Goodbye Queen Elizabeth II

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I hope that you’re all having a great start to the weekend 🙂

On Thursday 8th September, Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away, leaving a remarkable legacy that will stay with us all through the test of time. We’ll be taking a look at this in today’s blog.

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Knowledge is Power

Wellbeing with Relaxing Lavender

How confident are you? Fairly? Eek…me confident…eh not at at all? Maybe you are confident in your personal life but at work you dread making any decision as you just don’t know if it the right thing to do.

Confidence is a tricky thing, It can take years to build or if you have it, you can lose it quickly if something goes wrong. Are you someone who sits and listens to conversations rather than join in as you lack the confidence? You never voice your opinion or what you know on the subject as you don’t want to be wrong and as you aren’t sure of the facts you don’t want to be laughed at or disregarded.

Perhaps in work, you trained hard to get where you are, but you haven’t brushed up on your knowledge or skills since. You keep doing what you do with the skills or…

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Lets Celebrate Our Small Victories For Once

Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Why is it we tend to only pride ourselves of the big accomplishments? Do we feel like our small wins are not worth to brag about? I’m here to tell you, THEY ARE worth it & here’s why.

Burn out is a real problem in today’s day & age. I’ve talked about the importance of self care & slowing down your routines, but I haven’t yet discussed the importance of celebrating every achievement in your life, especially those little ones. And to prevent this so called burn out, we MUST take the time to acknowledge these small victories as they are the parachutes to our bigger destinations. It’s so important to enjoy the journey if you will & take in those small ounces of growth. Because once you do make it big or get to the top of the mountain so to speak, you’ll be proud of how you…

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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

The Science of Happiness

Be Inspired..!!

Scientist today, teaches us that cells in your body have everything to do with happiness, and how to maintain that state of being. With every cell of your body, you have the inherent ability to manipulate and control the way you feel. However, not many people seem to know this, or even know how this works. Before we begin, you must understand what our bodies are made of. Our bodies are moulded out of 70 trillion cells that are found in the blood, the brain, skin, bone, eyes, hair, and in the reproductive system. Why is this important? Because every cell, no matter where they are located, are working together to make you feel a certain way.

Each cell reacts to electromagnetic waves (signals) and proteins (called neuropeptides) that come from your heart. The heart sends signals and shoots out these proteins in fractions of a second. Every cell is…

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My 3-Year Skydive for Alzheimer’s Anniversary

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Tuesday the 20th October 2020 marked the 2-year anniversary since I jumped out of a plane at 12,000 feet to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Story. It was one of the craziest and most memorable things that I have ever done in my life, and looking back on the experience, I am so glad that I seized the opportunity and did the jump. I can’t wait until I can do another jump, but for the time being, let’s take a look at my Skydiving story!

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Sweeney’s Peutz-Jeghers Story – My Dance with Death

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6 years ago yesterday I got rushed into hospital and was diagnosed with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome. I was only 15 years of age when it happened and I am eternally grateful for all of the work that the surgeons, doctors, nurses and more did to save my life when I was but 3 hours away from what would have been my unfortunate death.

I am James Sweeney and this is my Peutz-Jeghers Story, My Dance with Death:

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My Self-Care Methods

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Since we began the Self Care Sunday series, we’ve discussed what self-care is, why it’s important, and a few different self-care methods. For today’s post, I want to talk a little bit about the methods I use, what they are, and why they work for me. Everyone is different, so every person needs to find out what works for them.

Emotional Awareness

This one may not seem like much, but it’s so important. Figuring out what you feel and why can provide you with the tools to figure out what you need to do about it. It can also potentially stop you from doing or saying things you’ll regret later. For example, I (like most people) get very cranky when I’m stressed out, frustrated, or even just hungry. Sometimes, I just need to take a step back and evaluate. What am I even stressed out over? Did something actually happen…

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – August 2021

Good afternoon everyone!

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

The end of August is quickly upon us, and with that comes the time for another Sweeney’s Stuttering Update! This month’s update is going to focus on the impact that your posture & body language has on a Stutter. So, let’s get into it!

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How to Achieve Mastery over Your Mind — Leadership Mindset

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash I love that we can change our mindset to change our lives. Because we can choose how to think and react, we can have so much control over how we want our lives to look like.   For the longest time my mind was a hot mess!  I used […]

How to Achieve Mastery over Your Mind — Leadership Mindset

12 Ways to Lower Anxiety & Stress — The Bridge.

Stress is what happens when you have so much to deal with emotionally or physically, and the burdens overwhelms you. This is why you can deal with many stressors and then all of a sudden something minor like dropping a glass of milk makes you start crying or feels like the final straw. When you […]

12 Ways to Lower Anxiety & Stress — The Bridge.

7 Simple Ways To Reduce & Manage Anxiety — Carry your own weather

Sometime last year, I got diagnosed with “Anxiety”. I wouldn’t like to call it a disorder, as I no longer think or perceive it as such. Being anxious, is a pre-disposed personality type and that is all there is to it. Generally, those that are more planned, organized and prefer to be in control of […]

7 SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE AND MANAGE ANXIETY — Carry your own weather

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

5 Ways to Develop Your Intuition — Self Love Finder

“Intuition is the whisper of the soul” – Jiddu KrishnamurtiPhoto by Pixabay on Pexels.com I look at intuition as a muscle. It is something we all have and the more we use it, the stronger it becomes. Last week, I posted an invitation to LISTEN TO YOURSELF more every day this month and see how […]

5 Ways to Develop Your Intuition — Self Love Finder

Rewire your brain! The power of inner dialogue.

GVR Good Vibes Revolution

Negative self-talk is one of the main causes of self-sabotage. We are our greatest persecutors. We know and perceive that, but somehow we can’t stop the loop.

Why do we act so harsh on ourselves? Why do we tend to minimize our achievements and give a huge importance to our failures? Is there anything we could do to stop the loop of self-deprecation?

The answer is yes, there’s so much we can do to stop self-sabotage.

Being conscious of our negative self-talk is already a great achievement. So, please, reward yourself for that. Be extremely kind to yourself. You deserve it. Next time you are about to judge yourself, or think negatively, please stop.

Stop, no matter what you are doing – washing the dishes, talking to a friend, cooking dinner – or where you are – at the grocery store, in a car jam, at…

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