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By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 
Depression is more common than you might think. Here are some symptoms of depression, as well as new treatments.
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By Junauda Petrus-Nasah
How this therapist, trauma specialist, and author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Path to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies is bringing wellness — and healing — to marginalized communities.
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By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The director of the popular mindfulness app Headspace offers five tips on how to meditate.
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By Quinton Skinner
Embracing failure is just one strategy to quiet your inner critic.
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By Angela Windberg
How one woman found purpose in the fitness industry — and found acceptance — after coming out as bisexual in her Puerto Rican-Mexican-American Catholic family.
Seven women of various ages and ethnicities gathered in a work environment.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
March is Women’s History Month. Discover ways you can support your colleagues and celebrate their success, plus seven ideas to be your own best advocate at work.
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By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
How knowing these four different communication styles can improve your relationships.
"yes you can" written in sand
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Here a few mantras that help our fitness editor boost her motivation and focus.
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By Junauda Petrus-Nasah
The world of yoga, meditation, and other wellness practices has not always felt welcoming to those who are marginalized. Meet eight visionary teachers and healers who are changing that reality.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.
By Bahram Akradi
There is no timeline for learning and discovery: Both are lifelong opportunities for growth.
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By Courtney Helgoe
The TOMS Shoes and Madefor founder talks about embracing challenges, seeking the next adventure — and enjoying the journey along the way.
David Pettrone Swalve and Lindsay Frey Palmquist

“When we start conversations — uncomfortable, courageous conversations — that’s what leads to change.” Join us for this talk about inclusion, diversity, having real conversations, and the work we can do to better ourselves and our communities.

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By Henry Emmons, MD
Becoming more mindful of our racing thoughts can help slow them down.
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By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
For both Black and non-Black individuals, there are myriad ways to celebrate and honor African-American culture during Black History Month. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to learn and uplift.
EL manager editor Courtney Lewis Opdahl is tubing in the snow.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Moving past aesthetic goals during resolution season is possible, if you explore what true happiness means to you.
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By Michael Dregni
We all do it, especially in these trying times. Here are four tips to stop doomscrolling — and improve your mental health.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.
By Bahram Akradi
A manifesto for change.
Sign in an autumn park with the words "Courage" and "Fear"
By Courtney Helgoe
Psychotherapist Richard Schaub shares insights from his groundbreaking work on how we can acknowledge our vulnerability, build our courage, and find a path to serenity, even in a scary world.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor on how to bring joy to your winter life.
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By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 
Practicing empathy is an essential step to resolving conflict and developing meaningful relationships. Here are five ways to activate empathy.
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin
By Jamie Martin
How two questions inspired this column — and opened the door to reflection and imagination.
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