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Why Mindfulness Is A Superpower

Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing. Want to give it a try?
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‘This is our Ireland’ speech at Axis Theatre

Ever the alchemist, Dean Scurry got Damien Dempsey, John Connors, Maverick Sabre and me to work with a group of remarkable young men at The Axis Theatre in Ballymun
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Jerry Fish ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ for A Lust For Life’s ‘Songs In The Key...

Watch the inimitable Jerry Fish perform Christmas classic ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ accompanied by the Camden Players
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May Kay ‘Winter Wonderland’ for A Lust For Life’s ‘Songs In The Key Of Positivity’

Watch the wonderful May Kay perform Christmas classic ‘Winter Wonderland’ accompanied by the Camden Players
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Róisín O ‘Please Come Home For Christmas’ for A Lust For Life’s ‘Songs In The Key Of...

Watch the amazing Róisín O perform Christmas classic ‘Please Come Home For Christmas’ accompanied by the incredible Camden Players
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Sinéad Burke interviews Linda Allen, author of ‘See you in two minutes Ma’ for A Lust for...

Sinéad Burke AKA Minnie Melange interviews Linda Allen author of ‘See you in two minutes Ma’
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The Irish Men’s Sheds Association

Three years on from receiving an Impact Award from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, we take a look at the fantastic work of The Irish Men's Sheds Association
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Dear Future Me

We hope that you like this video! It's something a little different, but we wanted to try something new so hopefully you guys will like it too!

Worry AKA the crazy sh*t you think about

No one chooses to worry. It is a primal attempt to protect us from life's worst case scenarios. A little worry is okay. It encourages us to think problems through and be prepared

Challenging societal roles

We all adopt and identify with specific roles in life, whether it's mother/father, brother/sister, etc. As we get older, these roles may halt our ability to understand our own needs and find healthy ways to get those needs met

Sneaky Yoga fix – Gentle Yoga moves for confined space or time

Alarms, texts, emails, traffic, phone-calls, noise, bills, cash machines, queues, traffic, emails. Just an average few hours in your day?

Setting boundaries

‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word'. I disagree. I think No is the hardest word, saying No to unreasonable demands; saying No to unhealthy behaviours and attitudes; and saying No to the critical inner dialog which plagues everyone at some point
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Is féidir linn! Integrating mindfulness, teaching and learning

The Teaching Council is the regulator of the teaching profession in Ireland and promotes professional standards in teaching
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Things People With Anxiety Want Their Friends to Know

Unanswered text messages. Declined invites. Missed calls. When you live with anxiety, sometimes little aspects of friendship can be hard
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Lay It All On Me – Mental Health Awareness – Bunscoil Mhuire Primary School – Mr. White’s...

Mental health is a very important issue and is one that is being spoken about a lot in the media. Here at Bunscoil Mr Alan White, along with 5th Class, have been very busy, making a video that highlights the importance of good mental health
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Being labelled with depression in a country that doesn’t care

I'm a very happy content person at the moment because I've made good decisions and worked hard to be where I'm at right now, but I wasn't always. I wasn’t ready to post this. I don’t think anyone ever is
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The reason I set up Taxiwatch.ie – On the outside I was smiling, on the inside I...

In 2010, life could not have been any better. I had built a new house, bought a new car and was working away happily. Then BANG! I was hit from behind by a drunk driver
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A New Ireland Rising – It’s time to be our own heroes

Check out A New Ireland Rising, a very special 7 minute video by A Lust For Life team member Ruairí McKiernan. The video marks 100 years since the 1916 Rising and is a powerful call to action for us all to 'be our own heroes'

Youth tackle their mental health with pioneering new approach

If our generation are to change how we view and approach mental health, then we need to take our own initiative in doing so

Rise and shine morning yoga sequence – video

Set a good tone for the rest of your day by grounding your thoughts, stretching your body and breathing intentionally
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Let’s get meditating – Susie Q interviews Jonni Pollard of 1 Giant Mind

Over the coming weeks on A Lust for Life our intention is to get as many of you as possible meditating every day, helping you to establish a daily practice

Bullet proof your muscles with this warm down video

We are born with the ability of flexibility which most of us lose. By the time you are an adult, our muscles lose 15% of their moisture
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Vhi A Lust For Life 5k 10k brought to you by the Irish Independent

Capture the magic and fun that was present at the 2016 Vhi A Lust For Life 5k/10k brought to you by the Irish Independent!

