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


Saffron Crocus

Saffron is the world’s most expensive and luxurious spice, but fortunately this beautiful bulb is easy and inexpensive to grow at home to harvest the orange-red stigmas known as saffron.

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Green Harvest

I’ve been buying rare and unusual edible plants from Green Harvest’s online, organically certified store for many years, so I was thrilled to spend the morning there to celebrate International Permaculture Day on the first Sunday in May.

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Rangpur Lime

Rangpur Limes are prized for their tangy, smoky flavour, and both the zest and juice are used for sweet and savoury dishes. The peel exudes a fresh lime fragrance and the flesh is tart and juicy and an ideal substitute for limes or lemons.

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I had the great pleasure of meeting Jerry Coleby-Williams during his recent open weekend at Bellis.  What a delight!  I was enthralled by the diverse edible plantings in his small urban garden and excited to see so many rare and unusual foods thriving together.

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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.