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An Indigenous Woman’s Journey to Decolonize Her Diet

By Kate Nelson

In this personal narrative, Kate Nelson, an Alaska Native (Tlingit), shares her journey to decolonize her plate and heal her relationship with food.

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Chef Justin Sutherland on Food, Culture, and the Importance of Community

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl

The chef, TV host, and cookbook author dishes on deepening our connections and celebrating food culture.

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Behind the Scenes With Justin Sutherland (Video)

By Experience Life Staff

Go behind the scenes of our cover shoot with chef and cookbook author Justin Sutherland and listen to him talk about food, culture, and community.

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Brad Jones on Overcoming Setbacks and Thriving at Life Time

By Brad Jones

A 60day Challenge winner reflects on the whole-body health benefits he received when he began focusing on his fitness.

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What We Can Learn From Indigenous Wellness: A Q&A With Thosh Collins and Chelsey Luger

By Kate Nelson

The husband-and-wife team talk about Native American ancestral knowledge and the importance of decolonizing wellness.

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How One Woman Discovered Her Roots by Traveling to Ghana

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Exploring the lands of your ancestors brings a new understanding of your identity and origins.

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Beyond Binary Gender Diversity

By Craig Cox

More young people identify as transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming than ever before.

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What Are Some of the Latest Rules Around Health Club Etiquette?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Our fitness editor reflects on how to make health clubs more welcoming for everyone.

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What Is Food Justice?

By Lola Méndez

Why access to fresh, healthy food should be a basic human right.

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Understanding Cultural Appropriation: 4 Questions to Help Guide You

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis

The line between cultural appreciation and appropriation isn’t always clear. These four questions can help you make sense of the difference.

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It’s Not All in Your Head: A Q&A With Author Sarah Ramey

By Julie Dulude

A candid conversation about chronic illness based on one woman’s personal experience of seeking a diagnosis and treatment.

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Stories of Pride: Four LGBTQ+ Team Members Share What the Month of June Means to Them

By Julie Dulude

These four Life Time team members share how uplifting, celebrating, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community is vital to our health — and goes well beyond Pride Month every June.

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Changing Lives

By Jill Patton, FMCHC and Craig Cox

For these eight Life Time members, choosing fitness changed everything.

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Sioux Chef Sean Sherman on the Importance of Indigenous Food

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Native chef Sean Sherman is striving to decolonize America’s idea of food.

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Why Black Women Need Self-Care

By Oludara Adeeyo

Radical self-care practices are critical for healing ourselves and our communities, especially when it comes to Black women. Psychotherapist and social worker Oludara Adeeyo, the author of the new book Self-Care for Black Women, explains why — and offers a grounding exercise you can try today.

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Self-Reflections: Justin Baldoni

By Kaelyn Riley

Actor, director, and author Justin Baldoni on showing up as your vulnerable, strong, and authentic self.

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Gender-Identity Terminology

By Amy C. Waninger

10 terms to know when it comes to gender identity, including “genderqueer,” “assigned gender,” and “gender confirmation.”

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Your Guide to Gender Identity

By Amy C. Waninger

An inclusivity expert shares tips for navigating gender-related conversations with greater empathy and ease.

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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: Persian Dance Lessons

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Our fitness editor reconnects with her heritage through virtual Persian dance classes.

Desmond Howard

Being Coachable

With NFL Veteran Desmond Howard
Season 3, Episode 15

In sports and in life, the ability to be coachable is a helpful trait that can take you far. NFL veteran Desmond Howard shares his inspiring insights and personal experience around why being coachable matters — and ways to open yourself up to it.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth        

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl

Whether you are taking a day off to be with community or to learn more as an ally, these ideas can help you better connect to Freedom Day.

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