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By Molly Tynjala
The 7-time Olympic gold medalist talks about perseverance and staying focused.
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By Megan Larsen
When Megan Larsen traded her sedentary suburban life for a rural hobby farm, she lost 170 pounds and was able to climb back in the saddle.
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By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
In the wake of COVID-19, your community needs you more than ever. Discover new ideas for reconnecting.
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By Jamie Martin
Slowing down to notice how we feel — and what we desire — can help us better align with our purpose.
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By Emily Nagoski, PhD
Human Giver Syndrome makes women uniquely vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and burnout. Renowned health educator Emily Nagoski, PhD, offers strategies we can all use to relieve the tension.
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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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By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
With a blend of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, therapist and author Dr. Shefali offers a path to authenticity and liberation.
An illustration of a runner crossing a finish line.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Four reasons to work finish lines consistently into your health and fitness approach.
Dean Barnard with his wrestling medals holding an American Flag
By Dean Barnard
In recommitting to his faith, family, friends, and fitness, one man rediscovers a long-lost passion and reconnects with his purpose.
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By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reconnects with her heritage through virtual Persian dance classes.
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By Sonya Renee Taylor
We can all do better than self-acceptance. Here are 10 tools that can move us toward radical self-love.
Desmond Howard

In sports and in life, the ability to be coachable is a helpful trait that can take you far. NFL veteran Desmond Howard shares his inspiring insights and personal experience around why being coachable matters — and ways to open yourself up to it.

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By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Psychiatrist and author Nina Vasan, MD, explains how our social connections influence our mental well-being.
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By Michael Gelb
Here's how to reinvigorate your senses, enhance your awareness, and increase your pleasure in living.
Kemma Cunningham

At any stage, making a life change — and focusing on the pursuit of health and fitness — can be challenging. Kemma Cunningham, a Life Time group fitness performer, shares her journey to do both, and offers her advice for others looking to find what sparks excitement and purpose in them.

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By Sheila Mulrooney Eldred
Taking a sound bath turns on the relaxation response and may help combat chronic stress.
Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Do you do things for the image of it or because it feels right to you? Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary explains that people — especially women — are often conditioned to sacrifice authenticity for goodness, putting others before themselves. She breaks down why and how this happens, as well as ways we can pursue a more free and true version of ourselves.

A Black woman holds a sign outside a store that says OPEN.
By Quinton Skinner
As life continues to evolve in the wake of the pandemic, experts offer advice on how to remain adaptable.
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By Shefali Tsabary, MD
In her new book, A Radical Awakening, Dr. Shefali talks about the difference between authenticity and goodness — and how to learn to love ourselves.
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By Scott Sonenshein, PhD
These practices can help you chase less and live more.
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By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor harnesses the energy of summer to tackle new goals.
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