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"Living Fully with Dr. Kathy McCoy" is for Baby Boomers and Generation Xers who are seeking to balance their busy lives, enhance their relationships and understand their feelings. In these weekly podcasts, psychotherapist Dr. Kathy McCoy discusses issues such as how to improve relationships with adult children, deal with depression, anxiety and "emotional clutter", how to make marriage work in retirement, come to terms with troubling feelings about aging parents and the aging process itself.
 
Raising 'Rents podcast show will give you everything you need to take care of your aging parents. It will inspire, educate and support through stories and experiences shared by those who have cared for an aging adult or is one themself!
 
Welcome to the Financial Advocate Podcast - Formerly known as "The Special Needs Connection" & "Caring For Aging Parents." We found ourselves sharing podcasts to both shows so we decided to combine them into one podcast! You will continue to find strategies, resources and connections for dealing with the emotional, physical, and financial challenges of aging parents and raising children with special needs. Hosted by Colin Meeks, a Certified Financial Planner focusing on Eldercare Financial P ...
 
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Why would anyone get therapy? This is still a frequent question many ask even though attitudes towards psychotherapy have evolved over the years from disapproval to more acceptance of professional help. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses instances where someone might benefit from therapy, how to find a therapist and how to make sure a particu ...…
 
Feeling alone in a relationship can be uniquely painful. Sometimes it happens when our fantasies of constant, intense love and happiness clash with reality. Sometimes it happens as the result of life transitions and busy schedules. And sometimes it signals serious problems. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses relationship loneliness, why it ha ...…
 
It's not easy, especially for women, to say "No" when they want or need to. Social expectations are that a woman will always say "Yes" to a request. Refusing to go along with another's agenda and living authentically can be a challenge. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the power and importance of saying "No" and how to express your feelings ...…
 
You may be blindsided or it may not be a surprise at all when your child comes out to you as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or non-binary. You may feel a confusing array of emotions -- from fear of their being hurt or marginalized to grief that his, her or their life may be quite different from the one you dreamed or you may feel mostly lo ...…
 
Coming to terms with the invisibility of aging can be a challenge, especially if you've been noted in your youth for your physical beauty. But there are advantages to evolving into another phase of your life -- and being noticed for other things -- such as kindness, wisdom or strength of character. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the chall ...…
 
Mismatched sexual desire is not uncommon and can cause a lot of pain between partners. In this episode, Dr. McCoy suggests questions to ask yourself about possible causes and conditions behind your dueling libidos and offers a number of suggestions for communication, compromise and true intimacy.By Dr. Kathy McCoy.
 
We have very special bonds with our pets, often considering them important members of the family. But many people who don't have the experience of loving a companion animal may show little understanding or empathy when we're dealing with the loss of a beloved pet and that can complicate our grief. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the psycho ...…
 
There may come a time in our lives when our possessions cease to be a comfort and start to become an obstacle to growth, to relationships, to happiness and even to health. Compulsive hoarding is not uncommon and, of course, it occurs on a continuum -- from a bit of unsightly clutter to an uninhabitable home. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses ...…
 
What lessons in love can we learn from the college admissions scandal that has been grabbing headlines in recent months? In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the importance of allowing our children to experience the consequences of their choices and actions, to get experience in facing disappointment and going on. Helicopter and steamroller par ...…
 
What do we do when dreams don't come true? When we do the best we can and still it isn't enough to achieve a treasured goal? In this episode, Dr. McCoy talks about the importance of embracing failure as part of the fabric of our lives. Fear of failure can immobile us and make success impossible. Learning to live with failures and imperfections ...…
 
Women's lives are busier than ever today. In these frantic and divisive times, kindness, caring and building a healthy lifestyle are especially important for our well-being. In this episode, Dr. McCoy interviews Susan Spencer, the editor in chief of Woman's Day Magazine, about how women can bring more kindness, better self care and heart health ...…
 
This podcast discussion is about the difference between financial planning and investment planning. Financial planning is looking at the big picture : a collaboration of estate planning, tax planning, investment planning, insurance planning, healthcare, etc. Multiple professionals working together to help an individual reach their goals. It tak ...…
 
This episode is a conversation between Colin Meeks and myself, Ryan Stark, about our experiences helping people undo some of their financial decisions. We also tell a few stories about when we couldn't undo something, unfortunately; not everything can be undone.
 
