Thank you everyone who attended “Dealing With Challenges in Relationships : Up Your Game Feb’18 SG Edition”.
We hope all 40 of you had good takeaways from the very personal and authentic sharings by our speakers.
Rishma Petraglia, Rabia Mughni, Jeremy Pillai & Pratibha Rai, thank you for trusting the space and the attendees to share such intimate and personal aspects of your life. Your stories were not only moving but absolutely inspiring. Thank you!
Some pictures in the link to capture a few moments.
A modern list of 6 human needs as shared by Neuroscientist Nicole Gravagna
This list benefits from nearly 75 years of psychology, neuroscience, and sociology research beyond what was known when Maslow wrote his list.
Food – The body needs calories and a variety of nutrients including protein, fat, and carbohydrates everyday to grow, function, and repair. Without food, the body begins to atrophy.
Water – Ample hydration allows for the processes of the body to occur. Without water the body cannot process food or remove wastes.
Shelter – We require protection from blazing sun, freezing temperatures, wind, and rain. Without shelter, human skin and organs are damaged from extreme temperatures.
Sleep – 6–9 hours of sleep every 24 hours allows the brain to process new knowledge and deal with emotional information. Without ample sleep we cannot learn new things or get past emotional pain.
Others – Adults require connection (physical or emotional) with other humans to release certain hormones like oxytocin. Human touch is so important that when we are young, our brains don’t develop correctly without it. Regular connection to others allows us to maintain a sense of well-being that allows for self-care.
Novelty – Novelty creates the opportunity to learn and the potential to fail, which stimulates dopamine release in the brain. Without regular novelty, motivation wanes and a healthy sense of well-being is lost.
These 6 needs, when met, allow for a person to develop the self-esteem, security, belonging, actualization, and the other expressions of contentedness that Maslow described.
Unfortunately, when people go for a long time without having all 6 of these needs met, it becomes difficult for them to begin to allow for these needs to be met. A person who doesn’t get enough sleep will insist that they can do without. A person who has grown up without deep connection to others will insist that they prefer to live as a loner. Those who have deeply rutted routines will resist change when it is offered to them.
It’s as though humans have a natural protective process that occurs when one of these 6 needs goes unfulfilled. We develop beliefs that we are special, somehow more capable than everyone else, because we can get along without having our needs fulfilled. The truth is that we are often in denial. Every single person on this planet needs food, water, shelter, sleep, others, and novelty on a regular basis to be their best selves.
Kicked off 2018 to a great start with a session on Mindfulness attended by 30 individuals.
Was an enriching session filled with wonderful nuggets of sharings and tips on living mindfully from our invited Experts (Kalyan Bhatlapenumerthy, Anji Hallewell, Reshma Shekar, Serene Martin & Rayson Choo).
This has also led to the setting up of a dedicated group for those keen to embark on a guided mindfulness journey, The Mindfulness Circle.
We will be kicking off a 5 Day Mindfulness Challenge from 1st February 2018. Join the group to participate.
We are honoured to kick off our “Women Empowering” Series with Dr. Vani Khare.
A scientist turned social hero, Dr. Vani Khare is a Guiness Book of World Record holder through her Faith Foundation.
They recently set the record for organising the biggest child safeguarding session in collaboration with V Force Media as part of Rakshana, a global movement against child abuse.
In Singapore and rest of South East Asia, Dr. Vani Khare impacts lives through her social enterprise, Sanrakshan Pte Ltd.
She has worked with children at risk, women and Rohingya refugees in collaboration with the city of Batam (at the invitation of the Mayor of Batam), a women’s shelter, a Singapore based Charity MKAC, and more!
She has also stared a platform, Drive to Passion, to help individuals reconnect with their passions and lead more fruitful and purposeful lives.
Dr. Vani Khare will also be sharing at The Women’s Symposium on 31st March 2018.
Thank you Dr. Vani Khare for impacting the lives of so many. You are a hero we are happy to celebrate!