/Lucy Appadoo'

About Lucy Appadoo

I’m Lucy, a Counsellor and Writer of two self-published novellas and a short story. I am currently in the process of writing a non-fiction book about career guidance and coaching in the context of holistic spiritual and mental health well-being.

Online training – stress/anxiety management

Courtesy of weerasakaeku Anxiety and stress management are part of life but some suffer more debilitating symptoms than others. If you present with functional anxiety and (doesn’t necessarily impact day to day functioning) can generally cope with some levels of stress, you might be interested in my FREE online audio course entitled ‘A Simple Toolkit [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-esteem Versus Self-Confidence

  Courtesy of caecilialyra In my counselling work, I have spoken to clients who have achieved a lot in their lives yet believe they are not worthy or hold little value to who they are as a person. In spite of their successes, they continue to feel they don’t deserve any little happiness they can [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|self-confidence, Uncategorized|0 Comments


Courtesy of dujarandille There are so many problems in today’s society nowadays but it's all a matter of perspective. One of the biggest issues I am still learning is to go with the flow and accept any changes that come your way. The Buddhists call this ‘Annica’ which is known as impermanence. Nothing stays the same. [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wave A Magic Wand

  Courtesy of Scissor-Pipissor If you could wave a magic wand and all your troubles would disappear, what would they be? If you were to pick the strongest need, what would that be? What is your priority struggle at the moment? Waving a magic wand is about letting your VISION carry you in spite of [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Loving-Kindness Meditation

Courtesy of johnoc.rm Loving-Kindness Meditation was taught to me a number of years ago when I studied mindfulness.  I also heard about this kind of meditation whilst on my Vipassana retreat, known as Metta (filling your mind and body with thoughts and feelings of goodwill towards yourself and for all others). In my daily Vipassana meditation [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Loving-Kindness Meditation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Year Resolutions

    Courtesy of frogdog It’s that time of year again! The time to be pondering goals in the New Year during or after the holidays in the summer of Melbourne. It's a time of carefree splendour, reflections, introspection, and setting out on a new journey or staying on the same path. Personally, for me, [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Living Your Ideal Life

  Courtesy of maryclaire roman It's easy to go along with life blindly, without thinking too much about where you're at. There's no time to think about whether you're living your ideal life or whether you're being blown into a multitude of directions by the wind of life. You get pulled in many directions, with [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Your Life Doing You Damage?

Courtesy of blues4pablo On my ten-day meditation retreat, I learned about Buddhist principles that relate to daily life and a spiritual path. I had learned about these principles many years ago, and more recently had revisited these concepts via the meditation retreat. S.N. Goenka, a Buddhist teacher who teaches the Vipassana technique (via DVD and [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Journey of a Ten-Day Meditation Retreat

Courtesy of Souren 72 (in London) I attended a ten-day meditation retreat in Woori Yallock (which is 16 kilometres from Healesville) from the 6th December until the 17th December 2017. This blog post will give you a run-down of the retreat and discuss the benefits and challenges, as well as who the retreat is suitable [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|Meditation - Vipassana, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten Tips to Managing Stress Before Christmas

  Courtesy of Livin' Spoonful Do you get overwhelmed and anxious as the year draws to a close? Do you panic that you won’t get everything done by Christmas each year? Do you dread the crowded shopping centres? Never fear, for there is a multitude of ways to manage this stress at the busiest time [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments