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Call of the Day Podcast: What's Keeping Me Up At Night?
By Dr. Laura on May 17, 2022

The abuse and neglect Harry's mom inflicted is causing nightmares even though he severed the relationship and thought he had moved on.   Dr. Laura: "The pain you bury can rear its head into...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Thought I Was Dying of Cancer
By Dr. Laura on May 4, 2022

Erin contends with drastic life changes after receiving a new diagnosis.   Dr. Laura: "Laughter could be your way forward."

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Email of the Day: I Gave Up My “Sick Person” Mentality
By Dr. Laura on April 25, 2022

In my early twenties, I developed severe chronic pain. As time went on, I stopped leaving the house or even getting dressed. Basically, I stopped living, and started a slow suicide.

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Call of the Day Podcast: Driving Drives Me Crazy
By Dr. Laura on April 21, 2022

Lori feels tremendous anxiety each time she gets in her car, but Dr. Laura believes there's more to Lori's story than the stress of traffic.   Dr. Laura: "Seek out kind, like-minded people...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Clutter-Lover
By Dr. Laura on April 16, 2022

Rose asks Dr. Laura if hypnosis is a good way to overcome her habit of creating piles of clutter.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the connection between a habit and its origin can help with...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Gotten Myself Into a Mess
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2022

Wendy offered to take care of her boss at the end of her life, but after devoting her time and effort for several months, Wendy feels like a fool and wants her life back.   Dr. Laura: "You...

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Email of the Day: You CAN Overcome Loneliness!
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2022

Over the years of listening, I’ve heard calls from people who are lonely. They’ve retired, lost a spouse, or the kids have grown up and moved out. Your advice to them is to find an...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Fears Are Creeping Into My Dreams
By Dr. Laura on March 29, 2022

Alie needs Dr. Laura's help to understand why she's been having anxious dreams about the health condition that forced her to stop working.   Dr. Laura: "Remind yourself each night that you...

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Email of the Day: I’m Happier Since I Stopped Being a Perfectionist
By Dr. Laura on March 28, 2022

I am a silk painter and recovering art perfectionist. Trying to make the perfect painting for most of my life kept me from creating anything at all. The fear of getting so far into a...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Trapped In a Negative Mindset
By Dr. Laura on March 25, 2022

Andrew says he's paralyzed by his negative self-image and isn't enjoying his life.   Dr. Laura: "Let your inner beauty shine. "

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Tell My Mom My Cancer Has Returned?
By Dr. Laura on March 22, 2022

Virginia's not sure she should worry her ill, 86-year-old mother with the news of her possible cancer diagnosis.   Dr. Laura: "A good mommy wants to hug away your fears no matter your age...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Worrywart
By Dr. Laura on March 15, 2022

Beth's sister died in a car accident, and now she annoys her daughters with how much she frets each time they are on the road.   Dr. Laura: "There is no power in worrying."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'd Like to Kick My Stage Fright
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2022

Lacey is a singer who says the older she gets the more nervous she is about taking the stage.   Dr. Laura: "Make performing a beautiful experience for yourself instead of a chance to please...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Where are My Golden Years?
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2022

Sally thought her 70s would be more enjoyable and says she's depressed and distressed over her various aches and pains.   Dr. Laura: "Thank your body each day for all the things it's still...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Middle-aged and Miserable
By Dr. Laura on February 20, 2022

Kristen hates being single at age 50 and wants Dr. Laura's advice for how to be happier.   Dr. Laura: "It's hard to live a positive life with a negative mindset."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Need A New Attitude
By Dr. Laura on February 11, 2022

Rachel has lost hundreds of pounds through bariatric surgery, but still feels like a failure since she hasn't reached her goal weight.   Dr. Laura: "Give yourself credit for having pulled...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Headed for Hospice
By Dr. Laura on February 6, 2022

Kelly is struggling with how to show love and support to her husband as he enters hospice care.   Dr. Laura: "Let your husband comfort you and show you that he's still your man."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Traumatized by a Stranger's Death
By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2022

Kate is a nurse who witnessed the death of a woman the same age and with the same name as her mother, and now she can't stop thinking about her.   Dr. Laura: "Survivor's guilt is one part...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Cancer Has Curbed My Sex Drive
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2022

Cathy has been fighting cancer and worries that she's not taking “proper care” of her husband because they haven't had sex for two years.   Dr. Laura: "Now is the time to move slowly and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Been Fired (Again) - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2021

Dr. Laura shares a personal story of how someone she knew faced his limitations.   Dr. Laura: "Life's more enjoyable when you view limitations as challenges to be overcome."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I've Been Fired (Again) - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2021

Darrell says that he tends to take jobs that he's not necessarily qualified for and, ultimately, gets fired when it's discovered that he's in over his head.   Dr. Laura: "You can make...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Road Rage is Rearing Its Ugly Head
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2021

Christie says she can hardly drive anymore without feeling exasperated with other drivers.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let your interactions with inconsiderate people steal moments from your life."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Why Am I Still Anxious About My Accident?
By Dr. Laura on November 8, 2021

Regina is surprised that she hasn't been able to put her traumatic medical complication behind her already.   Dr. Laura: "Stuffing feelings down and denying them doesn't make them...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Why me?
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2021

Kim's health has recently started to deteriorate, and she's feeling sorry for herself, wondering why it's happening and what she can do to cope.   Dr. Laura: "Bodies perform best when...

