Category Archives: Personal growth

Spring renewal wishes…for increasing senses of resilience, revitalization, regrowth and well being

~ ~   ~   ~     ~ Several years ago, during a very personally challenging time, I found these Well Being and Resilience points on the Mayo Clinic website. I thought that the points might be helpful so … Continue reading

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But…but…but…I don’t really know what to do in these emergency times….

~ ~     ~   ~ ~ ~ ~     ~   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   ~ ~   Part of Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Givens’ blog On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea     … Continue reading

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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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Flying on the wings of wisdom and compassion…Nurturing Thursday

~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A bird needs two wings to fly. Like the bird, we also benefit from using two wings… the wings of “wisdom” and “compassion.” * ~ One wing can be represented by “wisdom”… the perspectives and … 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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