anxiety, sharing

You Know The Feeling

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You Know…The Feeling

You know the feeling of anxiety.  The one that comes up and takes you by surprise.  You think you are fine.  Your gut is saying you are.  You have gone to your appointment by yourself because it is no big deal.  They are just checking that the mass has not gotten any bigger and it hasn’t moved.  Doctor says all is good and will see you in a year to check again.  Great!

You get to work and in the middle of your day, you get a little emotional with something you see.  No big deal.  That’s normal.  Right?  Just me and my female emotions is all.  Then someone says something a little harsher than normal and you just start crying.  WTH??!!

Yes, anxiety got me today! I didn’t realize, until the crying hit me, that I had let something that was okay, really get to me.  It is that “not knowing” and keeping a strong persona, especially once you know all is okay, so that no one sees you were worried or stressed about it.  No reason to be upset when all is okay, right?

Wrong.  We all have our ways of dealing with things.  I am just realizing when I do this kind of thing, that I was not dealing with it when I thought I was.  Before I would think I was just being emotional or having a bad day.  Now I know it was my anxiety I had not been dealing with and it finally hit me in this way instead of staying bottled up or seen as an emotional day.  It really is amazing the things you learn about yourself when you start paying attention!  🙂

Belle xo

 

 

Books, sharing, travel

How Travel Can Help with Death and Grief – Shared link to Podcast by Joanna Penn

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Did you ever think about how traveling can help you deal with grief or loss?  I didn’t!  If you are looking for a way to deal with grief or loss, take a listen to Memento More. How Travel Can Help Us Deal With Death and Grief with Dr. Karen Wyatt.  It is a very interesting podcast called Books and Travel by Joanna Penn.  It is good information on how traveling can help.

Enjoy!

Belle xo

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Take Two Tuesday

Like last week, I am sharing two quotes/memes and two videos.

Today it is about Confidence!

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This one by Demi is one of my faves! Just watching it gets you feeling upbeat. 😉

Raye’s video and song is the first time I have seen and heard it. I found it when surfing YouTube to find Confidence videos. Love it!

I hope you enjoy and get something from these.  If you have any you like, please share.  I always love new songs and quotes/memes to go by.  ❤

Belle xo

Postshare, sharing

Shared Post – Let’s Rumble

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Brené Brown’s Let’s Rumble post.

“Open hearts and open minds are critical if we want to be brave. Remember, it’s not fear that gets in the way of courage – it’s armor. It’s the way we self-protect, shut down, and start posturing when we’re in fear.”

I have done this for the past I don’t know how many years.  Didn’t realize it until I went to counseling and it wasn’t until my second counselor (third if you count the online counseling).  It’s amazing how the mind works!

She also has at the end what she calls her list of Rumble Starters.

Love her and how positively she has reached others as well as myself!

I hope you have a chance to go and read some of her blog site.

Belle xo

quotes, sharing, song

Take Two Tuesday

Today  I am sharing two songs I like and two quotes as well.  And, if you have two songs and two quotes you would like to share, please do so!  I would love to enjoy those too. 🙂

Two Songs about being strong:

 

Two Strength Quotes:

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So, yes, today is about being strong and having strength, for me.

What about you?

Belle xo