Last updated: September 2017
I'm currently working on a blog page of articles that I've been finding helpful on my self help/personal development journey so far. (Similar to my Resources page). I intend for it to have quite a few categories and links, so while I'm still working on it, I thought I'd also do a post about healing your mind and body. I'm including Law of Attraction (LOA) links. For more on the Law of Attraction you can read my post about it: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/law-of-attraction.html
Healing is something I've been working on for years in relation to my mental health, due to having depression, OCD and anxiety since I was a teenager. In recent years I've been trying to eat more healthily and have lost some weight. In books and articles I've read they mention how the mind and body are linked, so I think it's good to take care of both your mind and body.
There are some things I like to do which help with my mental wellbeing:
Reading and re-reading LOA books
Writing exercises (eg. "body journalling", see below)
Writing stories- I've been writing since I was little and sometimes I find it relaxing just sitting there and writing.
Also check out a post I did a couple of years ago on my healing tools: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/my-healing-tools.html
Now here are some useful links. I've divided them into categories.
A couple of links on general wellbeing.
I tried this exercise recently after reading Louise L. Hay's You Can Heal Your Life book (see below). I just called it "body journalling". Over the years I've had a lot of anxiety over my body which has come out in the form of health anxiety. So I started writing down about how I felt about my body over the years.
Post from Sarah Prout about accepting your body and feeling worthy: http://sarahprout.com/reframing-our-body-issues
Post from Tammy Stait on redefining your body image: http://www.tammystrait.com/redefining-body-image/
Louise L. Hay post on positive body affirmations: http://www.healyourlife.com/love-your-body-0
An interesting post that gives you a basic intro to self healing: http://align-mentality.com/an-intro-on-the-art-of-self-healing/
Post about loving your body: http://belindadavidson.com/how-to-love-your-body/
Post on healing affirmations: http://amybscher.com/5-positive-healing-affirmations-actually-work/
Celestina Chua's (Personal Excellence) body image series: http://personalexcellence.co/blog/body-image/
Post on accepting your body: http://blessingmanifesting.com/2012/07/5-ways-to-stop-hating-your-body.html/
Good website that's all about body positivity: http://www.bodyposipanda.com
Post about healing your physical body: http://evolutionarysoul.com/healing-physical-body/
Post about releasing guilt about the food you eat (centres on the holiday/Christmas season but good tips for any time of year): http://www.tammystrait.com/banish-food-guilt/
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay (Good for body issues as well as mental ones).
Pretty Happy: The Healthy Way to Love Your Body by Kate Hudson
You are The Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza
How to Be Well: Use Your Own Natural Resources to Get Well and Stay Well for Life
Links on transforming your life and finding yourself:
Links to releasing limiting beliefs, blockages and fear:
Post about learning how to love yourself: http://lonerwolf.com/self-love-doctor-of-the-soul/
Post on healing the mental body: http://evolutionarysoul.com/healing-mental-body/
My posts on beliefs/believing (from LOA perspective):
My post: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/raising-my-vibration.html
Good post if you're struggling to forgive someone like I have been: http://kriscarr.com/blog/forgiveness-how-to-forgive/
Opening up to others:
My post: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-blog-about-love-posts-on-vulnerabilty.html
List of anxiety/mental health resources (geared towards teens but helpful for anyone): http://www.scarleteen.com/anxiety_and_other_mental_health_resources
Technique for shifting your energy: http://satyacolombo.com/calibrate-your-energy-to-the-luminous-frequency-of-light/
Spiritual practice from Rebecca Campbell: http://rebeccac.wpengine.com/non-negotaiable-spiritual-practice/*
Pinterest is a good tool for making vision boards and creating boards that raise your vibration and help you feel better. so I've included it here. Check out a few of my boards below:
My wishlist (Vision Board): https://uk.pinterest.com/moonsparkle84/my-wishlist/
*Note: Personally I wouldn't be keen to call anything
"non-negotiable" because I wouldn't say that you "have" to do anything
and for me using that sentence can make me feel like I'm forcing myself
to do something. But these are good resources and I thought they might
resonate with some people. :)
Ultimately I believe you should do what feels right for you. As I've written before I'm not a huge fan of meditation,
although some people say it's the only way you can advance spiritually.
But I do believe if you're drawn to doing a spiritual practice then you
should do whatever vibes with you. :) I have done some meditations and I
tend to get on better with guided ones. I had a go at Rebecca's Light Sourcing meditation in her book Light is the New Black and also the audio one. It's something that I will do again although probably not every day.
Hope you find this helpful. :) I'll update it as I find more useful links.