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Lightening Your Load
Left to my own devices, I’m a person who takes things on. Challenges, projects, ideas, stuff - I love experiencing and discovering all kinds of things.
3 Spaces to Declutter Now
Not ready to take on the whole house? Just making forays into this trio of high-impact areas can help you take a load off your life.
In Unmixed Company
Coed outings are all well and good, but there's also something alluring about a trip without members of the opposite gender. Here's a look at the state of single-sex adventures.
Turn of Phrase
“Lighten up" is one of those funky little phrase that can mean many different things.
Rock – and Roll
Spring is the season of new projects and brave commitments. It's a time when many people decide they are ready to take on big changes. Just having a couple more hours of daylight can be enough to flood our bodies with the desire to tackle new challenges and convince us to set a new plan in motion.
Doing It Anyway
In 1968, when Kent Keith first penned his paradoxical commandments, he never imagined they'd travel so far - or be misattributed by so many.
Grooming for Guys
Has your too-busy life run roughshod over your looks? Maybe it's time you took a moment for yourself.
For some, the only thing better than getting away from it all is getting in on an adventure for a good cause.
What Life Expects of Us
When I travel outside the country, I am regularly reminded of how many people are struggling with immense problems and living in great need, without basic necessities like food, shelter and freedom. I am also reminded, at these times, by how blessed many of us are to be facing lesser struggles.
Making Connections and Taking Action
Zowie! Ever since the last issue lit a fire under me (Jan./Feb., Action Plan 2004), I’ve been on kind of an action rampage.
Getting It Done
“Is this supposed to press down on my nose so much,” I asked Ryan, the trainer administering my metabolic and VO2 max test. “Yeah, it needs to be snug enough so air doesn’t get in through the sides,” he explained, adjusting the straps and checking the seal of the mask.
Resolutions Workshop: Resolutions Reconsidered
For this year's Resolutions Workshop, we gathered up four of our favorite personal-development experts and asked them to weigh in with how — and how not — to go about crafting New Year's resolutions. They wound up recasting the whole resolutions process and sketching out a more successful, sustainable course for personal change.
It’s resolutions season again - a time of review and reflection, and for many, a time of frustration. We may find ourselves facing some of the same issues we faced last year and the year before. And not all of them have improved with age.
This marks the end of my second full year editing Experience Life. Two years of reading and writing about wellness, fitness and quality of life.
Exercise 4 in Positive Psychology: Gratitude Visit
How to Overcome Pessimism
Can the way you think influence your life chances? Is it possible to think yourself away from failure and toward success? The field of Positive Psychology says —YES!
A Course for Adventure
Wilderness adventure schools introduce you to parts of the world - and parts of yourself - you never knew existed.
Coming Up for Air
Hey, did we get an abridged-version of summer this year? I swear it was July before I even got my garden in, and then it seemed like the next time I looked, all my plants were already going to seed.
Family Time: How to Find It, How to Make It
There's nothing more satisfying than spending time with the ones you love best. So why is it so hard to pull off?
Getting Your Kid to Eat (But Not Too Much)
How to play the right role in your child's eating choices.
Not every family outing has to be a big-deal production. Here's how to get your kids off the couch and into nature the low-key way.