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What has been the most challenging part of Covid-19? 

There are many challenging things about Covid that I could list. I would say that the most challenging part for me is to not have my children and grandchild visit for the weekend, nor to give them hugs when I see them from a distance. We had to cancel our family Passover/Easter weekend celebration which is always a warm and meaningful gathering.

Beyond that immediate loss, is accepting the reality of this virus that is causing so many deaths and loss of livelihood, and that it will be with us for an indeterminate amount of time.

What has given you strength/ are there any unexpected positives from this time?

I feel a sense of camaraderie with people all around the world. My friends in Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and across the US are all staying home  and managing to create comfortable lives with the limitations of social/physical distancing. I am continuing to do psychotherapy using telehealth platforms, and am moved by the strength and resilience among my clients in the face of this. 

Who do you wear a mask for?

I wear a mask for store clerks and people I pass on the street.

Amy Kahn

71 years old

Clinical Psychologist

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