How Pets Save Humanity | Ponderings Magazine
Kirsten Macdonald on 07/19/2021

How Pets Save Humanity | Ponderings Magazine

People are turning to their favorite animals for support during these trying times. According to experts, this is the unique quality that makes pets so valuable for people worldwide during COVID-19. Read more here on how they help. COVID-19 has affected our lives massively, and pets have emerged as an integral part of coping with the pandemic. Animals provide us with unconditional love, reduce stress levels, and help fill social isolation gaps society faces during these trying times.

K Kirsten Macdonald
Clockwork Chaos- Finding Time When You Have None
Kirsten Macdonald on 05/21/2021

Clockwork Chaos- Finding Time When You Have None

Saving Time When you Don't Have It- Time Hacks From the Diary of Someone Who Had None Time became my most valuable treasure when there was a threat to my long-standing rental agreement on planet earth. The most important aspect just became time. You are healthy until you aren't. Two brain surgeries and defying a terminal diagnosis skilled me up some.

K Kirsten Macdonald
The Lion, The Witch, Tolkien and Atheism...We Ponder Into the Wardrobe of C.S Lewis
Kirsten Macdonald on 04/27/2021

The Lion, The Witch, Tolkien and Atheism...We Ponder Into the Wardrobe of C.S Lewis

For those who know and love Narnia, a wardrobe will never ever be just a wardrobe. A lion will never just be a lion. Ever. What about that midnight stroll with Tolkien? Author C.S Lewis has held my attention and imagination captive for many years. For those who know and love Narnia, a wardrobe will never ever be just a wardrobe. A lion will never just be a lion. Ever.

K Kirsten Macdonald
Lights, Camera Action in Geelong
Kirsten Macdonald on 03/18/2021

Lights, Camera Action in Geelong

A game changer in an entertainment industry that is battling through a pandemic. A new foundation in Geelong called the Geelong Waterfront Film Foundation is paving the way for encouraging filmmakers to produce in town. As safe COVID-19 practices draw more Hollywood actors to Australian shores, the Geelong region is just one of many booming cities with film industry potential.

K Kirsten Macdonald
The Moving Tide of Mama Kin
Kirsten Macdonald on 03/08/2021

The Moving Tide of Mama Kin

The flow, ebb and tide that is Danielle Caruana- or Mama Kin as she affectionately and professionally known is timely as we celebrate women in leadership.

K Kirsten Macdonald
Get your Scandi On- Insights of Interior Design
Kirsten Macdonald on 03/03/2021

Get your Scandi On- Insights of Interior Design

We ponder with Netherlands native and Geelong's newest addition to the style scene- Maartje Hartveldt. We ponder with Netherlands native and Geelong's newest addition to the style scene- Maartje Hartveldt.

K Kirsten Macdonald
Musical Queen Lizzy- The Treasure Of Kyabram
Kirsten Macdonald on 02/24/2021

Musical Queen Lizzy- The Treasure Of Kyabram

A small town often holds within it a treasure. Humble treasure in the form of a person. Golden humans who go beyond care and into a level of compassion and dedication that fills hearts. A small town often holds within it a treasure. Humble treasure in the form of a person. Golden humans who go beyond care and into a level of compassion and dedication that fills hearts. In a world that can often feel self-serving and lonely, this kind of treasure is vital. Why? Because when acts of kindness and kinship enter a person's life for no other reason than the recognition that they need a little help- it changes lives. In Kyabram Victoria, Liz Dillon is this treasure.

K Kirsten Macdonald
The Art of Hygge- It's a Happiness Vibe
Kirsten Macdonald on 02/15/2021

The Art of Hygge- It's a Happiness Vibe

If you love an ambient pub or fireplace chats with warm cookies and great company- there's an excellent reason! It's a Hygge vibe.

K Kirsten Macdonald
Women in Leadership Series-  Pondering with Stephanie Asher
Kirsten Macdonald on 02/08/2021

Women in Leadership Series- Pondering with Stephanie Asher

Women in Leadership- Pondering with Mayor Asher. Mayor, Committee Chair, Advocate, Mother, Businesswoman, Consultant and Author, amongst other delightful discoveries- this reads like an à la carte menu of achievement. However, amongst the glaring lights of success, it is the sunny, fresh-faced honesty and integrity that has you standing in the shine that is Stephanie Asher.

