Health psychologist Dr. Laurie on living large despite pain limitations
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.
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.
A response to my last column got me thinking: one of our members pointed out the inexpensive beauty of endorphins for feeling better.
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.
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.
Dr. Laurie finds that beauty, love and inspiration come hand-in-hand.
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.
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.
As the tale explains, problems can unexpectedly overwhelm us. Dr. Laurie shows us how to prevent them from doing so.
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.