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Glenda's Globe
inner wondering, global wandering
inner wondering, global wandering
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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…
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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…
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Love at first sight: Barcelona's Palau de la música catalana

The Palau de la música catalana stole my heart, a stunning building, renowned for its superb acoustics, Catalan Art Nouveau at its best. It is a love poem written with mosaics and stained glass, dedicated to the joy of music.
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Why did it take me until my 50s to understand what was happening and act on behalf of myself? I wanted the story-book happy, healthy family life. What I had to do was accept reality. I put up with narcissistic behavior from my sibling ’cause it’s all I…
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Want to visit Barcelona but have a tight budget? Here are some of the things I did to sightsee yet save money.
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