Nurturing Thurs – You CAN!


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 You CAN!
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Inside the Mind of Isadora
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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-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

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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22 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – You CAN!

  1. seeker says:

    It just happens that I am nurturing three kinds of mint, Becca. And I like your idea. Blessings.

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  2. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – with Patience | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  3. The mint leaf put a smile on my face. A very cute image and thought for us to think about.
    I hope you enjoy my new nurutre post this week.
    Namaste
    Issy 🙏🏻
    http://insidethemindofisadora.com/2015/07/30/nurture-yourself-with-patience/

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  4. At first I thought it was a pickle as in Dancing Dills.
    Like the mint even better!

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  5. Jamie Dedes says:

    Self-esteem issues appear to be an artifact of the Western world. A sad thing, but a lovely idea you have here, Rebecca. Bravo!

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    • becca givens says:

      Thank you, Jamie! Just a moment to remind ourselves the importance of self-nurturing rather than self-criticism! Moments to quiet the ongoing conversation/chatter/admonishment in most people’s minds!! Appreciate your stopping for a visit. ❤

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  6. That is so cute! 🙂

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Better to tell you right now that this made me smile — rather than thinking, later, “Oh, I mint to leave Becca a comment!”

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  9. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Yes. this mint is much needed! 🙂

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  11. Claire says:

    Too, too adorable, Becca, THANK YOU for the wee giggle first thing in the morning 😀 xx
    Here’s mine http://womanofartandmind.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/nurturing-thursday_30.html

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    • becca givens says:

      Thank you, Claire! I am glad it gave you a sweet giggle!
      For some reason I am not able to leave a comment on your post — It is a lovely addition to Nurturing Thursday! Thank you for sharing 😀

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