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Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. From laundry to cooking chicken to making new friends, Kendra is here to welcome you into an easier way.
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# 367 - What’s Saving My Life Right Now

We do this episode every season, and I have seven things to share with you. But what do you do when things that normally save your life don’t work in a new season? I’m tackling that at the end of the episode today. Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying Systemtarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in PaaartyPink Queen Women’s Denim Classic Bib OverallsEpisode #352: Office Hours with the Office LadiesSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
5/27/202436 minutes, 51 seconds
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#366 - Twenty Helpful Decisions I Keep Repeating

My first book The Lazy Genius Way introduces 13 Lazy Genius principles that help you name what matters, ditch what doesn’t, and get stuff done. The first of those principles is Decide Once. Decide Once means you make one decision about one thing and you keep making that decision over and over until it doesn’t work for you anymore. Today, I’m sharing 20 decisions I keep repeating.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #84: The Lazy Genius Guide to LunchPlanetbox Rover LunchboxGenius Square or Genius StarSlime Making KitSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
5/20/202429 minutes, 6 seconds
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#365 - How to Have an Easier Maycember

We know the feeling of Maycember. May has a similar energy to the beautiful chaos of December, but we forget it’s like that until we’re in it. I never remember how crazy May becomes until literally right now, and then it feels too late. If that’s you, this episode will help.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.The Summer DocketThe Essential CalendarEpisode 258 - The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You NeedSummer Sanity podcast playlist (Spotify)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
5/13/202437 minutes, 34 seconds
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#364 When Life Feels Like a Fire Hose

Sometimes life feels like a fire hose, a constant stream of events or tasks or humans or needs or stimulation that wear you down, metaphorically soak you through, and create an environment where what you need keeps getting pushed to the back of the line. In those times, what do we do?Today, I’m going to share four things to keep in mind when life feels like a fire hose (one is super duper practical, promise!). Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #310: How to Pivot Around Any ObstacleThe Eisenhower MatrixSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
5/6/202424 minutes, 56 seconds
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#363 Office Hours with Kendra

This is our quarterly episode where I take your problems and try and Lazy Genius them! Today, as always for these episodes, I’ll put the questions focused on kids and parenting at the end in one chunk so that those of you without kids don’t have to listen if you’d rather move along with your day.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.The Instagram post where I collected questions for this episodeHouse Rules by Myquillyn Smith (aka The Nester)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
4/29/202428 minutes, 49 seconds
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#362 - A Simple Strategy for Your To-Do List

Y’all know I love helping us deal with our to-do lists. Life is full of things to do, and sometimes we feel buried in all that wants our attention. So today’s episode is a short and sweet look at one simple strategy that might make a ton of difference for you.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #288: How to Make the Rest of 2022 EasierEpisode #353: How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish ItThe Summer DocketSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
4/22/202420 minutes, 9 seconds
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#361 - The Two Missing Pieces in Conversations About Friendship

No matter your level of extroversion or introversion, your age, your life stage, or any other factor, we all need friends. I tend to focus on more concrete things on the show, but I think that one of the reasons we struggle to find and maintain meaningful relationships is partly a logistical one. And yet, finding time to connect with people is just as important if not more important than finding time to pay your bills and cook your meals and tend to your job and your home and all the things. Let’s explore ways we can Lazy Genius friendship.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.The Life Council by Laura TremaineFour Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver BurkemanHow to Walk Into a Room by Emily P. FreemanSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
4/15/202430 minutes, 2 seconds
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#360 - A Pep Talk for the Perpetually Tired

Is this maybe the most appropriately named pep talk of all time? Quite possibly. I have a feeling a lot of you always feel tired. In fact, like me, you feel tired so often that it’s annoying at this point. You’re tired of being tired. Will we ever not be tired?! I think we all need some solidarity in this space as well as some practical help. My goal is for you to get both.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Sign up for the Latest Lazy Letter, my monthly newsletter, which goes out on Wednesday!Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
4/8/202422 minutes, 7 seconds
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#359 - 7 Routines That Work for Me

While this episode is definitely seven routines that work for me, the reason I’m sharing them is not so that you will do them because they’ll work. It’s more to see how I arrived at certain routines, what priorities they support, and maybe they’ll inspire a small change or adjustment in your own routine that could make your life work better for you and the season you’re in.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #337: How to Lazy Genius Division of LaborEpisode #356: What’s Saving My LifeEpisode #91: The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
4/1/202424 minutes, 44 seconds
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#358 - How to Kindly and Efficiently Get Where You Need to Go

We all have places we need to go, and we want to kindly and efficiently get there. That looks different for everyone though. I’m going to break this episode down into three sections: expectations, kindly getting there, and how to bring in efficiency. Do not skip straight to part three, please.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode 223: The Lazy Genius Gets Out the DoorSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
3/25/202425 minutes, 8 seconds
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#357 - Your Planning Playbook for Spring 2024

One of the most foundational principles of managing your time like a Lazy Genius is to think about your season. We all need tangible help with planning. That’s why I wrote a book called The PLAN. But since it doesn’t come out until October and we need to plan some stuff now, let’s plan our spring together.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #339: How to Make the Rest of 2023 EasierEmily P. FreemanLaura TremaineMyquillyn Smith, aka The NesterOne Line a Day JournalEpisode #353: How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish ItSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
3/18/202424 minutes, 23 seconds
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#356 What’s Saving My Life Right Now

This is a beloved quarterly episode where I share the things in my life that are saving it. It could be products that bring joy or efficiency, moments that make me feel like myself, things I’m looking forward to… the list is varied every time.The practice, though, is just as important as the list itself, which is why I encourage you to ask yourself this question on occasion: what’s saving your life right now?Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in [email protected] — a bridal hair and makeup artist who shares tutorials on InstagramMy makeup routine: Face Base by Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter Setting Powder, Gucci bronzer, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, RMS Beauty Luminizer, Thrive Causemetics eyeliner, Caliray Surfproof Hydrating Setting Spray, Wander Beauty’s Mile High Club MascaraEpisode #145: How to Hire a HousecleanerBonus: Office Ladies UpdateEmily P. Freeman’s new book How to Walk into a Room: The Art of Knowing When to Stay and When to Walk AwaySign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode.  This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
3/11/202429 minutes, 56 seconds
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#355 What to Do When You’re Bored with Your Life

This feeling hits all of us at some point. You’re bored with the meals you eat, the clothes you wear, the stuff in your house, bored with your job, your routine, your partner, all kinds of things. Today, I’m going to offer you a process to help you get past the feeling of being bored with something in your life.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #295: How to Start Fresh without Starting OverEpisode #337: How to Lazy Genius the Division of LaborStyle Thief FashionEpisode #226: How Batching and Bags Can Help You Get Out the DoorSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
3/4/202430 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bonus: Office Ladies Update

A few weeks ago, I invited Jenna and Angela from our beloved Office Ladies Podcast to join me for Office Hours so we could Lazy Genius something real from their lives together. Y’all loved that episode so much. I got countless DMs asking if the baskets were working for Angela and how Jenna was holding up with school email. Well, I thought it would be great for all of us to hear from them directly. Here’s a bonus follow-up episode to last month’s Office Hours with the Office Ladies. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #352: Office Hours with the Office LadiesFind out which Lazy Genius episodes Jenna and Angela love best.Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)As with all guest episodes, there’s no transcript for this one. Thanks for understanding! This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
3/1/202418 minutes, 9 seconds
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#354 - Office Hours with Kendra

Office Hours episodes happen once a quarter, and in them, I help you Lazy Genius your life! I take questions from Instagram and answer them here on the podcast, helping you see how to use the 13 Lazy Genius principles, the five-step Lazy Genius method, and any other Lazy Geniusisms that might help make your situation a little easier.As I usually do in Office Hours episodes, the first half will be non-kid questions and the second half will be kid. That way if you don’t have kids, you can know when to tap out and use your time on something else!Helpful Companion LinksHere are previous Office Hours episodes in case you want to check them out: #315 (May 2023), #327 (August 2023), #338 (October 2023)And here’s a special Office Hours with the Office Ladies!Episode #353: How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish ItEpisode #127: The Lazy Genius Chooses a PlannerEpisode #124: The Lazy Genius Weekly PlanHow to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate GuideKelly Corrigan interviewed me in an episode from last year called Kendra Gets PersonalSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
2/26/202433 minutes, 16 seconds
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#353 How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish It

There’s nothing wrong with starting a project and not finishing it or living with many projects in various states of completion. This episode is simply a path for you to follow if not finishing a project is getting on your nerves enough to change it, if it’s affecting your quality of life. Helpful Companion LinksSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
2/19/202423 minutes, 37 seconds
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#352 Office Hours with the Office Ladies

Jenna and Angela are here! This very special episode celebrates The Lazy Genius Podcast being the first show to join the Office Ladies Network! As you may know, we do Office Hour type episodes a few times a year, where I Lazy Genius questions from listeners. Today, we’re Lazy Geniusing things for Jenna and Angela, and I’m so excited for you to hear our conversation. Helpful Companion LinksLearn more about the Office LadiesMore Office Hour episodes: #315; #327; #338Follow @thelazygenius on Instagram to keep an eye out for our next listener Office Hours episodeSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Since this is more of a conversation, there’s no transcript for this episode. Thank you for understanding! This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
2/12/202430 minutes, 13 seconds
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#351 - How to Lazy Genius Your Whole Life

Let’s make one thing clear right off the bat. You can Lazy Genius your whole life, but you can’t do it all at once. But it is possible and even something I’d encourage you to pursue. Living with this mindset is a lifelong gift, so let’s jump into how to Lazy Genius your whole life. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #255: How to Name What MattersEpisode #323: How to Lazy Genius a Big ChangeEpisode #297: 5 Steps for More Ease at WorkEpisode #244: How to Choose the Right Lazy Genius Principle for YouEpisode #310: How to Pivot Around Any ObstacleSign up for the Latest Lazy Letter email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode.
2/5/202427 minutes, 15 seconds
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#350 - Starting Fresh When You Can’t Start Over

I shared some of these words last January, and I need the reminder just as much as anyone, so we’re going to look at them again. Helpful Companion LinksOffice Ladies PodcastEpisode #348: Why Habits Don’t Demand Perfection with James ClearSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode.
1/29/202425 minutes, 10 seconds
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#349 10 Small Changes I’m Glad I Made

It’s the smackdab middle of January, and we all know about the January Feelings. Since many of those feelings tend to be big and expansive and beyond, I want to bring us in today. I want us to think about small things, small changes, small steps that can have a big impact. Helpful Companion LinksThe hairbrush reel from Instagram#210: How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Screen Time#217: Let’s Talk about Your Body, Part One#218: Let’s Talk about Your Body, Part Two#301: How to Kindly Navigate a Changing Body#143: Your Body is Not FlawedSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/202426 minutes, 59 seconds
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#348 - Why Habits Don't Demand Perfection with James Clear

I’m no stranger to self-help books. Most of them have left me wanting, leaving me feeling like I’ve been given more to do. But when I read Atomic Habits by James Clear in early 2019, I remember thinking it was the best self-help book I had ever read. It’s no surprise that it’s sold 15 million copies since it debuted. And I’m delighted to have James on the show today to talk about habits and how we can approach them as Lazy Geniuses.Helpful Companion LinksAtomic Habits by James Clear (affiliate link)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Since this is an interview-style episode, there’s no transcript for this one. Thanks for understanding! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/202432 minutes, 22 seconds
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#347 - How to Know What Brings You Joy

Over the years of this podcast, we’ve simply been tweaking the order of how we live, starting with who we are today, not who we wish to be in the future. That’s why on this first day of the year, I don’t want to talk about goals and habits and starting a new year. All three of those things are actually quite valuable and a normal part of our lives, and we’ll even talk about some of them over the next few weeks. Today, however, I want to start somewhere else. I want us to start with what brings you joy. Helpful Companion Links#258: The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You NeedEpisode 34 of The Next Right Thing Podcast with Emily P. FreemanSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/1/202423 minutes, 37 seconds
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#346 My 10 Favorite Discoveries of 2023

Yearly recaps are the most fun, aren’t they? I love seeing people’s reading lists and favorite things and all of the end of year reflections that happen. I hope you’re taking some time to make some kind of list of your own.Helpful Companion LinksThe Stand by Stephen King11.22.63 by Stephen KingIT by Stephen King10 Things to Tell You PodcastNaturium’s BHA tonerNaturium’s Retinaldehyde serumThe Popcast with Knox and JamieEmily P. Freeman & The NesterLettie and Row by Sabrina PursleyEvery So Often vintage flatlay account (@every.so.often.gso)Ella’s Attic Vintage (@ellasatticvintage)Romantic Piano by Gia MargaretLofi musicGlocusent Willow Book LightMadewell Kick Out Crop JeanTarte makeupGet the What’s Saving My Life email hitting inboxes on Sunday, December 31stSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/25/202322 minutes, 7 seconds
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#345 - How to Approach Holiday Downtime

For some of you listening, you’re close to entering a longer breaker from regular life. The winter holidays are upon us, Christmas is one week away, New Year’s two weeks, and there is a lot of activity but also a lot of downtime, sometimes more than we realize. Today, let’s talk about how to approach it.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #320: How to Feel Good About Free TimeEpisode #258: The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You’ll NeedEpisode #212: A Guide to Summer House RulesSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/18/202314 minutes, 12 seconds
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#344 Kendra Gets Personal

Today, we're doing something a little different. Kelly Corrigan, host of PBS's Tell Me More and the podcast Kelly Corrigan Wonders, is here to pull back the veil on some of the things that make me tick. We're talking about the real heart behind the Lazy Genius and how it can help you combat some of the end-of-the-year energy, plus what celebrity I'd be friends with and what live performance changed both of our lives.Helpful Companion LinksFind Kelly onlineFollow Kelly on Instagram @kellycorriganEpisode #207: 15 Moments That Shaped the Lazy GeniusThe Middle Place by Kelly CorriganSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)As with all of our interview episodes, there’s no transcript. Thanks for understanding! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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#343 - What’s Saving My Life

I love doing these episodes once a quarter where I share the things that are saving my life right now, things that are bringing me joy, making life easier, helping me feel calmer… the sky is the limit, and I love them. Helpful Companion LinksBarbara Brown Taylor, the originator of this wonderful questionEpisode #340: What’s Saving My Gift-Wrapping LifeEpisode #342: How to Uncomplicate Your Holiday To-Do ListThe Essential Calendar (use code LAZYGENIUS for 10% off your order)Magnetic Monthly Dry Erase Boards How to meal plan for a month Fireplace For Your HomeI Dew Care Tap Secret Dry Shampoo Powder Drowning by T.J. Newman Starter Villain by John Scalzi Winterset Hollow by Jonathan Edward Durham Belgravia by Julian Fellowes Acceptance by Emi Nietfeld Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/202324 minutes, 55 seconds
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#342 - How to Uncomplicate Your Holiday To-Do List

December is a unique month, and therefore, you need to approach that month and your long to-do list in a way that feels kind and human and grounded and like yourself. But also where you get it all done, at least all the things that matter. I share this episode with Kind Big Sister Energy, meaning I think this works, and I think it could work for you, but as with anything I ever say, do what works for you. If this doesn’t, don’t do it.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #339: How to Make the Rest of 2023 EasierEpisode #341: The Real Reason It’s Hard to Get Stuff DoneTrelloEpisode #135: Nailing Your Holiday VibeSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/202330 minutes, 59 seconds
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#341 - The Real Reason It’s Hard to Get Stuff Done

So we’ve tried to make the rest of 2023 easier, but even when we have a better understanding of what is going on, it can still be hard to get stuff done. When the rubber meets the road, it’s common to feel like we’re stalling out. Today’s episode is like learning a language. I want to share some broader perspectives on getting your stuff done so that you can orient yourself better in your daily life. And of course there are some practical tips in here, too, have no fear. Let’s jump in.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #339: How to Make the Rest of 2023 EasierEpisode #238: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItEpisode #334: How to Create a Relaxing Home RoutineOlive & June Quick Dry PolishSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/202331 minutes, 29 seconds
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#340 - What’s Saving My Gift-Wrapping Life

In this episode, I’m going to share ten things, and these things make gift wrapping easier, more enjoyable, more fun, and in some ways more meaningful than if I didn’t have these things. So if you love wrapping, hate wrapping, or are somewhere in between, I think this list will offer some good help wherever you are.Helpful Companion LinksPreorder your Lazy Genius Sticker Pack before Nov. 15!Get on the list to get the Gift Giving Guide on Friday, Nov. 17Episode #337: How to Lazy Genius Division of LaborSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/202322 minutes, 28 seconds
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#339 - How to Make the Rest of 2023 Easier

I am legitimately so excited about this episode, and I know you are too. This type of episode from last year is still our most downloaded episode, and I think this one is going to be even more helpful than last year’s.Helpful Companion LinksPreorder your Lazy Genius Sticker Pack before Nov. 15!Get on the list to get the Gift Giving Guide on Friday, Nov. 17Get on the list for the Latest Lazy Letter (out on Nov. 8!)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/6/202336 minutes, 36 seconds
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#338 - Lazy Genius Office Hours

We do these episodes about once a quarter where I answer your questions in more detail than I’m able to in an Instagram Ask-Me-Anything and more public than I might be able to in a DM. The idea here is to practice Lazy Geniusing situations together so that you can feel more equipped to do it on your own.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #99: The Lazy Genius Feeds a CrowdEpisode #130: The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting AnythingCarving Out Me Time During Holiday SeasonGet on the list to get the Gift Giving Guide on Friday, Nov. 17Get on the list for the Latest Lazy Letter (out on Nov. 8!)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/202332 minutes, 7 seconds
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#337 - How to Lazy Genius Division of Labor

I get asked about how to split the work load at home fairly often, especially in Instagram AMAs. I’m glad we get the chance to dive deep into it today.Helpful Companion LinksFair Play by Eve RodskyFair Play cardsHow to Keep House While Drowning by KC DavisStruggle Care podcastSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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#336 - How to Lazy Genius Audiobooks

Y’all know I love an episode about reading, so I’m pumped about this. Audiobooks are one of my favorite ways to read, but that’s a recent development. As a new-ish convert, I’m really excited to help you figure out your relationship with audiobooks and how to Lazy Genius them in your own life, whatever that means for you. Helpful Companion LinksThe Libby appAudible MembershipsChirpSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/16/202322 minutes, 31 seconds
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#335 - 7 Ways to Manage Daily Chaos

Today, we’re getting more practical. I’m going to share seven ways to manage daily chaos, and while you could apply one of these on its own, these seven things are super helpful in order as a series of steps.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #334: How to Create a Relaxing Home RoutineSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/202317 minutes, 17 seconds
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#334 - How to Create a Relaxing Home Routine

I am aware of the irony of using the word “relaxing” when it comes to a home routine, especially during this time of year which tends to be on the busier side. However, I’m into it. It’s more about having enough of a structure to call it a routine but with a perspective that helps us relax around what we’re actually doing. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #145: How to Hire a HousecleanerEpisode #254: Chores I Do Every DaySign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/2/202325 minutes, 11 seconds
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#333 - 7 Ways to Always Know What to Wear

Today, I’m going to share 7 ways to always know what to wear. You can pick one, or you can pick all seven. Either way, you’re going to leave with more calm and hopefully even more excitement about the daily act of putting on clothes.Helpful Companion LinksABLE x The Lazy GeniusThe original Monday uniform blog postWindblown JewelrySpiedel watchEpisode 280: How to Find Your Personal StyleSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/25/202318 minutes, 38 seconds
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#332 - How to Enjoy Your Evening Hours

I’m really excited about this topic because it is something every single person likely struggles with. The evening especially feels like time that we can use however we want. It’s not dictated by someone else, and that freedom often leaves us flailing. It’s so precious and valuable, and you want to make the most of it. How do you do that? That’s our episode today.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #331: What’s Saving My LifeSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/18/202323 minutes, 52 seconds
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#331 - What’s Saving My Life

I don’t need to tell you that life is full and sometimes overwhelming and we need things that offer sparkle and light. Every quarter, I share my list and encourage you to make your own. Let’s get started.Helpful Companion LinksSpeidel Eco Color Pop WatchThe Chickpea Bowl The Tim Riggins SaladWhat Kate Finds on InstagramTarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in CaptivatingBarbie UNOSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/11/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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#330 - How I Handle a Busy Season

When you are transitioning from one season to another - like from summer to school or school to summer, from this job to that job, from being in a relationship to being single or being single to being in a relationship, from pre-diagnosis to treatment for the diagnosis - the time right before that transition often feels like the hardest. You don’t know exactly what’s coming, and you want to prepare as much as possible. Whatever your particular color of that energy is, I hope that this episode gives you some permission and some practical tools to handle your own busy season.Helpful Companion LinksThe Holiday DocketThe Next Right Thing Guided Journal by Emily P. FreemanEpisode #245: How I Personally Meal PlanEpisode #254: Chores I Do Every DaySign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/4/202331 minutes, 25 seconds
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#329 10 Things to Do When You Don’t Want to Cook

It is likely a time of transition in your life. We are going into a new season, fall is coming, school has started, and all of this impacts our energy and schedules no matter what our lives look like and who, if anyone, lives with us in our homes. But you know what doesn’t change? Dinner. Dinner does not change.This week, I’m joined by the happiest cooking teacher on the internet, Bri McKoy, to talk about 10 things to do when you don’t want to cook.Helpful Companion LinksGet Bri’s new book, The Cook’s Book (out August 29!)Fearless Chicken Tikka MasalaEpisode #97: One Simple Step That Changes Meal Planning ForeverEpisode #245: How I Personally Meal PlanSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. (Note: The interview portion of this episode is not transcribed, as per usual with Lazy Genius interview episodes. Thanks for understanding!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/28/202326 minutes, 47 seconds
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#328 - My 10 Most Memorable Books

When we reflect on things from the past that have meant something to us, it’s good for us. It’s fun! And since books are fairly universal as a thing people love, I’m sharing my 10 most memorable books. They’re not necessarily my favorites, although some are, but these are books that I remember where I read them, how they made me feel, what they were about, and I still think of them often.Helpful Companion LinksThe Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn KeeneThe Good Earth by Pearl S. BuckTill We Have Faces by C.S. LewisThe Glass Castle by Jeanette WallsHarry Potter series by J.K. RowlingAn Everlasting Meal by Tamar AdlerThe Night Circus by Erin MorgensternJust Mercy by Bryan StevensonThe Art of Gathering by Priya ParkerJayber Crow by Wendell BerrySign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/21/202318 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bonus: Packing School Lunches

I did not anticipate recording this episode, but after this week’s Office Hours episode where I answered your questions, I realized that this particular question needed a mini episode all its own. It was the most frequently asked question in the Instagram post, and that makes sense. It’s early-mid August, and school is about to start. School lunches are a whole thing. Helpful Companion LinksThis week’s Office Hours episode.Planetbox Rover LunchboxSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/16/202317 minutes, 53 seconds
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#327 - Lazy Genius Office Hours

This is the second episode of this type where I take questions you asked on Instagram and answer them on the podcast. We’ve got a handful of great ones today!Helpful Companion LinksThis episode’s Office Hours Instagram postEpisode 323: How to Lazy Genius a Big ChangeUse code LAZYGENIUS for 20% off your first Olive & June Mani SystemSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/14/202330 minutes, 26 seconds
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#326 - How to Magic Question Your Morning

This is the time of year when we start hearing a lot of buzz about transitioning to fall. If transitioning to fall is all the buzz, a morning routine is for sure the buzzword. But morning routines don’t have to be a checklist to follow or a pass/fail assignment that determines the outcome of your day. Let’s talk about how to Magic Question your mornings.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 58: The Lazy Genius Morning RoutineEpisode #202: Revisiting Your Morning RoutineEpisode #172: Resurrecting RoutinesBonus Episode: Lazy Geniusing a Morning Routine with Erin MoonThe Lazy Genius Collective Facebook groupChange Your Life Chicken ShawarmaSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/202314 minutes, 13 seconds
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#325 - Dealing with Differences on How Something Is Done

We all have situations where we disagree with someone on how something should be done, and we have to deal with that. We have to figure out how to move forward, navigate any relational issues emotionally, and still get the thing done! This episode is if the episodes When You Disagree on What Matters and How to Pivot Around Any Obstacle had a very practical baby. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 235: When You Disagree on What MattersEpisode 310: How to Pivot Around Any ObstacleSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/202319 minutes, 53 seconds
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#324 - How to Make the Rest of the Summer Easier

The middle of seasons can be tricky in that you’re in multiple places at once. So let’s talk about how to take that energy and massage it out a bit, making the rest of the summer easier. And we’re going to do that with a mid-season check-in.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #323: How to Lazy Genius a Big ChangeMidliner highlightersSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/24/202320 minutes, 2 seconds
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#323 - How to Lazy Genius a Big Change

One of the most common questions I get is how to Lazy Genius some kind of big change. A new city, job, kid, or relationship. Leaving a career, a friend group, or a religion. Losing a spouse, parent, or the connection with your kid now that they’re a teenager. The reason I’ve never done an episode like this and why it’s hard to answer questions about big changes in DMs and emails is because there’s not a simple answer. So here’s what we’re going to do today. First, I’m going to share four principles of a big change that I want you to remember. Second, I’m going to give you two questions to help you create some understanding around your big change. And third, I’m going to give you two choices you could make after you answer those questions.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #259: 5 Steps to Lazy Genius AnythingSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/17/202330 minutes, 24 seconds
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#322 What to Do with Random Pockets of Time

What do you do with those little pockets of time between appointments or meetings or pickups and dropoffs? Our time feels out of whack somehow, and there are these random pockets that don’t feel good for much of anything, and because we don’t approach them intentionally, they feel wasted, and then we feel bad about it. So let’s talk about how to approach that time.Helpful Companion LinksFind Katie @whatkatefinds and Kherington @currentlykherington on Instagram (thanks guys, for inspiring this episode!)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/10/202319 minutes, 10 seconds
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#321 - How to Neutralize the Sunday Scaries

It’s very likely all have felt this to varying degrees in varying seasons of our lives. One Sunday can feel fine, and the next we feel like everything might catch on fire. So here’s what I’d like to offer. I want to give you a helpful plan for neutralizing the Sunday Scaries. We’ll start with a three-step calming practice then I’ll give you seven things you could do to make Sundays less scary.Helpful Companion LinksA helpful guide to making a brain dump on Instagram circa 2021Episode #177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayEpisode #238: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/3/202323 minutes, 13 seconds
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#320 - How to Feel Good About Free Time

Free time is time that is free of responsibilities, obligations, and being beholden to someone else’s needs, wants, or whims. If that’s the case, free time sounds absolutely lovely. But free time, for women especially, comes with a slew of problems, namely guilt in having it and fear of wasting it. So today, we’re going to talk about how to reframe free time and feel good about it.Helpful Companion LinksSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/26/202327 minutes, 11 seconds
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#319 - 21 Books for Your Summer Reading

It’s already the middle of June, but there are still a solid eight weeks left of summer reading, and if you’re still on library hold lists for new releases or had great intentions about summer reading and have watched it fall to the wayside because you didn’t have a great book in hand, hopefully this episode will help!I’ve compiled a list of 21 books I’ve read over the past six summers, and they all feel like summer books. And they’re all backlist titles, so it shouldn’t be hard getting them immediately at the library or even at a used bookstore for cheap. They’re easy to find.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #267: Find Your Summer Reading RhythmEpisode #268: 10 Summer Reading Ideas for Your KidsEpisode #213: Create a Summer Reading ClubEpisode #227: How to Know What to Read Next with our beloved book genius Anne BogelBonus episode: How I Read 120 Books This YearCheck out the books that made my summer reading list hereSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/19/202331 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bonus: Summer and the Chuck Norris Effect

Today, I'm joined by my sister, Hannah, for our seasonal Lazy Sisters episode. You'll hear our list of how to improve your summer, aka how to bring Chuck Norris energy. It was an AI generated title that made us laugh, so here we are. The title is ridiculous; the list is not. Helpful Companion LinksEltaMD Facial Sunscreen (Amazon)Unseen Sunscreen by Supergoop (Ulta)Bubble machine (Amazon)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)No transcript for this episode since it’s a casual conversation. Thanks for understanding! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/15/202341 minutes, 23 seconds
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#318 - 10 Foods I’m Stocking This Summer

Summer is here, and summer food is a bit different than food in other seasons. There are a lot of things that can impact the way we eat in the summer. Today, I want to get specific about the 10 foods I’m stocking this summer. These are foods that will be a huge part of making summer cooking and eating easier. Ultimately, I hope it helps you see that having a list of your own would be good and what could be on it.Helpful Companion LinksMy Summer Meal Formula post from a few years agoEpisode #164: The Summer Meal FormulaSmoothie Booster CubesEpisode #31: The Lazy Genius Makes a SmoothieBri and Kendra Eat Stuff (BAKES): Barbecue Edition How to Make YakisobaNoodles I buy on Amazon (affiliate link)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/202323 minutes, 42 seconds
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#317 - 5 Steps to a Routine That Actually Works

You might be itching to get into your carefully planned summer routines, or maybe you know you want some but haven’t thought about what they are yet. Regardless of where you are, you want your routines to work! You want them to stick and do what they’re supposed to do! Today, I want to share with you the 5 steps to get to a routine that actually works.Helpful Companion LinksHere’s a Routines & On-Ramps podcast playlist on SpotifySign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/5/202329 minutes, 15 seconds
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#316 - How to Not Bummer Your Summer

Because of our wonky expectations about this supposedly magical season, we all have unmet expectations. There will be times when you don’t deal with them super well. So in today’s episode, let’s figure out how to not bummer our summer.Helpful Companion LinksFind the complete list of episodes mentioned in this episode here.Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/29/202323 minutes, 9 seconds
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#315 - Lazy Genius Office Hours!

