Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurture Yourself – Be Who You Are


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Street Art -Tile in Concrete – Sarasota, Florida
Nurturing Yourself – Be Who You Are

Often, we have preconceived notions of who we should be based on our need to fit in. It may start early in our lives because we want to be liked or want to be part of the so called in-crowd. We imagine ourselves to be like others if we dress, talk and act like them. We behave and do things we normally wouldn’t do because we don’t like the feeling of being excluded.

Don’t pretend. Be who you are. You are special.

It isn’t selfish to make yourself a priority. It isn’t selfish to take care of yourself. It isn’t selfish to love yourself. For in doing so, you have much more to give to others. More importantly, you have given yourself a far greater gift of love than anyone could ever give you.

Give Yourself Special love Gifts everyday …..

1. Wake in the morning and say – “Today, I love myself more than yesterday”.
2. Dream more while you are awake – manifesting positive dreams creates positive energy.
3. Smile – challenge yourself to make 3 people a day smile.
4. Place all past issues where they belong – in the past. Don’t ruin today because of them.
5. Time heals all things eventually. Give time – time.
6. Don’t compare yourself to others. Their lives may not be so special.
7. Spend time with people over70 – they’ve experienced far more than you and can guide.
8. Spend more time with children under 6 – they know how to play and you’ve forgotten.
9. No matter how you feel – get up, get dressed and be a part of the adventures of life.
10. Live with Energy – Enthusiasm – Empathy – Family – Friends – Faith

Be the ship that travels calm waters to places that nourish you. Cruise away from places that keep you from being who you are. Bring people along with you who let you be you. Discard the others since they will only bring your ship down.
Namaste, Isadora

copyright 2014 words and photography by Isadora

This video has an inspirational message that is worthy seeing and reading.

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

29 thoughts on “Nurture Yourself – Be Who You Are

  1. You are very wise. I’m still working on living theses lessons day to day, so I love that you’ve expressed them so succinctly here. Sometimes you need to hear things from someone else.


  2. Issy — I LOVE LOVE LOVE this … such a nurturing gem to remind us “we are indeed special” — and we should SHINE SHINE SHINE!! Thank you for linking. Hugs xoxox


  3. Love, love, love, the art in this one (as you know) and the message is divine, Izzy! You are one woman who is good for the soul!


  4. Love the street art tile, Issy. What a beautiful story. Thanks so much for sharing it. 🙂 xx


  5. Love the art photo. 🙂 To being who we are!
    Much love!


  6. Such a beautiful and inspirational post Issy. The minute you try to fit in is the minute you lose yourself. Guess that is why I always stood out and never belonged anywhere. Not that it mattered to me. I am happy and blessed. Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 *hugs*


  7. Wonderful ideas…thank you…


  8. Inspirational post my dear Isadora and video. A big smile from me!


  9. Fantastic Nurturing post, Issy. I love your photographs and inspirational tips ~ just what I could use right now…..and I will! You give me permission to make myself a priority, after decades of putting others first, and wearing myself out in the process. The final paragraph says it all. Thank you 🙂


  10. “Be the ship that travels calm waters to places that nourish you. Cruise away from places that keep you from being who you are. Bring people along with you who let you be you. Discard the others since they will only bring your ship down.” Thank you for this. It really spoke to me today.


  11. I could never, ever fit in! But it’s okay, I’m so blessed. Thank you Issy, with love and light.


    • For many years I tried to fit in until I realized that the
      reason I was different was because it was going to make me
      stronger. Now, I love me just the way I am.
      You are indeed blessed, Gilly. I have witnessed your many blessings
      in your photos.
      Namaste …


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