Who the heck is Glenda?

My name is Glenda Lane and I am truly grateful that you stopped by. So who am I? Hmm…. Great question with many answers but I will fill you in on a few.

I am a transformational energy coach who helps people become who they truly are and rock their lives. The other professional hat I have worn is as a physical therapist for the past 23 years helping people heal themselves – body, mind and spirit.

I am a daughter to amazing parents, a sister to 2 awesome brothers, a wife to a fantabulous hubby, an aunty to 6 beautiful nieces and 1 cool dude nephew and a mom to 2 chunks of my heart, my daughters.

I love to dance, go on cycling holidays in Europe, practice meditation and yoga, go walking in the ravine, drink Pinot Grigio (I know it’s not red), eat great quality chocolate, and read books of fiction and non-fiction although the non-fiction have been winning out for a while. I am a big fan and advocate of taking solo retreats to replenish, renew and just slow down so you can hear your own voice and breathe deeper. Travel calls to my heart pretty well constantly as I love visiting new places and people and living outside of the box. Snuggles with my girls is a 10 out of 10 and all of us dancing our butts off to Katy Perry is pure joy. I am not extremely tidy (I call it organized chaos which drives my hubby crazy) and household chores take a backseat to just about everything else.

One of my bestest friends just asked me the other day what my message is. I would have to say it is that there is nothing missing in you or broken and you do not need fixing. All you need is inside of you. Many of us lose our way to finding those answers as we travel through life. I know I did. I spent a good portion of my life striving to achieve goals in my external world that I thought would make me feel happy and fulfilled and whole. They didn’t. Read on for my story…

I grew up in a wonderful loving family in a small Ontario town called Deep River. There were no shortage of activities and I spent my youth going to school, ballet dancing, playing soccer, cross-country ski racing, running track and cross-country. I was a fairly good athlete, not stellar, but I had some good results. Where I excelled was in school. I actually loved school as a child and the fact that I was good at it, made it even more enjoyable.  I was always near or at the top of my class and I took great pride in that.

Then junior high hit. What an uncomfortable time! I was skinny as a rail, flat as a board (last one in my class to wear a bra), had a bad perm, acne, braces and hormone changes. Yikes! Talk about ugly duckling syndrome. It was then that I became aware of the whole popularity thing and realized that I was not popular (thanks to a note passed around class asking people who they liked the best, man kids can be mean!). From that point forward, my self-esteem took a nose dive and I threw myself into what I knew I was good at – school. But instead of loving learning and having pride in my work, I became embarrassed about my accomplishments because school was no longer cool. Even the sports I did, weren’t cool. Serial achieving became a pattern for me, accomplishing one goal after the other trying to make myself feel good enough. I finished 5 years of high school in 4, made the honour roll every year, was at or near the top of my classes and was the high school valedictorian. I never went to parties until my last year of high school because I felt like I wouldn’t be welcome being a brown nose and all. Isn’t that a crazy belief to be carrying around for so many years?

I went to McGill University and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy with honours of course. I spent that time in Montreal trying to reinvent myself, struggling terribly at times, just looking for validation that I was good enough.

Upon graduating, I started work as a physical therapist first in Ottawa and then moved to Edmonton. I continued my serial achieving through obtaining different credentials within my career – manual therapy, sports, acupuncture etc. I travelled to Beijing and Turkey as part of the medical team for the Summer Universiade Games in 2001 and 2005. I bought my own house and took a big trip every second year. I had a couple of long relationships but didn’t really date much in between.

And then it happened. When I was 33 years old, my mom, my biggest fan, died 3 months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 60. My world turned upside down. I had lost my biggest fan. I realized that it was time that I became my biggest fan. My mom’s death was the catalyst for my personal/spiritual journey.  I had become so disconnected from my soul, my spirit, who I really was and what I really desired. I had been so busy pretending to be who I thought people expected me to be, that I had lost touch with the real me. Despite all that I had achieved, I didn’t feel as happy or fulfilled as I thought I would. I felt like something was missing.

Through workshops, books, mentors, coaches, live experiential events, meditation, energy work etc., I am now at a place of peace, fulfillment, happiness and love. I went inward and did the work, the work of becoming aware of what had got in the way of me living from my essence and releasing those beliefs, thoughts and emotions that had been stuck with me for years. I did the work of reconnecting with my soul, my truth and a higher power. I am calling it work but it wasn’t all blood, sweat and tears. There was much laughter and love along the way. I call it work because I was dedicated to doing it. I committed to seeing it through and now I get to enjoy the fruits of my labour. I now know the me my mom saw and loved all that time. I am blessed to have found my soul mate and have 2 amazing little beings as my daughters. I love who I am and what I do. I find joy in the little things and am grateful for all that I have. Because I am so passionate about people living joyous, love-filled, lives of flow with a resonance of deep peace without all the struggle, hardship and stress, I have become a coach, a guide, a helper to people have lives that they love.

Why have I just barfed up my life story (it kinda feels that way)? I did it in the hopes that you would feel like you know me a little better now. I am not that different from anyone else. We all have our journeys and this has been mine. Our journeys can be painful or happy. Believe it or not, we actually get to choose how we move forward, with struggle or ease. If ease and happiness is on your desire list, I would love to show you the way.  Check out the love I have received on my Raves & Results page to see what is possible for you too. Contact me here and let’s have a conversation to see if we are a good match.

I hope our paths meet in the future. Until then, be well!

Much love,