Today is a very exciting episode, the first of its kind and hopefully not the last! One of my favorite things about this job is helping you all Lazy Genius your problems. It is always the most fun, the most gratifying, the most connective thing. So we’re going to bring that to the podcast in an Office Hours episode!Helpful Companion LinksFind me on Instagram @thelazygenius and here’s the original Office Hours postSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/22/202336 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bonus: The Disney World Episode

My family of five went to Disney World for the first time in February of 2023, and I’m sharing the 13 things I’m glad we did and the four things we could’ve done without.Helpful Companion LinksGo Now Travel CompanyDisney Instagram highlightSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/202321 minutes, 58 seconds
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#314 - Put On Your Summer Face

We are entering summer, at least in the northern hemisphere, and it might be worth thinking about the sun and your face. This episode is part skincare, part makeup, part pep talk.Helpful Companion LinksEltaMD Facial Sunscreen (Amazon)Black Girl Sunscreen (Ulta)Unseen Sunscreen by Supergoop (Ulta)Watermelon Glow Ultra Fine Mist (Sephora)May Lindstrom’s Blue CocoonFarmacy’s Daily Greens moisturizer (Amazon)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202335 minutes, 8 seconds
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#313 - 10 Questions for the Start of the Summer

Once May hits, it already feels like August is right around the corner. Time is weird, right? Everyone likely feels the urgency of the season in different ways. Instead of drowning in the overwhelm of this giant, approaching season, let’s make it smaller by asking a handful of questions where just one could adjust your thinking in a helpful way.Helpful Companion LinksThe Summer Docket is available again! It’s like The Holiday Docket, but for summer! It’s The Lazy Genius Guide to Making Summer Fun. Check it out here.Complete our survey, help us guide the content of the show in the future, and maybe win a gift card!Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/202335 minutes, 37 seconds
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#312 - My Favorite Chapter from The Lazy Genius Kitchen

This week marks the one year anniversary of the release of my second book, The Lazy Genius Kitchen, and today I want to celebrate that by sharing my favorite chapter with you. It’s the beginning of the whole kit and caboodle which is why I love it. It sets the stage for what matters about your kitchen and why not naming that causes problems.Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius Kitchen // Buy on: Amazon // IndieBound The Lazy Genius Kitchen Video Series on YouTubeSarah Horgan’s InstagramDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/1/202328 minutes, 40 seconds
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BONUS: Sisterhood, Songwriting, and Vulnerability Hangovers with Joseph

Today is a very special bonus episode where I get to talk to one of my favorite bands in the whole world, Joseph. They have a new album releasing tomorrow, April 28, called The Sun. It is an album full of honesty, compassion, joy, and it also just sounds rad. Today, I talk with the sisters about what it’s like being sisters who also make music together, what you can do to help develop healthy relationships among your kids, especially twins, and how they process singing their personal stories so vulnerably from stage. Helpful Companion LinksVisit The Band Joseph’s websiteThe Band Joseph InstagramTheir Tiny Desk Concert on npr"Without You" video Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/27/202338 minutes, 29 seconds
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#311 What's Saving My Life Right Now Presented by KFC and Acast Creative

This special episode is presented by KFC and Acast Creative. KFC chicken nuggets have made their debut and they truly are the perfect chicken nugget. Each one is hand-breaded with KFC’s Original Recipe and absolutely packed with flavor. So basically what I’m saying is...KFC took all the magic that is a bucket of chicken and packed it into one small but equally amazing chicken nugget.And since KFC chicken nuggets are something that saves dinner for my family, I thought I’d share more examples of that in today’s episode.Helpful Companion LinksKFC Chicken NuggetsMerlin AppOlive & June press-on nails (Use code KendraA20 for 20% off!)The Essential Calendar (Use code LAZYGENIUS for 10% off!)Poor Bishop Hooper Instagram post of Annie jumping off a curbSparkle Sounds playlistDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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#310 - How to Pivot Around Any Obstacle

One of the most beautiful things about being a Lazy Genius is that you can Lazy Genius literally anything. Some of those solutions are linear, but frustratingly, a lot of them are not. There isn’t always a straight line from a problem to a solution. Or is there? Today’s episode is as close as we’re going to get, and we’re going to get really really close. Helpful Companion LinksThe Instagram video of pivoting from my carSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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#309 - The Friendship Episode, Part Two with Laura Tremaine

Let's continue the conversation with friendship expert, Laura Tremaine! In this episode, she shares the rest of her list of 10 ways to start small in friendship, and there are so many things I wrote down like I was highlighting the conversation. You will get so much encouragement out of this episode that I think will translate to your actual life. And lucky for you, her book, The Life Council, does that in spades. Helpful Companion LinksGet Laura’s book The Life CouncilFind Laura on InstagramListen to part one of this conversation hereDavid Gate's Instagram accountmeetup.comLove Languages by Gary Chapman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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#308 - The Friendship Episode, Part One with Laura Tremaine

Friendship is one of the most highly requested topics, and for good reason. No one can survive without a friend. For the next two weeks, I have my favorite friendship expert Laura Tremaine joining us to talk about how we can see our friendships in a whole new way. Less pressure, more permission, and a lot more connection.Helpful Companion LinksGet Laura’s new book The Life Council (out April 4)Find Laura online or on InstagramPopcast Out of Context on Instagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/202334 minutes, 55 seconds
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#307 - A More Helpful Way to Look at Spring Cleaning

Why “more helpful”? Because I think that most spring cleaning information I run across is not helpful, at least not how I need it to be. So today, we’re going to do what we often do: we’re going to tackle both perspective and practicality.Helpful Companion LinksHow to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis (I say KC Price in the episode, but it’s KC Davis!)Episode #298: How to Keep Up with Household HabitsTwo Nights in Lisbon by Chris PavoneSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/202328 minutes, 40 seconds
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BONUS: How to be a Person, Part Two with Aundi Kolber

Is there a way to compassionately experience stressful situations? There actually is, and author and licensed trauma therapist, Aundi Kolber, is on the show today to talk about how. Learn about the flow of strength (a mind-blowing concept), the difference between triggers and glimmers, and how honoring your body's pace is just as important as the healing itself. Aundi's first time with us was one of the most downloaded episodes in the history of the show, so I can't wait for you to hear from her again.Helpful Companion LinksStrong Like Water by Aundi KolberFind Aundi online and on InstagramListen to Aundi’s first time on the show hereNo transcript for this episode as its a conversation. Thanks for understanding! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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#306 - What We Need to Have More Fun

Being a person is tough. We all know this. Part of what I love about this job is offering encouragement and tools, not just to take the edge off, but to enjoy being a person and living your life in a way that’s meaningful and matters to you. So let’s talk about what we need to have more fun.Helpful Companion LinksThe Power of Fun by Catherine Price Joyful by Ingrid Fetell LeeThe Art of Gathering by Priya ParkerThe Life Council by Laura Tremaine (out April 4)Episode 256 - How to Make Time for FunEpisode 196 - How to Lazy Genius Adult Screen TimeSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/20/202329 minutes, 15 seconds
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#305 - Dinner Permission with Ali Slagle

Ali Slagle is a food writer for The New York Times, the author of one of my favorite cookbooks, and an all-around delight. She’s here today to put some words to the never-ending chore of dinner and give us a fresh perspective on how to find and use low-effort, high-reward recipes.Helpful Companion LinksI Dream of Dinner (so you don’t have to) by Ali SlagleThe New York Times food Instagram where Ali often posts recipes and videosThe gnocchi that’s like a gummy bear you can eat for dinnerSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!No transcript for this episode since it’s a conversation. Thanks for understanding. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/202332 minutes, 11 seconds
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#304 - How to Rest When You’re Caring for Everyone Else

Let’s take a minute to validate the complexity that is caregiving. It’s loving and fulfilling and something we’re probably honored to do. Most often, we’re caring for people we deeply love, who are desperately important to us, and when pressed, we’d likely say it’s an honor and privilege to care for that person or people. But caregiving is also constant and often draining. It takes so much energy to be on for people pretty much all the time, especially when we’re tending to their needs more than our own. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #258 - The 7 Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You NeedSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/202323 minutes, 27 seconds
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#303 - The 10 Most Helpful Episodes From the Last Two Years

I get asked often where someone should start with the podcast since there are over 300 episodes now, and I always point them to that episode 200. But we have made some really great episodes in the last 100 episodes, so this is part two of that.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #200: The Lazy Genius Starter KitEpisode #238 - How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItEpisode #257 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Work Life BalanceEpisode #279 - How to Fix Dinner When You’re Never HomeEpisode #209 - How to Keep Your Surfaces ClearEpisode #246 - 5 Essential Mindsets for Time ManagementEpisode #259 - 5 Steps to Lazy Genius AnythingEpisode #235 - When You Disagree on What MattersEpisode #230 - How to Feel Like a Person with Aundi KolberEpisode #280 - How to Find Your Personal StyleEpisode #258 - The 7 Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You NeedSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/202321 minutes, 16 seconds
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#302: The Lazy Genius Guide to Basketball

Editor’s Note: This episode was slated to be a bonus episode, but then Team LG was struck with the stomach bug. Thanks for your understanding of this editorial change.We are about to enter March Madness, and I know a lot of you want to sort of be involved and understand what actually happens in basketball. I did an episode like this for football a couple of years ago, and it was so fun for me because I love teaching about sports but also really helpful to y’all. So many people who had dads as coaches or who were cheerleaders in high school said that it was the most helpful explanation of football they’d ever heard. I hope the same thing happens here today with basketball. Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius Guide to FootballDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/202333 minutes, 35 seconds
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#301 - How to Kindly Navigate a Changing Body

This episode isn’t about how to kindly change your body. It’s about kindly navigating the fact that your body is changing. Those are two very different things. Our bodies are present with us at all times, and yet we often have such strange, sometimes even contentious, relationships with them. I want to relax that tension today in how we talk about changing bodies because my guess is you’re already hard enough on yourself about it. Helpful Companion LinksBody episodes: #46 - The Lazy Genius Loses Weight, #217 - Let’s Talk About Your Body Part One, and #218 - Let’s Talk About Your Body Part TwoSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Episode #259: 5 Steps to Lazy Genius AnythingGrab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/202331 minutes, 49 seconds
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#300 - How to Lazy Genius Meal Prep

Are you feeling “rut energy” around the table? Maybe you’re already tired of soup. Maybe you had January goals to cook more at home or try new things, and you haven’t experienced that the way you hoped. Maybe you’re having to tighten your budget after the holidays and don’t have as much to spend on groceries, not to mention that the price of them is going up. I would like us to put a positive spin on this ordinary, “rut energy” season, and I think one of the ways you can do that is through meal prep.Helpful Companion LinksBizarro Meal Prep blog post from last decadeSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/202326 minutes, 53 seconds
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#299 - What’s Saving My Life

We do these episodes about once a quarter for two reasons. One, it’s a wonderful practice that I want to remind you of as often as possible. And two, because our seasons of life change, so do the things that save them. It’s really important to me that we pay attention to seasonal practices so that we get off that train of a linear life that goes from start to finish. That’s not how life works, so let’s remember what is working for us, bringing us joy, and saving our lives right now.Helpful Companion LinksOther episodes like this one: #251 - What’s Saving My Life Right Now, #286 - What’s Saving My Life, #236 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now, #275 - What’s Saving My Life Right NowNorth Carolina candle by HomesickSunshine Curry video on InstagramThe Next Right Thing PodcastNecklace separatorGet the Latest Lazy Letter to see my book reviews every month.Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/202326 minutes, 30 seconds
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#298 - How to Keep Up with Household Habits

It’s easy to feel behind in our homes, like everything is at best a sneeze from falling apart. So today, we’re going to talk about how to choose the household habits that matter to you and how you might keep up with actually doing them.Helpful Companion LinksRecent episodes on habits: #297 - 5 Steps for More Ease at Work and #296 - How to Lazy Genius Your HabitsSeasonal Home Maintenance Checklist from Better Homes & GardensEpisode #263 - How to Still Have a WeekendEpisode #238 - How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/23/202321 minutes, 16 seconds
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Bonus: The Lazy Sisters Answer Your Questions

Kendra is joined by her little sister Hannah to answer your questions, many of which are about how to foster connected relationships between siblings. The sisters also talk about their current favorite things, including a Kindle accessory that could revolutionize the world. Helpful Companion LinksBilly Summers by Stephen KingThe Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanSolace House by Joy Ellis (narrated by Richard Armitage)Hannah’s Stanley CupKindle HolderKindle RemoteTiny Target LampNo transcript for this episode since this is a casual conversation. Thanks for understanding!The links above are affiliate links, meaning if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a tiny commission at no added cost to you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/202338 minutes, 53 seconds
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#297 - 5 Steps for More Ease at Work

I believe that people can feel more at ease at work no matter what work it is you do. In part one, we’re going to walk through how to do that, and in part two, we’ll apply those principles to a real life example to show you how the steps can work. So let’s jump in!Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #296: How to Lazy Genius Your HabitsEpisode #177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DaySign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/202337 minutes, 40 seconds
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#296 - How to Lazy Genius Your Habits

It is January, and we have that fresh start energy, right? Today, we won’t deep dive on habits because this is a podcast episode, but maybe you don’t need a deep dive. You just need a reminder or two as you move into the new year. Let’s gain some perspective on habits as we begin or end them.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 295: How to Start Fresh Without Starting OverAtomic Habits by James ClearBonus Episode: How I Read 120 Books This Year (2022)Get The Lazy Genius Way or The Lazy Genius Kitchen wherever books are sold!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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#295 - How to Start Fresh Without Starting Over

It’s January, it’s the beginning of a new year, and our options used to be either lazy or genius. We’ve been trying to be geniuses about the start of a new year for too long, but the alternative is not ignoring it or dismissing it or saying that the new year doesn’t matter. There can be something really special about coming out of a busy holiday season, getting a new planner, and starting fresh. But starting fresh does not mean you have to start over, so today we’re going to talk about the Lazy Genius way to approach a new year.Helpful Companion LinksJoin me on Instagram @thelazygenius to see my little chart that aligns with this episode.30 Lazy Genius Questions for the Start of a New YearThe Next Right Thing Guided Journal by Emily P. FreemanGrab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/2/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bonus: How I Read 120 Books This Year

This is not an episode of bragging. This is not an episode to make you feel like you should figure out a way to read 120 books or 20 books or 200 books or whatever. It is about what can happen when you actively choose to be a genius about something that matters, like reading matters to me. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #227: How to Know What to Read Next with Anne BogelAnne’s podcast What Should I Read Next? I’m a guest on ep. 27 Books good enough to make you turn off the tv and ep. 245 Finding the right mix for your reading life.Episode #228: 5 Ways to Organize Your BooksEpisode #152: Reading in Odd CircumstancesEpisode #213: Create a Summer Reading ClubEpisode #23: The Lazy Genius ReadsHow to Use Trello to Track Your ReadingSee a list of my favorite reads here.Get the Latest Lazy LetterGrab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/29/202217 minutes, 19 seconds
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#294 - How to Celebrate Your Own Birthday

My birthday is December 27th, so tomorrow if you’re listening to this on the day it releases. I think that it is a very common problem for adults, maybe even especially for women, to know how to celebrate your own birthday. But y’all! It’s your birthday! It should be celebrated! So let’s talk about how.Helpful Companion LinksJamie B. Golden’s Instagram post about birthdaysGrab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/26/202218 minutes, 53 seconds
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#293 An Easily Forgotten Holiday Reminder

We are entering the week before Christmas. I don’t want to take up too much of your enjoyment time with a podcast episode, but I do want to say a few words about something I think we so easily forget around the holidays. This week, I want to talk about how we think about time. Helpful Companion LinksSherry Petersik from Young House LoveJoyful by Ingrid Fetell LeeThe Enneagram and Decision-Making with Suzanne Stabile // The Next Right Thing PodcastOrientation to Time // The Enneagram JourneyGrab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/19/202215 minutes, 21 seconds
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#292 - How to Enjoy the Last Two Weeks of the Year

We have done so much work these last few weeks of figuring out how to manage our expectations and our holiday home and our time and our tasks and all the things. But we don’t want just to manage the holidays. We want to enjoy our life, and this time of year is one where you might actually have margin to do that. So that’s what this episode is. We’re going to move from management to enjoyment and do it the Lazy Genius way.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #288: How to Make the Rest of 2022 EasierEpisode #238: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItEpisode #135: Nailing Your Holiday VibeBonus: How to Decorate for The Holidays with The NesterGrab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen (a gorgeous 4-color hardback book that would make a great gift!) or The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/202226 minutes, 42 seconds
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#291 - Your Path to an Easier December

Let’s walk through December almost like it’s a Candyland board, and plan for the potential challenges you’ll run into like a Lazy Genius.Helpful Companion LinksThe 2022 Lazy Genius Gift GuideHow to Decorate for The Holidays with The Nester#290: Managing Your Holiday Home#234: Ten Rules for Gift Giving#134: How to Be Happy With the Gifts You Give#42: How to Host a Holiday Party#130: The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything#288: How to Make the Rest of 2022 Easier#238: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like It#136: Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset#289: How to Lazy Genius Holiday Expectations#40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family Tension#235: When You Disagree on What Matters#132: Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions#79: The Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday Sabbath#44: The Lazy Genius Guide to Holiday Baking#129: How to Holiday Road Trip#89: Reset the House Instead of Burning It DownMy books The Lazy Genius Kitchen and The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/202219 minutes, 28 seconds
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#290 - Managing Your Holiday Home

There’s a decent chance that while you love the feeling of the holidays in your home, you’re also a little overwhelmed by it. There’s the regular upkeep of one’s home - the general cleaning and tidying, but there’s also a lot of extra stuff around the house this time of year. And because our tendency is to be fairly extreme in our response to challenges - either try hard or give up - we stay overwhelmed. Let’s create a small solution to the normal challenges of a holiday home so we can enjoy it while the holidays are here.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out my books The Lazy Genius Kitchen and The Lazy Genius WayDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/28/202220 minutes, 17 seconds
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#289 - How to Lazy Genius Holiday Expectations

This Thursday is American Thanksgiving, and we’re coming up on a season of lots of holidays, and with those holidays come many many expectations. You have them, your kids have them, your parents have them, your boss has them, the Internet has them… it’s a whole vibe. So today, we’re going to talk about how to be a Lazy Genius about the holiday expectations you will encounter from others and from within yourself.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionEpisode #224: When Things Don’t Go According to PlanEpisode #87: The Lazy Genius Guide to FlexibilityEpisode #235: When You Disagree On What MattersCheck out my books The Lazy Genius Kitchen and The Lazy Genius WayDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/202224 minutes, 28 seconds
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#288 - How to Make the Rest of 2022 Easier

We’re in the middle of November. American Thanksgiving is next week which means that Christmas is in five minutes, and it’s easy to feel like we’re losing our minds a little bit with all the things. Today, we’re going to make the rest of 2022 easier with five fairly simple steps that will give you really practical help in making the next six or seven weeks feel good and enjoyable rather than rushed and stressful.Helpful Companion LinksThe 2022 Holiday Gift GuideEpisode #131: The Perfect Thanksgiving TurkeyEpisode #206: The Lazy Genius Guide to Buying Great GiftsEpisode #287: How I’m Making Dinner Easier for the Rest of the YearThe Holiday DocketCheck out my books The Lazy Genius Kitchen (includes my turkey recipe and How to Host Thanksgiving like a Lazy Genius) and The Lazy Genius WayDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/14/202221 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus: How to Decorate for the Holidays with The Nester

Today, I’m so excited to welcome Myquillyn Smith, aka The Nester, to the show to talk to us about decorating our homes! She is so good at helping people have the greatest amount of style with the least amount of stuff based on what matters. This conversation is a fantastic reminder of how to see the next few weeks in such a way that your home feels cozy and wintery and you.Helpful Companion LinksFind Myquillyn on Instagram and onlineCozy Minimalist HomeWelcome HomeThe Cozy Community (open just for Lazy Geniuses through Monday, November 14th!)My Winter Sun playlistCheck out my books The Lazy Genius Kitchen and The Lazy Genius WayNo transcript for this episode as it’s an interview, thanks for understanding. Love you, mean it.The links above are commissionable, meaning that if you click through and make a purchase I may make a small percentage at no extra cost to you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/202229 minutes, 56 seconds
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#287 - How I’m Making Dinner Easier for the Rest of the Year

It’s early November, and we’re about to hit the gauntlet if we’re not already in it. Dinner is one of those things that just keeps happening no matter who you are and how you live, so today I’m going to share what I’m personally doing to make dinner easier from now until after the holidays are over, and hopefully it’ll give you some ideas on how to make yours easier, too.Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius KitchenEpisodes you may find helpful: #121 - How to Build a Fall Dinner Queue, #279 - How to Fix Dinner When You’re Never HomeDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/202213 minutes, 7 seconds
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#286 What’s Saving My Life

Today is one of my favorite episodes we do every quarter or so on what’s saving my life. Y’all like it too because it always has above average downloads. I think we’re always looking for language around what’s making life easier and better for other people so that we can experience that for ourselves. So I hope today’s list will do just that.Helpful Companion LinksThe next edition of the Latest Lazy Letter hits inboxes on Wednesday. Get on the list here.Episode #258: The Seven Kinds of Rest and How To Know Which One You NeedMassage toolThrone of Glass series by Sarah J. MaasBonus episode of The Lazy Sisters where we talk about relationship rhythmsDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/202225 minutes, 42 seconds
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#285 How to Parent When Kids Constantly Change

Being with and loving and helping guide kids is a privilege, a challenge, and can be exhausting. What works today won’t work tomorrow. What works for this kid won’t work for that kid. What works for you when you have energy doesn’t work for you when you don’t. Today I want to offer some words about that shift and then offer two simple “start small” steps to begin connecting more with your kids.Helpful Companion Links2022 Holiday Gift GuideDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/202215 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bonus: How to Find a New Relationship Rhythm

Today, I'm joined by my sister, Hannah, to talk about how to get our relationship back on track. We're in a season of not talking or seeing each other as much as we used to, and we want that to change. So in this episode, we try and Lazy Genius our relationship in real-time. If you are out of rhythm in any of your relationships and wish you were more connected, this episode is for you.Helpful Companion LinksBabyliss Travel Flat Iron (affiliate link) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/202255 minutes, 52 seconds
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#284 - How to Lazy Genius Email

Oh, man, have we been waiting a long time for this one! This is a highly requested topic, and I’m excited for us to walk through how to make email inboxes more manageable and less stressful. Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius Kitchen (affiliate link)Episode #91: The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperThe Holiday Docket Santa’s Bag app (iOS) Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/202223 minutes, 21 seconds
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#283 What It Really Means to be a Neighbor with Shannan Martin

This is one of the best conversations I've ever had. Shannan Martin is the author of Start with Hello, a beautiful book about being a neighbor. She is a true Lazy Genius in this area and offers so many ways to start small in our relationships, for example with saying hello. This book transcends neighborhoods, lifestyles, and family structures. We also share places we've been awkward as neighbors and how one interaction, even if it's the last one, has a significant impact. You will eat this up, you guys. What a gift this conversation was to me and will be to you, too.Helpful Companion LinksStart with Hello by Shannan Martin (out October 11th!)Shannan on InstagramShannan’s Pickle Recipe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/202241 minutes, 32 seconds
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#282 - How to Have People Over to Eat

Feeding people at my house is one of my favorite things in the entire world, and I hope that my enthusiasm for it and the permission you’ll hear in this episode will help you be excited about it, too. But I also know that we all have a lot of speed bumps when it comes to hospitality and entertaining and having people over, so I want to speak to a few of those today and maybe sand them down a little bit so they’re less bumpy.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #278: How to Manage Your Time this FallDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/202220 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bonus: How to Lazy Genius the Start of a New Month

Today is a quick little bonus episode - How to Lazy Genius the Start of a New Month. We’re a whisper away from October, and anytime the calendar turns to a new month, we feel some things. There’s a sense of potential, maybe of dread, of wondering if we got everything done last month that we meant, of making sure we’re not forgetting anything that’s coming up so we can prepare for it.That’s great, but let’s make sure we’re approaching it like Lazy Geniuses. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #258: The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You NeedEpisode #255: How to Name What MattersDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/202213 minutes
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#281 How to Get Dressed Without Losing Your Mind

Last week, we had a longer-than-usual episode about how to find your personal style. So much of it is about how you want to feel, but there are also some great reminders and practical tips to help you get there. So if you not yet listened to that episode, I would encourage you to do so and then come back and listen to this one.But you do you. Be a rogue listener with my greatest compliments.Helpful Companion LinksIn this episode, I mention ABLE’s try before you buy program. That was discontinued before this episode aired. Check out their Size Swap and Lifetime Guarantee instead.Episode #280: How to Find Your Personal StyleEpisode #267: Find Your Summer Reading RhythmThe Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link)My Favorite ABLE Items (use code LAZYGENIUS15 for 15% off!)Hang out on Instagram with me @thelazygenius Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/202237 minutes, 22 seconds
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#280 - How to Find Your Personal Style