What is it like to be childless -- whether by choice or circumstance? In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the assumptions we make about childless people -- about their reasons, their motives, their character and their lives -- and why these assumptions often may not to be true. She looks at the reasons some of us are childless and how, neverth ...…
 
There are more than 3 things, but these are important and a good place to start for things to look out for. Remember to set a plan and stick to it. We routinely suggest not changing the plan unless your life changes. Investing is a long term game.
 
What's the one worst thing you can do while in conflict with your spouse? Silent withdrawal. It can be an aggressive, angry silence or a conflict adverse retreat from discussion. Either way, it can preclude a resolution and drive you apart. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses how to overcome your disinclination to engage in difficult discussio ...…
 
There comes a time in life when mortality ceases to become an abstraction and is a daily reality -- as friends pass away, as we reach ages our parents never lived to see. Our health in later life is often a matter of genetic luck and, increasingly of personal responsibility as we seek healthy lifestyles to prolong the healthy years of our lives ...…
 
This podcast is about insurance in general. It describes some of the different kinds and how we use them to plan, especially for special needs planning. We use both cash value/permanent and term insurance depending on the situation. We may even use Universal Life, which is a combination of whole life and term. It all depends on your situation!…
 
What is Adult Prep? Check out this blurb directly from their website: https://adult-prep.com/about-us/ "Adult Prep teaches life skills to high schoolers, enabling them to be able to stand on their own two feet when they leave home. Imparting the skills needed to successfully transition to adulthood, Adult Prep creates a mindset empowering young ...…
 
This is just a little insight about common financial products that are often misunderstood. There are bad products; however, most of the time the product isn't bad but its use was bad. Products work best in certain situations and are never one size fits all answers. It is important to make sure you always understand what you are investing in. I ...…
 
This is another case study where we review the basics of a new case. We can't share too many details but we are able to share enough to give you a good view or how we work and the common situations we run in to.
 
Directly from sethsmom.org: About Seth’s Mom So, what about Seth’s Mom? We are the FREE NOW FREE FOREVER premier information, news, entertainment, education web portal. What started as an idea in 2015 by Dr. Monique Day, Seth’s Mom was launched in May 2017 as a bridge between families and individuals diagnosed with disabilities and the wealth o ...…
 
Losing the delicious feeling of being in love is a common hazard in long relationships. How can you rediscover each other and the love that seems to have faded in the routines of daily living? In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses specific things you can do to warm your connection and bring new life to a relationship grown tired.…
 
Today, this minute, you can bring light to another's darkness, warmth to their isolation, making a loving connection across the years and the miles. In this episode, Dr. McCoy suggests some of the people you might choose to remember and contact, even if they're not reachable by social media or email. These contacts, these sweet remembrances, do ...…
 
Celebrities rule, sometimes quite literally, in our society and for those of us who are not famous, an encounter with a celebrity can be a memorable experience. It can be a fun story to tell, a meh moment or a less than pleasant experience one hopes to forget. In some rare instances, an encounter with a celebrity can be a life-changing event. I ...…
 
Estrangement from an adult child can be a uniquely painful and lonely experience. In researching her recent book "We Don't Talk Anymore", Dr. McCoy discovered some surprising facts about such estrangements that she shares with listeners in this episode. She emphasizes that reconnecting with an estranged loved one can mean understanding why this ...…
 
This is a discussion between Colin Meeks and Ryan Stark about the value an advisor should bring. We discuss value vs. cost and how a financial advisor should bring you enough value to decrease the effects of the cost. For example, hopefully as advisors we are able to save you enough money so they cost is there, but it does not effect your botto ...…
 
Are we more connected to the world and less with each other? What can you do when you and those you love spend more time staring at an electronic screen than seeing each other? In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses tech addiction and ways to establish warm connections with those we love.By Dr.Kathy McCoy.
 
Here we talk about "selling" and what this word means to us as financial advisors. Please consider sharing if you enjoy the podcast. Thanks!
 
In moments of loneliness or nostalgia for the sweetness and passion of youth, do you find yourself thinking of a long-ago love and wondering what it might be like to have a second chance together? In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the fantasy versus the reality of rediscovering a long-ago love and what it might take to give your love story a ...…
 
This is how much it costs to work with us. Surprisingly, we never get asked how we make money. We always end up explaining it to people so they understand how much we make from each thing we are doing, whether that be providing life insurance or producing a full financial plan and managing money. Listen to one of our most transparent episodes f ...…
 
This is a recorded episode of our podcast 'The Financial Advocate' about timing the market. This is our opinion on trying to buy low and sell high and trying to invest at the right time. We get into some of our investing philosophy! Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions - ryan.stark@lpl.com…
 
This is a real case study we did for one of our recent new relationships. We are working with a really great person and on top of that the situation was just busy enough for us to discuss. Listen to this podcast if you are curious about our process and how we handle our typical client.
 
