Blog post re-share: Anxiety “Hot Spots”

Here is something that is visually helpful. Although I am aware of these anxiety hot spots, I have never seen it presented this way before, which makes it better reading, I think. 😊

Living Resiliently Blog

When I get stressed (as I am right now. I’ve been having them more frequently like I did in my childhood) my stomach hurts so much…as if I’m about to develop an ulcer or something. When you’re in the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell how “tightly” you are clinching the rest of your body….until after the fact. So how do you unwind yourself after undergoing such a stressful moment, especially if the stress is still causing your body deep discomfort?

Well, I found this online on “Instagram” in hopes that it well you as it’s helping me (I’m trying the letting go “of gripping in your stomach” right now. It feels good, but my stomach hurts!). Also if you have a picture to “see” where the pain is, instead of just feeling it—’cause sometimes feeling it makes it well…worse—it can help you better tend to your pain…

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Blog post re-share: “Mental Health or Mental Illness?”

I mainly say “mental health,” as I don’t like saying mental illness for some reason. (Maybe it goes back to my childhood,when my mum had her breakdown, that I don’t like it.) But over in this post, that Katie written, at her blog, “How I Killed Betty,” I like the word, “emotional health.” Click here, to take you to her blog post, for more read on this topic.

The Sunshine Blogger Award


I have been awarded “The Sunshine Blogger Award. ☀️

This award was given to me by,  “The Go to Girl” blog. Thank you for the nomination.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate other bloggers and ask them questions.
  • List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

Questions from, “The Go To Girl:”

Do you have a true love?
Yes, my past pets have been my true love.

What would you change about your life?
That I wished I was able to have gained my confidence much sooner, than I did.

Do you like to travel?
Yes I do and I would like to see more of the UK.

Do you listen or speak?
Although tiring because of lipreading, I do listen, but sometimes, due to nerves, or excitement, my talking can probably take over sometimes.

Night or day?
This is a hard one. Daytime first choice, because I need the light to feel bright and cheerful. But at night, it’s nice to curl up and relax.

Sun or snow?

Cat or dog?
I like both, but I have owned mostly cats, as it has been more suitable to my lifestyle.

What scares you?
Sometimes though, the future does too, but I try to not focus on this, but I do wonder if I would die alone and no one would know.

Will you succeed or fail?
Succeed, but what I fail on, is a learning curve.

Ask nominee’s new questions:

  • Are you a city, beach, or country girl?
  • If you could choose to live anywhere, where would it be and why?
  • Do you have tattoos?
  • What are your favourite hobbies?
  • After a stressful day, what do you do, to help you relax at the end of the day?
  • Are you a spring, summer, autumn, or winter person?
  • Sweet or savoury?

List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post. My nominees are:

You don’t have to play along, but it would be nice if you did, as readers would get to know you better.

Blog post re-share: “64 Ideas for Self-Care When Life Gets Hard.”

A blog post re-share that I know you will like. This blog post will take you over to Janine Ripper’s blog post, “64 Ideas for Self-Care When Life Gets Hard.” There are plenty of good ideas here for you to try, if you are not doing them already.

Just click on the above post link and I hope you find some new ideas to try, as I have, for self-care.

I have gone personal – My Blog Update

Here at “My Wellbeing and Learning Journey,” after much debating this year, I have upgraded my blog today. I have gone on the ‘personal’ plan and my blog’s new address from now is

Although these changes have happened, for readers who already follow this blog, it won’t affect you in any way and you will still receive my blog updates. Just like this one you are reading now, whether in your email inbox, or the WordPress dashboard. The only thing that may happen, is that my blog may be unreliable in the first 72 hours I’m told, just while things are being set up by the WordPress team.

Other than this, I don’t plan to change the layout of my blog. I am happy with it, if you are.

Have a good day and happy reading.

Thoughts and feelings

Thoughts and feelings I have been feeling very recently, these past few weeks.

Court and ex 😦

As court case gets nearer for the death of my cousin and her husband, the thoughts of the pedo ex not having anything to do with the case, has been popping into my head this week. 😦 I guess this is because of when I originally discovered the awful truth about him, when it was just days from their funeral is why I am having this trigger.

Council properties

I have decided when it comes to bidding for council properties, I am going to start bidding on studio properties. This is because I could have more of a chance hopefully in getting a property with the council, but also, I have been thinking quite a lot about studio flats since I once shown interest in a private one.
I shall still apply for flats, but will now include studio.
I cannot guarantee that waiting and hoping for the right flat, that I could be happy there, given by past experiences, which those who have followed me from a previous blog I used to write, will know what trouble I had there and the effects it had on my health. So I see council temporary, as I hope to save a large deposit, to one day owning my own property, unless of course it turns out to be a much better experience and I am happy to stay there.
As I can only bid on two council properties per week, if this means two studio flats crop up, but I say for example like two flats going on offer as well, I will place my bids on the studio ones.
If I ever find I am in one, I will look forward to the challenge of studio living, which over the past week I have learnt some good tips to survive in one. I am personally looking forward to the challenge, if I happen to be in one.

Blog links

Some comments have turned up in the spam box I see today, that should not have been there. One commenter has left their blog link in the actual comment, even though I make it known on my blog that this practice is not welcomed, unless of course you have something to share to an actual post of yours that is related to what I talk about in mine, then I ignore the rule.
As I do before airing comments, I have removed the link before airing. This blogger has been now told directly in the blog post concerned, for a polite request not to do this. I hope this will in future be respected, as I do when I visit this persons blog, as I do anyone’s blog. I did not like doing this, but after blogging about this on a couple of occasions, I felt I had to raise it. Not that I feel any better about it.
As we know when we leave comments on each others blogs, on the comment form there is a place you can add your blog link, so there is no need to to add it again in the comment box, unless of course the blog post in question at times says so, or where I ignore the rule and allow because something you shared related to my blog post, that related to the same topic on yours.
Thank you to the many readers I have, that have respected this.