Written by Dr. Laurie on March 10, 2009
Chronic illness can plague us with worry. Dr. Laurie explains how to relax.
Written by Dr. Laurie on February 23, 2009
Shuttling between several doctors? Dr. Laurie explains exactly how to protect yourself.
Written by Dr. Laurie on February 9, 2009
Displaying cheerfulness for those around us -- solely because they cannot handle the sadness of disease -- can cause more harm than good, Dr. Laurie writes.
Written by Dr. Laurie on January 26, 2009
Dr. Laurie explains how small, easily-manageable changes to our daily activities can help us escape feeling trapped.
Written by Dr. Laurie on January 12, 2009
As a new year begins, Dr. Laurie explores what happens when we lose energy and hope -- and explains how to rediscover them.
Written by Dr. Laurie on December 29, 2008
Making resolutions and stressing ourselves to keep them may not help at all. Dr. Laurie shares a new approach for entering 2009.
Written by Dr. Laurie on December 15, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on December 1, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on November 17, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on November 3, 2008
A response to my last column got me thinking: one of our members pointed out the inexpensive beauty of endorphins for feeling better.