Bodies, what are they good for?

I swear since I’ve had COVID, I don’t think that my body has caught up with my brain in terms of recovering.

My left shoulder hurt, then that seemed to travel to my right. I am seriously going to have to contact my physio. It is just getting ridiculous. Then, for some odd reason, on Friday, I felt like I had vertigo or something. It was weird. I couldn’t shake my head fast, and I stood up from the toilet and had to slow myself going up.

The thing is, I think I am generally okay. It could all be I have actually hurt my shoulder at some point. My leg has actually been okay lately. Except for Sunday where I walked around with my Mum, shopping. That only started to flair up about 4 hours later, and we hadn’t really sat down.

I am not panicking, because I really do believe that it is just that I need to see a physio. Get my body back and corrected into place. It might even be just as simple as a lower back massage, which I am really looking forward too. Maybe a nice shoulder one too.

In the mean time, I am doing everything that I can to ward off the pain. So you know the inflammation tablets, the wheat bag, gentle shoulder exercises.

Top 10 Exercises to Relieve Shoulder Pain and Tightness


This is going to get weird

I am just letting you know that I am writing about toilet habits in this post. If you are eating, or don’t like to think about pooping, stop read now…

I mean it…

Don’t blame meeeeeeee….

I think it goes without saying that we have probably all seen the hashtag AmberTurd (something like that) in relation to possibly Amber Heard pooping on the bed of Depp. One thing, it has since been revealed, that Depp was away at the time of alleged incident.

This is what I want to write about today…Pooping…

I will admit that I don’t know that much about that incident, mainly, I don’t wanna know. That’s kind of my point though.

We all poop, it’s a natural bodily function. It is one of the grossest natural bodily function. It’s gross, makes you wanna throw up and is pretty unhygienic. But it’s all natural still. Even the Queen poops. I am sorry, but she does.

Hears my counter point to that, pooping is natural (aren’t you glad that you kept reading) But is it natural to say to a friend that you want to have sex with a rotting corpse? That is also gross, makes me wanna throw up and is pretty unhygienic.

And it’s about to get weirder.

I also have been “caught out” with the pooping. Yes, I admit to it. I know others who have too. Let’s be brave, shall we, lol. I had a stomach ache, I took a Panadol (general pain medication) Within an hour of taking that Panadol, I had alcohol. Probably the dumbest thing I have ever done. If you’ve done it, you probably understand what’s coming next.

I managed to get to a toilet before I left the party, that was not at my house. However, I didn’t make it all the way back home. It was dark, and I made it to a park, but not to the park’s toilets. It happened, I was an idiot, I didn’t actually know that could happen.

That poor tree…

Too this day I hope no one came across it.

I know of others who also got “caught out”. Shit LITERALLY happens folks!

“Reading” Your Body Signals

Do you like that title? lol

With this post, I am talking more about listening to your general body signs.

Just the little knicks and knacks.

As a example, I know I’m cold when I’m in bed and I wake up and my feet are cold. If I do not put those socks on, I am more likely to wake up with a flu or a cold. During Winter, I have a warm shower before bed, so I don’t always put my socks on after. However, they are always by by bed…Just in case. It could also just be really bad circulation in my feet, lol

You know those old “wives tales” like “you can feel it’s going to rain in your bones” but it does actually happen.

Thursday Theories – My Anxiety

Now the purpose of this blog post. While I will talk about something that I think I’ve realised about my own anxiety. This post is, (I hope) a informed post about listening to your bodies. Which includes listening to your mind.

Our bodies are well equipped to let us know when something is “off”.

Over the last few months, I have experienced really odd flushes. I wouldn’t call them hot flushes, but they’re more like shaky flushes. Almost like when, I assume, your blood levels go low. However, when I’ve been tested, I haven’t got anything wrong. I decided to start taking note of when I get these shakes. I started to noticed that I get them when I’m getting really annoyed or fed up. It can even be something as simple as, I’m clearly not listening or am listening, but have to pay attention to something (haha), but the person whose talking to me, expects my full attention. It can be something literally that simple.

So I have started to think that it’s probably got more to do with my anxiety tablets, than anything else. As a kind of side effect, I guess you might call it.

