Inside the Mind of Isadora


Nurturing Yourself – with Impeccable Words



                                                                     The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a book I keep on my desk all the time. It’s a small little book packed with power. It isn’t a book that has to be read all the way through in order to get the messages he writes about. They contained in small chapters with words for thoughtful contemplation.

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The First Agreements is : Be Impeccable with Your Word
The Second Agreement : Don’t take Anything Personally
The Third Agreement : Don’t make Assumptions
The Fourth Agreement : Always Do your Best

To ‘Be Impeccable with Your Word’ is to avoid gossiping; avoid making empty promises that your intention was to not keep; avoid carelessly and thoughtlessly speaking aggressively to another; avoid turning others against someone because of your own feelings of inadequacy; avoid chastising and belittling another to build your own ego.

There are Four Agreements for living a nurturing life are simplistic in their wording but if we look at how we live our daily lives we must question if, in fact, we can do all of these everyday. It’s isn’t a book about being perfect or about being someone who is without frailty. These agreements are goals to aspire to. It’s about living your life in a way that not is effected by the turmoil of others.

Are you always impeccable with your word???

2014©written by Isadora




Becca whose blog On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea hosts Nurturing Thursday every week.

All are welcome … come join the fun!!!!

Nurturing Contributors:

Tea and Paper  

On Dragonfly Wings with ButtercupTea

Meg Evans

Laurie’s Healing Notes

Tao of Scrumble

Pocket Perspectives

Crowing Crone

Pieces of Starlight

Hug Mamma

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While wandering through Selby Orchid Gardens in Sarasota, Florida on Mother’s Day, I came across a small path. One of the nice things about Selby Gardens is that you can wander aimlessly through many of the garden paths and still discover something you’ve missed on another visit.

This ‘Hugging Tree’ is a good example of that. I’ve been to these orchids gardens more times than I can count on my fingers and toes. It has peaceful benches under trees where one can sit and quietly contemplate. Strolling through one of these paths, I came across this very big tree with this sign on it. I stopped and read what the sign was saying about it’s meaning.

It read:
Have you ever loved something so much that you gave it a big hug? Well, there are certain plants who love trees so much they hug them.

Epiphytes LOVE trees.
Sometimes they are called ‘air plants’ because they grow above the ground. Their roots help them hug the love of their lives (often trees).

Give this tree a hug just like an epiphyte.
Ep-i-phyte (ep-uh-fahyt)
Now trying saying it all together: Epiphyte

Note the small feathery plants just above the sign – air plants or epiphytes.

Hugging Tree sign.web

This video was an experiment in various countries and in the US. It captures the reaction of people who are being offered a ‘Free Hug’ . They seem suspicious and are hesitant to accept one. Yet, notice the faces of exuberance on the ones who do accept the free hug … pure JOY!!!! 😃

As someone who loves to give hugs to everyone I meet – despite their being taken back a little by it – I am forever in their memories because I dared to expose my heart to them and share my gentle spirit.



Each week, Frizz, at Flickr Comments is walking us through the A – Z alphabet. This week is the ‘Letter H’ – to join in the fun ….


Dreams-artwork2.web                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dreamscape          2014©art by Isadora  

Starlit Dreams

May all your ‘DREAMS’
have colorful stars
to take you
on a flight
of peaceful tranquility.
For tonight
is dark
but in the morning
light rises anew.




Each Thursday Becca – On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea – hosts Nurturing Thursdays … If any of my readers are interested in joining – please do. Help spread more positive energy into the blogosphere.


 Nurturing Blogs:

Laurie’s Gentle Notes

On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea


Yes, I can

Growing-on-Stump1.web                             Yes, I can                                                                             2014©photography by Isadora


Strength doesn’t come from what you can do ….. 

It comes from overcoming the things …

You thought you couldn’t.





Nurture Yourself – Believe in Yourself

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Whatever people think of you is really about the image they have of you and that image isn’t you. author - Don Miguel Ruiz

Crying Teen.web
©drawing by©kiki marcel – Title – Sticks and Stones are Better 11th Grader @ Port Charlotte High School – Florida

Believe in yourself
even when no one else does.
If someone tells you that
you can’t do it,
prove them wrong
Do It !!!!

Angel - blue wings and sunThe one who they are judging in your name is a character they create.


Heart - bright colors

Becca whose blog On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea hosts Nurturing Thursday every week to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy”, she says.
If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

Frequent Contributors to Nurturing Thursday
On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Words


Robin Williams – a chance for us to learn

Inside the Mind of Isadora:

Frizz has written a powerfully well-said post called
Robin Williams – a chance for us to learn
Rest in Peace

Originally posted on Flickr Comments:

Robin Williams – 1951 – 2014 – in a discussion of this tragic topic (depression, suicide, silence about the reasons and methods) I replied to an article of the blogger Isadora:
dear Isadora,
you = “raised by a mother who had severe depression and was plagued with paranoid schizophrenia” and me (my mother made suicide too, so I understood, that depression is a severe danger) – we know what we are talking about. “F” for FINAL DAY should be more often a topic of writing. Many years I put my focus on suicide, trying to understand the structure of the process – and searching for techniques to change a depressive state of mind. At first I read with interest American psychiatrists’ books with focus on behaviorism. Much more efficient was, what I read in my psychoanalytic library: from Freud via Adler to Karen Horney or Otto F. Kernberg. I…

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My Bardo Group Honor

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Jamie Dedes invited me if she could post one of my posts for the Bardo Group.

The one she selected for posting on this prestigious blog is

We Cultivate Love

It’s been an honor for me to have been asked to be a tiny part of this very distinguished blog.
I can not thank Jamie Dedes and the staff of the Bardo Group enough for giving me this honor and opportunity.

If you aren’t a blog follower of the Bardo Group, you must be scratching your head and asking

What is a Bardo Group?
Their answer to your question is:

THE BARDO GROUP, a compendium of works from diverse and visionary creatives. Our goal is to foster proximity and understanding through our shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited and to make – however modestly – a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people seek comfort and understanding.

What does the name Bardo mean?
Their answer to your question is:

“Bardo” is a Tibetan Buddhist term referring to that place after physical death where some believe our souls travel between material manifestations. It might be likened by some (Brother David Steindle-Rast, for one) to the Christian purgatory. Chögyam Trungpa Rinchoche has written of it as the “in between, like a flowing river which belongs neither to this shore nor the other. In other words: it is the present experience, the immediate experience of now.”
The expression “into the bardo,” was the original name selected because the founder and host of this site and the two people who were first invited to participate here were living with life-threatening illness. One of us, poet Ann Emerson, flew away in April 2013. The other two live, as everyone does, on the edge of eternity.

I thought it would be best to write their description of their blog as it is written iand explained n great detail. If you’d like to know more about the Bardo Group, I’d hope you’ll go over and review this very inspiring and talented group of writers.


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