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Friday, November 4, 2011

Issue 22 November 2011 Out Now!

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Positive Prattle From The Desk Of The Editor

Welcome to Movember! No it is not a typing error I actually meant Movember. This month is the month that is responsible for sprouting moustaches on the faces of men worldwide, all for the good cause of raising money and awareness for mens health.

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Brothers and Mo Sisters to participate, with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Brothers and Mo Sisters supporting the campaign and
men’s health cause right across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.

No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, getting them to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment. In 2010, over 130,000 Australian Mo Brothers and Sisters got on board, raising $25 Million AUD. So this month I encourage all to get behind Movember by participating, supporting and donating.

So what can you find in this months issue of Good Gabble?

We are pleased to once again support the circus industry reporting on two young talented men who will be representing Australia at the New Generation Circus Festival in Monte Carlo next year. Congratulations to the boys! Find out who they are and what they will be doing on page 17.

Make sure you spend a moment on page ten and read Ron Prasad’s 7 steps to living with purpose and passion. Ron has put to paper the 7 steps that he shared with readers on his weekly Saturday morning radio show that can be heard at 7.15am ( Melbourne time ) at I urge all to take a moment one Saturday to listen to the wise words of Ron.

For our lady readers this month we introduce you to the wonderful site LovinYou. Through LovinYou Ayda Hornak and Jake Edwards are assisting women to realise their inner power. By visiting LovinYou women can find clarity, eliminate excuses and remove negative self talk. Find out more on page 28.

Do you listen sensitively? Do others really listen to what you have to say? We all want to be heard and valued. Peter Nicholls discusses this in his article The Power Of Listening Sensitively
on page 5.

So as all at the Good Gabble office close off on another issue of our positive magazine we wish you all a month filled with fun, laughter, friends and family. We welcome our new readers from home and abroad and once again give thanks to those readers who continue the journey with us.

We love to hear from you all and look forward to our December ssue where we bring you good will and Christmas cheer.

Until next month......

Live well.........Love much.........Laugh often.........

Jennifer Deaves

November 2011 Puzzle solutions

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Issue 20 September 2011 Out Now!

Issue 20 September 2011

Positive Prattle From The Desk Of The Editor
What a month August has been for the Good Gabble team. It saw us run off our feet meeting new people, reading new article submissions and planning new regular features for upcoming issues. With this you may see a little change in the contents of Good Gabble over the next few months but we hope that we
will be able to provide you with fresh, inspirational and positive regular features that meet your liking.

To begin our changes you will notice that we have replaced the Lovatt’s Cartwheel puzzle with a Soduko puzzle for our number lovers. Our crossword has stayed, along with our usual fun kids page and our brainteaser and optical illusion can still be found in their regular place. We hope you enjoy our new puzzle and that it tests and helps develop your brain.

This month we bring you another jam packed magazine full of positivity. Once again we report on Oz On Foot and Flick Will Fix It who both do their job to spread cheer, good will and happiness across our nation. Melody Moon is with us again writing of her journey with her music and Little Hopes CD. Kathy Baker shares her story Loving Dana whilst our other regular Brenton Manser shares part nine of his series of articles.

Last month I spoke of the definition of happiness and we were given an insight into happiness by Peter Nicholls. We included a lot of happiness quotes and Ron Prasad shared his article The Power Of Attitude. I questioned if attitude was where our happiness could be found. This month I notice that happiness has yet again crawled it’s way into our magazine. Peter Nicholls again mentions happiness in his article What Is This Thing Called Happiness on page 17 whilst Steve Brunkhorst shares The Secret To Happiness on page 20.
Moving on to page 26 we find Consistent Happiness with David Cronin. Aaah! Happiness, such a postive thing and the place we all love to be.

My book review this month takes a look at Dick Smith’s Population Crisis. I hope you enjoy the review as much as I enjoyed reading the book. I was astounded by some of the facts and figures within the book and have been left feeling that I too must take some action to help our global situation. Read the book review on page 30 to find out more on my thoughts and feelings and to find out what Dick Smith has to say.

I have also been busy this month chatting to Ruth Glasgow from Genevieve Swimwear. Ruth is a lovely bubbly lady with a big heart who left me thinking about my attitude toward myself, my weight, my curves and my approach to the warmer weather. On page 10 I share my approach in the article You Are Beautiful!

So to all our readers and supporters I bid you an amazing month of love, warmth, sunshine and positivity. I will leave you this month with a laugh to carry with you wherever you go. Please take my laugh and place it close to your heart. If at any time you should feel times are grim or tough or life is being a
little unfair place this laugh at the bottom of your belly and let it roll right out the top. There is nothing like a huge belly laugh to brighten up a day.

