Finding Your Passion with Lucy Cooke
In this inspiring episode of the Choosing Change podcast, I sit down with Lucy Cook to discuss the importance of passion in life. Lucy runs a successful foraging business in the Scottish Highlands called The Wild Cook.
Lucy shares how she's always been passionate about nature, food, arts and more from a young age. She believes passion gives you a sense of purpose and helps you view the world in a positive light.
Lucy explains how she's always followed her curiosity, trying new things until her interests merged into her life's purpose - connecting people to the magic of wild foods. Her message is one of hope; that deep within each of us burns a flame waiting to be fanned into passion.
We explore cultivating your interests like a garden, pruning away what doesn't nourish your soul. We encourage not being afraid to let things go when the spark dies, making room for new growth. With support, even balancing passion with responsibilities like motherhood is possible.
Lucy inspires us by living what she loves each day, radiating positivity that attracts amazing opportunities. Her story reminds us that true fulfillment comes from listening to our heart, not comparing our journey to others.
Discover within these insightful conversations the kindling to re-ignite your fire and begin living fully engaged with activities that light you up. It's time to stop waiting to follow your bliss - this is the episode to take the first step.
I can’t wait for you to listen to this conversation.
Highlights from this episode:
- Passion gives you a sense of purpose and helps you view the world in a more positive, engaged way.
- It's important to try different interests and activities to discover your passions. Don't be afraid to let things go if they aren't working for you.
- Nurturing your passions makes you a happier, more well-rounded person and can positively impact those around you.
- Having passions doesn't mean other parts of life like family aren't also important. It's about balancing different priorities.
- Cultivating passion and positivity in your life and work can attract more opportunities and support from others.
- Don't compare yourself to others - everyone's passion journey looks different. Focus on developing your own interests at your own pace.
Links & Mentions:
GROUP: Foragers Association
"Passion overrides sense of normality." Lucy Cook
"When we actually know ourselves enough and discover this passion that sense of self-belief, it's almost like anything's possible because we finally saying yes to ourselves." Lucy Cook
"I truly believe you kind of cultivating really good energy and it just amazing. I mean, since I've started my business, it's the opportunities that have come my way, and I work hard, don't get me wrong, but it's just amazing how you just put out that really great vibe in the world. It just, you get looked after and get picked up by amazing people." Lucy Cook
"Passion forms part of your core being somehow. You have to live it… it's all-consuming? … And it can be quite irritating to other people, by the way." Lucy Cook
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Connect with Lucy
Lucy has spent the last couple of years developing a successful foraging business in the Highlands as the Wild Cooke. She takes her guests on nature walks in the local environment finishing the experience with a magical wild food banquet.
Graduating from Edinburgh University with a Master of the Arts with honours in Archaeology and Social Anthropology and a history of employment in the third sector, Lucy has nurtured an interest in culture, community and humanity for many years. Coupled with a love of food and being outside she has managed to create the perfect business for her!
As well as experimenting in the kitchen wild foods have led Lucy to explore themes of belonging, collectivity and wellbeing in her work; she is currently developing a discussion around foraging as therapy.
After having her daughter Mara last year life has gotten really interesting for her, tge hubby and Myrtle the dog at thier home on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.
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