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β€œTo be spiritual is to create.”

creativity Oct 27, 2020
As Ernest Holmes once said, “To be spiritual is to create.”
Have you ever found it difficult to express how you feel?
Has there been a time when words don’t quite capture your emotions and what is deep within you?
Or do you find it easier to write poetry, music or journal because in doing so you feel a sense of freedom and the ability to communicate that which cannot be contained?
Creativity is an important need of the human spirit.
We all have the desire to create something.
Our human spirit longs to be in creation.
The inspiration comes from within, from a place that is meaningful to you.
Creativity can be expressed in:
πŸ’•singing πŸ’•writing, πŸ’•dancing πŸ’•painting πŸ’•cooking.
πŸ’•It can manifest in work, or through the environment like decorating the interior of where you live.
πŸ’•We can create meaningful relationships or contribute to a greater cause or a community project.
πŸ’•Creativity comes from the values you hold sacred to yourself.
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Healthy relationships are important for our human spirit.

relationships Oct 24, 2020
It is through a relationship with ourselves and connecting with others, we are able to cultivate virtues like strength and love, which are deeply imbued within.
Take time to reflect on the relationships in your life and how these can be improved or in some cases let go of, for growth can only occur in intimacy and trust.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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How can we cultivate healthy relationships?

Uncategorized Oct 22, 2020
Where should everything start from?
In order to have a healthy relationship with others, we need to have a healthy relationship with ourselves first.
If we are compassionate and non-judgemental, towards ourselves, we will be this way with others.
4 questions to ask yourself In order to bring awareness:
βœ… Do you respect yourself?
βœ…Do you show compassion or nurture
βœ…How do you see yourself?
βœ…What is your best self?
If we believe we are not deserving of love, this will reflect in our relationships.
A key aspect in building good relationships with others is accepting ourselves. When we accept ourselves we will accept others and our expectations of others will be gone.
πŸŒ€It is important to ask ourselves, do I really accept that person for their perfect imperfections?
Relationships are a mirror of how we reflect our own spirit and we are responsible for our spirit and the only one who can foster a relationship with...
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What are the benefits of healthy relationships?

relationships Oct 21, 2020
According to Harvard Medical School:
πŸ’•Caring relationships release stress reducing hormones.
πŸ’•Reducing stress then indirectly affects the immune system, coronary arteries, insulin regulation and gut function.
There are researchers that have shown:
πŸ’ŸIsolation can have the same effects as physical pain and close relationships are protective against the impacts of stress.
πŸ’ŸPeople with healthier relationships tend to live longer, have less depressive and anxiety symptoms, reduced risk of dementia and less risk of cardiovascular disease.
πŸ’ŸHealthy relationships help us grow spiritually. We are better able to develop intimacy and trust, companionship and love.
πŸ’ŸWe become less fearful in nurturing relationships and feel less alone.
πŸ’ŸIt is through intimacy and trust we are able to work through experiences and shed qualities such as envy, competition, and betrayal and move towards more wholesome feelings..
πŸ’ŸIn our vulnerability in healthy relationships, we...
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Why does our spirit need relationships?

relationships Oct 20, 2020
Have you ever felt the desire for nurturing and supportive relationships?
Have you felt the need to let go of relationships that are harmful to your spirit with a view to experience those that are warm and support you to become the best version of yourself?
Relationships are an essential important need of the human spirit.
Whether it is a relationship with our family, children, romantic partners, co-workers, environment, God or even ourselves, the quality of our relationships are important in the way in which we lead our lives.
People who develop and nurture strong supportive relationships, experience much more love in their lives.
Our relationships are not limited to a nuclear family alone, and can extend to friendships, extended family, spiritual or religious networks, sporting teams, hobby groups and communities.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD

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Values with Clarity

values Oct 16, 2020
Our values along with hope guide us through life's trials and tribulations.
Knowing our values helps steady us when we find life difficult.
Values may change overtime and it's important to recheck values from time to time.
Being clear of values at whatever stage you're at can help you set important meaningful goals and stay focused on what is important to you.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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Different values.

values Oct 15, 2020
People have different values depending on our different backgrounds, like culture, age, class, religion and genders.
Our values affect our behaviours and what we also value in society.
Understanding we all have different values, will help us understand others which will help us work through conflict and realise that what may be right for us, may not be right for others and vice versa.
Our values may differ in our close relationships, like with partners, children, parents and friends.
This may be due to different life experiences and exposures in our life journeys. The recognition and understanding of this is crucial to maintaining a healthy relationship as sometimes differing values can cause big issues with the ones closest to us.
Can you recollect a time when differing values has caused disconnection, dissatisfaction and disagreements amongst loved ones?
When we begin to understand values differ in close relationships sometimes, we can have...
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Gain Clarity.

clarity values Oct 14, 2020
Often we make decisions we regret as they are not in harmony with our values.
We may have lost sight and are not clear what is important to us.
Points to help gain clarity when we feel out of sorts:
πŸ’•Write down a list of values that are important to you.
πŸ’•Reflect on the ones you treasure the most and have difficulty with.
πŸ’•Know that sometimes we may be conflicted between values. We may feel as though we have to choose between two difficult situations both of which hold value to, for example spending time with family or attending an event that requires our service.
We can feel guilty if we choose one over the other, however it does not mean we value one more than the other.
We may need to then reflect as we go along how to balance our time and energy for both in alternation.
It is important to know that conflict and awareness can exist at the same time.
Being intentional about revisiting and paying attention to your values will help you gain clarity in...
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How do we discern what our values are?

values Oct 14, 2020
 Our values represent who we are and what is important to us.
Some may treasure family time, others trust and commitment or loyalty.
These become bench posts of where we draw certain lines in relationships with others and ourselves.
To help discern your values ask yourself these 8 questions. When you contemplate these questions, act with kindness and gentleness towards yourself.
πŸ—£What kind of person do we want to be?
πŸ—£Who do you admire and why? What values do they have that you would like to aspire to?
πŸ—£What is valuable to you?
πŸ—£What is meaningful?
πŸ—£What really bothers you?
πŸ—£Would you like peace of mind?
πŸ—£Do you strive to be in balance, looking good or youthful?
πŸ—£Are you always looking to Exercise self control?
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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What values are important to you?

values Oct 13, 2020
When life becomes challenging, what are the values that enable you to work through difficult decisions?
Do you find yourself in conflict with certain values at times?
What is important to you?
We don’t often take time out to think about these questions and consider the values that are important to us, which can help guide us through life.
Values are important as they represent what we stand for.
These change over different stages in our lives as we experience different life changes, marriage, separation, childbirth, job changes, trials and tribulations.
As these occur our focus and what is important to us changes.
Having clarity on the values that drive your actions empowers you to better understand yourself and those you care for.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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