Keeping Afloat: How to Lift Ourselves and Others Through Passions and Hobbies*

What is your passion? Your hobbies? What do you want to talk about with everyone you meet so you can share the joy? How can that help others? In this session, Nancy Baur will present the idea of lifting others with your own passions and activities that you already have and enjoy. Through a hands-on activity and presentation, Nancy will help attendees look at the activities that already give them hope and provide ideas on how to share these passions with others without over taxing and adding stress to life. Nancy will present information on how sharing activities with others can help personal growth as well as strengthen emotional, mental and physical health. Attendees will be encouraged to develop and then share activities with their communities to lift up themselves and others. All handouts and activity materials will be provided for session attendees.



Nancy L. Baur

Nancy L. Baur LPCC-S, LICDC

Nancy Baur is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works for Hopewell Health Centers in McArthur Ohio. She works with youth in the public schools and serves as the supervisor for the Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment program for her clinic. Nancy spent her first career as a teacher specializing in helping children with moderate to severe special education needs. Nancy has an undergraduate degree in teaching from Ohio University as well as two Master’s degrees from West Virginia University. She taught in Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia before going back to school for a Master’s degree in counseling. Nancy has spent the last 10 years counseling youth and their families with substance abuse issues from around the state. Nancy is now pursuing a doctoral degree at Ohio University in the Counselor Education program. She lives in Albany, Ohio, with her husband, 2 dogs, and numerous cats. When she is not at work she can be found camping, traveling, enjoying festivals and anything fiber arts related. She teaches knitting, crochet and embroidery in the community and loves to share her passion of fiber arts with anyone who will listen.


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