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8 Ways to Rediscover Empathy

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Our ability to feel compassion for others helps us survive and thrive. Learn how to feel empathy without burning out.

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A Meditation on Choosing to Love — Even When It’s Difficult

By Spiwe Jefferson

It’s not always easy to love the people around us or the tasks required of us, but mindfulness meditation can help us exercise affection even when it feels difficult.

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How to Respond to Gaslighting

By Quinton Skinner

Gaslighting can undermine your self-confidence and perception of the truth. Here are signs of gaslighting — and how to break free from it.

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How to Create More Mindful Friendships

By Spiwe Jefferson

Become a better friend by thoughtfully considering how you show up in your closest relationships.

Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.

Sweet Solitude

By Bahram Akradi

When we take the time to be alone, on our terms, we create space for reflection and possibility.

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4 Self-Care Strategies From Gabby Bernstein

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Author and spirit junkie Gabrielle Bernstein is on a mission to share inspiration for living a better life.

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Meditations for Your Moods

By Emily Ewen

Feeling stressed? Angry? Nervous? Learn how to select a meditation that can help relieve various emotional states.

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How to Live in the Present Moment

By Spiwe Jefferson

This mindfulness technique can help you stop stressing about the past and worrying about the future — by bringing you back to the present.

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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

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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How to Replace Self-Criticism With Positive Affirmations

By Gina DeMillo Wagner 

Want a fast way to improve your self-image? Replace demoralizing self-criticism with more no-nonsense statements that reflect a positive appreciation for your body — and your present reality. 

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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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