My Thoughts on “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman

Would you like to find out more about the adventures of Thor & Loki? Would you like to discover how Tyr, the Norse God of War lost his arm? How about wanting to learn more about Kvasir, the wisest of all beings, or of Idunn and her apples of immortality? Well if you answered yes to any of those questions, then this will be the book for you!

Last week, I finished reading “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman. Mythology is a topic, of which I personally love, and have explored a couple of times on the blog in the past. Today’s blog is going to take a look at my thoughts surrounding the book!

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7 Simple Ways To Reduce & Manage Anxiety — Carry your own weather

Sometime last year, I got diagnosed with “Anxiety”. I wouldn’t like to call it a disorder, as I no longer think or perceive it as such. Being anxious, is a pre-disposed personality type and that is all there is to it. Generally, those that are more planned, organized and prefer to be in control of […]

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Happy Easter Bank Holiday Weekend!!

Happy Easter Bank Holiday Weekend everyone!!

Easter for me, has always been a time where I try to relax and recharge, and despite all of the things that have had to undergo a change this year, due to the lockdown restrictions, I am still making the most of a somewhat quiet couple of days!

We’ll be taking a look at some more of my thoughts for Easter 2021 in today’s blog!

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Writing an Achievement/Gratitude List

A couple of weeks back, I got challenged by my professional mentor, Polina, to start writing an Achievement/Gratitude List, which is a list of all of the accomplishments and achievements that I am proudest of in my life.

I’ve never really done anything like this before, and found that it has had a very large positive impact on how I see myself.

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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Change your Breath, Change your Life — Find Your Middle Ground

This is a reblog of a post that reminds us all about breathing and living well. Take three full breaths and dive in… Do you know how are you breathing right now? Take a moment and simply notice your breath. Perhaps place your hand on your navel and the other above your heart.  Notice the […]

Change your Breath, Change your Life — Find Your Middle Ground

Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – March 2021

Over the past year, I have gone on a very unusual journey with my speech and my Stutter. The past 12 months have seen a lot of ups and downs, and I have learned a lot about my Stutter, and the role that it plays in my life. While I usually keep these observations to myself, I have been thinking that they could make for the odd interesting ‘update’ post, and that’s exactly what we’ll be looking at today!

Let’s take a look at some of the thoughts I have, and things I have learned, about my Stutter in March 2021!

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We’ve Passed 19,000 Views!!!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that as of today, 22nd March 2021, Sweeney’s Blogs has passed over 19,000 total views! The page seems to keep on going from strength to strength, and I could not be happier about passing this 3rd milestone already this year!

Today’s blog is going to take a bit of a closer look at passing this incredible milestone, and will serve as an update blog for the page!

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The Lockdown Finish Line is in Sight!

After nearly a whole year of Lockdown in the United Kingdom, the ending is in all of our sights. This past year has been incredibly difficult for so many, but finally a finish line is emerging on the horizon, and hope is starting to enter back into our lives!

I know it’s been a tough old slog over these last couple of months, but we are nearly there, let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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5 Ways to Develop Your Intuition — Self Love Finder

“Intuition is the whisper of the soul” – Jiddu KrishnamurtiPhoto by Pixabay on Pexels.com I look at intuition as a muscle. It is something we all have and the more we use it, the stronger it becomes. Last week, I posted an invitation to LISTEN TO YOURSELF more every day this month and see how […]

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“Life in a Post-Covid World” Series?

Do you often find yourself wondering what life is going to look like when we are eventually free of the rampage of the Coronavirus? What is this new way of life going to look like? What lessons are we all going to take, from the events of the past 12 months?

I have been asking myself these questions quite a lot recently, when trying to plan ahead in my life. In today’s blog, we are going to be taking a bit of a deeper look at these questions, and this new potential series!

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Sweeney’s Blogs Brand New Logo!!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that Sweeney’s Blogs now has a band new logo! I have been wanting to do a rebrand for a while now, as the old logo didn’t fit my image for the page anymore, and I could not be happier with the result! This is exactly what we are going to be taking a look at in today’s blog!

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ABC’s of Active Listening: What Are They And How Can We Use Them?

Anxiety Bear

Have you ever been having a conversation with someone about something you considered important, and you could just tell that they weren’t paying attention/interested? I’m sure we’ve all experienced this at some point or another in our lives, and it can leave us feeling ignored, invalid and invisible.

I for one have experienced this many times throughout my life, and it is never something I seek to experience again. These encounters have left me with a personal motivation to try and treat others how I would like to be treated. For those of you who are new to this blog, I am studying to become a counsellor, and it was actually a recent lesson that inspired this post. During this lesson I realised just how important active listening skills were to me achieving my aforementioned goal, and believe they would be an asset to anyone who finds themselves pondering the…

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Happy St David’s Day 2021 Everyone!!

Happy St David’s Day everybody, a day dedicated to celebrating the Patron Saint of Wales himself, Saint David, pronounced in Welsh as “Dewi Sant”. St David’s Day falls on the 1st March every year, and is a day of great pride and patriotism by Welsh people far and wide!

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this special day in today’s blog!

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Today is Going to be a Good Day!!

I woke up today in an absolutely amazing mood. I had a very late lie-in today, and as soon as I opened my curtains, all I could see was blue sky and the sun shining down. We don’t see sunny weather all that often in the Swansea Valley’s, and as it has been so bitterly cold recently, it was a very welcome surprise for me today.

The way that something so simple like the weather can have such a positive change on your mood never ceases to amaze me. I find that when the sun is out, I am naturally a lot happier, more energetic and more productive. So with all that being said, I know that today is going to be a good day!

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The 3 A’s of Coping: How to Deal with Change and Grow From It – Anxiety Bear

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“Know what’s weird? Day by day nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything is different.”

– Bill Watterson

You and I both know that change is a constant and inevitable thing in life. That being said, it doesn’t make it any less difficult at times. Whether it’s small day to day changes or more intense events such as bereavement, I imagine it would be impossible to find someone who hasn’t been upset or frustrated when things go differently than planned or ‘how they used to’. This is especially difficult if you struggle from a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

The thing is, whilst change is unavoidable and can be very irritating, there are ways we can cope and grow from it. Before we get to this though, I would like to discuss with you the most common forms of change and how they…

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