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By Michael Dregni
We all do it, especially in these trying times. Here are four tips to stop doomscrolling — and improve your mental health.
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By Courtney Helgoe
Psychotherapist Richard Schaub shares insights from his groundbreaking work on how we can acknowledge our vulnerability, build our courage, and find a path to serenity, even in a scary world.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor on how to bring joy to your winter life.
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By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 
Practicing empathy is an essential step to resolving conflict and developing meaningful relationships. Here are five ways to activate empathy.
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By Nicole Radziszewski
Reviving an exercise routine can be frustrating and intimidating. Take it slow and easy by following these steps.
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By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these questions about how to have more fun.
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By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Going after a weight-loss goal this New Year or looking to establish healthier habits post-holiday? Try these five tried and tested strategies.
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By Kaelyn Riley
Ease your concerns about the unknown by learning to get comfortable with the unknowable.
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By James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander
Two longtime meditation practitioners share their principles for building more joy into your daily life.
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By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Trainer secrets for setting yourself up to make it happen.
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By Karen Olson
A shamanic healer explains how fear drains our vitality — and how we can reclaim more energy.
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By Elizabeth Larsen
Want to work for someone who pushes you relentlessly, criticizes your efforts and makes your entire life miserable? Of course not. So why are you doing it to yourself?
Jen Elmquist

There are a lot of reasons the holidays can be challenging — especially this year. Jen Elmquist, LMFT, director of Life Time Mind, offers a toolbox of tips for handling the holidays in the midst of a pandemic, from changing traditions to complicated relationships to coping with all the other emotions we’re feeling as we approach the season.

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By Jill Metzler Patton
Small gestures can make a big difference in how we experience and appreciate our food — and each other.
Mechelle Lewis Freeman

In this episode, Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman shares her story of drive and commitment as she trained for the Olympics — and how she applies those same characteristics to the work she does today. She also offers advice we can all follow around owning our own path, staying true to our core beliefs, overcoming setbacks, and having the uncommon courage to go after what we want.

How to Keep a Gratitude Journal
By Heidi Wachter
Simple tips for recording the joys — and challenges — that enhance your life.
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By Life Time Editorial Team
With election day 2020 officially behind us, take some time to prioritize you in the days ahead.
By Cheryl Richardson
Frazzled? Scattered? A few moments of meditative silence can ground you in peace and calmness for the rest of the day.
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Transformations — no matter how big or small — are hard. Life Time member Becca Rigg shares the game-changers that helped her overcome obstacles and become healthy, happy, and fit for the long run.

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By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 
These strategies can help you break free from the spiral of negative thoughts.
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By Henry Emmons, MD
Loneliness is a huge health risk for us all. Here are ways to create more high-quality connections.
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