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A Day in My Life

Emily Akradi - Daily Routine

I firmly believe that goals are achieved by consistently doing the little things – the things that may seem insignificant at the time but add up to long term success. Things like going to bed early, staying hydrated, practicing gratitude and eating healthy. A huge component of wellness is nutrition,...

Loving Your Mind, Body and Life

Valentine's Day: Love Your Life - Emily Akradi

February is the month of love... pink hearts, red roses, chocolates and fine dining. For many, the focus is on Valentine's Day and romance. This year, I invite you to think about love more broadly and focus on loving yourself as well. Love is defined as "a feeling of deep...

A Call to Action
for the Good of All


Those of you who know me well, know that I usually don't get deeply involved in political discussions. You may even remember I mentioned political discussions as a pet peeve in my November blog post. It's not politics itself that I dislike, but instead the divisiveness and conflict that surrounds...

Timberwolves Donates to Life Time Foundation

Managing Your Child's Sugar Intake

I'd like to say a big thank you to the Minnesota Timberwolves for their recent donation to Life Time Foundation. Since day one, the Timberwolves have been a support to our foundation and our mission of helping kids lead happy and healthy lives through physical activity and school food. Last...

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

This may or may not come as a surprise, but I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. What do I have against New Year's resolutions? Here's what: People often break resolutions, then feel bad about themselves, defeating the purpose. Instead, I like sitting down periodically throughout the year and...