Nurturing Thurs – STOP

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I found this list while perusing the news-feed of my Facebook.  The article accompanying it, titled 30 Things to Stop Doing For Yourself. #10 is Absolutely Vital, further describes each one with some fun photos to make the point.

It seems like a long list, but nonetheless important reminders for our well-being, self-care and self-nurturing.

Some of these have fallen into place for me as I have gotten older.   Some of them still have “their teeth” in my psyche even though I have “worked on them” ad nauseam.  At the moment I am diligently working on #12, #21 and #25.  What about you?


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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindess in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!



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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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16 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – STOP

  1. Meg Evans says:

    Wow, what a list! As for what I’ve been doing, I’d say #8 and 18 — working to get it through my head that it doesn’t make sense to carry around negative feelings toward myself or anyone else because of old mistakes, given the fact that we all make plenty of mistakes.

    Here’s my post:


    • becca givens says:

      I totally understand both of your choices … in my world, there is only one perfect being EVER — don’t know why we as humans — cannot realize and accept ourselves. Life would be so much more enjoyable. 😀


  2. Some of these I just think I don’t need to deal with ha!Ha! silly me. thanks for the fine list.
    Here’s my offering for today…Should stop watching too much news on the list


    • becca givens says:

      I would soooo enjoy reading a newspaper or magazine, as well as a newscast, totally devoted to feel good stories!!! Something to raise the energy vibration of the world. 😀


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  4. Colline says:

    The ones that jump out at me are 12, and definitely 4.


  5. Oh my, I am working on them all, but especially 19,20,23,25 Thanks for sharing these! xo


  6. Patti Ross says:

    Great list! There are a lot on the list that demand ongoing attention. #6 and #7 are ones that really need to be mastered!


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