Authors Posts by Patricia McCarthy

Patricia McCarthy

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House Calls

At-home care (and less stress) for your pet with Vet At Your Door One morning two years ago, Faith York’s dachshund Bailey was whimpering with...

A Teenie Bit of Joy

As hospice volunteers, Meryl Ruth and her Chihuahua Bridget bring comfort to the dying Meryl Ruth of Cumberland has found a unique calling in life....

Take Care

After a heart attack at age 62, Catherine Santorelli learned to listen to her body and be generous with herself Feeling nauseous and like she...

When life gets tough: dog

Denise Fuhrmann believes dogs can help people feel better as much as—or even more than—humans can. The psychiatric nurse practitioner frequently observed this in her...

An ongoing thirst for knowledge

An adventurous spirit and minimalist tendencies have allowed Mary Elvin to have a different relationship with work than most people have. She left her most-recent...

Changing bonds with adult children

When her son Tim died at age 26 in 2011, Cathy Hagerman’s life was upended. To say her relationships with her other two children...