Author Archives: Glenda

Voices in my head

It’s not like I’m going crazy or I’m not sure who I am. I always know I’m me, but there are these characters in my head that say: “What stopped you from finishing that task today? You gave up. You’re … Continue reading

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Peace in our time

I spent time with a dear friend recently. She believes that a big contributor to her present peaceful state is a new loving-kindness practice. The practice generally seeks to spread ease and joy to those we love, those who bug … Continue reading

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Into the cave

  When on holiday in New Zealand in February we went to the Poor Knights. Named by Captain Cook, these fingers of rock poking out of the sea 22 km off shore are the remains of a volcano. They are … Continue reading

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Now you see them….

Books have always meant so much to me. I was read to as a child, I learned to read early. In an austere time, those books and their illustrations provided a sense of abundance, colour, rich sensuousness and imagery that … Continue reading

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Lorikeets, or First Impressions Rule

“Squawk squawk screech,” the lorikeets so loud in the front yard one morning is my first conscious experience. So early, and so raucous. To me it’s like: “Look at me! I’m upside down! Come on Chaz and Suze, over here! … Continue reading

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How deep is your love?

In the US winter at the moment: one friend couldn’t get enough ice off her car to be able to drive to her exercise class. Also, this was on film, snow stopped people leaving their house for 24 hours because … Continue reading

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Trim for growth

You know when you have a shrub that’s got woody and overgrown, and it’s not putting out many fruit or flowers? You prune the branches down to the green, get rid of the old growth and allow for fresh branches … Continue reading

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Finding real refreshment

Went for a great snorkel last week. There were five of us and although it was a bit choppy on the surface of our local spot, Fairy Bower, we saw a huge wobbegong in all its camouflage glory and the … Continue reading

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Try the Flipping Game

I love water. It’s hard to imagine but I reckon I would be a shell of a person without plenty of it. To drink, cook with, wash and the ocean to snorkel in. A wonderful interview I viewed a few … Continue reading

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When Your Goal is a Scourge

Setting goals is all very well but what to do when they’ve turned into hideous scourges for us to beat ourselves up with? I had a particular aim for my business which, nine or ten months ago, I thought was … Continue reading

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