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One snuffed-out candles in a group of candles.
By Craig Cox
Wisdom from a palliative-care doctor helps me absorb both the enormous toll of the pandemic and the imminent demise of my brother.
Older couple playing music by a lake.
By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these questions about how to have more fun.
A couple looking over balcony.
By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these questions about work and money.
A couple watching the sunset
By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these questions about overcoming obstacles.
A couple cooking and laughing in a kitchen.
By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these questions about deepening intimacy.
Two woman sitting outdoors on a nice evening
By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these questions about vulnerability, trust, and commitment.
Two women giving high-five on beach
By Henry Emmons, MD
How cultivating joy for others can help transform scarcity thinking.
A bowl of holidrizzled popcorn.
By Molly Schelper
Nosh on these sweet and savory eats while enjoying your favorite holiday flick together.
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.

illustration of a couple with a shared word bubble between
By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these conversation templates from two relationship experts.
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin
By Jamie Martin
When we stop to focus on what we can do and what is good, we can find reason to hope.
A couple exchanging gifts outside
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.
Kids laughing while eating school lunch.
By Molly Schelper
Learn how the Life Time Foundation is supporting school districts as they continue to safely feed children throughout the United States during these challenging times.
A woman sitting in front of her Christmas tree using a smartphone.
By Molly Schelper
Not participating in your usual holiday events this year? Consider these ideas instead.
a Life Time swim instructor helps a child float on her back
By Molly Schelper
See what we’re doing to maintain clean pools and safe swim programming so you can feel confident bringing your little swimmers to learn and splash.
Collage of Helene Berger and her husband
By Helene Berger
When her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, one woman made a commitment to make every day they had together meaningful and precious.
Head shot of Chrissy King
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Writer and fitness coach Chrissy King is leading the charge to redefine and expand representation in the wellness industry — so everyone has power beyond the weight room.
illustration of a man's silhouette against varying shades of mountains
By Heidi Wachter
Research indicates that feeling awe can help us overcome political polarization and connect more thoughtfully to others.
An illustration of water, a basketball, kettlebell, mask, book, and a parent and child.
By Lindsey Frey Palmquist
In need of a little inspiration for ways to keep your family entertained and engaged? Check out this mix of at-home and in-club fun everyone will enjoy.
illustration medicine and hugging
By Henry Emmons, MD
Loneliness is a huge health risk for us all. Here are ways to create more high-quality connections.
An illustration of a quiz with different size hearts as response options circled.
By Elizabeth Millard
Take our quiz to find out!
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