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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:
💕Write down a list of values that are important to you.
💕Reflect on the ones you treasure the most and have difficulty with.
💕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.
🗣What kind of person do we want to be?
🗣Who do you admire and why? What values do they have that you would like to aspire to?
🗣What is valuable to you?
🗣What is meaningful?
🗣What really bothers you?
🗣Would you like peace of mind?
🗣Do you strive to be in balance, looking good or youthful?
🗣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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Spiritual care is an important part of healthcare.

spiritual healthcare Oct 10, 2020
 
The spiritual health of a person is a key underlying component to someone’s healing process.
 
As a health professional I am honoured to be part of that healing process for many, which is why I take the time to connect with my health partners beliefs.
 
By doing that we can learn to identify if someone is in spiritual distress and refer to the specialist in spiritual health, chaplains or spiritual care professionals.
 
Here are 3 questions to ask your health partner (patients) on their spiritual health:
💕 Do you have any deeply held values or beliefs?
💕 What do I need to know about you to take care of you better?
💕Do you have any philosophy of life , spiritual practice or religion you follow?
These are the 3 I like to use.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
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Benefits of having hope

hope Oct 09, 2020
Hope develops over time, but can take an instant to inspire.
Planting seeds of hope, does wonders for healing and the human spirit.
Hope dissipates negative thoughts and energy, uplifts the spirit and co-creates a better world for you and others.
It makes us feel lighter.
It helps us to believe again.
A spark of hope leads to opening the doors to letting in a world of love and happiness into our heart, doors we may have held tightly shut for a long time.
It provides an opportunity to grow and heal.
 
Hope is an essential need of our spirit!
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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How can we cultivate and understand hope?

hope Oct 08, 2020
 
There is ample research showing hope can be cultivated and developed amongst even those who have experienced trauma.
There is no set formula for experiencing hope.
Some think of past experiences that were difficult and were worked through and helped with healing, to move forward.
Others set attainable goals, small ones to work on daily, that are realistic and achievable.
It could be something as simple as having the courage to go outside once a day and sit on the front door steps.
Other ways to connect with hope include, surrounding oneself with people who believe in you so the energy is shared, feeding one's mind with loving thoughts and visualising a healthier, happier you.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
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Why is hope important?

hope Oct 07, 2020
 
Hope is important for our spirit.
Although in times of challenge’s we may not be aware, we search for hope.
Sometimes we find ways to reach out and connect with something, a greater power within ourselves, to be there, to comfort and nurture us, when all else has failed.
We reach for hope, often in times of deep vulnerability.
 
Hopelessness is one of the criteria for a depressive episode.
Feeling hopeless, can lead to despair and people losing their desire to be present.
Sometimes others have hope and belief in us, when we do not have any ourselves.
This too can have a profound effect on our ability to heal.
It can inspire hope in us.
 
Like the gift of sharing love, sharing hope, can alleviate pain and suffering.
When others have hope in us, or we have hope in others, it brings light to a dark tunnel, that there seems no way out of.
It gives people a reason to be and to want to move forward.
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Hope is a need of the spirit!

hope Oct 06, 2020
Do you have days of hopelessness?
When you feel that there is no way out of the darkness?
When you have lost sight of anything meaningful in your life and struggle to feel good?
Losing hope is something many have experienced. The days and nights seem long and we are wondering why we are here.
 
What is hope?
Having hope may sometimes seem impossible when things are challenging, but it is an important virtue to cultivate.
It is a virtue of love, that is healing, our desire for a better future.
It is our faith in the unknown which can be scary at times, but necessary to move forward.
It is that ray of light, shining through dark empty spaces, reaching out to uplift our spirits.
We need hope, like we need love and faith, although many of us struggle to have hope amidst trials, tribulations and hardships.
 
“But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love,” 1 Corinthians 13:13
 
Honouring and Serving,
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Belonging is an important aspect of spiritual health and well-being.

belonging Oct 02, 2020
Belonging is an important aspect of spiritual health and well-being.
 
When we feel that we belong we feel a sense of warmth and peace.
On our journey to grow spiritually, belonging helps us nurture our inner being and this will enable us to support others in their desire to belong.
We are able to balance nurturing the needs of others to feel connected, whilst also holding space for others to build their own skills to develop a sense of belonging.
During the exchange, we cultivate the ultimate spiritual value of love.
It is important to be able to identify what needs of the spirit need nurturing for others, patients and for yourself, this will help to create a deeper fulfillment in life.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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The benefits of social belonging.

belonging Oct 01, 2020
 
When we have a sense of belonging, we are better able to cope with intense and painful emotions.
 
Other benefits include:
🌀 Improved happiness and joy
🌀Our strength grows when we feel a sense of connection with others
🌀When the next difficult encounter arrives, we are more resilient and able to work through these situations.
🌀We also have better mental and emotional health.
🌀Lower risk of cardiovascular disease
🌀Lower rates of unhealthy social behaviours
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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