The Dynamic Scarce Sisters Serving Up Canine Health with a Side of Humour
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
4M ago
We ponder with Alana and Michele Scarce, sisters who infuse every endeavour with their infectious energy, spirited leadership, and sparkling humour.  These dynamic siblings excel in business, but their vibrant personalities set them apart. With a shared passion for health and wellness, they co-founded Raw Pawz, a trailblazer in canine nutrition.  Beyond their entrepreneurial success, they are captivating individuals who engage the world with wit, positivity, and a deep commitment to making a difference.  What inspired you to start a dog supplement company, and how did you come ..read more
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Warren Davies; An Unbreakable Journey Beyond the Back Paddock
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
7M ago
We ponder with Warren Davies, known as ‘The Unbreakable Farmer‘, an icon of rural mental health in Australia. He’s an ordinary man with an extraordinary story: a farmer, husband, and father navigating the complexities of mental health fueled by resilience, persistence, and determination. His lived experiences give voice to powerful presentations and workshops, promoting communication and community. His new Podcast, “Beyond the Back Paddock”, is an exciting new addition to his message.  Warren, your story is one of great resilience and persistence. Could you share with our readers abou ..read more
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Love’s Alchemy: Transforming Rustic Barn into Dream Weavers’ Atelier
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
8M ago
In the enchanting realm of Wallington, there exists a story of love that transcends mere emotion. It’s a tale woven into the fabric of an abode that’s more than a venue – The Barn Wallington. This place is the incarnate vision of GG and John Hanrahan, whose love story doesn’t just end at “I do” it begins there, transforming into an everlasting legacy. The year 2011 marked the commencement of their extraordinary journey when they pledged their vows amidst the rustic charm of their barn, swathed in a symphony of festoon lights, celebratory champagne, and quaint gelato vans. A bond was fortifi ..read more
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Dive into the Story Seas: Ponderings Magazine’s Exciting New Voyage into the Realm of Online Book Clubs
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
8M ago
Every once in a while, a revolutionary shift redefines our perception of how we experience books. It challenges the status quo, encouraging bibliophiles around the globe to engage with literature in a way they’ve never imagined.    Today, Ponderings Magazine embarks on a transformational journey, introducing a new chapter in our narrative – our Online Book Club.  In an era where nearly 27% of Americans read e-books, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey [source],   According to research by Roy Morgan, Over 15.7 million, or 76.3%, of Australians ag ..read more
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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, Ponderings Book Club
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
8M ago
In “How to Stop Time,” Matt Haig takes readers on an enchanting journey through the extraordinary life of Tom Hazard, a man who ages at an excruciatingly slow pace. Haig’s masterful storytelling effortlessly immerses us in a world where time dances to its own rhythm, and the complexities of love, loss, and the universal longing for connection take centre stage. What sets this book apart is Haig’s ability to make the concept of slow aging feel remarkably plausible. He delicately weaves together a tapestry of historical events and personal experiences, transporting us seamlessly between time pe ..read more
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The Divine Comedy- Dante, Ponderings Book Club
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
8M ago
Dante’s Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy” has left an indelible mark on Western literature and culture.  Its exploration of the human condition, moral choices, and the redemptive power of love continues to inspire generations, inviting readers to reflect on their own spiritual journeys. The Divine Comedy delves into profound themes such as the consequences of sin, the nature of divine justice, the power of love, and the ultimate pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. Through allegory and symbolism, Dante explores the complexities of human existence and the eternal struggle between good and ev ..read more
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Dare to Lead- Brene Brown, Ponderings Book Club
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
8M ago
In “Dare to Lead,” Brene Brown emboldens us to embrace vulnerability and transform our leadership skills. Through insightful research and personal anecdotes, she challenges conventional wisdom, urging us to cultivate courage and empathy in the face of uncertainty. I love her personal anecdotes; this engaging beloved Texan is so authentic! If you want emotional intelligence presented in the evidence-based and informative reading, not heavy in academic lingo and, very translatable to everyday situations, rich in metaphor- this one is for you. Favourite quote: “Vulnerability is not winning or l ..read more
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The Bookbinder of Jericho- Ponderings Book Club
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
8M ago
“The Bookbinder of Jericho” by Pip Williams weaves the realms of history, mystery, and the enduring magic of storytelling.   Williams takes readers on a journey through the eyes of an exceptionally talented bookbinder who stumbles upon a hidden diary, igniting a relentless quest to unravel its secrets and unearth the extraordinary stories concealed within. Williams’ prose possesses an elegant charm that effortlessly transports readers into the heart of the narrative. With meticulous attention to detail, she crafts a vivid tapestry of settings, from the enchanting bookbinding workshops to ..read more
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Pen Your Next Chapter in Paradise: Victoria’s Writing Retreats
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
11M ago
May Sarton, prolific poet, novelist and memoirist, once said: “The world is full of places. Why aren’t they enough? Why can’t I go somewhere and write?   For the creative (it takes one to know one), finding the perfectly comfortable spot, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, inspiring that “flow” can be tricky to find. I know from experience! I’m not sure about you, but I find, along with many other writing and creative friends, that nature stimulates the soul.   In fact, in a study published in Frontiers in Psychology in 2019, researchers found that spending time in ..read more
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Road Tripping with Kids: How to Keep Your Sanity (and Your Kids) Intact!
Ponderings Magazine | A New Narrative of Inspiring Humans
by Kirsten Macdonald
11M ago
Heading out on a long car trip with young children can be daunting, but with some planning and preparation, it can also be a fun and memorable experience for the whole family. It’s important to remember that a family road trip is all about the journey, not just the destination. So, let’s take a deep breath and dive into these five tips to help make your next family road trip a success: Plan ahead: To create a joyful and meaningful road trip experience, planning is essential. Identify rest stops and attractions that might interest your kids, and pack plenty of snacks, drinks, toys, game ..read more
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