A Lust for Life – February 2020 – Feeling anxious? Self-Compassion is the key to calmness

“Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.”

Jesse Jackson

Have you ever had a morning where you woke up and just could not face going into school or college? Not because you were physically sick, but for some weird reason,you just couldn’t quite put your finger on? An uncomfortable, anxious feeling that made you uneasy about seeing your mates or having to deal with anything at all? Read more…

A Lust for Life – July 2018 – Self Care

Googling self care will usually result in more bubble baths and ice cream than practical advice for when you are in a crisis. But introducing small self care habits into your day can go a long way to safeguarding your mental health in the long term, as well as supporting you in times of trouble…read more

A Lust for Life – April 2018 – Social Anxiety

Social anxiety affects an estimated 16.8% of Irish people according to Social Anxiety Ireland. In my work, I see many clients who suffer from social anxiety. Often they appear to be ‘on the outside’, the most confident of people – yet they are crippled with the fear of ‘What will other people think?’

It is one of the most common phrases that I hear from all ages young to old, men and women. It could be a businesswoman with her own family, or a young guy just starting out in life. The outwardly confident clients that seem to have it all and by all accounts are ‘successful’ in the material world, in their work and social status can be crumbling behind the façade of a fake confidence. That is not to say you have to be seen as successful to experience social anxiety, but only to illustrate how it can affect even those we believe to be uber-confident….read more