A few things I’ll tell myself the next time I feel down — The Good Vibes Revolution

If at one point all your achievements seem to be purposeless, remember that everything you have lived, went through, and learned, makes you a stronger person. Those experiences are part of your growing process.

A few things I’ll tell myself the next time I feel down — The Good Vibes Revolution

My 2-Year Skydive for Alzheimer’s Anniversary

Tuesday the 20th October 2020 marked the 2-year anniversary since I jumped out of a plane at 12,000 feet to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Story. It was one of the craziest and most memorable things that I have ever done in my life, and looking back on the experience, I am so glad that I seized the opportunity and did the jump. I can’t wait until I can do another jump, but for the time being, let’s take a look at my Skydiving story!

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5 Steps To Overcoming Uncertainty — The Student Nurse Guide

I thought all this would be over by now. Autumn is my favourite time of year. It’s a new season & a new term, a fresh start for everyone just beginning their degree. I’m sure you were all looking forward to “getting back to normal” after this year. But of course 2020 still has other […]

5 Steps To Overcoming Uncertainty — The Student Nurse Guide

Sweeney’s Peutz-Jeghers Story – My Dance with Death

6 years ago yesterday I got rushed into hospital and was diagnosed with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome. I was only 15 years of age when it happened and I am eternally grateful for all of the work that the surgeons, doctors, nurses and more did to save my life when I was but 3 hours away from what would have been my unfortunate death.

I am James Sweeney and this is my Peutz-Jeghers Story, My Dance with Death:

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World Mental Health Day 2020

Mental Health is something that affects each and every one of us as people. Our Mental Health makes up who we are, who we want to be, and so much more. It is a phenomenally large field, that continues to grow each and every day. Over the last couple of years the spotlight and mainstream media have started to focus in more on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of people and international events, such as World Mental Health Day, which is happening today on the 10th October and so important for our future.

So let’s take a closer look into Mental Health and World Mental Health Day 2020!

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What do we mean by Success – Series Update

The “What do we mean by Success?” series has been the longest running series that I have had on Sweeney’s Blogs, starting on March 16th 2020, and is going to be coming to a close for the time being. Today’s blog is going to look over some of the different topics that we have covered in the series, why it is coming to a close and if I will be bringing the series back in the near future or not.

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4 Advantages Of Taking A Blogging Break — Olivia Lucie Blake

Even the most successful people in the world need a break sometimes, and I’m here to tell you it’s okay to take a break. When I first started blogging again at the beginning of July 2020 I didn’t really give myself any break. I was publishing a new blog post every single day. Thats 7 […]

4 Advantages Of Taking A Blogging Break — Olivia Lucie Blake

What do we mean by Success – Blog 21: Your Role Models?

A Role Model is someone who we look up to in our life. They are someone who we aspire to be, someone whose behaviour we hope to copy, someone we aim to emulate in our lives. Everybody has had, or still has, a Role Model in their life, right? So if this is the case, then can we use our Role Models as a determining factor to base our success in life on?

This is what we will be exploring in today’s “What do we mean by Success?” blog!

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The Benefits of Personal Development – Eve Becker

Personal Development – the art of identifying ourselves. Personal Development refers to the process in which we, as people, grow, where our character, abilities and knowledge develop. Personal Development revolves around the process of learning and developing and for a topic that is so vital to our lives, do we really know what Personal Development is & why it is important?

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We have all heard the term ‘Personal Development’ before, right? It is a term that gets mentioned a lot in day to day conversations, but have we ever taken a second to look a what exactly we mean by Personal Development? Today’s blog is a guest blog, by Eve Becker, which takes that deeper dive into the subject and focuses on what is Personal Development & why it is so important to us in life!

So without further ado, here is Eve Becker with “Leading Guides to the Benefits of Personal Development”:

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Sweeney’s Blogs New Artwork!

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Today’s blog is going to be about a new piece of art that has been made for the page!

I’ve been waiting to announce the new graphic for the page for a little while now and am delighted to finally share it with all of you today! Pearl Onyeneke came up with the idea for the piece of art and drew an absolutely amazing drawing for it. A good mate of mine, called Archie Carpenter, then helped digitise the piece!

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The Importance of Self-Reflection: How to Understand the Real You

Self-Reflection – the art of looking, thinking and reflecting on yourself. Self-Reflection can be one of the most important things that we do in life, as it gives us the opportunity to take a step back, reflect & review on our lives and think about what our next steps are going to be.

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We all know what Self-Reflection is, right? However, do you know how to use Self-Reflection to help understand the real you? This is what today’s guest blog, by Angus Rogers from Exactimo, is going to be about! So without further ado, here is Angus Rogers with “The Importance of Self-Reflection: How to Understand the Real You”:

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What do we mean by Success – Blog 20: Your Authenticity?

Being authentic, or in other words being yourself, is such an important part of how we live our lives. It influences who we are, how we work, why we do the things that we do, what we need to improve on and more. So, if being authentic plays a part in all of these different areas of our life, does it impact on how successful we are, both in life and as a person?

This is what we’ll be looking at in today’s “What do we mean by Success?” blog!

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Story – The Call

Today’s blog is going to be a little bit different to the usual kind of blog that I write. The blog is going to be focused around a story which happened to me around 4-5 weeks ago, which played a really large role in the increase of the amount that I stutter over the last couple of weeks.

I mentioned in last weeks blog that I was going to talk about it this and, even though it is quite a personal story, I still feel like the messages that we can take from it are very important. It may seem like a very sad story when you read through the first few paragraphs, but there’s always a lesson and a moment of reflection that we can take from moments like this.

So without further ado, this is Sweeney’s Stuttering Story – The Call.

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What do we mean by Success – Blog 19: Your Creativity?

Creativity – the ability to create, invent and produce original, new & useful ideas. Creativity is something that lives inside all of us, with each person taking their own creative tendencies. We use creativity frequently in our day-to-day lives, whether it be for work, education, free time or more! A question arises here for me, if we do all have some form of creativity, then can we use it as a measure of how successful we are?

That’s what we’ll be looking at in today’s “What do we mean by Success?” blog!

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