Karim Mamdani

Ontario Shores

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COVID-19: Tools to Tackle Effects of Social Isolation

In the upcoming weeks we will have to become even more socially isolated than we already are.

Which is going to be different as humans are social creatures and it’s instinctual to rely on each other for our survival. However, now for our survival we’re being told to do the opposite, to stay away from each other, something that goes against our primary human instinct.  And let’s face it, now with all non-essential services being closed, social isolation is going to get much harder before it gets better.  For some it will be easier than others.  Introverts tend to feel recharged by spending time by themselves, versus extroverts who get their energy through socializing with others.  For us extroverts, feeling loneliness is going to be a big threat in the upcoming days. 

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COVID-19: Meditation Can Help Manage Anxiety

With all the emotions that we are collectively experiencing these next few months, we might want to taking time to experience new things that we’ve always wanted to do. 

In my past two blogs I talked about healthy versus unhealthy anxiety. And while there are many opportunities that people can explore to improve their mental health, today I want to talk about meditation as one option.

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COVID-19 is Challenging Us Like Never Before

One of the reasons I am so proud to be a member of the Ontario Shores family is the sense of community I feel as I walk through halls of the hospital each and every day.

Community is more than just one of our core values. It’s real and it can be felt throughout the hospital and around Durham Region, regardless of your role in the organization. We care for each other just as we care for the patients and families we serve.

This pandemic situation is challenging us like nothing before as the world moves to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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