Personal Wellbeing & Happiness


Society encourages a simple success/happiness model. The narrative goes like this: Work hard so that you’ll become successful, and once you’re sufficiently successful, you’ll be happy, experience life satisfaction, and high levels of wellbeing. 

The suggestion is that our levels of life satisfaction or wellbeing today don’t really matter. First, set goals, become a success, and then happiness & wellbeing will follow. 

Once you reach your lofty goals, earn enough money, drive a nice car, own a lovely house, and are successful in your career, then you’ll be satisfied with your life. And if not, maybe lose those extra few pounds, earn some more money, and then you’ll be successful. Keep chasing after success, and once you’ve made it, then you’ll be happy. 


The only problem with that model is that it’s broken. 


No matter who you are or what you do, there’s always more success to be chased after. More money, more fame, more power — it never ends.


Once you reach your goals, you’ll set some more, and once you achieve that goal, another one follows. Most of us pursue one unfulfilling goal after another, but never really change how we feel.


And even if all goes perfectly, and we “make it”, and become mega successful, what then? We’ve all heard of drug-addicted movie stars and grumpy millionaires, not exactly role models of where we want to be in our lives. Essentially the formula is broken because it’s backwards.


High levels of wellbeing actually boost our performance, and our potential to succeed, not the other way around.


When we experience high wellbeing, when our mindset and mood are positive, we are smarter, more motivated, more productive, and thus more successful.

Wellbeing doesn’t just benefit us because it makes us feel good. Of course the experience of joy, contentment, or positive wellbeing, combined with a sense that life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile, is all we could ever ask for. But the benefits are even greater.


Wellbeing, it turns out, is a necessary ingredient for living a healthy and successful life.


Work with me one-on-one & learn science-backed concepts, skills and practices, so that you walk away with easy-to- implement tools that WILL improve your wellbeing, mindset and performance.


Take the next step! 

Contact me for a no obligation chat on how we could work together to

boost your level of wellbeing.


Tel 087-2274108



Often people believe that improving their wellbeing is beyond their reach, and requires huge lifestyle changes that aren't practical for them. The truth is that our wellbeing is far less dependent on our circumstances than we might think, and more closely correlated to our reactions to those circumstances.


Research shows that the consistent application of small daily habits, most of which take no longer than a couple of minutes a day, is what is really required, ad is most effective.


My name is Séamus Ruane. I am a community pharmacist and am certified in applied positive psychology. I have a longstanding personal and professional interest in lifestyle issues and how they effect your health & wellbeing. I work with individuals, community groups and companies to assist clients increase their level wellbeing.


To learn more about iThrive Programs and how we can help improve your Wellbeing & that of your workforce contact Séamus.

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ABOUT iThrive Academy

The iThrive Academy provides resources for those who are stuck in a rut, experiencing low mood, poor energy levels, are disillusioned, stressed and overwhelmed.


Our products and courses help people improve their health, increase their happiness, boost their vitality, and improve the overall quality of their life. If you would like to work with me to boost your wellbeing, either in a one-to-one or group setting, please get in touch!

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