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    Dr. Laurie

How to Talk About Your Chronic Illness

Dr. Laurie explains how to overcome fear or embarrassment — and tackle those situations in which we must share our diagnosis.

Acceptance

Dr. Laurie explains how denying our reality prevents us from finding happiness.

What To Do When Anxiety Strikes

Chronic illness can plague us with worry. Dr. Laurie explains how to relax.

Dr. Laurie’s Healthcare Battle Plan

Shuttling between several doctors? Dr. Laurie explains exactly how to protect yourself.

Being Happy for Everyone Else

Displaying cheerfulness for those around us — solely because they cannot handle the sadness of disease — can cause more harm than good, Dr. Laurie writes.

Escaping the Arthritis ‘Wire Cage’

Dr. Laurie explains how small, easily-manageable changes to our daily activities can help us escape feeling trapped.

Sometimes Our Light Goes Out

As a new year begins, Dr. Laurie explores what happens when we lose energy and hope — and explains how to rediscover them.

Steering Into The New Year

Making resolutions and stressing ourselves to keep them may not help at all. Dr. Laurie shares a new approach for entering 2009.

Happiness and the Holidays

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.

Arthritis and the Guilt

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.