Finding Beauty in Brokenness — Pointless Overthinking

None of us can live indefinitely in the Garden of Eden. We are all thrown out in the world, into the cold, facing the inevitability of hardship, struggle and disappointment. We wake up one day to find our dreams shattered, our plans disrupted. No shelter can fully protect us from the wrath of the storm.…

Finding Beauty in Brokenness — Pointless Overthinking

I’ve won an award!!

Good afternoon everyone,

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

I graduated from the University of Reading 2 weeks ago, but it turns out that my degree wasn’t the only thing I was awarded with on my graduation – I also won an award! We’ll be taking a look at what I won in today’s blog 🙂

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – July 2022

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I hope that you’re all keeping well!

July 2022 is over already, can you believe it?? As another month comes to a close, you know what that means that it’s time for, another Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – this time for July 2022. I like to do these updates as a monthly log of my journey to speech fluency, bringing you along on the ride with me! 🙂

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Why Replacing Your Screen Time With Reading Is Good For You — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

One of my new found rediscovered hobbies is reading. I’ve always been a bookworm to some extent, but as I got older social media became the new thing & I felt like I didn’t have time for it anymore. I wanted to start this detox series with the topic of reading because I’ve discovered, you […]

Why Replacing Your Screen Time With Reading Is Good For You — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

I’m off on holiday 👋👋

Good afternoon everyone,

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

I’ve got my graduation at the University of Reading tomorrow, and then on Friday, I’m off on holiday for a week! It’ll be my first holiday in the last 3 years, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that it’s well overdue!

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My Name – My Story

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I hope that you’re all having a good day!!

My name is James Connor Sweeney, and I am very proud of that. You see, my name is very important to me, it’s so much more than just something that you are called in life – we’ll be taking a look at this in more detail in today’s blog!

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Sweeney’s Reflections – July 2022

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I hope that you’re having a brilliant start to the weekend!

I am going to be graduating from the University of Reading next week, and it’s really got me thinking a lot lately. So, let’s take a look at some of the things that I’ve been thinking over in this month’s Sweeney’s Reflections 🙂

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5 Benefits Of Taking a Digital Detox — Olivia Lucie Blake

When I was a kid you wouldn’t ever in your wildest dreams see a post about taking a digital detox. It wouldn’t even be a thing. But now, in 2021 digital is everywhere. The world has made it really hard to not be involved in media or technology in some way or another. Whether it’s […]

5 Benefits Of Taking a Digital Detox — Olivia Lucie Blake

Sweeney’s Blogs Update – July 2022

Good afternoon everyone,

How are we all doing?

I realised the other day that I haven’t done a Sweeney’s Blogs Update post for a while now, so I thought I should update you all on some of the things that have been going on lately – so here is the Sweeney’s Blogs Update post for July 2022!!

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The Great Illusion of Separation — Pointless Overthinking

In modern industrialized societies it is easy to forget about our inherent connection to the natural world. Our finite attention is drawn towards our devices as media companies compete for our screen time. The online world has become ever more pervasive in our daily life as we have come to focus more and more on…

The Great Illusion of Separation — Pointless Overthinking

I’m graduating soon!!!

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that you’re all having a lovely day!

We had our University results sent through last Wednesday, and I found out that I am going to be graduating with a 2:1 in my Management with Information Technology degree at the University of Reading!! Let’s take a look at some of my thoughts surrounding finishing up at university in today’s blog 🙂

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – June 2022

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that you’re all having a fantastic start to the week!!

June 2022 has almost come to an end already, how crazy is that?! As another month comes to a close, you know what that means, it’s time for another Sweeney’s Stuttering Update! I like to do these updates as a monthly log of my journey to speech fluency, bringing you along on the ride with me! Let’s see what this month has in store for us then 🙂

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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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