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When The Period Painters Come in to Decorate

When The Period Painters Come in to Decorate

If a woman's body was a home, its walls would be covered in a myriad of vibrancy and colour. But for a lot of us too, roughly 26% of the world's...
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

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...

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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,...
Struthless Ponderings

Struthless, More Than a Ruthless Cynic

Sydney funny man, Struthless (real name: Campbell Walker), is entertaining his 206K followers with...
Zen Meditation Ponderings Barbarian Article

Mindfulness: Journey From Blue Eyed Barbarian to Medical Marvel

Are you a master of your mind, or does the thought of mindfulness send you cross-eyed and thought...
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.

Storyville Melbourne Ponderings Magazine

Follow the Breadcrumbs to Storyville…

Walking down a small lane on cobblestone streets in the inner belly of Melbourne can always...
Deborah Saunders Ponderings Barbados Mother of the Year

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...
POnderings Exposing the disgusting truth behind Australia’s hair industry and the barbaric methods of animal testing. How to stop supporting animal testing and opt for cruelty-free.

The Barbaric Truth About Hair

Exposing the disgusting truth behind Australia’s hair industry and the barbaric methods of animal testing. How to stop supporting animal testing and opt for cruelty-free.

StoryVille Melbourne Quirk

Melbourne Quirk Scape

Hello Quirky Melbourne! We took a day to explore, in a city with a vibe -high fiving the passion of those that want to take it to the next level.

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 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

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.

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