lucyappadoo

/Lucy Appadoo
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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.

What’s Your Anxiety Trigger?

  Courtesy of alshepmcr Anxiety Triggers What do I mean by triggers when it comes to anxiety? A trigger is an experience that makes your anxiety worse or more widespread. It brings out the anxiety. For instance, seeing a man that reminds you of an aggressive bully or a particular scent that reminds you of [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dream, Appreciate, Inspire, Take Action

Courtesy of Kymberlee dell Luce Dream, Appreciate, Inspire, and Take Action Appreciative Enquiry is a model that motivates or inspires change. The model focuses on the best in a person or experience. It was developed in the 1980s for organisations by David Cooperrider and colleagues in Ohio, USA. Appreciative enquiry allows you to acknowledge strengths [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inspiring Change

  Courtesy of Bradi You might be one of many people living in a way that doesn’t make you feel satisfied. You might crave for more meaning and substance in your life but don’t know where to start. More specifically, you might be at a stage in your life when you think about what more [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Secret Sauce to Happiness

Courtesy of jaywillis1 Routine and day to day tasks are habitual and can become mundane. Life can become stale, filled with boredom and monotony. You wonder what you have to look forward to when everything is the same. Life can be different. New research in happiness shows that our current circumstances can have a routine [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meditate Your Stress Away

  Courtesy of Q8TiLiCiOuS Meditation is a process whereby you sit in a quiet place and still the mind with an anchor such as breathing or a mantra (e.g. ‘OM’). It is a way to manage stress and is also used for relaxation purposes. Meditation can be intimidating for those who feel they can’t sit [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Worry Your LIfe Away

Courtesy of Shannon4462 When you are under stress, you tend to worry and ruminate about things that may be out of your control. Worrying is about regurgitating thoughts over in your mind and obsessing over there being a negative result. You envision all the bad things that can go wrong, and in turn, this reduces [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized, Worry|0 Comments

Controlling Your Stress

  Courtesy of Smithjhon Stress is a well-known factor in life that you can't avoid, but there are ways to manage it so you don't burn out and become physically or mentally unwell. Firstly, you need self-awareness in relation to physical symptoms (tight neck, back pain, tiredness stomach ache etc), behavioural symptoms (emotional eating, fist [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

  Courtesy of benholfield It’s great to be busy and feel like you’re accomplishing things. You can have energy when you’re busy, but when you fill your life with too many responsibilities, you're more likely to feel overwhelmed, burnt out, and with too few energy reserves. Sometimes, you like to keep busy as a way [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Struggling To Say ‘No’ To Others

Courtesy of julsatmidnight You’re swinging your arms,  hear the screams of your two-year-old daughter, smell the burning sauce on the stove, and put your friend on hold on the phone for the third time. You turn off the stove, reach out to your daughter and keep her busy with a crayon and paper. You then [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Assertiveness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Pursuit & Joy of Happiness

  Courtesy of amit317 What exactly is Happiness? Martin Seligman defined Happiness as being divided into three ways: a/ A positive emotion and satisfaction (the pleasant life); b/ Engagement (the engaged life); c/ Meaning (the meaningful life). Recent research by Martin Seligman and others (2005) found that the happiest people were those who applied all [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments