A Lust for Life – July 2018 – Self Care

Googling self care will usually result in more bubble baths and ice cream than practical advice for when you are in a crisis. But introducing small self care habits into your day can go a long way to safeguarding your mental health in the long term, as...

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A Lust for Life – April 2018 – Social Anxiety

Social anxiety affects an estimated 16.8% of Irish people according to Social Anxiety Ireland. In my work, I see many clients who suffer from social anxiety. Often they appear to be ‘on the outside’, the most confident of people – yet they are crippled...

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A Lust for Life – August 2017 – Feeling Safe

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” – Eckhart Tolle  Why is feeling safe so important? Feeling safe is fundamental to our well-being. It's primary, it's primal and is the springboard from which we can create the life...

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A Lust for Life – December 2016 – Conscious Christmas

In 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...

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

“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...

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A Lust for Life – Thriving – August 2016

Fiona 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...

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A Lust for Life – Positive Visualisation – June 2016

Practise using the power of your imagination with this positive visualisation. ‘I‘ve had lots of worries in my life, most of which have never happened.’ Mark Twain Negative thinking is a habit and habits can be broken. Negative self-talk (the inner critic) is often a...

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A Lust for Life – April 2016 – Epigenetics

In addition to the wonders that neuroscience has contributed to illustrate human kind's ability to choose how we wish to think, feel and behave, there is also a growing body of scientific research into the area of epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of genes and the...

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