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Articles by Anum Wasim

Anum Wasim is a medical school graduate from Dow Medical College, Pakistan. She can be reached at [email protected]

Dear Doctor, Are You Strong Enough to be Vulnerable?

July 12, 2015 – 11:50 PM |

I am a doctor. I am supposed to exude strength of magnanimous proportions. I am expected to sign a death certificate without an iota of sadness. I am required to be unreasonably cold and indifferent …

The Hare and the Tortoise: A Tale Retold

April 29, 2015 – 2:46 PM |

Once upon a time, there lived a Hare and a Tortoise. It was finally time for them to embark on a journey.The journey of life. The tortoise seemed unusually anxious. He said, “ Hare, I …

The Rhythm of Life: On Achieving Balance

December 5, 2013 – 6:50 PM | 2 Comments

Is it not odd? In this strange medley of life as we move along the paths which we have defined for ourselves in pursuit of happiness and serenity, we ultimately end up losing precisely what …

Social Media And “The Fear Of Missing Out” Phenomenon

May 5, 2013 – 7:00 PM | One Comment

The new window on my browser is constantly blinking after every two minutes as I sit here on my desktop, trying to write a blog. I type one sentence and oh wait; I have a …

Essentials for Healthy Living: Peaceful Sleep

April 5, 2013 – 10:59 PM |

It is 6 AM and the beginning of a series of irritating alarm tunes, each following the other by a five minute gap. The alarms keep ringing, accompanied in the background by my sister’s constant …

Music Therapy: Innovation in Coping with Ailments

March 15, 2013 – 10:47 PM |

When was the last time you listened to some nice lilting music of your choice? Did it flood your senses with a sense of warmth you had been yearning for? I can sure imagine your …

Essentials for Healthy Living: How to Manage Stress?

February 26, 2013 – 11:37 PM |

Problems are inevitable and so is the stress accompanying them. Or is it? Stress is a part and parcel of life indeed. It’s impossible to have come to the point of reading and understanding this …