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


One Wild and Precious Life

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? This quote from Mary Oliver‘s famous poem, The Summer Day, has always filled me with a great sense of wonder and awe at the precious life I’ve been given.

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The Little Boy

“The Little Boy” by Helen E. Buckley is a poem that first inspired me almost 30 years ago, and will always profoundly impact my teaching practice.

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How wonderful to grow Ginger in abundance to make ginger beer, ginger tea, gingerbread, ginger marmalade, crystallized ginger, fermented ginger and honey, and pickled ginger with sushi. It’s also delicious added to chutneys, pickles, fruit conserves, smoothies, fruit and vegetable juices, kombucha and tibicos (water kefir).

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Rosella Cordial

Another delicious way to preserve fresh Rosellas is to make Rosella cordial.  This vibrant red syrup can be added to still or sparking water for a thirst-quenching drink and enjoyed throughout the year. 

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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.