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Consider the Context

By Jamie Martin
There are always opportunities to become aware, to adapt — and to find our own right balance of less and more.
Christine Platt

The Liberation of Less: Christine Platt

By Courtney Helgoe
For the author, advocate, and Afrominimalist, there’s more than one way to live a simpler life.
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What to Do When You’ve Been Ghosted

By Mo Perry
Not having closure can make it difficult to move on. Here's one strategy.
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How to Cultivate a Healthy Response to Rejection

By Mo Perry
Being rejected is disappointing, but becoming self-aware can help temper your reaction.
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4 Tips for Creating a Successful Book Club

By Molly Tynjala
Respectful debate and setting expectations are key.
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The Benefits of a Book Club

By Molly Tynjala
A bibliophile’s guide to creating — and sustaining — a great reading group.
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How to Build Empathy and Compassion in Your Community

By Jessie Sholl
There's a big difference between cursory cordiality and true benevolence. Our experts make the case for spreading deep kindness in your community.
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Feats of Greatness

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor Jamie Martin on emotional agility and mental well-being.
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Feed Your Mind

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, author of 50 Shades of Kale, is all about eating to fuel your brain — and your happiness.
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Pause for a Moment

By Bahram Akradi
In stressful times, the ability to slow down, process, and be present can be transformative.
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How to Deal With Rejection

By Mo Perry
Fear of rejection can keep us from living life fully, but there are graceful ways to handle the sting.
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Trust Your Inner Strength: Caeleb Dressel

By Molly Tynjala
The 7-time Olympic gold medalist talks about perseverance and staying focused.
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How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as an Ally

By Anahi Ortiz-Prieto
A Latina writer and coach offers ideas for education, advocacy, and community connection.
Megan Larsen with her horse

Megan Larsen’s Success Story

By Megan Larsen
When Megan Larsen traded her sedentary suburban life for a rural hobby farm, she lost 170 pounds and was able to climb back in the saddle.
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Ready to Listen

By Jamie Martin
Slowing down to notice how we feel — and what we desire — can help us better align with our purpose.
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Complete the Stress Cycle

By Emily Nagoski, PhD
Human Giver Syndrome makes women uniquely vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and burnout. Renowned health educator Emily Nagoski, PhD, offers strategies we can all use to relieve the tension.
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The Downside of Optimism

By Jessie Sholl
The power of positive thinking is undeniable, but insisting on always maintaining a sunny disposition can also have a dark side. Our experts share advice for taking the bad with the good.
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Awakened Spirit: Shefali Tsabary, PhD

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
With a blend of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, therapist and author Dr. Shefali offers a path to authenticity and liberation.
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7 Ways to Spot Misinformation on Social Media

By Kaelyn Riley
On social media, separating fact from fiction isn’t always easy. Use these tips to help cut through the noise.
Dean Barnard with his wrestling medals holding an American Flag

Dean Barnard’s Success Story

By Dean Barnard
In recommitting to his faith, family, friends, and fitness, one man rediscovers a long-lost passion and reconnects with his purpose.
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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: Persian Dance Lessons

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reconnects with her heritage through virtual Persian dance classes.
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