Live well.........Love much........Laugh Often.........

Jennifer Deaves

Puzzles Answers Issue 20 September 2011

Soduko Answers
Q: You have 12 black socks and 12 white socks mixed up in a drawer. You're up very early and it's too dark to tell them apart. What's the smallest number of socks you need to take out (blindly) to be sure of having a matching pair?

A: 3 socks. If the first sock is black, the second one could be black, in which case you have a matching pair. If the second sock is white, the third sock will be either black and match the first sock, or white and match the second sock.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Issue 19 August 2011 Out Now!

Positive Prattle From The Desk Of The Editor

Happiness, it means different things to different people but all would agree it is a great place to be.

As I was browsing through this months issue I noticed that we make mention of happiness on two separate occasions. The first on page 5 where we look at happiness quotes and ten steps to happiness and then again on page 17 where Peter Nicholls gives us an insight into what happiness is to him.

According to the free online dictionary happiness ( happy ) is defined as:

1. Characterized by good luck; fortunate.
2. Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy.
3. Being especially well-adapted; felicitous: a happy turn of phrase.
4. Cheerful; willing: happy to help.
5.a. Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to
use something. Often used in combination: trigger-happy.
b. Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree.

How would you define happiness?

Happiness to me is the finding of a comfortable place within myself. It is spending time with my family and friends. It is the laughter and love of my children, the blowing of the wind and the feeling and gratification of each day I spend on this earth.

On page 11 Ron Prasad talks of “The Power Of Attitude” and on page 9 we publish an annonymous story titled “Attitude”. Is this where happiness can be found, in our attitude. I would love to here where you find happiness and what it means to you. Email me at Lets share a little bit of our happiness within the Good Gabble Community.

This month we also take a look at procrastination, one who I am sure has befriended us all at one time or another. On page 19 Michael Smith talks of some of the common reasons we procrastinate and shares ideas on how we can work through it.

Last month I was introduced, via Facebook, to a considerate and compassionate group of Volunteers based in NSW. NEVAT ( New England Volunteer Air Transport ) are making sure that those who must travel long distances to seek medical treatment make it on time with no stress involved. This wonderful group of volunteers
fly those in and around the remote town of Ashford to larger towns and hospitals when needed, free of charge. Read of these amazing people, what they are up to and how you can support them on page 15.

Feeling hungry? Not only do we have our usual Beat The Budget recipes this month but we have you cooking double time as we share some recipes from the Kids cookbook by the lovely ladies at 4 Ingredients. These can be found on page 27 followed by Beat The Budget on page 28.

As the heading on our article on page 21 states “ Time Passes So Quickly.” As I sign off on this issue of Good Gabble and move onto the next I wish you all a month of good health, happiness and lots and lots of laughter.

Until next month.........

“Live well..........Love much..........Laugh often.......”
Jennifer Deaves

August Puzzle Solutions

A poor farmer went to the market to sell some peas and lentils. However, as he had only one sack and didn't want to mix peas and lentils, he poured in the peas first, tied the sack in the middle, and then filled the top portion of the sack with the lentils. At the market a rich innkeeper happened by with his own sack. He wanted to buy the peas, but he did not want the lentils. Pouring the seed anywhere else but the sacks is considered soiling. Trading sacks is not allowed. The farmer can’t cut a hole in his sack. How would you transfer the peas to the innkeeper’s sack, which he wants to keep, without soiling the produce?

Answer: Pour the lentils into the innkeeper’s sack, bind it and turn inside out. Pour in the peas. Then unbind the sack a pour the lentils back to your sack.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Issue 18 July 2011 - A peek at what's inside.

Issue 18 July 2011 Out Now!  FREE in pdf e-zine, $5.95 hard copy. To obtain your copy click on our subscription tab on the left hand side of this site. Easy online payment available via paypal.

This month we provide an insight into whats inside the cover.

