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How to Have More Honest Conversations With Your Friends

By Kara Douglass Thom
The surprising ways that honest, authentic dialogue can deepen your friendships.
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What’s on 8 Healthy-Living Experts’ Gift Lists This Year

By Callie Fredrickson
Plus, the items and experiences they’re planning to give to others.
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The Sixth Stage of Grief

By Quinton Skinner
How finding meaning in loss can help you heal.
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A Life of Love

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, has overcome tragedy, found purpose, and become wise in the ways of making love last.
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When the Hard Stuff Happens . . .

With With Nora McInerny, Author, Podcast Creator, and Public Speaker
Season 4, Episode 9   November 2, 2021

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.

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Consider the Context

By Jamie Martin
There are always opportunities to become aware, to adapt — and to find our own right balance of less and more.
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How to Make Friends at Your Health Club

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.
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4 Meals to Bring to a Friend in Need

By Maddie Augustin
Nutritious, comforting recipes designed for leaving on a friend’s doorstep.
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A Calling From Cancer

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.
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4 Tips for Creating a Successful Book Club

By Molly Tynjala
Respectful debate and setting expectations are key.
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The Benefits of a Book Club

By Molly Tynjala
A bibliophile’s guide to creating — and sustaining — a great reading group.
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How to Build Empathy and Compassion in Your Community

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.
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Feats of Greatness

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor Jamie Martin on emotional agility and mental well-being.
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Feed Your Mind

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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Fun to Be Had: 9 Ways Tweens Can Enjoy Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson
Too old for kids-specific activities but not quite old enough for adult-only offerings — what’s a tween to do? We have a few ideas.
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Ashanti Branch on Creativity, Mental Health, and Real-World Choices

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The nonprofit founder and educator talks about how best to invest in kids.
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How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as an Ally

By Anahi Ortiz-Prieto
A Latina writer and coach offers ideas for education, advocacy, and community connection.
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3 Tips for Packing Lunches the Whole Family Will Love

By Andrea Raab
Plus, easy and nourishing recipes to get you started.
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Healthy Fun for Younger Ones: All About Kids Classes at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson
Curious if any of the options at Life Time might be right for your kiddos? This expert Q&A explains everything that’s available as part of your Junior Membership.
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