A couple of weeks ago, I put up a very unofficial poll on Instagram asking what clothing-related problem was your biggest challenge, and finding your own personal style won out. This might feel like a problem no one else has, but let me assure it is not. It is not a singular problem that you struggle with that most people already have figured out. In fact, I think that it’s bigger than even I realized, so that’s what we’re going to talk about today - how to find your personal style. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #217: Let’s Talk About Your Body, Part OneEpisode #218: Let’s Talk About Your Body, Part TwoErin Stoll of @stylethieffashionMy personal style Pinterest BoardFollow me on Instagram @thelazygenius for 30 Days of Closet Permission.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/202228 minutes, 41 seconds
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#279 - How to Fix Dinner When You’re Never Home

We have a lot of things we’re managing right now, and the one thing that never goes anywhere, no matter our season or stage of life, is food. We have to eat, you guys. So in light of all of the things that take up our time in the evenings this season, how do we cook dinner? How do we make sure everybody eats when we never seem to be home at actual dinner time or even at the same time? Let’s Lazy Genius it.Helpful Companion LinksThe Holiday Docket: The Lazy Genius Guide to Celebrating WellLast week’s episode on fall time - episode #278: How to Manage Your Time this FallEpisode #121: How to Build a Fall Dinner QueueEpisode #276: How to Pack Lunch for WorkMy pal Anna Sale’s podcast Death, Sex, and MoneyEpisode #225: The Shoe EpisodeDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/202221 minutes, 15 seconds
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#278 - How to Manage Your Time This Fall

It’s Labor Day here in the US, and fall is decidedly about to start. We’re eager and excited, going up the hill of the first drop of the fall roller coaster and super pumped. But, once we crest that first peak, it’s over. All we’re doing is screaming and hoping we don’t die. So before we start screaming, let’s get some stuff in place so we can manage our time this season.Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius Way (where the Lazy Genius principles live) and The Lazy Genius KitchenMildliner highlightersGet the Latest Lazy LetterDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/202229 minutes, 6 seconds
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#277 - How to Connect with Friends More Regularly

Today, I want to give us a bigger picture of what we expect from our friendships, and then after the break, I’ll share a couple of friendship principles along with your ideas on how to connect more regularly.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 275: What’s Saving My LifeLaura Tremaine’s Instagram accountMy friendship post on InstagramEpisode 276: How to Pack Lunch for WorkDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/202233 minutes, 17 seconds
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#276 - How to Pack Lunch for Work

I’m excited about this episode because when I went looking for grownup lunch help, I found very little that would work for a variety of people. Most solutions start from the wrong place, so today we’re going to Lazy Genius this. We’re going to go in the right order, which is a Lazy Genius principle, and we’re going to figure out how to pack lunch for work in a way that supports each person individually and what matters to them. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #238: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItThe Lazy Genius KitchenThe Chickpea BowlDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/22/202225 minutes, 42 seconds
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#275 - What’s Saving My Life Right Now

I love doing these episodes because they are a reminder for me as I create them and you as you listen to them that we can always pay attention to what’s saving our lives. What’s giving us joy and hope and rest and fun? It’s easy to survive every day or focus on what’s productive, but we also want to notice, maybe even way more so so, the things that make life really really good. So today, I’ll share mine.Helpful Companion LinksPrevious What’s Saving My Life Right Now episodes: #251 (February 2022), #236 (November 2021), #203 (March 2021)Stranger ThingsThe Trespasser by Tana FrenchEufy Robot VacuumSherry from Young House LoveGet the Latest Lazy LetterDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/202223 minutes, 18 seconds
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#274 - The Back to School Starter Pack

Remember back in episode 200 where we did the Lazy Genius starter pack and listed 20 of the best episodes that will impact your life right away? This is that but for going back to school. If you don’t have kids or aren’t in education, you might not be super into this episode, but there might be a few helpful things in the realm of seasonal transitions so there you go. Let’s do this.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #200: The Lazy Genius Starter KitEpisode #221: Get Your Back-to-School Life TogetherEpisode #168: How to Go Back to SchoolEpisode #223: The Lazy Genius Gets Out the DoorEpisode #225: The Shoe EpisodeEpisode #226: How Batching and Bags Can Get You Out the DoorEpisode #123: The Lazy Genius After School RoutineEpisode #246: 5 Essential Mindsets for Time ManagementEpisode #177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayEpisode #124: The Lazy Genius Weekly PlanEpisode #173: What is Your List-Making Personality?Episode #121: How to Build a Fall Dinner QueueEpisode #174: Try a Meal Formula this FallEpisode #54: The Lazy Genius Makes SoupThe Lazy Genius KitchenDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/202217 minutes, 19 seconds
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#273 - How to Cross the Summer Finish Line

The summer-to-fall transition can feel murky, especially if you have kids or work in education. There’s not a clean mark between the end of this and the start of that. Which means it feels like we’re neither beginning nor ending anything. We are not crossing finish lines or hearing starting guns. We’re just running around like headless chickens. Let’s talk about how to finish summer in this super short little summer episode.Helpful Companion LinksEmily P. Freeman on finishing regularAn Instagram recap on my brain dump methodThe Next Right Thing Guided Journal (by our beloved EPF)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/202210 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bonus: How to Transition Your Routine From One Season to Another with Ashley Brown

It’s bonus episode day! Today, I’m chatting with routine expert Ashley Brown about transitioning your routines from one season to another. I love Ashley’s no-nonsense, yet kind approach to routines, and I hope you will, too!Helpful Companion LinksFind Ashley online at routineandthings.com and on Instagram @routineandthings Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/28/202231 minutes, 58 seconds
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#272 The Complete Guide to Seasonal Ceremonies

I haven’t talked about opening and closing ceremonies (or what I now have shortened and broadened to seasonal ceremonies) in a while. Even though a lot of you are familiar with them, we haven’t done a full-on episode about them before if you can believe it! Plus, I love this idea of a new name that will broaden our definition a little.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #119: Plan Your Opening CeremonyEpisode #187: Rethinking Opening CeremoniesEpisode #159: The Magic of Closing CeremoniesDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/202217 minutes, 47 seconds
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#271 - How to Fix Summer Dinners

Yeah, we need to fix dinner, as in make it. But also summer dinners feel a little broken, especially around July, so we’re going to fix them that way, too! I love a pun.Helpful Companion LinksHang out with me on Instagram @thelazygeniusBri McKoy’s Cooks ClubEpisode #97: One Simple Step that Changes Meal Planning ForeverMy Summer Meal Formula (from 2021)Download a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/18/202224 minutes
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#270 - A 2022 Midsummer Pep Talk

Let’s do a quick little midsummer pep talk for the year of 2022 that just keeps outdoing its big brothers, 2020 and 2021. There are so many things that can impact our day, and right now, it feels like the intensity of the sensory input is extra sharp and edgy. Summer by itself often gives us reason to see things differently.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 219: A Midsummer Pep TalkEpisode 230: How to Feel like a Person with Aundi KolberDetails about the Farmer’s Curb Market in Greensboro, where I will be on July 16 from 10-12!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/11/202221 minutes, 24 seconds
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#269 - How to be a Tourist in Your Hometown

It’s summer, we’re traveling, and faraway places seem lovely. But so can home! Today, let’s Lazy Genius how to visit where you live like you’ve never been there before.Helpful Companion LinksCourtney Cleveland from All the Best Days // use code LAZY to get $10 off her travel guidesYou can find her on Instagram @bestdaycourtHere’s an episode from 2020 with Courtney where we talk about staycationsEpisode #177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayHere’s my guide to GreensboroDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/4/202218 minutes, 1 second
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Bonus: The Lazy Sisters' Season Passes

Sometimes we need a break from things like homework and time management and how to get dinner on the table. And right now is a perfect time for a break. Enjoy this bonus Lazy Sisters episode featuring my sister Hannah. We talk about our Season Passes, the things that require no consideration — we automatically love them.Helpful Companion LinksMy beloved Eufy robot vacuum cleanerSilk pillowcasePeople We Meet On Vacation, Beach Read, and Book LoversVans ShoesSupergoopSherry from Young House LoveAerie Swimsuits Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/202245 minutes, 44 seconds
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#268 - 10 Summer Reading Ideas for Your Kids

Last week, we talked about finding your own summer reading rhythm as a grownup, whether you’re home in the summer or just existing like the rest of the year, and today, I want to talk about some specifics for kids if you have those. Helpful Companion LinksLast week’s episode: Find Your Summer Reading RhythmRead Aloud Revival’s reluctant reader listBook log coloring page from Everyday ReadingHere Wee Read themed book listsAnne Bogel’s Kids’ Reading Journal (out Aug. 2!)Currently Reading podcastDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/202216 minutes, 26 seconds
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#267 - Find Your Summer Reading Rhythm

My goal is that you listen to these next twenty minutes or so and you leave with the following pieces of information: what matters most to you about your reading over the next two or three months, an idea of how to find things to read that make sense for you, and a simple - I mean, ridiculously simple - summer reading rhythm. This is not me telling you what I do, expecting you to take the same approach. Helpful Companion LinksAnne Bogel’s podcast What Should I Read Next?Episode 213: Create a Summer Reading ClubMy two books The Lazy Genius Way and The Lazy Genius KitchenDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/20/202229 minutes, 19 seconds
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#266 - How to Lazy Genius a Summer at the Pool

First, there’s a different strategy when you’re visiting the pool once or twice versus going to the pool again and again. If you’re going as a guest, you pack your bag with towels and snacks and whatever you or your kids need for the day, you go, you have fun, and you come home. One-off experiences are generally a little more forgiving. It’s the repeated ones that can be a bit frustrating.This episode is going to be focused on spending multiple days a week or basically spending the summer at the pool. There will be some great tips for people who only go once or twice or maybe go to the beach or just summer outings in general, but the focus here is going to the pool again and again.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 209: How to Keep Your Surfaces ClearEpisode 210: How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Screen TimeEpisode 211: How to Plan a Summer DayEpisode 212: A Guide to Summer House RulesEpisode 213: Create a Summer Reading ClubMy pool bagOur pool towelsThe Summer DocketDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/202228 minutes, 40 seconds
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#265 - How to Come Home from Vacation

I am very excited about this episode, you guys. I think there are so many opportunities to just Lazy Genius the mess out of coming home from vacation, so we’re going to do what we often do which is have a nice little mix of practicality and permission. Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way and The Lazy Genius Kitchen Here’s where I break the principles down into three categoriesThe Summer DocketDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/202227 minutes, 29 seconds
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#264 - What Should Be In Your Bag?

Carrying a bag around is such a simple, daily thing but super important because most of us leave our homes fairly often and sometimes need different things based on where we’re going. So today, let’s Lazy Genius your bag and figure out how you can leave your home each day with the things you need.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out all 13 principles in my first book, The Lazy Genius WaySelum bag and Abera Commuter from ABLE (use code LAZYGENIUS15 for 15% off!)The Summer Docket: The Lazy Genius Guide for Making Summer FunDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/30/202226 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus: What’s the Deal with Bestseller Lists?

We just launched The Lazy Genius Kitchen into the world, and it became a New York Times bestseller which is so much fun and I’m so grateful. I often get asked, especially by aspiring or professional authors “how do you get on The New York Times?” I get asked enough to spend a few minutes on it today for this little bonus episode. Helpful Companion LinksCheck out my books The Lazy Genius Way and The Lazy Genius KitchenDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/26/202221 minutes, 22 seconds
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#263 - How to Still Have a Weekend

Weekends are supposed to be restful and rejuvenating and fun, and yet our weekends are filled with more obligations and responsibilities and activities and things that are not restful or rejuvenating or fun! So how do we be grownups with responsibilities and still have a weekend? Let’s talk about it.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out my latest book The Lazy Genius Kitchen (a New York Times bestseller!)The Clean Slate: The Lazy Genius Guide to Keeping Your HomeEpisode 238: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItJoin the mailing list to get the next edition of the Latest Lazy Letter hereDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/202224 minutes, 16 seconds
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#262 Answers to The Magic Question That Paid Off

The Magic Question is what can I do now to make something easier later? The smaller the something, the easier the solution. When you ask the magic question, you usually get a pretty quick win. When you get in the habit of asking that question and then noticing how even the simplest answers can positively impact your day and your time and your energy and your attitude, you want to keep asking! It’s a great question.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out my two books: The Lazy Genius Way and The Lazy Genius KitchenBest of Both Worlds with Laura VanderkamFind me on Instagram @thelazygeniusEpisode #258: The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You NeedDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/202221 minutes, 49 seconds
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#261 - The Recipe Decoder

 In my book that released last week, The Lazy Genius Kitchen, I shared something kind of revolutionary. A cooking formula that could change how you approach recipes forever. It’s called The Liquid Index, and it is your recipe decoder. It’s kind of a big deal, big enough that I want to spend an entire episode on it today. Helpful Companion LinksBuy The Lazy Genius Kitchen wherever books are sold!Watch The Lazy Genius Kitchen mini-series here. Andy’s episode airs on Tuesday!Instagram post about making two completely different meals with the same ingredientsDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/202225 minutes, 45 seconds
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#260 - Let’s Lazy Genius Your Kitchen

Last week I shared part one of The Lazy Genius Kitchen where I teach the five steps, and today I want to apply those five steps to a few specific areas of the kitchen, just like I do in part two of the book! Now today, I’m not using any material from part two of the book; I’m not repeating what’s in there. What I am doing is taking specific problems that you all have and applying the five Lazy Genius steps to those problems to see if we can find some solutions.Helpful Companion LinksListen to Episode #259: 5 Steps to Lazy Genius AnythingGet your copy of The Lazy Genius Kitchen (out this week!) Watch The Lazy Genius Kitchen mini seriesDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/2/202220 minutes, 39 seconds
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#259 - 5 Steps to Lazy Genius Anything

Today, we are just about one week out from the release of my second book, The Lazy Genius Kitchen, and in that book, I share five steps to Lazy Genius anything in your kitchen, but those five steps can work for anything in your life.Helpful Companion LinksYou can still preorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen and get a free recipe ebook when you let us know! Order it here then let us know about it here.Catch the latest episode of The Lazy Genius Kitchen video series here. New episodes air every Tuesday at 2 pm ET.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/202214 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bonus: Moms Don't Have Time with Zibby Owens

Zibby Owens joins me for this bonus episode where we talk about what can be helpful and enhance our lives as moms who read. Even if you’re not a mom, this episode has practical tips to make time for things that matter to you.Helpful Companion LinksFind Zibby online and on InstagramAnd check out her podcasts (that share a network with me! We love Acast!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/202223 minutes, 29 seconds
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#258 - The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You Need

Rest itself is such a needed thing for all of us. After all, a Lazy Genius principle is to schedule rest, mostly because we just let it happen and it never does. But I have also been paying a lot of attention to the different kinds of rest and why certain kinds don’t always land for us. Or why we take the time to rest but still feel unfilled after. A conversation around the nuance of rest is desperately needed, especially when a lot of us are working with less margin than we ever have before. So let’s dive in.Helpful Companion LinksThis episode covers principles from my first book, The Lazy Genius Way. You can get a copy here.The Popcast with Knox and JamieEpisode 257: The Lazy Genius Guide to Work-Life BalanceWatch The Lazy Genius Kitchen Video Series hereDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/18/202228 minutes, 9 seconds
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#257 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Work-Life Balance

There is not a magical formula that achieves the perfect balance between life and work. There’s just not. You’re not missing something. You’re not the lone person trying to solve problems that everyone else has figured out. There’s so much to do, so much to manage, and you also want to rest and hang out with friends and do hobbies and have fun! So today I want to share some thoughts about how to live when you work all the time.Helpful Companion LinksThis episode covers principles from my first book, The Lazy Genius Way. You can get a copy here.The Lazy Genius Kitchen comes out May 3. Preorder today and get a fun companion recipe ebook as a bonus. Details here.Listen to the whole playlist of specific episodes mentioned here on Spotify.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202227 minutes, 4 seconds
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#256 - How to Make Time for Fun

We are very good at talking about productive things, domestic things, hard being-a-person things, but we don’t often talk about specifically fun things. The busier we are, the more humans we interact with and care for, the more we don’t deal with the mounting pressure of what it means to be a person in this world right now, we don’t leave a lot of room for fun. And I want us to actually systemize it today. I want us to Lazy Genius fun and for you to figure out how to add more fun to your life on purpose.Helpful Companion LinksDetails about our upcoming Pub Crawl events in Chicago, DC and Greensboro.Bonus episode with my sister HannahEmily P. Freeman on InstagramGet to Work Book by Elise Blaha CripeDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/202222 minutes, 42 seconds
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#255 - How to Name What Matters

This episode is one of those rare ones that I’m like - wait, did we not do that yet? It’s so desperately essential to living like a Lazy Genius, and I’ve never actually done an episode or spent a length of time talking about how to do this, how to name what matters. Because y’all ask often how to do this. It feels like everything could matter, and it’s hard to have a rhythm for figuring it out in your own life. So that’s what we’re going to do today!Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius Kitchen is almost here! And we’re hosting a Pub(lication) Crawl to celebrate. Get more details about our events in Chicago, DC, and Greensboro here.We talk about principles a lot in this episode. You can read all about them in The Lazy Genius Way.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/202220 minutes, 32 seconds
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#254 - Chores I Do Every Day

I don’t have a lot of time, you probably don’t either, and even if you do, most of us don’t necessarily want to spend all of it doing chores. Some chores you might like, some are therapeutic and calming and give you a sense of accomplishment and purpose, and that’s fantastic. But I think it’s always good to evaluate what we’re doing every day, what we’re not doing every day, and what matters most.Helpful Companion LinksExplore all 13 Lazy Genius principles in my first book The Lazy Genius Way.Episode #225: The Shoe EpisodeEpisode #91: The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperPreorder my newest book The Lazy Genius Kitchen (out May 3!) and get a ticket to the first Pub Crawl event by letting us know you preordered here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/202228 minutes, 8 seconds
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#253 - How to Give Yourself Permission with Kate Bowler

A note from Kendra: In this conversation, Kate and I exchange a joke about going to prison for someone we love, and I have since been shown the harm that reaction causes people in communities affected by disproportionate and unfair policing. For that, I am genuinely sorry. Thank you for graciously leaving space for all of us to continue to learn and do better in our work of allyship.Kate Bowler is here! If you’ve been around here for a while, you know we don’t have many guest interviews as regular episodes on this show. But today is a special day! Kate joins me to talk about ways to give yourself permission, life advice that we wish we could retire, and what she does when living in a hard season.Helpful Companion LinksFind Kate online and on InstagramCheck out her three books: Good Enough, No Cure for Being Human, and Everything Happens for a Reason Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/202232 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bonus: Sister Speed Dating with The Lazy Sisters

Surprise! We’re experimenting with where The Lazy Sisters Podcast lives. Today, you’re getting a bonus episode from Hannah and me. We’re sister speed dating, so you can get to know each of us a little better. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/202249 minutes, 2 seconds
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#252 - How I Choose New Recipes

We’re always on the hunt for new recipes, right? We want variety and beautiful meals, and we think that repetition is somehow a sign of laziness in the kitchen. It’s not. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for new recipes. We all have different approaches to them, and today I’m going to share mine. Helpful Companion LinksBrainless Crowdpleasers 101Mad Hungry by Lucinda Scala QuinnHope’s Table by Hope HelmuthAarti Paarti by Aarti Sequiera Made in India by Meera SodhaFood sites I trust: Budget Bytes, Damn Delicious, and Our Savory LifeSome Pub(lication) Crawl tickets are still available! Check it out here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/202219 minutes
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#251 - What's Saving My Life Right Now

This kind of episode is one of my favorites to put together. Barbara Brown Taylor coined the phrase “what’s saving my life right now,” and I love the idea of thinking beyond favorites and splurges to find what’s grounding us and making us feel like ourselves. Stuff MentionedPreorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen and get access to a fun Internet party on March 22! Details here.Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Night SerumEpisode #196: How to Lazy Genius Adult Screen TimeMoleskine Pro Weekly Vertical Diary // Pilot G2 0.38 pens // Mildliner highlightersOlive & June x The Lazy Genius // Lazy Genius Polish QuizYou’re invited to The Lazy Genius Kitchen Pub(lication) CrawlGet on the Lazy Genius VIP List to receive the next Latest Lazy Letter (out on Wednesday)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/202222 minutes, 30 seconds
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#250 - How I Make This Podcast

 In this 250th episode, I’m going to tell you how I make this podcast. I asked y’all on Instagram what you wanted to know about the behind-the-scenes stuff of the Lazy Genius space, and a lot of it was podcast related. I’ll answer most of what you asked in today’s episode. Later in the spring, we’ll do a broader business episode in case that interests you, too.Helpful Companion LinksPreorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen (out May 3rd!) and claim preorder bonuses here!Check out the three Lazy Genius shades of Olive & June nail polish (and take the new quiz!)Get on the Latest Lazy Letter mailing listDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/202225 minutes, 48 seconds
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#249 - How We’re Lazy Geniusing the Boat Situation

You might have heard that all the copies of my next book, The Lazy Genius Kitchen, were on a boat that had a rough day and lost some of its cargo. Today I want to share the story of my drowning book but more importantly how Lazy Genius principles have saved us during such a strange, frustrating time.Helpful Companion LinksThe first run of The Lazy Genius Kitchen may be underwater, but that means you have more time to preorder it!Download a transcript of the episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/202229 minutes, 13 seconds
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Bonus: How I Lazy Genius Air Travel

Airports and airplanes have a lot about them that’s the worst, but flying is also part of life for a lot of people so why not Lazy Genius it? I’m going to share my start to finish air travel process and how I apply Lazy Genius principles to it. Hopefully, you get some ideas on how to make air travel easier, too.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 248: The Lazy Genius Guide to Easier TravelOwala water bottle (only use the Free Sip version on a plane, trust me)Cord carrierVuori joggersDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202224 minutes, 26 seconds
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#248 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Easier Travel

This episode is heavy on the practicality, y’all. There are so many decisions we make when we travel, and I want to give you just a slew of ways you can apply one of the most popular of the 13 Lazy Genius principles - decide once - to your travel. I hope this is an episode that you’ll come back to before you take your next trip whether it’s a family vacation, a work trip, a surprise visit to see a relative, or wherever your life takes you.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out all 13 Lazy Genius principles in The Lazy Genius Way, or, if you already have it, preorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen (out May 3!)Episode 210: How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Screen TimeThe Instagram post where my friend Elizabeth talks about monitoring Episode 165: The Lazy Genius Packs for a TripThe Instagram post about my monthly tear-off calendarAll the Best Days with Courtney ClevelandThe Traveling Child with Monet HambrickLocal Passport Family with Preethi HarbuckDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/202219 minutes, 42 seconds
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#247 - What to Do Now to Make Spring Cleaning Easier Later

It’s not spring, y’all, I know. Tomorrow is the first day of February and that is decidedly winter. However, the whole point of the Magic Question - what can I do now to make something easier later? Which is a Lazy Genius principle - is to think ahead just a little bit. We’re going to do that today with spring cleaning.Helpful Companion LinksPreorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen and get surprise preorder bonuses every month until release day!Episode 240: How to Plan a Personal RetreatEpisode 195: Creating Your Own Holiday When There’s Nothing to Look Forward ToEpisode 72: The Lazy Genius Hosts a Book SwapChange Your Life Shawarma Grab a copy of The Lazy Genius WayThe Clean SlateEpisode 196: How to Lazy Genius Adult Screen TimeEpisode 208: Essentializing Your Phone AppsEpisode 210: How to Lazy Genius Your Kids’ Screen TimeDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/202221 minutes, 14 seconds
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#246 - 5 Essential Mindsets for Time Management

We all have time, we all have expectations about how we want it emptied or filled, and we have a lot of hard, busy, stressful days that we need to manage so we don’t lose our minds. It’s a front-burner challenge pretty much all the time. Today I want to go a bit higher level and share some essential mindsets or mantras that will impact your time management no matter what your time looks like. I have said all of these in fits and starts in different places, but this is your episode to have all of your time management mindsets in one place.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode: 177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayEpisode 198: How to Lazy Genius Your To-Do ListEpisode 238: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItEpisode 127: The Lazy Genius Chooses a PlannerJoin me over on Instagram @thelazygenius for more Lazy Genius lifeLaundry episodes: 21: The Lazy Genius Does Laundry and 113: The Lazy Genius Does Laundry UpdatedEpisodes 235: When You Disagree on What MattersDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/202218 minutes, 1 second
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#245 - How I Personally Meal Plan

It’s funny - I talk about meal planning a lot here on the podcast, on Instagram, and in my upcoming book that I can’t wait for you to read, The Lazy Genius Kitchen. But I don’t know that I’ve ever shared how I personally meal plan! Seeing the nitty-gritty can be helpful in figuring out your own nitty-gritty, so that’s what I’m going to share today.Helpful Companion LinksPreorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen and claim your preorder bonuses hereChange Your Life Chicken (and here’s an episode all about it if you’re interested)Brainless Crowdpleaser inspirationSeasonal Dinner Queue inspiration: Winter, Summer and FallFollow me on Instagram @thelazygeniusMoleskin Pro 12 month weekly vertical plannerEpisode #177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayFearless Chicken Tikka MasalaChange Your Life ShwarmaFake Fancy Dinner: Asian Lettuce WrapsDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202223 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bonus: How to Listen to Your Body with Dr. Hillary McBride

In this bonus episode, Hillary talks about why our bodies aren’t what we look like, how to engage with our bodies in healing ways, and what it means to exist with pain and tension and let it make us more of who we are. Also, her voice is like honey butter. She is just the best.Helpful Companion LinksThe Wisdom of Your Body by Hillary McBrideFind Hillary online and on InstagramEpisode 157: What Does It Mean to Take Care of Yourself?Episode 217: Let’s Talk About Your Body, Part OneEpisode 218: Let’s Talk About Your Body, Part TwoEpisode 230: How to Feel Like a Person with Aundi Kolber Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/13/202240 minutes, 11 seconds
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#244 - How to Choose the Right Lazy Genius Principle for You

In my book The Lazy Genius Way, I share 13 principles you can use to Lazy Genius any situation in your life. Sometimes you might need one principle, sometimes a few together, and sometimes you don’t know which to choose. When you’re faced with some sort of challenge whether it’s a system in your home, a relationship hangup, a time management problem, whatever it might be, even with 13 principles to choose from, sometimes that still seems like a lot. Hopefully, this episode will give you a tangible framework for how to choose the right Lazy Genius principle for you.Helpful Companion LinksGrab a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (or preorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen — out March 22!)Principle Categories Instagram postDownload a transcript of this episode.Lazy Genius of the Week: Paula Kay MyersLove the soup podcast and need to share with you my LG gift idea. My 80-year-old dad and stepmom, like most 80-year-olds, don’t need or want anything. They actually act bratty when receiving a gift. But 2 years ago I had a brainstorm! I wrapped a case of 12 quart mason jars in Christmas paper and when they opened it I told them it was a soup of the month club. Perfect gift - consumable, practical, and something to look forward to. And I always delivered it with fresh bread. It also obligated me to a monthly visit with them. We were about 45 minutes apart at the time and they absolutely loved it. And began asking me in March when they had the option to renew. My husband and I have since moved 12 hours away so this year when I was visiting after Thanksgiving, I filled their deep freezer with bags of soup and wrapped up 2 cute soup bowls. Best gift I’ve ever given. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202223 minutes, 25 seconds
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#243 - Lazy Genius Questions for the Start of 2022

It’s the first Monday in January which always has some fun energy to it. Fun? Is fun the right word? It has an energy to it. The level of fun depends on your personality and circumstances I suppose. So as we move into this new calendar year, I want us to do it like Lazy Geniuses.Helpful Companion Links30 Lazy Genius Questions for the Start of a New YearThe Next Right Thing Guided Journal by Emily P. Freeman (affiliate link)Episode #191: Naming What Matters in 2021Episode #139: How to Plan Your Time This WinterEpisode #90: Set the Right Goals Without Fizzling OutEpisode #43: The Lazy Genius and Self CareJoin the mailing list to get the Latest Lazy Letter (next one goes out Wednesday!)Download a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/3/202224 minutes, 52 seconds
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#242 - What I Learned In My 40th Year

You guys, it’s the last episode of 2021, and it’s also my birthday today. And not just any birthday; today I turn 40! In early January, in episode 193, I shared seven things I wanted to do this year, in my 40th year, and today I’m going to share an update.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #193: What I Want to Do in My 40th YearThe Popcast with Knox and JamieErin MoonOsheta Moore’s book Dear White PeacemakersDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/27/202124 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bonus: Your Holiday Horror Stories

A few weeks ago, I posted on Instagram asking for your holiday horror stories. You know, that time you tried to be either super lazy or super genius during the holidays. Here’s a collection of stories for solidarity and encouragement right before the holidays.Oh, and for me, it was the time I had a few friends over for a holiday party, and I thought one was supposed to make a cheese tray for this kind of party.⁠⁠ So I placed Saltines and folded pieces of actual American cheese on a platter and thought I was Martha Stewart. ⁠You guys.⁠ YOU GUYS.Helpful Companion Links - Missing out on the Instagram party? Follow along @thelazygenius. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/23/20210
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#241 - A Quick Holiday Pep Talk

I always find that this week of Christmas I don’t need more information; I just need encouragement to be a person and exist in the information I already have. So this is just a quick word from me to you.Helpful Companion Links - Episode #197: How to Navigate a Faith Crisis - And here’s how to find Erin Moon online and on Instagram - Episode #87: The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibility - Episode #224: When Things Don’t Go According to Plan - Magical post on Instagram - Episode #132: Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions - Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/202115 minutes, 36 seconds
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#240 - How to Plan a Personal Retreat

When I sent out December’s Latest Lazy Letter, I mentioned taking a personal retreat day the week between Christmas and the New Year, and a woman named Rebecca wrote back asking me to explain it. Like, what do you do? How do you plan it? Where do you go? And I realized that I had never really talked about this before. So let’s talk about how to plan a personal retreat. Stuff Mentioned Check out The Lazy Genius Way (commissionable link) for a whole chapter on scheduling rest.Episode #177: The Lazy Genius Plans a DayProject Hail Mary by Andy WeirThe Lazy Genius Collective Facebook Group Join the mailing list and get in on the Latest Lazy Letter action!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/202114 minutes, 8 seconds
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#239 - Five Lessons Learned From Soup (No, Really!)