Join us on Facebook - - Putting a smile on the face of others

Nat Carey, 30 Days Of Yes opens her soul

Oz On Foot - Walking Australia raising money for Cancer Council

Ripple Kindness Project

Puzzle answers Issue 18 July 2011

A farmer returns from the market, where he bought a she-goat, a cabbage and a wolf (what a crazy market :-). On the way home he must cross a river. His boat is small and won’t fit more than one of his purchases. He cannot leave the she-goat alone with the cabbage (because the she-goat would eat it), nor he can leave the she-goat alone with the wolf (because the she-goat would be eaten).
How can the farmer get everything on the other side?
Take the she-goat to the other side. Go back, take cabbage, unload it on the other side where you load the she-goat, go back and unload it. Take the wolf to the other side where you unload it. Go back for the she-goat. That's it.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 2011 Issue 17

Positive Prattle From The Desk Of The Editor

This month I am pleased to be able to announce that pdf e-zine copies of Good Gabble are now available to all for FREE. This would not have been possible without the kind generosity of our sponsor’s, those who have made one off donations online and those who support us through advertising. It is to these people I say thank you!. It has been a long term dream of all at Good Gabble to be able to provide a place each month that is full of positivity yet accessible to all, regardless of financial situation. Our goal of spreading love and enlightenment and achieving a world where positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten is one step closer. Our next dream - to provide hard copies to all free, including distribution to all waiting rooms and offices Australia wide. Please help us by spreading the word on our publication, our affordable yet effective advertising and sponsorship packages. Donations can be also be made online. With continued support we know our dream is possible.

With the announcement, in mid May, of Good Gabble being free we have seen a huge increase in the amount of pdf copies going out. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new readers. We have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of copies reaching the overseas market and would like to extend a warm
welcome to the new countries who have come on board - South Africa, Maldives, New Zealand and Norway. To our new found friends in the USA a warm G’day! We look forward to feedback from all and hearing positive stories from abroad. Good Gabble is a newzine for the community. We can never receive too many stories or submissions so please do not be shy. Lets join together and show unity of nations for the cause of good.

So what will you find in June’s issue?

This month we continue our support of Deborah De Williams and her goal of raising money for the National Breast Cancer Council. On page 6 we bring a message from Deborah. Also on page 6 we continue our support of Andrew Cadigan, Oz on foot, who is walking his way around Australia raising money for Cancer
Council. Two amazing people who are putting aside luxuries in their own lives to spread love and good will to others.

Carlos Devillalvilla, our American Correspondent, talks of a not so positive topic but one that has touched all worldwide, that of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. We have chosen to cover Carlos’s article to provide thought and closure for our readers and to give our non American reader’s an American perspective. We welcome your thoughts on this topic and will willing share them in our from the community page. Read what Carlos has to say on page 19. Each month Carlos also shares his movie reviews which can be seen on page 30 this month.

On Wednesday 8th June one of our regular contributor’s Ron Prasad releases his book Welcome To Your Life. On page 23 we bring you a summary of his book and urge all to visit his website to find out more.

A story that really touched my heart this month is ‘The True Spirits Of Paying It Forward’ on page 25. This tells of a homeless man, Curtis Jackson, who pays it forward to a good samaritan who had been helping him each day for years and then finds herself in a similar situation to his own. This story brought tears to my eyes and shows the true spirit of human kindness and good will. Still with nothing of his own Curtis chooses to give the little he gets to help a fellow friend.

We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed compiling it. Until next month:

Live Well.......Love much...........Laugh Often....................

Jennifer Deaves
Managing Editor/Writer

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Great News! E-zines are now FREE!

 Thanks to the kind continued support of our sponsor's and advertisers we are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer pdf e-zine copies of  Good Gabble to all for FREE.  Simply click on our subscribe today link, click on the free monthly e-zine button ( not the Pay It Forward Day button ) and you will receive a copy of Good Gabble in pdf format each month. This need only be done once. Should you no longer wish to receive your copy simply send us an email with unsubscribe as the subject.

It has been a  long term dream of the creators of Good Gabble to be able to provide a place each month that is full of positivity yet acessible to all regardless of financial situation. Our goal of spreading love and enlightenment and achieving a world where positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten is one step closer. Our next dream - to provide hard copies to all free, including distribution to all waiting rooms and offices Australia wide.

This achievement would not have been possible without the continued sponsorship of  The Awakening Network, who have pledge an ongoing monthly donation.We have also received many donations via our donation button on this site. It would also not be possible without the ongoing support of business's who join our team by advertising with us each month.

To each and every one who support us we say  THANK YOU!

We look forward to a continuing relationship with all and new relationships with others. Together we can make a difference, one month at a time.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Issue 16 May 2011 Out Now!

Positive Prattle From The Desk Of  The Editor

“There is a woman at the beginning of all great things” - Alphonse de Lamartine

This month I felt a need to share the above quote and send a huge thank you to all the women in this world who work tirelessly to make a difference in our world.