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Email of the Day: I Am Finally At A Healthy Weight
By Dr. Laura on September 10, 2021

I struggled with obesity for 38 years of my life. I was raised in a chaotic, alcoholic-fueled home, but now have a wonderful husband, adult son about to get married, a job I love and true...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Chose Work Over Family
By Dr. Laura on July 23, 2021

Cyndi regrets that, to cope with her cancer diagnosis, she became a workaholic and let her home life slip.   Dr. Laura: "Love - not work - is what keeps us alive. "

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Has High Anxiety
By Dr. Laura on July 13, 2021

Megan would like advice on how to help her 10-year-old son whose anxiety about playing competitive hockey is causing him to vomit before each game.   Dr. Laura: "Help your son relax with...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Lost
By Dr. Laura on July 10, 2021

Erica's not happy being 30, jobless, overweight and promiscuous.   Dr. Laura: "It's time to choose respecting yourself over happy-in-the-moment."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm in a Really Bad Place
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2021

Marie was in a terrible accident and feels like her life is completely out of control.   Dr. Laura: "Yoga breathing can positively impact your mind and body and help you cope with anxiety."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Insulted!
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2021

Sharon wants Dr. Laura's opinion on how she can handle her neighbor's negative comments on her looks.   Dr. Laura: "The best comebacks leave the person feeling a little stupid."

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Email of the Day: Put On Some Music and Take A Walk!
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2021

I used to take my kids everywhere with me, but since the pandemic, I wasn’t getting out with my smallest children. It was easier to just stay home. I was lazy, because getting out of the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Life Has Been Really Hard Lately
By Dr. Laura on June 5, 2021

Christine is starting to feel overwhelmed by raising four children while dealing with health issues and the death of her husband.   Dr. Laura: "Embrace moments of joy and find ways to bring...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Scared to Give Up My “Fat” Clothes
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2021

Penny's husband is upset that she is still wearing plus-size clothing even though she has recently lost more than 100 lbs.   Dr. Laura: "Show yourself compassion by wearing loose-fitting...

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Email of the Day: You Saw a Bigger Plan for My Life Than I Did
By Dr. Laura on May 24, 2021

Almost 25 years ago, I called you asking whether or not my husband should take a graveyard shift at his job. My only concern at the time was how it would affect our relationship. Your...

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Email of the Day: Your Words Helped Calm My Anxiety
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2021

My husband, who has suffered from digestive problems lately, went to the ER this week as he was unable to keep any food or liquid down. A CT scan revealed he has a tumor, and he will have...

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Email of the Day: I Changed My Life And My Attitude
By Dr. Laura on April 29, 2021

Two years ago, I would have described myself as dumb, ugly, fat, unlovable and a slob who didn't care how I looked. My 5'4" frame was carrying 170 pounds, putting me in the "obese"...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Can't Enjoy Today
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2021

Hannah wants to know how to avoid fixating on the negative things happening in the world so she can feel less fear and more joy.   Dr. Laura: "Rational fears can be faced with plans and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Fuse is Too Short
By Dr. Laura on April 11, 2021

Louis really wants to change his explosive temper that scares his kids and is straining his relationships.   Dr. Laura: "Meditation can provide immediate calm."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Am I a Lush?
By Dr. Laura on April 5, 2021

Maria can easily drink a bottle of wine each night and wonders if this is the beginning of alcoholism.   Dr. Laura: "The only irresistible impulse is the impulse not resisted."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Told My Kids I Have Cancer
By Dr. Laura on March 24, 2021

Anne was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, and she is worried that she did the wrong thing in telling her children about her diagnosis.   Dr. Laura: "Your family's support is going to help...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Weight is Out of Control
By Dr. Laura on February 18, 2021

Dominique is medically obese and can't find a weight loss strategy that works.   Dr. Laura: "There's no technique that sticks. YOU have to stick to the technique."

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Call of the Day Podcast: Caring for My Mom is Overwhelming
By Dr. Laura on February 2, 2021

Cathy needs help for her mother who is in a semi-comatose state, but she fears both assisted living and in-home care due to COVID-19.   Dr. Laura: "She needs the best professional care, and...

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Blog: 5 Ways to Be More Positive
By Dr. Laura on January 12, 2021

When you’re upset, one of the things that probably makes you very angry is when someone says, “Stay positive,” or, “Look on the bright side.” It’s annoying and the last thing you want to...

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Blog: 7 Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy
By Dr. Laura on January 7, 2021

If any of those DVDs or diet books worked, there’d only be one. The reality is, there’s no miracle to staying healthy and fit - it’s the way you live your life.Here’s what you need to do:

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Overwhelmed by 2020
By Dr. Laura on December 3, 2020

Abby needs help coping with COVID-19 and current world events.   Dr. Laura: "Fight your fears with a game plan."

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Email of the Day: My Husband Thought I was Fat
By Dr. Laura on December 2, 2020

Last year, I weighed A LOT! My husband suggested I join a weight loss program. I did, but boy was I angry he thought I was FAT.

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COTD Podcast: My Husband's Alzheimer's is Becoming Dangerous
By Dr. Laura on December 1, 2020

Patti's husband has advanced Alzheimer's disease, but she isn't ready to place him in a care facility.   Dr. Laura: "His safety is paramount and more than you can handle."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I'm a Burden
By Dr. Laura on November 22, 2020

New mom, Dawn, was diagnosed with lymphoma, and she worries that she will be a burden to her family.   Dr. Laura: "You're a person with a problem, and people want to help."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sick of Having Panic Attacks
By Dr. Laura on November 21, 2020

Nicolet was crippled by a hit-and-run accident and wakes up in a panic re-living it every morning.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to endure this alone."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Know I Should, But I Don't Wanna
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2020

Lorrie is about 30 pounds overweight, and she can't get motivated to lose it.   Dr. Laura: "You are loved as you are."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Facing A Scary Health Dilemma
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Katia is having trouble coming to terms with the risks of her upcoming surgery.   Dr. Laura: "How you frame a situation makes all the difference."

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