Welcome to Sweeney’s Blogs!

Male Mental Health, Living Life with a Stutter, Getting over PTSD. Three of the many increasingly large topics that are often swept under the carpet. Here at Sweeney's Blogs we "Highlight the I in Difference" and talk about important topics for you. We write blogs on topics such as: Stuttering, Stress and Mental Health weekly. …

How Self-Empowerment Leads To Self-Improvement And Success In Your Life — Self Development

Have you ever wondered if what you know about self-improvement is accurate? Consider the following paragraphs and compare what you know to the latest information on self-improvement. Have you run across an individual who is so naturally friendly that when you put them inside a room of strangers, they are friends with almost everyone in… via …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 11: Bruce Willis’s Story

A lot of people know Bruce Willis from his roles in films such as Die Hard, Glass and The Sixth Sense to name but a few but did you know that Bruce Willis used to have a stutter? The fact that Bruce Willis, a very successful actor, has lived with and got past having a …

How far would you go to be part of the “in” crowd? — Self Development

For most people, being a teenager is perhaps the most exciting stage in life. But being a teenager is full of ups and downs. A teenage girl is mostly bombarded by images of how Hollywood defines “beauty.” Billboard and magazine advertisements, t.v. and radio commercials, and even the Internet is saturated with images and messages… via …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 10: The Do’s and Don’ts of Stuttering

Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is going to be the 10th blog in the Stuttering in Mainstream Media and is going to be about the Do's and Don'ts of Stuttering. Even though I have mentioned in a few previous blogs about how stuttering affects everyone differently, there are a few trends that …

Addiction to Self-Judgment — Self Development

“I’m such a jerk. How could I have said that?” “I’m a looser. I’ll never get anywhere.” “I’m so stupid. I should have learned this by now.” “I don’t fit in. I don’t belong with these people.” “I’ll never be good enough. I’ll never do it right enough.” “I’m permanently emotionally damaged. I’ll never be… via …

Stuttering in Mainstream Media – Blog 9: Musharaf Asghar’s Story

Musharaf's Story is a really interesting story that was brought to life through the Bristish Documentary series, Educating Yorkshire. In this blog, we are going to be looking at what his story is and then we are going to look at the reactions that people had to his story on the TV show Gogglebox. Hello …

Let’s Talk About: People-Pleasing Anxiety —

I always thought of myself as someone who ‘didn’t care what people think’ (yes, yes, cliché, I know). In reality, everyone cares what people think in one way or another. But because I don’t really care what people think of my clothes or my crazy, tangled bed-head, and I don’t care when I leave the […] …