I believe when my brain starts to get annoyed, it must be increasing something in my brain and the tablets are sending out weird signals. My brain on the anxiety tablet handles when I become annoyed, by making me feel like I’m going to faint.

I didn’t want to look it up on Google, as you all know what can happen then!

I could only really find though really, how anxiety can make you feel dizzy…which duh…There was a couple of things that did talk about it being a side affect.

The point of this?

When you have a illness, whether it be physically or mental. Yes, even spiritual.

We tend to listen to the Doctors, Nurses, family etc. And ignore what we think is going on. We just pass things off. Don’t do this. Listen to your body, your gut, your mind.

My “theory” is that our body are the best judges of what our body is going through. I know we tend to brush these things off, but do not. Take notes, if you must. Day, time and what you felt.

Share Your World – 9/9/19

Share Your World – 9/9/19

Share Your World


What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery or came into a huge fortune? 

I have often thought about it (We have one today…that is 100 hundred million dollars!). Can you imagine it? The first thing I would is pay off my parents mortgages, IF, they still wanted to stay in their current locations. I think they would, too be honest. It’d all be getting property and seeing a financial investment. I wouldn’t want a fancy multi million dollar house. I’d just want something comfortable and close to a lot of easy access.

Which decade do you think had the best sense of style?

Oh my god, if I and everyone else could dress like they did the 60’s. I would be so happy. I feel like that is my style era. I should seriously dress like that more!

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…Or maybe it’s an Austin Powers thing?lol

Would you rather be half your height or double your weight?

Oh god! That’s the choice?lol. Since I’m trying to lose weight at the moment, I don’t really want to double my weight. I’m short, but I could probably live life even shorter,lol.

If you wanted to get away from everyone totally, where would you hide?

Depending on the time of year, if it was warmer I would stay in a beach town somewhere. Or if it’s colder, somewhere where you can have an open fire place (as long as someone else makes the fire,lol).


What do you do that you love?  ❤

I’m very lucky there isn’t a lot in my life that I don’t love. Even where I work, I wish I had more permanent hours, but I really enjoy who I work with.

Nurt Thurs – Your Body

Nurture Thursday – Your Body

Your Body is as Real as you are!

I really do detest that term “real women” or “real man” or “genuine girl” or “genuine guy”. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. My body is as real as yours, as Chris Hemsworth, as Kate Moss’s…I wish it was more like Megan Gales, but my body is still as real as hers too! Your body is YOURS! I do believe it is harder to stay fitter in this day and age, everything is sprayed or mixed with some chemical or process. When it’s $1 for a burger, but nearly $10 for a pre-made salad. People don’t have the time to spend all day making food, I get it and I don’t,lol.

But every single body is “real”. Abled, disabled, chunky, skinny…We are ALL real. Currently at the moment, I am uncomfortable in my own body. I took off weight during Winter, but I’ve put it back on again. So I’m doing exercises again. I’m never going to dedicated myself the way Megan Gale does, but both of our bodies are still REAL. We’re not living in an alternate reality.

I guess this wasn’t necessarily about my body, but about bodies in general,lol.





#YouAreEnough…Day One

I haven’t done one of these in a really long time! A daily challenge and what better time to start a daily challenge then in the new year! I’ll be doing it each week, instead of daily (Day One is at the bottom), but feel free to do this yourself…Just remember to credit Miss Mandy Hale.

Below I have written the questions from “Mandy Hale – The “You are Enough 30 Day Blogging Challenge””

Now Mandy writes

So….here we go!

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Day 1:In the Introduction of #YouAreEnough, I talk about my “Enough” tattoo and why it was important to me to have this word imprinted on my wrist. Talk about a tattoo you have that is meaningful to you…or if you don’t have any tattoos, the tattoo you would get if you were going to get one.

Day 2: In Chapter One, I have a very special encounter with someone that felt almost like an angelic experience. Talk about a time in your life when you have been “touched by an angel,” or had a God wink moment that helped get you back on track or see something in your life through new eyes.

Day 3: Also in Chapter One, I talk about how sometimes it takes losing yourself to find yourself. Share a time you felt lost, and how you got “found.”

Day 4: In Chapter Two, a phone call one Monday morning changes the course of my entire life and my family’s lives. Share a time that you received life altering news, good or bad, and how it impacted your life.

