Category Archives: Happiness

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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Blessings….For a New Beginning…. John O’Donohue

~ ~ ~ ~ “new beginnings” sometimes, little beginnings…happening throughout each day other times, larger beginnings…stepping out onto very new ground! perhaps, “a new beginning” might include……. living with a shift in perspective? an expanding and deepening sense of understanding? … Continue reading

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Good things are happening….all the time

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Reminding and encouraging ourselves to pause, notice and appreciate the plethora of  “good things” in our everyday lives ~ To look in the direction of the good things ~ ~ Nurturing that continuing awareness of … 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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“An Appreciation Jar”….what one appreciates, appreciates… recognizing and nurturing the positives … Nurturing Thursdays

~ ~ noticing, nurturing and encouraging positive qualities in oneself and others ~ I created an “appreciation jar”  and some appreciation “pages”  last year,  to encourage myself  to become more aware of the many positive qualities that I see each … 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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