It’s winter, and most people have big soup energy this time of year. I have such energy. I love a good soup. I wish my kids liked soup more than they do, but they don’t hate it as a concept. We’re working on it. But today I want to share five lessons learned from soup.Stuff MentionedClaim The Lazy Genius Kitchen preorder bonuses at thelazygeniuskitchen.com! Haven’t read The Lazy Genius Way? Grab it here or check with your library about getting a copy.Bri McKoy is a cooking teacher I trust with my whole being. She’s offering The Everyday Kitchen Masterclass right now. It starts on January 10th, 2022!Bri’s soup recipes: Pizza Soup, Chicken Zoodle Soup, Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chicken Taco SoupEpisode 54: The Lazy Genius Makes SoupDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/202115 minutes, 34 seconds
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#238 - How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like It

The number of times I have to do stuff I don’t want to do is a very high number, and it’s part of life. I think it’s important to name what we can be a genius about and what we can be lazy about, but there are things we have to do that we don’t love doing. So how do we do that while still being Lazy Geniuses? That’s what this episode is all about, and we’re going to make it as linear as possible. Helpful Companion LinksRead all about the 13 principles in The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).Episode #91 - The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperSign up for my monthly newsletter, the Latest Lazy Letter (the next one comes out Wednesday!)Download a transcript of this episode.Lazy Genius of the WeekAngela Kidde Taylor, who shared this tip in the Lazy Genius Facebook group:After a taco night, I dump all the bits and pieces of leftovers into a taco soup bag for the freezer. When I’m ready for soup, I empty the contents of the bag as a starter. It saves time and the leftovers aren’t wasted. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/202118 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bonus: The Lazy Genius Guide to Understanding Football

We’re doing something a little different around here today with a bonus episode! We might start playing around with some of these that are deeply specific in the future, or it might be just this one. But I have had enough of you ask me to explain football so I present to you The Lazy Genius Guide to Understanding Football.Helpful Companion LinksDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/202125 minutes, 20 seconds
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#237 - A Quick Word Before Thanksgiving

It’s easy to feel like this particular week is pretty condensed. It’s hard, for me at least, to let Thanksgiving just be Thanksgiving. So I want to take a few minutes to center us this week before everything ramps up, whatever that looks like for you and your family.Helpful Companion LinksClaim your November preorder bonus for The Lazy Genius Kitchen herePractical past Thanksgiving episodes: #133 - 10 Helpful Thanksgiving Strategies, #130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything, #131 - The Perfect Thanksgiving TurkeyMindset and gratitude episodes: #38 - The Lazy Genius Practices Thankfulness, #182 - Loving People You Disagree WithGrateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler BassDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/22/202114 minutes, 21 seconds
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#236 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now

Lots of people on the Internet love to share what’s saving their life, so do I, and so do you! Talking about some favorite things definitely has an ease that disagreeing with a partner doesn’t. Plus, y’all really love these episodes, so here’s one for the fall. I have ten things, some products, a hobby, a yogurt I can’t get enough of… all kinds of things. Let’s jump in.Stuff MentionedTell us how we’re doing at The Lazy Genius Collective via the 2021 Lazy Genius Survey. Submissions close Wednesday, November 17.Baggy, art-teacher-looking cotton linen overallsKenra Clarifying ShampooMy IG post about actually being good at traveling despite saying I’m not good at itLaura Tremaine (Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First) and Andy Baxter (Penny and Sparrow)Stephen King’s Different SeasonsElise Blaha Cripe on Instagram (@elisejoy)Owala water bottle (and here’s where you can find the charming and fun Courtney Cleveland)Episode #145: How to Hire a HousecleanerThe Lazy Genius Kitchen releases March 22, 2022 (but you can preorder it and get bonuses now!)Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/15/202126 minutes, 4 seconds
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#235 - When You Disagree on What Matters

This episode is dedicated to the hundreds of you who have asked me over the years how you handle disagreeing about what matters with someone you love. In this Lazy Genius way of living, we seek to support what matters most, and those things are different for everyone, right? So today, I’m going to share three simple questions to ask when you disagree on what matters.Helpful Companion LinksA previous episode that might be helpful: #40 The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionFind all 13 Lazy Genius principles in The Lazy Genius Way available wherever books are soldClaim your November preorder bonuses for The Lazy Genius Kitchen! Preorder the book, then let us know about it here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/202116 minutes, 46 seconds
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#234 - 10 Rules for Holiday Gift Giving

You might be done with your holiday shopping already or maybe you haven’t started. Either way, these rules can still add some lightness and help to the next couple of months.Helpful Companion LinksLooking for gift inspiration? Check out Team LG’s Holiday Gift Guide for 2021!The Lazy Sisters, my secret podcast with my sister Hannah on PatreonJoyful by Ingrid Fetell LeeThe best deals of the year are going on now at Boll & Branch! From November 1-11, use promo code LAZY at bollandbranch.com. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/202121 minutes, 28 seconds
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#233 - Three Things to Continue Racial Peacemaking

When it comes to this episode, I will not speak any of these words as some kind of social or racial justice expert. But I’m learning and want to keep learning, and based on the communication I’ve gotten from so many of you in recent months, you feel the same way. So today, I want to share with you three small things that have made a big difference in my own process that I’m asking you to do over the next few weeks.Helpful Companion LinksThe White-Savior Industrial Complex by Teju Cole for The AtlanticI’ll share some of my favorite follows on Instagram this week @thelazygeniusDear White Peacemakers by Osheta Moore (follow her on Insta @oshetamoore)30 Days to Being Actively Anti-Racist on Social Media by Deidra Riggs (follow her on Insta @deidrariggs)Share your experience with me whenever you’d like by emailing [email protected] a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/202120 minutes, 57 seconds
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#232 - How to Hold Your Own In Conversations You Know Nothing About

This is a special, unique little episode because I am not alone. My sister, Hannah, recorded this little bonus episode with me to give some fun and levity but also permission to be who you are in a room even when you don’t know what everyone is talking about. Helpful Companion LinksGet a new episode of The Lazy Sisters every month on Patreon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/202125 minutes, 47 seconds
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#231 - What I Learned During Covid Quarantine

When the first positive test came back for Covid in my family, I started writing things down. Especially the big things I learned. Even if you’re not in this situation, hearing what people learned from challenging situations is always helpful to me. You can find encouragement or comfort or ideas from someone else’s experience, even if your experience is centered around something completely different. So even if you’re not dealing with Covid, I hope you still find value in this episode.Helpful Companion LinksGrab The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) where I share the 13 Lazy Genius principles that help me in everyday life, including during quarantine.Download a simple Quarantine Tracker to keep up with symptoms, test results and more.Here’s our Quarantine Kit, aka the items that got us through two weeks at home.Other shows mentioned in this episode: Pantsuit Politics and last week’s episode #230: How to Be a PersonFun news alert: We have new gear! Check out the new Lazy Genius merch here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/202126 minutes, 49 seconds
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#230 - How to Feel Like a Person with Aundi Kolber

Today, I’m speaking with therapist and author Aundi Kolber. This conversation is a rich exploration of how to start small in finding a therapist, how to care for ourselves when we’re disappointed (like when we think a pandemic is going to be over and it does the opposite), and how the brain works under stress.Helpful Companion LinksLearn more about Aundi’s work on her website and follow her on Instagram @aundikolberGet her book Try Softer and grab the Try Softer Guided Journey (releases October 5th)If you want more resources from Aundi, check out her free companion video series for the Try Softer Guided Journey.To find a therapist, go to psychologytoday.com and use their filter system to name what matters most about your therapist or to emdria.org for therapists who specialize in EMDR. Aundi recommends choosing three therapists you're interested in and requesting a free 20-minute consultation to see if it's a good fit. Most therapists offer this. If finances are a hindrance, ask therapists if they have a sliding scale. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/202145 minutes, 48 seconds
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#229 - How to Magic Question the Rest of 2021

There are only 95 days between today and December 31st, and those might be the fastest flying 95 days of the year in any year. Rather than find yourself in the middle of day 52 wondering how in the world you’re going to make it, today I want to help you think through this fall and holiday season like a Lazy Genius.Helpful Companion LinksGrab your copy of The Holiday Docket for $10 this week only! Learn more about the Lazy Genius principles in my book The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/202122 minutes, 39 seconds
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#228 - 5 Ways to Organize Your Books

We’re talking about five different personalities of book organization, so hopefully, you’ll see yourself in one of these. We all have different challenges when it comes to organizing our books, but there’s really no one-size-fits-all approach. Having a lot of books doesn’t make you a hoarder. Not having towers of bookshelves doesn’t make you less of a reader. So let’s Lazy Genius how to organize your books.Helpful Companion LinksLaura Vanderkam on making time to read and her appearance on What Should I Read Next (ep. 112)Older episodes about reading: ep. 23: The Lazy Genius Reads and ep. 152: Reading in Odd CircumstancesHow to Use Trello to Track Your ReadingDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/202118 minutes, 46 seconds
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#227 - How to Know What to Read Next with Anne Bogel

You guys, we have Anne Bogel on the show today to help us be Lazy Geniuses about deciding what to read next! She hosts her own podcast aptly called What Should I Read Next? And I’m delighted she’s here with us today to talk about planning our fall reading lists, how to get unstuck when we’re just not into a book, and what her new reading journal is all about.Helpful Companion LinksAnne’s podcast What Should I Read Next? I’m a guest on ep. 27 Books good enough to make you turn off the tv and ep. 245 Finding the right mix for your reading life.My Reading Life: A Book Journal by Anne Bogel (releases Sept. 21!)Other books by Anne: Reading People, I’d Rather Be Reading, and Don’t Overthink It Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/202134 minutes, 1 second
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#226 - How Batching and Bags Can Get You Out the Door

In the last episode in a quasi-series on getting out the door, we’re going to use Courtney Cleveland’s method of packing for vacation to help us get out the door with all the right stuff (and at the right time!). And the magic of Courtney’s method is the combination of batching and bags. Let’s jump in.Stuff MentionedCourtney Cleveland of All the Best Days is my travel guru. Here’s a bonus episode I did with her last summer.The other episodes in this mini-series on getting out the door: ep.223 The Lazy Genius Gets Out the Door, ep.224 When Things Don’t Go According to Plan, and ep.225 The Shoe Episode.My book The Lazy Genius Way contains 13 principles, one of which Courtney follows with her bag routine: Batch It.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/202120 minutes, 26 seconds
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#225 The Shoe Episode

We are going to plow through common challenges we all face with shoes and apply some Lazy Genius principles to help make those challenges easier. Obviously, we can’t cover every possible shoe scenario, but I am hoping to cover some common ones to help cover our bases and also to give you some practice on applying principles so you can do it for yourself and your personal shoe challenges.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out all the details about The Kitchen Crew!Episode 223: The Lazy Genius Gets Out the DoorDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/202126 minutes, 36 seconds
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#224 - When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

This episode was inspired by last week’s episode The Lazy Genius Gets Out the Door. One of the reasons we all have trouble getting out the door is things not going according to plan. There are so many variables, so many things we can’t control, that shift the whole plan.There are three steps to flexibility, and we’re going to talk about them today. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode 223: The Lazy Genius Gets Out the DoorEpisode 87: The Lazy Genius Guide to FlexibilityDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/202117 minutes, 51 seconds
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#223 - The Lazy Genius Gets Out the Door

A few weeks ago, I asked y’all on Instagram to share the challenges that make leaving your house so complicated. What makes it hard to get out the door? I have never had more responses to a question box on Instagram in my actual life. It was amazing. So let's Lazy Genius it.Stuff MentionedYou can officially preorder The Lazy Genius Kitchen! Order it now and get it on release day March 22, 2022.This episode was inspired by Lazy Geniuses on Instagram! Follow @thelazygenius and chime in.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/16/202128 minutes, 27 seconds
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#222 Taking Care of Yourself As the World Opens Up

Today I want to talk about taking care of yourself as the world opens up. We’ll lay some groundwork and then apply a couple of principles for you to consider over these next few weeks, especially as we move out of summer and into more of a steady routine. Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s quote in this episode is from his book Letters and Papers from PrisonMy favorite social platform on the interwebs is Instagram. You can follow me there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/202124 minutes, 52 seconds
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#221 - Get Your Back-to-School Life Together

It is the first Monday in August, and August is a unique month. For people with kids or if you’re an educator, it still feels like summer outside but you’re transitioning into fall routines. There are a lot of things to do to prepare for the next season, and it can feel overwhelming to keep up with all of them. And even if you don’t have kids, August is transitional. It just is. Today, let’s put some specific words around the challenges of this season.Stuff MentionedCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Episode 168: How to Go Back to SchoolEpisode 94: The Lazy Genius Guide to Freezer MealsDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/202120 minutes, 48 seconds
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#220 - Kendra Answers Your Burning Questions

We’re talking about everything from what glasses I wear to how to Lazy Genius a marriage in this fun episode where I answer your burning questions (or the questions that pop up in DMs and my inbox on the reg).Stuff MentionedFAQ Instagram Reel from a few weeks ago (I’m @thelazygenius if you want to follow along!)Eyewear brands available at Oscar OglethorpeTry an Olive & June mani or pedi system and have your mind blown (use code LAZYGENIUS for 20% off your first system)Episode 191: Naming What Matters in 2021Episode 186: A Pep Talk for Not KnowingDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/202121 minutes, 40 seconds
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#219 - A Midsummer Pep Talk

We’re halfway through July, halfway through a crazy year that followed the craziest year of any in quite a while, and I think our bodies and minds might be feeling it. So let’s just take a few short minutes for a quick pep talk.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Pep talks from the past: For Being Stuck, For Not Knowing, a Goals Pep Talk.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/202116 minutes, 34 seconds
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#218 - Let’s Talk About the Body, Part Two

Last week was Let’s Talk About the Body, Part One, and I highly encourage you to listen to it if you haven’t already. I’m laying out ten principles to think about when it comes to your body and other people’s bodies; five were last week. Five are this week.As a reminder, last week’s principles were one, the body is amazing; two, there is no normal body; three, there isn’t a hierarchy of bodies; four, bodies don’t have to be healthy in order to count; and five, there are privileged bodies. Ready for the next five? Let’s jump in.Helpful Companion LinksHere’s a list of resources that informed my own research and knowledge of body neutrality.My episode on Your Body Is Not FlawedKate Kennedy from @bethereinfiveGet the Latest Lazy Letter in your inbox every monthThe Body by Bill BrysonDo Less by Kate NorthrupPeriod Power by Maisie HillThe Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee TaylorSarah of @thebirdspapaya is one of the most powerful voices I’ve encountered around thinking about our bodiesTry Softer by Aundi KoblerThe Wisdom of Your Body by Hillary McBrideDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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#217 - Let’s Talk About Your Body, Part One

There’s a lot I want to cover here, so much so that I had to break it up into two episodes. It was just too long. So next week, we’ll obviously do part two of let’s talk about your body.In total, I have ten principles to consider about the body - yours, other people’s, how you engage with your body when you’re alone, and how you pay attention to your body when you’re with other people, hormones, privilege, and the complexity of body positivity. We’ll start with the first five today.Helpful Companion LinksHere’s a list of resources that informed my own research and knowledge of body neutrality.The Body by Bill BrysonThe Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee TaylorKate Kennedy of Be There in Five@whatkatefinds nail polish color wheelDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/5/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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#216 - Navigating Siblings Who Fight

Today, I’m sharing ten things to help you navigate siblings who fight. To give you some context, I am not an expert. I’m only a mom. I am not a child psychologist or a parenting expert. I am in the thick of parenting with two boys who are 11 and 9 and a five year old daughter. It’s not like I’m seasoned in this. What I’m sharing today is simply what has helped in my own experience that is also informed by what I’ve learned from parenting experts but mostly my own therapy.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Episode 182: Loving People You Disagree With Episode 40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionLoving Your Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk The Soul of Discipline by Kim John PayneMy podcast I co-host with my sister Hannah on PatreonDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/202128 minutes, 43 seconds
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#215 - Hospitality on the Fly

Have you ever wished you were one of those people who could welcome anyone into your home for a meal or a hang without plans? Or maybe you’ve experienced one too many encounters where your brain forgot that your guests might need cups or need some sort of direction to really feel welcome in your space. Today, we’re talking about hospitality on the fly because summer is peak season for spontaneous hospitality. And if it matters to you, I want you to feel like you can say an enthusiastic “Yes!” when a pool day turns into an unexpected pizza night or ice cream hang or whatever.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Last week’s episode on summer meals is a great framework to think about feeding people who may not be regulars at your tableHere’s the episode LG of the Week Emily mentioned in her message about reading clubs! And you can grab a guide to start your own with The Lazy Genius Way here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/21/202121 minutes, 40 seconds
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#214 - Your Guide to Summer Meals

The energy around cooking this summer is a bit of a situation. So we’re going to talk about how you think about your meals, cook them, and eat them through the lens of how you might eat on vacation. If you’re going on vacation and have to feed your people, this episode will obviously be very helpful to you.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.The Summer Meal Formula, a list of summer meals that are easy-ish to make And here’s the 21-meal dinner queue that I leaned on heavily last summerDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/202116 minutes, 20 seconds
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#213 - Create a Summer Reading Club

Obviously, summer reading is a big thing for a lot of people, and if you’re new around here, reading is one of my favorite things on the planet. Today though, I want to talk about something more specific. I want us to create a summer reading club. A reading club is a group of readers (and if you read the book, you are a reader, friend) talking about what they individually have been reading.Stuff MentionedMy first guest appearance on What Should I Read Next? and my latest appearance on it.How I track my reading using TrelloMy favorite books from the last decadeCheck out The Lazy Genius Facebook group if FB groups are your thingGrab the book club guide for The Lazy Genius WayGet a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) to get ahold of all the Lazy Genius principles mentioned in this episode.My favorite social platform on the interwebs is Instagram. You can follow me there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/202120 minutes, 58 seconds
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#212 - A Guide to Summer House Rules

A House Rule is something that could keep that first domino from teetering and knocking over everything else. All of us have different kinds of summers, and all of us likely experience different modes and priorities, again, within the same summer. House Rules can really help give a little steadiness to that if you want it.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Here’s the crowdsourced post on Instagram if you’d like more ideas.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/202124 minutes, 28 seconds
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#211 - How to Plan a Summer Day

I want us to plan a summer day without turning into robots or without leaving literally everything to chance where we’re playing it cool on the outside because we’re cool and spontaneous and we go with the flow and on the inside we’re literally screaming in terror because going with the flow forever and always is just as stressful as planning every minute.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Check out a podcast flight on Time Management episodes on Spotify. Or listen to The Lazy Genius Plans a Day here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/24/202117 minutes, 12 seconds
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#210 - How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Screen Time

It’s here, you guys, it’s here! This is such a highly requested topic, and I think now that we’re about to go into summer, we could use some perspective on how to approach this ever-present topic. So I have three perspectives and then a few ideas for house rules when it comes to your kids and screen time.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Here’s the episode on chores for kids from a few years ago.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/202114 minutes, 53 seconds
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#209 - How to Keep Your Surfaces Clear

Clutter is a real thing. It feels like there’s never a clear spot to put anything down, and I think it’s safe to say that when surfaces are reasonably clear, your home feels cleaner and more welcoming even if it’s dirty. So today, I am going to share the ten principles of keeping your surfaces clear.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/202118 minutes, 36 seconds
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BONUS: A New Way to Think About Money with Rachel Rodgers

The Lazy Genius Podcast is not an interview-style show, so when I invite a guest on, I make sure they are a Lazy Genius at what they do. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Rachel Rodgers, a former attorney and current founder and operator of Hello Seven, who’s here to talk to us about a new way to think about money.Helpful Companion LinksFind Rachel on Instagram and learn more about her book We Should All Be Millionaires here.Here’s an older episode about budgets Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202127 minutes, 9 seconds
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#208 - Essentializing Your Phone Apps

Today, I want to help you essentialize your phone apps. In this episode, we’re going to specifically apply the Lazy Genius principle of essentializing to your phone apps to that you can go from being overwhelmed or annoyed or distracted by your apps to having them serve you in a way that matters.Stuff MentionedFind all of the Lazy Genius principles in my book, The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).If you’re looking for a resource about adult screentime, there’s an episode for that. Listen to it here.Essentialism by Greg McKeown (p.s. he has a new book out called Effortless!)Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Liz Wienke with her reminder to decide once and batch it.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202122 minutes, 2 seconds
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#207 - The 15 Moments That Shaped the Lazy Genius

I get asked about the origin story of this business a lot, especially when I do our Ask Me Anything sessions on Sunday nights on Instagram. I get a lot of questions like “how did you get started, where did the name come from, what made you decide to make a podcast, did you have jobs before this,” so let’s talk about what shaped the Lazy Genius into what it is today!Helpful Companion LinksCheck out The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) if you’d like to read more about my life and how I use Lazy Genius principles every day.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.This week only (April 25-May1), I’m opening the doors to Camp21 for the summer. Find out more details here.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Mary Chris Richard with her reminder to live in the season you’re in.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/202133 minutes, 53 seconds
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#206 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Buying Great Gifts

It’s April, and we’re entering Teacher Appreciation Week soon. Then it’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and the end of school. And pandemic guidelines are loosening, people are planning weddings and baby showers. Then, of course, there are birthdays and holidays and all the regular things.We have many opportunities to buy gifts for people, and it can be overwhelming. So today we’re going to Lazy Genius gift-giving.Helpful Companion LinksListen to the original Lazy Genius episode on buying gifts here. Also, here’s a holiday-centric episode on being happy with the gifts you give.I get my kids’ teachers Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith as my Decide Once teacher gift.I use Trello for reading and for keeping up with many things in my life.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Brittany Jenkins with her self-care habit.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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#205 - How to Lazy Genius a Wedding

First things first, you do not have to be planning a wedding to find this episode relevant. This is one of our Lazy Genius Brain episodes where we practice applying Lazy Genius principles to a specific area, even if it isn’t personally applicable. Think of it as getting your reps in how to think like a Lazy Genius. And if you are planning a wedding, well you are in luck. It’s a win for everybody.Helpful Companion LinksFind all of the Lazy Genius principles in my book, The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Andrea Buck with her Decide Once gift wish list habit.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/202122 minutes, 50 seconds
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#204 - How to Rally on a Bad Day

We all have bad days and for different reasons. There’s something about being inside a bad day that feels like there’s no way out. You kind of just have to wait until the next day and start over. But if your bad day is living its best (or worst) life by breakfast, maybe waiting until tomorrow’s fresh start is not the ideal solution. None of us want bad days, but all of us have them. So let's Lazy Genius how to rally a bad day. Helpful Companion LinksGet a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (or request it from your library!) to learn all about the LG principles.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Chelsea K. Stanley with her Decide Once Chickfila reward points system.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/202118 minutes, 10 seconds
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#203 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now

I love sharing lists like this and also encouraging you to make and share your own. We are still in it after a very long year, and paying attention to the things that bring us joy, make things easier, make us more ourselves, those things deserve a spotlight. Stuff MentionedThe Ginger Smoothie recipe I shared on Instagram. I’m @thelazygenius, by the way.You can listen to the episode about my skincare routine here that’s a couple years old, or you can hop on the list to receive the Latest Lazy Letter and read about what I’m using now later this week.The Lazy Genius Asks For Help (spoiler alert: you don’t have to be in crisis to ask for help)The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk (affiliate link)Winter Sun, Calling Spring, and Breezy Instrumental (or just follow me on Spotify if you want)The Lazy Sisters Podcast on PatreonShare Your Stuff, I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine (affiliate link)If you haven’t read it yet, pick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way at your favorite bookseller or your local library.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Wendy Toops-Lauer with her Decide Once Pannukakku Sundays.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/202126 minutes, 29 seconds
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#202 - Revisiting Your Morning Routine

