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By Michael Dregni
Sleep disorders, gastrointestinal infections, and a higher risk of premature death are just some of the possible effects, according to a recent study.
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By Henry Emmons, MD
Essential oils and aromatherapy can support mental and emotional health in many ways, says our columnist Henry Emmons, MD.
a young man looks at his phone
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Technology has reshaped the way we process our feelings. This expert advice can help us navigate the digital emotional landscape more smoothly.
A young boy plays with a fidget spinner
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Treating ADHD starts by understanding what it is — and what it isn't.
A woman writing in a journal in her bedroom.
By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to focus on solutions rather than problems in Part Three of this three-part series.
A ripped piece of paper that spells out Parkinson's disease
By Craig Cox
Cases of the debilitating neurological disease have been surging in recent years and some researchers suggest COVID-19 may accelerate the trend.
A woman smiling, basking in the sun.
By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to control your inner conversation and maintain a steady mental state in Part Two of this three-part series.
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By Wallace J. Nichols, PhD
Why being around water is so good for our psyches.
Casey Urban with her family
By Casey Urban
Through ongoing therapy and joyful movement, Casey Urban shares her journey of self-love and body acceptance after an eating disorder.
a woman sits on a couch with her eyes closed
By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to reduce your body’s stress response in Part One of this three-part series.
illustration of a person with heart beat line
By Henry Emmons, MD
Discover how to create heart-rate coherence for a greater sense of calm.
two women talk in an office type setting
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Credentials, cost, and length of treatment are just a few factors to consider when finding a therapist.
Lindsay Byrd in a Life Time club.
By Life Time and HOKA ONE ONE
How maintaining a consistent fitness and movement routine has helped improve Life Time member Lindsay Byrd’s physical and mental well-being.
Desmond Howard and David Freeman
By David Freeman
A Life Time team member shares highlights from his conversation with the NFL veteran and Heisman Trophy winner.
a woman sits on a couch looking out a window
By Henry Emmons, MD
How to get yourself going without beating yourself up.
Someone left the keys in the refrigerator.
By Craig Cox
The latest thinking on Alzheimer’s disease suggests we may slow its development with diet and lifestyle shifts, but a recent harrowing experience has me wondering whether my brain is already too far gone — or if I just need to pay better attention to what I’m doing.
a melancholy woman standing with head resting against a window
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 
Depression is more common than you might think. Here are some symptoms of depression, as well as new treatments.
a father and toddler eat yogurt
By Henry Emmons, MD
Boosting the gut’s healthy microbes can support a more positive outlook.
illustration of a man laying on the ground with thought bubble
By Henry Emmons, MD
Becoming more mindful of our racing thoughts can help slow them down.
An empty bottle of alcohol
By Courtney Helgoe
Substance use is surging during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to a therapist and addiction counselor about how we can take care of ourselves and those we love.
illustration of a man looking at his phone with light bouncing back into his face
By Michael Dregni
We all do it, especially in these trying times. Here are four tips to stop doomscrolling — and improve your mental health.
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