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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.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.

The Standards We Accept

By Bahram Akradi
Achieving our goals is about more than meeting our expectations. It’s also about the behaviors that get us where we’re aiming to go.
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5 Tips to Stay Sober

By Veronica Valli
Quitting alcohol may not be easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard forever.
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Voicing Change: Rich Roll

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Ultra-endurance athlete, author, and podcaster Rich Roll reflects on breaking free of limitations, trusting your instincts, and creating a vibrant life.
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5 Ways to Increase Your Social Connections

By Mo Perry
How to use gratitude, reciprocity, altruism, choice, and enjoyment to cope with loneliness.
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Kelly Barnhill on Sustaining a Creative Life

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Writing by hand and trail running are just two of the ways the Newbery-winning author protects her creative energy.
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10 Back-to-School Survival Tips — for Parents and Kids

By Emily Ewen
Life Time trainers and coaches, who are also parents, give real-life advice for easing kids into the busy fall season.
Life Time member Mike V. and a friend on the tennis court.

Life is Good

By Life Time
91-year-old Life Time member Mike V. shares how he’s learned how to enjoy each day.
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How to Envision a Positive Future

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
A futurist explains how to build your resilience and adaptability, even in uncertain times.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: Back to School, Back to Basics

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
A new adventure reminds our fitness editor of the foundational elements required for making progress.
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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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A Mindful Approach to Charitable Giving

By Katie Dohman
Evaluating your passions, the world’s problems, and your giving strategy could yield better results for the greater good.
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Saved By the Bell: Kristen Bell

By Claire Connors
Actor, Singer, activist, entrepreneur, and now children’s-book author Kristen Bell wants to save the world — or at least make it a better place for all.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: It’s Supposed to Be Hard

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Instead of wondering when exercise will get easier, try asking yourself, “Is it time to make this harder?”
Kristin Neff

Why Self-Compassion is a Learnable Skill — and One We ALL Need

With Kristin Neff, PhD
Season 5, Episode 14   July 26, 2022

Self-compassion is a powerful tool for improving our own well-being and our relationships — yet cultural blocks often dissuade us from practicing this skill. In this episode, Kristin Neff, PhD, shares what self-compassion is, the strong, positive ways it can affect us (and others), and how we can start cultivating more of it in our daily lives.

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6 Ways to Defuse a Bad Situation

By Jon Spayde
A variety of stresses have turned many public interactions into angry encounters. Learn how to calm yourself — and the situation — with these strategies.
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The Open Road

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin talks about how to get comfortable with the unknown.
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Is Doing Housework Good for Your Brain?

By Craig Cox
Vacuuming and cleaning windows may help our cognition and attention spans, according to a recent study.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 4 Strategies to Filter Out Fear

By Henry Emmons, MD
Being afraid is natural — but here are some ways to keep fear from controlling you.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: Coming Into Focus

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
After years of perceived failures, our fitness editor reimagines the purpose of setting goals.
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How to Take a Risk

By Emily Schaldach
Risk is about more than ignoring your fears or your better judgment: Taking intentional, measured risks in your endeavors can help you cultivate courage that serves in other areas of your life.
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