Hi and welcome to iThrive. My name is Séamus Ruane. Throughout my career as a community pharmacist I have seen first hand the effects, both positive and negative, that lifestyle can have on a person’s health and vitality. I have noticed an increase in lifestyle related illnesses and feel uncomfortable with the numbers of people on long term, multiple medications, sometimes for conditions that can be greatly improved by making simple, consistent lifestyle changes. I believe that by making a few key interventions people can do so much to positively influence their own wellbeing and life satisfaction.
Many of our negative lifestyle choices are not seen as such because they have been normalised by society. Our attitudes to diet, exercise, stress, work life balance, achievement and success often steer us in a direction that is detrimental to our wellbeing.
I have studied Stress Management, Yoga, Clinical Hypnosis, and hold a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Center, New York , one of the world’s leaders in the field of Positive Psychology training. I aim to use this knowledge to assist people increase their wellbeing and vitality and to make positive & lasting changes to their lives.
Taking the time to stop and smell the roses, what researchers call savouring, enhances happiness, appreciation and gratitude. Savouring helps us deepen the impact that positive events have on our live
Research shows humans have a strong tendency for kindness and generosity, and that kindness improves the health and happiness of both giver and receiver. However, sometimes we don’t act on our instinc
Satisficers are people who make a decision or take action once their criteria are met. This doesn’t mean they settle for things, but as soon as they find the product (hotel, car, or pasta sauce) that
"Thank you so much Seamus for your excellent session. It was both engaging & interactive. You have certainly made a difference to a large group of people today!"
"Informative, interesting and thought provoking. Staff feedback was very positive & I would have no hesitation in recommending to other organisations"