Sweeney’s Reflections – August 2022

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I hope that you’re all having a lovely start to the week 🙂

I’m back again for August’s Sweeney’s Reflections, and this month’s blog will focus on the concept of “growth”. I like to do these reflection-style posts as a way to jot down some of my thoughts on a range of different topics – if you follow along with this series of posts, it’s like you are following along my mind’s journey through life 😄

So, let’s see what today’s post has in store!

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Finding Beauty in Brokenness — Pointless Overthinking

None of us can live indefinitely in the Garden of Eden. We are all thrown out in the world, into the cold, facing the inevitability of hardship, struggle and disappointment. We wake up one day to find our dreams shattered, our plans disrupted. No shelter can fully protect us from the wrath of the storm.…

Finding Beauty in Brokenness — Pointless Overthinking

I’ve won an award!!

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that you’re all having a great start to the weekend!

I graduated from the University of Reading 2 weeks ago, but it turns out that my degree wasn’t the only thing I was awarded with on my graduation – I also won an award! We’ll be taking a look at what I won in today’s blog 🙂

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – July 2022

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I hope that you’re all keeping well!

July 2022 is over already, can you believe it?? As another month comes to a close, you know what that means that it’s time for, another Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – this time for July 2022. I like to do these updates as a monthly log of my journey to speech fluency, bringing you along on the ride with me! 🙂

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Why Replacing Your Screen Time With Reading Is Good For You — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

One of my new found rediscovered hobbies is reading. I’ve always been a bookworm to some extent, but as I got older social media became the new thing & I felt like I didn’t have time for it anymore. I wanted to start this detox series with the topic of reading because I’ve discovered, you […]

Why Replacing Your Screen Time With Reading Is Good For You — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

I’m off on holiday 👋👋

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that you’re all having a great start to the weekend!

I’ve got my graduation at the University of Reading tomorrow, and then on Friday, I’m off on holiday for a week! It’ll be my first holiday in the last 3 years, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that it’s well overdue!

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My Name – My Story

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I hope that you’re all having a good day!!

My name is James Connor Sweeney, and I am very proud of that. You see, my name is very important to me, it’s so much more than just something that you are called in life – we’ll be taking a look at this in more detail in today’s blog!

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Sweeney’s Reflections – July 2022

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that you’re having a brilliant start to the weekend!

I am going to be graduating from the University of Reading next week, and it’s really got me thinking a lot lately. So, let’s take a look at some of the things that I’ve been thinking over in this month’s Sweeney’s Reflections 🙂

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5 Benefits Of Taking a Digital Detox — Olivia Lucie Blake

When I was a kid you wouldn’t ever in your wildest dreams see a post about taking a digital detox. It wouldn’t even be a thing. But now, in 2021 digital is everywhere. The world has made it really hard to not be involved in media or technology in some way or another. Whether it’s […]

5 Benefits Of Taking a Digital Detox — Olivia Lucie Blake

Sweeney’s Blogs Update – July 2022

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How are we all doing?

I realised the other day that I haven’t done a Sweeney’s Blogs Update post for a while now, so I thought I should update you all on some of the things that have been going on lately – so here is the Sweeney’s Blogs Update post for July 2022!!

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The Great Illusion of Separation — Pointless Overthinking

In modern industrialized societies it is easy to forget about our inherent connection to the natural world. Our finite attention is drawn towards our devices as media companies compete for our screen time. The online world has become ever more pervasive in our daily life as we have come to focus more and more on…

The Great Illusion of Separation — Pointless Overthinking