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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.

The Most Beautiful People

Dr. Laurie finds that beauty, love and inspiration come hand-in-hand.

A (Little) Change Will Do You Good

Losing weight, altering your daily schedule, letting go of stress — all can be difficult to commit to, let alone do. Dr. Laurie has the answer.

Meditation Can Help You Feel Better

It seems so simple — casting negativity away. But, as Dr. Laurie explains, if you can learn to do so, it’s another means of reclaiming your life. Here’s how.

The Frog and the Pot of Hot Water

As the tale explains, problems can unexpectedly overwhelm us. Dr. Laurie shows us how to prevent them from doing so.

Taking Unpredictability Head-On

Knowing that you’re not alone is one thing — but how to maintain a semblance of control in your life? Dr. Laurie lays out a battle plan.

Arthritis’ Most Worrisome Trait: Unpredictability

You don’t know from one day to the next what to expect. When something happens, you try to reason — was I stressed? Am I having a reaction to medication? Is the disease progressing? Dr. Laurie explains that you’re not alone.