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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.
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By Kaelyn Riley
Ease your concerns about the unknown by learning to get comfortable with the unknowable.
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.
illustration or woman with a heart on her chest
By James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander
Two longtime meditation practitioners share their principles for building more joy into your daily life.
Man wrapping a holiday gift.
By Michael Dregni
Homemade gifts, alternatives to ribbons, and several other tips to make the holidays festive and environmentally friendly!
Two women doing squats outside.
By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
A Life Time master trainer and registered dietitian on why the state of our health deserves more attention. Plus, four ways we can make strides in a healthier direction while respecting the safety guidelines.
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.
A woman looking in a mirror.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Trainer secrets for setting yourself up to make it happen.
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.
Woman meditating in nature
By Karen Olson
A shamanic healer explains how fear drains our vitality — and how we can reclaim more energy.
A cat cuddled in a blanket
By Experience Life Staff
Boost everyday comfort with these five high-quality household goods.
Courtney Opdahl holding three kettlebells
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor attends a size-inclusive retreat and unlocks her inner strength and the benefits of a body-positive mindset.
Businesswoman sitting in front of her laptop full of post-it notes
By Elizabeth Larsen
Want to work for someone who pushes you relentlessly, criticizes your efforts and makes your entire life miserable? Of course not. So why are you doing it to yourself?
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.

Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.
By Bahram Akradi
Moving toward a future that shines, one step at a time.
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.
Woman drinking tea.
By Jill Metzler Patton
Small gestures can make a big difference in how we experience and appreciate our food — and each other.
Two people looking at a bottle of wine
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Most bottles contain more than just grapes and yeast. Find out which ingredients find their way into wine — plus 9 tips to make healthier choices without sacrificing taste.
Diggins collects another medal after a 2020 World Cup race.
By Michael Dregni
For Nordic skier Jessie Diggins, winning Olympic gold was just the beginning. She now uses her platform to spread the word for the many causes she supports.
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