Day 5: In Chapter Three, “Your Life Will Be Different, But It Will Be Amazing,”I talk about how life can be beautiful again, even after unimaginable loss. Share a time when you faced unimaginable loss, and how you came to realize that you were ENOUGH to handle it.

Day 6: In Chapter Four, I share my journey of “Looking for Love,” and how a dating app helped shake up my romantic life. Share your thoughts about online dating or an experience you had while doing online dating that made an impact on your life.

Day 7: In Chapter Five, I write a letter to a past version of myself to share with her the struggles she would soon face. Write a letter to a past version of yourself, at any time in your life, letting her know that whatever is up ahead for her, she is ENOUGH to handle it.

Day 8: Also in Chapter Five, I talk about unanswered prayers and how they can often be the biggest blessings in disguise. Share an unanswered prayer of your own and how it helped you see that sometimes God’s “no” is the most gracious answer of all.

Day 9: In Chapter Six, I talk about the end of a relationship that sent me spiraling into a dark place. Talk about a heartbreak of your own that you experienced, and what it taught you, about yourself and about life.

Day 10: In Chapter Seven, I talk about my experience with spiraling into clinical depression. Talk about your own experiences with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health struggle. If you haven’t been affected personally, share your insights into how you stay mentally healthy.

Day 11: In Chapter Eight, I share all the reasons why I think I’m still single, the good…the bad…the ugly. Talk about all the reasons why you think you’re still single. Don’t be afraid to be really real and raw and honest. If you’re not still single, talk about a time when you were single and lonely and afraid that love would never arrive.

Day 12: In Chapter Nine, I hit “rock bottom.” Talk about your own rock bottom moment, and how you found the strength and the courage to rise.

Day 13: In Chapter Ten, I talk about how sometimes survival is about whatever gets you through the day. Share what has “gotten you through the day” or held you together during tough times: faith, family, friends, alcohol, food, TV shows…whatever your glue is, don’t be afraid to get real. 

Day 14: In Chapter Eleven, I share some of my experiences in group therapy. Talk about your own experience with therapy…what it has taught you, how it has helped (or not helped) you, how it has helped you see how ENOUGH you are. If you’ve never been to therapy, talk about why. And what you would hope to learn from it if you ever went.

Day 15: Also in Chapter Eleven, I talk about the power of SURRENDER. Share a time when you had nothing left to do but surrender, and how it impacted your life to just let go and let God.

Day 16: In Chapter Twelve, I share about how my group therapy family became like family to me. Talk about a friend or friends who are like family to you…and how they remind you just how ENOUGH you are when you’ve forgotten.

Day 17: Also in Chapter Twelve, I talk about how sunflowers are called sunflowers because they literally “turn toward the sun.” Talk about a time in your life when you turned toward the sun and chose the light when it would have been easier to settle for darkness.

Day 18: In Chapter Thirteen, I talk about a favorite movie that has had an indelible impact on my life. Talk about YOUR favorite movie or movies that help you reconnect with who you are.

Day 19: In Chapter Fourteen, I get “An Unexpected Apology.” Share a time when YOU got an unexpected apology from someone, and how it impacted your life.

Day 20: In Chapter Fifteen, I talk about losing someone precious to me, my grandmother. Talk about someone you’ve loved and lost, either to death or circumstance…and how loving them made you a better person.

Day 21: Also in Chapter Fifteen, I talk about falling for a “lost boy,” someone who was too broken and too selfish to ever be able to love me like I deserved. Talk about your own experiences with a Lost Boy. What did he teach you? And how did you learn and grow from finally letting him go?

Day 22: In Chapter Sixteen, I discuss “Why We Cling to People Who Don’t Love Us.” Talk about a time when you clung to someone who didn’t love you, why you think you had such a hard time letting go, and how you finally tapped into your inner “enough-ness” to walk away.

Day 23: Today is my 40th birthday! Write about a milestone or significant birthday.

Day 24: In Chapter Seventeen, I talk about “Moving On,” metaphorically and literally. Discuss a time when you found the courage to move on from a toxic situation, relationship, or environment.

Day 25: In Chapter Eighteen, I become a “Church Chaser”! �� Share your own story of faith. Your beliefs, your journey to find a church or place of worship, and how believing in a higher power has impacted your life.

