Tag Archives: Mental Health

Weird, Crazy, or Insane?

Nurturing has its challenges and we often call surprising actions weird, such as the green and purple streaks in your son’s friends hair when really we mean, “My how creative you are. What possessed you to be brave?” As nurturers … Continue reading

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Failure is an Option

I’m Guilty, I confess, I’ve tried to keep my offspring from failure by helping them with skills and drills.  However, unexpected scores or outcomes were not condemned, instead we would seek out answers and find ways to learn from mistakes. … Continue reading

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Glorious

Brilliant red and gold dance among sun rays outside my window.  As soon as the cookies bake I’m going to go for a walk.  This beautiful scene in the midst of season-changing-cold creeping in and the busyness in our daily routines … Continue reading

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Independence Idol

If your older child, teen, or senior citizen is driving you crazy it’s time to play Independence Idol.  Giving those you nurture opportunities for personal freedom can be a challenge.  I’ve learned from other parents and caregivers who deal with … Continue reading

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I work for Hugs

In the many experiences I have as a professional nurturer and in observing other nurturers I am always amazed of the power of unconditional love-giving 100% without expecting anything in return. So much of my life I have done good … Continue reading

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Dirt Road Daily #8 Wind Lessons

Creeping through drafts and under doors, through hallways rattling, zipping around,  flinging hair, blowing up, cascading and caressing the wind is filled with lessons. Lessons: 1. Breath and Life 2. Cold, Cruel, and Cutting 3.  Cooling caresses on a hot summer … Continue reading

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Now

Now is the time to make resolutions,  start a new exercise regime, make changes in your life, and wake up from semi-hibernation.  Your body, mind, and spirit are naturally able to make changes that they were not in January. The … Continue reading

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