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:

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


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


Lately I've been working with affirmations. For a quick background on them check out my post on the Law of Attraction:

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:

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:

Monday, 8 August 2016

Gratitude List + Intention Setting

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Blue skies
Pam Grout's E-Cubed book- been reading it.
The Adventuring Home website
Rain on roses
Truffles' brownies
Being able to bake again now my new cooker is installed!
Emmanuel Dagher healing audios
Indrani Phillips' Manifesting Maven FB group

Also since today is 8th August (8-8) we've been setting intentions in the Manifesting Maven Facebook group. I thought I would also share mine here:

I intend to heal my health anxiety and manifest my dream man.

Happy 8-8 everyone! :)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Pinterest as an LOA Tool

 A quick note about this post: I got the idea for it over a month ago and started it but hadn't got very far. I thought maybe it was a bit of a weird idea comparing Pinterest to LOA and maybe I should write about something else. I think I just have a lot of self doubt and thought it might not be a good idea for a post. But then the other day I came across this post which is a similar idea but with Instagram:

So I thought I might as well go ahead and write this post! lol. I haven't read the other one properly yet because I want to just write my own ideas first. :) I'm referring to the Law of Attraction aka LOA, which you can read more about here:

I'm a fan of Pinterest. If you haven't heard of it, it's a website where you "pin" pictures/images to boards you create. You can add them from other sites, upload your own or search for them on Pinterest itself and then add them to your boards. E.g. You could create a board of places you want to visit, recipes you'd like to make or your favourite films, music etc. It's also good for inspirational quotes and pictures. It can be very addictive! The site is described as "the world's catalog/ue of ideas". It's also classed as a social network because you follow other users and can comment on their pins and message them personally.

I was thinking recently that Pinterest reminds me of descriptions of the Law of Attraction, how what you focus on expands. Because when you pin something it leads you to more boards on those themes and recommends pins for you. So If I pin about the reality show Teen Mom, I'll get more Teen Mom pins recommended to me on the site itself or by email (Pinterest tells me I may like these pins based on a board I've created). So the more I pin, the more similar things it brings in!

Following others is another way that you find stuff you like. Their pins start showing up in your feed and so you have more to pin on the subjects you're interested in.