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


A Smile

“Wrinkles merely mark where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain
So, as we head into a new year, I’m absolutely determined to smile generously and often to create deep wrinkles that will never be erased.

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Books to Hook Reluctant Readers

I’m often asked by parents to recommend books for reluctant readers, or for teenagers who have Dyslexia and reading difficulties. I firmly believe that the right book at the right time will motivate almost any child to read, and if the book is the first in a series, they’ll become hooked.

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A Meditation for Children

This Meditation for Children was written by the United Nations in 1981, but is perhaps even more relevant today. If we hold this world in trust for those who follow, what will they inherit?

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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.