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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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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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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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How to Meet a Workout Partner — and Be a Better One Yourself

By Emily Ewen
The benefits of finding your fitness community, how to meet friends to exercise with, and tips for being a supportive workout partner.
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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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How to Have More Honest Conversations With Your Friends

By Kara Douglass Thom
The surprising ways that honest, authentic dialogue can deepen your friendships.
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How to Make Friends at Your Health Club

By Molly Schelper
It can be a challenge to form friendships as an adult. Here are a few ideas for meeting and connecting with others who are also pursuing health goals.
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4 Meals to Bring to a Friend in Need

By Maddie Augustin
Nutritious, comforting recipes designed for leaving on a friend’s doorstep.
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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 Handle Friendship Conflict

By Jessie Sholl
One of the first steps? Realizing that conflict is normal.
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Why Friends Are Essential to Our Well-Being

By Jessie Sholl
Friendship matters. Here's why our pals are critical to our health — and how to maintain meaningful connections with those we love.
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