How to Stop Nausea from Anxiety

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Nausea caused by anxiety can be quite uncomfortable, but there are several strategies you can try to help alleviate it. Here are some suggestions:

Deep Breathing

Practice deep breathing exercises to promote relaxation and calm your nervous system. Breathe in slowly through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and then exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this several times until you feel more relaxed.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Engage in mindfulness or meditation techniques to redirect your focus away from the anxiety and physical symptoms. This can help reduce nausea and promote a sense of calm. Apps like Headspace or Calm can provide guided meditation exercises.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Tense and relax each muscle group in your body progressively, starting from your toes and moving up to your head. This technique helps release tension and promotes overall relaxation.

Distraction Techniques

Engage in activities that divert your attention from the anxiety and nausea. This could involve listening to music, reading a book, watching a movie or TV show, or engaging in a hobby or activity you enjoy. You can also use jewelry, such as a mind monkey necklace or a twiddle (anti anxiety) ring.

Avoid Triggers

Identify any triggers that may be causing your anxiety and try to avoid or minimize exposure to them. This could include certain situations, people, or substances (such as caffeine or nicotine) that exacerbate your symptoms.

Stay Hydrated

Sip on clear fluids like water or herbal tea to stay hydrated, as dehydration can sometimes worsen nausea. Avoid large meals and opt for smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day to prevent feeling overly full or bloated.

Avoid Alcohol and Stimulants

Alcohol and stimulants like caffeine can increase anxiety and worsen nausea. It’s best to avoid or limit your consumption of these substances, particularly during periods of heightened anxiety.

Seek Support

Talk to someone you trust about your feelings of anxiety and nausea. Sometimes sharing your concerns with a supportive friend or family member can help alleviate anxiety symptoms. You may find Lilibut’s Facebook Group helpful for this.

Exercise Regularly

Engaging in regular physical activity can help reduce anxiety levels and promote overall well-being. Choose activities you enjoy, such as walking, jogging, yoga, or swimming, and try to incorporate them into your routine.

Consider Professional Help

If anxiety and nausea persist or significantly interfere with your daily life, it may be beneficial to seek professional help. A mental health professional, such as a therapist or counselor, can provide guidance, support, and additional coping strategies.

Remember, these suggestions may not work for everyone, and it’s important to find what works best for you. If your symptoms persist or worsen, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.


The original keychain fastener was used to prevent burglaries, by fastening keys tightly to doors. The invention was patented in 1894 by Frederick J. Loudin. As well as an inventor, Loudin was a member of the Jubilee Singers, a world-famous touring African-American choir who performed for Queen Victoria.

Who invented the modern keyring?

Modern keyrings were invented in the 19th century by Samuel Harrison. The most common form of the keyring is a single piece of metal in a ‘double loop’.

1700 BC.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York exhibits an amulet of ancient Egypt. It is a hedgehog on a string from the Memphite region and paved the way for future key rings.

600 BC.

The Celts associated rabbits with luck, believing that they could communicate with the spirits of the underworld in their burrows. Wearing a rabbit’s foot was associated with better fertility.


It was only in the 19th century that the term key ring designated the object in itself, with no other function than that of carrying keys. One of the first souvenir key rings was used at the World Exhibition of Colombia in Chicago. Better known as the Chicago World’s Fair, this event also introduced the world to the very first Ferris wheel, which was not used to carry the keys until the 19th century.
The first advertising key ring appeared in 1902, under the Gladiateur brand, at the Brussels Cycle Show.
During the Second World War, soldiers wore medals of luck on the battlefield. Key chains have become an extremely popular souvenir item for tourists.
Soldiers wore lucky key rings during the Second World War.
Many car manufacturers have started to offer personalised key rings when buying a vehicle. Cea metal key rings represent French car brands. Production began to be the prerogative of the biggest brands, in all sectors (food, automotive, household products…), the key ring quickly became an essential advertising medium that the French quickly took to heart. There has been a “tsunami of key rings” in France. Thousands of key rings were produced and distributed.
More than 65,000 different advertising models are launched, usually in tens of thousands of copies. It’s boom time!
Many companies have advertised with key rings. Their logo or advertising message was printed on plain paper and inserted into a hard plastic case.
Rubber key rings were very popular with companies. They were fairly inexpensive and easy to mould into various shapes, including the popular number 1 for sports teams and key shapes for real estate agents.
Dual-purpose key rings were all the rage, along with additional tools such as flashlights and tape measures.
The digital age has made it possible to innovate even more in the design of the key ring. The camera pictured here was equipped with a 1.5-inch LCD screen that displayed up to 60 colour images!
In China, they started selling live animals in key rings. Each trinket featured tiny amphibious creatures that were suspended in a coloured liquid with beads and other decorations.
An ingenious key fob allows you to pair your keys with your phone via Bluetooth technology. If you lose your keys, an alert is triggered on your phone to inform you of their location.
It is well known that when people go out, they take their keys with them. By wearing key rings, you will have thousands of people wearing your advertisement for free.
Have you ever had an advertising keyring? Did it work?

