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


Rosella Jam

Rosella Jam, or Roselle as it used to be known, is a quintessential Australian preserve that my gran loved to make.  It’s tart, sweet and lip-smackingly delicious, and freshly made Rosella jam is a sticky, red delight you’ll never forget. 

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Reclaiming the Urban Commons

When my copy of Reclaiming the Urban Commons arrived I couldn’t wait to open the pages and read. I was excited to explore the personal stories written by people I know – Kat Lavers and David Holmgren – but also keen to learn about the diverse approaches others are using to grow food.

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Native Stingless Bees

Last year for my birthday I received the most wonderful gift of a hive of native stingless bees, Tetragonula carbonaria. What a joy it’s been to watch these delightful insects moving to and from their shaded hive to forage and pollinate our garden.

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Rosella is an attractive annual shrub to 1.5m high with large, deeply lobed leaves, distinctive red stems and attractive light yellow-pink hibiscus-like flowers with a dark red centre.

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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.