost boys and Nightmare on Elm Street, it was the year Robin Williams screamed Good Morning Vietnam and the term bunny boiler was coined from Fatal Attraction. 87 was the year Ben Mendelson debuted in The Year my Voice Broke and...

Weetbix & Farting Rainbows

Farting Rainbows or K Cup Friendships…it’s all in the judgement…

Want to Build Treehouse?

I may have mentioned to you before that I had this thing for the Magic Faraway Tree as a kid that verged on madness. I climbed a tree in our street, nailed some pieces of wood to make a ladder and seat in it and charged every kid within a 2 km radius 20c to climb the...
John Marsden feature Kirsten Macdonald Ponderings Magazine Australia

Treehouses, Hogwarts and the Home for the Perpetually Bewildered

When I was 12 years old my mother bought me a book. It was So Much to Tell You by John Marsden. It is the story of a young girl disfigured from an acid attack, trying to find her place and her voice. As a young girl also with a facial deformity (I was born without an...
Makarrata, a treaty and 650,000 years of carbon dioxide lead to this moment, a minister walked into the Fight Club of the Australian Election.

Treaties, Climate Change and the Fight Club of the 2019 Vote

Makarrata, a treaty and 650,000 years of carbon dioxide lead to this moment, a minister walked into the Fight Club of the Australian Election.

Karen Brooks Article Leaderboard Ponderings Australia

Tolkien, Journalism and Dante

Ponderers, please focus your eyes on this wonderful creature- an award winning social commentator, journalist  for the Courier Mail, author, academic and columnist PLUS she reads Ponderings which makes her a fave, she is the gorgeous Dr. Karen Brooks. Some of you may...
Things that make you go Om- Rocklyn Ashram Ponderings

Things That Make You Go OM

I consider this. It is easy to fall in love, but not always easy to detach from it.

The World's Most Influential Young People Inspiring the way for 2019 by Montanna Macdonald for Ponderings Magazine

The World’s Most Influential Young People Inspiring The Way For 2019

So who are the most inspiring young people of our day and age? Who is making a change? Who is not doing what every other young person thinks they should be doing? Who is unique, and will make you want to get up out of bed this morning?

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