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Dr. Kathy McCoy
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Dedicated to exploring, sharing experiences and celebrating life for those over 50
Dedicated to exploring, sharing experiences and celebrating life for those over 50

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The Reality of Life in an Active Adult Community
When a reader recently wrote to ask what life is like in an "active adult community" and how she might begin to make a decision about whether or not to move to one, I couldn't help but think back on two real life scenarios -- one eight years back, one a few...
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Six Life Lessons from Mr. Rogers
                                                                  Fred Rogers (PBS #thanksmisterrogers)                                                                         Earlier this month, my brother Mike and his family flew from Bangkok and I drove ...
Six Life Lessons from Mr. Rogers
Six Life Lessons from Mr. Rogers
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The Mystery and Tragedy of Suicide
No one can see completely into the heart, the mind and the pain of another, no matter how close one is to a person. Sadly, too many people shock those they love by ending their own lives. In 2016, more than 45,000 Americans committed suicide. Behind each on...
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From Summer to Autumn, Sunrise, Sunset
I'll never forget my introduction to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It was a lovely, crisp autumn night in the early summer of my adulthood. I was in Washington on an assignment for a national magazine. I had just had a wonderful dinner at the Alexa...
From Summer to Autumn, Sunrise, Sunset
From Summer to Autumn, Sunrise, Sunset
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Saying Goodbye to Someone Special
"This isn't an easy time of life, is it?" wrote my friend Roxanne Camron, former editor of 'TEEN Magazine, where we worked together for nearly a decade in our youth. She was writing in the wake of two recent deaths -- that of our 'TEEN colleague Jay Cole, s...
Saying Goodbye to Someone Special
Saying Goodbye to Someone Special
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Convent Mysteries and Memories
For Catholic girls growing up in the 50's, nuns were mysterious and oddly glamorous -- with the long flowing habits, wimples and veils that hid all traces of womanhood and set them apart as special spiritual beings. From early childhood, some of us dreamed ...
Convent Mysteries and Memories
Convent Mysteries and Memories
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Eight Years and Counting
It was eight years ago today that I walked out of my office at UCLA Medical Center for the last time. I was officially retired. But it quickly became evident that we all have our own, very different, retirement dreams. Though my husband Bob and I left the s...
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Casting Call: A Chance to Help and Be Helped
The casting team at the production company for "Star-Crossed Lovers" sent me the flyer above yesterday, hopeful that among my therapy clients, readers, blogging friends and others, there might be some who are willing to share their experience with differenc...
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The Ghosts That Linger
It doesn't take much to conjure up those long-ago desperate days after my father lost his job -- never to get another one. He was let go from his engineering management position on my thirteenth birthday. With a modest, fully paid for home in an upscale com...
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Joy and Inspiration in the Obits
I'm not sure just when I stopped skipping the obituary pages in our local newspaper and started perusing them with growing interest. At first, I think I just skimmed over them to check out the ages, watching with a bit of alarm as the average ages of the de...
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