What Is Mind Mapping? — Wise & Shine

Mind Mapping is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It was invented by Tony Buzan. I heard about it a long time ago from a friend of mine who is a writer. He uses it to make up the plot for his books. He could…

What Is Mind Mapping? — Wise & Shine

Tips to Find a Great Career in Business – Amy Collett

Are you looking to start a career in Business? Would you like to hear some advice for finding a job while living with a disability? Are you looking to find out some extra career progression tips? Well then, this is the guest blog for you 🙂

Today’s blog is a guest blog called “Use These Tips to Find a Great Career in Business While Living With a Disability”, written by the fantastic Amy Collett!! So, without further ado, I’ll leave you to Amy’s awesome blog, be sure to let us know what you think!

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The Science of Mindfulness — Wise & Shine

The practice of meditation may at first seem counterintuitive or foreign to the Western mind. With the abundance of digital technologies and entertainment options available to us, why would anyone abandon these luxuries to sit alone in silence. Surely there are more productive ways one ought to spend their limited time here on earth. Yet…

The Science of Mindfulness — Wise & Shine

Creating Habits vs Autism – Matthew Brown

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re doing great!

Do you struggle to form habits? Do you try to stick to a routine, and then falter after a few weeks? I feel exactly the same. In this blog, I’ll discuss about the psychology behind forming habits, my difficulties with habit-forming, and how I’m trying to combat those difficulties.

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Amor Fati and The Acceptance of What is Necessary — Pointless Overthinking

This idea of surrendering ourselves to something beyond our control is foreign to our natural inclinations as human beings. At our core we are meaning making creatures who tirelessly seek to rid the world of uncertainty, and have power over our natural environment. We develop myths, rituals, belief systems, and socio-political institutions all in an attempt to […]

Amor Fati and The Acceptance of What is Necessary — Pointless Overthinking

Acknowledging Your Feelings

Good afternoon everyone,

How’s everybody doing?

Let’s talk about feelings in today’s blog, and how it is completely normal to feel how you are feeling at this moment in time. I feel like life nowadays is moving so quickly, that it can be easy to get swept up in the moment, but taking some time to understand, accept & process how we are feeling can make a huge difference in our lives!

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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

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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Sweeney’s Reflections – June 2022

Good afternoon everyone,

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

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been thinking a lot about perspectives, and how people view situations in different lights. It’s something that I have been reflecting on quite a bit lately, so I thought that I would share some of my thoughts in this month’s reflections blog 🙂

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Lessons from Taoism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times — Pointless Overthinking

It was at a university book sale where I was first introduced to the ideas of Taoism. Hidden away deep in the philosophy section, I picked up what initially seemed like a strange esoteric book – the Tao Te Ching. It was a short text, under 100 pages, that was filled with often puzzling language…

Lessons from Taoism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times — Pointless Overthinking

Let’s talk about failure…

Good afternoon everyone,

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

Failure, it’s a topic that I’ve covered a few times before on the page, but I haven’t looked at it too much lately. I’ve been reflecting quite a bit on what failure means to me lately, and I thought that I would do a little blog on the subject as I go along 🙂

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Easy Plastic Free Swaps You Can Make Today — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Happy Earth Day! I’ve been recently on the journey to becoming more sustainable. In no means am I perfect & in all honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% sustainable but I have found a few easy swaps that have gotten me started down the road of living more Earth conscious. Here are a […]

Easy Plastic Free Swaps You Can Make Today — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Why is Change so Hard?

Find Your Middle Ground

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It comes up in many conversations. We struggle with how things are, and what to do to bring about what we want in life. We ask ourselves “Why is change so hard?”

What a great coaching question. And one I will elaborate here in this re-post.

Three things come to my mind that are supported by scientific research:

  • We are hard wired to be in our comfort zone. It’s for human survival … and reinforced by how we deal with difficult emotions growing up. We react to the stressors with a fight, flight, or freeze response, then act out learned behaviors that we think will take away the discomfort and fear. Those behaviors often keep us stuck and in a cycle of disappointment and feeling like a failure.
  • In some circumstances we may fail to see change happening already around us. Our own conditioning…

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How To Start A Self-care Routine…

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are all having a lovely week so far!

How are you all doing? Have you taken time to focus on self-care? If so, comment below and let me know your self-care secrets!!

Today’s post is about that all important self-care routine!! Who has a routine in place already?

First things first, I want to start this post off by reminding you all that self-care is NOT selfish. Let’s say it again…. Self-care is NOT selfish! Nor is it a waste of time – it’s a very important part of our lives and something we need to focus more on. Let’s go back to basics and let’s ask ourselves a really simple question- on a scale of 1-10 how is your mental health? How is your physical health? How is your emotional health?

It doesn’t matter if you answered really…

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