Hobbies and Passions to Envigorate your Life

There are points in life where you just don’t know what your meaning is. Finding your meaning life is important – the Japanese refer to finding an Ikigai as one of the most important things, finding your source of value in life.

And although your hobbies and passions in life cannot always necessarily be your job, they still play an important part of your existence. Hobbies can be especially useful to help you get out of a depressive funk, which has an effect on the majority of the population at some point. So, here are some of the most frequent hobbies I’ve seen people take up when they’re looking to liven their life up a little.



Although it can be quite expensive, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. You can pick up a good telescope for less than a few hundred bucks, and that should be more than enough to get you started with this hobby. One of the reasons that astronomy and stargazing is so popular is that it’s extremely peaceful, which make it a great choice for the older person.



Another hobby to consider for a more relaxed vibe is to start fishing. For those that like things a little more active you can consider sea fishing, but personally I prefer river fishing to get a better experience that’s more relaxing and good for the soul. Fishing is known to be one of the most relaxing experiences you can do for a pretty cheap price



As people get older, they tend to lose their creative side. In fact, it’s not so much that they ‘lose’ their creative side, rather that they get overwhelmed by other things. A common hobby for children that gets lost as you progress into adulthood is drawing. Drawing is one of the best hobbies to take up. Not only does it allow you to express your creative side, but it’s also great for your brain too.

Learning a Language

Some people just can’t seem to relax unless they’re making progress in their professional career in some way. For those people, learning a language is a good way to ensure that you’re doing something productive for your career as well as having a fun hobby. There are many doors that will open to you if you learn Spanish or Chinese, so this can be an awesome to take up.



Another useful hobby that doesn’t feel like a waste of time is cooking. Aside from giving you enjoyment of the cooking itself, it’s a great idea to learn how to cook properly to try and save some pennies. Finding a good cooking course is easy and they’re cooking schools are popping up all over the US at the moment, so it’s worth checking them out.



Running is one of the best hobbies to take up as it has an effect on the rest of your life in general too. Not only is it great fun, but it’s also amazing for your health and can help you to keep in shape as you get older.


These are only five hobbies that can help you to get over one of those little speedbumps in life – the important thing is to focus on one productive thing and put your all into it. If you do this, then you can ensure that you’re going to make it through the hard times.


Is working a full time job going against living freely?

I have been reading a lot recently about people who are critical about those who are working a full time job, saying that they are not truly living life freely and that they are a slave to the system. Whilst there are points that I might agree with there are things that make this a completely ridiculous argument that I don’t necessarily agree with. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter of whether working a full time job makes you a slave to the system.

It isn’t easy being self employed

All of the people that criticise those that are in employed roles are usually people that are self employed. Great for you, you’re self employed. But, anyone who is self employed should know that it isn’t easy to get self employed and can mean working ridiculous amounts of hours to keep yourself a float and avoid getting caught up working a 9-5 for someone else. Many people who work a 9-5 job are totally aware of the fact that they are working for someone else and making them money, but there is also nothing wrong with that. As an entrepreneur or someone who works for themselves, you will often find that you never get a time to switch off. Whereas with many career jobs, if you finish at 5pm for the day, you finish at 5pm.

When you have a job, you get life insurance and you can have a family term rider. This is the main advantage of having a job.

Location Independence

The one main thing that you can get out of being an entrepreneur is location independence. This is essentially where you have the ability to work from where you choose throughout the entire world. Although there are some drawbacks of being self employed, in our eyes this is the biggest advantage of having complete control over your own life.

At the end of the day, some people are more suited to the entrepreneurial life than others. It all depends on the nature of the person.


In conclusion, of course a full time job isn’t necessarily going against living freely. If you’re young and don’t have children, then you have the opportunity not to work – so, it’s really important that you find out what it is you want in life. If you’re in your 20s, you should take advantage of this and really try to find out what it is you want out of life. But, there’s definitely nothing wrong with working a full time job – at all.


How to save money going for cheaper brands

If you’re getting caught up in the race for having the newest and best car, then I’ve got news for you; you’re never going to be the richest around. If you’ve got a new Audi, then your friend is going to have a Maserati. When you get a iPhone 8, your friend is always going to come along with an iPhone X. This kind of thing will always happen throughout your life, so it just makes sense to buy the things you need at good prices.

For example, I was buying a new sound system last week and my husband called me to say; should I go for the Klipsch speakers or the Polk speakers? Well, I don’t know anything about these different types of things, and I don’t know what makes them good in wall speakers. But, it didn’t take me long to decide which of these speakers that my husband should go for.

