Health psychologist Dr. Laurie on living large despite pain limitations
Dr. Laurie explains how small, easily-manageable changes to our daily activities can help us escape feeling trapped.
As a new year begins, Dr. Laurie explores what happens when we lose energy and hope -- and explains how to rediscover them.
Making resolutions and stressing ourselves to keep them may not help at all. Dr. Laurie shares a new approach for entering 2009.
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.
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.