All our lives, we face so many obstacles to finding our authentic voices, expressing our true feelings and being the unique individuals we are.
In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses these obstacles, using some examples from her own childhood and young adulthood, and sharing some ideas for self-discovery and building confidence in speaking your mind.
Responding to a letter from a listener about her dismay when her husband began taking Viagra and suddenly wanted much more frequent sex, Dr. McCoy discusses what to do when sex drives don't match, when men face a crisis of confidence with varying degrees of erectile dysfunction and women endure the side effects of menopause that sometimes make frequent or prolonged sex uncomfortable.
In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses what to do when your libidos are at odds, what to do when a partner wants more or less sex than you do or, perhaps, no sex at all. She discusses sources of help and the health and relationship benefits of maintaining a sex life together.
Animal companions can be our own personal angels during difficult times. They can comfort and soothe in a way that other friends and family members can't.
In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the joy of companion animals and the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy which she has used, in certain instances, in her private therapy practice. It can be especially useful with patients who prefer the company of animals to people and who may need the reassurance of a canine or feline presence in order to open up to a human therapist. Dr. McCoy talks about the two cats -- Timmy and Marina -- who helped her in her practice and who were the focus of her later book "Purr Therapy", a memoir about animal-assisted therapy and two outgoing cats who left a legacy of love. Dr. McCoy discusses the qualities that make animal companions particularly effective in healing emotional pain.
There was a time when career success and stability all came down to a few basics: showing up, working hard and treating others with respect. Those qualities are still definite job assets but are no longer a guarantee that you will be able to work as long as you wish. With more Baby Boomers looking to work until age 70 or beyond or at least part-time after retirement, having a strategy is more important than ever.
In this episode, Dr. McCoy offers suggestions for those who still have a job but are worried and those who are facing unemployment and less than welcoming prospective employers. She has special advice for those facing changing realities in their occupations and the necessity of making a new start.