Over the past months we have followed Deborah De Williams as she runs around Australia raising money for breast cancer. Deborah is an amazing women in her own right but behind her is just as an amazing women, her mum. Deborah’s mum has supported her daughter and traveled with her on her journey. She has been there with Deborah in the good times and held her hand in the bad. Deborah and her mum are a team of women that show that love unites and that together we can conquer our dreams.

With the office team of Good Gabble being made up of women the above quote makes us smile. We are not sexist and believe in equal rights for all but relish in the fact that, as women, we are able to balance our working life and our family responsibilities. To all working mums we say well done! It is a job that, at times seems thankless and endless, but is rewarding and fulfilling. Women are definitely the driving force behind a lot of the successful and inspiring stories in this world.

This month we once again bring you articles from our women contributors such at Kathy Baker, who writes of ‘The Making Of A Memory” on page 14 and Melody Moon who speaks of “ Resting With The Moon” on page 10. We welcome Flick the friendly red headed witch for the second month in a row and say thank you to Ally’s Little Creatures for helping Flick make a wish come true.

We also love our male contributors and our magazine would not be complete or balanced without them but, as I was thinking about the quote, I browsed our past and future articles and realised that many of them have mention of the support of a women. Men we love you dearly and together the two sex’s make a team but surely it is time to admit that without us women life surely would not run as smoothly as it does.

So what have our men got to say this month?

Our American correspondent Carlos Devillalvilla gives us an American’s perspective on immigration in his article Alien Nation on page 19, whilst Michael Segal, also an American, gives us ‘A Lesson In Love’ on page 18.

This month as Deborah De Williams completes her journey we start a new, following Andrew Cadigan, who is tackling Oz On Foot, raising money for the Cancer Council. With only a pram and tent it is sure to be an interesting, and cold, journey.

So to all the women reading this I salute you. To all the men I say thank you! - for listening to the words of a women bragging.

Live Well.......Love much...........Laugh Often....................

Jennifer Deaves   


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Yeast Diet, A Natural Cure - Cookbook And Meal Planning

* Book review as published in Good Gabble April 2011

In her e-book Yeast Diet A Natural Cure, Cookbook and Meal Planning, Whitney Frazier  introduces us to the issue of yeast within our system and the result of overload. She shows us how to plan a simple meal, bringing us back on the right track. Included within her e-book is a link to a free online Candida test that asks simple non evasive questions, only taking a minute to complete. Based on your answers you are given an indication of whether yeast is an issue in your life, allowing you to seek further medical advice, taking necessary action that could possibly change your life forever.

Showing symptoms of yeast overload? Keep track of these symptoms using the link that takes you to the Symptoms Tracking Spreadsheet. This tracker allows you to stay motivated, giving a visual progress of your control.

Weight loss whilst on the yeast free diet is often a goal of many. With this in mind Whitney has made the achievement of this goal easier to track. Her link to the downloadable Weight Loss Tracking Spreadsheet allows you to keep track of your weight loss, motivating you to keep on striving forward.

Included in the cookbook is a list of foods to avoid and foods that are ‘legal’. All meals are covered including dressings, mixes and sauces, with plenty of ideas for snacks. With bread being the biggest struggle for myself I was pleased to see recipes that provided alternative options and links to online bakeries who support the yeast free market, although at this current time this meets the needs of the U.S market only.

Whitney writes “A Yeast Free Diet takes some thoughtful consideration and advanced preparation. and that is why we created this book!”

As one who struggles daily to control my diet, in an society where most items have yeast or are yeast related, Whitneys book has simplifyed my life and put me back in control. Informative, easy to understand and follow and full of inspiring and tasty recipes Yeast Diet A Natural Cure Cookbook And Meal Planning has changed the way I look at food, allowing me to enjoy what I eat and stay in good health.

Available only as an e-book I would like to see this book also offered as a hardcopy. Although you can print the e-book I do not feel that having sheets of paper in your kitchen which you have placed in a folder or plastic sleeves is as easy to work from or presents as nicely as a hard copy book. I would have also liked to have been able to sit down one evening when the kids are in bed and all is quiet and absorb the informative information the cookbook contains, but then I am not one who is favourable of this new e-book technology, so all may not agree.

You can purchase an immediately downloadable copy of Yeast Diet A Natural Cure, Cookbook And Meal Planning by Whitney Frazier at For a limited time only with each purchase you will also receive a free copy of Whitney’s new book ‘Yeast Free Crock Pot Recipes’.

Visit Whitney’s site and sign up for her newsletter where you will receive regular free recipes to help you along the way.

