Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurture Yourself – by Loving Yourself


Flower Painting.webPurple Garden    2014©art by Isadora

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’re awake – manifesting positive thoughts 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  🙏

2014©written by Isadora

 Michel Pépé : La Vision du Coeur

During this holiday season, take a breathe. We can all get overwhelmed with everything that has to be finished. Perhaps, taking a few minutes to listen to this beautiful piano music video of lovely music from Michelle Pepe could be all you need. Happy Festivity time …!!!


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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.

30 thoughts on “Nurture Yourself – by Loving Yourself

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  2. What a lovely post Isadora. Smiling at strangers always makes me happy, even when they look a bit confused. Happy Christmas Izzy.


    • I always appreciate your visits, Jo. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment. I’m pleased you take the time to go outside the comfort zone that we create and touch people in some way.
      Meery Christmas to you and your family … May your lives be filled with a peaceful joy and LOVE that is more than your hearts can hold. ❤ hugs ❤


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  4. This is such a beautiful post, Isadora. Thank you. ❤


  5. Pozdrawiam i życzę miłego tygodnia

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  6. The music is so soothing, Issy. Thanks so much for your wise words. 🙂 xx


  7. Beautiful music and images to accompany simple words of advice. Yes … don’t try to be who you aren’t … it simply doesn’t work, and worst of all, one would be fooling themselves the most.

    PS: I hope you stop by my holiday party this weekend! 🙂


  8. Lovely and well done inspiration.


  9. Lovely, nurturing thoughts, Issy and beautiful, mediative music! I’ve joined three different clubs lately, all of which are populated and even being run by older people. It feels great when an 85 year old says ‘we need young people like you!’ (I’m 62!) they have seen/been through so much and survived that it’s uplifting to talk to them and find that nothing is really as important as we think it is. And that sharing innocent fun and laughter is a tonic for the soul! 🙂


    • Yes, the knowledge of older seniors can help us learn how to create less stress in our lives. They’ve learned that nothing is really all that important. They aren’t self-conscious about the way they look, how they sound to others and have a freedom that is admirable. I’m glad to hear your experiences have been positive with them. I, too, have days I volunteer to be among them at a senior center. Thanks for your thought provoking comment, Jacqueline. It’s always a pleasure to see you here. 😍


  10. Thank you for such lovely reminders Issy!


  11. Thank you for reminding us to love ourselves, Isadora.

    I love ‘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.’

    In recent times, I have discarded a number of people who didn’t value ‘me’, and feel so much better for it 🙂

    Merry Christmas!


    • I’m very pleased you enjoyed my words and found them nurturing. As we get older, wise and powerful strength we didnt have before seems to magically appear and give us confidence and calm. Thanks for visiting and leaving your thoughtful comment,
      Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🎅 🎄💝


  12. Thank you for these encouraging words — and yes, the piano music was lovely. 🙂


  13. Hi Isadora, so good to be here now, on your blog. I’m sad, I want to go away, in the morning I was fine, but after I got home from work, I don’t know, thanks!


    • I hope your days are coming together in better ways. This post is something that can be written somewhere or in your jounral as a reminder to focus on you.
      Hope is important because it can make the present less difficult to bear.
      If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. quote from Thich Nhat Hanh
      Namaste 🙏


  14. Ah, thank you, my dear Isadora, such beautiful advice! …and a happy festive time to you too – all the time!! 😉


  15. This message resonates with me. For too long, I tried to be the person others wanted me to be. It’s so much easier being just one person: ME! 🙂


    • Amen to that …. it can get difficult juggling a lot of hats. I used to try to be like whatever person I was with. It was confusing and I wasn’t happy. Now, I am who I am and that’s all that I am. (Mmmm … that sounds like a Dr. Suess rhyme) lol
      I’m pleased you enjoyed this post, Lorna. Thanks for another insightful comment.
      Namaste 🙏


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