What can you do when your adult child is having career setbacks, is confused over his or her life direction or is having financial, drug or alcohol issues or marital problems? Dr. McCoy discusses what to do -- and what not to do -- to help. She has specific suggestions on how to help without hindering growth, to encourage without diminishing your adult child's own problem solving skills, and to nurture without rescuing.
Letting go is crucial to growth in midlife. This means letting go of the burdens of youth, of daily responsibility for children, of old dreams and outgrown needs and roles, of judgments, old hurt and anger to make way for new ways to grow and to love.
Taking a close look at the stories we tell ourselves about our lives can give us valuable insights into the themes of our lives. Do we see ourselves as victims? Or as resilient survivors? Do we remember only pain? Or fun and forgiveness and love above all?
Our lives all haves shades of gray, complicated mixes of joy and pain and nuances that are often more apparent to us than to those close to us.
How and what we remember and the stories we tell ourselves can have a major impact on our later lives and on our relationships.
Loneliness can come with losses and life changes, through one's own actions or reactions or changing circumstances. Dr. McCoy discusses seven ways to break through the emotional walls that can grow around our lonely feelings and reconnect with others.
How do you keep New Year's -- or daily -- resolutions to live a healthy lifestyle? How do you deal with temptations to seek toxic solutions to everyday problems? Dr. McCoy shares some experiences and thoughts about being at a crossroads of making a healthy or toxic decision.