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Glenda's Globe
inner wondering, global wandering
inner wondering, global wandering
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tail wagging, little bum wriggling, tongue slurping on my hands and face body curving in goofy demented joy – eight pounds of bliss and bounce squealing and scurrying to his favorite toy, giving it a shake to show who’s boss, hurrying back in shaggy…
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My mother’s hands rest on green, the color of a blanket I place across her lap, the one she would use while watching t.v. the one she clutches as we watch for the ambulance while the night grows black. My feet step on black, the color of rubber mats…
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Grief doesn’t descend as a single gray cloud. It takes its time. It slowly blinds you with soft falling ash, and enters your pores like a dying mist. It settles in your throat as a burning wind, and rips at your lungs like rabid ghosts. It burrows its way…
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From  Søren Kierkegaard, Eleanor Roosevelt and Pema Chödrön, some of my favourite quotes.

For the longest time – actually most of my life, I’ve felt lost, living in someone else’s skin. It’s about time I’ve shed the stuff other people have tried to envelop me with: “The greatest hazard of all –  losing one’s self – can occur very quietly in…
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Books I love about writing - not just for writers.

I love to read about writing, to the point that it becomes an easy-to-justify avoidance technique: “I just need to see how ___________ approaches writer’s block/plot/ideas/ structure/ description/dialogue. Then I’ll  know what to do.” Have you been…
7 Books About Writing
7 Books About Writing
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Emotional and verbal abuse leave us depleted, orphaned from who we really are. To move on, we need to care for ourselves physically, emotionally, creatively. When we live a life determined by others, dancing around the needs and whims of a manipulator,…
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“It helps you get more in touch with your body.” My osteopath acupressured my hip, ankle and lower back, then stated the above about yoga. I’m learning to listen to my body and tune in to my gut instincts, particularly when dealing with others, and…
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Sixth sense, intuition, a gut feeling. Do you listen to yours? #narcissism

Sixth sense, intuition, a gut feeling. I’ve heard and often repeated “trust your gut”. But I didn’t do it until the manipulative, narcissistic interactions with my (ex-)brother had me looking for a way out. I was co-dependent (and still working on that).…
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Setting: city, close to downtown. A large park three blocks away, rail depot beyond it, and the St. Lawrence River past that (more or less a kilometre from the house). Saturday afternoon, April 1st, around 5p.m. this fellow shows up on my fence: We get…
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Books on empowerment and healing

Since I love reading other people’s lists of favourite books, here are a few of mine. I’m not sure how much time I’ll dedicate to this post but for now I’ll start small: Healing and Self-Empowerment One book I absolutely love is: In Sheep’s Clothing, by…
My Reading List
My Reading List
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