My mother has a death grip on my life and is digging her claws in deeper. Not surprisingly, I'm miserable. What do I do? -- Overwhelmed Ollie
Chronic illness can plague us with worry. Dr. Laurie explains how to relax.
Lately, I've just felt tired and exhausted all the time. Is something wrong with me? -- Rustic Ryan
Displaying cheerfulness for those around us -- solely because they cannot handle the sadness of disease -- can cause more harm than good, Dr. Laurie writes.
My friends all complain that I'm too negative all the time and that I don't know how to be happy. Personally, I feel quite happy. Why don't they think so, too? -- "Sad" Stephanie
Creak's mind is consumed by his disease.
Dr. Laurie explains how small, easily-manageable changes to our daily activities can help us escape feeling trapped.