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Little Love Jar Spreading Love and Nurturing

By Creativity, Decrease Stress, Gratitude, Growth, Inspirations, Joy, Love, Mindfulness, Self-Nurturing Reflections, Weekly Muse No Comments
“We all have the seeds of love in us. We can develop this wonderful source of energy, nurturing the unconditional love that does not expect anything in return.”   ~ Thich Nhat Hanh  My daughter Zoey recently graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz. To honor and celebrate all her hard...
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Caring For the Caregiver

By Creativity, Decrease Stress, Gratitude, Growth, Health, Inspirations, Love, Mindfulness, Peace, Self Compassion, Self-Nurturing Reflections, Weekly Muse 4 Comments
“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”  ~ Rosalyn Carter Like many of you, I have spent my life cultivating my caregiving skills. My lessons...
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Decluttering as Self-Nurturing

By Decrease Stress, Gratitude, Growth, Health, Joy, Love, Mindfulness, Peace, Self Compassion, Self-Nurturing Reflections, Weekly Muse 5 Comments
“When home feels out of control, no matter what the reason, unsettledness and anxiety can seep in, and then the chaos becomes internal as well as external.” ~Myquillyn Smith When we are under stress, clutter can amplify our stress response. When there is disorder and chaos around us our amygdala...
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Healing Ourselves Through Self-Nurturing

By Decrease Stress, Gratitude, Growth, Health, Joy, Love, Mindfulness, Peace, Self Compassion, Weekly Muse 7 Comments
"For most of us, the word nurture from the the Latin "nutritus" for "nourish," conjures up images of taking care of others with lovingly prepared food, emotional support, protective warmth, practical help, and wise teachings. In self-nurture, we offer ourselves these same gifts, and more, as daily practice." ~Alice Domar...
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How Nurturing Yourself Can Help Transform The World

By Creativity, Decrease Stress, Gratitude, Growth, Health, Joy, Love, Mindfulness, Peace, Self Compassion, Weekly Muse 10 Comments
“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”  ~Parker Palmer Recently I was honored to provide a self-nurturing workshop to the San Diego Domestic Violence Council called, “How Nurturing Yourself Can...
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My Family’s Self-Nurturing Challenge

By Creativity, Decrease Stress, Gratitude, Growth, Health, Inspirations, Joy, Love, Mindfulness, Peace, Self Compassion, Weekly Muse 4 Comments
“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~ Eleanor Brown In these times of uncertainty and stress, nurturing ourselves has become more important than ever. As our...
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Nurturing Yourself Through a Pandemic

By Creativity, Decrease Stress, Gratitude, Growth, Health, Inspirations, Love, Mindfulness, Peace, Self Compassion, Weekly Muse 10 Comments
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandela We are in an unprecedented time of world wide crisis. With a national state of emergency, cancellations of schools and public events, and more cases of the coronavirus reported each day, many of us are feeling overwhelmed and anxious....
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