7 Inexcusable Reasons To Prioritize Your Passion

Putting Passion into Life

What are you interested in? Put your passion first. Pexels, CC0 License.

If you have a passion in your life, you’re lucky. There’s nothing quite like having a keen interest in something, anything, in life to be able to feel like you have some meaning. Your passion doesn’t even have to be your career; it can be your hobby or just something that you love to do in your spare time. Regardless of what it is, you need to make sure that you prioritize it. Even when you feel like the thing you love has to take a back seat, here are seven reasons why it shouldn’t.

It Helps You To Switch Off

Firstly, you may find that having a passion helps you to switch off. Whether you like to fish or read, when you’re enjoying your favorite pastime, you may discover that your mind switches off better than it does in any other way. And aiming to be stress-free in life is the best that you can be.

It Builds Your Skills

After relaxation, there’s also the idea of your passion bettering you as a person. You might find that, with your passion, you push yourself to learn more. Whether it’s a DIY interest you have or something creative, taking courses can not only boost your passion, but build up your skill set too.

You Can Share It With Family

Sometimes, your passion can also be shared with your family. You may love a particular kind of sport, or even a language. Either way, you could start to teach your children to nurture their lives, or even take your entire family out for the day to enjoy your passion. Sometimes, sharing what you love with your loved ones is very special indeed. Continue reading

Talking Mental Health: Come Visit Us at D.G. Kaye’s Place

Hi all,

As we head into the weekend, I wish my Canadian pals a wonderful Canada Day on the 1st! I know my American friends are excited for the 4th celebrations too. It is summer here and the windows are open in my home as I type this post. I have so much to be grateful for, including the connections I have with all of you!

Today I am over at author and blogger D.G. Kaye’s place to talk about mental health. As many of you know by now, I’m very passionate about this topic. I blog about depression and anxiety because these are topics I am all too familiar with. For those of you who are new followers this may come as a surprise. It just goes to show that you cannot judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes.

Please come join D.G. (Debby) and I over at her beautiful website for the mental health awareness discussion. I encourage you to follow her website too as it’s full of writing tips, consumer tips info, memoir tidbits, book reviews, and more. Thank you again Debby for having me over to your “home” for the day. ♥

Beating Depression Without Medication: 3 Holistic Methods You Could Try

Beating Depression without Drugs

How does this woman cope with depression? Holistically or with medications? Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Statistics show that almost 80 percent of people will suffer depression at some point during their lives. That can happen for many different reasons. Some of them are environmental while others are physical. Serotonin is the chemical in your brain that regulates mood. When you don’t produce enough of serotonin, you will start to feel flat and unmotivated. There are many medications out there doctors will use to counteract the situation. However, there are also holistic methods you could try if you don’t want to take drugs. Whatever happens, just ensure you keep your doctor informed of all the techniques you utilize. Below, you’ll find some suggestions that could help.

Find happiness and understanding through art

Art is a powerful thing, and it can create many different emotions in human beings. Sometimes expressing yourself through art is the best way to gain a better understanding of your situation. That is the case, regardless of whether you paint, write songs, or create sculptures.

The concept of using art as therapy has been around for a long time. Indeed, many forward-thinking doctors during the 1970’s pushed their patients in that direction. Experts claim art can produce some pretty amazing results. So, maybe you should think about giving it a try? You could do it at home or join a local group. The latter options will also bring some much-needed social elements into the mix. Continue reading