A Lust for Life – April 2017 – the Morning Ritual – a Habit for Success

the morning ritual a habit for successEstablishing a morning ritual has been shown to be one of the key driving factors of many high achievers and is a pathway to connecting to the sacred space that exists in us all. This sacred space is golden and untouched by the busyness of the mind and the outside world. Creating the habit of waking up in a positive state of mind with a set routine is an incredibly powerful way to ensure that you reach your full potential. As Aristotle said,

“If we are what we repeatedly do, excellence is then not an act but a habit.”

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A Lust for Life – Let go of unwanted past conditioning – January 2017

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Fiona Brennan writes in a Lust for Life about how to let go of unwanted past conditioning to tap into your full potential.

Many of us spend so much of our conscious and subconscious neural energy on rumination, doubt, worry, stress and concern. These negative emotions literally zap our brains’ full capabilities and dumb us down. Read more.

A Lust for Life – December 2016 – Conscious Christmas

The Positive Habit on A Lust for LifeIn the days and weeks running up to Christmas, it easy to understand why many of us lose sight of the true message of this wonderful, winter celebration and what it is really about. It is, of course, predominantly a religious festival that celebrates the birth of Christ but for many non-religious people it represents a socio-cultural tradition that has been followed by many years.  Read more here.

A Lust for Life – Caring for Yourself – September, 2016

The Positive Habit on A Lust for Life“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self –indulgent.  Caring for myself is an act of survival.”

Audre Lorde, American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist.

The importance of establishing a self-care routine that meets your mental, physical, emotional and psychological needs is paramount to your own well-being and those that you love. Your body and mind respond well to having their needs met and soon recognise the rewards of a healthy self-care habit. After a period the body craves what the body gets.  For example, if your body is regularly exercised it will begin to automatically expect this and feels deprived if it doesn’t get it.  It is the same with the mind, if you start a regular meditation practice and then abandon it, your mind will miss the windows of peace that the practice brings to your life. Read more

A Lust for Life – Thriving – August 2016

The Positive Habit on A Lust for LifeFiona Brennan on alustforlife.com discusses the reason why so many of us are many of us living stressed lives, rather than thriving.

Until the birth of the Positive Psychology movement, most psychologists concerned themselves with fixing unhappiness, anxiety, stress and depression.  By contrast, the basic premise of Positive Psychology is to reach beyond a normal state (where we feel we are merely coping or just plodding along) and to tap into our ability to flourish. In other words, to go beyond survivingto a state of thriving. Read more

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