/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.


Courtesy of soniaadammurray - Off Would you like to know the secret of life? Well, it's one thing; yes; only one thing, and that's PERMA - as founded by Dr Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology). PERMA stands for: PERMA stands for: P - Positive Emotions E- Engagement R - (Positive) Relationships M - Meaning A - [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Courtesy of Mirwex68 A survey by MinterEllison researching mental health in the workplace was given to a range of organisations to identify mental health challenges. MinterEllison distributed their survey to overseas-owned companies, Australian private organisations, sole traders, partnerships, government organisations, and not-for-profit companies. These organisations came from a broad range of industries, and 226 people [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Anxiety, Stress, and Resilience

Courtesy of Miroslava Hrabusova Anxiety is a normal and common emotion, defined as a perception of threat by something or someone in the environment. If the anxiety is out of control, your body reacts and goes through physical changes that prepare you to fight the threat/danger or escape (fight or flight response). You might also [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Resilience, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Mental Health In the Workplace

Courtesy of Stephen Criscolo A mentally healthy workplace has a positive work culture, reduces risks related to mental health, provides support to people presenting with mental health conditions, and is free of discrimination.  The source of the following information below is from 'Taking Care of your Mental Health in the Workplace - A Guide for [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized, workplace mental health|0 Comments

Would You Like to Change A Habit?

Courtesy of 5chw4r7z Was there ever a time you wanted to change a habit? Maybe lose some weight or increase your fitness level? Well, Charles Duhigg, reporter and author of 'The Power of Habit' did just that. I watched his three-minute video about how to change habits, and he gave his own personal story. Firstly, [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Habits, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anxiety and Performance

Courtesy of Urban-Chill I know that when I'm anxious about performing in front of others, I freeze or struggle at times. My chest tightens, my heart races and my mind ruminates about every possible thing that can go wrong. It's part of my 'worrier' personality, so I tend to over-think things at times. However, it's [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Anxiety and Performance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reduce Stress By Journalling

Courtesy of sincerely kellyy Whenever I feel stressed or anxious about a challenge, I find that writing in a journal helps to clarify my thoughts and emotions. I write at the very moment I'm in the stressed-out stage so that I can accurately write about my real feelings. What the journalling does is help me [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health and Wellness Coaching

(Image courtesy of IOMRH) I recently completed training as a Health and Wellness Coach and would like to give you an overview of how coaching works.  I'd also like to distinguish between coaching and counselling, as there are similarities but also differences.  This blog post will give you a brief summary of how coaching works. [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Uncategorized, Wellness Coaching|0 Comments

The Power of Full Engagement

Courtesy of I recently watched a nine-minute video by Brian Johnson who teaches people optimal living by reading books and pulling out the big ideas. He runs programs and presented his ideas for an interesting book entitled 'The Power of Full Engagement' written by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. The purpose of today's blog [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Energy Management and Engagement, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Managing Change

Courtesy of Sheltercrow Personally, change can be hard for me. Initially, change can be challenging as I like to know what I'm doing and where I am. When my world changes, it creates a sense of insecurity and unpredictability, and I like to avoid it. I know I can't. Change is inevitable, and you can't [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Managing Change, Uncategorized|0 Comments