Category Archives: Flourish

Nurturing courage: “It’s good to stand on my own 2 feet…”

~ nurturing  “courage” figuring out unfamiliar situations, going  new places, taking chances on trying new activities ~ ~ And for my pockets? “pocket cards” “Pocket Perspectives” encouragement….reassurance….nurturing independence ~ More images and  related ideas: to be independent, I might need … Continue reading

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Happiness…encouraging “flourishing” in ourselves and others…. on Nurturing Thursday

~ ~ ~ ~ Perhaps we each have our own ideas about what “being happy” may involve? For myself, it seems to involve  an ongoing sense of  “well being” or “contentment”. ~ Martin Seligman, the author of the book  Flourish, … Continue reading

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“River, take me along….”

The  magic and beauty of nature… the magic and beauty of rivers… the nurturing presence of waters flowing gently past… nurtured along by a river ~   nurtured by nature   ~ ~ The last 2 stanzas from a beautiful … Continue reading

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Discoverying our special “doorways”…. entering with curiosity and courage, accessing, developing, enriching, sharing…. Nurturing Thursday

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Larger copy of: Doorway (to see those beautiful doors more easily) ~ ~ I created this doorway “page” many years ago, long before sharing “pages” and ideas on Pocket Perspectives, as I was trying to … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Choosing how we talk…

~ The page above  includes some criteria  that my family  and I try to  use when we are talking with each other. They’re called “wise” or “ethical” speech… ideas that are from the Buddhist tradition…and they’ve been so helpful in … Continue reading

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We’re weaving our tomorrows… out of our todays…may we weave well…

~ Peter, Paul and Mary sang a song, Hurry Down Sundown, with a very insightful line in it…. “Weave me tomorrow, out of today” ~ ~ I like using that weaving “symbol” to develop a deeper understanding of everyday life … Continue reading

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“River, take me along….” Nurturing Thursday

The  magic and beauty of nature… the magic and beauty of rivers… the nurturing presence of waters flowing gently past… nurtured by a river nurtured along ~ nature nurtures ~ ~ The last 2 stanzas from a beautiful river song, … Continue reading

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