Indigenous Knowledge: A Roadmap to Belonging Again — Wise & Shine

What can we learn from Indigenous cultures about being better stewards to the natural world? After all, Indigenous Peoples were the original caretakers of the land thriving in complex societies long before the arrival of European settlers. 870 more words

Indigenous Knowledge: A Roadmap to Belonging Again — Wise & Shine

15 Ways to Simplify Your Life for 2023

Mind Beauty Simplicity

It’s the start of a new year, which commonly stands for a fresh start. And one of the best & sure fire ways to see change is to simplify life. And from personal experience, I’ve discovered simplifying can be done in a multitude of categories. Last year, I shared 15 Ways to Simplify Your Life & it received so much praisethat I wanted to share 15 more ways for this new year.

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Here are 15 More Ways to Simplify Your Life in 2023

1. Create a Vision Board

I find vision boards & collages to be a creative & visual representation of my goals & aspirations. It takes me back to the days where I would spend hours cutting out magazines & making collages that I would hang on my bedroom door or closet. Back then, it was usually photos of the Jonas Brothers or…

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Choosing Happiness — Olivia Lucie Blake

Something I have begun to learn as I’ve gotten older is that happiness comes and goes. It’s not achievable for us to be in a state of happy all the time. Nor would I want to be. Happiness can come and go, it’s more of a fleeting emotion than one that remains. Once I learnt […]

Choosing Happiness — Olivia Lucie Blake

What is Virtue Ethics?

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Over the last couple of months, we’ve started to explore the world of Philosophy, and the role that ethics plays in our lives. We’ve touched on Utilitarianism & Consequentialism already, but now it’s time to venture into one of my favourite ethical theories – Virtue Ethics!

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Wu Wei, the Art of Non-acting — Wise & Shine

Wu Wei is a key concept of Taoism that can be translated as “do not act” or “do not intervene”. However, it is not a passive attitude. It’s letting go to allow the action to flow effortlessly and in harmony with the “original cosmic order”, without attempting to modify it. The result will be merging…

Wu Wei, the Art of Non-acting — Wise & Shine

East Versus West: A Look at Two Minds   — Wise & Shine

The paradigms, world views and ideas which we inhabit shape how we perceive and interact with the world. They impact our ideals, relationships, and values. That is, who we are and who we aspire to be. 783 more words

East Versus West: A Look at Two Minds   — Wise & Shine

What is Ethics?

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

Philosophy is an area of study that I have loved delving into over the last year or so, and as I mentioned in my “Let’s talk about Ethical Perspectives” post, is something that I would love to start talking about here on Sweeney’s Blogs. We have already covered what we mean by the term ‘Ethical Perspectives”, so I think that the perfect place to go next would be to take a look at what we mean by ‘ethics’ 🙂

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The Power of Habits — Wise & Shine

Habits give you great power, perhaps the greatest in absolute. Sometimes we think that habits are good for ordinary people, and maybe we don’t consider ourselves ordinary people (at least I don’t consider myself like that, I have always tried to be a bit out of the status quo). We would like to get rid…

The Power of Habits — Wise & Shine

Let’s Get Hygge With It — a little cuban goes a long way

Hygge is all about comfort, peace, and connection, as well as kinship, nature and simplicity. It’s about a return to the basics and focusing on what’s important with an emphasis on self-care. Although this is tradition was born as a response to Scandinavian winters, it’s a philosophy that can be embraced year-round, no matter where you call home.

Let’s Get Hygge With It — a little cuban goes a long way

Speaking out about my Mental Health

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I hope that you’re all keeping well 🙂

Mental health has been a topic that has always lied very closely to my heart, and it’s pretty safe to say that it’s played a massive role throughout my life. Today’s blog will look at the importance of speaking out about your mental health & wellbeing.

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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