Can difficult times can help us grow?

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Can difficult times can help us grow?

Mar 19, 2021

Do you ever wonder if difficult times can help us grow?

I recently listened to Ella Fitzgerald song “Into each life some rain must fall.”
And while we can’t control just how much it rains, we can make a decision – let ourselves get wet, or break out the umbrella.

The rain, of course, is the challenging times that we all face – medical diagnosis, divorce, job loss, even just navigating the teen years as a parent.

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And, while it may not seem like it at first, something positive can come from the experience.

We have a choice in how we respond to difficult times. We can shut down emotionally and let ourselves become hardened by it, or we can grow from the experience. Receiving a serious medical diagnosis, for example, can cause psychological and physical stress – and it can even be traumatic.

When patients are able to stay resilient, they are better able to cope with the medical condition, stay positive and even discover new aspects of themselves they never realized.


There is actually a term for the process – post-traumatic growth – and it refers to the benefit and personal growth that comes from experiencing a crisis.

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Research has found that up to 70% of people experience positive psychological growth from difficult times, such as a deeper sense of self and purpose, a greater appreciation for life and loved ones, and an increased capacity for altruism, empathy and desire to act for the greater good. While the transition from old to new has it’s own challenges, we can all learn how to change and grow no matter the obstacles we face.

This weekend I delve into this subject of EVOLUTION – THE JOURNEY OF OUR SOUL.
As a part of the final week of Radical Wellness programme this term, we will take a deep dive on this subject.
The tools we use are those of Yoga and Meditation along with true profound information.

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If you feel you would like to know more about how the science of Mind-Body connection and the practice of Yoga and Guided Meditation can help you to be more present to be able to find your connection with your Higher Self, then join me for my next Radical Wellness class on Sunday at 7.30am
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Is Radical Wellness for me?

This program is for you if you:

* Have chronic medical conditions like ​Diabetes, Fatty Liver, High Blood Pressure, weight problems or inflammation​ and wish to gain better control of your health.

* Have ongoing ​gut issues​ like IBS, Reflux (Heartburn) or a weak metabolism.

* Feel mostly weak and tired and are keen to ​boost your vitality and energy levels.

* Are a busy professional and are keen to ​boost productivity​ and efficiency by improving your focus​ and ​gain clarity​ about your purpose.

The programme DOES NOT INVOLVING PROMOTING SUPPLEMENTS, PROBIOTICS OR FANCY DIETS, as we all know that they don’t work in the long run!

A live recording of the session will be provided to anyone who is REGISTERED for the class and is unable to join.


Download your guide to Whole Health, Wellness and a Purposeful Life. Our intention is to unlock the innate healing abilities of the body to create peak health and healing of chronic diseases, some of which modern medicine does not have a cure for. A companion book to the Radical Wellness Programme.


Helping you Discover, Empower & Prosper

Dr Arun Dhir
Dr Arun Dhir
Surgeon, Health & Wellness Advocate.
Author of “Happy Gut, Healthy Weight” and “Create a New You Health Journal

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