Written by Dr. Laurie on February 9, 2009
Displaying cheerfulness for those around us — solely because they cannot handle the sadness of disease — can cause more harm than good, Dr. Laurie writes.
Written by Dr. Laurie on January 26, 2009
Dr. Laurie explains how small, easily-manageable changes to our daily activities can help us escape feeling trapped.
Written by Dr. Laurie on January 12, 2009
As a new year begins, Dr. Laurie explores what happens when we lose energy and hope — and explains how to rediscover them.
Written by Dr. Laurie on December 29, 2008
Making resolutions and stressing ourselves to keep them may not help at all. Dr. Laurie shares a new approach for entering 2009.
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.