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

Acknowledging Your Feelings

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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 We are Mostly Emotional, and Sometimes Rational — Pointless Overthinking

Over the course of our lives many of us will have gotten into arguments with friends, family or loved ones which goes somewhat along the lines of: “You are not thinking, can you hear yourself? You need to stop being so hard headed and stubborn, and just listen to the facts. Can’t you just be…

Why We are Mostly Emotional, and Sometimes Rational — Pointless Overthinking

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

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

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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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Life simply amazes me

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I’ve always been a very curious person, and life itself has just always fascinated me. Whether we are talking about the world itself, people & society or something completely different, it all just blows my mind. We are quite literally living in a space where anything is possible, isn’t that just incredible to think about?!

We’re going to be taking a look at this in a little more detail in today’s blog!

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Blogging is so rewarding

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I hope that you’re all keeping well!

When I first started Sweeney’s Blogs, I had no idea what to expect, but I am so glad that I took the leap of faith & made the page! Today’s blog is going to be about how blogging, why it’s such a rewarding thing to do & some of the things that it has taught me! 🙂

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Sweeney’s Reflections – June 2022

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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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Let’s talk about failure…

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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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Connecting The Dots — Pointless Overthinking

I would have made a poor Sherlock Holmes, especially when it comes to solving the mysterious case regarding the Truth of our Being. In that regard, I behaved more like Inspector Clouseau, of Pink Panther fame. That’s not to say that I was as bumbling in life as the inspector was with his investigations; but…

Connecting The Dots — Pointless Overthinking

Life’s Mysterious Journey – Poem

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I’ve always really enjoyed writing poetry, and as I haven’t done it for a while, I decided to give it a go again. I picked up my pen, put words on paper and thought, why not see what happens?!

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Sweeney’s Reflections – May 2022

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

I’m the type of person that just loves to learn new things about life, people, nature, you name it! I’ve found that I have always had a rather curious mind, and this typically leads to me reflecting on things every now & again. So, what I thought I would start to do is to pop all of my thoughts down in a monthly reflections post, and then share it with all of you!

Let’s give it a go & see what happens!

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