Day 26: In Chapter Nineteen, I share the story of a dear friend who took her own life. Talk about how suicide has touched your life or the life of someone dear to you.

Day 27: In Chapter Twenty, I talk about how I finally learned to “Let It Be.” Talk about what these three words mean to you. What does “letting it be” look like? How do you practice just “letting it be”?

Day 28: Also in Chapter Twenty, I talk about what my own “Happy Ending” looks like now, after everything I’ve learned. What does YOUR Happy Ending look like? In love and in life?

Day 29: In the epilogue, I talk about how the journey to “enough-ness” is never complete. Talk about your own journey to enough-ness, and how you’ve learned to embrace who you are, flaws and all.

Day 30: The book is called, You Are Enough: Heartbreak, Healing, and Becoming Whole. Which one are you? Talk about which phase you’re in right now – heartbreak, healing, or becoming whole – and the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself in this season.

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Day 1:In the Introduction of #YouAreEnough, I talk about my “Enough” tattoo and why it was important to me to have this word imprinted on my wrist. Talk about a tattoo you have that is meaningful to you…or if you don’t have any tattoos, the tattoo you would get if you were going to get one.

I do not have any Tattoo’s, but I know exactly which one I would like to have. I would love to get some kind of tattoo of a Bull, possibly a bull type lady, just above where my heart is on my chest. I am a Taurus and I think of all the tattoos to get,  I can see myself not getting tired of that one. It’s the main reason though I don’t get one, I know I’d get tired and bored of it. I’d want to constantly change it. Like the one below (found on Pinterest)

taurus woman tattoo

Share Your World, Nov Wk 4, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, Nov 26th 2018

If your five year old self woke up in your current body, what would happen, what would you say?

I think, in all honesty, I would probably become very scared and want my Mum or my Dad. I think I would just be crying. I think that it would have completely freaked me out.

What is a relationship deal breaker for you?  Whether you are talking about a romantic one, a friendship or a related to sort of relationship?

If your cruel, especially for no reason. By cruel I mean if your homophobic, racists and you threaten people. If you harm animals or have no problems with animals that are tortured. (That one makes me suspicious of everyone though)

Is there something out there, a thought, an idea, a current event, or a fear that you find deeply unsettling?

Trump…Everything that Trump embodies.

And one that is a bit whimsical:

There are some songs out there, mainly Celtic, where no matter where I am I feel the need to dance and become an Elf,lol…Sometimes on the bus, especially if I’m already in a good mood. I have been known to start swaying on the bus to the music. If I could live in the world of JRR Tolkien, I would. Once a year I try and watch all the films, but by myself.

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If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?

I’m not sure to be honest. They will probably think I’ve done something stupid, but nothing serious.


What were you grateful for this week?  Something that brought some joy into your world?

It has been such a pleasant week, not dramas. I’ve been really interesting conversations all week too, they’ve been very pleasant. Saturday and the whole burning ceremony was SO therapeutic. Exactly what the Doctor ordered. I think burning the words did, indeed, help.


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The “Cure”

One thing that I have noticed in my Blog posts about having Anxiety. I have really only talked about having it and what I go through when I have it.

Then when it occurred to me, I should start writing about I find helps myself. I started to think about it when I pointed it out to someone you are never really “cured” from having anxiety. You just learn over time to listen to yourself, your body and learn how to not live with it per-say, but better cope. So you don’t overwhelm yourself.

What I’d like to do if I’m feeling a bit more anxious, there’s a couple of things:

  1. I have two word games, one an anagram games and the other is a sort of crossword.
  2. I always makes sure that I have my earphones with me. If I get the right sound to help, the difference that couple of minutes can make!
  3. Going for a walk, the fresh air…I love that fresh air.

Heed these Words!

Stressing is your body’s way of not trusting. Today, trust that all things are working together in your favor! With Love, Dr. KL Author of “Every Day Isn’t Perfect”:

via Monday Motivation — Dr. K. L. Register

I remember two days before I had my first panic attack. I was sick, I couldn’t move without throwing up. Yet everyone kept “demanding” that I show up and help them out. I was SO not okay and I did not listen to my body and how angry I was with pretty much everyone at this point. I was sick and they just did not care.