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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.

3 Tech Women in Australia

The Top 3 Australian Tech Whiz Chics To Watch

You may be familiar with Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. But have we all heard about Marita Cheng, Cyan Ta’eed and Melanie Perkins?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Roald Dahl

We all know Roald Dahl, the prolific author, and a true ponderer of childhood imagination.
Whether it be befriending a giant, turning into a blueberry, escaping witches, living in a peach or using telekinesis to make objects dance, Dahl created a marvellous timeless world transpiring from paper, and tv screens, to hearts.

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Does the Thought of 2020 “Spark Joy” For You?

Janus-faced, we look both backwards and forwards as we reach the threshold of a new year. Remember the adage? Divided we fall.

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.

Rotten Onions Turned Into Daffodils Bring On 2020

2019 swung around delivered a doozy of delights. Lessons encrypted so tightly it was like trying to force open a Da Vinci codex. Learning came faster than QANDA quips on climate change, and my heart was broken and mended repeatedly. There was a shower floor moment- a first…

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...
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...

EIGHT Wacky Fads That Should Never Come Back

Okay, so these actually happened. Before Tik Tok and flossing, our human race got into some pretty bizarre stuff. It’s amazing what the world can obsess over. We have collated the eight most absolutely wacko fads of all time for your amusement.

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

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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.

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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…

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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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