• Dr. Laurie
    Dr. Laurie

That’s What Friends Are For

Dr. Laurie explains how friendship may be the best medicine.

A Child with a Chronic Illness

Caring for a sick child? Dr. Laurie explains how to navigate the complicated terrain.

Not Disappointing Your Loved Ones

Dr. Laurie explains how to make plans — knowing that flares are unpredictable.

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.


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.