Nurtured Life Blog

nurture  [nur-cher]  /ˈnəːtʃə/

verb.    to nourish, cherish, cultivate, care, develop, educate, protect, sustain, encourage, inspire, promote, stimulate, boost, enrich, strengthen, embrace, value, revere, honour, treasure, love.

The word nurture is such an enormous hug that lifts me up and supports me to become the very best version of myself.  So, without any hesitation, the thought of living a nurtured life inspires me to learn, curate, integrate, evolve and share the kaleidoscope of living wisdom available to us.

I hope that in some small way I’ll positively touch your life, and that my life choices will create a ripple effect that nurtures me, my family, friends, community, and our living planet. 

The aim of this online collectanea is to inspire you to also live a nurtured life.

Please pour yourself a warm cup of tea and find a comfy spot to read the topics that interest you most.

Curator of Living Wisdom

Recent Posts



Asparagus is a hardy, long-lived, winter-dormant, herbaceous perennial with ferny growth to 1.5 m high.  Its young shoots or spears are delicious and widely used as a spring vegetable crop. 

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Orris Root

Orris Root is an invaluable ingredient in potpourris for its ability to enhance the aroma of other plant materials, oils and spices and act as a preservative, fixative and stabiliser.

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Spiced Cumquat Jam

This Spiced Cumquat Jam is delicious on your fresh, warm, sour dough, toast for breakfast, or just about any time of the day. The initial prep of the cumquats makes a delightful jam without any of the bitter pith flavours sometimes associated with other marmalades.

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As Long As There Are Dandelions

In 1988 when I was a mother of two young children, I read this poem in a parenting newsletter. Something about its message to treasure the most important but simple things in life prompted me to snip it from the pages to keep as a special reminder.

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Debbie Bassingthwaighte is a teacher, facilitator and mentor who aspires to live her very best life.  Her passion is to nurture and celebrate the unique and limitless potential of every learner, and to inspire you to live a nurtured life.