HELP! There’s a Meteor in My Garden.
I watched a dandelion yesterday as I sat in the garden, all its small fluffy seeds floated away in the wind.
I watched it until I could see it no more. Such a simple act induced a feeling of calm, of wonder, and my inner child was content. Wondering where each of those small seeds might fly to, would they land on the windshield of a car? Perhaps they may drift onto the hand of an elderly man out for his morning sun? They may get sniffed up my nose so quickly I sneeze and put so much pressure on my lower intestine I fart…God only knows…
The uncertainty is real. There are many things in life we have no control over. including flaming meteors smashing down into my back garden…
Emotional intelligence, how does it form, can it be developed and are we born with it? Kirsty Hunter the golden expert in conflict resolution and driver for emotional growth and wellbeing shares the inside world of emotional intelligence.
Janelle McMillan OAM is an artist and author living in Hobart, and she’s got more warmth and charm than a basketful of puppies.
What started as a Facebook friendship around six months ago, after she messaged me about an episode she’d liked of my Home Truths podcast on PodcastOne Australia, has blossomed into a fascination on my part of “what the hell is Janelle is up to next?”
The shower of uncertainty – how we cope with life’s surprises and it might involve a dandlion or a the wonder of the inner child, let’s ponder…
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26-year-old Jiro Murai (born 1886) was left at his family’s cabin in the woods upon his request for a week, to die. He asked them to come and collect his body on the eighth day…
Writer, adventurer and social enterprise advocate Barbie Cail gives us inside tips on saving some moula during COVID.
Janelle McMillan OAM is an artist and author living in Hobart, she has a wicked sense of humour, and we welcome her contribution to Ponderings.
The Australian Government on Federal and State levels have announced a series of financial support benefits. These are intricate and can be somewhat tricky to navigate. Books4Tradies founder Genaya Hutchinson has written an e-book for Tradies to quickly and easily understand the rescue packages and what they entail.
A successful businesswoman, Hutchinson had an established bookkeeping business. But in 2018, outside of this business model, she witnessed people struggling financially and the mental health of a particular industry slipping. Tradies, the beloved Tradesperson, create an industry worth millions and yet they are the largest failed enterprise. Shocking but true.
Dr Maxine Therese has spent her life dedicatedto helping children and adults.
Maxine is the founder and brains behind Childosophy; a recognised modality with a core structure combining energetic science and integrative philosophies of the self to support wellbeing in childhood.
A feast for the heart and mind, supporting the voices of many along with Vision Australia. Find out why we are the Positive Storytellers!
Sally Wilson – Holistics
A former international opera singer, Sally certainly knows a thing or two about stress. Now she helps people discover joy, freedom and fulfilment.
Wendy Searle – Home Truths
Journalist and insanely talented mind behind Hometruths on PodcastOne, Wendy is the storyteller who can hold the space and listen…
Kate O’Donnell – Planet Spectrum
Teacher, mother and writer along with advocate for Autism, Kate is a favourite with Ponderers. An award winning author Kate is on a mission and it’s insightful…
Karen Brooks – Author
Journalist, Award Winning Fiction Novellist and storyteller, Karen Brooks is an Australian beloved treasure. When she isn’t writing romantic stories about faraway lands or dystopian journeys she is a social commentator with punch. From the Authory of Hobart…
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A feast for the mind…
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