I want to revisit the concept of a morning routine, especially in light of still living kind of in a pandemic, and give you one question you can ask yourself - just one - as you think about how your current morning routine is serving you or not. I’ll also share my own current morning routine and its evolution over the last few years.Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius Morning Routine from 2018The Universal Path to Life-Giving Routine (the original blog post that offers the foundation for any routine)My conversation with Erin Moon about morning routines was the most downloaded episode of 2020. Listen to it here.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I’d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.If you haven’t read it yet, pick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way at your favorite bookseller or your local library.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Danielle Barham with her reminder to clear your counters before picking up your groceries.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/202119 minutes, 28 seconds
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#201 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Moving

It’s finally here — an episode about moving! Good golly, I’ve been getting asked to Lazy Genius moving at least once a week for the last two years. But before you scroll away because you aren’t planning a move, I want to tell you that I apply every single Lazy Genius principle to moving in this episode so you can see how to LG your own thing in real-time.Stuff MentionedFind all of the Lazy Genius principles in my book, The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).Follow along on Instagram @thelazygenius to provide feedback on this episode setup. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/202126 minutes, 25 seconds
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#200 - The Lazy Genius Starter Kit: 20 Episodes That Will Immediately Change Your Life

Two hundred episodes is a lot, and it’s likely you haven’t listened to every single one. Or maybe you have but it’s been a while and you need a brush-up. Whatever it is, I went through the entire archive and hand-picked the 20 episodes that will absolutely have the biggest broadest impact on your regular life.Helpful Companion LinksGet The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) and have all 13 principles on hand at a moment’s notice.Episode #17: The Lazy Genius Cleans the House and episode #60: The Lazy Genius Cleaning RoutineEpisode #19: The Lazy Genius Gets DressedEpisode #21: The Lazy Genius Does LaundryEpisode #32: The Lazy Genius Cleans the KitchenEpisode #34: The Lazy Genius Organizes a HomeEpisode #37: The Lazy Genius Budgets (Pro tip - check out Chelsea Brennan over at the Smart Money Mamas, too)Episode #40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionEpisode #48: The Lazy Genius and Time ManagementEpisode #51: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Bathroom (Pro tip - follow @gocleanco on Instagram)Episode #76 - The Lazy Genius Meal PlanEpisode #77: The Lazy Genius RestsEpisode #80: The Lazy Genius Daily Act of KindnessEpisode #91: The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperEpisode #119: Plan Your Opening CeremonyEpisode #124: The Lazy Genius Weekly PlanEpisode #142: Living Without Food RulesEpisode #143: Your Body Is Not FlawedEpisode #160: Wear Makeup Like a Lazy GeniusEpisode #196: Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/202123 minutes
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#199 - 7 Ways to Get Out of a Dinner Rut

Most of you live in the United States, many of you have kids, all of us are living in varying degrees of isolation still because of the pandemic, and all the things. Yet we still have to eat, we still keep making dinner. But it feels like it’s getting harder and harder, right? Let’s try and give a couple of solutions here. Helpful Companion LinksBri McKoy is a delight and a magician in the kitchen.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/202118 minutes, 33 seconds
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#198 - How to Lazy Genius Your To-Do List

People have always had stuff to do, but let’s think about it. Our culture and lives have evolved to such a point where if we don’t write down what we have to do, we will in fact forget. Today, we will talk practically about how one can manage one’s to-do list, but I have a couple of bigger picture thoughts, too.Stuff MentionedDon’t know your list-making personality? I got you. Listen to episode #173.Here’s an episode from last year on how a Lazy Genius plans a day.And here are some words on time management from the archives if you’re interested.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202114 minutes, 58 seconds
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#197 - How to Navigate a Faith Crisis

It’s a heavy topic, I know, but I want to give some language and space around this thing that many people in the Christian faith are struggling with right now. And who better to help us with this than Erin Moon, the resident Bible scholar on The Bible Binge.Helpful Companion LinksIf you missed our conversation about Erin’s morning routine last summer, you can listen to it here.Learn more about Erin’s Lent Guide here. (And you can get 15% off using code LAZY) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202150 minutes, 15 seconds
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#196 - How to Lazy Genius Adult Screen Time

I love my iPhone. I love my apps. I love Instagram. I love it all! And because we love it, we’re on it a lot, and while that is not a universally bad thing, you might desire a better relationship with your smartphone. There are no universal rules or truths or any of it when it comes how you use your phone. You get to decide what matters. You get to decide how to do your own screen time, and I’m going to share some Lazy Genius principles that you can apply to make your phone enhance your life the way that you want it to.Helpful Companion LinksOrder a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link)My IGTV on how to make time for what matters or you can find all the Lazy Genius Instagram things here @thelazygeniusDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202130 minutes, 20 seconds
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#195 - Creating Your Own Holiday When There’s Nothing To Look Forward To

February and March struggle to bring the thunder. I mean, it’s just the way it is. We’re past the lovely winter holiday gauntlet, we’re past the energy around fresh starts in January, we’re still weeks away from spring break if you get a spring break and for sure months away from summer vacation. So we need something to look forward to. For real. So rather than just waiting for July or a vaccine or for any kind of gathering or celebration to count only when things are back to normal, we’re going to be proactive.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #191: Naming What Matters in 2021Listen to BJ Novak on The Tim Ferris ShowI hang out on Instagram @thelazygenius more frequently than anywhere else on the Internet.Download a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/202116 minutes, 6 seconds
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#194 - From Selfies to Politics: How to Share Yourself Online with Laura Tremaine

This is a rare episode where I talk to another human, and I only have humans on who are actual Lazy Geniuses at what they do, and you guys? Laura Tremaine is 100% a Lazy Genius, maybe even just a genius, when it comes to sharing your stuff especially online. I adore Laura and the work she puts out into the world. I hope you enjoy our conversation!Helpful Companion LinksFor Greensboro locals, check out Chez Genese’s new Family Dinner Subscriptions.Preorder Laura’s new book Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First., which comes out February 2nd.You can learn more about Laura’s book here or by visiting her website here. And you can find her on Instagram @laura.tremaine.And if you’re looking for another podcast to listen to after you finish this episode, I highly recommend her show 10 Things To Tell You. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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#193 - What I Want To Do in My 40th Year

This is a year I want to pay attention to in ways I’ve never paid attention to a year before. So in today’s episode, I want to share some things I want to do in my 40th year, why that is, and maybe even give you a framework for seeing this next year with more intentional eyes, whether you’ll be turning forty or not.Stuff MentionedCheck out episode 191 Naming What Matters in 2021 if you missed it.Preorder Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First by my friend Laura Tremaine.Renovation of the Heart by Dallas WillardThe doors to Camp21 open on Thursday, January 21st! Check it out here.Download a transcript of this episode. This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting my small business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/202123 minutes, 40 seconds
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#192 - What To Do Before Reorganizing Your Home

We all get that early January itch that carries into the dark winter of February where we just want our homes to feel good to be in. But we often start in the wrong place. I want to prevent that from happening to you today.Stuff MentionedPick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way to learn all about Lazy Genius Principles and how they can help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.Check out The Lazy Genius Store where you’ll find The Swap, The Clean Slate, The Meal Plan and The Holiday Docket.Download a transcript of this episode. This post contains affiliate links meaning if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. Love you, mean it, bye. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/20219 minutes, 26 seconds
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#191 - Naming What Matters in 2021

The turning of the calendar doesn’t change everything, but it does change something. It changes our outlook, even the tiniest bit. We are no longer in one of the hardest years, if not the hardest year depending on your life experience, we’ve ever faced.So today I want us to start small in our own lives where we are and think through what is going to matter to each of us in 2021.Helpful Companion LinksEmily P. Freeman offers us many invitations to look back and see what matters to us. If you’re unfamiliar, you can listen to her podcast The Next Right Thing here, buy her book by the same name here, or order her brand new Guided Journal here.I talk about a lot of Lazy Genius principles in this episode, which are in my book. You can buy a copy of The Lazy Genius Way here.Download a transcript of this episode. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning if you click through and purchase something, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/202121 minutes, 16 seconds
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#190 - My Favorite Discoveries of 2020

I want to mark the end of this year here with you by sharing my favorite discoveries of 2020, and maybe it’ll make you want to remember the good things that you discovered and enjoyed and learned. So that’s what we’re going to do. Here are my favorite discoveries of 2020.Stuff MentionedJoin me over on Instagram (@thelazygenius) for more of my favorite discoveries.Two podcast episodes by others that offer a great perspective on reflection: The Next Right Thing: Walk At Your Own Pace and 10 Things To Tell You: 10 Questions for the End of the YearHear more about the Daily Delete from Miss Freddy in this recent Lazy Genius episode.Olive & June asked me to curate a collection for them, and I haven’t been okay since. (And here’s my review on Instagram)Hear me say words about skincare in The Lazy Genius Guide to Makeup and The Lazy Genius Skincare Routine. P.s. the brand I mention is Sunday Riley Good GenesThe ultimate lounge set: Vuori joggers and Richer Poorer robeTV Shows: Schitt’s Creek and What We Do in the ShadowsPOV Comedians on Instagram: @lukemillingtondrake, @hicaitlinreilly, @dmichaelburke, and @vinn_ayySoma Vanishing 360 Perfect Coverage braDownload a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/28/202022 minutes, 22 seconds
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#189 - A Pep Talk for the Final Stretch

We’re almost there. We’ve almost made it through this impossible year. I would love to take just a couple of minutes to find our position in it, our position in our days right now.Helpful Companion LinksGet a copy of my book The Lazy Genius WayDownload the transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/21/202011 minutes, 23 seconds
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#188 - How to Lazy Genius a Pandemic Cookie Exchange

This year may not be the year to host the entire neighborhood or maybe even anyone for a traditional cookie exchange; however, it could be a fun way to get everyone in your house involved in the kitchen and flex your creative muscles in showing other people that you care about them… through cookies. So we’re going to briefly cover what a cookie exchange is then I’ll go through a few steps to help you plan one during a pandemic. Helpful Companion LinksMy favorite book about gathering people is Priya Parker’s The Art of GatheringCanva is a great resource for designing invitations, cards, or cookie tags if that sounds fun to youThe Magic Question (and all of its Lazy Genius principle friends) live in my book The Lazy Genius WayA few cookie recipes hosted here on The Lazy Genius Collective: “I Want Them Now” Chocolate Chip Cookies, My Absolute Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, Cumberbatch Cookies, Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies That are GF, Vegan and Mostly Refined SF, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip CookiesDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/202018 minutes, 5 seconds
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#187 - Rethinking Opening Ceremonies

I love implementing opening and closing ceremonies into my year and especially into the fall and winter holiday season. As we all know, holidays in 2020 are not what we expected. So how can we rethink traditions and gatherings and opening ceremonies during such an upside-down time? This episode will hopefully offer some encouragement in that.Helpful Companion LinksHere are a few past resources on opening and closing ceremonies: Plan Your Opening Ceremony and The Magic of Closing Ceremonies.Grab a copy of The Lazy Genius Way if you haven’t yet to learn the 13 Lazy Genius principles.Join me over on Instagram @thelazygenius for real-life Lazy Genius.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/202014 minutes, 57 seconds
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#186 - A Pep Talk for Not Knowing

There is so much we don’t know. So today on this Monday after Thanksgiving and this final day of November, I think we could all use a short little pep talk and a way to start small with all of this not knowing.Stuff MentionedHere’s where you can find all of my Spotify playlists, including the nine holiday-themed ones I made last yearSign up to receive the Latest Lazy Letter, which goes out this WednesdayThe Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman (p.s. her guided companion journal comes out in January!)Download a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/202010 minutes, 28 seconds
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#185 - How to Think About Holiday Photos

I get asked a lot about photo storage all the time, and I haven’t talked about it at all because I’m not an expert. But lucky for you, I’m joined by someone who is an expert on today’s show! Casey von Stein aka Miss Freddy is a photo organization guru, and she’s here today to help us think about the holiday photos we’re taking this year, the areas where we can be lazy when it comes to photo storage, and how we can start small in organizing our files. She’s truly the Lazy Genius of photos.Stuff MentionedGet 20% off Miss Freddy’s Backup Bootcamp using the promo code LAZYGENIUSSnag an idea or two from Miss Freddy’s photo gift ideas blog post.Follow Miss Freddy on Instagram or check her out online at her website.Get The Lazy Genius Way for yourself or as a gift this holiday season.Pinhole Press is a great resource for photo gifts1 Second Everyday App Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/202025 minutes, 26 seconds
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#184 - Find Your Holiday Decorating Personality

It’s the middle of November, and some of you might have already gone through the process of decorating or you’re putting it off because it’s overwhelming or you always do the weekend after Thanksgiving which is coming up, but the point is it’s kind of time. And it can be very overwhelming. Today, I want to give you a lens through which to view your decorating so you can find your holiday decorating personality and then offer five steps on getting yourself prepared to actually do it.Stuff MentionedGrab a copy of Myquillyn’s latest book Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round (pro tip: stock up when it goes on sale and use them as teacher gifts!)A few Lazy Genius holiday greatest hits episodes: Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset, Nailing Your Holiday Vibe, The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibility, Refocus Your Christmas BrainHow to Decorate for the Holidays Without Punching Someone in the FaceDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/202014 minutes, 43 seconds
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BONUS: Lazy Geniusing Advent with Tsh Oxenreider

In this bonus episode, I talk with Tsh Oxenreider about her new book, Shadow and Light, that walks us through Advent in the most Lazy Genius way possible. It gives us permission to engage in the season of Advent without pressure or performance. Helpful Companion LinksGet your copy of Shadow and Light by Tsh OxenreiderVisit Tsh’s website to get a peek inside the book and for other Advent resources like her playlist and weekly art piecesYou may like Tsh’s podcast, The Good List, and her newsletter, Books and Crannies  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/202024 minutes, 51 seconds
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#183 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Spices

Spices are pretty important in cooking obviously, so let’s demystify a few things — what they’re good for, what to have on hand, how to use them, and how to store them. And we’ll run through what could be your essential spice cabinet.Stuff MentionedHere’s a guide to spices by cuisine that can help you as you determine what needs to be in your spice cabinet.Lazy Genius Change Your Life ShawarmaDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202016 minutes, 8 seconds
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#182 Loving People You Disagree With

Tomorrow is Election Day. I can’t remember an election in my lifetime that was this contentious and would leave so many people devastated no matter the result. It’s just a lot. And you are a unicorn if you do not know and love someone who is voting differently than you are. We’re all really tender right now, and to top it all off in terms of timing, we’re about to enter the most family/friend-centric two months of the year with all the winter holidays. So I think it’s time for a little conversation on loving people you disagree with.Helpful Companion LinksA great resource that has helped me in my life is Pantsuit Politics Podcast and their book I Think You’re Wrong But I’m ListeningEmily P. Freeman’s episode on How to Stay Grounded During Election Season on her podcast The Next Right ThingListen to my conversation with Scott the Painter about loving well when you disagree over on Instagram.An older episode of The Lazy Genius Podcast that is one of the most downloaded episodes to date: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionThe Liturgists Podcast with Hillary McBride and William MatthewsThe Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon HarperDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/202021 minutes, 8 seconds
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#181 - The Instant Pot Episode

Here’s what we’re going to go through today: what the Instant Pot is great for, what it’s not great for, how to start using one including my favorite tools and resources, and my own personal Instant Pot rhythm. Because here’s the thing: not everybody needs an Instant Pot, and everyone that does have one uses it differently, for different types of recipes and different speeds of regularity.Stuff MentionedWindblown Grateful studs are back for a very short time! You can get a pair here.The Instant Pot I own and useMy Magic Instant Pot Curry Rice recipeTools and Resources I use and love: Coco Morante’s two cookbooks The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook and The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook; tongs; kitchen thermometer; metal steamer basketBuy a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Way!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/202027 minutes, 45 seconds
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#180 - A Pandemic-Friendly Halloween

We’re less than two weeks out from Halloween, and of course my kids are already asking what we’re going to do. It’s uncertain times, y’all, and it’s tough to know how to do this Halloween thing. Let’s do a quick check on what matters and some ideas for people staying in on Halloween and people going out.Helpful Companion LinksA throwback blog post on 10 Lazy Genius Halloween IdeasOther thoughts on Halloween costumesDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/202015 minutes, 24 seconds
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#179 The Lazy Genius Stores Recipes

This is a very unsexy topic but also a really important one because we all have to eat. I don’t think a single person listening has never tried at least one recipe. So while this is super personal which we’ll get to and that there is really not some magical system which we will also get to, I hope you leave this episode with one small step that helps you feel like your recipe storage is serving you, not you serving it.Stuff MentionedPlan to Eat digital recipe organizer or try Evernote to create your own systemThe Lazy Genius Plan Your Hot Dogs notebookFollow me on Instagram @thelazygenius to get a peek at how I store my recipes this weekDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/202017 minutes, 17 seconds
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#178 - How to Start a Hobby

I hear a lot of you say you wish you had a hobby but you’re unsure of where to start or how to start or you feel like they could be a waste of time. We want them, we need them, but a lot of us don’t have them or know how to get them. So that’s what we’re going to do today. Let’s get a hobby!Stuff MentionedBoth versions of my chocolate chip cookie recipe if you want it (trust me, you do): “I Want Them Now” version and the original 72-Hour version.The bread book I’m using for my bread baking hobby this year.Get your copy of The Lazy Genius Way or grab one for a friend!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/202015 minutes, 42 seconds
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#177 - The Lazy Genius Plans a Day

I’m not going to give you my single day and tell you to copy it. I’m not even going to tell you what should be included in your day. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. It rarely is. We’re going to quickly work through a lens you can use to plan your day, any day in any circumstance.Helpful Companion LinksThe IGTV video I mentioned in the episode.Grab a copy of The Lazy Genius Way here for yourself or for a friend!Join me over on Instagram this Thursday around 11:30 a.m. ET because I’ll be going through The Holiday Docket!Be a Lazy Genius VIP and get yourself on my mailing list!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/202019 minutes, 32 seconds
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#176 - Why Fall Reading Might Not Be Working For You

Why fall reading? Like, what’s special about fall reading? How do you choose what to read? When do you read? Basically, I love making fall reading this amazing quest. I want to capitalize on the particular vibe of fall reading and make it feel legit. So let’s do this.Helpful Companion LinksIf you’ve read and loved The Lazy Genius Way, consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. If you haven’t read it, you can pick up a copy here.Book voices you can trust: Anne Bogel from What Should I Read Next, Jaime from Absorbed in Pages, Green Lights from The Popcast, or visit your local indie bookstore (which you can find here).Books I’m reading: Grateful by Diana Butler Bass, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaBooks on my Non-Fiction TBR stack: Shalom Sistas by Osheta Moore, The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning, Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison, and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonBooks on my Fiction TBR stack: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jesmisin, The Space Between Worlds by Michaiah Johnson, and The Shadows by Alex NorthJoin me over on Instagram if you haven’t yet where I talk books from time to time.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/202023 minutes, 34 seconds
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#175 - How to Create a Cozy Space

We’re about halfway into September, and even though temperatures and even seasons depending on your hemisphere are different right now, something about life shifts when we hit September. And whenever I hit a shift, the importance of my environment is more obvious.Creating a space that feels safe and cozy, whatever that looks like for you, is important for your mental health. This episode will give you steps on how to do that, but the important thing here is to name the importance of your environment when you’re in the middle of something long or at the start of something new. Stuff MentionedPreorder Myquillyn Smith’s new book Welcome Home and claim your preorder bonuses before Tuesday, September 15th.Her other books in order of release are The Nesting Place and Cozy Minimalist Home.Myquillyn’s guest appearance on The Next Right Thing podcast hosted by the one and only Emily P. Freeman.Follow me over on Instagram to see my story highlight where I walked through my entire cozy home process.Download a transcript of this episode.*Books mentioned above are affiliate links. Thanks for your support. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202027 minutes, 57 seconds
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#174 - Try a Meal Formula this Fall!

Now it’s not fall yet in weather or on the calendar, but it’s getting close. And while you might not think you’re the kind of person who would do a meal formula and very well could be right about that, I’d love to share with you how you might put one together to help your meals come together even more easily over these next few months.Helpful Companion LinksThe original meal formula episode from this past summer and the actual formula if you want to see itLeave a comment on an LG recipe if you’ve tried it and loved it or saying how you changed it up for your people. Here are some of my favorites for quick access: Change Your Life Chicken, Change Your Life Shawarma, King Biscuits, Trashy Tamales, Fearless Chicken Tikka Masala, The Chickpea Bowl, and Homemade Hamburger HelperJoin me over on Instagram @thelazygenius to see behind the scenes kitchen stuff and Meal Plan MondayDownload a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/202015 minutes, 33 seconds
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#173 - What Is Your List-Making Personality?

Lists are a big part of our lives, especially in these uncertain times, but I think we sometimes think there’s only one way to make them. That’s not true! So today we’re going to talk about list-making personalities and how we can support what matters in our lives even more with how we approach our lists. Stuff MentionedThere’s still time to join us for Book Club! Grab your guide and tune in on Thursday nights here.Some helpful list-adjacent LG content: How to Bullet Journal, The Lazy Genius Guide to Planners, and The Lazy Genius Chooses a PlannerDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/31/202018 minutes, 36 seconds
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#172 - Resurrecting Routines

A couple of days ago, I asked folks on Instagram what one word they would use to describe their current relationship with routines. There were very few positive words, words that would indicate that routines are working. Here’s what we’re going to do for the next few minutes. We need to examine our expectations of routine, reframe what routines actually are, and then give you a next step or two to resurrect them.Helpful Companion LinksLeave a review on Apple Podcasts right here.Buy a copy of The Lazy Genius Way for yourself or a friend!Hear me and Erin Moon talk more about morning routines in a bonus episode from a few weeks ago.Other routine-themed LG resources you might find interesting: The Universal Path to Life-GIving Routine (blog post), Lazy Genius Morning Routine, Lazy Genius Evening Routine, Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine, and more.Get all the details about The Lazy Genius Way Book Club, which starts Thursday!Join me on Instagram @thelazygenius for everyday Lazy Genius content (it’s where I’m active the most!).Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202029 minutes, 4 seconds
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#171 The Ten Things Saving My Life Right Now

I know that top ten lists can be a bit rote, but honestly, there’s something super life-giving for me personally to hear what other people are finding joy in. It gives me ideas of course, but more than that, it reminds me to pay attention to my own life and be even more intentional about nurturing the things in my day that give me a lot of joy. So I hope this list does that for you today!Stuff MentionedIn a turn of events that no one expected, least of all me, I’m a nail polish person. I ride or die for Olive & June nail polish.Having a summer meal formula is saving me this summer. I talk about that idea here and share my own here. I was influenced by Bri McKoy to get these joggers even though they cost around 80 dollars. For sweatpants. But my life is changed and here we are.My beloved Penny and Sparrow have a new album out.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/202016 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bonus: Lazy Geniusing a Morning Routine with Erin Moon

It’s our final bonus episode, you guys! Over the summer I’m talking to some Internet and IRL friends about Lazy Geniusing an aspect of our every day lives. Today, I’m talking to Erin Moon about morning routines!Helpful Companion LinksYou can find Erin Moon on Instagram and online here.The Lazy Genius Way is out now! Get your copy today from your favorite bookseller!Erin Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/202039 minutes, 28 seconds
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#170 - How to Lazy Genius Anything

I get messages all the time asking how a person can lazy genius their laundry pile or an awkward friendship encounter or online school or any number of things! The truth is that any challenge could use a Lazy Genius solution, and that’s why I wrote The Lazy Genius Way!Helpful Companion LinksPreorder The Lazy Genius Way before midnight tonight (Monday) to claim your preorder bonuses!Missed the episode on How to Go Back to School? Catch up here.Details on opening and closing ceremonies and what they can be for you and your family.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/10/202031 minutes, 19 seconds
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#169 - Audiobook Sneak Peek

On Saturday, you might have heard the audiobook version of the introduction of my book The Lazy Genius Way, and today’s episode is chapter one! I don’t want to make you wait around, so here it is! Chapter One of The Lazy Genius Way entitled “How to Think Like a Lazy Genius.”Stuff MentionedPreorder either the print or audio version of The Lazy Genius Way and claim your preorder bonuses before August 11th! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/3/202025 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bonus: Introduction to The Lazy Genius Way

Today’s episode is extra and very exciting. It’s the audio version of the introduction of my book The Lazy Genius Way! I’m so excited for you to get a sneak peek of the audiobook before it’s out in the world in all its glory.Helpful Companion LinksMy book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder! You can find all the details here. Don’t sleep on it, you guys. Preorder bonuses end on August 11th! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/202014 minutes, 35 seconds
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#168 - How to Go Back to School

Transitioning from summer to school routine is a legitimate thing, but this year? Well, clearly we don’t have to say a lot about this year. So how do we go back to school when we don’t even know what that looks like?Helpful Companion LinksPreorder The Lazy Genius Way and get the entire Lazy Genius Library for free just for preordering. Details here!Previous episodes that are Back to School adjacent: What Does It Mean To Take Care of Yourself?, The Lazy Genius Works From Home, and Plan Your Opening Ceremony.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/202019 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Teenagers with Kristen Howerton

It’s another bonus episode, you guys! Over the summer I’m talking to some Internet and IRL friends about Lazy Geniusing an aspect of our every day lives. Today, I’m talking to Kristen Howerton and she’s helping us Lazy Genius being a mom, specifically being a mom of teenagers down the road.Stuff MentionedYou can find Kristen on Instagram here and buy her book Rage Against The Minivan here.My book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder! You can find all the deets here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/24/202032 minutes
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#167 - How to Make the Perfect Playlist

Did y’all know I really dig playlists? Like so much. And I’ve been told, especially after my holiday playlists last year and my quarantine groove playlist this summer, that I’m really good at them. I will agree with you. This is not a space I choose to be overly humble. I learned from the best.Helpful Companion LinksPlaylists I’m proud of: nine curated Christmas playlists plus my Quarantine Groove list for the summer.My sister Hannah makes seasonal playlists for our patrons over on our Patreon show The Lazy Sisters.My buddy Bri McKoy is also a bomb playlist maker. Check her out on Instagram.Here’s my profile on Spotify for easy access.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/20/202020 minutes, 36 seconds
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#166 - Book Launching 101

There is something so fun about getting a behind-the-scenes look at something like publishing. We all read books, but y’all the whole industry is something else. There’s so much happening, and it’s all really interesting! Well, some of it is. Today, I want to share with you five things I learned about launching a book that I didn’t know before.Stuff MentionedPreorder The Lazy Genius Way and get the entire Lazy Genius Library for free just for preordering. Details here!If you missed the episode A Peek Inside The Lazy Genius Way, you can listen to it here.My thoughts on goals and goal-setting: Quit Setting Stupid Goals, How I Handle Screwing Up My Goals, A Goals Pep Talk, and The Lazy Genius Sets Goals.If you’re interested in being part of a community, check out Hope*Writers. They open their doors to new members three times a year.Download a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/13/202020 minutes, 33 seconds
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#165 - The Lazy Genius Packs for a Trip

Vacations definitely look different this summer than they usually do, but trips aren’t just vacations. You’ll go see grandma, you might travel a state or two over when the holidays come soon. Basically, we’ll have trips long after this pandemic is over, and I get a lot of questions about doing a packing episode, so here you go.Stuff MentionedHaven’t preordered The Lazy Genius Way yet? You can do that right here and claim your bonuses!My bonus episode with Courtney Cleveland from All the Best Days on Lazy Geniusing staycations. You can get her packing list here.There are only a few more days to join the book launch team! If you haven’t applied yet, you can do so here!Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/6/202012 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Dinner with Kate Strickler

