"Dr. Beth Darnall works with an elderly, White man coping with pain from diabetes, arthritis, and consequences of a polio onset at the age of ten. The client recounts his attempts to remain active, even during retirement, by volunteering, swimming, traveling, and gardening. Despite his relatively high activity level, he noticed that he has slowed down in the past few years and is concerned about future decline as he continues to age. He discloses how activity, healthy food intake, social interaction, and distraction can improve his low mood and increase his motivation. Dr. Darnall highlights his self-awareness and praises him for knowing how these coping strategies impact his pain and mood. Furthermore, they discuss how he has maintained perspective about his condition and continues to readjust his expectations to reflect the reality of the situation."