Yeast Diet A Natural Cure, Cookbook And Meal Planning  is more than just a yeast free cookbook and diet plan. It is a wholistic program with easy no fuss steps to a healthy more happy you.

Review by Jennifer Deaves

Saturday, April 9, 2011

World Circus Day

Bringing The Pazzaz of Showtime Back Into The Lives Of Families

World Circus Day is on Saturday 16th April 2011. This day provides families all over the world with the opportunity to celebrate the magic of the circus. Only in it's second year eight countries ( Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Sweden, USA ) will be participating holding events that celebrate an industry that has entertained families for many years.

“The World Circus Federation aims to bolster the Public’s awareness of Circus, and its prominent and popular place in Artistic offerings around the world.” says John Le Mare from The Circus Federation of Australia.

Families are encouraged to support the circus and show recognition and thanks to an industry that is often wrongly judged. They may wish to stage a special event, take the kids to the circus, throw a circus party, dress up like a clown, join a circus fan association or create your own circus, complete with the family pets.

In support of World Circus Day Aladdin's Circus Ticketing will donate $1.00 for every circus seat booked through their online system  ( ) for performances on World Circus Day 2011. Donations will be split between The World Circus Federation  ( ) and The Circus Federation of Australia ( ).

For those local to Canberra Webers Circus will be holding an open circus workshop featuring training with lyra, juggling and hula hoops. This will be held on World Circus Day from 10am – 12 pm at Belconnen. For further information email or phone 0448247287.

article Jennifer Deaves

Stardust Circus courtesy of Sam Lo Photography

Friday, April 8, 2011

 Each month in Good Gabble Newzine we publish articles by regular contributors. Here we showcase an article by Melody Moon that was published in our April issue. Melody  is an inspiring up and coming Australian singer-songwriter. Her acoustic folk/ indie songs are delicate and empowering and take you on a captivating journey of the heart. Within Good Gabble she shares her skills as a writer and a photographer. Subscribe to Good Gabble today to grab your monthly dose of Melody Moon.


I stand in the empty forest, my body tingling with awe and my mind serenaded with an instant sense of calm. There is nowhere else to be but right here, in this moment. The trees are alive and moving vigorously with the wind. I watch my darkened feet soften into the earth as I’m filled with an unmistakeable feeling of connection, of being part of something.

One of the exciting things about this ‘day and age’ we’re living in is the increasing convenience of travel. On a whim we can be over the other side of the country, or even the world (with a minimal amount of planning). Flights are cheap and accessible. Hitchhiking and car-pooling may be at a low, but these more self-indulgent forms of travel are ever the more at our disposal.

There is certainly less and less pull to stay here, to remain in the area we were raised and serve our families and communities. Family run businesses are giving in to corporate international companies.  Underpaid casual jobs are in abundance. And the ever-expanding web industry provides increasing opportunities to support a nomadic lifestyle. You don’t even have to be in the same country as your client- yes this technology still blows my mind! 

We are free. Free to explore the wild unknown, other cultures, traditions, different ways of looking at things, and with that: an opportunity to further explore ourselves. We can break free from our social conditioning, from the stories we were told about how to act and what to believe. We can release ourselves from those that were created for us and those we fashioned ourselves to make sense of the world we were living in. We can make a new sense, one that falls more deeply in tune with our own values, with what we really feel. Our own truth.

For me, this has been an incredibly liberating experience. I took off 3 years ago to travel, to be by myself in nature with the intention of healing and renewing my spirit. I wanted to remember my true self, to feel wild and free again. I quit the abundance of jobs I had gathered in the city, packed up my sharehouse, took most of my possessions back to the op shop, and crammed the rest into my new moving home. I said goodbye to my friends and family, and left indefinitely -on the long road; just myself, a guitar and a bundle of blank pages I’d bound into a journal. ‘A journey on wheels, but mostly of the heart, moving forward, but leading back to the start’ I remember writing. I was leaving to return to who I was.

I was a child who knew the beauty of the world, and my own worth. The child who sang songs to the moon and found delight in the tiny patterns of flower pedals. I was spontaneous and brave. At 8 years I was a considerable dag. I could tell ridiculous jokes and giggle about them hysterically even if no one else found them funny. I would model to my friends and family, pretending to be Elle McPherson, without a care what they were thinking. I don’t even remember their reactions now. I must’ve been quite oblivious. I must’ve felt secure, like I belonged. It didn’t cross my mind that I should worry about things, and perhaps change who I was or what I was doing. I was safe and at home.

