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MENTAL HEALTH

S.O.A.R. beyond the stress – Food for thought for working parents

It’s hard being a working parent - being a parent full stop. The working part adds another dimension of chaos

5 ways art therapy helped me heal from addiction

It came to a point when addiction was all I ever knew, but it wasn’t always like that

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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

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)

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

Mobile phone separation anxiety taught me to stop and smell the...

I grew up in the time of cord-tethered telephones, where this wonder of communication commanded a whole table

How we choose to perceive life can determine whether we rise...

As the late Wayne Dwyer used to say, “Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change”

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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

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

Joe Caslin and A Lust for Life unite to unveil giant mental health artwork...

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine - We live protected under each other’s shadow. I clearly remember that Friday afternoon five years ago

PERSONAL STORIES

Countless shades of grey – Is it okay to talk about...

Navigating the area of sexuality as a teenager with a traumatic history is anything but easy

Fu@k you eating disorder

When are you thin enough to have an eating disorder? How bad does it have to get? Well, let me make it easy for you, Don’t look at the size of your clothes; don’t body check

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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

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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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