nourish & flourish

By Rachel Awes on February 28, 2011

i was recently asked if i would draw something
about learning to love ourselves…
& because it seems
we are all in this same soup
i lept forward with
a bounty of !yes!

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  1. Diane says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Perfect!!

  2. I’ll take what she’s having!
    Nourish and flourish ourselves,
    indeed….thanks for this!
    Love this beauty.
    I’m so glad
    we share the
    same soup:)

  3. Ces says:

    …but isn’t it that some of us love ourselves too much sometimes? Just in case one does not your illustration is a great reminder. Have a wonderful week, Rachel. Tsup!

  4. Mary says:

    oh yes, nourish to flourish ourselves…we can’t give what we don’t have.

    Rachel, was your weekend wonderful??

  5. Kim Mailhot says:

    nourish and flourish…beautiful rhyming words…and beautiful self-loving talk.
    You are a magnificent ingredient in this sooup, Gorgeous Rachel !

  6. Nevin says:

    “we are all in this same soup


    beautiful.. xxx

  7. Bonita Rose says:

    being surrounded in love is the only place to be. Other places aren’t as happy.

  8. Cathy Bueti says:

    Beautiful Rachel!! xoxo

  9. S. Etole says:

    and the soup is best when concocted of diversity …

  10. i love myself, sometimes… but i love my Love more.

  11. Becky says:

    The open arms in your drawing shows someone who’s ready and willing to take in all of love’s goodness…such a happy thought, thank you.

  12. Julia says:

    so much

  13. Eden says:

    Ok, sign me up for that water!! I’d love to pour it on myself when I’m overwhelmed….sometimes I just have to settle for a nice long bath!! Awesome message Rachel….Again ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. erin says:

    nourish and flourish. so perfect.
    i really like the colors of this.

  15. Kelly Berkey says:

    just as adorable as you are!

  16. I adore this picture, dear Rachel. You capture so many of our thoughts and feelings in your lovely work. Thank you.

  17. ELK says:

    keep growing . especially with little love pockets.. my favorite part!!

  18. Rachel, Your message was so beautiful, thank you so much. You gave me such a warm glow in my heart and it cheered my day!

  19. LOVE this, Rachel! Nourish and flourish – perfect!

  20. Aaah, yes, let me drink this all in! Beautiful words and drawing. I feel refreshed.

    I LOVE her back pockets!

  21. deb says:

    ah time to nourish ourselves, what a radical thought. thanks for the inspiration today… I’m with Eden and I am opting for a bubble bath

  22. Lori says:

    We ARE all in the same soup together. YES!

  23. gypsysticks says:

    such a comforting thought,
    being in the same soup together,
    gives me hope that everything will work out
    in the end.
    nourished by your art,
    flourishing with your inspiration,

  24. Yael says:

    I don’t think we can love and embrace others if we do not love our own being as it is…

    And it is so worthwhile to love and nourish our dear selves, because we are a friend and companion to ourselves who will be ALWAYS there, who can be always relied on, who can be always trusted, who will NEVER leave us, who will comfort us in loneliness and despair if we allow it, and who will be our happiness! Why shouldn’t we love and nourish this dear, wonderful, marvelous friend?

  25. Oh, I love your art, the love showering from the water bucket and how the little girl is catching and soaking it all up! Dreamy and just what the doctor ordered!
    Thank you for the sounds and smells, I heard and tasted them when I read it. Beautiful message, thank you so much!

  26. julie king says:

    the pockets on her jeans are so cute! and, yes we are all in the same pot of soup when it comes to spreading the love around to ourselves.

  27. chrissy says:

    SOOOO needed this wonderful piece of love goodness as i am now trying to gather back all my pieces and NOURISH this heart of mine.
    loooooooove love love you.

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