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

When Cancer Strikes: Emotions Stirred by Physical Illness

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Breast Cancer Psychology

When Cancer Strikes: Emotions Stirred by Physical Illness –By Aisha Abbasi M.D.- Sarah contacted me soon after her breast cancer diagnosis. When we met for the first therapy session, she was emotional about her illness and cried bitterly.  Sarah kept asking, “How could this happen to me? I don’t understand. Why would I get cancer?” I empathized with her pain and fear.  I … Read More