‘Connect to your core’ yoga session

The core of our body can be an area where we can hold anxiety and stress. The initial reaction to a situation can be felt in our core first
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Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.
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How stress affects your brain

Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive...
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Bressie gives powerful speech about the ‘epidemic of this generation’ to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health...

Niall Breslin today addressed the Joint Committee on Health and Children about mental health and wellbeing at a meeting of the Oireachtas. Here is his opening statement

Body scan meditation video

In this video Ironmind Ambassador Orla Connolly illustrates how to do a body scan meditation in a really simple way. This is a body scan type meditation and is guided by myself while Laura follows my voice as I go through parts of her body

Simple Pilates exercises to help ease anxiety at this time of year

In this video you will see me guide Laura through some basic Pilate’s exercises that can have a great effect on the mind, helping to ease any mind strain you may be feeling under at this time of year

5 minute Yoga for anxiety

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word Yoga is a Sanskrit word which means to unite. Yoga is practiced worldwide now for health and relaxation combining Pranayama (breathing) and Asanas (postures)
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The habit of thinking too much – Mindfulness and Buteyko breathing video series

Over the coming weeks we will be sharing some of Patrick McKeown’s techniques via a new video series he has created
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Cork Airport Runway Run, Saturday 21st November 2015

The event is in conjunction with A Lust For Life, successor to Niall Breslin’s (A.K.A Bressie’s) My1000Hours website. A Lust For Life is a...

CPSetanta Positive Mental Health

A short film on what staff and students at CPS do to mind their mental health
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Irish Independent A Lust For Life Cork Airport Runway 5k

A recent video we produced highlighting the very first Irish Independent A Lust For Life runway 5k held down in Cork Airport on 21/11/2015
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Bressie’s Ironmind

Ironmind is a documentary where a collective passion for positive change by a group of individuals aims to highlight that resilience, once located and cultivated, can allow us all do great things
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Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions
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Mental Illness: What You See / What You Don’t See

1 in 5 will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetimes. The other 4 will have a friend, family member or colleague who will
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Kilmacud Crokes GAA Talks Health and Well-being

Crokes Talks: The idea behind the video was to capture the commitment of our players and coaches to emulating the philosophy of the GAA Mental Health Charter
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Compassion for Voices – A tale of courage and hope

A film about the compassionate approach to relating with voices, with potential for use as a therapeutic, educational, and de-stigmatising tool
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Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness Matters captures children’s perspective on Still Space, Acts of Kindness (AOK), Attitude of Gratitude and more in Fahy National School, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland
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Young Irish band The Matthews to donate all funds from their new single ‘Save Me’ to Teenline

Young up and coming Irish band The Matthews are launching their new single 'Save Me' on Oct 10th and are donating every single cent from the sales on itunes to Teenline, which supports teenagers in distress
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Disability: Move to Include – The One Young World Summit 2014

Our society has a deeply ingrained habit of exclusion. 1 billion people globally have a disability, the biggest marginalised group in the world
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Spoken Word – ‘Prozac Positivity’

Here is a poem by Stephen James Smith, a Dublin poet and playwright, on his personal journey with his journey with medication for his mental health
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The link between nutrition and mental health (TEDx Talks)

We are what we absorb. A key message in this must-watch Ted Talk from Julia J Pucklidge, PhD
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Bressie’s video for schools

A Lust For Life / My1000Hours Mental Health video for Schools. We get many requests for Bressie to visit schools to do a talk on Mental Health, but unfortunately he can't make it out to every school for a visit.
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Need Some Inspiration?

This video is profound and can be applied to so much in life. If you feel a little lost, not sure what to do, watch this video by Gareth Bowler and start running towards challenges rather than away
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This will pass

Two good friend of Niall’s created this special piece. Marty Mulligan wrote the powerful words and Ed Rice helped put it all together. Remember “this will pass”
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Becoming unstuck….OCD is a term we often loosely throw around in society. If someone likes cleaning a lot, or who likes their record collection a certain way, we often joke that they have OCD
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Time to break the stigma

There is a movement in this country that I feel has to be nurtured and promoted.
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Bressie Talks Mental Health

Bressie gave a very powerful and brave speech in December 2014 at the Lovin Dublin Live show