I had a quick look online at the prices and I soon saw that one of them was drastically cheaper than the other. I always look at the prices of any items that I buy beforehand and compare them to each other to help analyse which of them would be a better option. I don’t mind paying for something if it is far greater in quality, but I don’t think that this is the case with Klipsch speakers and some other brands.

And this is even more the case when you consider other things like Red Bull and cheaper energy drinks. Can you really justify spending 500% nore on a red bull than other brands even though they are both fulfilling the same purpose? I know that I can’t do this, so I need to be sure that I’m going to get the best value for my money.

Good Examples of How to Save

If you’re trying to shave cash, then you should always try and go for home brands as opposed to brands that you might buy in the shop. This means that you end up saving a significant amount of money if you only go for home brands as opposed to going for the expensive brands that you’ll find in store.

Another good thing that can save you a fortune over your entire lifetime is to only go for good quality cars that are used. If you buy a new car, then it loses a lot of it’s value when you just drive it off the forecourt! You should opt for a used car if you’re really trying to stockpile money.



What you don’t know about PETA

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has a history of embellishing facts for its own interests. PETA spends millions of donated dollars on the making of videos exploiting animal cruelty, their distribution and advertising, yet disgusting stories have emerged of PETA euthanizing animals and leaving them in dumpsters. Numerous law suits for inappropriate discarding of animals that have been filed against them.

PETA claims to be against the euthanization of animals, yet they have their own record of putting animals to sleep and then dumping their bodies into dumpsters. In 2005, PETA collected over 90 animals from shelters in the San Francisco area. Over 18 of these animals were found in dumpsters around the area after a registered PETA van had been seen dumping them. An additional 13 animal bodies were found inside the vehicle.

PETA later condemned these acts as against policy, and suspended the employees involved for 90 days. In the 2007 court case, the employees were charged with 42 combined counts of animal cruelty, and three counts of obtaining property under false pretences.
Strangely, employees were acquitted of all charges except a misdemeanour for improper disposal of euthanized animals.

Currently the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating how PETA euthanizes animals.
The sedatives and injections used by PETA are only legally available to veterinarians, so PETA employees are getting this substance illegally. PETA is taking animals from veterinary clinics and humane societies that supposedly have no hope of finding a new home on the understanding that they will find homes for them. These animals then disappear, only to be found later in dumpsters.
On April 13, petakillsanimals.com, a website documenting the poor decisions PETA has made, reported that PETA has euthanized more than 17,400 animals in their care.

In 2001, PETA gave a $1,500 donation to an FBI-certified terrorist group, the North American Earth Liberation Front, says the Canada Free Press. This group is responsible for numerous fire bombs and death threats in Nebraska. PETA has also given $70,200 to a group responsible for burning down Michigan State University’s research laboratory. Bruce Friedrich, campaign coordinator for PETA, openly stated at an animal rights convention in 2001 that causing explosions and smashing windows was a great way to bring about animal liberation. How is causing so much harm to a few buildings going to help animals? More than likely, animals were hurt in the events.

PETA is constantly targeting organizations that are doing research, not even solely animal-based, to find cures for such things as AIDS, cancer and birth defects. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk claims, even if there is a cure for AIDS found by the Paediatric AIDS foundation, that she would not support it, because it was reached through animal research. PETA has targeted useful institutions such as March of Dimes, which deals with prenatal research and premature births, the paediatric AIDS foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Celebrities are buying into PETA, as it is quickly becoming a hot trend. Last year, according to deceiver.com, a website devoted to exposing scams, Jenna Jameson, porn star, was featured in an anti-leather ad for PETA. Later the same year, myspace.com showed pictures of her holding up a huge dead fish… maybe she didn’t get the memo. PETA even tried hiring Britney Spears onto their team as a secretary.

John “J.P.” Goodwin, founder of the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade, stated “It’s time to say no to pie-throwing, manure dumping and naked models and get back to talking about animals.”
Even the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade thinks PETA has gone overboard on their advertising and damage-causing endeavours.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports PETA was pestering an entire city to change its name. They had suggested that the city of Rodeo, California, should change its name because it evokes images of an entertainment, which exploits animals. PETA offered the city 20,000-veggie burgers in hopes of persuading the place to change its name. Rodeo did not sell out for veggie burgers.
The PETA website claims that it is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with a million members worldwide.
Sacrificing a few hundred rats for research on serious issues such as cancer and AIDS seems like a pretty good alternative. In the event that a cure for cancer is found, it would help more people in the long run. Yes, testing on animals for cosmetic products like makeup, shampoo, and even feminine products is cruel. PETA’s argument against testing on animals is somewhat justified, when it comes to unnecessary experimenting.