Have you tried to show your love for your adult child by unasked for advice or motherly truth-telling? And your son or daughter reacts with anger or quiet distancing? In this episode, Dr. McCoy suggests ways to be helpful without hurting, supportive without smothering. She talks about how to say difficult things in a way your adult child can he ...…
 
Andrew Komarow, MSFS AEP® AIF® CAP® CASL® CFP® CHFC® CHSNC®CLU® FSCP® REBC® RHU® RICP® Founder and President Andrew has been with us since the beginning and is the creator of Planning Across the Spectrum. Andrew is an advocate throughout Connecticut and throughout New England for Autism awareness as well as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and co ...…
 
OUR MISSION: The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. Our Vision The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of ...…
 
Too many times, as Emily lamented in Thorton WIlder's "Our Town", we don't see family and friends fully, truly, with love and appreciation, every, every minute. But when we do truly see and know each other in new ways, it can be a joy. In this episode, Dr. McCoy shares such an experience from her own life, hoping that this will inspire the list ...…
 
Gray divorce has doubled in the past 30 years with most happening in the wake of a life transition like an empty nest. Waiting until the kids are grown helps them feel less upset about the divorce and mostly affluent people risk a divorce in their later years. These are some things everyone "knows" about gray divorce. But recent studies have fo ...…
 
Better late than never! Here is the 2018 Year End Review about the market, crazy events and other podcasts we have done this year. Sorry if some of the content seems untimely. We have to get everything approved through a compliance department so sometimes our podcasts or videos are a week late due to the review. Thanks for understanding and tha ...…
 
This podcast case study is short sweet and to the point. Find out why we think most individuals would benefit from speaking with a financial advisor. This doesn't mean you need a long term or ongoing relationship with an advisor; however, simply sitting down with one once a year or even less can still be extremely beneficial for your financial ...…
 
Dr. McCoy wishes everyone a happy holiday season and announces that her podcast will be taking a brief holiday hiatus.
 
Do you have a parent or spouse that may need to consider moving into a nursing home? This episode describes one way to prepare for nursing home costs and it is called the Medicaid Compliant Annuity. It offers you a way to save the hard earned money you saved over the years rather than spend it all in the first 2 years of nursing care. This is a ...…
 
My name is Lorraine Ell I’m the CEO of Better Money Decisions (B$D) and co-author of the blog Better Financial Decisions. As a principal of B$D, I’m excited to continue my long career as an investment professional which started when I worked in the 1980s as an advisor with Drexel, Burnham and Lambert and J.W. Charles and as co-owner of a Regist ...…
 
What can you do when you and a loved one differ on politics or religion? Despite the fact that so many in our country are divided on these and other aspects of our lives, disagreement doesn't have to be hateful, demeaning or dismissive. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses five ways you can disagree and still be united in your love and devotion ...…
 
This is a real estate update with Mike Klijanowicz. His contact information can be found below. He is a local guy and we are located in Baltimore, MD. However, that doesn't mean Mike can't help you answer a few questions if you have them! There is a contact form on the website below if you prefer to us that, or you can call using the number bel ...…
 
What is life really like in an over-55, active adult community? In this episode, Dr. McCoy responds to a listener's request for the pros and cons of such communities and how to make the decision whether to move to one or stay put in retirement.By Dr. Kathy McCoy.
 
"As a wife to Lamar and mom to Juliana and Jessa, I’m a passive journal writer. It means I have a journal that stays by my bed and I write in it every now and then to record life’s peaks and valleys. But Juliana’s Journal is something different. When my husband and I accepted the responsibility of fostering a six day old baby, I didn’t know up ...…
 
"Christopher S. Norman has the unique honor of having been named a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” first for his work defending healthcare providers, and most recently for his work advocating on behalf of injured patients. Chris leverages the “inside knowledge” that he gained as a “Rising Star” medical malpractice defense attorney in his unrelentin ...…
 
Annuities can be good or bad depending on the product and the situation. Products have to serve a specific purpose and never a one size fits all solution to a problem. Commercials, Radio shows, advertisements can display annuities as good or bad but it is always dependent on your situation. Listen to this case study about annuities and make sur ...…
 
What makes the difference between a love relationship that lasts and one that falters? There are many factors, of course, but tender loving care in maintaining a relationship can be a key to its thriving through the years. In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses specific steps you can take to make your love relationship or a loving friendship grow ...…
 
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