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Young family walking on street and carrying Christmas gifts for a holiday party.
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Rediscover the real source of the holiday season’s magic.
A group of four playing pickleball.
By Lindsey Frey Palmquist
Beyond the best fitness equipment, fresh towels, and relaxing whirlpools, your Life Time membership includes a wide range of incredible bonus benefits. Are you taking advantage of them all?
A pile of magazines
By Jessie Sholl
Looking for clutter-free gifts? Try giving these subscriptions this holiday season.
man extending hand
By Pilar Gerasimo and Dallas Hartwig
Science shows that generous acts are good for your body and mind — whether you are giving somebody a hand, or just the benefit of the doubt.
Women holding a cat in front of Christmas tree
By Jessie Sholl
Looking for waste-free gifts this holiday season? Try these gifts of service.
friends cooking
By Jessie Sholl
Looking for a holiday gift? Instead of things, give these experiences to those you love.
Illustration of two woman having coffee. One touching the others shoulder.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Welcome physical contact is good for our health and happiness.
Two hands giving gift
By Jessie Sholl
Thoughtful gift ideas that don't add to life's clutter.
Rob Kugler and his dog in the driver seat of a camper
By Heidi Wachter
Marine Corps veteran Rob Kugler found his way home after taking a transformative road trip with his beloved, terminally ill dog.
A hand drawing stick figures on a chalkboard
By Craig Cox
Robust social connections are key to our well-being as we age, so should I worry that my circle of friends has been narrowing for years? Not so much.
A snow-covered Life Time fitness club.
By Emily Ewen
Stress less and enjoy more by letting us be your holiday helper this year.
Reinventing-Traditions
By Jon Spayde
New realities sometimes require new holiday rituals. Here’s how to embrace change without losing the spirit of your traditions.
Illustrations of various ingredients for baking, including milk, flour, oils, eggs, butter, and sugar.
By Julie Brown
With these simple substitution suggestions, this guide can help you up the health quotient of your favorite holiday recipes. Plus, enjoy two already-swapped-for-you cookie recipes.
A person walks in solitude on a wintery trail.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
For people dealing with loss or sorrow, the holiday season can be a painful time. Here’s how to deal.
Two people enjoying coffee at cafe
By Laine Bergeson and Courtney Helgoe
These bodily cues can clue you into how a conversation is going.
Malcolm Gladwell and his new book, Talking to Strangers, are pictured.
By Michael Dregni
In his new book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, the New York Times best-selling author explores infamous communication breakdowns.
Two people greeting by shaking hands
By Laine Bergeson and Courtney Helgoe
Here are four of the best ways to start a conversation.
Intergenerational family members catching up
By Jon Spayde
Holiday gatherings can be an especially fraught time for unwelcome advice. Our expert says to try to remain curious, open, and polite. Here's how.
headshot of Jamie Martin
By Jamie Martin
The holidays aren’t the same in the face of loss. And that’s a good thing.
Sad little gingerbread man covering his face
By Jon Spayde
With all the season’s celebratory meals and treat-heavy traditions, it can be hard to steer clear of unhealthy stuff. Here’s how to enjoy holiday meals while staying true to your own food values.
One person on their phone while having a conversation
By Laine Bergeson and Courtney Helgoe
Phone-gazing and neverending monologues are just two things that can sink a conversation.
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