A New Thing Springing Up — Connie Rosser Riddle

Last week, I talked with a friend and she noted that she’d been in a “blah mood”–but couldn’t figure out why. There were no new challenges, no worries at present about medical tests results for family or friends, nothing bad had happened. She could list things she was grateful for–but still felt her spirit was […]

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – April 2021

April is going to be coming to a close in just under a weeks time, and in saying that, I feel like now is a great time to give you all Sweeney’s Stuttering Update for April 2021! I have found that over the last couple of years, I have been going on quite a journey with my speech and my Stutter, and I thought, why not bring all of you along with me!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at my update for this month!

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Caring For Ourselves

Find Your Middle Ground

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So many of us spend our time taking care of others. Our relationships have become ones of giving and supporting those closest to us.

And then we forget how to take care of ourselves.

When we think of taking care of ourselves, the inner critic tells us it is selfish and self indulgent to put our own needs first. It reminds us of how we want to be seen by others… as caring supportive and kind. Never selfish and self absorbed.

We see ourselves based on the roles we have played. It’s easy to become chained to these supportive and caring roles of the past.

Somewhere along the way we lose touch with who we are. The choices we make become based on the needs of others, and our own needs are buried and hidden in a stuffed aching drawer inside of us.

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What are you looking forward to doing “Post-Lockdown”?

It’s a beautiful day here in the Swansea Valley’s today, the sun is shining, it’s really warm outside and there is not a cloud in sight, what more could you ask for?! This lovely day has got me thinking of some of the things that I am looking forward to doing as we fully come out of lockdown in the United Kingdom.

Let’s take a look at some of my thoughts and ideas in today’s blog!

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My Thoughts on “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman

Would you like to find out more about the adventures of Thor & Loki? Would you like to discover how Tyr, the Norse God of War lost his arm? How about wanting to learn more about Kvasir, the wisest of all beings, or of Idunn and her apples of immortality? Well if you answered yes to any of those questions, then this will be the book for you!

Last week, I finished reading “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman. Mythology is a topic, of which I personally love, and have explored a couple of times on the blog in the past. Today’s blog is going to take a look at my thoughts surrounding the book!

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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 […]

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Happy Easter Bank Holiday Weekend!!

Happy Easter Bank Holiday Weekend everyone!!

Easter for me, has always been a time where I try to relax and recharge, and despite all of the things that have had to undergo a change this year, due to the lockdown restrictions, I am still making the most of a somewhat quiet couple of days!

We’ll be taking a look at some more of my thoughts for Easter 2021 in today’s blog!

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Writing an Achievement/Gratitude List

A couple of weeks back, I got challenged by my professional mentor, Polina, to start writing an Achievement/Gratitude List, which is a list of all of the accomplishments and achievements that I am proudest of in my life.

I’ve never really done anything like this before, and found that it has had a very large positive impact on how I see myself.

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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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 […]

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – March 2021

Over the past year, I have gone on a very unusual journey with my speech and my Stutter. The past 12 months have seen a lot of ups and downs, and I have learned a lot about my Stutter, and the role that it plays in my life. While I usually keep these observations to myself, I have been thinking that they could make for the odd interesting ‘update’ post, and that’s exactly what we’ll be looking at today!

Let’s take a look at some of the thoughts I have, and things I have learned, about my Stutter in March 2021!

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We’ve Passed 19,000 Views!!!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that as of today, 22nd March 2021, Sweeney’s Blogs has passed over 19,000 total views! The page seems to keep on going from strength to strength, and I could not be happier about passing this 3rd milestone already this year!

Today’s blog is going to take a bit of a closer look at passing this incredible milestone, and will serve as an update blog for the page!

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The Lockdown Finish Line is in Sight!

After nearly a whole year of Lockdown in the United Kingdom, the ending is in all of our sights. This past year has been incredibly difficult for so many, but finally a finish line is emerging on the horizon, and hope is starting to enter back into our lives!

I know it’s been a tough old slog over these last couple of months, but we are nearly there, let’s take a bit of a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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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 […]

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“Life in a Post-Covid World” Series?

Do you often find yourself wondering what life is going to look like when we are eventually free of the rampage of the Coronavirus? What is this new way of life going to look like? What lessons are we all going to take, from the events of the past 12 months?

I have been asking myself these questions quite a lot recently, when trying to plan ahead in my life. In today’s blog, we are going to be taking a bit of a deeper look at these questions, and this new potential series!

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Sweeney’s Blogs Brand New Logo!!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that Sweeney’s Blogs now has a band new logo! I have been wanting to do a rebrand for a while now, as the old logo didn’t fit my image for the page anymore, and I could not be happier with the result! This is exactly what we are going to be taking a look at in today’s blog!

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