Written by Dr. Laurie on December 15, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on December 1, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on November 17, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on November 3, 2008
A response to my last column got me thinking: one of our members pointed out the inexpensive beauty of endorphins for feeling better.
Written by Dr. Laurie on October 20, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on October 1, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on September 23, 2008
Dr. Laurie finds that beauty, love and inspiration come hand-in-hand.
Written by Dr. Laurie on September 9, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on August 26, 2008
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.
Written by Dr. Laurie on August 12, 2008
As the tale explains, problems can unexpectedly overwhelm us. Dr. Laurie shows us how to prevent them from doing so.