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What Is Social Rest?

By Jessie Sholl

Do you feel alone or worn down by certain people? Discover the signs that you need more social rest and with whom to find it.

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What to Do When a Loved One Posts Misinformation

By Jon Spayde

Misinformation is all around us, even in our social circles. Learn how to respond to it without losing your cool.

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How to Share a Difficult Diagnosis

By Jessie Sholl

The decision to disclose an illness to others is often a complicated one. This guidance can help you share the news your way.

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4 Reasons to Host or Attend a Holiday Gathering

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Though they can sometimes feel like too much trouble to host or attend, holiday gatherings can actually support our health. These are some of the ways.

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Leaning on a Breast Friend: How Two Women Supported Each Other Through Their Breast Cancer Journeys

With Jayme Zylstra and Becky Attard
Season 7, Episode 10

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States every year, and 2.3 million women worldwide. Every breast cancer story is different, and in this episode, we’re highlighting two — and sharing how these two women connected along their journeys to become “breast friends” and irreplaceable sources of support for one another.

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7 Simple Ways to Improve Social Connection

By Kara Douglass Thom

Our screens often keep us from fully engaging with the people right in front of us. Discover several strategies to show that you’re present.

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7 Ways to Be a Great Workout Partner

By Emily Ewen

Support each other’s fitness goals and make the most of your time together.

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How to Ask for Help in Times of Need

By Jon Spayde

We all need somebody to lean on, but it’s not always easy to ask for help when we need it. These expert insights offer ideas for overcoming resistance — and knowing what to say.

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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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How to Create a Sense of Belonging

By Kara Douglass Thom

Community is more than your immediate neighborhood. Find connection with those who share your values.

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5 Rules for Gathering

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Great gatherings don’t usually happen by chance — they’re created with care. These five tips can make holiday get-togethers both meaningful and fun.

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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.

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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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How to Cope With a Toxic Friend

By Jessie Sholl

Maintaining healthy social ties is crucial to our well-being, but some relationships may not be giving you the best energy.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Social Connections

By Mo Perry

How to use gratitude, reciprocity, altruism, choice, and enjoyment to cope with loneliness.

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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Active, Healthy, Social: 5 Benefits of ARORA

By Emily Ewen

A few Life Time members share what they love about the latest programming for active, older adults and how they participate in this growing community.

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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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4 Ways to Be a Good Friend

By Jessie Sholl

To have good friends, you must be a good friend. The following telltale signs are adapted from Andrea Bonior’s The Friendship Fix.

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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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