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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.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor on how to bring joy to your winter life.
A Black woman holds a broken paper heart.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
It’s time to do the work on creating racial equality, says our managing editor, if we want to improve community health and see vitality for all.
A rearview mirror on a car is displayed.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor reflects on the 20 lessons she’s learned 20 years after a car accident.
Soapy hands in a bath make a heart shape.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
We all need a break to recalibrate. How I’m using my timeouts for self-care.
A photo of empty railroad tracks on a sunny day with mountains in the distance
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor copes with the loss of a loved one and wrestles with the intricacies of grief.
girl in snowy yard
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
The joy of the season really does come from the little moments. Our managing editor shares a few ideas to make it memorable — and less stressful.
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By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor discovers how the birth of a child can bring up complex feelings and vulnerabilities.
grandmother-holding-baby
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Whether it’s end-of-life realities or a new beginning, our managing editor learns the key is support, preparation, and comfort.
toddler and baby holding hands
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
When baby No. 2 arrives, so does a new reality. Our managing editor shares how she’s shifting her vision.
peanuts and peanut butter
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
The changing science and recommendations on peanuts is enough to make a new mom’s head spin.
child-parent-hands
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Watching my toddler show love to others has expanded my own heart’s capacity. Did she develop this emotion by nature or nurture?
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By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
How my toddler’s tantrums are helping me better understand conflict resolution and misunderstandings.
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By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
A bustling holiday season has this mom seeking silence more than ever.
casted ankle
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Three things I learned about life in the year since my ankle break.
Whole30 cookbook next to a bowl of paleo pasta
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Following the Whole30 program for a month helped me focus on a brand-new cooking and eating confidence.
Whole30 cookbook alongside several fresh veggies
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Halfway through a Whole30 detox, and I’m winning the battle against the sugar monster.
Courtney and Sylvia
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
How my toddler’s swim class has taught me to embrace my postpartum body — and swimsuit season.
teen girls reading magazine
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Critiquing celebrities and women in the media can play a bigger role in our own mindsets than we might think.
husband touching wife's pregnant belly
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
A seemingly innocent personal question can have deeper implications. Here are some things to consider before you ask about babies, marriage, and more.
little girl coloring
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
How my toddler is teaching me to appreciate the beauty in coloring outside the lines.
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