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

How to Judge When to Take a Sick Day

Personal Day. Mental Health Day. Sick Day. When you work and have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), any one, or all of those titles might apply to your decision to take a day off work.
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Improving Your Communication with RA

People who live with a chronic illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), may face challenges from “outside perceptions." How others perceive your conditions may leave you feeling isolated, irritated, angry, sad, or misunderstood. Outside perce...
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How to Handle Anger

RA can cause frustration and anger, but there are ways to cope with these emotions. Here are some tips you may want to try next time.
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How to Keep the Hobbies You Love

Despite being diagnosed with RA, you can continue to do the activites you always enjoyed. Here are ways to make it work.
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Top 10 Devices for RA Assistance

These items and gadgets can make the little tasks in life a whole lot easier, especially if you have limited physical function.
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What Type of RA Flare Do You Have?

One of the keys to managing flare-ups is learning your patterns and how to prevent triggers. Here are some tips for spotting them.
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10 Cleaning Tips When You Have RA

Because RA can sap your energy and limit your mobility, it can make even basic things, such as keeping your home clean, a challenge. Here are tips for developing a cleaning plan that works.
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