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MENTAL HEALTH

Get your resilience in first

My doctor always starts with two or three measurements of how my health is; blood pressure, listen to the chest and maybe give a small cough. And then we carry on with the consultation

The Bearded Man’s battle for suicide prevention – What is suicide?

Suicide - a word we've all heard of and for a lot of people, have been affected by. We've all either heard or known someone who has died by suicide

Understanding anorexia

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Infant mental health: A critical window of opportunity for future wellbeing and mental health

“Mental health issues are the great epidemic of this generation” were the impassioned words of musician and mental health campaigner Niall Breslin (Bressie)

A Lust for Life Online CBT Course – WEEK 1

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Clare Kambamettu has very kindly developed an online CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) course exclusively for A Lust for Life readers

The reason behind A Lust for Life

I spent almost 50% of my time on this earth disguising, ignoring and waging war against my mind, which at times seemed hell bent on destroying every relationship, career and passion that I pursued

PHYSICAL HEALTH

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Ironmind Triathlon 12 Week Training Program

Triathlons consist of a swim, cycle and run, consecutively and vary in distance depending on the particular Triathlon being undertaken.

Week1: Getting Started – A Lust For Life Training Plan 5K/10K

The Lust for Life Race offers a choice of 5K or 10K with the distance being dependent on personal choice or expectations. The training plan will appear week by week and you can start on whatever day suits you best

SOUL

Heartfelt living

Poet David Whyte reflects that as humans we spend an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to avoid getting our hearts broken, yet that is exactly what our careers, our partners, and all the other myriad circumstances of our lives

Win a 3 night retreat in an Indian style ashram

A Lust For Life in partnership with The Sanctuary, has a three night stay at the upcoming Howth Ashram experience to give away

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10 Questions with Blindboy Boatclub from The Rubberbandits

Here Bressie interviews Blindboy Boatclub, one half of the Limerick hip-hop duo The Rubberbandits. A creative soulful force of nature he talks mental health and much more

Exam relaxation techniques and tips

I am not going to be that condescending gobshite that tells you all that it will be grand, and sure the exams are not the be all and end all

How positive thinking changed my life

I was doing a job I hated, there were no opportunities to find another and I started hating myself. In one sentence, this is what my life looked like one year ago. One negative thought led to another. I was in the vicious cycle of depression

THE BIGGER PICTURE

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My appeal to Ireland after devastation of losing my twin brother

Our drinking habits need to change. And fast. First of all let me start by telling you about myself. I am a regular 20 year old who has often gone out for days in a row, don’t remember getting home, the usual story with most young people in our generation

Anyone’s Brother

Over the past few months, a good friend of mine, Shane, made contact with me regarding an incredibly distressing position himself and his fiancé Cat, and her family found themselves in

PERSONAL STORIES

You are so much more than your mental health diagnosis

Now I knew why I had instinctively never told her about my own (Mental Health) diagnosis. In that moment though, it hit me that unless you’ve had your entirety summed up

When your high becomes your low: Life as a young footballer

I sat in the empty changing room. My kit was soaked through, boots and all. My body was aching like never before and there was a dull pain in my head

Healing from abuse

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‘See you in two minutes, Ma!’ A mother writes her story of losing her...

‘See you in two minutes, Ma!’ The words echoed in the hallway as the front door closed and re-opened in a burst followed by a trundling of long legs up the stairs and down again as quickly

My story of healing from self harm

When I was 27 years old I was offered my dream job in London, which I accepted and went on to have the time of my life and make some friends that will be with me till we’re old and wrinkly

When your high becomes your low: Life as a young footballer

I sat in the empty changing room. My kit was soaked through, boots and all. My body was aching like never before and there was a dull pain in my head

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WRITE FOR US OR SHARE YOUR STORY

We welcome a broad range of voices, opinions and truly useful information that can help others and help change our society for the better. We cannot publish everything we receive but if you would like to get in touch please email write@alustforlife.com with your clear article concept that would fit into any of the key areas on the website – Mental Health, Physical Health, Soul or The Bigger Picture. We will also need a sample of your writing.

If you would like to submit an article on your recovery journey (what worked for you) through a difficult time to help others in a similar situation, please email us. We are looking for real and powerful stories. These could also be anything from highlighting positive things that are happening in your community to sharing how you navigated your way through a difficult time in your life, with the hope of helping others in similar situations. We cannot publish every story we receive, we may ask for some edits, and it may take us some time to get back to you so your patience is appreciated.

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