How to Enjoy the Holidays in an Emotionally Healthy Way

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Holidays, Psychology

How to Enjoy the Holidays in an Emotionally Healthy Way –By Aisha Abbasi M.D.- The joys of the holiday season are upon us, but it is also a time of mixed feelings for many people. As much as you might want to reconnect with close and distant relatives, you may also have worries about your negative feelings about some of them. With the … Read More

Differentiating Experiences: Past vs. Present and Inner vs. Outer

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Experiences, Feelings

Differentiating Experiences: Past vs. Present and Inner vs. Outer –By Aisha Abbasi M.D.- There is great importance in learning to differentiate the past versus the present and your inner feelings versus your outer experiences.  To explain, I will share excerpts from the November 2018 Newsletter written by Paul C. Holinger M.D., a Chicago-based psychoanalyst treating adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Holinger’s newsletter is … Read More

3 Things Interfering with Feeling Grateful and Content

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Grateful Happiness Abbasi

3 Things Interfering with Feeling Grateful and Content –By Aisha Abbasi M.D.- Many people wonder what interferes with our ability to feel grateful and content.  I’ve been working with patients since I started clinical rotations during my medical school days. That’s over 30 years now.  As a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, listening to patients in multiple therapy hours, day after day, week after week, … Read More