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Being Happy for Everyone Else

Displaying cheerfulness for those around us -- solely because they cannot handle the sadness of disease -- can cause more harm than good, Dr. Laurie writes.

Escaping the Arthritis ‘Wire Cage’

Dr. Laurie explains how small, easily-manageable changes to our daily activities can help us escape feeling trapped.

Sometimes Our Light Goes Out

As a new year begins, Dr. Laurie explores what happens when we lose energy and hope -- and explains how to rediscover them.

Steering Into The New Year

Making resolutions and stressing ourselves to keep them may not help at all. Dr. Laurie shares a new approach for entering 2009.

Happiness and the Holidays

For some, December hits and stress ensues. On the heels of a newly-published Harvard/UCSD "happiness" report, Dr. Laurie explains how discovering and focusing on what makes us happy can actually alleviate some of that tension.

Arthritis and the Guilt

A reader writes that she is in so much pain and is so tired, she feels wracked with guilt. Dr. Laurie explains why guilt has no place in an arthritic's life -- and how to cast it away.

Letting Your Inner Essence Shine Through

Without realizing it, arthritis can lead us to hide behind a protective shield. Dr. Laurie illustrates how tearing down that barrier reveals our true beauty.

Mighty Endorphin Power Rangers

A response to my last column got me thinking: one of our members pointed out the inexpensive beauty of endorphins for feeling better.

The Step After Dating …

Last time I wrote about dating and arthritis. This week, I came across two different articles that address the next level of a relationship when you have arthritis -- sexuality and intimacy.

I Have Arthritis. Who Would Want To Date Me?

A reader wrote in to Ms. Meniscus worried that -- because of her arthritis diagnosis -- no one would possibly want to date her. Dr. Laurie steps in to shine light on a relationship problem all-too-common for autoimmune disease patients.
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