Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

Patient Advocate

Marianna Paulson is known as AuntieStress. On her Auntie Stress website, you’ll find links to her two award-winning blogs, Auntie Stress Café and A Rheumful of Tips. When she is not helping clients (and herself) address stress, she keeps active by swimming, 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

Latest Articles by Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Buying A Car When You Have RA

If you're shopping for a car that will be more comfortable with rheumatoid arthritis, use this car buying checklist to find one that suits your needs.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Optimism Is Good for You and Your RA

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis, a positive mindset can actually make you physically stronger. Learn more about the health benefits of optimism.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Must-Read Tips for RA Hospital Stays

If rheumatoid arthritis sends you to the hospital, follow these tips to make your stay a little more comfortable.

Doctor fits a patient for a hearing aid.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Hearing Loss?

Studies show that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have hearing loss. Here's what you can do if you think you might be affected.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Thrifty Home Fitness Tips for RA

Staying fit with rheumatoid arthritis doesn't require expensive classes or gym memberships. Try these easy, budget-friendly ways to stay fit from home.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

This Year (With RA) Is Gonna Be Great!

Repeat after me: “I can choose to live better with my RA.” Got it? Good. Here are 10 choices to consider this new year to help you get started right now.

Meals prepared in advance make life with RA easier.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Meal Prep in a Snap With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Smart meal prep can make cooking easier, but what if you have rheumatoid arthritis? These tips will take stress — and joint pain — off the menu.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

How Essential Oils Can Help Your RA

Essential oils not only smell delightful, but they can also help with rheumatoid arthritis symptoms like sleeplessness, muscle tightness, and headaches.