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A family smiling and laughing together
By Callie Fredrickson
Ideas to keep everyone in the family engaged in healthy fun, whether you choose to spend your time together or alone — or a mix of both.
two women talk in a coffee shop
By Kara Douglass Thom
The first step is listening with empathy and openness.
A young child smiling while holiday baking with a parent in the kitchen.
By Callie Fredrickson
Discover a few of the activities and pastimes that make the holidays memorable year after year for our team members.
a video camera installed above a living room
By Craig Cox
Surveillance technologies can make it easier for the elderly to age in place, but will it mean we’ll see our kids even less often than we do now?
headshot of Jamie Martin, editor in chief of Experience Life magazine
By Jamie Martin
As the holidays approach, our editor in chief finds herself longing for the way things were.
an illustration of a thought bubble breaking off a ledge with two people reaching for each other as though to pull the lower one up
By Kara Douglass Thom
The surprising ways that honest, authentic dialogue can deepen your friendships.
a dog being cuddled by its owners
By Elizabeth Foy Larsen
The most valuable presents don't come from the store. They come from the heart and are offered as a reflection of the care and appreciation you feel for your partner.
A woman getting a professional massage.
By Callie Fredrickson
Plus, the items and experiences they’re planning to give to others.
a lone leaf floats in water with the sun reflected
By Quinton Skinner
How finding meaning in loss can help you heal.
a coffee cup with a steam heart above
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, has overcome tragedy, found purpose, and become wise in the ways of making love last.
valentines-day-love-relationships
By Anjula Razdan
This Valentine’s Day, learn how to communicate more deeply with your better half by learning about the five love languages.
Nora McInerny

At one point or another in all our lives, we will all go through hard things. We typically can’t prepare for them and they can catch us off guard, and yet we often often judge ourselves for how we react or behave in those moments — and after. Nora McInerny, author, podcast creator, and public speaker, joins us in this episode to talk about how to cope during those times, the ways they shape and change us, and why we can never move on or go back, but we can move forward.

headshot of Jamie Martin, editor in chief of Experience Life magazine
By Jamie Martin
There are always opportunities to become aware, to adapt — and to find our own right balance of less and more.
Two women laughing while playing tennis together.
By Molly Schelper
It can be a challenge to form friendships as an adult. Here are a few ideas for meeting and connecting with others who are also pursuing health goals.
a casserole
By Maddie Augustin
Nutritious, comforting recipes designed for leaving on a friend’s doorstep.
cancer survivors jump for joy
By Molly Tynjala
When two sisters received back-to-back breast-cancer diagnoses, they developed a virtual system to support each other — and became inspired to do the same for others.
a group of woman discuss a book
By Molly Tynjala
Respectful debate and setting expectations are key.
an illustration of chairs with books resting on the seats
By Molly Tynjala
A bibliophile’s guide to creating — and sustaining — a great reading group.
two people hug
By Jessie Sholl
There's a big difference between cursory cordiality and true benevolence. Our experts make the case for spreading deep kindness in your community.
headshot of Jamie Martin, editor in chief of Experience Life magazine
By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor Jamie Martin on emotional agility and mental well-being.
a woman picks a squash with her young children watching on
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, author of 50 Shades of Kale, is all about eating to fuel your brain — and your happiness.
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