Tree of Life

Today I wanted to show you one of my most favourite pieces I’ve made!
This pendant features a tree of life on a natural agate stone.
The tree of life represents the afterlife, and connection between the earth and heaven. The bond and affection to trees is so deep that Celts believed the actual trees were their ancestors, gatekeepers to the Celtic Otherworld. As such, the tree of life in Celtic Culture is sacred.
The tree of life is mentioned in the Book of Genesis; it is distinct from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. After Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they were driven out of the Garden of Eden. Remaining in the garden, however, was the tree of life.
The Tree of Life represents harmony and balance in nature, rebirth and a connection of the earthly and the spiritual. Trees are symbols of strength, individuality and expression, calmness, growth and the interconnectedness of everything.

Idea for Mind Monkeys

MInd monkeys help you take control of your thoughts

Put that mind monkey in its cage and reduce your stress levels.

People often ask me where I got the idea for mind monkeys from, so here is the brief history:

I had been a jeweller for about 10 years and someone introduced me to a book called “Train your Monkey Mind“. The book talks about the little monkeys in your mind and following chats with a friend I decided I could do something with that.
Over a period of time I experimented making cages from scratch but that was not only time consuming, it was very frustrating so I decided to source ready made cages instead.
The mind monkey, as you see it today, has changed a lot from the original prototypes but I believe I’ve got it about right now (though I’m always open to suggestions).
Initially I made a mind monkey for my own use only but people would ask me about it and gradually it caught on and became my signature product!
The range of mind monkeys is growing all the time and currently includes: pendants beaded necklaces beaded bracelets pens keyrings bookmarks Chainmaille versions available to order.
I am currently developing a range of mind monkeys with crystals on them so you get the power of the crystal with the help of the mind monkey combined!


Brief History of Necklaces

Different civilizations opted for different necklace lengths and necklace types at certain points in history. The earliest necklaces known to man were made out of natural shells, bone, stones and teeth, gathered from successful hunting trips. These were later replaced by fashioned beads – and various prehistoric grave sites confirm their popularity. The ancient Egyptians made beads of glass and glazed pottery, which they would later use in the creation of various necklace types.

Chain and Pendant

The invention of the chain was soon followed by the invention of the pendant – and these gained their popularity in ancient Egypt, as well as among the Romans and Greeks of the time. More often than not, pendants were symbolic charms, used by the wearer as protective talismans against evil.
Necklaces experienced another flourishing era during the Renaissance period, when they even exceeded the popularity of brooches and became an emblem of wealth and social status. Soon after the Renaissance years, necklaces vanished from the limelight. The reason: the fashions of the 17th century featured high-neck garments with ruffles and lace collars.
Reading this reminded me of Captain caveman with his tooth necklace! Does that make me old?

Picking The Right Necklace


Before purchasing any necklace, take the time to measure around your neck and down to the focal point you prefer. Using a string or another necklace is an easy way to do this.
Write down your measurement.
For chokers, add two inches to your neck measurement for a comfortable length.
Do you prefer a choker or a longer necklace?

Necklace chains can be of several different types.

Byzantine Weave

This chain is known as Byzantine weave and its made of individual jump rings which are linked together to make a repeating pattern.
For some reason the copper version of this is the most popular! This particular necklace is my most expensive item, £45 plus postage (at 14 March 2023)

Amethyst Stone

This is one of my favourite necklaces, made using amethyst chips and silver plated copper wire.


Amethyst is a natural tranquilliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety, alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.

Powerful Protective Stone

Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. It has strong healing and cleansing powers, calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.


Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams, encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst is most definitely my favourite crystal.
This necklace is available for £25 plus postage (at 14 March 2023). Contact me for info or to buy.

Swirl Rings

Ring Symbols

Rings are often used as symbols to represent love, marriage, and fidelity. These circular bands can be made of metal, gemstones, or other materials.  Often, they are carved out of precious metals. They are usually worn as jewelry or as symbols of high status or fidelity. Rings can be worn on the fingers, toes, ears, or even through the nose. They have been used since ancient times. Some people also wear them as ornaments.

Egyptian Pharaohs

It was the Egyptian pharaohs who first used rings to represent eternity and the eternal cycle of things. That’s because a circle has no beginning and no end, and reflects the shape of the sun and the moon, which the Egyptians worshipped. The Egyptians also thought that the open space in the middle of a ring represented a gateway to the unknown and could open a passage to the unknown. Many rings were engraved with an inscription or a seal. Akhenaten tried to focus Egyptian religion on the sun disc. His efforts failed, however, and his reign came to an end.


Early Romans also adopted the custom of giving wedding rings. They began to carve portraits into the rings. At the time, only married men were allowed to wear rings. This practice was later extended to knights and equites.


In ancient Greece, wedding rings were often adorned with the god of love, Cupid. Other popular motifs were snakes, which are associated with renewal and health. Queen Victoria’s engagement ring was a gold snake.

Rings as Protection

By the end of the 2nd century CE, most rings were made of gold. Iron rings were also common. They were sometimes adorned with key motifs. During the Hellenistic period, bezels became incorporated into the rings to hold individual stones. A bezel was usually flat, but some were designed to hold an ornament or other valuable keepsake.

