Sunday, 27 November 2016

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

The PDSA- they provide pet care for only a donation.
Bonfire Night
Discovering new music
Chloe Wigan of One Infinite Life's 28 Day Gratitude Project
Bewitched being back on
Chocolate advent calendars- already got mine! lol.
Having a new family car- the other one didn't work out.
Connecting with others online in positive ways

Bonus:

Getting the vampire anthology book Dracula's Guest from the library!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Healing Health Anxiety- Part 2



Last month I started a series on healing health anxiety. You can read the first post here: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/healing-health-anxiety-part-1.html


In that post I spoke about what health anxiety (HA) is and looked at methods for healing it, concentrating on therapy and self help techniques. This time I'm looking at it from more of a spiritual perspective. So here we go. :)

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, just someone who has health anxiety, so please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)
 


Understanding thoughts  

 When you're worrying you can feel trapped by your thoughts, so it might help to read about thoughts themselves. Here's a good post and video by Kajal Pandey on understanding them: http://www.kajalpandey.com/how-to-understand-your-thoughts/


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Healing Health Anxiety- Part 1



This is part of a series of posts on healing health anxiety. This is something I've been trying to do for a while, it's an ongoing process for me. I was originally planning to do just one post but it was turning into a really long one, so I decided to do a series instead. :)

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, just someone who has health anxiety, so please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)



What is health anxiety?

As I've mentioned before I have health anxiety. If you're not familiar with it, it's anxiety centred specifically on your health. Another name for it is hypochondria but they may not be exactly the same thing, because with health anxiety (HA) you often experience physical symptoms. For more on the subject you can read this article: http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/articles/healthanxiety


Monday, 10 October 2016

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Hallowe'en chocolates!
Chocolate coins- they're already in the shops!
Jessica Dimas' Anything Can Be LOA bundle- I just bought it in the sale she had.
The Awakened State site
Gabrielle Bernstein's new book The Universe Has Your Back
Free eBay listings
Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper- I don't read much fantasy so it made a change.
Going to the beach today


Bonus:

Hallowe'en/Samhain coming up!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

The summerlike weather we had a couple of weeks ago
Madron/Autumn Equinox
The golden light at this time of year
Having a working oven (still grateful for the new cooker!)
Getting a new family car- although we're having some problems with it, I'm glad to have got one.
Going to the beach recently
Going to the park
Trying on perfumes in Marks and Spencer!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Affirmations




Lately I've been working with affirmations. For a quick background on them check out my post on the Law of Attraction: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/law-of-attraction.html

Affirmations are a manifestation technique but they are also used in other self help contexts, such as if you want to feel better about yourself or heal a health condition. So you could use them as part of the Law of Attraction (LOA) to manifest a job, car or partner etc. but you also could use them for self confidence or to heal back pain or a broken leg, help with period pain or toothache etc.

I haven't been that into affirmations in the past, although I have used them a bit (a few years ago I wrote some I read about in the book 21st Century Goddess and left them in random places). Then earlier this year I read Louise L. Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life and worked with some affirmations from that. Also I've been coming across a lot of blog posts about them recently, so thought I'd had a go with doing more affirmation work.

Here are some good affirmation resources. :)

Sunday, 14 August 2016

The Love Project- Family

Following on from my last post in The Love Project series I'm going to write more about family today. You can read my last post here: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/the-love-project-family.html



Birth/Biological Family

I remember reading somewhere about how our families are our first experience of love. Our relationships with our families are the first ones we form in life. Things that happen in childhood can affect us deeply and we often carry trauma into adulthood. Also sometimes you can get stuck in old family patterns, like with mental health or a tendency to addiction. For example there is a history of depression in my mum's family. I'm going to share a few links about healing family trauma and patterns.


First of all here's a link to a website about healing family trauma: http://healingfamilytrauma.com/