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

Self-care Is Not Selfish

Credit: Thinkstock Self-care is an important strategy for everyone. If you live with a chronic illness please don’t negate, or neglect this vital part of your treatment plan. Self-care can help propel you to better emotional, mental, and physical hea...
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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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Must-Read Tips for RA Hospital Stays

when hospitalized for a joint replacement, joint fusion, or some other RA-related procedure, here are some tips to make your stay a little more comfortable.
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How to Get Mobile after Surgery

After a rheumatoid arthritis-related surgery, you likely will be anxious to begin your recovery. To help you get there safely and quickly, use these tips.
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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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