Hello, I’m Tanya Penny, Occupational Therapist, Vibrant Body & Abundant Life Coach. In this post we will be focusing on key #9 of the Vibrant Body and Abundant Life Blueprint – Live Your Passions & Purpose. If you haven’t signed-up to learn about all 10 keys yet, you can receive the 10 Keys Blueprint Guide, audio lesson and guided Therapeutic Meditation Practice by clicking here.
Living your passions & purpose is necessary for you to heal, maintain your health, be happy/fulfilled & even grow your biz.
Passions = things we do for fun, that light us up!
My Example: hiking, trail run, camping, live music, HH, snorkel, traveling
Purpose = Career, Volunteer/Charity Work, Can be one of your passions
My Example: Coaching, teaching, supporting others to accept & love themselves, heal illness/trauma, grow healing/coach biz.
NOT making time for and living our passions & purpose can cause you to feel angry, depressed, and even make you sick.
From my experience in healing depression, headaches (migraines), excess weight, as well as multiple sclerosis, fully living my passions and purpose was a necessary key or piece to healing it all. I believe for you to truly and fully heal (and maintain that health), be happy, and fulfilled that we really need to spend time living our passions and purpose.
I would like to give you some more concrete examples as to how and what is caused by not living your passions and purpose.
Depression, from a mind/body/spirit perspective is caused by anger at self and/or not having enough joy and fulfillment in your life. Even if we are not aware of it, we are angry, often times we blame other people but essentially we are coming from a place of being responsible, conscious people, not victims. We know that we are responsible for co-creating everything in our lives…everything. We cannot place the blame on anybody else. When we don’t take the time, money, energy to fully live our passions and/or our purpose, we are pissed, angry at ourselves and beat ourselves up.
Another common symptom that most of my clients deal with is weight issues, for many of you it’s excess weight but it can also affect those of you that are underweight or struggle with eating disorders. I want to focus on the excess weight today. The underlying emotion there is anger and/or stress (usually both) that we are storing in our body. Anger at ourselves because we are not taking the time to nurture our passions and/or purpose. Most of you are busy doing too much perhaps with your job, your family and/or your community. It doesn’t have to be your “work”. I work with plenty of women that don’t have jobs right now but are full time moms, some of you are trying to do both, and when you are not taking enough time to nurture YOUR passions and purpose, it causes stress. There’s not enough joy, happiness and fulfillment… and what do we do? Many stuff with food and/or alcohol, and you don’t even need to do that to put on the weight, just the emotion itself can create the weight.
Awareness is key to changing anything and that’s why you’re here. So please don’t beat yourself up, don’t make yourself wrong. Up until this point, you are where you are, accept that. Maybe you’re new to this work and maybe you’ve been doing this work for a while, progress not perfection. Baby steps to shift and change it today.
Here are a few tips to get started:
1) Write a passions list – what lights you up, what you love to do (or would like to try).
2) Write a list of what you are good at AND what you like to do – these are clues to your purpose.
3) Carve out 30 minutes a day to do something from your passions list and/or to step more fully into your purpose.
For more support to fully live your passions, purpose and to heal, please check out the programs below.
xoxo Tanya 🙂