But moving into adolescence the ground underneath became a little shaky. I was gradually besieged by the fears of modern society. My friends and I who’d once shared wonderful moments of life; mutual appreciation for each other’s talents and aptitude for laughter,  now found ourselves in covert competition for approval and ‘cool’ness. Trying to fit into the guidelines and restrictions of outside trends to feel we somehow belonged.
There was little room for compliments anymore, and support-giving and encouragement a rare find. At such a life-shaping time in our development, we found ourselves in a sea of insecurity; swimming desperately to avoid the harshness of judgement- trying to survive in the toxic social environment. And somehow attempting to preserve a little of our own individuality.

Things were presented as tremendously black and white, not like the poetry I’d written as a child, and the beautiful colours I saw in the world then. There had become a right and a wrong way, and I didn’t particularly agree with this assumption. I knew that the outside rules and expected beliefs didn’t have much meaning to me and that there was a greater knowing underneath that far exceeded any ‘truths’ imposed upon me. We are all unique and have infinite wisdom inside us.

I left my home in the ‘outside’ world to come back to my home ‘inside’; to come back to my place of knowing.  And what a rewarding venture it was. I allowed myself to sit alone in the forest and listen to the birds, to breathe in the beauty of nature. I danced under waterfalls and skipped through the ocean waves. I followed intuition. I began writing songs from my heart, and now expressing my deepest feelings. Words flowed out like honey, soothing and healing. My truth was coming back to me. I was remembering who I was and what I really believed. I’d sing the messages I’d receive from nature and my deep self. I began living my own truth. And with this, I seemed to gather a sense of contentment that came with me wherever I went: my home.

I returned to my friends and family feeling so much lighter. I’d found my base within, and living from my truth I also found it easier to connect with others. My appreciation for them had grown greatly, and I could now share my unique gifts more fully with them.

This is my path now. I’ve given away with the security of having an outside home. I’ve chosen to remain a traveller- touring Australia and sharing my songs. I allow myself to follow whims and be spontaneous like I was when I was a child. I return to nature and write songs. I make space for this inner voice as I move from place to place.

However, this bounty of freedom can sometimes lend itself to uncertainty; an unsettling feeling of ‘not quite knowing where home is anymore’. And maybe this is the catch of living in such a convenient and independent age. It’s easy to lose a sense of who we are, especially if we never settle long enough to be involved- to feel part of the community, or part of something greater.

We must find connection somewhere. Whatever lifestyle we choose, we must each find our own sense of home: that place where we feel connected, like our true selves.

I close my eyes and take in the magic of the forest, my roots softening into the earth below. My breath brings me gently into this moment. I am here now. This is my home.

article: Melody Moon

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Issue 15 April 2011


Happy Easter/Anzac Day!
This month sees Good Gabble readers who reside in Australia celebrating a long weekend for two reasons, Easter and Anzac Day. A time to celebrate and a time to remember those who gave their time and life to give us what we have today. We wish all a safe long weekend.

   With the long weekend upon us we introduce you to the Driver Fatigue Alarm, a device that is helping save lives on our roads. This device, that is motion sensored, is worn by the driver and alerts of any micro sleeps. Our review and further details can be read within this months issue. We also have 4 alarms to give away to 4 lucky readers. We urge all to consider this great device and how it could save the lives of your family. Jump online and grab an alarm before you hit the road this month.Don't forget to let them know that Good Gabble Newzine sent you.

Over the past few months I have been reading and researching a lot about egg donation in Australia and have been lucky enough to talk to Jessica Patterson who donates her eggs, helping others complete their families. Jessica is a women with a huge heart who offers her time and puts her body through a lot, yet asks for nothing. In Australia you cannot be paid for the donation of your eggs, it is purely an act of love. Read Jessica's story in this months issue.

Moving away from our magazine and onto our computer I would like to welcome all new members to our Facebook site. The last month has seen a huge increase in membership and activity. Please pop on in and make all feel welcome.

Do you know of a business that is looking for low cost yet effective advertising? We currently have an offer that we are sure is the best advertising offer on the market. For the next few months a quarter page advertisement in Good Gabble for 12 months will be the one low cost of $70. This is in celebration of our new publication Rattling Reviews which will hit the market, being distributed free, in August.

You can find out more about Rattling Reviews and pick up your free subscription at

We hope all readers have a month that is just as amazing as they are!

Live well.......Love much..........Laugh often................

