Nurturing Thurs – Priorities



Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Jacqueline King
Meg Evans
Carol Carlisle

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Crowing Crone
Pocket Perspectives


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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10 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Priorities

  1. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Believe in Yourself | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  2. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, when we don’t make it a priority to nurture ourselves properly, nature has a way of forcing us to slow down and do it.

    Here’s my link:


  3. This is something learned the hard way, this spring, Becca ~ I exhausted myself putting others first and had to take a long break to nurture myself back to health. Still not quite there ~ but reading and sourcing inspirational quotes like this are a great help! So thank you for sharing! 🙂


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  6. Why I am laughing, 😀 I clicked to open your post online and Firefox opened instead with an add saying “commit to yourself try….” I certainly like your self care admonition better. Thank You for the good advice and the giggle!!!


  7. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday – You are a blessing! | In The Stillness.. Laurie's Gentle Healing Notes

  8. These posts are so uplifting, Becca. Thank you 🙂


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