Nurturing Relationships

Nurturing Relationships as a Path to Optimal Health and Wellness:
What puts the "nurturing" into nurturing relationships is our willingness to approach each relationship with an open heart and a spirit of harmony and cooperation. This requires courage, coupled with a willingness to be vulnerable to the whims of others. For the risks we are willing to take, the payoff is indeed worthy, for our reward is a greater sense of freedom, and a sense of well being that leads to greater health and happiness.

Our goal is to embrace our relationship with our self, our Creator, everyone and everything else in a nurturing way. Clinical research and data supporting the therapeutic value of nurturing relationships help the participant reach this goal.

Nurturing Relationships: A Continuum, A Choice, An Obstacle Course
There are many words and, expressions that capture the concept of Nurturing Relationships. Considering some of them may contribute to our understanding of the many facets to this tendency. Words to describe "nurturing" include: life sustaining, beneficial, fostering, encouraging, cultivating, developing. The word "relationship" implies: association, affiliation, bond, rapport, bond, link, connection. Together they impart the idea that as we nurture our relationships, we receive sustenance in return. Clarification is established regarding what is a nurturing relationship and what is not.

Nurturing Relationships: A Path to Health
In choosing Nurturing Relationships we are committing to nurturing our inner source, and thereby nurturing our self and everyone and everything else around us. To travel this path is to know our self and others and to express and experience the true nature of every relationship, which is to heal and support life and growth.

On the Path of Nurturing Relationships we learn that our ability to create and build nurturing relationships is a sign of emotional maturity, good mental health and expanding spiritual awareness that brings our lives into balance.

The Nurturing Relationships Journey
The steps and milestones involved in a nurturing relationship of self and of others is explored during the nurturing relationships journey. At the conclusion of this journey, each participant should have a clear understanding that nurturing relationships are vital to health. Specific guidelines provided throughout enable the participant to incorporate nurturing behaviors in order to achieve optimal health and wellness.
A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton