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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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The Benefits of Group Therapy

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Individual therapy sessions are great for mental-health support, but group therapy also offers a variety of unique advantages.
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Yoga for Veterans: Q&A With Daniel Libby, PhD

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
The founder of the Veterans Yoga Project shares how past and present military members are benefiting with self-regulating tools like yoga and meditation.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Is Depression Overdiagnosed?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Labeling all mood dysregulation as “depression” may interfere with effective treatment. Consider this a more nuanced approach.
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Raising Awareness on World Mental Health Day

By Julie Dulude
This year’s theme highlights the need for universal access to resources. Discover what you can do to support your own and others’ mental well-being.
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Feats of Greatness

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor Jamie Martin on emotional agility and mental well-being.
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Feed Your Mind

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, author of 50 Shades of Kale, is all about eating to fuel your brain — and your happiness.
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How to Deal With Rejection

By Mo Perry
Fear of rejection can keep us from living life fully, but there are graceful ways to handle the sting.
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Building Mental Health Through Nutrition

With Dr. Drew Ramsey
Season 4, Episode 3   September 21, 2021

Of all the calories we eat each day, 20 percent are used by our brains — so it’s no wonder there’s such a strong connection between our nutritional habits and mental-health status. Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist, author, and mental-health advocate, joins us to explain this relationship and teach us about the food choices that best support our brains and mental well-being.

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The Nature Cure

By Molly Tynjala
Learn how going outdoors can help ease depression and hypertension and improve resiliency and immunity.
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PTSD Coaching

By Michael Dregni
The Department of Veteran Affairs has developed several apps to help veterans cope with trauma — but they're available to everyone.
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The Downside of Optimism

By Jessie Sholl
The power of positive thinking is undeniable, but insisting on always maintaining a sunny disposition can also have a dark side. Our experts share advice for taking the bad with the good.
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How Fitness Can Improve Your Brain and Mental Health

By Michael Dregni and Maggie Fazeli Fard
Moving your body can help you sharpen your focus, improve your mood, and more.
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