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One Brave Mother And 65 Roses, Geelong Social Media, Geelong Digital Media, Cystic Fibrosis

One Brave Mother and 65 Roses

A mother’s love and a little girl’s brave journey lead to one of the most inspiring events in Melbourne held each year- A mother’s love and a little girl’s brave journey leader to one of the most inspiring events in Melbourne held each year- The Charity Ladies Lunch

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?

Fr Rod Bower Ponder Kindness on Church Board

Ponder Kindness

For those of you that have followed Ponderings over the last few years, you will know that my preoccupation with faith and the existential self-has...
5 Ways in 5 Days to Detox your Mind, Body and Spirit- spiritually, financially, physically socially and emotionally

5 Ways in 5 Days to Detox Mind, Body and Spirit

5 Ways in 5 Days to Detox your Mind, Body and Spirit- spiritually, financially, physically socially and emotionally with SteveAnn Minner- Ponderings.

Friend

Friendship- How To Do It Better

Friendship isn’t always easy, but there are ways to make life easier by being a good one, by Stevie Anne Minner

by Kirsten Macdonald Ponderings Magazine Australia

Egos Are Like Farts

Egos. We all have them. In fact, egos have become a subject that more and more new-thought leaders and spiritual teachers are focusing in on – inviting us to separate from, transcend above, and live without.

Susan Byrne Feature Bioflavanoids

The Colourful Magic of Food – What You Need To Know

These days, there’s a lot of hype about organic, raw food. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be?

The Hipster’s Guide to Turmeric

So pull up a recycled chair with a handstitched Guatemalan cushion and let me tell you the real deal about Turmeric- the decadent product of nature.

Karen Brooks Tales from The Authory Ponderings Magazine

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.

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,...
Herbal Tea Ponderings Article Hey Sis whats the Tea? Make your own!

Hey Sis, What’s the Tea? Make Your Own!

All the reasons why you should grow your own tea. Ideal herbs to use and their specific medicinal health benefits.

Underworks GivesaSock by Ponderings Magazine

Socks and Sandals To Help The Homeless

It has hit Instagram like a hurricane, the pairing of an Aussie Company and the Salvos along with everyday people taking a quick pic of socks and Sandals. Ponderings Investigates!

Sarah Healy Exercise Myths Ponderings Magazine

Exercise Myths, Activewear and Do You Want Coffee With That?

Sarah Healy physiologist and columnist unpacks the myths about exercise and gets straight to the point!

Sarah Healy Teknique Health

Anxiety- One Brave Step

What do you do when exercise is your job and you fear it? Anxiety when can be debilitating, but it can become one of your greatest achievement. Physiologist and superstar Sarah Healy ponders…

The Why Of The World

Nothing frustrates me more than the smoke and mirrors of marketing.   There is no greater...
A Buddhist Point of View Drol Kar Buddhist Centre

A Buddhist Point of View

if you are involved in an inter-religion soccer competition and you have the choice, challenge the Buddhists first, they are the ones most likely to offer you the victory. An intended joke? Yet far from accurate ponders David Mayer from the Drol Kar Buddhist Centre.

The Art of Growing Up John Marsden

The Hot Breath of Humanity and The Art of Growing Up

John Marsden wrote a book, and it comes with a warning tag because in case you haven’t yet heard, The Art of Growing Up is not for the faint of heart.

Bear Fire 5 Minute Meditation Ponderings Magazine

Bear Fire, Five Minute Reading Meditation

Bear Fire 5 Minute Meditation Ponderings Magazine

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.

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.

The O'Donnell Sister's Guide To Mama's Survival

The O’Donnell Sisters Guide to Mama’s Survival

How has your day been Mama? Right now, you might have your magnificent offspring on your hip while talking on the phone- we are amazing, we are warriors- tell us something we don’t know! But let’s be serious. Or not…

Murder on the Dance Floor, by Kirsten Macdonald

Murder on the Dance Floor

Let’s be honest here, looking into the light and stepping into the metaphoric sun could scorch your arse, who are we kidding? It is a bit of whoa and a whole lot of hanging onto your bums; this ride is going to be big. You in?

Ponderings Online Magazine The Survivor's Guide to Most Excellent News by Kirsten Macdonald

The Survivors Guide to Most Excellent News

Not everyone will respond like you. Ok, I am serious, you might think you can fart gold stars, but not everyone will see it that way.

The Bloom of Scar Tissue by Kirsten Macdonald Ponderings Magazine Australia

The Bloom of Scar Tissue

Consequence is a word you hold in your hand like a strange seed you found. Which garden shall you plant that in? The one that faces the north and screams of Victim or the one that says Growth?

The Secret Language of Tiffany, learning to be vulnerable with disease

The Secret Language of Tiffany

Deep huh? Hey don’t analyse mine, check out your own muscles, those suckers are there, along with a peacepipe and a marching band.

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.

Ponderings Article Refugee Council of Australia, I don't want people to think refugees are monsters

I Want People To Know Refugees Aren’t Monsters

We didn’t have electricity for days and wouldn’t know when we were next going to see light. There was no phone coverage, no food to buy and no clean water so we’d drink from wells. I now look at the Syrian people as 18 million heroes to live like this day in, day out.

Jillie Carter Article Ponderings

A Transformative Life

The inner child, on meeting Louise Hay and how healing others can create a wonderful life of service- we chat with Jillie A. Carter

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 eyelid- yup true story) her...

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