Rings have also been used as talismans and other occult items. Throughout the ages, they have been used to protect individuals from evil, to promote fidelity, and to represent a vow of marriage. During the 19th and 20th centuries, they were also favored by the Art Deco movement, which emphasized the natural world, the romantic, and eroticized women.


In the 21st century, rings are still worn to commemorate special events. For example, many couples wear birthstone rings to indicate the month of their birth. Others use a ring to mark the anniversary of their wedding. There are also novelty ring designs that change colour in response to the body temperature. Some people wear the rings of a parent has died, to commemorate them, while others have their dead parent’s ring melted and made into a different item.


While it is possible to make a ring with almost any hard material, rings are typically made of metal. They are round or semi-circular in shape, and may have a cross-section or a square.

Fine-quality modern rings are made from precious metals, such as gold, silver, or platinum. They are worn as symbols of fidelity and betrothal, as well as for simple adornment. They may also have geometric or etched designs. Fun rings may be made from less precious metals, so they can be changed around more often, possibly to match an outfit or to make a fashion statement.


Rings are small and easy to wear. They are also easily accessible because they are (usually) worn on the hand: this makes them ideal for creating an item that can help unobtrusively with anxiety. Twiddle rings or anti-anxiety rings are made to provide something to fiddle with. They may have coloured stones or small balls that can be moved around on a metal spiral. Moving the ring, or the stones on it can help people deal with situations that normally cause them anxiety, without being noticed by others around.

There is so much more to rings than meets the eye isn’t there. Do you wear rings? I am currently creating swirl rings.

Mind Monkeys

Cage Those Racing Thoughts

MInd monkeys help you take control of your thoughts

Put that mind monkey in its cage and reduce your stress levels.

If you get stressed out or anxious, you may find a mind monkey can help you get those pesky thoughts under control. These come as a little monkey outside a cage. The idea is that you push the monkey’s head into the cage when you find your thoughts making you anxious or taking over. You remind yourself that your thoughts are under YOUR control and this helps many to reduce their anxiety.

Mind Monkeys

These are made as many different objects, such as bookmarks, bracelets and necklaces. Choose your favourite form and keep it on you to cage those thoughts along with the monkey.



How  Mind Monkeys Work

They give you a physical object in a form that makes it easy to keep with you and which you use to control the psychological problem.

Wear your bracelet so your mind monkey is always with you

Bracelet can have different stones. Make yours unique

When your mind races, take the monkey and shove its head inside the cage this reminds you that YOU are In charge.

This helps you to take control by telling the mind monkeys inside your head what to do.
You are always in control of your own mind monkeys but sometimes, we forget that.
This simple physical action will allow your brain to take back control and stop the mind monkeys in their tracks.
Some customers have also found that naming their monkey has helped them to focus.

I Don’t Want Jewellery

Mind monkeys can help you stop those racing thoughts.

Mind Monkey bookmark, slender, easy to carry item.

I completely understand if you don’t want to wear a bracelet or a necklace. If you want to keep a mind monkey with you, how about a bookmark in your favourite book or journal? It’s best to keep the mind monkey with you, so it can work its special kind of magic any time you realise you are anxious or stressed, so you need to find a way to carry it. Bookmarks are a simple slender item that can be used to keep your place in a book and they keep your mind monkey well in reach for any time you need it.



Thanks to the mind monkey


Don’t just take my word for it, here are some comments and reviews from customers:

“I thought the overall concept of the mind monkey was superb and I wear mine a lot.”

“I tend to wear mine when I’m having a difficult day or when I’m feeling overwhelmed with my PTSD.”

“I love the fact that the monkey hangs as it’s a subtle reminder that he’s there to have his head shoved into the cage as and when I need him to be.”

“I love my bracelet and even though it won’t cure me of my PTSD it’s a helping hand at being active at trying to make myself feel better when the time comes”

Anxiety Rings

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Anxiety Rings
A new product for the mind monkey range. An anxiety ring!
Do you bite your nails or the skin on your fingers or maybe pick at it? These rings may be the answer. Instead of biting or scratching you simply move the beads around.
Available in silver plated, gold plated or rose gold plated for £7 plus postage
925 silver version available for £20 plus postage.
Anxiety rings can help reduce stress

anxiety rings come in silver plated, gold plated, rose gold plated or 925 sterling silver

Check Out The Anxiety Rings

Just click on the picture below to see more about this ring and others for helping with anxiety.

Anxiety ring in plated silver

calm your racing thoughts with the use of an anxiety ring

These rings are also known as twiddle rings, because you twiddle with them when feeling anxious. It keeps you occupied in difficult situations and can help you stop picking your own skin, which can be very painful.

Apart from use for anxiety, they may also be helpful for those with dementia, as twiddling and general nervous activity with the hands can be common in dementia patients. This can be helped with what are called twiddle muffs, knitted bands worn on the wrists and containing various sensory items, such as little bells or leather or velcro straps and other items just to twiddle with. These may not be helpful for all patients and some may prefer to twiddle with a ring. The rings can be sized to any finger, so are helpful to those with swollen fingers or joints.

Here is a chakra ring that gives you an alternative.