A Lust for Life – April 2018 – Social Anxiety

The Positive Habit on A Lust for Life

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 with the fear of ‘What will other people think?’

It is one of the most common phrases that I hear from all ages young to old, men and women. It could be a businesswoman with her own family, or a young guy just starting out in life. The outwardly confident clients that seem to have it all and by all accounts are ‘successful’ in the material world, in their work and social status can be crumbling behind the façade of a fake confidence. That is not to say you have to be seen as successful to experience social anxiety, but only to illustrate how it can affect even those we believe to be uber-confident….read more

A Lust for Life – January 2018 – Contentment is the Springboard for Success

The Positive Habit on A Lust for Life

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius 

What does it mean to be content? What does it truly mean to you? Like many words connected to emotions and feelings, these can be interpreted in different ways; semantics plays a significant role in how we feel about ourselves and this affects our relationships. There are an estimated 7.347 billion people in the world and we all see the world in different ways. Our perceptions of ideas like ‘contentment’ may differ greatly. So take a moment to think of what ‘contentment’ means to you…read more

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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