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, ♡