Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is going to be the tenth blog in the Looking into Male Mental Health series and is going to be about The Brave Face. Putting on a brave face is a phrase that is commonly used in day to day life. In this blog, we are going …
Excellent blog by an excellent blogger! Feel free to look at their other work!
I recently read an article explaining how professionals in their 30’s and 40’s are choosing travel over marriage, children and owning a house. It was a very profound article that made me really think deeply. It stated that 70% of these professionals hold traveling the world as their top priority. While I didn’t see anything wrong with this, it made me wonder why can’t you travel the world, have a happy marriage, own a house and have children. What was being implied is that you can’t have it all and therefore you must choose one or the other. I beg to differ.
My entire life has always involved traveling. My father migrated to another country as well as my great-grandfather. Traveling is my family tradition. During my younger days as a teenager and college student, I loved traveling alone and having new experiences. However, the more I traveled and learned…
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Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is going to be about an old phrase that I read in a Welsh book when I was younger. The phrase translates into English as The Valleys, The Mountains and The Land in between. I cannot remember the name of the book that the phrase was used …
Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! Today's blog is going to be a fairly short blog talking about feedback and reviews. Feedback and reviews are essential tools that I use to help monitor the content I am writing. These tools allow me to see the content that people want to see as well as the …
This is a poem from a fellow blogger. Very interesting piece, makes you contemplate what difference you make in life. Check out their other work!
Hi there! Please enjoy this evening’s poem, inspired by a conversation with my former Scout leader, and much embellished by myself. Apologies for the lack of blog posts recently, I was rather ill and didn’t get round to writing, but being better now, posts should be becoming more frequent again.
Stand on familiar lawns that echo now
With the ghosts of running feet, children’s voices
Dispersing in the wind, come on and play…
The fields where once we stood lie barren now.
A thousand mysteries lie entangled in a clump of brambles;
What was once a hundred miles of possibility
Is just a field overgrown.
There may be treasures there;
An old tin, buried in the ground,
Contains three old and crusty Werther’s Originals,
And somewhere in the soil,
The dust of a long-abandoned map, discarded to the wind
And unexpected rains.
One toy soldier, missing its left foot
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Interesting and an insightful read! Well worth a read!
Important: the blog is not mine, it is a reblog of someone else’s. Some very good points made in it. A nice read for someone who has and even has not experienced problems with their mental health.
I feel lost …
Fighting back is getting old.
I’m ready for someone to take my hand, telling me I’m not alone. Tears drop silently down onto the chilly, dark night ground.
I’m so cold inside my soul, shivering through to my bones. I try to concentrate in hopes this apprehension calms down inside. It’s not a physical cold, it’s from the inside out.
Shaky inside from my head to the tips of my toes, my feet, sludging along, as if in quicksand, my brain hurts, throbbing into the secret parts of my very soul.
Heinous taunts come from the thoughts that aren’t mine, making this world seem unfeeling, not giving me any consolation. Making me stay in this miserable place. No matter how I fight, I cannot leave.
I’m not depressed, that’s the whole thing. This crazy disorder I’ve dealt with forever is the culprit and stress…
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Hello and Welcome to the final blog in The Alzheimer's Acceptance series! This blog is going to be a conclusion to the series and is going to wrap up some of the key points that we have talked about. I originally planned to make this series longer than what it is going to be by …
Hello and Welcome to Sweeny's Blogs! This is the third blog in my Alzheimer's Acceptance Series, My Alzheimer's Story. Today's blog is going to be based around a story that I have written about the first time my grandmother forgot who I was. The story is quite a sad story but provides a real insight …
Hello, Welcome to the Second Blog in my Alzheimer's Acceptance series! This blog is going to talk about the terms accept and acceptance. I am going to talk about what these phrases mean, how they relate to Alzheimer's and how even though they are both only one word each, how they have hundreds of meanings. …
Hello and Welcome to Sweeney's Blogs! I am James Sweeney and I am from South Wales. I am going to be writing weekly blogs on this page covering topics such as Mental Health, Stuttering, Stress and many more. I am aiming to upload one new blog a week talking about a new topic. For this …