It’s another bonus episode, you guys! Over the summer I’m talking to some Internet and IRL friends about Lazy Geniusing an aspect of our every day lives. Today, I’m talking to Kate Strickler of Naptime Kitchen, and we’re Lazy Geniusing dinner without losing our minds. Kate is such a great resource for making regular life dinner, and she happily takes us along with her.Stuff MentionedYou can find Kate on Instagram @naptimekitchen or on her blog at www.naptimekitchen.com.My book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder! You can find all the deets here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/202029 minutes, 53 seconds
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#164 - The Summer Meal Formula

I’m not saying I fixed summer cooking because that would be stupid, but I think I found an approach that will be pretty awesome, especially if you’re three weeks into hot weather no school everyone home cooking and losing your mind a little. Stuff MentionedApply to be a member of The Lazy Genius Way Launch Team here! The application will close at noon on Wednesday, July 8, and we kick off activities Monday, July 13. I’m so excited, and I would love for you to join us!Here’s a link to my pancake recipe I make every couple of weeks in a big batch and freeze.I’ll be on Instagram around noon eastern to go live and answer your questions on Thursday.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/29/202020 minutes, 54 seconds
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#163 - The Magic of Daily Sheets

Summer is a season of relaxation, of later bedtimes and loungy days, but we’ve also kind of already been in a weird season of pseudo-relaxation and later bedtimes and loungy days because of COVID-19. It’s safe to say that easing into summer rhythms is a little complicated right now.Helpful Companion LinksI first mentioned Daily Sheets in How to Lazy Genius Kid Chores (episode 117) and I misspoke in the episode by calling it The Lazy Genius Plans a Day. It’s really The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan.Preorder your copy of The Lazy Genius Way out August 11, 2020 (and get fun preorder bonuses!).Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/202013 minutes, 32 seconds
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#162 - A Peek Inside The Lazy Genius Way

This is a very exciting and surreal episode for me to share because in case you didn’t know I wrote a book, and today is the first real day that I’m going to tell you about what is inside! On August 11th, you’ll get to read those words if you want, and in this episode I’ll actually share a couple of ways you can read those words sooner, but for now, I’m going to tell you why I decided to write a book, what my writing rhythm was when I was writing it, how I wrote 60,000 words that were never used, what kept me from quitting because I almost did a couple of times, and what’s inside the book.Helpful Companion LinksPreorder The Lazy Genius Way and claim your preorder bonuses here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/15/202025 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Staycations with Courtney Cleveland

Surprise! We’re doing fun bonus episodes over the summer where I talk to others about Lazy Geniusing an aspect of our every day lives. Today, I’m talking to Courtney Cleveland of All the Best Days, and we’re Lazy Geniusing staycations and a little bit of day-tripping. This episode will legitimately give you the tools you need to travel like a Lazy Genius.Stuff MentionedHere’s where you can find Courtney Cleveland: her personal Instagram and All The Best Days Instagram.You can get her packing list here.My book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder (and there’s a free sample available here right now)!   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/202027 minutes, 26 seconds
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#161 - A Summer Reading Pledge

This summer, you guys, is the summer I truly begin my education of being an anti-racist. I want to begin taking steps in how I see my summer stack and even in what I watch and listen to. I also want to do that with my kids. And I invite you to join me.Stuff MentionedBooks mentioned in this episode: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, The Enneagram of Belonging by Chris Heuertz, The Green Ember by S.D. Smith, The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek, Enter Wild by Carlos Whittaker, I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown, Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, The Lazy Genius Way by me!Movies mentioned in this episode: The Black Power Mixtape, The 13th, and When They See UsPodcasts mentioned in this episode: 1619, Melanated Faith, and ThroughlineRo Williams Brann on Instagram, and her recommendations for the summer: The Colors of Us by Karen Katz and This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe.A Kids Book About Racism (back-ordered) but you can follow them on Instagram here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/8/202022 minutes, 49 seconds
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#160 - Wear Makeup Like a Lazy Genius

I am no makeup expert by any stretch, but over 20+ years of wearing makeup, I’ve figured out one strategy that works for me, and I want to share it with you today.Helpful Companion LinksIf you want to be a genius about makeup, follow Jamie B. Golden on Instagram. Do it. Go. And while you’re there, I’d love for you to join in on the Lazy Genius fun, too.More words about the products I use on my four faces here.My monthly newsletter, Latest Lazy Letter, goes out this Wednesday. There will be book news in it. I repeat, there will be book news in it. If you want it, get on the VIP list.If you don’t have plans Saturday night (I mean, really, who has plans right now?!), join me for The Popcast’s virtual live show celebrating Knox’s new book All Things Reconsidered, which you can get here (affiliate link).Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/1/202012 minutes, 48 seconds
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#159 - The Magic of Closing Ceremonies

It can feel like our closing ceremonies are shot because of how things are within the setting of a pandemic, and that’s a very real thing. I’ve said it several times in episodes about a variety of topics, but there’s a lot to grieve right now. But here’s an important thing to remember: the magic of a closing ceremony isn’t really about what you do but that you just do something.Stuff MentionedWant a refresher on opening and closing ceremonies? Start here: Plan Your Opening Ceremony (119), The Lazy Genius Welcomes Fall (70), and The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm (36).Sarah MacKenzie at Read Aloud Revival can help you incorporate a read-aloud rhythm in your family.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/25/202013 minutes, 28 seconds
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#158 - Staying In Touch When You Can’t Touch

Right now, we’re separated from each other in ways we never have been before, but there will be other times when we want to stay in touch with people we love when we’re far away from them, whether it’s across the country or six feet apart. So today, how do we stay in touch when we can’t actually touch?Helpful Companion LinksMyquillyn Smith, aka The Nester, gave me the framework of “lovely limitations.” Her book, Cozy Minimalist Home (affiliate link), is my go-to Christmas gift for my kids’ teachers.Instagram is where I hang out most on social media, and I’d love for you to join me there. You can find me @thelazygenius. P.S. Here’s that post about Annie’s birthday party.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/202025 minutes, 35 seconds
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#157 - What Does It Mean to Take Care of Yourself?

If you’re stressed about all that’s going on, you might be sleeping less, not eating the same things because of apocalyptic grocery shopping, maybe you’re not able to read or run or get drinks with girlfriends, all things that normally make you feel really good on hard days. So yeah. I feel like it’s a good time to talk about what it means to take care of ourselves. Helpful Companion LinksA few extra resources not mentioned specifically in the episode: The Lazy Genius Rests, The Daily Act of Kindness, and The Lazy Genius and Self-Care. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/11/20209 minutes, 47 seconds
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#156 - How to Clean the House When Everyone Is Inside It (Part 2)

Last week, I shared ten principles of lived-in cleaning, but today, we’re diving into the specifics. Laundry, tidying, bathrooms, dusting and all the things. Just how do we keep our homes clean when everyone is in it all of the time? Let’s jump in. Helpful Companion LinksWe talked about the 10 principles of lived-in cleaning last week, revisit that episode (or catch up on it) here.Here are the most popular cleaning episodes from The Lazy Genius back catalog: laundry, laundry updated, and how to start a cleaning routine.Looking to get rid of some stuff? Listen to The Lazy Genius House Purge.Tackling the bathroom? Here’s how The Lazy Genius Cleans the Bathroom.Here’s an affiliate link to my beloved Dyson vacuum. Cordless vacuums are worth their weight in gold.The next Latest Lazy Letter goes out Wednesday where I talk all about what I’m reading, watching and listening to. Hop on the VIP mailing list if you’re interested in receiving it.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/4/202019 minutes, 33 seconds
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#155 - How to Clean the House When Everyone Is Inside It (Part 1)

A lot of us are still sheltering in place, and that brings a new set of challenges when it comes to cleaning. Because there are so many challenges, we’re going to make this a two-part miniseries. Today, I’m going to share 10 principles of lived-in cleaning. Then next week, we’ll get into some specifics like laundry, bathrooms, dust, and crumbs on the floor. Here we go.Helpful Companion LinksIf you’re active on Facebook, we’d love to have you in The Lazy Genius Facebook group. It’s a lovely resource and community.The episode on How to Hire a Housecleaner if that’s something you want to consider when the pandemic is all over.My pandemic Spotify playlist, Quarantine Groove.I’m the most active on Instagram these days (and I’m sharing my results of The Favorites Files there, too). You can find me at @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/27/202020 minutes, 40 seconds
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#154 - How to Add Freshness to Repetitive Meals

We’re still in a shelter-in-place situation in most parts of the country and part of this process includes not going to the grocery store as often. Thing are weird, and new meals don’t really fit in with our weird. We’re eating a lot of the same things over and over again, but I’m sharing five ways to add freshness to repetitive meals.Helpful Companion LinksBri McKoy is great at a lot of things, but I love love love the sauces and dressings she comes up with. Here’s a link to her cilantro yogurt sauce which pairs perfectly with Change Your Life Chicken (if you like cilantro of course).Speaking of meals that will change your life, Change Your Life Shawarma is a staple in our house lately.Bri also inspired me to switch up our rice and make it in the Instant Pot with coconut milk.The Favorites File is a free download that helps you be a genius about the things that don’t matter, like celebrities you’d be quarantined with, famous actor partnerships, and so on and so forth. It’s really fun, and 100% free. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/20/202010 minutes, 27 seconds
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#153 - Time Management When Time Makes No Sense

Yes, we’re still in the coronavirus pandemic, but honestly, there are lots of times when time makes no sense. It’s a struggle to get a handle on how to manage our time when our regular average day and the regular average things you normally do to fill it gets turned upside-down. So today we’re going to revisit the three Lazy Genius pillars of time through the lens of time making no sense.Helpful Companion LinksThe Favorites File is the entertaining homework you didn’t know you needed right now. Sign up to get your free download here.Revisit The Lazy Genius and Time Management for more of my thoughts and opinions about time management.Listen to more wisdom from Beth Silvers on her podcast Pantsuit Politics. She and her co-host Sarah Stewart Holland wrote a book called I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) if you’re interested.I’m planning to be on Instagram @thelazygenius this Thursday around noon ET to chat about time management when time makes no sense, so be sure to follow me there.My book The Lazy Genius Way is now available for pre-order at your favorite place to buy books.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/13/202018 minutes, 52 seconds
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#152 - Reading in Odd Circumstances

Based on the number of downloads of past episodes related to reading, I know that there’s an overwhelming majority of people listening who really love to read. So when our regular reading rhythms are disrupted by odd circumstances, it’s nice to have a roadmap of how to get back to normal or how to create a new normal. That’s what this episode will do. Stuff MentionedI’m planning to be on Instagram @thelazygenius this Thursday around noon ET to chat about this topic, so be sure to follow me there.The Favorites File is officially available for your enjoyment. Sign up to get your free download here.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/202018 minutes, 46 seconds
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#151 - The Lazy Genius Eats Outside

Whenever I share something about eating outside, the questions pour in on how to do it. Breaking things up a bit and getting into the fresh air sounds really good right about now, so lets Lazy Genius eating outside.Helpful Companion LinksThe Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen is a good refresher on how to reset your kitchen after a meal, so apply the same dishes zone principle to eating outside.If you have ideas on how to eat outside with more ease and fun, share them on Instagram using #lazygeniuspicnic. And as always, you can find me @thelazygenius.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/30/202010 minutes, 52 seconds
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#150 - A Pep Talk for Being Stuck

These are weird, scary, surreal times, but, honestly, I am grateful for how this global crisis has already affected how we see. Here are five things to remember when you’re stuck at home…or maybe when you’re just stuck.People and Resources Mentioned in This EpisodeThe Incomparable Mister Rogers, who tells us to look for the helpersSeth Godin, who reminds us the ocean is made of dropsRalph Waldo Emerson, who encourages us to scatter joyIngrid Fetell Lee, who wrote the book JoyfulMyquillyn Smith aka The Nester, who asks us what we will wish we would have done when this is all over (here’s a link to get on her email list)And as Emily P. Freeman reminds us, let’s do the next right thing in love.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/202014 minutes, 52 seconds
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#149 - Name What You're Good At

Note from Kendra: This episode of The Lazy Genius Podcast was recorded before the majority of changes, postponements, cancelations and recommendations for social distancing due to covid-19 were enacted. Please know that I am thinking of the Lazy Genius community during these uncertain times. Be well. Naming what you’re good at is a simple exercise in being kind to yourself. And to be a Lazy Genius, you need to do that! Your gifts and abilities and ways of seeing and being in the world are significant and have incredible meaning. And when you don’t name what those are, it’s like having a tool that you don’t use.A Few Helpful Companion LinksI didn’t mention this specifically in the episode, but Laura Tremaine has an excellent episode exploring what you’re good at on her show 10 Things To Tell You.If you’re not following me on Instagram, I’d love for you to join the party. We’re about to do something really fun where you can chime in about your favorite episodes of The Lazy Genius Podcast.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/202013 minutes, 7 seconds
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#148 - Making Memories Like a Lazy Genius

We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to mark moments, make memories, and give our kids something to remember. Even if you don’t have kids, there’s still a high cultural premium on memories. Scrapbooking, photo albums, daily journals, the Gram. But if we try to manufacture memories, mechanize them, we’ll get overwhelmed by something that our brains already do. Let’s make memories like a Lazy Genius.Helpful Companion LinksYou can listen to Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions (even if it’s geared a little bit towards holidays) here.Laura Tremaine’s family doing Sunday pancakes is a great example of a simple, but powerful memory-making practice. She also hosts a great podcast called 10 Things To Tell You.My favorite app for documenting with video is 1 Second Everyday.I also use a five-year journal (affiliate link) with a couple of lines for every day with space for five years.More info on Chatbooks, which we use to print photos of our kids from Instagram.Speaking of Instagram, I’ll be there on Thursday around noon EST to talk live about making memories. I’d love for you to join me.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/9/202018 minutes, 28 seconds
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#147 - Should You Do a Capsule Wardrobe?

In today’s episode, I’ll give you some ideas on how to move forward with a pseudo-traditional capsule wardrobe, but you’re a really smart person. If you pay attention to what matters, what doesn’t, and you create a few guidelines around those things, you can create your own process for building a capsule wardrobe.Helpful Companion LinksMy book is about to be a real, physical thing in the world! You can check out the cover and preorder it here.Join the Lazy Genius VIP mailing list here to stay in the loop on all things The Lazy Genius Way and to get this month’s newsletter (that goes out Wednesday). And if you’re into vulnerable Kendra, check out The Lazy Sisters Podcast over on Patreon.Here’s that old blog post called Baby Steps to a Capsule Wardrobe.I’ll be on Instagram on Thursday to answer your capsule wardrobe questions LIVE around noon EST.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/2/202021 minutes, 53 seconds
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#146 - Feeding Picky Kids

What’s the problem with picky kids? It’s frustrating to make food that doesn’t get eaten. More than that, we worry that our kids aren’t getting the nutrients they need or that they’ll only eat brown and red foods for the rest of their lives. But really, when it comes down to it, it’s fear. Let’s flip the script and nurture kids who trust their bodies.Helpful Companion LinksHere’s the first episode I did on intuitive eating and here’s a list of intuitive eating resources crowdsourced from Lazy Geniuses like you!We love snack platters around our house. Here are some ideas in the comments to start using snack patters in your routine.We explored living without food rules a few weeks back, and I think we can apply the same concept to feeding our kids.Join me live on Instagram this Thursday around noon EST. I’ll be there to answer whatever questions you may have about feeding picky kids.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/202024 minutes, 47 seconds
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#145 - How to Hire a Housecleaner

Listen, I know this is super specific. I know this topic is privileged and it comes with baggage. But I also know it’s important to talk about these things, particularly if you’re in a season of life where something’s gotta give. This episode has practical thoughts about hiring a housecleaner, and a little pep talk about letting go of the shame and embarrassment that often comes with asking for help.Stuff MentionedI first mentioned hiring a housecleaner in my monthly newsletter, The Latest Lazy Letter. If you don’t receive it and wish you did, you can get on the list here.I’ll be LIVE on Instagram this Thursday around noon EST answering your questions about hiring a housecleaner.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/202016 minutes, 10 seconds
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#144 - How to Lazy Genius a Girls Night

Today, we’re diving into the logistics of building community — specifically in our female friendships. We all want to get together with friends and do fun things, have traditions and all of that. So this episode is important in its simplicity because friendship matters.Helpful Companion LinksThere’s a friendly space for Lazy Geniuses here on the Internet in the form of a private Facebook group. Join us and get help or give help in being a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.I quote Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering multiple times in this episode. It’s a favorite.Join me over on Instagram Thursday where I’ll go LIVE around noon EST to answer any questions you have in real-time. If you miss a LIVE, most of them are cataloged on my IGTV.Download a transcript of this episode.This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click on a link to a product and follow through with a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202018 minutes, 52 seconds
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#143 - Your Body Is Not Flawed

I believe in a world where it is fun and not loaded to talk about our bodies because our bodies are awesome. Full disclosure: I haven’t always felt this way, not by a long shot. I understand the difficulty here, so let’s move into this topic together.Stuff MentionedI got on my soapbox last week thanks to an episode on Living Without Food Rules. It’s a RUHL good time if you missed it.Sarah of @thebirdspapaya is one of the most powerful voices I’ve encountered around thinking about our bodies. Reading her words was a turning point for me.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/3/20208 minutes, 10 seconds
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#142 - Living Without Food Rules

Let's play a game. Let's name all of the food rules you've experienced in your life. Yeah...we'll be here a while and we probably won't feel that great after we list them all out. That's why I'm so passionate about talking about living without food rules. We don't need them, y'all. Here's why.Helpful Companion LinksI host a secret monthly podcast with my sister on Patreon. You can become a patron by signing up for The Lazy Sisters Podcast here.Here’s The Lazy Genius and Healthy Eating episode if you need a refresher.I’m reading Bill Bryson’s The Body, and it has made me so appreciative of my actual body and how it works.Here’s my recipe for my chickpea bowl lunch that I make almost every week.Two additional resources on intuitive eating are the podcast Food Psych and the Instagram account @no.food.rules.I’m guessing there will be a lot of questions about this, so I’ll definitely be on Instagram this Thursday around noon EST to answer your questions.Download a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/202024 minutes, 1 second
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#141 - What to Read This Winter

I know that so many of you folks who listen to this podcast love to read. You love books and more books and finding more ways to get more books into your life. In today’s episode, we’ll create a quick and easy path to figuring out what to read this winter if that’s on your radar and how to make the most of your reading minutes over the next couple of months.Helpful Companion LinksHere’s my winter stack if you need to see my titles in black and white pixels.I take this seasonal approach to meal planning as well. You can hear all about it in Time to Make Your Winter Dinner Queue.My completely digital, downloadable short ebook The Swap is available through the end of the month.This episode covers the books I plan to read, but I share what I think of books I have read in my monthly newsletter, The Latest Lazy Letter. You can get on that list here.You can finder older reading stack blog posts here: Fall Reading Stack, Summer Stack, and Special Edition Stack: Kids.Follow me on Instagram @thelazygenius and share your own winter reading stack using #winterstack2020.Download a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/202017 minutes, 48 seconds
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#140 - Time to Create Your Winter Dinner Queue

I love putting the proper importance on food and meals and gathering around the table but not wasting energy on the wrong things. Those wrong things look different for everyone listening, but today we’re going to figure out what matters and what doesn’t around your winter table.Stuff MentionedThe list of actual meals my family is eating from my Winter Dinner Queue this season.Hope*Writers is opening its doors to new members now through Friday, January 17th. If you already know you want in, you can click here to join using my affiliate link. If you’re interested in the From Dreaming to Doing webinar hosted by Lazy Genius mascot Emily P. Freeman, click here.Here’s how I built my fall dinner queue and here’s what we ate last summer.If you need a refresher on brainless crowdpleasers, here you go.And here’s a link to last week’s episode on planning your time this winter if you missed it.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/13/202019 minutes, 54 seconds
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#139 - How to Plan Your Time This Winter

Today, I’m giving you two simple questions to ask yourself as you move into 2020 so that you can see your time in a way that makes sense for the season you’re in and makes a difference in your everyday life.Helpful Companion LinksJanuary’s Latest Lazy Letter goes out on Wednesday, and I would love for it to land in your inbox if it doesn’t already. Join the Lazy Genius VIP mailing to get this once-a-month email chock full of book recommendations, podcast talk, and a little insight I don’t share anywhere else.Instagram LIVEs are back after a little holiday hiatus. Join me there @thelazygenius on Thursday around noon EST to chat about being intentional with our time this season.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/6/202013 minutes, 16 seconds
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#138 - A Goals Pep Talk

Goals aren’t so you’ll look or be the way you think you should. They’re not to make you fit in. They’re not to make you seem like someone who’s got their life together. They’re for you.Helpful Goal-Related Companion LinksDon’t set stupid goals. Here’s how.The perfect solution to dealing with screwing up a goal.If you’re craving something a little more tangible today, listen to The Lazy Genius Sets Goals or read How to Set Goals like a Normal Person.If you’re great at setting goals but it’s hard to keep them going, listen to Set the Right Goals Without Fizzling Out.And finally, if you think you need to lose weight in the new year, here’s the Lazy Genius approach to that. (P.S. This is the most downloaded episode of the podcast ever.)Taking a little time for reflection is a great thing to do this time of year. Laura Tremaine has a new episode on her podcast about questions to help you reflect.And my favorite Emily P. Freeman talks about self-reflection on The Next Right Thing. Here’s a link to that episode.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/30/20193 minutes, 50 seconds
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#137 - A Christmas Pep Talk

Christmas is in two days. Here’s a super quick pep talk that will remind you of two important things you can do during this season. Merry Christmas!Helpful Companion LinksIf Christmas Eve Eve has you feeling squirrelly, listen (or relisten) to last week’s episode Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/23/20193 minutes, 36 seconds
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#136 - Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset

We have one week until Christmas, and it might already be time for a reset. No matter how intentional we are, how much margin we create, things surprise us. And that’s okay and normal and we’ll all be fine. Here are ten tips for a reset in case you need one.Stuff MentionedA few crowdsourced Lazy Genius holiday traveling road trip tips. Make that trip to visit grandma enjoyable from the first mile through pulling back into your driveway. And here's a companion episode for holiday road trips.I’ve put my favorite Christmas albums and nine mood-based holiday playlists I had the most fun making for you in this blog post.Here’s a helpful episode about creating traditions for the holidays or for everyday life.Andrew Peterson’s book Adorning the Dark (Amazon affiliate link)If you’re interested, here’s that article on The Kitchn about Change Your Life Chicken.Netflix has a show that’s just a fireplace burning. Bonus: You have control of the volume of the crackle.If you want to try your hand at baking but you need a place to start, try my Baking Mini-Series here.All of my baking-related podcast episodes: The Lazy Genius and Holiday Baking, The Lazy Genius Bakes Cookies, The Lazy Genius Bakes Bread, and Lazy Genius Baking with Jamie Golden.Read this before you get started so your holiday baking will involve as little murder as possible.The Lazy Genius Makes Soup; use this if you want to make your life easier later. P.S. There’s an Instagram saved story on how I make my tomato soup if that’s your kind of thing.Two podcast episodes I recommend for taking care of yourself this season: The Lazy Genius Guide to Self-Care and The Lazy Genius Daily Act of Kindness.Ideas and suggestions for gathering well: Lazy Genius Ideas for Your Holiday Party, How to Never Run Out of Food at a... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/16/201914 minutes, 17 seconds
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#135 - Nailing Your Holiday Vibe

I love a good mood. I love a good vibe. And our holiday memories aren’t always what we did; it’s about how we felt. We remember the vibe, the feeling the environment gave us. Let’s focus on creating that vibe and let the activities happen as they will. Here’s how.Helpful Companion LinksBackground music is the perfect way to add a little atmosphere to your gathering (or your workday). Here’s a post with my favorite Christmas albums and nine carefully crafted holiday playlists I had the most fun making for you.Keep the playlist magic going by supporting The Lazy Sisters on Patreon, a companion show I do with my sister Hannah. Hannah makes seasonal playlists for our supporters, and OH MY WORD, they are the best.If you missed The Lazy Genius Gift Guide, you can find it right here. Every single item on there I use or have used in my daily life, so consider it Lazy Genius tested and approved.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/201913 minutes, 4 seconds
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#134 - How To Be Happy With the Gifts You Give

We’re all in gift-giving and gift-buying mode and spending a lot of time on it or least are gearing up to. I want to help you be happy with the gifts you give and be more strategic and thoughtful about the time you spend on finding and buying those gifts. We’ll go through a step by step process, and I think that by the end of this episode, you’ll feel so much better about things.Stuff MentionedCheck out my Holiday Gift Guide chock full of gift ideas that are things that I have actually bought and use in my home all the time.Get my free Holiday Gift Tracker!Join the VIP mailing list to get my monthly newsletter affectionally called the Latest Lazy Letter (the next one goes out Wednesday!). Y’all, I take great pride in making that letter something you look forward to. If you’re not on the list, you can put your name on it here.Do you have thoughts or opinions about holiday gift giving? Share them with me over on Instagram. I’m @thelazygenius, and I’ll be LIVE on Thursday around noon EST.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/201913 minutes, 16 seconds
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#133 - Ten Helpful Thanksgiving Strategies

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post titled Ten Commandments of Thanksgiving Weekend. Looking back on it, I realized some things changed, and that’s okay. That’s why I’ve put together ten strategies that will help your entire Thanksgiving week whether you’re hosting or not. This can be such a beautiful time of year, especially if you think like a Lazy Genius and be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.Helpful Companion Links For Thanksgiving WeekThe inspiration behind this episode is The Ten Commandments of Thanksgiving Weekend.The first-ever Lazy Genius bundle will be on sale Black Friday through 8 a.m. EST on Saturday. Get The Swap, The Meal Plan, and The Holiday Docket for one discounted price! The best way to remember this limited time offer is to join my mailing list.If you want to embrace brainless crowdpleasers for your meals leading up to Thanksgiving, listen to One Simple Step That Changes Meal Planning Forever.The most downloaded episode of this entire podcast is The Lazy Genius Loses Weight. Spoiler alert: I do not think you need to lose weight.If you are deadset on cooking a new recipe this Thanksgiving: read How to Know If a Recipe is Any Good first.A fun, slightly messy, but delicious kid activity: Stupid Easy Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels.Download a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/201913 minutes, 50 seconds
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#132 - Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions

