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How to enjoy good news when one is chronically ill and too used to bad

For those living with pain and chronic illness who are used to dealing with negative events on a daily basis, it’s especially important to learn how to savor good news and moments – Dr. Laurie tells you how

How do we respond to someone in unending, unimaginable pain?

Profoundly moved by CJ Blogger Katherine Macfarlane’s searing description of her rock bottom RA pain, health psychologist Dr. Laurie shares what she has learned about being with others in pain – what can we offer and what is needed

Live with an unpredictable illness and can’t stop worrying? Read this

For those who live with an unpredictable illness, It may seem more rational to always watch for what can go wrong. Dr. Laurie on how you can let go of this hyper-vigilant worry and enjoy life when things go right

Chronically ill and feeling stuck in a bad life? There are ways to move on

Health psychologist Dr. Laurie on the different patterns of ‘stuckness’ that can make us feel that we’ll never get out of a dead end life, and how we can move on, even if with chronic illness

Hibernate, try a little nose work to ease the winter of your discontent

Winter blahs got you down? Health psychologist Dr. Laurie suggests we do what the animals have been doing forever: Hibernate, rest, slow down — take a whiff

Surrender to one’s chronic pain and illness?

Dr. Laurie on how ‘surrendering’ to or refusing to resist illness or the pain can open you to receiving what can help

Chronically ill and settling for what ‘only sort-of-works’?

Dr. Laurie on not stopping too soon and settling for what ‘only sort-of-works’ when it comes to medical treatment

A gift of chronic illness?

Dr. Laurie on how the limitations of chronic illness can open the mind and heart to what really matters

A wish for a fearless New Year

Dr. Laurie on giving up fear, the constant companion of pain and suffering

Coping with the holidays: When ‘have a little merry’ is more than a wish away

Dr. Laurie on what to do if this is a painful time of the year for you