Nurturing Thurs – ALWAYS




Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Crowing Crone Joss
Grace Notes
Pocket Perspectives
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Jacqueline King
Meg Evans


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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17 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – ALWAYS

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  4. Sweet and gentle words touching all of the things we should ALWAYS be. Lovely, Becca.
    Namaste 🙏

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    I always like how these fit together..
    In accepting all of this, there is a beautiful quiet joy. ♡ Laurie


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  7. Wishing you well Becca on this Thursday.. And dropping in to wish you a Happy Halloween also.. 🙂


  8. Meg Evans says:

    Such a lovely image — peaceful, but with a message that insists on being heard! Happy Thursday, and here’s my link:


  9. Geraldine says:

    wonderful and so true!


  10. My feelings matter? Hardest thing for me to learn and remember. Maybe tattoo it on my forehead.
    Here’s my less then serious Halloween nurturing.


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  12. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, Love your post, “your life matters” goes together with my post today. Here is my link:
    Have a great day!


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  15. mranish says:

    Reblogged this on mranish.


  16. carolyninjoy says:

    Reblogged this on Reviews & Recommendations and commented:
    Wonderfully nurturing.


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