Dear Jenny...

20 May 2014
Written by Jenny Geelan
Print Email

The fabulous witty, gentle and smart Jenny Geelan is here to give you some straight-talking, caring advice, offering resolutions to your dilemma or concern  

 Jenny Geelan is a mother, grandmother, partner, clairvoyant medium, healer, teacher, artist, writer, animal communicator and so much more - Jenny's advice comes from a place of practicality, humour and intuitive insight drawing from her vast pool of life experience.

Have a question you’d like to ask but just don’t know who to ask?  Want some impartial advice about something of concern?

Ask Jenny for advice today!  Email your question to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  • Dear Jenny,
    I am very shy and struggle with small talk in a crowd. I have to attend functions at work and am beginning to dread them. I just do not know what to say to people I don’t know.  I feel very self-conscious standing by myself and feel others are judging me.

    Dear Shygirl,
    You are not alone in feeling this way. Many of the people at the functions you attend will be feeling the same. There are techniques you can learn to master “small talk”. I often find the woman with the most interesting necklace in the room and ask where she got it. People love to talk about themselves. Ask the person next to you if they have travelled far to get there or what line of work are they in. Admire someone’s shoes.

    Not everyone is judging you. Despite the fact that you are quite interesting, most people are not thinking about you. We are a fickle bunch - if others' thoughts are like mine they will be thinking fleeting thoughts about others and more thoughts about themselves like: my left foot is itchy or did I put the washing on or hope I pressed record for Coro Street.

    Have fun and play, practise questions and give a little information about you. 


  • Dear Jenny,
    What do you do with presents that you don’t like from family or friends? My family expect to see me use them or have them on display. I do not want to offend them but year after year it’s the same.
    Treading Carefully

    Dear Treading Carefully,
    Stop treading carefully and be honest. How could your family and friends know you don’t like their gifts if you don’t tell them? Suggest they include an exchange card. Go shopping with them and point out things or styles you like. Be grateful and gracious. Show your friends and family respect by educating them about your tastes.


Jenny would like to invite you to attend a:
Sacred Woman’s Circle  |   6th July @ Horse Sense Otaki

Facilitated by Jenny Geelan of Creating You and Jenny Gibbons of Horse Sense, experience a day of magic and miracles with four-legged teachers who will amaze you with their insight and compassion. 

Releases your fears and unblock the flow of love

Click here to download flyer with more information


Add comment

Security code

  • The Rabbit and the Shadow
    20 October, 2014
    This month we have two special guest reviewers, Freya (10) and Max (5), who share their thoughts on the award winning picture book: The Rabbit and the...
  • Extra Curricular
    19 September, 2014
    With Diana off exploring the beauty of Ireland, Sacha gives this month's book, well magazine, review - sharing her thoughts on a very special creative...
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    19 August, 2014
    In To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee uses memorable characters to explore civil rights and racism in the segregated south of the USA during the...
  • The Cellist of Sarajevo
    20 July, 2014
    Diana reviews The Cellist of Sarajevo, a book that follows the lives of three fictional citizens of Sarajevo as they struggle to survive in the war-to...
  • The Luminaries
    20 May, 2014
    Reviewing The Luminaries, Diana discovers a brilliantly clever gold-rush boom and bust mystery/ghost story set against the backdrop of small-town New ...
  • Restless by William Boyd
    20 April, 2014
    Diana Kenny reviews the award-winning Restless, a novel depicting the tale of a young woman who discovers that her mother served as a British spy duri...
  • The Good Earth
    20 March, 2014
    Diana reviews The Good Earth, an epic novel tracing the terrors, passions, ambitions and rewards of an ordinary Chinese family caught in the tide of h...
  • Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
    20 February, 2014
    Diana Kenny reviews the acclaimed  'Eucalyptus',  a modern day fable recast in a rural Australian setting - an enchanting story of love, beauty and be...
  • The Book Thief
    20 December, 2013
    Diana Kenny describes The Book Thief as soul stirring: this story of a young girl whose passion for books sustains her while war rages, will touch you...
  • A Suitable Boy
    19 November, 2013
    Having recently travelled to India, Diana Kenny this month reviews the grand tale of an Indian mother's quest to find a ‘suitable husband' for her dau...
  • Crossing to Safety
    20 October, 2013
    Tracing the lives, loves and aspirations of two couples,  Diana's book this month gives a gentle insight into the powerful alchemy of friendship and m...
  • The Inheritance of Loss
    20 September, 2013
    As Diana Kenny writes The Inheritance of Loss is a story of joy and despair where the characters face numerous choices illuminated by an ever changing...
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog
    19 August, 2013
    Two very different characters, one young, one old, provide the double narrative of this month's book. Diana Kenny writes that you will fall in love wi...
  • Lottery
    20 July, 2013
    As Diana Kenny writes,  Patricia Wood’s debut novel 'Lottery' will make you laugh,  tug at your heartstrings and add value to your understanding of ‘f...
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
    13 June, 2013
    As Diana Kenny writes this months book follows Harold Fry on a journey of reject and self discovery as he literally and symbolically reclaims his life
  • Brain by Robin Cook
    20 May, 2013
    Our book reivew by Diana Kenny this month is 'Brain' by Robin Cook, an intriguing futuristic medical thriller of computers hard-wired to human brains ...
  • Slumdog Millionaire
    14 April, 2013
    Diana Kenny reviews Q & A, the novel by writer Vikas Swarup & the inspiration for the movie Slumdog Millionaire, noting the book is well worth a read 
  • The Uncommon Reader
    19 March, 2013
    As Diana Kenny found, the Queen's unexpected pursuit of literature is wittily revealed in this month's book review of Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Read...
  • Cannery Row
    19 February, 2013
    Pulitzer & Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck's 1944 novel Cannery Row is Diana's book review this month & as she recounts it remains a classic
  • House of Stone
    20 January, 2013
    Diana Kenny reviews Christina Lamb's novel House of Stone and finds a compelling story of daily struggle set against the backdrop of war-torn Zimbabwe...
  • Farewell My Lovely
    20 December, 2012

    Raymond Chandler has been discribed as the 'literary king of American cool' for his discrptive, quick witted phrases such as:

    “It was a blonde. A b...

MyMag this month...

...your magazine for inspiring stories, beautiful spaces, networking, sharing & celebrating community...

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Zealand


MyMag is your Mag! Subscribe today - it's FREE.  
Subscribe and receive our monthly newsletter keeping you up to date with the latest edition.