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How to Thrive Anyway

By Spiwe Jefferson
Whatever your situation, incorporating five minutes of meditation into your day can improve your well-being.
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A Mindful Approach to Charitable Giving

By Katie Dohman
Evaluating your passions, the world’s problems, and your giving strategy could yield better results for the greater good.
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5 Tips for Starting a Meditation Practice

By Spiwe Jefferson
How following FEETS can boost your mindfulness-meditation practice.
Kristin Neff

Why Self-Compassion is a Learnable Skill — and One We ALL Need

With Kristin Neff, PhD
Season 5, Episode 14   July 26, 2022

Self-compassion is a powerful tool for improving our own well-being and our relationships — yet cultural blocks often dissuade us from practicing this skill. In this episode, Kristin Neff, PhD, shares what self-compassion is, the strong, positive ways it can affect us (and others), and how we can start cultivating more of it in our daily lives.

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6 Ways to Defuse a Bad Situation

By Jon Spayde
A variety of stresses have turned many public interactions into angry encounters. Learn how to calm yourself — and the situation — with these strategies.
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5-Minute Meditation to Prepare for Sleep

By Life Time
Let go of the day and invite in relaxation with this guided meditation.
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A Different Kind of Meditation

By Molly Tynjala
Attorney, author, and certified mindfulness practitioner Spiwe Jefferson discusses her journey toward a higher purpose and introduces our new mindfulness series.
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NATURAL MENAL HEALTH: How to Free Yourself From the Cycle of Rumination

By Henry Emmons, MD
These seven tips can help stop obsessive rumination and cool down your body and mind.
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Sharon Salzberg on Real Happiness

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The mindfulness pioneer on healing ourselves and the world.
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How Therapeutic Work — and Medication — Helped Gabrielle Bernstein Emerge from Trauma

By Gabrielle Bernstein
In her new book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace, spiritual teacher Gabrielle Bernstein talks about how medication, when prescribed as part of a larger program of recovery and therapy, can help establish a safe baseline from which to do the deeper work.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: The Power of Stillness

By Henry Emmons, MD
How taking time to do nothing can lead us to our better selves.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Using Your Senses Can Improve Your Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Smell, touch, and sound can help cultivate resilience. Here's how.
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PUMPING IRONY: Medicate or Meditate?

By Craig Cox
While Alzheimer’s patients wait to see if Biogen’s new drug will someday prove effective — and affordable — researchers continue to make a case for the healing powers of meditation.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: How to Use a Fitness Device Mindfully

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor shares how she listens to her body instead of obsessing over device-driven goals.
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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.
Eric Jeffers

Why Meditation?

With Eric Jeffers
Season 4, Episode 4   September 28, 2021

Just as you train your body, it’s important to also train your brain. Meditation is a powerful tool we can use to become more aware, compassionate, and focused — in as little as a few minutes a day. In this mini episode, Eric Jeffers, yoga and meditation Master Trainer at Life Time, explains the strength of meditation and offers simple tips anyone can use to get started.

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Awakened Spirit: Shefali Tsabary, PhD

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
With a blend of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, therapist and author Dr. Shefali offers a path to authenticity and liberation.
Kemma Cunningham

Living in Your Light

With Kemma Cunningham, Group Fitness Performer
Season 3, Episode 13   June 22, 2021

At any stage, making a life change — and focusing on the pursuit of health and fitness — can be challenging. Kemma Cunningham, a Life Time group fitness performer, shares her journey to do both, and offers her advice for others looking to find what sparks excitement and purpose in them.

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Awakening to Your Authentic Self

With Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Psychologist and Best-Selling Author
Season 3, Episode 12   June 15, 2021

Do you do things for the image of it or because it feels right to you? Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary explains that people — especially women — are often conditioned to sacrifice authenticity for goodness, putting others before themselves. She breaks down why and how this happens, as well as ways we can pursue a more free and true version of ourselves.

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Building Mental Resilience: 5 Thought-Shifting Exercises

By Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT
Learn how to control your inner conversation and maintain a steady mental state in Part Two of this three-part series.
Jeanne Rosner

Cultivating Ikigai: A Tool for a Happy, Fulfilled Life

With Jeanne Rosner, MD
Season 3, Episode 8   May 11, 2021

“Ikigai” is defined as a reason for living — and it’s a tool Jeanne Rosner, MD, uses in her own life to nurture a greater sense of purpose. In this episode, she talks about this Japanese concept and how it can help us live longer, more satisfying lives. Plus, she offers guidance for finding our personal ikigai and suggestions for easy ways to cultivate it in our daily lives.

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