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Merry and Mindful: How to Navigate the Holidays — Stressors and All

By Emily Ewen
A Q&A with a Life Time MindCoach on handling the seasonal challenges that arise, reducing stress, and coping with loss and grief.
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Can a CBD Massage Help Me Sleep Better?

By Jolene Turner
An industry expert offers insights on how this service can support your efforts to physically and mentally unwind.
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6 Strategies to Cope With Climate-Change Anxiety

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Here's how to move beyond fear, overwhelm, and anger — and respond with your emotional well-being intact.
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Right Here, Right Now

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life's editor in chief shares her thoughts and strategies for staying grounded during hectic times.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.

Sweet Solitude

By Bahram Akradi
When we take the time to be alone, on our terms, we create space for reflection and possibility.
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Mia Huynh’s Success Story

By Mia Huynh
While pursuing a dramatic career change, a former nursing student learns how to prioritize herself and her needs.
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Meditations for Your Moods

By Emily Ewen
Feeling stressed? Angry? Nervous? Learn how to select a meditation that can help relieve various emotional states.
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How to Use Rhodiola for Energy and Focus

By Henry Emmons, MD
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic plant that can help with mental focus. Here's how.
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How to Use Holy Basil for Calm

By Henry Emmons, MD
Holy basil is an adaptogenic plant that can help with inflammation, high blood sugar, and overall stress management.
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What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Mingling with unfamiliar people and eating in front of others are just two things that can cause debilitating symptoms for people with social anxiety disorder.
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How to Use Eleuthero for Stress Management

By Henry Emmons, MD
Eleuthero is an adaptogenic plant that has been used to treat memory loss, high blood pressure, and elevated stress.
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4 Expert Tips for Tackling Stress

By Katie Knafla, RD, LD
Plus, three things you might not know about stress.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 3 Adaptogenic Plants to Help Relieve Stress

By Henry Emmons, MD
How rhodiola, eleuthero, and holy basil can help you alleviate the effects of stressful situations.
Frank Lipman

10 Rules for Aging Well

With Frank Lipman, MD
Season 5, Episode 17   August 26, 2022

Every second of every day, all of us are aging, and yet we often wait to address — or altogether avoid — age-related concerns about our health until we reach a certain point in our years or our capabilities begin to diminish. Frank Lipman, MD, shares 10 essential factors he’s outlined for aging well, emphasizing that it’s never too late — or too early — to start embracing them, and that it’s not as difficult as you might think.

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Why Social Bonds Are So Important for Our Health

By Mo Perry
Expert advice on how to deal with loneliness.
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Why Dance?

With Jeimy Bueno Prisby
Season 5, Episode 15   August 2, 2022

Dance is more than a physically beneficial form of fitness: It evokes happiness, mental relief, and social connection. In this mini episode, Jeimy Bueno Prisby explains why you don’t need to be a “dancer” to enjoy the advantages of moving your body.

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PUMPING IRONY: Too Busy to Calm Down?

By Craig Cox
Struggling with a stressful workload in recent weeks, I’m struck by new research describing how chronic stress can accelerate the aging of our immune systems. So, why am I avoiding a proven stress-relief practice?
Sam McKinney

How to Balance Your Blood Sugar

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 5, Episode 12   July 12, 2022

It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. adults have impaired blood-sugar control — and most are unaware until disease diagnosis. This often means missing months or years of opportunities to intervene with lifestyle habits. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains how blood sugar impacts nearly every aspect of our health and walks us through the many things we can do to better control it.

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Why Does My Sweat Stink When I’m Stressed?

By Margret Aldrich
It all comes down to the apocrine glands.
Henry Emmons

Struggling With Stress: Why It’s So Prevalent + What You Can Do

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 5, Episode 8   June 7, 2022

More so than ever, rates of stress are high: Many of us are experiencing it at great intensities and for far too long. Henry Emmons, MD, talks about the impact of stress on the body, including how it influences our wired responses and how it can trigger mental-health issues like depression and anxiety — and shares tangible things we can do in the short- and long-term to support our bodies in and when recovering from times of stress.

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