Stop the mind games
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by admin
3d ago
Tweet Being a content creator seems easy right? Just write a blog post, throw out a video; job done! But after years it’s time I stop the mind games! Photo by Matthew Ball on Unsplash Image Description – a woman with long dark hair, holds open a black leather jacket, under it she is wearing a black Tshirt that says mental health matters I have struggled with my mental health my whole life; I had anxiety a lot as a child and struggled being accepted and understood by both kids and adults around me. Back in the 1980’s though, there was not much emphasis on mental health and in my whole school th ..read more
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How to Use Mindfulness To Navigate Grief
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
3w ago
Tweet Being told that somebody close to you is never coming back can be an impossible emotion to navigate. Experiencing grief at any stage in your life is never easy, and you’re well within reason to feel every emotion as it comes to you. Practicing mindfulness when you’re trying to navigate grief is a useful tool that has helped numerous people through the most difficult times in their life. If you’re not really sure what mindfulness is, but you want to make the most of this wholesome technique, this is the right place to begin. Some of the ideas below will help you to use mindfulness on a da ..read more
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Protecting Your Mental Health During Unexpected Life Moments
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
3w ago
Tweet Throughout your lifetime you are going to be tested in a number of ways that you would never expect. You can plan for so many different things to happen, but you cannot always be as prepared as you’d like to be. Protecting your mental health during these unexpected moments in life will help you to remain clear-headed, strong and sure of yourself. Whether you’re working through the death of a loved one, or you’re dealing with disappointment, some of the following ideas and techniques will help you to be mindful of your own mental health no matter what. Never Feel Alone With What You’re Ex ..read more
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Starting off the year with pain
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
1M ago
Tweet Hello 2024, except I’m starting off the year with pain and it is not something I can just push through so let’s chat about meeting expectations. Photo by Tao Yuan on Unsplash Image Description: The words ‘I am in a lot of pain’ are shown in red against a black background with medications sprinkled around it like confetti Life with chronic illness is never easy, I have spoken a lot about how I cope with it here on the blog, and generally I cope well. I am on good pain medications that usually manage my pain and have for years, as well as using things like CBD, exercise, and meditation so ..read more
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My goals for 2024
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
1M ago
Tweet It is a new year, and I thought we would start off the year talking about my goals for 2024, and no I don’t mean resolutions! Photo by Walls.io on Unsplash Image Description: 2 champagne glasses, and some gold baubles sit beside a lightbox that says 2024 against a white background Now, as I have discussed in a previous YouTube Video, resolutions don’t work, and as I read previous posts about this I know I goals have not changed too much. However, I do want to share my plans an goals for the year because I want to manifest my best year! My Goals for 2024 Personal goals: I think we all hav ..read more
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Disability representation on Doctor Who
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
2M ago
Tweet We all want to see ourselves represented on TV and in movies, but often we are disappointed, until we saw the disability representation on Doctor Who let’s chat about it.   Photo by Dante Candal on Unsplash Image Description: a toy TARDIS is seen nestled in amongst the leaves of a plant I have been a fan of Doctor Who since I was a child, my first Doctor was played by Peter Davison, and though I didn’t watch all the seasons that changed when it was restarted. The new version of Doctor Who is amazing and includes some of my favourite characters, and so I want to say I was already a f ..read more
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Winter Resources and Support
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
2M ago
Tweet The weather is especially cold this year, and I know a lot of people struggle during the holidays, so I have put together some winter resources and support. Photo by Jonathan Knepper on Unsplash Image description: A blurred picture of a row of christmas trees not decorated with snow falling Most nights, as I snuggle under the covers, I am thankful, I think about my husband, and our warm home where I am not afraid, and I appreciate it. I have not always been in such a lucky position at this time of year, and many people after decades of austerity are not now. I wish our government, and pe ..read more
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Mindfully coping with stress
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
3M ago
Tweet Today I want to talk about mindfully coping with stress, something that I fight most days as I have an anxiety disorder. It might help you to do these things as well. Photo by Keegan Houser on Unsplash Image description: A man is seen sitting on a rock in the sea watching the sunset Stress is a part of life, certain things make it worse, but we have all dealt with stress at one time or another in our lives. I grew up not knowing that I had an anxiety disorder, and honestly wondered how people coped in life if everyone was as scared as I was every day. Often I would be sick before school ..read more
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Good and bad days with chronic illness
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
3M ago
Tweet The difference between good and bad days with chronic illness can be almost unrecognisable, and yet most people only see us on good days. So lets chat about it. Photo by Mehrpouya H on Unsplash Image Description: A close up of a woman’s face, she has long black hair and her hand is covering her face. I think most people know someone with chronic illnesses, whether we realise it or not, it could be a family member or that quiet woman at work. Many people who struggle with them try their best to not be a burden, myself included. Being a carer for my disabled mom, I rarely ask for help unle ..read more
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Prioritise self care days
Blooming Mindfulness | Trying to live with Chronic Illness
by BeverleyButterfly
4M ago
Tweet As the holiday season approaches, I thought we would talk about why it’s important to prioritise self care days. This should be all year, but I know what we are all like! Photo by Brandy Kennedy on Unsplash Image Description: a black woman is seen relaxing in a bath tub Recently my life has changed, the amazing woman who redesigned my blog,  YouTube and social media has become one of my closest friends. She introduced me to roleplaying and table top games, and I started going to a club for it once a week. However, in order to be able to do this, I have had to start prioritising self ..read more
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