Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nurturing Thursdays…. Two Sunsets, by Ludovico Einaudi

    Nurturing Thursday Sometimes, we might feel nurtured by… a warm, gentle sense of  touch, the taste of a yummy treat, the scent of a favorite flavor, beauty we take in through our eyes And sometimes…. it might feel … Continue reading

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“Friday Wishes”….to develop an appreciation of this wonderful life we have…. warmth, love and appreciation

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “A Friday Wish” for us all… several years ago,  I received this lovely wish from a friend who is a Buddhist monk, sharing this encouraging wish with friends, family, loved ones, all beings, appreciation … Continue reading

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“Do all you can, with what you have….” an inspiring quote from Nkosi Johnson Nurturing Thursdays

~ An inspiring quote from Nkosi Johnson, 1989-2001, a child from South Africa who lived for many years with HIV.  He was  a remarkably courageous child who made a significant difference in the lives of many. Here is Nkosi’s  inspiring … Continue reading

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“How wonderful that you……….” there’s so much we can “rejoice” in…. Nurturing Thursday

~ ~ The term “rejoice” refers to feeling a warm sense of happiness or celebration when we notice  happiness, compassion, kindness, generosity or a sense of well being in others or ourselves….isn’t that a wonderful word?…and a wonderful kind of … Continue reading

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“I’d like to help out…” I wonder what I could do to be helpful?

~ ~ I’ve been looking around for places that I might be able to  “help out” in the communities near my home.  As part of that exploration, I started  taking a UC Berkeley class, Engaging with Life, at OLLI, Osher … Continue reading

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“98 Years Old and Still Writing!”…Happy 98th Birthday, Okie!

~ My remarkable 98 year old Aunt Okie has her own wordpress blog… with her continuing, insightful writing selections! And…a birthday!!!! ~ ~ Today… I changed the name of Okie’s blog from…. “97 Years Old and Still Writing: Okie’s Poems” … Continue reading

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“Foundations of Well-Being” Rick Hanson’s 12 month online workshop for nurturing your sense of well being

~ ~ If you plant and nurture enough flowers in the garden that is your life, you won’t have to worry about “weeds”…. the “weeds” won’t grow…. and there won’t be “weeds” to pull! ~ ~ Nurturing Thursday…sharing an opportunity … Continue reading

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