The one with glimmers

The one with glimmers
Hosted by Srividya Sivakumar
 Srividya Sivakumar

Srividya Sivakumar

Srividya Sivakumar is a reader, a teacher, and a...

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| 25 January 2024

Have you heard of glimmers? They are the opposite of triggers. Glimmers are small moments of safety, joy, love, and contentment.

This episode of Dear Mynd explores the sense of wonder essential to finding glimmers that help in enjoying a fuller life. It makes a case for holding on to a sense of wonder and awe and what it can bring to a person’s well-being.

‘What the Dark Sounds Like’ is a charming look at the world from the eyes of a child. His ready acceptance of the presence of magic all around us is a timely lesson for all of us.

Dear Mynd aims to create and encourage conversations around mental health. We do this through stories through shared experiences that teach us that we are not alone.

We are, after all, our stories. And our stories are us.

Details of the episode

  • Observing the world around us has multitudes of benefits.
  • Awe can create better positive feelings and health.
  • Magic is above, below, and all around us.

Meet the host

Srividya Sivakumar is a reader, a teacher, and a speaker. But what occupies her mind are those strange things that come hardbound or within soft paperbacks or on a device.  Books. Yes, she’s a self-avowed bibliophile and a firm believer in the magic that 26 letters and a few punctuation marks can create.  A critically acclaimed poet, TEDx Speaker, and voiceover artist, Srividya believes in using her voice as a vehicle – one that drives change, sparks conversations, inspires calm, and encourages you – to slow down, one story at a time.

Author bio

What the Dark Sounds Like is written by Aparna Kapur and illustrated by Krishna Bala Shenoi. Most of Aparna Kapur’s friends are imaginary, and she is happiest when making things up. When not writing or editing children’s books, she can be found poring over a book or pouring herself a large cup of coffee. She has completed a master’s degree in wild writing from the University of Essex.

Krishna Bala Shenoi’s illustrations, spanning a variety of styles, have accompanied children’s literature in books produced by esteemed publishing houses across India.

Resources and attribution

What the Dark Sounds Like is written by Aparna Kapur and illustrated by Krishna Bala Shenoi. It is published on

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