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Psyche & Soul 19- COVID- A TIME OF MASSIVE DISRUPTION
This weekend we shall reflect on the Covid-19- disruptions and their impact on health and happiness...
We are currently living through perhaps the worst crisis the global community has faced in the last 100 years, since the Spanish flu of 1918. Covid-19 has disrupted life on a massive scale.
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Psyche & Soul 18: PREVENTING AND RELIEVING STRESS THE S-AMRT WAY.
This weekend we shall explore how we can reduce as well as prevent stress.


Stress is common place during these Covid -19 times. Learning to handle this stress is important for our health and happiness.

Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of our thoughts, our emotions, our schedules, our environment, and the way we deal with situations and perceived threats.
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Psyche & Soul 17: RESILIENCE - Thriving Despite Adversity
This weekend we shall reflect on the contribution of resilience to health and happiness. Resilience is the capacity to thrive despite adversity, to bounce back from setbacks, from trauma and tragedy and being able to live at even greater levels of wellbeing and satisfaction than before, that is, to flourish.
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Psyche & Soul 16 HOPE AND OPTIMISM ENHANCE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
This weekend we shall reflect on the contribution of hope and optimism to health and happiness... A large body of research shows that hope promotes health and happiness as well as success in life.
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Psyche & Soul - 15 WANT TO BE HAPPY? BE GENEROUS!
This weekend we shall reflect on the contribution of generosity to health and happiness. Scientific research tells us that just like gratitude that we explored in the last podcast, a generous disposition has extraordinary impact on our emotional health and wellbeing.
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Psyche & Soul 14: LIVING GRATEFULLY
This weekend we shall reflect on the contribution of gratitude to health and happiness.
Emotionally healthy persons have genuine appreciation for life and its blessings. They experience spontaneous joy and deep satisfaction in living. They are sensitive to the wonderful things happening in them and around them—the daily miracles of life. They live gratefully.
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Psyche & Soul 13: EMOTIONS, HEALTH & HAPPINESS
This weekend we  reflect on our emotions and their role in health and happiness.
Healthy persons are in touch with a wide spectrum of emotions, and are able to express these emotions spontaneously and appropriately. Unhealthy persons, on the contrary, are overly restricted in their range of emotional expressions. They are comfortable only with a few emotions.
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Psyche & Soul 12: Balancing Autonomy and Dependence
This weekend we shall look at one requisite for emotional wellbeing and success in life:  Balancing Autonomy and Dependence.
Ability to think for oneself, and make choices and decisions based on one`s own internal convictions characterise an emotionally mature person. At the same time such a person is also capable of depending on and collaborating with others as necessitated by situations.
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Psyche & Soul - 11: SELF-ACCEPTANCE
This weekend we shall focus on Self-Acceptance which is a foundational requisite for emotional health and happiness.
Self-acceptance, as the great psychologist Carl Jung points out, is not only an essential requisite for emotional wellbeing, but also influences our way of being in the world. In his own words: ``Acceptance of oneself is ...the acid test of one`s whole outlook on life.``
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Psyche & Soul - 10 WHO AM I REALLY?
Last weekend we explored the role of meaningfulness in living a healthy and happy life. This weekend we shall explore an important dimension of this meaningfulness. Our self-understanding of who we are.
``Who am I really?`` This is a question all of us ask sometime in our life. Some of us find an answer, others continue to keep asking the question.
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Psyche & Soul 9 LIVING WITH MEANING AND PURPOSE
Recent research on health and happiness show that a sense of meaning in life is one of the major contributors to emotional and physical wellbeing. Emotionally healthy persons find life a meaningful adventure. They have something that gives meaning and significance to their life, such as an ideology, a dream, a commitment. According to the pioneering personality psychologist, Gordon Allport, ``one of the key challenges to maturity is to invest daily life with meaning—to find or create opportunities to make our lives matter``
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Psyche & Soul 8 - NEED FULFILMENT AND EMOTIONAL MATURATION
This weekend we shall look at some basic needs that have to be satisfied for us to experience emotional maturation and wellbeing.

All of us - infants, children, adolescents and adults - are needy! Needy for food,  for rest,  for attention,  for appreciation,  for love ... and so on.

When our need is fulfilled, we feel happy and we spread happiness around. Psychologists have short listed our basic emotional needs to three: Relatedness, Competence and Autonomy. We need environments that facilitate fulfillment of these needs to grow healthy and happy.
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Some Observations on the GC28 POST-CHAPTER REFLECTION. THE RECTOR MAJOR`S ACTION PROGRAMME
In this article I like to share my initial impressions on the GC28: Post-Chapter Reflections: The Rector Major`s Action Plan presented by the Rector Major on 16 August 2020.
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Psyche&Soul - 7 COPING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY DURING COVID - Physical, mental and Spiritual st
Last weekend we focused on self-care during Covid 19. This weekend we shall focus specifically on the stress and anxiety related to Covid, and the physical, mental and spiritual strategies that can help us cope with them.
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STOP WORRYING AND START PRAYING
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the world we live in. Worry is taking its toll on the world today and most people are worried about getting COVID-19. People are worried about their daily provision, their employment, their future, their health, their finances, their children, family and safety. This worry is causing a lot of ``anxiety,`` ``depression,`` ``mental disturbance,`` ``unknown fear`` etc. Whatever it may be, worrying has become a part of our life style. Some of us worry more than others. But regardless of whether you worry much or worry little, worry is a real and dangerous fact of our existence.
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