The Exquisite Nature of Nurturing – Try it, you’ll like it!


Photo by Alberto Ghizzi Panizza

Nurturing (definition): The process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone or something.

This is a very good week to nurture.  Of course so was last week as I imagine next week will be also, there being so much negativity and meanness proliferating everywhere.  However I do believe that by making nurturing a priority in the NOW of our lives, it can make a positive difference for you, myself and everyone involved in this positive process.

One of the outstanding features of nurturing another person(s) – regardless of perceived or real differences – is that both are rewarded. Nurturing (caring for another) soothes and strengthens life and, as previously mentioned, right now we humans need a whole bunch of nurturers and nurturing.

In scientific speak (for those interested),  nurturing or being nurtured creates a mind-body connection during the giving/receiving process because of  the neuropeptide molecules (chemical substances made and released by brain cells) sending soothing messages all over the body.

When receptor sites receive these neuropeptides a positive change occurs. The body fluids are attracted to specific receptors that grow directly off our cell structures or DNA. Protein-like neuropeptides provide our brain cells with a method of communicating with other cells by latching on to these receptor sites at which point our mood states and behaviors are altered in a positive way.

Because these peptides are also found in our immune system, the nurturing process is not only a mental and emotional nourishment but also a physical one. How great is that?

So my hopeful thought for all of us this week is to – nurture on my loving caring friends. Nurture on!

With much love and affection,

~ Penny, ♡

7 thoughts on “The Exquisite Nature of Nurturing – Try it, you’ll like it!

  1. How interesting. I watched a documentary several years ago called “What the Bleep do we Know.” It discussed peptides in relations to addiction (I think). Great post to inspire others.

  2. It’s so interesting that you wrote this profound post, Penny. I’ve been grieving the loss of a dear blogging friend. She wrote her blog knowing she was terminally ill with congestive heart failure. I learned so much from her – she was probably one of the most nurturing humans I’ve ever come across in my life. She left comments on my blog where I felt so encouraged and understood. She died two months ago and I feel her void, as do many other people that treasured her.
    So the word nurture hits me. That’s exactly what my friend did – for me and everyone around her. I’ve decided to carry her on in my heart and also with the knowledge that I can also nurture others in the way she helped me. That is why I am following many blogs now and leaving comments, like this one.
    Thank you for allowing me to express my thoughts. Judy

    • Thank you, Judy. I am sorry for your loss but very glad you felt comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings. Always a healthy and positive thing for all of us to do.

  3. Hi! Penny long time no talk. How are you?

    First off – powerful message and I love it very much.

    We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it. – John Lennon

    To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. – Bodhidharma

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