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Robyn Morrison

Londolozi Alumna

Robyn grew up in Johannesburg and every family holiday was spent exploring the Lowveld or camping around Southern Africa. Her love of nature and conservation propelled her to complete her Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh’s school of Geoscience. Although this gave ...

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on Glimmers and Gratitude at Londolozi

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Beautiful blog, Robyn.
There is nothing that’s more true than what you wrote: “It’s a fact that humans have an inherent connection to nature”
Sadly, in the modern world, this connection is often not there any more, or rather, it’s hidden because of the modern ways of life.
One more reason why one should go to the wilderness and appreciate nature at Londolozi e.g.

I am very familiar with triggers (and actively reprogramming them using neural plasticity) but hadn’t heard of glimmers as their opposite. As you describe them it makes perfect sense. I experience many of these moments. Now that I have a pretty word to associate with them I think I will do better to be more aware of them when they happen. Thank you for sharing your glimmers with the Londolozi community.✨

What a lovely blog you have written Robyn. Yes each person has different glimmers in their life. We all need to have some sort of highlight in our life. Mine is watching nature form here on the reserve, watching the antelope eating and now there are lambs being born which makes it even more special. Waiting for the bushbabies to come eat at night. Waiting for my nyala bull to show up anytime to come and eat his food that I keep for him. Each day is a blessing from God and we must use it to it’s full extent and thank Him for each blessing we receive from His hand.

Robyn, thank you for sharing your glimmers and gratitude blog. It is comforting to know that others share a connection with nature and the outdoors as well as personal friendships. Congratulations on finding a slice of heaven on earth at Londolozi.

This is such a wonderful blog Robyn, filled with such a positive message. Life in the modern world is filled with so many triggers for those of us that live in populated areas, and finding moments to experience “glimmers” sometimes are few and far between. However, after reading through your three main themes, I realize that we can find glimmers everyday, now realizing the meaning/definition, such as getting together with friends to go photograph Christmas lights at night or experiencing a small act of kindness from a stranger. Viewing sunrises and sunsets are my favorite ways to begin and end my day and those moments always bring me gratitude. My favorite sunrises in Londolozi are in the middle of Finfoot Crossing or the Causeway.

Stunning post, Robs! I wish I could meet Jerry!

I absolutely love noticing all the glimmers around me and I’m absolutely thrilled that you wrote a blog post about it. Being surrounded by all the beauty of Londolozi surely fills your day with glimmers, but it’s all about noticing and embracing them. As you said, “Start looking for glimmers and your life gets so much sweeter.”

Enjoyed tour blog, Robyn.
In October we spent 4 terrific days with Jerry as our guide. He made our time at Londolozi wonderful. His knowledge of nature and the animals made each game drive special, and his engaging personality made for an awesome experience. Jerry is the best!

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