Random Acts of Kindness Week 2021

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week 2021 Everyone!

Random Acts of Kindness Week this year, feel from the 14th – 20th February, with Wednesday the 17th February being 2021’s Random Acts of Kindness Day! This week and special day are an annual celebration of kindness, and the positivity and difference that it makes to each and every life that it touches. Kindness doesn’t cost a penny, and can be the most rewarding thing that you ever do!

We have all had a very difficult year so I strongly believe that is is more important to spread kindness now than ever before!

Let’s take a look at this in a little bit more depth in today’s blog!

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My Thoughts on “Heroes” by Stephen Fry

Would you like to find out more about Atalanta and The Calydonian Boar Hunt? What about the story of Jason & the Argonauts, and their quest for the Golden Fleece? Are you interested in discovering more about Theseus and the Minotaur? What if I told you there was a book which looked at all of these stories, and so many more?

I recently finished reading “Heroes” by Stephen Fry, Fry’s second book on Greek Mythology and absolutely loved it! Mythology is a subject which I have always loved delving into to find out more about. To help commemorate finishing “Heroes”, today’s blog is going to be looking at my thoughts surrounding the book!

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Managing Stress Series?

We all encounter stress at one point or another in our lives. In the majority of cases, it is completely natural, and is something that we can managing without much impact on our day to day lives. However, there are times when that stress may seem like too much, or when you face several different stressful situations at once, when it can start to feel overwhelming.

This is what we’ll start to take a look at in today’s blog!

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8 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During Lockdown and Self-Isolation — Anxiety Bear

It’s strange to think that this time last year Covid-19, lockdown and self-isolation were words/phrases that didn’t overly exist in our vocabularies like they do today. It’s almost funny in a ‘if I don’t laugh I’ll cry’ kind of way. Regardless of your situation, you’ve most likely felt the impact of one or all of […]

8 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During Lockdown and Self-Isolation — Anxiety Bear

Sweeney’s Blogs is 2 Years Old!

On Wednesday 3rd February 2021, Sweeney’s Blogs turned 2 years old! To help celebrate this, in today’s blog, we are going to be looking at some of the things we have done over the past 2 years, and I will give a little update on some of the things that I have been working on recently! Before we get into that though, I just want to say a massive Happy Birthday to the page!

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Time to Talk Day 2021

Today, February 4th, is Time to Talk Day 2021!! This is one of the most important days of the year in the Mental Health calendar, and is an event which lies very closely to my heart. Time to Talk Day is a social movement which continues to work to change the way in which we think and act surrounding our Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Let’s take a bit of a deeper look into Time to Talk Day and my hopes for it in today’s blog!

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National Storytelling Week 2021

From the 30th January – 6th February 2021, we celebrate National Storytelling Week! As we go through life, we are surrounded by stories, they are in books, songs, films and the life that we live is indeed a story too. This week is a perfect time to celebrate and appreciate all of the stories you have experienced in your life so far! This is what we’ll be exploring in today’s blog!

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How are we all doing?

How are you doing? It’s a simple question that takes only seconds to ask, and can make the world of difference. We have been in an on/off lockdown now for around 10 whole months, and it can be very easy to feel a bit lost, or unsure about how you’re feeling. Today’s blog is going to look at checking in with people, and why it is so crucial that we do so, especially in these uncertain times.

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Burns Night 2021 – The US Sun

THE life and work of poet Robert Burns – officially voted the “greatest ever Scotsman” – is celebrated around the globe each year in January. The tradition began after the Scottish bard’s death in 1796, when his friends decided they needed to celebrate his career. But who was Burns and what was his life like? Robert Burns was […]

Who was Robert Burns and where did he live? — The US Sun

Sweeney’s Stuttering Series?

I have written quite a lot of blog series here on Sweeney’s Blogs, and as I haven’t done one for a couple of weeks now, I was thinking, should they make a return? I have been considering bringing blog series back to the page for some time, so what I thought I would do over the next couple of blogs is to talk through some of my ideas for potential series, and see if anybody is interested in them!

Today’s blog is going to be about my potentially new Stuttering Series.

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15 Ways To Simplify Your Life in 2021

Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Resolutions are a funny thing. We set these “goals” before the start of the new year to become a better version of ourselves. And I’m all for setting goals & improving one’s self, but can someone just wake up an entirely new person? I don’t think so. I think it takes time & with a set of changes put in place. When I started on the journey of minimalism, I didn’t just wake up & say “I’m getting rid of everything I own!” It took time & reflection to get where I am today. And I’m here to let you in on some of the secrets to simplify your life this coming new year.

  1. SET SMALLER GOALS
Wholistic Health YYC | goal setting

Instead of choosing one main goal for the entire year, why not break them down into smaller ones each month or even each day. In the past, I talk about the importance of

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Happy 22nd Birthday to Me!

On Thursday 14th January 2021, I turned 22 years old! I was simply amazed at how many kind messages and birthday wishes that got sent through to me on Thursday, so I thought I’d write a blog to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you! We are living in very uncertain times at the moment, and it’s things like this that fill me with hope for what’s to come in the future!

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My Thoughts on Mythos

Mythos: The Greek Mythos Retold is a book about Greek Mythology, written by Stephen Fry. The book centralises around the Gods of Ancient Greece, their relationship with both their parents, The Titans, and with humans, of which they created. I absolutely love learning about Mythology, so as soon as I saw this book on Amazon, I bought it immediately and it was an absolute pleasure to read through.

In today’s blog, we are going to be taking a look at some of my thoughts about Mythos and it’s connection to Greek Cosmology.

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My Stuttering Journey through 2020

2020 was a massive year for me, and yet, despite all of the highs and lows experienced in those 12 months, one of my key takeaways from the year would be the lessons that I learned throughout my 2020 Stuttering Journey. My Stutter has played a very large role in all of my life, I wouldn’t ever say that wasn’t the case, but 2020 seemed to be a year in which everything that happened, seemed to link back to that topic, my Speech and my Self-Confidence.

This is what we’ll be looking at in today’s blog!

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Rewire your brain! The power of inner dialogue.

The 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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