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By Jon Spayde
When someone near you is suffering, it can be challenging to maintain a bright outlook. Here's how to rise above the emotional tide.
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By Rich Broderick
When we stop putting up with the small annoyances in our daily lives, we create room for more of what makes us feel great.
By Experience Life Staff
At the cover shoot for our "Get Real" issue, size-14 supermodel Lizzie Miller talks about being “the girl on page 194” of the September issue of Glamour, the need for more images of real women in the media, and how she’s overcome her own personal struggle with body image.
Relationship Revival
By Courtney Helgoe
Even the best relationships can get dulled by time and drained by stress. Happily, there are simple ways to renew your bond — no matter how long you’ve been together.
By Experience Life Staff
John Garcia has always been a dog person, and at the cover shoot for the October 2009 issue of Experience Life, the celebrated dog trainer and star of National Geographic Channel's DogTown series talks about the impact his four-legged friends have had on him throughout his life. He also explains the mission of Utah's Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and discusses what we can learn from man's best friend.
dog lover
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
As a kid, John Garcia depended on a canine pal who always seemed to see the best in him. Today, he returns the favor by helping dogs deemed “unadoptable” become their best selves—and find loving, forever homes.
By Experience Life Staff
At the cover shoot for our September 2009 issue, new mom and actress-athlete Maxine Bahns explains how she balances her time between parenthood, her career and her personal relationship with her husband, road cyclist Patrick Watson. She also discusses how she'll share the values of health and fitness with Madison (then just 3 months old).
high five in fitness center
By Erin Peterson
A good fitness pact can help you (and a friend or two) achieve your health and fitness goals.
bahns family
By Jamie Martin
How actress-athlete Maxine Bahns and her husband, Patrick Watson, are ­navigating first-time parenthood.
Parent and child shopper
By Jon Spayde
Dealing with your kids’ endless requests for cash, games, etc., can be stressful. Here’s how to take a more balanced approach—and teach them better fiscal values.
girl running with heart balloon
By Sally Edwards and Bev Robinson
Kids and tweens today aren’t getting enough exercise. You may think of their attachment to electronic gadgets as a big part of the problem, but two fitness experts explain why one gadget in particular — a heart-rate monitor — may be an important part of the solution.
By Pilar Gerasimo
I would like to officially invite you to become part of our happy little online family.
Time to Connect
By Sarah Moran
Is a hectic work life taking up all your time and energy, leaving little or nothing for your loved ones? Here’s how—and why—to create space for the relationships that matter most.
sad man
By Jon Spayde
How to remedy the stress of being subjected to the negativity of a chronic complainer.
By Joseph Hart
With all the scheduling and traveling, errands, and obligations, the holidays can feel overwhelming. Here’s how to simplify your season of celebration - and rediscover the peaceful soul of the season.
close up hand pointing
By Courtney Helgoe
We all succumb to finger pointing from time to time, but targeting others rarely produces good results. Here’s how you can move from fault-finding to empowered problem solving.
Couple opening a card
By Erin Peterson
Conscious gift giving can bring you more joy this holiday season.
Majora Carter
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Majora Carter left a promising artistic career to fight environmental injustice in the South Bronx.
Time For Health
By John de Graaf
A too-busy reality can run you and your loved ones ragged — and do real damage to your family’s happiness in the process. Here’s how to make time for the healthy priorities that really matter.
By Joseph Hart
When we set aside the stereotypes we have about raising teenagers, we can better approach the real challenges that arise - and rediscover the joy in our relationships with our children.
gabrielle reese and family
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Volleyball legend Gabrielle Reece blends fitness, family, fun - and an abiding mission: helping others embrace a healthier way of life.
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