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MENTAL HEALTH

Why 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

What you need to know about the sexting talk with your...

Do you remember when your parents gave you the “birds and the bees” talk? Chances are it was awkward and uncomfortable. Fast forward a few years

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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

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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

Fostering resilience – ‘The map is not the territory’

Think for a moment of a time when you did well, where you felt satisfied with your performance, where you felt happy. Now, think of a time when you did not do so well

7 Questions to ask when you don’t know what to do...

Every day is a new chance to make a change. Eventually, every person in this world will have to make a decision about what to do with their lives

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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

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

Ways to ‘Ground’ yourself to inner calmness

In times of life’s inevitable ups and downs we often experience overwhelm and/or major stress. Sometimes, when we seek help, supportive friends or complimentary therapists talk about ‘Grounding’ as a good way to calm down

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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

Why I’m thankful for medication and the dangers of stopping without...

Let’s take a few minutes to talk about medication. Antidepressants can be a useful tool in the battle against depression

Baring my soles – Why I’m walking around the coast of...

Two and a half months ago I set off from my hometown of Claremorris in County Mayo on a trek that so far has taken me all around the southern edges of the country

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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

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

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

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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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