Jennifer Deaves

Puzzle Solutions issue 15 April 2011

Issue 15 April 2011 Brainteaser

After the recent snail racing contest, the four contestants were congratulating each other. Only one snail wore the same number as the position it finished in. Alfred's snail wasn't painted yellow nor blue, and the snail who wore 3, which was painted red, beat the snail who came in third. Arthur's snail beat Anne's snail, whereas Alice's snail beat the snail who wore 1. The snail painted green, Alice's, came second and the snail painted blue wore number 4. Anne's snail wore number 1. Can you work out who's snail finished where, its number and the colour it was painted?

# Owner|Wore|Colour
1 Alfred   3       red
2 Alice     2      green
3 Arthur   4      blue
4 Anne     1      yellow

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our Dream

Our dream - To be able to offer Good Gabble Newzine worldwide for free, spreading the positivity far and wide. 
To make our dream come true we need business's and organisations to sponsor us. All sponsorship would be recognised on the back page of the magazine in the form of an advertisement, on our website and mentioned on Facebook. 
Please spread the word as together we can make a difference month by month.
For further information or to make a donation email Jennifer at

Friday, March 4, 2011

Issue 14 March 2011

Last month saw a few challenges at Good Gabble as the hard drive on our computer failed. To us this was a huge lesson in making sure we back up EVERYTHING as soon as we write it. Our computer was returned with a completely empty hard drive which meant we had lost our copy of February Good Gabble. Thanks to my dear friend Mike, all the way over the ocean in New Zealand, who had a pdf copy, we were able to resolve our issues. I apologise to those who recieved their copy closer to March than February but reassure you that we are back on board, having learnt a stressful lesson.

Due to this technical difficult some articles that were advertised as coming up in this months issue have been moved to next months in order to allow us to compile a precise and up to date article. We apoogize to those who were hoping to read a particular topic but guarantee it will be published.

This month I am pleased to be able to announce that Good Gabble has been voted Best Non Fiction Magazine in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll. Thank you for all who voted, without our great community of supporters this would not be possible. Our media release can be read on page 5 of this months issue or on this site.

Last month we introduced our readers to the lovely singer/songwriter Melody Moon. This month Melody puts her talent on paper, writing an article especially for Good Gabble. I would like to personally thank her for the time she took in taking a photo of herself tailor made just for us.. ‘Letting Go’ can be read on page 16.

Last month I was sent a moving article by Kathleene Baker about Chance, a remarkable boy in the USA. After contact with Chance’s mum I am pleased to be able to publish Kathleene’s article on page 12 and include photo’s of Chance.

I was also recently touched by contact with an inspirational and remarkable man, Michael Segal. Michael was shot point blank in the back of the head after interrupting a robber at a convenience store in the U.S.A. This was definitely a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Today Michael is a motivational speaker and has released a CD of inspirational stories. This month you can read Michael’s story on page 6 with a review on his CD following in next months issue.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to send condolenses to all in New Zealand who have lost loved ones in the recent earth quake. All at Good Gabble wish the whole of New Zealand their best wishes. Our hearts and thoughts are with you as you rebuild your lives during this time of hardship.

Live well......Love well.......Laugh often.......

Jennifer Deaves

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Results Preditors and Editor Readers Poll

                                 Good Gabble Newzine
                              Best Non Fiction Magazine
Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2010

With only 12 months of publishing behind it Good Gabble Newzine has achieved the award of Best Non Fiction Magazine/E-zine in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2010. This poll is conducted online each year and involves readers getting behind their favourite publication and casting their vote.

I would like to thank all who voted for us,” say Jennifer Deaves, founder and managing editor of Good Gabble Newzine."Without their support Good Gabble would not be what it is today. When the idea came to me a little over twelve months ago I had no idea that it would achieve what it has today. Good Gabble has become more than a newzine, it has become a community of like minded people striving for a more positive place to be.”

The Preditors and Editors readers poll is an annual event that aims to assist and promote writers. It is hoped that this poll will help all publishers and writers thrive in what is still viewed as a strongly competitive environment. Anyone can nominate and vote,with the voting commencing January 1 each year and continuing over a two week period.

Good Gabble will proudly display their award on their site or Facebook!/pages/Good-Gabble-Newzine/255402333689

With an award already against their name we are sure to see Good Gabble listed on many more winners tallies in the near future.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Issue 13 - February 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

  During this month of love may all find peace and happiness in relationships with family and friends. Here at Good Gabble we do not see Valentines Day as being a day for those to express love to partners and those they admire, but a time to show all we care. Use this month to share an extra smile, a helping hand or a cheerful email. Contact someone you have not heard from in a long time and let them know you are thinking of them. Love comes to us in all different ways and should be celebrated for the enrichment and fulfillment that it offers. 

