Marianna Paulson

Marianna Paulson, Patient Expert

Marianna Paulson is known as @AuntieStress. On her website, you’ll find links to her two award-winning blogs, Auntie Stress Café and the award-winning A Rheumful of Tips. When she is not helping clients (and herself) address stress, she keeps active by swimming, dog walking, and taking frequent dance breaks. She takes steps in a number of different directions in order to work on being a “Superager.” She may have RA, but it doesn’t have her! “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” - Dalai Lama XIV

10 Reasons Not to Judge Me

Credit: Thinkstock We all tend to pass judgment to varying degrees and in a variety of situations based upon what we see, hear, or experience. As we zoom to assume, there can be long-term repercussions that are hurtful and harmful. Share this list of ...
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Cleaning Tips with RA

When you have RA, you may need some tricks to help you chase away the dirt devils, dust bunnies, and clutter critters in your home. Try these 10 easy tips.
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You, RA, and Food Choices

Credit: Thinkstock Food — a fully-loaded four-letter word. Nutrition, culture, allergies, addictions, habits, business, and politics, can all be packed into the things you put into your mouth. When you google rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and diet, you’...
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Work Accommodations and Dealing with a Colleague's Resentment

Credit: Thinkstock When you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), managing to get through your work day can be challenging enough. Fatigue, brain fog, pain, and the inability to do what is physically required of you can prove stressful. However, there...
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Life With RA: It's the Little Things

Credit: Thinkstock When you live with rheumatoid arthritis, it’s often the little things–things that many people take for granted–that can present big challenges on a daily basis. There are challenges that can exhaust you, frustrate you, and prevent ...
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Using Sports Psychology to Live Better with RA

Credit: Thinkstock A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) does not necessarily mean that you must let go of your goals and dreams. Instead, by combining a sprinkling of your life before RA, a dash of creative thinking, a dollop of brain science, an...
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Learn to Love Yourself With RA

Beating yourself up for having RA isn’t going to do you any good - and you’re already going through enough. Follow these steps to develop more self-compassion.
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