/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.

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

The Importance of Values

  Courtesy of Doug.Mall What are VALUES? Quoting Russ Harris (ACT Made Simple, 2009), he said that: 'Values are statements about what we want to be doing with our life: about what we want to stand for, and how we want to behave on an ongoing basis. They are leading principles that can guide us [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing Mental Illness

Courtesy of United Nations Photo This article discusses the prevention of mental health, the factors that increase the likelihood of developing mental illness, and posttraumatic stress disorder in particular. Maintaining positive psychological well-being includes preventing unneeded stress. Stress can cause severe mental health conditions. For instance, if you feel down because you recently separated from [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Preventing Mental Illness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spiritual Health

Courtesy of Yaksheeta Sri Spiritual well-being encompasses a belief in something greater than yourself. It is distinct from the body - an ethereal part of us, also known as the soul. Spiritual well-being embodies who you are and who you're meant to be. By living with purpose and meaning, you can live a full, rich, [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Spirituality, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inspiring Change

Courtesy of Praram 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 you [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Inspiring Change, Wellness Coaching|0 Comments

Achieving Your Dreams And Goals

    Courtesy of sanitarium_nutrition_team We all have dreams and goals; some harder to achieve than others. Obstacles can prevent us from persisting, but personal strengths can result in the achievement of those dreams and goals. Having a vision means something in your life is important, and in spite of your fears or low self-confidence, [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Dreams, goals|0 Comments

Ten Tips To Following Your Dreams

Courtesy of phantomswife A huge problem nowadays is that we let our FEARS stop us from achieving our DREAMS. We like to play it safe and stay in our comfort zone. I know that I like to stay in my comfort zone, but that doesn’t mean I need to stay there. Your world is smaller [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Dreams, Uncategorized|0 Comments