  This month we bring Good Gabble to you from Taree NSW. On our travels to our current base we spent time on the Great Ocean Road Victoria and stopped a week in Dubbo NSW. It is on this trip we visited Otway Tree Top Adventure and Dubbo Western Plains Zoo. A review on Otway can be seen on page 5 with a visit to The Black Rhino Breeding Program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on page 9. 

 Whilst in Dubbo we were also privaleged to meet the great Australian artist William 'Bill' O'Shea. Full of positivity and smiles 'Bill' entertained us with his humour and wit as he gave us an insight into the man behind his paintings. Read more on page 14. 

 Whilst in Torquay Victoria we visited the amazing, colourful and welcoming markets and was blessed to meet Melody Moon and listen to her soothing music and wonderful talent. This month you can meet Melody on page 27 and learn more of the women behind the voice of an angel.

Did you enjoy part one of Brenton Manser's article In Order To Know Where You Are Going, You Need To Know From Where You've Been? Part two can be found on page 8 and will continue in upcoming issues.
  This month Susan Segal, our grey nomad, takes us away from Australia and overseas to an Akha tribe village in Northern Laos. This is surely an article that will open your eyes, taking you on a journey that surely is 'a step back in time.'

 Blake Beattie's mum joins us this month in her article 'Into The Light - The Secrets To Beating Illness and Disease'. Bronwyn Beattie opens her soul and heart sharing her journey and experience as she helped her son battle a brain tumour. Thank you Blake and Bronwyn for allow us to share this journey, one that will touch the hearts of many and give hope and comfort.

 This is only a touch of the amazing articles we bring to you this month. As this issue sees the start of our second year of Good Gabble I would like to thank all who have joined us during year one, the contributors, subscribers and supporters. Without you, all would not be possible. We look forward to the next twelve months of fun, positivity and journeys that touch the hearts and souls of others.

  May all have a month full of positivity and journeys that enlighten and fulfill.

Live well......Love much.........Laugh often................

Jennifer Deaves


Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Good Gabble Newzine !

In celebration of our first birthday we have a present for one lucky reader to win.

Take out a new hardcopy subscription or renew your hardcopy subscription to go into the draw to win a basket full of goodies.

In this basket you will find a copy of each of our first issues of Good Gabble plus one of all  the prizes that were in our newzine in the first year. Also include will be one of all the prizes we will have in our newzine for the next six months.

A basket full of books, goodies and lots of positive fun.
Subscribe online or use the form inside each newzine.
Competition closes: 30th June 2011

Keep your eye on this spot for a photo of the basket.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vote for Good Gabble Newzine in the P&E Readers Poll

Good Gabble has been nominated in two categories of the P&E Readers Poll, review site and non fiction zine. Voting closes in 16 days.We would appreciate it if you would click on the links below and vote for us.
 Thanks for your support.

Together we can make a difference one month at a time.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Issue 12 - January 2011

Happy New Year! and Happy Australia Day on the 26th.

   Welcome to our first issue of Good Gabble Newzine for 2011. We are looking forward to an amazing year full of positivity and fun times. This year is going to be a big year for all at Good Gabble with our plans for the year being revealed in our February issue.

  This month has seen us busy as usual as we fit our usual writing, typesetting and editing around the festive season. I am pleased to announce that this issue has gone together without hiccup or to much stress. Check out our travelling blog to find out where we were when we compiled our January issue.

   So what do you have to look forward to when your copy arrives?

  This month we meet 'The gentleman of history', Brenton Manser. Brenton is a South Australian singer/songwriter and producer. I met Brenton late last year and was impressed with the person he was and all he stood for. Over the first six issues of 2011 we will be publishing a series of articles by Brenton titled "In order to know where you are going, you need to know from where you've come."

  On page 23 Innovative Industries pays tribute to the initiative of Obon Industries. Obon has create a great range of  stationary products that are made from recyled news paper and sugarcane paper. Why sugarcane paper? Grab a copy of Good Gabble to find out more.

  Turning back a few pages to page 20 we pay tribute to the great work that Ron Prasad, one of our regular writers, is doing helping staff at The Lost Dogs Home. Ron's article "A Walk In The Park" can also be seen on page 16.

 As well as all of our regular features, Lovatt's puzzles and kids page, this month we learn about Gardening For Your Health and Gina Lake tells us why Happiness Is Being In The Present Moment.

So grab your copy, sit back, revitalise the mind, body and soul after a hard festive season and enjoy. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Live well...Love well...Laugh often.....

Puzzle Solutions January 2011