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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.
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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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By Maggie Fazeli Fard
The former competitive gymnast and two-time Olympian opens up about surviving sexual assault and moving toward healing through mindfulness and advocacy.
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By Courtney Helgoe
Why the ancient healing art of Ayurveda is winning modern fans.
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By Karen Olson
How accessing breath, water, nature, relationships, and altruism can help us reclaim our energy.
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By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Going after a weight-loss goal this New Year or looking to establish healthier habits post-holiday? Try these five tried and tested strategies.
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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.
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By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these questions about vulnerability, trust, and commitment.
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?
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.
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By John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD
Deepen your connection with your partner with these conversation templates from two relationship experts.
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