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Barriers to good communication

communication Sep 16, 2020
 
There are certain barriers that prevent us from communicating effectively with people.
 
What are some of these for you?
Have you always been shy and not enjoyed talking?
Do you have unresolved pains and traumas that have caused you to feel silence is the better option to avoid conflict?
Or have you developed an aggressive way of communicating because of built up anger and stress?
 
Sometimes the experiences we are going through at the time, like work or family pressures, deadlines or financial stress, changes the way we would normally communicate with another.
 
What is a barrier to your own effective communication?
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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Have you ever found it difficult to express how you feel?

communication Sep 15, 2020
 
Do you find it sometimes hard to find the words to share what's on your heart and mind?
Have you ever found that your choice of words could have been better to express your heartache pain, or that these messages and emotions could have been better conveyed to avoid harm to others?
Do you find it hard to express joy, even when you are happy?
 
Communication is an integral part of our lives.
It is a need of the spirit.
 
We communicate in many different ways, through our eyes, body language, voice and mediums like singing, art, dance and music. We communicate face to face or via text, telephone, email, mail or video calls.
 
Communication is an expression of how we think and feel and it impacts on our quality of life and relationships.
How we choose to convey our message also affects our relationships.
Having people we trust to connect with on a deeper level, to share feelings honestly and openly, allows for authentic expression.
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Tips to help gain a deeper sustained happiness

happiness Sep 11, 2020
 
🖐🏼 Refrain from over identifying with limiting beliefs.
 
🙅🏽‍♀️🙅 Avoid attaching yourself to pleasures that provide false security.
 
🤦🤦🏽‍♀️ Don’t replay in your mind painful events that lead to afflicted emotions.
 
🤔 Remember, having life changing, tragic or traumatic events will happen. Recognize
that your suffering and helplessness are not inescapable distresses.
 
🙏 🧘‍♀️ Have a spiritual practice that you consistently implement that is aligned with your values and that helps you modulate emotions, think creatively, build self awareness and gratitude, increases your heart/emotional intelligence and most importantly your spiritual intelligence.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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5 Questions to ask yourself to gain clarity on your purpose

purpose Sep 10, 2020
 
We can ask ourselves key questions to gain clarity about our purpose.
 
1. When do I feel most alive?
2. What do I really enjoy sharing with others?
3. What gives me true satisfaction, is fulfilling and matters to me?
4. What issues am I passionate about?
5. What do I talk about mostly with friends?
 
When we gain clarity about what matters to us most, we can work with our strengths and be of service to fulfill our purpose.
This will be driven by our values and love. Once we begin to pursue our passion, it’s good to talk to people in the same life pursuit as you.
If you love art, speak to the local art gallery, or other artists who are pursuing their dreams.
Find out what works and what doesn’t work, from them and also through your own trial and error.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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Physical benefits of having a higher purpose

purpose Sep 09, 2020
 
Research has shown that having a higher purpose and desire to be in service to others has an impact on gene expression, specifically in decreasing pro-inflammatory compounds.
On the other hand, seeking out things in your life that create fleeting happiness, like depending on activities that avoid your pain and pursue pleasure, have been shown to be unfulfilling and can trigger genetic expression of those pro-inflammatory compounds.
These compounds and stress biomarkers are linked to cancers and chronic diseases, like autoimmune and gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and hormone imbalances.
 
Spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer, worship, tai chi, yoga, and connecting to activities that make you feel “alive” and peaceful, have been shown to strengthen an area in your brain called the anterior cingulate.
This is the centre of empathy, compassion, intuition, emotional and social awareness.
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What is your purpose?

purpose Sep 08, 2020
 
Have there been times in your life when you have felt you never knew your purpose?
Have you ever lost a job, relationship, a sense of direction, a home, or felt so disconnected with others, you wonder what is the reason to be here?
 
Losing our sense of self and who we are is more common than people realise.
Our lives have been governed and guided a lot by expectations, social pressures, bills and others wants and needs.
How often do we listen to the calling of our innate spirit, which deep within knows our purpose. It is here when we look within, we find what truly matters to us and where our purpose lies.
Exploring our own values and higher purpose generates more happiness, compassion, self-discovery, wisdom and greater meaning in life.
Purpose almost always involves us wanting to feel we are contributing, that we are sharing what is meaningful to us, or something that we value.
When we have clarity of our purpose we are able to form meaningful...
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What do you do to gain clarity?

clarity meaning Sep 03, 2020
 
What do you do to gain clarity?
How would you help someone find meaning?
 
When I feel unclear on what direction to go, I reflect on the many questions mentioned and how these tie to my vision and needs of my spirit.
One of my needs is connecting to the universal creative intelligent life force within, through meditation.
When I think of how this ties to my purpose or my way of life I almost always get the answer to my what and why of my doing and being.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
 
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7 Points to remember when thinking about the meaning to life.

Uncategorized Sep 02, 2020
7 Points to remember when thinking about the meaning to life.
 
There are certain aspects to remember as we go along this journey, that will move us to fulfilling our spiritual needs.
1️⃣ Everyone is unique.
We all have unique talents and skills and can contribute to the world in ways others are unable to.
This is the point of difference and something to continuously remind ourselves.
There are so many painful things happening in the world that require someone who’s passionate about them to support or contribute in any way.
2️⃣ Be prepared to leave our comfort zones. Our spirit calls us to be ourselves and share our uniqueness and passion.
Following our heart requires the risk of being vulnerable and the acceptance that there will be tough times.
3️⃣ When tough times do arise, because life is full of the unexpected, take the time to pause and rebalance. No matter how long it is, always hold onto your passion.
4️⃣ Form relationships and connections who share your...
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Questions to ask when deciding what to do with your life.

meaning Sep 01, 2020
 
During a time of uncertainty, consider pondering on what is really holding you back.
🌺Focus on your strengths and what really matters to you. This will bring clarity, positive emotions and confidence back.
🌺Think about the things you love doing that feed your soul.
 
Here are a 7 questions that can help bring you closer to experiencing meaning in your life.
✍🏽What has helped you in the past to navigate through uncertain times?
✍🏽What tools or strategies have helped you to gain clarity in the past?
✍🏽What is the service or value you want to contribute to others?
✍🏽What do I love doing and am good at?
✍🏽What would I do if money was not an obstacle?
✍🏽What could I do over and over again without keeping track of the time?
✍🏽How would I like to be remembered?
 
Write these answers done and consider reviewing them every 3-6 months.
Pick 1-2 to answer daily.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
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What brings you meaning?

meaning Aug 31, 2020
Have you ever felt like your life has no meaning?
You're wondering why you are here, what the point of it all is?
What is the grand purpose of things?
You want to feel useful and as though you are contributing to the world, like you have a place and purpose?
 
Many of us face the question of why am I here and what is the meaning to life at various times in our lives.
There are times when you are sure about what you are doing and times where you have no idea what you are doing or why you are doing things.
It's the times when things seem unclear, when we can feel lost or stressed.
When trying to find ourselves, or wanting to discover the meaning of life, we can get more and more confused and disheartened.
This pursuit of meaning can lead us to feeling worse about who we are.
 
Philosophers, psychiatrists and psychologists have discussed, that it may actually be in not knowing the meaning to life, we actually find it.
Viktor Frankl, the Austrian...
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