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Each of us has a story and we present you with a  selection of our Ponderings contributors. A place of storytellers, informers, educators and inspirers.

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Why We Love Jane

Jane has been drenched in controversy, but no buckets of derision can wash away her shine. She is all about celebrating women, so let’s return the favour. Here are five reasons to love Jane Fonda.

Loneliness The Lone Journey Forward

Psychology and Neuroscience Professor at Brigham Young University, Julianne Holt-Lunstad believes we are facing a “loneliness epidemic”.

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,...

A Nourished Life With Eco Warrior Irene Falcone

When you look up the word motivated, Irene Falcone really needs to be listed. The dynamic business woman has given us a unicorn; a toxic free shopping cart…

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Delicious Chaos – Interview with Clare Bowditch

On this planet, there appears to be an advanced species dexterously capable of left and right brain agility which is dangerously marvellous. David Attenborough missed the memo.

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Crumpets and Farting Rainbows

words by Kirsten MacdonaldWaxing lyrical about a majestic universe or avoiding A-Hole retrograde?...
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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.

State of Faye Ponderings Article

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...
TeliaTonkin

Unapologetically Her

What does it take to climb a mountain of adversity as a child, to find yourself as an adult in a...
Broken Feet

Broken Feet

Her shouts are a barely audible whisper, drowned out by his need to fix the woman’s broken feet. His need to help. His good intentions were loud.

Ponderings Path to Diamond Tears Kirsten Macdonald

The Broken Path of Diamond Kisses

12 Minute ReadShe ran away from the pain her whole life.  As a small child, she learned very...
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...
Fr Rod Bower Ponder Kindness on Church Board

Ponder Kindness

by Kirsten Macdonald For those of you that have followed Ponderings over the last few years, you will know that my preoccupation with faith and the...

The Paramedic and His Quest For a Fear Less Life

Chris Breen is a paramedic, a father and husband, and a friend to many. He has assisted at terror attacks in Melbourne and saved lives. But one of the biggest battles he faced was the onset of anxiety

Interview With a Real Life Ghostbuster

What is paranormal activity? It is the occurrence of inexplicable happenings. Bumps and knocks in the night, an eerie presence, a hovering vision

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.

Travel Ponderings Magazine

Bronte, Anxiety, London and Back Again

I was a girl who lived with a debilitating anxiety disorder since the age of 12. But last November, the impossible became possible.  I stepped on English soil for the first time. All by myself.

Little Shape Changer

The veil between dreams and here lifted slowly, and a pale light drew her eyes over to the driver’s seat. Her ankles squeezed as did her little heart. 

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…

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

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.

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