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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
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Adolescents’ Most Common Mental-Health Issues

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
When is it depression, social anxiety, or substance abuse — and when is it normal "teen angst"?
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NATURAL MENAL HEALTH: How to Free Yourself From the Cycle of Rumination

By Henry Emmons, MD
These seven tips can help stop obsessive rumination and cool down your body and mind.
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Sharon Salzberg on Real Happiness

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The mindfulness pioneer on healing ourselves and the world.
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Piece by Piece

By Jamie Martin
Two years into the pandemic, Experience Life's editor in chief reflects on the importance of tending to one's mental health.
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From Status Quo to Flow: A 3-Minute Guided Visualization

By Barbara Powell, MA, NBC–HWC
Use this mental exercise to focus on areas of your life where you feel like you’re processing change or encountering challenge.
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How Trauma Affects Our Eating Habits

By Jessie Sholl
Trauma can play a significant role in our relationship with food — which is why some nutritionists and dietitians are practicing a more holistic approach.
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The Promise of Psychedelics in Mental-Health Care

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Psychedelics such as psilocybin and MDMA have been used to treat everything from depression to PTSD to substance use.
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How Exercise Can Help Build Physical — and Mental — Resilience

By Andrew Heffernan
Learn how exercise can help build a body and mind that can roll with life’s punches — and come back stronger after stress.
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In Her Own Lane: Nicole Phelps

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Nicole Phelps has emerged as an influential mental-health advocate through lessons learned while supporting her husband, Olympian Michael Phelps, through troubled times.
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How Therapeutic Work — and Medication — Helped Gabrielle Bernstein Emerge from Trauma

By Gabrielle Bernstein
In her new book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace, spiritual teacher Gabrielle Bernstein talks about how medication, when prescribed as part of a larger program of recovery and therapy, can help establish a safe baseline from which to do the deeper work.
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PUMPING IRONY: High Anxiety

By Craig Cox
Our toxic political climate is contributing to widespread mental-health issues, conditions seniors struggle to overcome because of Medicare’s limited coverage options.
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The State of Our Children’s Health

By Michael Dregni
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on children's health. Here are some takeaways.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: The Power of Stillness

By Henry Emmons, MD
How taking time to do nothing can lead us to our better selves.
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Health and Wellness Trends to Watch in 2022

By Callie Fredrickson
Life Time experts share their predictions for what will be top of mind in the coming year.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How B Vitamins Can Help Lift Depression

By Henry Emmons, MD
Supplementing with B vitamins can help protect our brains from stress and increase the production of feel-good neurotransmitters. Here's why.
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Pilar Gerasimo on the Pursuit of Health and Happiness

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The journalist, visionary, and Experience Life founder talks about her morning practice, the learner's mind, and healthy-deviant mocktails.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Using Your Senses Can Improve Your Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Smell, touch, and sound can help cultivate resilience. Here's how.
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The Sixth Stage of Grief

By Quinton Skinner
How finding meaning in loss can help you heal.
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Can Massage Help Ease Anxiety and Depression?

By Mo Perry
Stimulating the peripheral nerves with massage can switch the nervous system into rest-and-relaxation mode.
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Rising Early May Reduce Depression Risk

By Michael Dregni
Sleep timing may lower risk of major depression by as much as 23 percent, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry.
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