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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.
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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 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 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.
A smiling woman sits on a rock by a waterfall.
By Craig Cox
Memories of a former colleague — and recent research — remind me that an upbeat view of aging may pay healthy dividends well into our later years.
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.
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By Henry Emmons, MD
Discover how to create heart-rate coherence for a greater sense of calm.
A stressed man rubbing his eyes at work.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Plus, how a Life Time dietitian overcame her own adrenal fatigue.
A woman rubbing her eyes, stressed while at work.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Signals not to be ignored that show your stress might be negatively affecting you in deeper ways than you realize.
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Metabolism is more complex than simply being “fast” or “slow” or controlled by exercise. There are many things we can do in our daily lives to optimize it. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares how to build the foundation for a healthy metabolism, as well as ways to dig deeper if you’re not seeing results or feeling your best.

A ban looking at his upper body after getting dressed in front of the mirror.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, six lifestyle steps to help aid you in losing it.
Headshot of Resmaa Menakem
By Junauda Petrus-Nasah
How this therapist, trauma specialist, and author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Path to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies is bringing wellness — and healing — to marginalized communities.
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By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The director of the popular mindfulness app Headspace offers five tips on how to meditate.
a woman practicing alternate nostril breathing
By Michael Dregni
Ancient wisdom and recent research show that how we breathe can enhance our athletic performance and overall well-being. Try these six breathing exercises.
A woman smiling, walking outside with four letter M's over the image.
By Lindsay Ogden, CPT
Looking to make lasting health changes? Take these four factors into account for meaningful, sustainable progress.
A close up of strawberry ice cream.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Plus, what to reach for instead.
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.
Woman meditating in nature
By Karen Olson
A shamanic healer explains how fear drains our vitality — and how we can reclaim more energy.
Athlete runs uphill against sunset
By Jennifer Barrett
Is your body experiencing an energy shortage? Learn how your system creates and uses energy and you'll have a better shot at ramping up production to meet demand.
Homemade bath salts
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
This simple and fragrant bath salts recipe can be modified endlessly to meet your mood.
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