K Kirsten Macdonald
Love Letters from Ukulele Dream Girl
Ponderings News Release on 02/08/2021

Love Letters from Ukulele Dream Girl

Romance to survive Covid, thanks to a novel Valentine’s Day gift from an Adelaide Fringe artist and Love Letter Enthusiast.

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The Real Cost of Grey Pride- More Than  Just Root Deep
Kate O'Donnell on 02/02/2021

The Real Cost of Grey Pride- More Than Just Root Deep

Going grey naturally seems to be trending globally. We ponder if going grey really is empowering. Whilst "going grey" is a natural progression, humankind has fought it defiantly. The weaponry? Hair dye, henna concoctions, boot polish (we're not joking), hairpieces, and wigs to name a few.

K Kate O'Donnell
Summer edition: Berkeley's Idealism Part III
Kirsten Macdonald on 01/05/2021

Summer edition: Berkeley's Idealism Part III

For as long as we have gazed upon the stars, we have asked questions about our existence and searched for meaning. This is part three of the four-part series where we dig deep on the philosopher Berkely and his quest to explain the soul. George Berkeley was a priest of the Church of Ireland and one of the three most famous British Empiricists.

K Kirsten Macdonald
The Tangible Oscillation of Us
Kirsten Macdonald on 01/05/2021

The Tangible Oscillation of Us

Welcome to Spontaneous Self-Organisation, the stuff of physics excitement or the resonating consciousness of a species on the brink of breakthrough? We Ponder... Words by Kirsten Macdonald

K Kirsten Macdonald
The Number 36
Kirsten Macdonald on 11/16/2020

The Number 36

A little bit of numerical quirk to break apart the mundane. We like the unusual at Ponderings, so we drew a number out of a hat and we got 36. We discuss what makes 36 special A little bit of numerical quirk to break apart the mundane. We like the unusual at Ponderings, so we drew a number out of a hat and we got 36. So how is this number special?

K Kirsten Macdonald
Bullying and The Gift of Individuality: The Novel, Danyon.
Montanna Macdonald on 11/04/2020

Bullying and The Gift of Individuality: The Novel, Danyon.

Author Dacre Dances is one to keep your eyes peeled for with his newly anticipated release of the novel Danyon. The pro-surfer/photographer from Queensland has entered the publishing foray with charm and a book filled to the edges with an in-depth tale. Author Dacre Danes is one to keep your eyes peeled for with his newly anticipated release of the novel Danyon. The pro-surfer/photographer from Queensland has entered the publishing foray with charm and a book filled to the edges with an in-depth tale.

M Montanna Macdonald
THE NEW AUSSIE APP SOLVING FASHION’S BIGGEST ISSUE
Guest Wordsmith on 11/04/2020

THE NEW AUSSIE APP SOLVING FASHION’S BIGGEST ISSUE

Mys Tyler- The revolutionary fashion app is a transparent and honest representation of how fashion looks on different shapes and bodies and it’s empowering the way women shop while combating the fashion industry’s trillion-dollar returns problem. Mys Tyler’s FIT algorithm and data from 40,000 real women is set to fix a $1 Trillion problem

G Guest Wordsmith
FOUR PAWS Save Bear Cubs Nikko and Nara
Montanna Macdonald on 11/04/2020

FOUR PAWS Save Bear Cubs Nikko and Nara

This year, Four Paws rapid response team were in Vietnam to save two bear cubs from smugglers in the bile farming trade. These Asiatic black bear cubs' names are Nikko and Nara, the cutest two bear cubs you have ever seen saved by organisation FOUR PAWS; a bear rescue mission in Vietnam.

M Montanna Macdonald
The Haunted History of the Hollywood Sign
Cassidy Krigger on 10/28/2020

The Haunted History of the Hollywood Sign

For decades, there have been rumours that the Hollywood sign is haunted. But who is haunting the sign? And how did they end up there? Hollywood can be a pretty scary place at the best of times. However, that is nothing compared to the real haunting going on at the Hollywood sign. There have been numerous reports for over 80 years of sightings of the supernatural. But the most common sighting is of a woman, dressed in 1930s clothing that appears and disappears in front of peoples very eyes.. So who is this mysterious woman? And why would she be haunting one of the most famous landmarks in the world?

C Cassidy Krigger
My first meeting with God
Kirsten Macdonald on 10/28/2020

My first meeting with God

I was 4 years old when I remember my first interaction with God leading to the discovery that would last a lifetime; a cryptic riddle... I was 4 years old when I remember my first interaction with God. I was very scared at the time and feeling very powerless.

K Kirsten Macdonald