I love the idea of being thoughtful and intentional about anything, and traditions definitely fit the bill. So today, we’re going to walk through ten steps to creating your own so you’ll be able to think about traditions like a Lazy Genius and then maybe actually do them. This conversation is all about creating your own traditions, so no matter what your family unit looks like, this conversation is for you.Helpful Companion LinksThis week’s topic was inspired by a conversation during last week’s Instagram Live! You can find me there @thelazygenius. I usually host a LIVE Q&A on Thursdays around noon EST (except for this week), and you can re-watch previous Lives on IGTV.The Lazy Genius Black Friday Bundle will be available for a one-day only flash sale beginning Friday, November 29. Hop on my mailing list so you won’t miss out on buying all three Lazy Genius products for one low price. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/18/201917 minutes, 38 seconds
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#131 - The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Y’all, we’re about to spend an entire episode talking about Thanksgiving turkey. Or just turkey if you periodically cook a ten pound bird when it’s not Thanksgiving. I want to talk through it a little because sometimes we need a voice telling us we’re doing okay, especially when we’re dealing with a giant dead bird and hungry, mildly judgmental family members.Stuff MentionedI shared my absolute favorite turkey recipe a few years ago, and I still stand by it.Watch the crowd from New Girl defrost a turkey in a dryer.Do you have thoughts or opinions about cooking turkey? Share them with me over on Instagram. I’m @thelazygenius, and I’ll be LIVE on Thursday around noon EST.Download a transcript from this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/201918 minutes, 58 seconds
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#130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything

It is the first week of November, and all of the holiday hosting is about to hit hard so I want to give you some tools to enjoy this time, not dread it. Helpful Companion LinksGet this month’s Latest Lazy Letter by joining the Lazy Genius VIP list here.I share ten Thanksgiving hosting tips along with three keys to hosting success in The Lazy Genius Hosts Thanksgiving.If you’re already bracing yourself for the grating conversations you’ll have with family members you can’t not invite to things, listen to The Lazy Genius Navigates Family Tension.Did your hears perk up at my description of my sister’s magical playlist making abilities? We share some of her beautiful playlists as an extra for our Lazy Sisters Podcast listeners.No matter what you’re hosting, creating an environment that matches your purpose is such a gift to the people entering your home. I say more words about that in The Lazy Genius Hosts a Holiday Party.The best podcast episodes though to go along with this are The Lazy Genius Feeds a Crowd and The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibility.If you need a tutor for food math, check out How to Never Run Out of Food at Your Party. It’s a proven method. By me. The Lazy Genius. Download a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/4/201922 minutes, 59 seconds
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#129 - How to Holiday Road Trip

It’s about that time. Grandparents in faraway states are waiting, but getting in the car with all the stuff and possibly all the children can feel daunting. Hopefully, this episode will help that, but please note, this episode only covers being in the car, not packing or being on vacation or leaving or coming home. It’s just for being in the car, which is really the most exhausting part.Stuff MentionedSee how other Lazy Geniuses tackle road trips with Road Tested Road Trip Tips, a round-up of the suggestions you shared with me on Instagram recently.Speaking of Instagram, you can find me on the app @thelazygenius. I’m usually there every Thursday around 12:15 pm EST, but this week we’re holding that commitment loosely because of some family medical appointments. I’ll post about it on the feed if I can make it. My travel guru is Tsh Oxenreider who says the more your kids travel, the better travelers they’ll become -- which is true of just about anything really.Join the VIP mailing list to get my monthly newsletter affectionally called the Latest Lazy Letter. Y’all, I take great pride in making that letter something you look forward to. If you’re not on the list, you can put your name on this list here.Download a transcript of today’s episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/28/201916 minutes, 3 seconds
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#128 - How to Escape the Fall Frenzy

Chaos and frenzy pull me under. I feel stressed out, I get headaches, I get mad, my body physically hurts, and I don’t enjoy what’s happening right in front of me. That’s no fun at any point in the year or my life, but it’s a particular bummer around this time of year. None of us want to feel frenzied, but sometimes even with intentional plans, it happens anyway. Today, let’s talk about one small way to keep that frenzy at bay.If you haven’t joined me over Instagram, you can find me @thelazygenius. I’m there live on most Thursdays around noon EST, but I won’t be there this week. If you think you’ve missed out on The Holiday Docket, don’t worry. It’s still available here. To get a jump start on your fall routine, there’s an episode for that -- The Lazy Genius Plan for Fall Routine. Something I believe strongly in is using opening and closing ceremonies during hectic seasons of life (just like the Olympics). Here’s how to Plan Your Opening Ceremony.Take dinner off your stressor list by taking some ideas from my fall dinner queue.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/201911 minutes, 44 seconds
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#127 - The Lazy Genius Chooses a Planner

A few weeks ago, I shared how I plan a week like a Lazy Genius. That led us to a great conversation on Instagram about the many, many options available to us when we’re choosing a planner. But here’s the thing, there’s no perfect planner because there’s no way to manufacture a perfect life. This week, I’m sharing how to use planners as tools in being a genius about things that matter and lazy about things that don’t.Links That Might Be HelpfulIf you’re looking for planners that I’ve used in the past or use now or planners my friends have used, read The Lazy Genius Guide to Planners.Did you miss the weekly plan episode? Listen to The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan.If you want to know when the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, which contains my ebook The Swap, goes on sale, click here to get on the list to be notified. I’ll be LIVE on Instagram this Thursday at noon EST if you’re around. I usually post a photo in my feed before I go live, so if you have a question for me, leave it there. I’ll try my best to answer it.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/14/201919 minutes, 35 seconds
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#126 The Lazy Genius Guide To Grocery Shopping

There are lots of ways to approach shopping for groceries from where you go to making a shopping list, and today I’m going to share my seven principles for buying groceries like a Lazy Genius. We can, in fact, Lazy Genius just about anything, including how, when, where, and even why you buy groceries. I think you’ll really be encouraged and motivated by the end of this episode. Stuff MentionedMy ebook The Swap is part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Flash Sale that’s happening October 16-17. Sign up for The Lazy Genius VIP email list to get a reminder when the sale goes live.Does your meal plan have House Hunters syndrome? Maybe your grocery shopping style has it, too.Some more of my thoughts on grocery shopping can be found all over my website, including The Lazy Genius Shops at Costco, The Lazy Genius Shops at Aldi, and The Lazy Genius Shops at the Farmers’ Market.Do you have thoughts or opinions about grocery shopping? Share them with me over on Instagram. I’m @thelazygenius, and I’ll be LIVE on Thursday around noon EST to talk about groceries.I mention The Nester in this episode. She’s a delight and so is her annual Nest Fest that happens later this month. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/201918 minutes, 19 seconds
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#125 - The Lazy Genius Asks for Help

Sometimes asking for help is the hardest thing to do, but you’re allowed to ask for help, no matter the circumstance. It’s good, in fact, to ask for help. And today, we’re talking about the ways to do it – the different kinds of therapy and different reasons why or why not you might pursue them. Plus, I talk about how to be a good friend to someone else who needs help. It’s a heavy topic, but one that I want to join in the flow of normalizing it.Links You May Find HelpfulIf you’ve thought about joining Hope*Writers before, now is your chance! The doors open Tuesday, October 1 through Friday, October 4. Take the quiz to see where you are on the writing journey, and they’ll send you a notification when the doors open. My friend, Laura Tremaine, hosts the 10 Things To Tell You podcast and normalizes therapy and mental health struggles in her Internet space. Check out her Instagram highlights or listen to her podcast. I suggest starting with the episode called 10 Thoughts on Anxiety. Lazy Genius mascot and all-around beloved person Emily P. Freeman talks about how to be a good listener on her podcast The Next Right Thing in episode 94 called Ask the Second Question.The Liturgists podcast recently released a series of episodes on the Enneagram, specifically about the instinctual postures and the 27 subtypes. If that makes no sense to you but you’re interested in learning about the Enneagram, I have two episodes about it: The Truth About Your Enneagram Number and How to Make Sense of Yourself.The National Institute of Mental Health has a comprehensive overview of crisis hotlines and how to get started in finding a mental health provider in your area on their website. Download a transcript of this episode.October 3, 2019 Update: Some Lazy Genius listeners chimed in with some thoughtful commentary on terms and distinctions not included in this episode. I’ve listed them below: “In California, my official title is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In my state, all therapists have to have a minimum of a master's degree plus supervised 3000 intern hours in order to be eligible for Licensure. I know all states have different titles for various offerings of mental health professions. The description you gave of counselors in the episode is what my training was, but we are known as therapists where I live. I thought it might be helpful for your audience to know that the area they live in may use different titles as they explore their options.” “Psychiatrists have a MD, not a PhD (although of course, some may have PhDs in another field). They go through medical school and a psychiatric residency.” “I am a clinical social worker, and beyond... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/201917 minutes, 26 seconds
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#124 - The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan

If you’ve ever purchased multiple planners in a year, this episode is for you. Today, we’re walking through three questions to ask when planning your week, and then we’ll use my own weekly plan for this week as a kind of case study to see how the questions are put into practice. It’s a simple approach but incredibly impactful.Helpful Companion LinksIf you want to tackle learning how to freeze food this fall, don’t miss out on The Naptime Kitchen Guide to Freezing. If nothing else, give @naptimekitchen a follow on the ‘gram. Kate is an absolute delight.I’m currently using the Sacred Ordinary Days planner, and it works well for me. When I have a busy week, I lean on my list of brainless crowdpleasers to make dinner easier. Listen to One Simple Step That Changes Meal Planning Forever if you want to know how I develop that list.I share my Meal Plan Monday every week on Instagram. Follow me there to grab the template and share your own. Speaking on Instagram, I’ll be there LIVE this Thursday around noon EST to answer questions about this episode. Join me.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/201919 minutes, 17 seconds
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#123 - The Lazy Genius After School Routine

Snacks, homework, playing, chores, making dinner, not to mention those extracurriculars if your kids are into sports and clubs. The reason why the hours after school is over feel frenzied is because it IS frenzied. But a routine can help. In this episode, we will talk about why a routine is helpful, how to build one that works for you, and I’ll share our personal after school routine in case you need specific ideas. Stuff MentionedIf you’re looking how to Lazy Genius a routine, take a look at my series on routines: Morning, Evening, Skincare, Exercise, Bedtime for Kids, and Cleaning.Listen to How to Lazy Genius Kid Chores to learn more about Daily Sheets.The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay PapasanIf you’re on Instagram, I’d love for you to join me for an Instagram LIVE on Thursday around 12 or 12:15 p.m. EST.Get behind-the-scenes info and my latest book, podcast, and music recommendations by signing up for the Latest Lazy Letter, a newsletter I send out every month.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/16/201917 minutes, 58 seconds
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#122 - What I Hope to Read This Fall and Why

Today we’re talking about books! And based on your responses to the Latest Lazy Letter (which has tons of book and podcast recommendations), you love talking about them, too. I’m sharing what I learned from setting summer reading goals and how I plan to use that information as I head into the fall.Stuff MentionedIf you missed my episode on summer reading, listen to Summer Reading Plans 2019 to catch up before listening to my reflections here.Check out my Fall Reading Stack here.For reading on the go, I love using my Kindle Paperwhite. If I want to read in the margins of my day, it’s easy to grab it and read a few pages.If you’re on Instagram, I’d love for you to join me for an Instagram LIVE on Thursday around 12 or 12:15 p.m. EST.Get behind-the-scenes info and my latest book, podcast, and music recommendations by signing up for the Latest Lazy Letter, a newsletter I send out every month.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/201910 minutes, 55 seconds
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#121 - How to Build a Fall Dinner Queue

One of my favorite ways to approach a new season is to have a dinner queue to pull from when deciding what to eat for dinner. In this episode, I’m going to share my reflections from my summer dinner queue and give you how I’m taking what I learned as I build one for the fall.Companion Links For This EpisodeGrab your copy of The Holiday Docket at the early bird price of $22 from now until September 5.If you’d like some practical thoughts on how to plan for fall, listen to The Lazy Genius Plan for Fall Routine.I reflect on our Summer Dinner Queue in this episode, which I first talk about in What I’ll Be Cooking This Summer.The three cookbooks I’m pulling from this fall are The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante, The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer, and Made in India by Meera Sodha.If you’re reaching for rice bowls, here’s a series on this: Basics, Flavors, Hacks & How-Tos.Or maybe a noodle bowl is in your future. Here’s How to Make a Pretty Bowl of Noodles. See the beginning of my Fall Dinner Queue here. If you’re on Instagram, I’d love for you to join me for an Instagram LIVE on Thursday around noon EST.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/20199 minutes, 30 seconds
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#120 - The Lazy Genius Plan for Fall Routine

Even though the fall/winter American holidays don’t technically start until Halloween, it does my brain – and likely yours – a lot of good to start thinking about time now. I want to create routines and view my time through the lens of what matters so that I can keep spending my time, even the time at the end of a busy day, in such a way that makes me feel more like myself. Here’s how you can do the same.Useful LinksGrab your copy of The Holiday Docket at the early bird price of $22 from now until September 5.I shared a way to look at a season you might not like earlier this year in Grasping for Summer Routine. That may help you as we head into a new season with bigger expectations and more things to do.In Present Summer, Prepared Fall, I talk a lot about how to stay present in a current season while not careening head first into what’s on the horizon.If you’re on Instagram, I’d love for you to join me for an Instagram LIVE on Thursday around noon EST. Or if you like a little more community, join our Facebook group to swap ideas and stories with other Lazy Geniuses from around the world.Download a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/201916 minutes, 4 seconds
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#119 - Plan Your Opening Ceremony

Opening and closing ceremonies are the magic pill that can make different seasons and transitions come more alive. The problem with moving from one season to another, one holiday to another, one season of life to another is that we have our feet in two different camps most of the time. The transitions are relentless and can easily strip the joy away from seasons of life that we really love. That’s where opening and closing ceremonies work their magic.Companion Links For This EpisodeGet your copy of The Holiday Docket at the early bird price of $22 from now until September 5.If you missed me talking about opening and closing ceremonies in episode 36, listen to The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm.I mention Knox McCoy’s summer opening ceremony in this episode. He hosts The Popcast with Knox and Jamie alongside Jamie B. Golden. They are both lovely human beings, and their podcast is a delight.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/20199 minutes, 53 seconds
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#118 - The Enneagram Part Two: How to Make Sense of Yourself

Let’s talk a bit more about the Enneagram. The Enneagram has its own language in many ways. And if you aren’t familiar with the concepts, it all sounds like gibberish. In today’s episode, I go through a few of the main concepts of the Enneagram and give them some context in how they can help you make sense of yourself.Helpful Links and ResourcesJoin the Lazy Genius VIP list to be the first to know about super secret announcements and monthly book and podcast recommendations.If you haven’t yet listened to The Truth About Your Enneagram Number, I highly recommend that you stop what you’re doing and go listen to it first. It will make this episode make so much more sense.The Enneagram Institute is hands-down the best resource on the Internet about the enneagram. If you don’t know your type, start by reading the type descriptions on this website to begin ruling out what type you aren’t. This episode of The Liturgists podcast is a few years old, but you guys, it’s so good. The hosts talk to Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile, the authors of The Road Back to You.Speaking of The Road Back to You, that is the best place to get your feet wet if you want to start reading a book about it.If you’ve finished The Road Back to You, and you’re looking for more personal growth, I’d recommend The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz. It is my personal favorite of the bunch.And if you’re wanting more of a textbook experience, check out The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut.If you’re on Instagram, I’d love for you to join me for an Instagram LIVE on Friday around noon EST. It’s usually Thursdays around 12:15 p.m., but it’s still summer and we’ve got a pool date on the books. Download a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/201921 minutes, 50 seconds
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#117 - How to Lazy Genius Kid Chores

Chores seem like a good anchor in the summer, but they really are a huge part of routine in the fall. But how do we do it? Allowance or no allowance, charts or no charts, how young is too young or how old is too old? All the things. Today, I share how I handle chores for my kids, but also how you can think about what matters and what doesn’t in relation to kids’ chores to create a system that makes sense for your family.Stuff MentionedIf you want to hear more about our family’s complaining tally system, I talk about it in the Grasping for Summer Routine episode.If you’re looking for your own magnetic white board for your fridge, here’s a good deal on one with markers on Amazon. Join me live on Instagram around 12:15 p.m. EST on Thursday to chat about kid chores.If Facebook is your kind of thing, we’ve got a Lazy Genius community over there. Join us and make some friends. Wednesday is the last day to let me know what you want to see more of on the podcast and blog by completing our audience survey. Plus, one lucky participant will receive a free Planetbox Rover lunchbox after the survey ends. Fill it out here.Download a transcript for this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/5/201917 minutes, 58 seconds
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#116 - How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Clothes

Do you feel buried under mountains of kids’ clothes? Or you feel like you’re constantly running to the store to pick up pants that fit? Or maybe you’re tired of managing a closet full of tiny person clothes when your kid would rather wear a t-shirt with a cartoon plastered on it every day of the week? It’s a real struggle. But the good news is you’re not alone. Let’s spend some time today talking about the two decisions your kids’ clothes require and how to make those decisions in ways that work for you. I also share my five best tips on storing and transitioning those clothes.Things You May Find HelpfulIf you have a few minutes, let me know what you want to see more of on the podcast and blog by completing our audience survey. Plus, one lucky participant will receive a free Planetbox Rover lunchbox after the survey ends. Fill it out here.You may only need to sort and organize clothes a couple of times a year, but laundry happens every week. Check out The Lazy Genius Does Laundry and The Lazy Genius Does Laundry Updated! for a little extra support.Crowdsource answers to your kid clothes problems over on Instagram with me this Thursday around noon when I’ll go LIVE to talk about kid clothes in real-time. Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/201922 minutes, 59 seconds
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#115 - Present Summer, Prepared Fall

After a three week hiatus, we’re jumping into practical ways to start preparing for fall while still enjoying what’s left of summer. Have you ever noticed how we tend to wait to get the school supply list or for our last trip to end before we think about what’s coming around the corner? In today’s episode, I offer a few tips on how to stop waiting for someone else to say go to keep our transition from summer to fall from feeling so jarring.Resources You May Find HelpfulMake sure you’re on The Lazy Genius Collective VIP list before next month’s Latest Lazy Letter. It goes out on the first Wednesday of every month.Get a jumpstart on purging your house with The Lazy Genius House Purge and Reset the House Without Burning It Down.If you’re bored (or overwhelmed!) with cooking this summer, take a look at my Summer Dinner Queue that’s helping me getting dinner on the table until fall arrives.Here’s a helpful, but not at all comprehensive, list of school supplies you might need to replenish before the first day of school (or work). Brush up on some past episodes about routine and new seasons with: The Lazy Genius Morning Routine, The Lazy Genius Evening Routine, and The Lazy Genius Welcomes Fall.Now that we’re back from break, join me over on Instagram on Friday around 12:15 p.m. when I’ll be LIVE talking about being present this summer while preparing for fall.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/22/201920 minutes, 51 seconds
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#114 - The Truth About Your Enneagram Number

A few months ago, I asked you to send me questions you have about the enneagram on Instagram. You guys went hard. So we’re going to talk about it in two parts over the course of the summer. Today’s episode covers the basics of knowing your type, how to figure out what type you are, and how the enneagram is a tool to becoming a truer version of yourself.Resources You May Find HelpfulThe Enneagram Institute is hands-down the best resource on the Internet about the enneagram. If you don’t know your type, start by reading the type descriptions on this website to begin ruling out what type you aren’t.This episode of The Liturgists podcast is a few years old, but you guys, it’s so good. The hosts talk to Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile, the authors of The Road Back to You.Speaking of The Road Back to You, that is the best place to get your feet wet if you want to start reading a book about it.If you’ve finished The Road Back to You, and you’re looking for more personal growth, I’d recommend The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz. It is my personal favorite of the bunch.And if you’re wanting more of a textbook experience, check out The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut.I’m taking a summer break for the next few weeks, so there won’t be an Instagram LIVE this Thursday. Don’t forget about our thriving community over on Facebook. I’ll be back with new episodes on July 22.Download a transcript of this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/201931 minutes, 18 seconds
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#113 - The Lazy Genius Does Laundry Updated!

I know what you’re thinking…”Kendra, you’ve already done an episode on laundry!” That’s true. But things change, including how I tackle laundry. This episode and the one before is definitely not one size fits all. That said, I’m going to share the size that fits me, and hopefully, it’ll give you some ideas for your own laundry approach. But for real, if laundry doesn’t bug you, if you’re happy with your system, stick with it. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.All the LinksIf you’re new around here or just want a refresher, listen to The Lazy Genius Does Laundry episode from back in the day.Here’s a helpful blog post on how to survive the laundry monster that goes along with that old episode, too.Also, how to iron without an iron if you need one after leaving that load in the dryer overnight.Join me live on Instagram around 12:15 p.m. EST on Thursday to chat about my modified laundry routine.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/201911 minutes, 50 seconds
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#112 - Grasping for Summer Routine

Summer is officially here, and I'm honestly nervous about it. It feels so lovely and so awful all in the same breath to have the kids home all day, to deal with the heat, and to have glorious routine take a break for a while. It can be a lot, so today I'm sharing how I'm approaching our summer routine. Hopefully, it'll help you get some ideas on how to think about yours.Helpful Links for the SummerThis episode is the third in a summer series. Don’t miss Summer Reading Plans 2019 and What I’ll Be Cooking This Summer.Get a head start on the complaint monster with The Lazy Genius Summer Survival Guide. Grab what you need, and leave what you don't.Join me live on Instagram around 12:15 p.m. EST on Thursday to chat about summer routines.If Facebook is your kind of thing, we’ve got a Lazy Genius community over there. Join us and make some friends.Download a transcript for this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/201923 minutes, 9 seconds
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#111- What I’ll Be Cooking This Summer

Hi friends! We’re in part two of a three-part series that celebrates the changing seasons. Summer teaches us to slow down and be flexible. It’s a time to play and have fun on purpose. Last week, I shared my summer reading goals and what’s on my TBR list. This week, I’m talking about summer foods, and I mean ALL the summer foods. From breaking down breakfast to sharing the 21 meals on my Summer Dinner Queue, this episode has it all.Stuff MentionedLast summer, I did a whole series on Summer Strategy. Listen to The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy episode about food here.If you want to take a stab at grilling or just need a refresher course, listen to The Lazy Genius Grills. (Also, check out my guide to marinades here.)Check out my Summer Dinner Queue here.If summer breakfast is bumming you out, this can help.Summer is the best time to shop your local farmers market because so many delicious things are in season. Here’s a beginner’s guide to shopping there.If you missed last week’s episode on reading, listen in here.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/201928 minutes, 27 seconds
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#110 - Summer Reading Plans 2019

Summer reading is a thing, right? We did it as students in school, our kids might do it, and it just feels like the time of year to have a stack of books ready to go. I want to share my personal goals for my summer reading and some titles I’m looking forward to, and I hope it inspires you to make one or two small moves toward your own summer reading approach this year.Helpful Companion LinksCheck out all of the books on my Summer Stack here.Get behind-the-scenes info and my latest book, podcast, and music recommendations by signing up for the Latest Lazy Letter, a newsletter I send out every month.Take a look at what made Anne Bogel’s Summer Reading Guide this year.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/201921 minutes, 25 seconds
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#109 - Food in a Bowl: Hacks and How-To’s

The last in our three-part Food in a Bowl series, this week’s episode features hacks and how-to’s so you can build your best food bowls yet! Together, we will figure out the logistics of actually making food bowls a staple in your meal planning without feeling like you’re prepping literally everything always. This kind of episode is one of my favorites because we make can make life simpler but also more full . . . by filling it with things that matter, like delicious meals in a bowl.Helpful Companion LinksAre you signed up for the Latest Lazy Letter? June’s edition comes out next week, so don’t miss it if you’re looking for a new book to read or a podcast to listen to plus I give readers an inside look at my book writing process.I use Kokuho rice and a Japanese rice cooker that literally has no English words on it. If you don’t want to invest in a rice cooker, I suggest using Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything.Looking for my fake fancy Asian lettuce wraps recipe? Here you go.Yum-Yum Sauce makes every rice bowl better in my opinion. This is what we use. There’s a spicy version and regular.Here are five easy to customize food bowl dinner options. If you have questions, join me this Thursday on Instagram around 12:15 pm EST for a LIVE Q&A session.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/201916 minutes, 59 seconds
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#108 - Food in a Bowl: Flavors

In part two of our Food in a Bowl series, we’re talking about flavors. There are so many ways to put together flavors because flavor options are literally endless. And that’s a little bit of why it’s hard, right? When we have so many options, it feels overwhelming and we just give up. In today’s episode, we’re going to distill flavor down a bit to help you think through how to put together your own dinner bowl.Stuff MentionedIf you missed the first part in this series, listen to Food in a Bowl: Basics.The Flavor Bible is my most treasured book in my kitchen. I don’t say that lightly, y’all.Join me live on Instagram around 12:15 p.m. EST on Thursday to chat about food bowl engines and destinations.If Facebook is your kind of thing, we’ve got a Lazy Genius community over there. Join us and make some friends.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/201924 minutes, 29 seconds
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#107 - Food in a Bowl: Basics

This episode is the first of a three-part series about serving food in a bowl. My family’s favorite foods are served in a bowl from pasta and soup to ice cream and cereal, but this series focuses more on dinner bowls, meals that are made up of multiple components layered together, not necessarily soup. In this episode, I break down the four basic building blocks to a successful dinner bowl so you can start where you are and use the ingredients your family already likes to add food bowls to your meal plan.Companion Links for This EpisodeThe Swap is back with friends in The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, but only until tonight (Monday, May 6th) at 11:59 p.m. EST. If you want The Swap, don’t sleep on it.If your preferred food in a bowl is soup, listen to The Lazy Genius Makes Soup.Find the five quick and easy rice and ground beef bowl options on the blog.Join me live on Instagram around 12:15 p.m. EST on Thursday to chat about week one of food bowls.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/201923 minutes, 18 seconds
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#106 - The Lazy Sisters Bonus Episode

Have you ever wondered how you can support The Lazy Genius Collective and this podcast? You can become a Patreon supporter, and as a thank you, you get a (really long) monthly episode of The Lazy Sisters Podcast, a show that Kendra does with her little sister, Hannah. It's fun, ridiculous, and the unedited Kendra if you were ever curious about that. Here's a bonus episode of the most recent Lazy Sisters Podcast. If you ever want to hear more or just want to say thank you for The Lazy Genius Podcast, head to Patreon to become a supporter. Thanks and enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/20191 hour, 42 minutes, 22 seconds
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#105 - The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza Part 2

We’re continuing our pizza conversation this week by talking about cheese, toppings, sauce, tools, and how you bake it. If last week’s episode on pizza dough didn’t convince you I’m a nerd over pizza, this one will. I’m realizing I have so much to say that I could have an entire series or even whole separate podcast on pizza. I love it so much and keep learning every time I make it. I hope the more you make it, the more you’ll learn and love it, too!Links You May Find HelpfulJump over to listen to The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza (Part One) if you haven’t listened to that yet.If you want to take cues from my pizza sauce recipe, you can find it on the blog.Thinking about trying caramelized onions on your pizza? Here’s a recipe to make them in the crock pot and on the stovetop (I usually leave out the balsamic vinegar, but that’s just me).Since I make pizza almost every week, it’s important to me to have a pan I love. I use this cast iron pizza pan. My friend Michael believes his pizza steel is best, and my cooking sister Bri McKoy uses a pizza stone. Use whatever makes you happy.Having a pizza peel handy also makes pizza assembly a breeze. I use this wooden one (and store it with my cutting boards). They also make aluminum ones, so again, find what works best for you if you want to invest in one.And as I said last week, a bench scraper is one of the best tools to have in your kitchen. Amen.Bonus tip from Michael — how to make hot honey: Warm up honey in a little pan, add in chopped dried chiles, and warm that together for about 15 minutes on the stove. Then let it cool and put it back in a bottle. He drizzles that on pizzas when they come out of the oven or by the slice and swears by it.Download the transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/201925 minutes, 27 seconds
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#104 - The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza (Part 1)

