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Does staying positive & cheery really help those living with chronic illness?

CJ Health psychologist Dr. Laurie looks at positive thinking and whether trying to stay cheery all the time is a good idea for those with chronic illness

How to take a vacation from the work of managing your chronic illness

CJ Health Psychologist Dr. Laurie on taking a break from the constant work of managing chronic illness: doctor visits, ‘alternative’ support, pharmacy runs and insurance details

When you put yourself and your health first do you feel guilty? GET OVER IT

CJ Health Psychologist Dr. Laurie with advice for those living with chronic illness who do everything for everyone else because they simply cannot bear to feel guilty

Social Media & Chronic Illness: Should you post and tweet about how you’re really feeling?

CJ Health Psychologist Dr. Laurie considers the benefits and potential pitfalls of disclosing your chronic illness experience via posts and tweets—and provides tips on how best to use social media if you want to share yourself

Living with chronic illness but afraid to get angry because it’s ‘not nice’? This one’s for you

When you live with chronic illness, it goes with the territory to feel angry. CJ Health Psychologist Dr. Laurie says you must own up to it—but many are afraid to get angry because it’s not ‘nice’. Here’s how you can let it rip

Sneak Peek: Insider rehearsal nuggets from this year’s first Joint Decisions web chat show on living with RA

CJ Health Psychologist Dr. Laurie shares nuggets from the rehearsal from this year’s first Joint Decisions show. Get an insider’s look at the premiere and have your questions ready when the chat airs live Mon., June 15, 7pm (EDT)

Beaten down by chronic pain? Making your bed or doing the dishes could help you feel a little better

CreakyJoints Health Psychologist Dr. Laurie on how those living with chronic pain and stuck in the feeling of “why bother?” can actually start to feel a little better and a little happier if they take control and change some daily habits

Chronically ill and can’t stop fretting? Here’s how to feel calmer and happier

Those with chronic illness need to stop dwelling on the negative—but how? CJ Health Psychologist Dr. Laurie on the small changes you can make to ‘install’ good experiences so you can shift your mood, and feel calmer and happier

Chronically ill & can’t stop worrying what comes next? This one’s for you

Is your brain Velcro for bad and Teflon for good? Dr. Laurie on Rick Hansen’s book, “Hardwiring Happiness,” and why it’s especially important for those living with chronic illness to stop dwelling on the negative

How to enjoy good news when one is chronically ill and too used to bad

For those living with pain and chronic illness who are used to dealing with negative events on a daily basis, it’s especially important to learn how to savor good news and moments – Dr. Laurie tells you how