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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- inspired by belief and bravery. The human journey.

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Crumpets and Farting Rainbows

words by Kirsten MacdonaldWaxing lyrical about a majestic universe or avoiding A-Hole retrograde? You have come to the right place.  Humans of...

Ten Tantalizing Reasons to Love Turmeric

words: Jasmin Pedretti  Turmeric. Is it worth all the hype, or is it just a trendy fad loved by hipsters who want to...

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

words by Kate O'Donnell I would like to tell you that there are specific types of autism, but the truth is whilst with...

Lucy in the Sky with Blinders

Lucy McEvoy is an AFLW player. A Carlton player to be precise. A bluebagger that might have ground curators shaking in their loafers. They might want to upgrade their Bermuda turf protection, as this burgeoning star prepares to rip up the field and take position.

Libby Trickett, the Woman Behind the Hero

As one of Australia’s great Olympic champions, we have seen Libby Trickett battle it out in the pool. What we have not seen are the battles with depression that have led her to become an ambassador for Beyond Blue and R U OK? Behind her beaming smile and warm...

Bear Fire, Five Minute Reading Meditation

Bear Fire 5 Minute Meditation Ponderings Magazine

The State of Being Faye – Changing Health for Australians

words by Kirsten Macdonald When I first met Faye Kendall, I knew she was someone I would like to interview one day. With a keen sense of understanding people and a high intelligence hidden beneath a humble smile, Faye is somewhat of an enigma around Geelong. Her...

Unapologetically Her

What does it take to climb a mountain of adversity as a child, to find yourself as an adult in a place of complete devastation? Sitting with the realisation you are deeply unhappy. .. Words: Kirsten Macdonald For one Australian woman,  the decision to alter her life...

Reading the Play on the Mental Health Crisis

Youth Suicide and the incredible program doing something to help the mental health crisis- Interview with David Langley from Read The Play

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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.

Ponderers and counting...

The Broken Path of Diamond Kisses

12 Minute ReadShe ran away from the pain her whole life.  As a small child, she learned very quickly that a gross room torn with old wallpaper and mildew could be quickly transformed with a diamond-infused paintbrush. Diamonds crushed from the ideals of television...

Follow the Breadcrumbs to Storyville…

Walking down a small lane on cobblestone streets in the inner belly of Melbourne can always delight and surprise.  Perhaps like us you find a doorway, decorated with scrolled writing promising to stay a part of you forever. Echoes of childhood mingle with joy and...

Meet The Mother Who Turned Grief Into A Refuge For Kids

Deborah Saunders experienced a mother’s worst nightmare when her son was killed in a tragic car accident at age 17. She recalls how the press bombarded her family, and mainstream media reported misleading articles. Everyone deserves a chance to tell their story. Here,...

We acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nation, on whose unceded sovereign land we work. 

We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.