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I swam in the Atlantic Today

I swam in the Atlantic today. Well I say swam, really it was more of a dip. But for me, so long as the head goes in and I float, it counts. It all began last Christmas when my beautiful aunt Pauline gave me a gift of a little book
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Wellbeing in Schools

A Lust for Life contributor John Doran gives this powerful talk on wellbeing in schools. This video is a must-watch for teachers, students, and do you know what? Most adults I know could use this advice too
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Mental Health: In Our Own Words

13 people, aged 18-25 talk about what it's like to live with a mental health problem, and what helps them cope
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MENTAL FITNESS: Exercise Your Mind

Lawyer and masters rowing champion Matt Knifton blasts through a morning workout, reminding us that exercise is as good for the mind as it is for the body
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‘Only You’ – Bressie and The Camden Band’s sound Christmas song for Lusty Lifers

Check out this cover version of Yazoo’s ‘Only You’ filmed and recorded in The Camden Recording Studio in Dublin
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It’s Just A Phase…

Everyone knows how tough it can be to be a teenager sometimes. Soar help young people confront their personal challenges
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Dermot and Dave – The Little Book of Sound

Thanks so much to Dermot and Dave for supporting #TheLittleBookofSound
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Dara Quilty – The Little Book of Sound

Thanks so much to Dara Quilty for supporting #TheLittleBookofSound
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Nick Kelly – The Little Book of Sound

Thanks so much to Nick Kelly for supporting #TheLittleBookofSound
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John Creedon – The Little Book of Sound

Thanks so much to John Creedon for supporting #TheLittleBookofSound
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Laura Whitmore – The Little Book of Sound

Thanks so much to Laura Whitmore for supporting #TheLittleBookofSound
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Eoghan McDermott – The Little Book of Sound

Eoghan McDermott is sound out. He even offered a student his spare room during our #SoundEffect campaign
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Sinead Burke – The Little Book of Sound

Massive thanks to our Ambassador Sinead Burke for supporting #TheLittleBookofSound
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Jack Reynor – The Little Book of Sound

Massive thanks to our Ambassador Jack Reynor for supporting us launch #TheLittleBookOfSound
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Steve Garrigan – The LittleBook of Sound

Thanks so much to Steve Garrigan from Kodaline for supporting #TheLittleBookofSound
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Grab a copy of The Little Book of Sound

We are thrilled that our first publication #TheLittleBookofSound is now available
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Jack Reynor – A Lust For Life Ambassador

The A Lust for Life team are delighted to announce our new Ambassadors Jack Reynor and Sinéad Burke
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Sinéad Burke – A Lust For Life Ambassador

The A Lust for Life team are delighted to announce our new Ambassadors Jack Reynor and Sinéad Burke
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The Rubberbandits, Sonny

Trigger Warning – If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this video (which relates to suicide and mental health) please reach out for help
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‘We will let no life be worth less’

Street artist Joe Caslin, known for his large-scale black and white drawings, has released a compelling and emotive short film entitled ‘The Volunteers - We will let no life be worth less’
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Controlled Drugs & Harm Reduction Bill 2017

The Seanad will be debating our Controlled Drugs & Harm Reduction Bill on May 31st 2017. Why do we think it's so important? Watch this short video to find out. You can find more information about the bill
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Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

How might your life be better with less? MINIMALISM: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE IMPORTANT THINGS examines the many flavors of minimalism
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‘Reach Out, Speak Out’ – Foróige Mayfield LDATF Project

The group approached Foróige Youth Worker Deirdre Dennigan with their concerns about the high rates of teenage bullying, anxiety, depression and suicide
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How Mindfulness Empowers Us

Mindfulness allows us to see our thoughts and feelings as they really are, freeing us from old ways of thinking. Want to give it a try? Download our app for guided meditations and other mindfulness-building activities designed by experts
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When I feel…

Some Cork schoolboys have lessons to teach us about dealing with emotions and stress. In recent years most of the emphasis in mental health education has been on teenagers and adults, with less focus on children
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Alike short film

In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But... what is the correct path? like is an animated short film directed by Daniel Martinez Lara and co-directed by Rafa Cano Mendez
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Colm O’ Gorman speaks at Saoirse

Colm O' Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland speaks at Saoirse | Freedom - a Trailblaze experience live at Kilmainham Gaol on Easter Monday 2017
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Sunny Jacobs speaking at Saoise

Sunny Jacobs speaking at Saoise | Freedom on Easter Monday at Kilmainham Gaol. Saoirse was brought to you by The Trailblazery with the kind support of Creative Ireland, OPW, Dublin City Council + Catapult
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Lynn Ruane speaking at Saoise

Lynn Ruane speaking at Saoise | Freedom on Easter Monday at Kilmainham Gaol. Saoirse was bright to you by The Trailblazery with the kind support of Creative Ireland, OPW , Dublin City Council + Catapult
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Diarmuid Lyng speaks at Saoirse

Diarmuid Lyng (teacher, facilitator, Gaeilgeoir) speaks at Saoirse | Freedom - a Trailblaze experience live at Kilmainham Gaol on Easter Monday 2017
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Razan Ibraheem speaks at Saoirse

Razan Ibraheem speaks at Saoirse | Freedom - a Trailblaze experience live at Kilmainham Gaol on Easter Monday 2017. Razan Ibraheem is a Syrian born journalist. She came over to Ireland to do her MA (ELT) at the University of Limerick
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Tavengwa Tavengwa speaks at Saoirse

Tavengwa Tavengwa speaks at Saoirse | Freedom - a Trailblaze experience live at Kilmainham Gaol on Easter Monday 2017. Tavengwa Tavengwa is a Director in EY advising clients
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Joe’s Story

Visit childline.org.uk or cybermentors.org.uk or thinkuknow.co.uk for information, help and support. Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you
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Aaron Bastani on Mental Health & Masculinity

Aaron Bastani talks mental health, masculinity and shares his own experience with depression. This is part of our ongoing Mental Health Focus
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Flow, the secret to happiness

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, What makes a life worth living? Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of flow
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Sonder: The Realization That Everyone Has A Story

sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Narrated, written, directed, edited and coined by John Koenig
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Wake Up and Walk! Join us for Darkness Into Light on May 6th

Walk or run with us on May 6th for Darkness Into Light, and join the global movement against suicide. Darkness Into Light (DIL) is Pieta House’s flagship annual fundraising
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Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want

Practical tips for parents to help keep children safer online

Over the last year, we have spoken directly to thousands of children as well as many of their parents, teachers and school principals
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School replaces detention with meditation

An elementary school in Baltimore is using meditation instead of traditional punishments. The school says the program has helped reduce behavior problems
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If You Want To Recover From an Eating Disorder

What she said. If You Want To Recover from an Eating Disorder
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The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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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...

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.