No, this episode isn't about the lovely television show of the same name that aired some years ago. It's about life in one's sixties, seventies, and beyond when one wonders about so many unknowable things: if savings will be enough, how long health and mobility will endure, how one might cope with future losses, and if this is all there is. While we don't have a crystal ball for the future, we can take steps to safeguard our health and vitality for as long as possible. And we can make a positive difference in our lives with positive wondering: looking at today with wonder and gratitude.
What can you do when someone you is engaging in health self-sabotage? Dr. Kathy McCoy has suggestions to help you get through to a loved one in ways that work best.
Parents and their adult children often having clashing expectations in a variety of ways: expectations of seeing each other more (or less), expectations about financial or emotional support, about life changes, about differing concepts of what it means to be family.
In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses how to handle clashing expectations, how to set boundaries and voice your wishes and how to make peace, not with what could be or might have been, but with what is.
Depression happens for a variety of reasons as one ages and experiences great losses, a decline in health, a loss of mobility or independence or a loss of the structure and purpose one had while working. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses how to recognize the signs of depression in an elderly relative or in yourself -- and how to alleviate the pain.