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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.

Still Hope For Angel Babies

Still Hope For Angel Babies

Alison and Adam Wightwick sit side by side on their sofa, looking into the eyes of each other as they speak about their last moments with their son,...
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...
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,...
Image for Ponderings Article Girl with Skateboard

Crumpets and Farting Rainbows

words by Kirsten Macdonald Waxing lyrical about a majestic universe or avoiding A-Hole retrograde?...
Lucy McEvoy Ponderings Magazine Img

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...
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.

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.

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

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...

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...
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 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.

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.