World Music Day 2021

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you are all having a lovely start to the week!

Today, Monday 21st June 2021, is World Music Day 2021!! This special day is an annual celebration of music, which originates in France back in 1981, where it was named “Fête de la Musique”.

Normally this day is celebrated by musicians performing in the streets & in concerts, but I like to look at the day a little bit differently. Instead, I am going to be using today to reflect over the role that music has played in my life! So, let’s get on with it!

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Loneliness Awareness Week 2021

Good afternoon everyone!

Today is the start of Loneliness Awareness Week, which is running from the 14th-18th June 2021! To help celebrate this special week, we are going to be taking a look at what it has been created for, and what it hopes to achieve, in today’s blog! Let’s get cracking!

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Taking a little break from work

Do you know the difference a little break from work can make for you? Have you ever experienced burnout & wondered what to do next?

Well, a couple of weeks back I came to the realisation that over the last couple of months I had been driving myself towards quite a big burst of burnout, the extent of which I didn’t truly recognise until I actually took some days off of work on annual leave.

Let’s take a look at burnout & how I reduced mine in today’s blog!

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The Power of Potential

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin”

Tony Robbins

A very strong & meaningful quote, wouldn’t you agree? Personally, I have always always loved this quote, and feel like it has a message that we all need to be reminded of from time to time…

Let’s take a look at this quote, and at the power of potential in today’s blog!

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – May 2021

As the end of May is just around the corner, I think that now would be the perfect time for my monthly Sweeney’s Stuttering Update, with this one being for May 2021! I have found that I have been reflecting over my Stutter quite a bit over these last couple of months, and I am starting to discover a lot more about my speech, which I hope to share with you today!

So, let’s see what we are going to be covering for this month!

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Your Own Path to Happiness – Mental Wealth

We are all living our own life, we have our own interests, passions, hobbies & aspirations, right? Do you aim to live your life the way that you want to, or would you rather live it in a safe way, by following the ‘societal norm’? Would you like to find out how to create your own journey? Well, this is the blog for you!

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What IS Self-Love?

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“To me, loving yourself is the hardest, bravest and most important thing you will ever do.”
-Kim Lawrence Kellner @selflovefinder
Photo taken by: Karina Walker

I have been advocating for self-love to anyone who would listen ever since I began my own self-love journey about 5 years ago. But what IS it?

What is Self-Love?

According to Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, self-love is how we appreciate our whole selves – physically, psychologically and spiritually. For so long, I thought that self-love was about how you feel about yourself, but it wasn’t until I started on my own self-love path that I realized that it was more than that. Self-love is how you put your appreciation of yourself into action. Feelings are fleeting; they come and they go, so it is the action of appreciating and loving oneself that determines how self-loving…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 everybody!

Mental Health Awareness week is one of the most important days in the Mental Health calendar, alongside Time to Talk day & World Mental Health Day, and occurs from the 10-16th May 2021. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at this special week, what it stands for, and why it is so important for us to raise awareness for.

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The Power of Kindness

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind”

A very powerful quote, which has always resonated closely with me, and its meaning holds a life lesson for us all…

Let’s take a closer look at this quote, and at the power of kindness in today’s blog!

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Time for a Cuppa 2021

Happy Time for a Cuppa Week 2021 everybody!!

Time for a Cuppa Week is designed to encourage friends, families & colleagues to get together over some cake and a cuppa, to help raise money for families who are facing Dementia. In today’s blog, we’ll be looking a bit closer at this special week, why it is so important, and how we can all get involved!

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A New Thing Springing Up — Connie Rosser Riddle

Last week, I talked with a friend and she noted that she’d been in a “blah mood”–but couldn’t figure out why. There were no new challenges, no worries at present about medical tests results for family or friends, nothing bad had happened. She could list things she was grateful for–but still felt her spirit was […]

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – April 2021

April is going to be coming to a close in just under a weeks time, and in saying that, I feel like now is a great time to give you all Sweeney’s Stuttering Update for April 2021! I have found that over the last couple of years, I have been going on quite a journey with my speech and my Stutter, and I thought, why not bring all of you along with me!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at my update for this month!

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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