Self Compassion

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Self – compassion is giving yourself the same compassion and kindness that you would give a loved one. Charity begins at home, remember! A common stumbling block when thinking about self-compassion is the belief that it just means letting ourselves off the hook. When we say “it’s only human,” isn’t this just a way to blow off personal responsibility for our actions? But let’s look at this more closely. First of all, isn’t it strange that admitting the fact that we’re flawed human beings is perceived as not being honest with ourselves? Isn’t the honest truth that we are only human? 

Let’s look at three main elements of self compassion 

  1. Self -Kindness Vs. Self Judgement : When we as people treat ourselves with more respect and warmth, compared to self-criticism and unrealistic expectations, we can then have a greater understanding and sympathy for our own realities and emotions. 
  2. Common Humanity…

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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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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – April 2022

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Today is the final day of April, so you know what that means – it’s time for Sweeney’s Stuttering Update for April 2022! Let’s see what this one has in store for us then!

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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

Let’s talk about being open…

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I like to consider myself as being a very open & honest person here on the page, but I can definitely say that there are some times when that is not a very easy thing to do. We’re going to be taking a look at this in more detail in today’s blog!

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Why is Change so Hard?

Find Your Middle Ground

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It comes up in many conversations. We struggle with how things are, and what to do to bring about what we want in life. We ask ourselves “Why is change so hard?”

What a great coaching question. And one I will elaborate here in this re-post.

Three things come to my mind that are supported by scientific research:

  • We are hard wired to be in our comfort zone. It’s for human survival … and reinforced by how we deal with difficult emotions growing up. We react to the stressors with a fight, flight, or freeze response, then act out learned behaviors that we think will take away the discomfort and fear. Those behaviors often keep us stuck and in a cycle of disappointment and feeling like a failure.
  • In some circumstances we may fail to see change happening already around us. Our own conditioning…

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Bruce Willis – Thank You!!!

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On Thursday the 30th March 2022, Bruce Willis’s family announced that he would be retiring from acting. The decision was made after Bruce was diagnosed with Aphasia, which is a neuro-cognitive disorder that affects a person’s ability to speak & understand language. We’re going to be taking a look at Bruce’s legacy in today’s blog!

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I’m at the University Finish Line

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I’m going to be heading into the final term of my undergraduate degree in 2 weeks, so I thought that I would use today to share my thoughts about the last couple of my university journey. Let’s get cracking!

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How To Start A Self-care Routine…

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are all having a lovely week so far!

How are you all doing? Have you taken time to focus on self-care? If so, comment below and let me know your self-care secrets!!

Today’s post is about that all important self-care routine!! Who has a routine in place already?

First things first, I want to start this post off by reminding you all that self-care is NOT selfish. Let’s say it again…. Self-care is NOT selfish! Nor is it a waste of time – it’s a very important part of our lives and something we need to focus more on. Let’s go back to basics and let’s ask ourselves a really simple question- on a scale of 1-10 how is your mental health? How is your physical health? How is your emotional health?

It doesn’t matter if you answered really…

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – March 2022

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I hope you’re all enjoying the lovely weather & are having a fantastic day!

Today’s blog is my Sweeney’s Stuttering Update for March 2022!! I like to do these posts as a check-in on my journey to speech fluency, so without further ado, let’s see what today’s has in store 🙂

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Leadership and Sir Ernest Shackleton — Workplace Navigator

Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance ship was found in Antarctica this week after sitting at the bottom of the Weddell Sea for 107 years. I wrote this piece in 2013 after I read Alfred Lansing’s book called “Endurance.” It’s my most popular post and I felt it was timely to bring to light once again, Shackleton’s incredible […]

Leadership and Sir Ernest Shackleton — Workplace Navigator