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Explore your purpose!

Uncategorized May 21, 2020
We all seek purpose but sometimes we can’t get that clarity and direction. It doesn’t have to be such a struggle.
 
Here are some questions to ask yourself to explore your purpose:
Write it down be intentional about gaining your clarity!
 
🌺Why do you get up in the morning? Take the time to reflect on it and answer honestly, you may find it points directly at your life purpose.
🌺Identify your core values.
🌺How do you express your purpose in your health, environment , relationships and community?
🌺 Write down ways to Authentically express and live what is important to you.
🌺Identify what makes you fell alive and where you want to use that energy.
🌺Write down what you enjoy contributing to your community and family.
🌺how do You live your life according to your values?
 
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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Spread positivity and reach out!

Uncategorized May 19, 2020
Helplessness is a feeling far too many are feeling right now.
Just because we have to be home or as this article states sheltered in place, we can spread positivity and reach out to others at this time.
 
"Beyond the bodily harm that comes from getting sick is the psychological harm that comes from mandated social isolation. The sense of disconnection that follows harms well-being, creates a psychological stressor that impairs our immune systems, decreases cardiovascular health and increases the likelihood of death.
Despite the importance of social engagement, however, we can be overly reluctant to reach out because we fear how the other person will respond. Will this be awkward? Will my kindness be appreciated? Does my old friend or acquaintance really want to talk to me? We find, time and time again in behavioural science experiments, that these concerns are exaggerated, creating a misplaced psychological barrier to reaching out to others."
 
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Finding connection in your life through exploring Spirituality: Live session with Dr. Kenneth Levey!

Uncategorized May 15, 2020
Do you feel there is a disconnect in your life?
 
Maybe you have tried many different things to gain clarity but it just hard to create a habit that will maintain your wellness. It really shouldn’t have to be so hard, you deserve to feel alive in all that you do!
 
In this episode, I was live on Dr. Kenneth Levey show to discuss how to explore finding yourself and the importance of living from a place that is connected to your values.
 
We talk about spirituality and how it benefits you and how it is the centre of all aspects of health.
 

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The powers of both psychology and spirituality: Are they BFFs or Rivals?

Uncategorized May 15, 2020
Do you perceive them as rivals? Or maybe you feel they are the same?
 
Psychology is generally accepted as having a scientific basis.
 
Where spirituality is frequently seen as non scientific and even frowned down upon.
 
Here are 6 of the insights regarding the relationship between psychology and spirituality highlighted in this article:
 
🧠 Psychology, as you might know, is the study of the mind or the soul. Significantly, in the West, psychology is only referred to as the study of the mind, whereas the “soul” part is completely ignored.
 
🧠 Psychology, therefore, deals with the mind: the way we think, consciously form concepts, understand the world around us and make sense of it.
 
💗 Spirituality, on the other hand is frequently regarded as a practical tool to achieve self-growth, because it paves the way for transcendence.
 
💗 “Self-Transcendence” allow the experience of your self to move beyond the personal...
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COVID-19 and spiritual life: dealing with the stress and emotions of your family

Uncategorized May 06, 2020
Has the stress levels in your home increased due to covid?
 
There has likely been so many changes in schedules and routines and it’s affecting your kids, yourself and even your pets!
 
It is normal for us to have reactions under these abnormal events, like being anxious.
 
Spirituality can help you deal with the stress and anxiety.
 
Some key spiritual components and things to think about;
 
🌺What has helped you cope in the past?
 
🌺Come together as a family and discuss with each other and (if you have) kids about why things are different how you all can as a team help each other in this time.
 
🌺Engage in conversations around what had been troubling each one of you with a nonjudgmental and compassionate presence
 
🌺 Talk about some of the positives of being together
Kids are having a hard time being at home also and they look to you for calm behaviour. Self care and anchoring ourselves in our spiritual beliefs will help...
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Being Intentional For Better Well- Being Series: Episode 4: Creating A Sacred Healing Space

Uncategorized May 04, 2020
 

Create a sacred space that is welcoming, it will influence your emotional, mental and physical health.  In this video I give you some tips to help you create that sacred healing space for yourself!

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Being Intentional for Better Well-being Series. Episode 3: Connecting To Your Spirituality

Uncategorized Apr 27, 2020
 

Learn to connect within to a deeper place of all knowing, and harness that knowledge in everyday life more intentionally. Connect to your spirituality. What gives you meaning and purpose?

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Being Intentional for Better Well-being Series. Episode 2: Meaning and Purpose

Uncategorized Apr 20, 2020
 

 Finding meaning and purpose today.

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Music Is a Universal Language That Touches Our Soul And Nourishes our Brain

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2020
 
Music is a universal language. It touches our soul and evokes emotions that can uplift our spirits.
 
Music Therapy has been shown to improve wellbeing and has physiological impact in our bodies.
 
This article shows:
Music training promotes neuroplasticity
 
Music improves cognitive abilities
Music help promote healthy aging of brain
Group Music activities are potential ways to maintain physical and psychological health
Recreational music making Alters gene expression involved in the stress response
Music is a whole brain workout
 
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
 
Picture credit: Eli Asenova Getty Images
 
 
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5 Surprising Facts About Rejection Sensitivity

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2020

How do you deal with Rejection?

Did your heart start racing in anticipation? Does your mind and body get overwhelmed? Did you anxiously expect? Or intensively react to rejection?

Some people have “high rejection sensitivity”

This article interestingly points out that those who are highly sensitive to rejection:

 Are physiologically more on alert when they’re reminded of rejection cues

 have specific ways their brain and bodies behave, and often very real consequences it lights up neural fireworks which runs rampant.

it’s not that unpleasantness activates this for them its specific to rejection

 women, specifically, engaged in more negative behaviors after a relationship conflict, such as being hostile, denying responsibility, putting their partner down, or making negative assumptions about their partner.

So,

What can help someone to overcome high rejection sensitivity? (Tips from me and this article)

 Delay Gratification at a young age...

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