Overall PETA is a ridiculously overboard group of anti-lifestyle people. According to PETA, it seems as though we have no reason to deal with animals at all, no matter what cures they help us find. PETA has not suggested any other way to go about the important research methods laboratories use. An over-zealous effort PETA puts forth to help liberate all animals is questionable to how “ethical” their treatment of animals really is. They do not realize the harm that they are doing to themselves and the people around them.

5 things we’ve learned from Celtic mythology

Whilst you might think that Celtic mythology doesn’t hold any relevance to your life, you likely couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a lot that we can learn from Celtic mythology, even if we don’t put it into practice every day. Here are 5 things that we’ve learned from Celtic mythology that might old relevance in your life;


Embrace Yourself

Celtic Mythology encourages us to fall in love with ourselves. Not only does it encourage us to fall in love with ourselves, but Celtic mythology promotes loving your physical form, too. It teaches a rather hedonistic approach to life, with the overwhelming feel of the process being that we should learn to love ourselves as we are.

Encourages female figures

Celtic mythology is important as it’s history is steeped in heroines and female role models.

Many of the greatest warriors in Celtic history were women, which makes a change from a lot of other mythology in which women are sometimes depicted as weaker and less brave.

It rewards the brave

Celtic mythology is notorious for being filled with tough and arduous warriors who will battle through thick and skin. Whilst violence isn;t something positive that has come from Celtic mythology, one thing that one can take from it is the honour of being brave. Bravery and loyalty is rewarded in Celtic mythology, which shows that many people do still have some sense of righteousness.

It helps expand the mind

Celtic mythology helps bridge the difference between the real world and what could be out there in terms of other worldly possibilities. Paranormal activity is rife in Celtic mythology, which is one curiosity that can be transferred to the modern world.

Living an eternal life

One thing that must come from celtic mythology is living through eternity, or living through the afterlife. This is something that is common in celtic mythology and will not change.

How to get out of bed in the morning

One of the main issues that I’ve seen in working with previous clients is getting out of bed in the morning. Whilst to many it seems like an easy thing to do, other find it difficult to get out of bed and start the day. Even though when you’re out of bed things become easier, that first task can seem like a mountain if you don’t have the right mindset.

Your legs feel like lead. Your eyes are heavy. You think about the day ahead; going to work, chores and other things that you just can’t be dealing with today. How do you get past this? Well, heres a few tips that should hopefully help you get past that first part of the day so you can be more productive with your day.

Take a deep breath


One of the reasons that you might struggle to get out of bed in the morning is that you have a blocked nose or blocked sinuses. This restricts the air flow through your body, in turn making you tired and unable to move out of your bed. The best way to combat this is to take a deep breath or two, which should help to wake you up in the morning.

Keep a drink next to your bed

One way to combat early morning fatigue is to keep a big bottle of water next to your bed. This way, you can gulp it down when you wake up. This will help to make you more alert in the morning and will get the blood flowing around your body.

Massage your legs

One of the main reasons that I’ve heard in the past that people struggle to get out of bed is that their legs start to feel like lead. They try and move their legs but they can’t, as they have a heavy feel which restricts them from moving them. For this, if you massage the backs of your calves slightly, this should help to get the blood flowing through your legs again in no time.

Night Photography | Should you consider it?

One of the most overlooked parts of photography is night photography. So much emphasis is placed on getting the lighting right in photography that many people shun photographing through the night due to the difficulty of getting a really great photograph. This is a shame, as you can get some really amazing shots throughout the nighttime that are unparalleled by the shots that you can get in the daytime.

Whilst you might think that taking photographs during the nigh time is net to impossible, we definitely think that it isn not as difficult as many people make it out to be. If you have time to practice your night photography then there is a market that you can get into that is separate to daytime photography, which could be extremely beneficial to you if you are looking to become a photographer full time. Or even for a side job, photography can help bring the extra pennies in.

Maybe the best thing about night photography is the mere fact that many people are worried about the aspect of night photography so this opens up a whole market to you that you can take advantage of.

What is the most popular things to take pictures of? Well, undoubtedly one of the most popular things that people want to take pictures of during the night time is skylines. There is a reason for this; skylines look particularly impressive during the night time.


What is the best camera for night time photography

If you are just beginning your photography venture, then a good option would be to go for any type of DSLR or mirrorless camera as they are the best quality cameras that you can find around this price.


What is the essential thing for night time photography?


A tripod. Tripods are the essential part of taking nighttime photography as it in essential that you get a completely still image when taking pictures throughout the nighttime.