Displaying cheerfulness for those around us — solely because they cannot handle the sadness of disease — can cause more harm than good, Dr. Laurie says.
Dr. Laurie explains how small, easily-manageable changes to our daily activities can help us escape feeling trapped.
As a new year begins, Dr. Laurie explores what happens when we lose energy and hope — and explains how to rediscover them.
Making resolutions and stressing ourselves to keep them may not help at all. Dr. Laurie shares a new approach for entering 2009.
December hits and stress ensues. Dr. Laurie explains how discovering and focusing on what makes us happy can alleviate some of that tension.
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.
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.
A response to Dr. Laurie’s last column got her thinking: one of our members pointed out the inexpensive beauty of endorphins for feeling better.
Last time Dr. Laurie spoke about dating and arthritis. This week she came across two different articles that address the next level of a relationship when you have arthritis — sexuality and intimacy.
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.