Aysha Ahmed

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What Really Sets Off Social Anxiety? The Real Social Anxiety Triggers

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) affects a whopping 15 million American adults as per The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA), making it the second most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder. But what exactly sets off this anxiety bomb? What are the everyday social anxiety triggers?  Let’s dive into the situations that make social butterflies feel …

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Let’s Talk About It: Mental Health Insights That Make a Huge Impact

Mental health is a topic that’s often whispered about or pushed under the rug because it is shrouded in stigma and misunderstanding. It also feels like a tricky subject to tackle – it’s personal, it’s complex, and it lacks awareness. Today, we seek to break through those barriers by offering valuable mental health statistics, insights, …

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How I Potty Trained My Child with ADHD in Just One Month

Potty training can be a daunting task for any parent, but potty training an ADHD child, now that becomes even more challenging. I found myself in this very situation, struggling to potty train my son despite trying every method in the book. From ditching the diapers to offering rewards for successful trips to the bathroom, …

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How Do You Tell Your Little Kids You Have Cancer? My Story of Breaking the News

As a parent facing a cancer diagnosis, one of the toughest tasks is finding the right words to explain the situation to your young children. I recently found myself in this exact situation with my 4-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son, who has neurodiversity, adding an extra layer of complexity to the conversation. With my first …

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Surviving Phase 1: 6 Chemo, 6 Weeks of… Well, Let’s Talk About It

Phase 1 – six weeks, six chemo sessions. Sounds like a Netflix series title, doesn’t it? Except, there’s nothing scripted about this cancer journey. Today, I am getting into the details of chemotherapy side effects – what really went down during those action-packed weeks. And spoiler alert, it was no walk in the park. Here …

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Decisions, Decisions: Selecting the Right Cancer Treatment & Hoping it Works

Picture this: you’re staring down two options that could change the course of your life. Sounds like the beginning of a suspenseful movie, right? Spoiler alert: neither option comes with a side of sunshine and rainbows. Today’s blog post is about a pivotal moment in my cancer journey when I stood at a crossroads, faced …

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The Initial 5 Stages of Emotions When Diagnosed with Cancer

  Life often takes unexpected turns, throwing us into situations we never imagined we’d face. One moment, everything seems normal, and the next, you’re facing something you never imagined you’d have to deal with. That’s exactly what happened to me. My plot twist came in the form of a cancer diagnosis—a curveball that changed everything …

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Powerful Daily Affirmations: Top 5 Questions Answered

Powerful daily affirmations and the transformative potential of positive thoughts have gained significant attention recently. People are increasingly recognizing the impact of their thoughts on their daily lives, well-being, and overall success. As a result, many questions arise regarding the efficacy and application of affirmations. In this blog post, we will address the top five …

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10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Health

Have you noticed that emotionally stable people are able to navigate their life easier, even though they experience stress, tantrums, grief, and sorrow?  The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) explains that being emotionally well does not mean expressing happiness or being happy all the time. It all comes down to setting …

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6 Steps Of Forgiveness & Letting go for True Inner Peace of Mind

Are you in a place where you keep thinking how to forgive people who have wronged you? Forgiving others and finding true inner peace is a journey that requires a lot of hard work, effort, and dedication. But the rewards are well worth it – your depression subsides, your physical health improves, and you finally …

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