Navigating Life’s Final Stages
As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.
What Therapists Can Teach Us about Growing Old Gracefully
Does being a therapist give us an edge in coping with the inescapable phenomenon of aging? Three prominent psychotherapists—Irvin Yalom, Joan Klagsbrun, and Erv Polster—share both how their experience with older clients has shaped their slant on their own mortality and how their own aging may be changing the way they approach psychotherapy.
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Living Backward and Forward: In Search of the Stories that Bind Us
In search of the stories that can bind a family together.
A Diary of Riding Out the Storm
A therapist discovers what it means to be fully present, even in the face of the terrifying prospect of a declining mind.
We’ll Never Be Here Again: Stopping to Listen on a Late-life Passage
A sexagenarian contemplates the sobering knowledge that she’s got “a tiny little future and a great big past.”
Striving for Honesty in the Therapy Room
Anticipating endings may encourage us to grasp the present with greater vitality.
A Little Wiggle Room
It’s never too late to change your story
Louder than Words: The Unspoken Code of Fathers and Sons
A Bruce Springsteen song helps crack the unspoken code of father–son communication.
More More Time: Discovering the Endless Present
A new retiree discovers the elusive secret of the endless present.
Doing What's Best for Mom and Dad: Helping Contentious Siblings Find Common Cause
A parent's failing health can stir up a hornet's nest of trouble among adult siblings.
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