Nourish by Elaine GriffinThe theme of this months NaBloPoMo is Nourish. As an aspiring food blogger you would think my mind would have immediately thought this would be a perfect opportunity to blog about food.

Interestingly, my first thought when I read the word Nourish was how to nourish my soul.

What nourishes my soul?

My little dude who is sleeping soundly in his bed.

My little girl who is balled up on my lap making it hard to type.

Good food, that I will gladly cook myself.

Good wine.

The company of all the family and friends in my life that I love and respect, who’s presence just makes it all better.

I have all of these things, much of the time.

There is one thing missing, though, and it is my desire to have all of these things at the beach.

Sure, I live in the beautiful Finger Lakes, with no shortage of lakes, sandy beaches, and waterfalls. But I long for the ocean. The smell. The sound of crashing waves. Pelicans. Dolphins. Warmth.


What nourishes your soul?

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Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
Working from her home office in Finger Lakes Region of NY, Elaine, a wine lover, also enjoys the beauty of living in wine country!

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  1. Elaine Plummer says

    My soul is nourished in many, many ways. Though, mainly it is my Grandkids tha do that for me. No matter where we are or the time of year, love their beings and their presence in my life. Love what nourishes your soul too!

    • Elaine Griffin says

      No matter what kind of a hard day I have had with my kids, at the end of the day, I just need to snuggle them and love on them and it makes it all better. I love that you get to spend so much time with your grandkids!

  2. says

    All of the above is the perfect way to nourish your soul and I love the theme for this month. If one thing I rely on to nourish my soul is just making the time to go for a quiet walk and reflect on the day.
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    • Elaine Griffin says

      I think I would benefit greatly if I took the time to do that. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Cathy says

    I’m nor sure … maybe
    * being alive
    * searching for what nourishes my soul nourishes it
    * the beauty of nature
    * resting

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