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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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Email of the Day: I Finally Got Off The Couch
By Dr. Laura on September 24, 2020

I heard you recently tell a caller that being obese was a form of suicide.  It was a shock to the listener, but it really hit home for me.  Several months ago, I heard you tell a caller...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Dealing With The “Male Ego” While Ill
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

Don is battling melanoma and suffering cognitive issues. This has left him jobless, defensive and argumentative with his family.   Dr. Laura: "You’re trying to fight back against death...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Bad About Myself
By Dr. Laura on September 11, 2020

Chase lost control of his diabetes while dwelling on the trauma of a serious vehicle accident.   Dr. Laura: "Be happy you’re alive and can control your disease." 

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Email of the Day: Sailing Helps Me Enjoy Life During Difficult Times
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2020

I’m 51 and took up sailing at 49 after a serious illness that knocked me on my butt for a year.  My husband and three kids had never sailed before, but we decided to start in a boat...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Fear Cancer’s Return
By Dr. Laura on August 10, 2020

Emily’s been in remission from breast cancer, but since her mom’s passing from lung cancer she’s scared it will recur.    Dr. Laura: "It could be worse but it's not." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry Too Much - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2020

In the conclusion to this 2-part episode, Emily reveals how she was more focused on the symptoms vs. the core issue for her anxiety.   Dr. Laura: "There is no change. There is no therapy...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry Too Much - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on August 9, 2020

In the past year, Emily has been dealing with anxiety and assuming she’s offending others.    Dr. Laura: "Getting “unstuck” in this transition to independence." 

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Email of the Day: Walk, Talk, Listen and Learn!
By Dr. Laura on July 20, 2020

I have you to partly thank for helping me lose close to 60 pounds so far this year! I plug you in and take you on my hour and a half walk every day. You motivate me to be a more loving...

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COTD Podcast: How Can I Get Over My Reluctance To Eat Better?
By Dr. Laura on July 16, 2020

Roy despised eating fruits and veggies as a child attending boarding school. Now, he eats nothing but carbs despite his doctor's stern warning.    Dr. Laura: "Don't keep being vengeful...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Return To My Job?
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2020

Sandy is concerned about returning to her job working at a hospital while the pandemic continues.   Dr. Laura: "This is a mission for you...not just a job." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: When I’m Bad, “I’m Bad”
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

Tanya had weight loss surgery 4 years ago but has gone from one extreme to another keeping off the pounds.   Dr. Laura: "Find a way to feel better "right now" that doesn't hurt you...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Can’t Get A Handle On My Weight
By Dr. Laura on June 20, 2020

Jon was unaware that the reason he couldn’t lose weight was much more profound than just self discipline.   Dr. Laura: "Is it quality of life or life itself that you choose?" 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Won’t Stop Smoking!
By Dr. Laura on May 30, 2020

Afton’s husband is extremely unhealthy and refuses to stop smoking. With his prostate now at risk, is there anything she can do to get him to quit?   Dr. Laura: "Enjoy him while he is...

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