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5 Ways to Increase Your Social Connections

By Mo Perry
How to use gratitude, reciprocity, altruism, choice, and enjoyment to cope with loneliness.
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What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Mingling with unfamiliar people and eating in front of others are just two things that can cause debilitating symptoms for people with social anxiety disorder.
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When Not to Apologize

By Jessie Sholl
There are some cases in which an apology is not the most appropriate gesture, says psychologist Molly Howes, PhD. Here are three examples.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: Back to School, Back to Basics

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
A new adventure reminds our fitness editor of the foundational elements required for making progress.
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Why Social Bonds Are So Important for Our Health

By Mo Perry
Expert advice on how to deal with loneliness.
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4 Favorite Podcasts From Life Time Work Team Members

By Emily Ewen
Looking for some new listening material? A few team members from Life Time Work share their top-pick podcasts.
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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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How to Know When to Quit

By Quinton Skinner
We tend to think giving up is a sign of weakness, but in the right context, quitting can be a strength. Our experts explain how to know when it’s time to throw in the towel.
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The Open Road

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin talks about how to get comfortable with the unknown.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 4 Strategies to Filter Out Fear

By Henry Emmons, MD
Being afraid is natural — but here are some ways to keep fear from controlling you.
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10 Ways to Get Better at Time Management

By Oliver Burkeman
Most of us have about 4,000 weeks to live — a fact we might rather ignore. But psychology journalist Oliver Burkeman believes that embracing this limitation can help us get more satisfaction out of life.
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Go Your Own Way

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin on charting your own course.
Larry Fitzgerald

Going Beyond the Endzone

With Larry Fitzgerald
Season 5, Episode 7   May 31, 2022

NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald joins us to talk about his decision to step away from football on his own terms after 17 seasons, how he intentionally planned for life off the field, some of his most meaningful accomplishments, and the importance of philanthropy, mindset, and his values and beliefs.

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Coping With Ambiguous Loss

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
How do we find closure when we're not even sure the door has closed?
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Behind the Scenes With Larry Fitzgerald (Video)

By Experience Life Staff
Go behind the scenes at our cover shoot with NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald as he talks about intentionality and life after football.
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Beyond the End Zone: Larry Fitzgerald

By Experience Life Staff
NFL legend and philanthropist Larry Fitzgerald talks about navigating and balancing his priorities off the field.
Dr. Mondo

An Honest Talk About Mental Health

With Dr. Mondo
Season 5, Episode 5   May 17, 2022

Anxiety, depression, limited self-beliefs, perpetual feeling states — we all experience mental-health struggles, and what we often don’t realize is the effect they can have on every area of our health and wellness. Dr. Mondo joins us for an honest talk about mental well-being, including the role trauma plays and the power that comes from healing.

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Confessions of an Imperfect Eater

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin on how to nurture our sometimes embattled relationship with food.
Pilar Gerasimo

How to Be Healthy in an Unhealthy World

With Pilar Gerasimo
Season 5, Episode 3   May 3, 2022

While many of us have the desire to be healthy, the unfortunate reality is that our culture is not set up to make it easy — and often makes it really hard. That does not mean it’s impossible, just that it requires intentionality. Pilar Gerasimo, health journalist, author, and founding editor of Experience Life, shares why her work is centered around helping people become “healthy deviants,” including tips for breaking against the norms of society so you don’t break yourself.

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Cliff Edberg’s Success Story

By Cliff Edberg, RD, CPT
Overweight and bullied as a child, this former bodybuilder overcame multiple challenges and is now helping others.
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