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



Turmeric is an attractive perennial herb that grows from knotty, branched, yellow-orange, underground rhizomes. Popular in many Asian dishes, it’s a spice that provides a mild, spicy, earthy aroma, bitter, mustard-like flavour, and rich golden-yellow colour.

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Sometimes Magic Happens

Sometimes learning can be magical. Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, learning can surprise us. It can take our breath away with little epiphanies or flashes of insight. Sometimes we learn when we least expect to, from unlikely sources, in ways we might never foresee.

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Galangal is an attractive perennial herb that grows from a rhizome that’s quite similar to ginger. Popular in many Indonesian, Thai and Malaysian dishes, galangal is a spice that provides a distinctive sharp, pungent, aromatic taste and is often used with lemon grass, shallots, garlic and chillies to make curries and soups.

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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.