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How to Talk With Kids About Climate Change

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Kids are vulnerable to climate anxiety. Here's how to talk to them about what climate change might mean for their lives.
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4 Strategies to Teach Empathy to Children

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Use these tips to help instill empathy early on.
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Merry and Mindful: How to Navigate the Holidays — Stressors and All

By Emily Ewen
A Q&A with a Life Time MindCoach on handling the seasonal challenges that arise, reducing stress, and coping with loss and grief.
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3 Ways to Create Better Boundaries

By Jane McCampbell Stuart, MA, LMFT, CPCC, RMFT
The following strategies can help create strong, clear boundaries.
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Survey Says: Parents Want More Active Time For — and With — Their Kids

By Life Time Editorial Team
A recent poll shows that nearly four in five parents enjoy catching up with their family while doing a physical activity together, among other findings.
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How to Set Clear Boundaries

By Jane McCampbell Stuart, MA, LMFT, CPCC, RMFT
A renowned trauma therapist and coach explains how to manage your energy without getting swamped by other people — or hardening against them.
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PUMPING IRONY: The Postmortem Muddle

By Craig Cox
While the Federal Trade Commission works to tighten regulations on the funeral industry, which often uses obscure pricing policies to prey on grief-stricken mourners, seniors like me need to start thinking more seriously about how we want to be laid to rest.
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How to Help Kids Thrive Through Physical Activity

By Nicole Radziszewski
Our children face many fitness challenges, including sports specialization, gender issues, excess screen time, and more. Discover how to help kids find meaning, health, and joy through physical activity.
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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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Stories of Pride: Four LGBTQ+ Team Members Share What the Month of June Means to Them

By Julie Dulude
These four Life Time team members share how uplifting, celebrating, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community is vital to our health — and goes well beyond Pride Month every June.
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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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How to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce your kids to the life skills learned in the kitchen.
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How to Navigate a Strained Relationship

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Our differences don't have to keep us polarized. Try this expert advice for forging unexpected connections.
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What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

By Kara Douglass Thom
The first step is listening with empathy and openness.
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Healthy Fun for Younger Ones: All About Kids Classes at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson
Curious if any of the options at Life Time might be right for your kiddos? This expert Q&A explains everything that’s available as part of your Junior Membership.
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How Can I Encourage My Child to Try a New Activity?

By Emily Ewen
Get inspired to add new kids’ activities to your family’s routine with these tips and best practices.
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17 Ways Kids Can Enjoy Life Time Year-Round

By Callie Fredrickson
Fall, winter, spring, summer — there are always fun activities and healthy play options for your kids to take part in at our athletic country clubs.
A compilation of Father's Day gift ideas: LifeCafe gift card, jogger outfit, and Garmin watches.

10 Healthy-Living Gifts and Ideas for Dad

By Life Time Editorial Team
Celebrate the fathers in your life — or any male role model you admire — with the perfect gift or experience for his healthy lifestyle.
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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Youth Depression?

By Michael Dregni
Sleep disorders, gastrointestinal infections, and a higher risk of premature death are just some of the possible effects, according to a recent study.
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A Summer of Fun at Life Time Kids Academy: A Sneak Peek

By Callie Fredrickson
These new weekly themes and activities are designed to keep your kids engaged and active all summer long.
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