There are all kinds of passions not just #buildingpassions

I watched a beautiful film (‘Lea and I’ on Netflix) yesterday about a young woman who had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a child and wasn’t given long to live.

The film was a true story documentary with a strong emotional feel to it given the serious health issue. Fortunately for Lea Moret, now 23, she still lives and is determined to make the most of her life.

In the film, she travelled a few years ago with a close friend to Latin America to find alternative remedies for her illness. This started with a magnetic healing session in Mexico City and then moved on to more spiritual approaches helped by native concoctions. The most extreme was in Peru, where she and her friend experienced a 10 day shamanic retreat taking the powerful hallucinogen ayahuasca.

It was fascinating to see the experiences Lea and her friend went through first hand, and it seems they had an impact on her for the good, both psychologically and physically.

She deserves this fully as she is an energetic and driven young person who will make the most of her extra time on earth. Her passion for life came to the fore in the film.

I write in this blog about building passions linked to my forthcoming book.

Please find some kind of passion that keeps you going before it’s too late.

Author: Nick von Behr

I've been blogging since 2012 under different guises and on a range of topics mainly linked to education, but more recently focusing on the history of civil engineering and architecture as well as writing more generally. I have written a book on the 19th-century Brunel and Barry families of successful architects and civil engineers who built the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Paddington Station and the Royal Opera House in London and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

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