Do you ever have feelings that you don’t know how or what to name? For instance, you miss the way life used to be before COVID-19. You worry about what the future holds. But what are you feeling? Sadness? Anxiety? Fear? Yes, to all but you may also be experiencing grief, something Beth Dolloff understands all too well.
Supporting each other when you have to keep your distance isn’t always easy. But as this global pandemic rages on, people everywhere are coming up with creative ways to look after one another. As you’ll discover in this story by Fran and Marty, it’s even possible when you are separated by an ocean.
As we all try to grapple with being isolated, some people are doing better than others. It’s a difficult time and one that Val Walker never anticipated when she wrote her book (out today) 400 Friends and No One to Call. We spoke on the phone recently and she shared how she came to write the book, as well as some wisdom about dealing with our current situation.
After nearly three decades of being in and out of hospitals, on medications, and unable to work, Suzie Milkowich has a new lease on life. She shares the story of her ride on the roller coaster and how she was finally able to step off.
During a serious episode of depression that landed him in the hospital two years ago, Jack found out just how important friends can be. Good medicine and good friends made all the difference. We talk about that and a lot more in Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.
Nyamuon Nguany has a story to tell. When she told it to me, I felt anger and deep sadness. And hatred. Emotions that she knows well. But she also knows that her life is too important to waste it on hatred. That she has a larger purpose. “I feel that nothing happens by mistake,” she […]
“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~Albert Camus I long for summer. Yesterday it was relatively warm and the sun was shining. I could taste spring. I could imagine summer. If the sun ever came up this morning, I never noticed because the sky was […]