Growing older has its benefits, and its drawbacks. Life can exact a difficult toll on one’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. But growing older can also provide some wonderful benefits. You get to enjoy the wisdom that comes from experience. And for some of us, we get to know the incredible joy of grandchildren.
For many, growing older also brings certain regrets. If you are feeling the effects of a long or hard life, remember that God has a way of bringing both meaning and healing even where we don’t believe it is possible. Continue reading
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Our world is full of trauma. Child abuse. Domestic violence. Bullying. Disaster. Marriage trouble. Significant illness.
We talk about recovery from trauma on the most recent Dr Carol Show. The archive is available here. Continue reading
Christmas is a time for joy. Christmas is a time for joy.
May I remind you of something we often forget: The very first Christmas was one of great pain. Continue reading
My heart has been breaking. I’m sure it’s nothing new, but I’m hearing it a lot lately. Middle-aged and older women who are married – and desperately lonely.
As a gynecologist I’ve heard these sad comments from women I’ve seen just in the past couple weeks.
Don’t let that happen to you! Here are a few suggestions: Continue reading
Sometimes words aren’t good enough, and the only expression that makes sense is tears. Grief at losing someone close is always painful, and we shared some resources from the GriefShare program that you will find helpful.
Here are some recent resources we talked about on the Dr Carol Show. Continue reading