The only thing that comes close to Change Your Life Chicken in emails and DMs on Instagram is Pizza Fridays. Anytime I post my meal plan for #ItsMealPlanMonday and it says Pizza Friday, I get a ton of DMs asking for my favorite pizza recipe, my favorite pizza stone, my favorite sauce. . .you get the point. Well guys, I’ve done my research, compiled the facts, and now, I’m ready to share everything I know about pizza with you! This week, we’ll talk all things pizza dough. Next week, we’ll talk about sauce and toppings and cooking techniques and everything else.Stuff MentionedFirst things first, don’t let your pizza (or any of your food related plans) suffer from House Hunters Syndrome.My favorite book to learn all the pizza things from is The Elements of Pizza by Ken Forkish.I’ve linked my go to recipes for each dough I mention in this episode here: Neapolitan (crispy and chewy), New York (thicker and more common), Sicilian (thickest, square, and deep dish).Once you get to the kneading and rolling out phase, you may want to consider using a bench scraper to make clean up a breeze.But if you only want to add one new thing to your kitchen and you don’t have a digital scale, get yourself a digital scale. It’s really the only way to go when it comes to weighing ingredients like flour.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/201934 minutes, 37 seconds
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#103 - The Lazy Genius Keeps the Car Clean

Does your van look like a thrift store on wheels? Me too. And I’m okay with that because I choose to be lazy about my car. This week, I’m sharing a few quick tips that help me keep a handle on the stuff in my van, so I don’t lose my mind every time I have to go somewhere. However, if you’re looking for tips on how to keep the exterior of your car clean, keep on searching. I basically have zero to say about it other than I guess it’s good to wash it sometimes?Stuff MentionedKeep the cleaning train going and listen to the Lazy Genius Spring Cleans.I share more thoughts about the cleanliness of my van in Why I Don’t Care that My Van is a Mobile Thrift Store.To manage all the paper trapped in your car, may I suggest listening to The Lazy Genius Organizes Paper?Check out Atomic Habits by James Clear if you want to establish better habits like cleaning the trash out of your car.Sign up for The Latest Lazy Letter to get my monthly newsletter full of podcast recommendations, insider tips, and books….all the books.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/201913 minutes
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#102 - How to Make a Decision with Emily P. Freeman

This week I’m joined by the Lazy Genius Collective mascot, Emily P. Freeman. (Kidding, but not because you can play a drinking game with how many times I talk about her on all the platforms. ) Her new book The Next Right Thing comes out tomorrow, April 2, and what better way to celebrate than to have her on the podcast?! We’re talking about making decisions and how to find peace in those decisions when we don’t have much clarity surrounding them.Companion LinksFollow Emily’s sister The Nester and the Internet’s resident ray of sunshine Bri McKoy on Instagram.Buy Emily’s new book The Next Right Thing, which comes out April 2, or pre-order it today (April 1) and get pre-order bonuses!The three episodes of The Next Right Thing podcast I mention at the end: Learn to Walk in the Dark, Take Off Your Crown, and Let Time Be Your Friend.There's no transcript for this episode.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/201938 minutes, 35 seconds
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#101 - The Lazy Genius Deals with Sickness

We’re finally talking about it, y’all -- how to Lazy Genius sickness. I’m chatting about the essentials that keep us mostly sane while we’re battling it out with germs and cranky kids. And I know what I’m talking about. Our family went through it in the first couple of months of 2019 with two bouts of the stomach bug, the flu, sinus infections, a cold that wouldn’t end… it was rough. The steps I share in this episode made it far less horrible for us, and I hope they do the same for you.Stuff MentionedMy favorite kids gummy vitamins and probiotic gummies.My Sick Kit is made up of: Clorox wipes, grocery bags, a bucket, good tissues, Zycam, and a clipboard for homework or coloring.Some older blog posts that you may not know about: How to Use Trello to Track Your Reading, The Lazy Genius Guide to Food Prep, and When You’re Not Excited About Having a Baby.Follow me on Instagram @thelazygenius. I hang out over there live every Thursday around 12:!5 pm EST.Sign up to receive the Latest Lazy Letter. The next one goes out next week!Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/201930 minutes, 35 seconds
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#100 - Change Your Life Chicken

You guys, we’ve hit 100 episodes! How fun is that?! And the only appropriate way to celebrate, in my opinion, is to deep dive into Change Your Life Chicken! I never thought a chicken recipe would be my legacy, but here we are. This recipe is a staple in my meal plan, and I talk about every step in great detail in this episode. If you’ve never made it before, this episode will make it a regular in your rotation. I’m absolutely sure of it. Stuff MentionedFollow me on Instagram where I spent most of my Internet time. You can always find me there for Meal Plan Mondays and my Instagram Lives on Thursdays.Find the original post on Change Your Life Chicken with all the pictures and steps included.My Instagram highlight of your CYLC experiences.My interview with The Kitchn where I talk about Change Your Life Chicken.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/201927 minutes, 10 seconds
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#99 - The Lazy Genius Feeds a Crowd

It’s finally happening, y’all. I’m telling you how to feed a crowd this week! Or at least, I’m telling you how I feed a crowd and sharing things that are must-dos for me to keep my cool when I open our front door to welcome guests. I’m also sharing four ideas for crowdpleasers that we use at our community group when we host on Sundays.Stuff MentionedFive ways to enjoy making dinner if you want people in your home for a meal, but you’re not loving the idea of cooking it all.Pro tip: add salad dressing to the bottom of your serving bowl if you’re serving salad at dinner. You can listen to the Lazy Genius Makes Salad here.When you’re building your to do list for a crowd, don’t forget to add “make a marinade.”Change Your Life Chicken is a great actual crowdpleaser because you can make as much or as little as you need to feed your people. Plus, it’s Whole30 and Paleo compliant. Learn how to make it here.If you want to grill chicken, here’s how I tackle grilling things.Get breakfast for dinner ideas and inspiration here. The Pioneer Woman’s Thanksgiving breakfast casserole is a good one.If you want to give the Greek feast a try, my favorite lazy hummus is Trader’s Joe but Smitten Kitchen’s recipe is a good one if you want to make it from scratch. I use tzatziki from Smitten Kitchen as well (just add more lemon, dill, salt, and garlic).This pork shoulder recipe is my ride or die. It makes great tacos or nachos.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/201927 minutes, 47 seconds
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#98 - The Lazy Genius Cleans Out the Fridge

We’re talking fridge clean-outs this week on the podcast. This is one of those episodes we wish didn’t exist but also need very badly. We’ll spend a few minutes going over the seven steps to tackling this chore, the tools you’ll need to be successful, and a way to make it happen less often and definitely be less gross.Helpful LinksDon’t sleep on The Meal Plan! I’m closing the doors on it March 7th. If you want to revolutionize your meal planning game this spring, this is it!Here’s the Bizarro Meal Prep method I swear by when using up random ingredients left abandoned in my fridge.How to stock your kitchen to eliminate those straggler ingredients that never get used and tend to make a mess.Join me on Instagram! I’m there live every Thursday around 12:15 pm EST.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/201917 minutes, 34 seconds
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#97 - One Simple Step That Changes Meal Planning Forever

If you’ve been feeling like you’re not making anyone happy at dinner time (including yourself), this episode is for you! I’ve been talking about Brainless Crowdpleasers for a long time around here, but this week I’m breaking the concept down to set you up for success. I’m describing how to determine what counts as a brainless crowdpleaser and just how many people you should be able to feed with one. And I’ll teach you how to build up your list of Brainless Crowdpleasers and how you stock your kitchen based on your list.Helpful LinksThe Meal Plan is available until March 7th. Don’t sleep on this if you want to get your meal planning game in shape before Spring!Follow me on Instagram for Meal Plan Monday ideas, Thursday Instagram Lives, and crowd favorite series You’re Doing Great.Listen to The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen to learn how to stock your kitchen efficiently and effectively.Some of my family’s Brainless Crowdpleasers: Change Your Life Chicken, Magic Instant Pot Curry Rice, and Make Your Own Hamburger Helper.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/201918 minutes, 39 seconds
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#96 - The Lazy Genius Works from Home

Although this is a frequently requested topic, I get that your situation might be very different from mine and from each person listening. I hope this episode is an encouragement on how to think about your own work, whether professional or what makes you feel like a person outside of motherhood, laundry, cookings and all the things.Helpful Links For YouJoin the Lazy Genius mailing list. Don’t sleep on this, y’all. The Meal Plan is coming back!Here’s a starter pack of episodes where I talk about productivity and household chores that you may find helpful: The Lazy Genius Finds the Best Way to Do Things, The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine, The Lazy Genius Tidies the House, and The Lazy Genius and Time Management.Download a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/201926 minutes, 42 seconds
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#95 The Lazy Genius Guide to Marinades

In all the time I spent dreaming and planning for this podcast, I never thought I’d spend an episode talking about marinades. But here we are. My DMs blow up every time I make something with a marinade. You ask, “What’s in that liquid?” You say, “My dinners never turn out like this.” And you worry about things turning out salty. A lot. Well, today we’re talking about creating your own magical marinades that can take an average meal from “meh” to “best meal ever!”Important StuffCheck out the whirlwind of a 24 hours — including receiving a shout out from Pam Beesly Halpert herself —I had on Instagram last week.Listen to the Lazy Genius Buys Meat for ideas and tips on buying things to slather in marinade before cooking.Level up your cooking skills and learn how to cook without a recipe.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/201925 minutes, 27 seconds
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#94 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Freezer Meals

This week, we’re doing math on the podcast. Well, Freezer Math. Freezer Math will help you know how much to cook when you want to stock your freezer. Then, I share the Seven Rules of Freezer Cooking. This is serious business, y’all. So grab your calculator apps and let’s stock our freezers.Links to Help You OutEvery month, I share books I loved, podcast episodes you should listen to, and stuff from me that I don’t share anywhere else in a newsletter. If you’re not on the list, sign up here. The next one goes out on Wednesday.If you need help meal planning before you start stocking your freezer, there’s an episode for that.Maybe you want to start stocking your freezer by stocking up on meat. Here are my words about buying meat.Become a supporter of The Lazy Genius Collective on Patreon. Every month, my sister and I release a special show for Patreon supporters called The Lazy Sisters if that’s your jam.Follow me on Pinterest to find freezer meal recommendations that won’t overwhelm you.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/201922 minutes, 40 seconds
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#93 - Cook Without a Recipe

Are you afraid to go off script on a recipe? Or maybe you’re not afraid, but things never turn out just right when you riff in the kitchen. This week, I’m sharing a handful of concepts that if you understand them in concept will start to change your cooking experience tremendously. I’m not saying you’ll walk away from this episode a master chef, but your confidence and understanding of what can make you become better will definitely change.Companion Links for this Episode:Download my super helpful eBook The Swap all month long to help you make a clear path through your stuff. It’s available through January 31. Have questions? Shoot me an email or send me a DM on Instagram.My favorite cookbooks that teach you the only skills you need to cook: Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat (there’s a new-ish Netflix show of hers by the same name) and The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg.Join me on Instagram on Thursday around 12:15 p.m. EST for my weekly LIVE discussion.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/201923 minutes, 24 seconds
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#92 - Finding a Bedtime Routine For Kids

This week’s topic is one of the most frequently requested topics I’ve received via Instagram DMS and emails, but I know it’s not for everyone at this point in time. If you don’t have kids or they don’t give you trouble at bedtime, feel free to skip this one. But if you do have trouble at bedtime, I go through all the details of our kids’ bedtimes and what works for us and what doesn’t.Helpful LinksIf you don’t have a need for this episode, try listening to The Popcast with Knox and Jamie, The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman, or What Should I Read Next with Anne Bogel.Download my super helpful eBook The Swap all month long to help you make a clear path through your stuff.Routine Roundup Links: Morning Routine, Evening Routine, Skincare Routine, Exercise Routine, Cleaning Routine, etc.If you’re having a hard time getting your little ones to brush their teeth, try listening to Gimlet Media’s Chompers. Two-minute podcast episodes that tell jokes or short stories that are great for kids and holds their attention while they brush.Here’s a similar alarm clock that we use that lights up green when it’s time for the kids to wake up/leave their rooms.Join me on Instagram on Thursday around 12:15 p.m. EST for my weekly LIVE discussion.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/201928 minutes, 51 seconds
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#91 - The Lazy Genius Organizes Paper

Have you ever noticed paper is like a magnet? The more you have laying around the more it attracts. In this week’s episode, I tackle the three biggest problems we have with paper and give you an inside look at how I lazy genius my paper situation at home. Helpful Companion LinksDownload my super helpful eBook The Swap all month long to help you make a clear path through your stuff. If you have questions about The Swap, feel free to DM me on Instagram or shoot me a quick email at [email protected]’s a similar basket option to the one that contains the kids’ art that lives near the art supplies.Join the conversation over at The Lazy Genius Collective Facebook group.Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/201919 minutes, 18 seconds
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#90 - Set the Right Goals Without Fizzling Out

Goal setting can be a dangerous game. We can go overboard and try to do all the things, but when we don’t, we feel like complete failures. This week’s episode, I share three steps to help you move from goal-setting that doesn’t work to a mindset that does so that January starts feeling more exciting than terrifying.Links You May Find Helpful:Listen to last year’s New Year’s episode The Lazy Genius Sets Goals and read How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person.Here’s Emily P. Freeman’s The Next Right Thing podcast (p.s. she’s coming out with a book by the same name in April!).If you feel inspired in the new year to try something new, there’s a Lazy Genius way to do that.Sign up for a free PDF of questions to guide your intentions each month.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/201922 minutes
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#89 - Reset the House Instead of Burning It Down

Tomorrow marks the beginning of 2019, can you believe that?! In today’s episode, I talk about why it’s okay if you don’t have all of your goals and intentions for the year crystal clear by the time the ball drops tonight. And I offer three tips for resetting your home after the holidays in a (mostly) painless way. Stuff Mentioned: Listen to last January’s The Lazy Genius Sets Goals or read How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person if you feel like you need some concrete goal-setting encouragement. For you list makers out there, check out Emily P. Freeman’s “Make the Most Important List” on The Next Right Thing podcast. The Nester recommends taking out everything from a room other than main furniture every now and then to let the space speak its mind and tell you what it wants to be. You can read more about decorating in the right order in her book The Cozy Minimalist Home. Check out my ebook The Swap if you’re hoping to declutter and find a path through your stuff this year. Download a transcript of this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/31/201815 minutes, 53 seconds
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#88 - Refocus Your Christmas Brain

A gentle, loving reminder that you matter this Christmas season. . .even if you feel overwhelmed and those family traditions you care so much about fall apart.Helpful Companion LinksWant to get a jump start on the new year? Listen to The Lazy Genius Sets Goals OR read How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person (or do both)Looking for a bit of rest even though your kids will be home from school for two weeks soon?! Listen to The Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday SabbathThere won’t be a new episode next Monday, Christmas Eve, but you can find me all the time on Instagram @thelazygeniusDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/20183 minutes, 54 seconds
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#87 The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibilty

The holidays can be tough, especially when it comes to managing our expectations when making memories. It doesn’t take much to turn our meticulously planned, yet festive holiday light display route into an awkward car ride with a crying toddler and hot chocolate that’s basically chocolate milk. This week, I’m offering three steps to help you detach your personal value from memory-making success which will help manage the holiday stress.Helpful LinksSign up for my monthly newsletter roundup of all the things I’m loving.If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, listen to The Lazy Genius Rests if you need space in your soul and The Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday Sabbath if you need space in your schedule.Need a calendar overhaul? Read How to Plan Your Holiday Calendar and then embrace the ebb and flow of all the holidays by listening to The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm and create those opening and closing ceremonies you’ve heard me talk about.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/201816 minutes, 15 seconds
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#86: The Lazy Genius Buys Meat

I know, I know. You were probably expecting a holiday-centric episode now that it’s December, but I can’t think of a better way to prepare for the holidays than talking about something that can help make mealtime easier. Even when it’s the holidays, we need to eat regular meals and buy meat. I hope this episode helps give you a clearer path in the grocery store.Links You May Find HelpfulSign up for the Lazy Genius monthly newsletter! The first edition of the monthly newsletter goes out on Wednesday, December 5th.Some of my family’s favorite brainless crowdpleasers that can be made meatless or can help stretch the meat you have on hand: tomato soup and grilled cheese, Indian coconut soup, noodle bowls, bare-bones chicken soup risotto, make your own hamburger helper.Want to look into buying meat at the farmers market? Listen to The Lazy Genius Shops at the Farmers Market.I’ve written many love letters to Kirkland Signature Frozen Meatballs. Maybe you will, too.Download a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/201827 minutes, 17 seconds
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#85: The Lazy Genius Kitchen Reset

We’ve got a short episode for you today, but don’t sleep on it, y’all. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the state of your kitchen and pantry and all of the upcoming holiday baking and cooking, this episode is for you. Give it a listen, and check out some of the other episodes I mention in the links below.Stuff Mentioned:I talk about finding the best list of essentials for your pantry in The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen. Spoiler alert: the best list is made up of the things you actually use instead of what the Internet says you should have on hand.Bizarro meal prep that changes the game (and gets stuff on its last legs out of your fridge!)The Lazy Genius Cooks Chicken, and so can you! Also a companion episode is The Lazy Genius Meal Plans. Get your meal planning on, y’all.Feeling overwhelmed at the idea of hosting a holiday party? Yep, there’s an episode for that.Join our Facebook community! We’d love to talk all things Lazy Genius with you there.Download a transcript of the shortest episode ever. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/26/20188 minutes, 14 seconds
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#84 The Lazy Genius Guide to Lunch

When you think of the words “meal plan,” I bet you think of dinner. But lunch is just as important. This week, I’m talking about ways to find strategies and recipe ideas to make lunch not feel like such a throwaway meal. Plus, there's an exciting new community on the Internet that I think you'll love.Companion LinksThe Wondering Years by my Internet brother and The Popcast’s own Knox McCoyThe Monday UniformPlanetbox lunchboxes (my boys have this one)Listen to this episode if you want to hear me talk about meal matrixesThe Tim Riggins Salad of my dreamsThe Lazy Genius Collective Facebook groupDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/201821 minutes, 37 seconds
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#83: The Lazy Genius Skincare Routine

I’m a big believer in listening to one person for different spaces, and my sister Hannah is that person for skincare. In this week’s episode, I’m sharing what I’ve learned from her over the years and a few of my favorite tried and true products.Companion Links for this Episode:The Lazy Sisters PodcastOur honorary third sister Erin Moon is taking over while Hannah is taking care of a tiny human. Follow her on Instagram for lovely anti-basic shaming pledges and #gnomeonyourhome updates.I’ve rounded up all of the skincare products I use in this blog post.Download a transcript of this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/201823 minutes, 32 seconds
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#82: The Lazy Genius Finds the Best Way to Do Things

We like to do it right. We like to feel like we’re not wasting our time. How do we seek after the best way to do something without being a slave to the process? As the holidays approach, it’s a great time to think differently about how you choose what you choose. Helpful companion links to this episode:For When Systems Can’t Save - a helpful blog post when your brain gets spinnyThe Lazy Genius Does Laundry - an episode on a potential best way to do laundryThe Nester is the one voice I listen to about my home, and her new book Cozy Minimalist Home will change everything for you.The entire podcast is a collection of my best way of doing many things, so scroll through the archive in your podcast app or on the site and listen to an episode that grabs your attention.Download the episode transcript here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/201813 minutes, 21 seconds
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#81 The Lazy Genius and Healthy Eating

Are you tired of keeping up with diets and food trends? Let’s reframe how we view healthy eating and listen to what our bodies are telling us it wants and needs.Stuff MentionedThe Lazy Genius Loses WeightIf you’re here for the healthy eating, I have a suspicion you might be curious about how to Lazy Genius an exercise routineFollow me over on Instagram @thelazygeniusDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/201815 minutes, 10 seconds
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#80 The Lazy Genius Daily Act of Kindness

When was the last time you showed yourself some kindness? And I don’t mean in the Tom Haverford “treat yo self” kind of way. I mean showing yourself a small act of kindness that doesn’t come with qualifiers or require a certain number of checkmarks on your to do list to obtain. Stuff Mentioned Be Kind to Yourself by Andrew PetersonThe Lazy Genius RestsThe Lazy Genius House PurgeThe Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday SabbathMy guiding light Emily P. Freeman who reminds me to sit down on the insideDownload a transcript of this episode  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/22/201811 minutes, 33 seconds
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#79 The Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday Sabbath

It’s mid-October, and I’ve already seen Christmas lights in stores. The holidays are coming, y’all! While they’re full of mostly happy things like baking cookies and seeing family and friends, the holiday season can wear you out if you don’t build in time to rest. Here’s how you can create a practice of Holiday Sabbath this season.Stuff Mentioned:The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday OverwhelmThe Lazy Genius Holiday Game PlanMy thoughts and opinions on rest (and how to do it like a Lazy Genius)Lauren Washer’s instagram post piled high in laundryEasy brainless crowdpleasers Change Your Life Chicken and Make Your Own Hamburger Helper to help you put dinner on the table during your holiday SabbathsDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/201812 minutes, 39 seconds
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#78 The Lazy Genius House Purge

Are you feeling it, too? Are you feeling the itch to get rid of everything and start over? Do you want to make your home feel like fall but have too much stuff in the way? In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to purge the house like a Lazy Genius, how to see our stuff with new eyes, and how to give ourselves a break when we can’t seem to create the space we want.Stuff MentionedDo you need reinforcement for how small steps matter? How to Set Goals like a Normal Person#66 The Lazy Genius Yard SaleI wrote a long post about what kitchen tools are essential. It may help you purge your kitchen.Emily P. Freeman’s The Next Right Thing podcastJohn O’Donohue’s book To Bless the Space Between UsNest Fest details and tickets for October 20th, and I’ll be a special guest at The Popcast Live Show that night, too.Download the transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/8/201816 minutes, 14 seconds
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#77 The Lazy Genius Rests

A couple of months ago, I asked on Instagram what you’d like me to talk about during our times together, and when someone said rest, the likes on that comment started piling up fast. Can we get better at resting? Can we set better goals and push toward resting better? In this episode, we’ll talk about how we need to look at rest differently and then figure out practical ways to actually do it in our regular life.Stuff Mentioned:The Incomparable Emily P. FreemanMy Penny and Sparrow playlist that always calms me downNest Fest details and tickets for October 20thI’ll be a special guest at The Popcast Live Show on October 20th as well. Head over to my Instagram to see how you can win a pair of ticketsDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/201820 minutes, 37 seconds
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#76 The Lazy Genius Meal Plan

We’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t we? We’re finally talking about meal planning! Getting dinner on the table happens most every day, and we’re still surprised it has to happen. Here are three simple steps (plus one exciting announcement) that will help you get dinnertime under control. Stuff Mentioned:The Lazy Genius Stocks the KitchenSalt Fat Acid Heat, this cookbook talks about the principles of creating delicious meals using, you guessed it, salt, fat, acid, and heatMad Hungry, another favorite cookbook which is about feeding families with a focus on the teenagers taking over the reins.The Lazy Genius Meal Plan NotebookDownload a transcript of this episodeNote: In this episode, I mentioned two levels of The Meal Plan. I decided to scrap that. We’re all VIPs, so there’s only one level! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/201819 minutes, 7 seconds
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#75 The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen

We’ve all seen the lists online. Lists of all the foods you should have in your kitchen so that dinner is always close at hand. But if those lists worked, you’d make more dinner more often and be less stressed about it. That’s why we’re going to talk about how to make your own list that works for your family and your lifestyle because I’m guessing a jar of roasted red peppers and grasini don’t make the cut. Stuff Mentioned:The Lazy Genius Shops at CostcoA few of my crowdpleasers: Change Your Life Chicken, Homemade Hamburger Helper, Japanese Curry RiceGraze, my favorite niche cookbookThe Magic Question printableDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/17/201820 minutes, 37 seconds
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#74: The Lazy Genius Takes a Creative Leap

Do you have a creative interest you’ve been putting on the back burner? Maybe you think you don’t have time or you’re not talented enough. Here are 10 steps that will help you kick those thoughts to the curb and take a creative leap! Stuff Mentioned:Hopewriters Stop Collecting Gurus - The Next Right Thing by Emily P. FreemanThe Wondering Years - Knox McCoyThe Popcast with Knox & Jamie - always keeping us educated on the things that entertain but do not matterThe Lazy Genius and Self-CareA Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/201823 minutes, 12 seconds
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#73: The Lazy Genius Buys a Cookbook

Tired of buying a cookbook then never cracking it open? We’re talking about why that may be and how to fix it on this week’s episode. I also offer a fail-proof method of picking out a cookbook that will serve you and your family for years to come.Stuff Mentioned: How to Know if a Recipe Is Any GoodDon’t miss My Favorite Cookbooks post that went live todayAnd it’s sister post My Favorite Dessert Cookbooks Download a transcript of this episodePreorder Shannan Martin’s new book The Ministry of Ordinary Places here. Her previous book Falling Free changed my life, and I will forever recommend her beautiful words. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/3/201819 minutes, 53 seconds
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#72: The Lazy Genius Hosts a Book Swap

Hosting a book swap is a low-key way to meet new people and get some great books in the process. In this episode, we chart the path of a book at a book swap plus talk about food, music, and everything else to have a great party. Curious about how many friends to invite? How to set up the books? How to collect the books in the first place? We cover it all here. Enjoy listening, and if you host your own, don't forget to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #lazygeniusbookswap!Stuff Mentioned:Want to get detailed reviews of every book I read? Join the mailing list here!Annie B. Jones is a favorite IG account for books, and she's a real life bookstore owner! Want a behind-the-scenes look into her life? She was on one of my favorite episodes of Simple if you want another podcast to add to your queue. How to Never Run Out of Food at Your PartyFun music ideas for a chill book swap: Kate Rusby, Gregory Alan Isakov, and the Your Favorite Coffeehouse playlist on Spotify  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/201822 minutes, 37 seconds
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#71: The Lazy Genius Goes to London

Traveling is new to me, but I never want to go anywhere but London again. What an incredible city. In this episode, I share seven regular life lessons I learned from my time in London.If you're interested in more travel details (what I did, what I packed, and how much I hated the flight), head to the show notes. Interested in the watercolor dessert postcards? Make sure you're on my mailing list to hear about the flash sale the minute it opens! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/201819 minutes, 47 seconds
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#70: The Lazy Genius Welcomes Fall

School is about to start, but it's still technically summer. How do we transition between seasons and schedules and stay present and all the things we hope for? Enjoy this episode about welcoming fall without aggressively leaving summer behind.Episodes related to this one:The Lazy Genius Morning Routine (if you need a little routine refresher)The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm (about opening and closing ceremonies)The Lazy Genius Finds a Fall RhythmDownload a transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/201814 minutes, 2 seconds
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#69: The Lazy Genius Summer Detox

August feels crazy because it is crazy. We're one step into summer, one step into fall, and feel like we're going to fall over. Plus, our kids have been with us for 578 years and we need a break. In this episode, let's reset our minds and change our posture a little. It's okay for motherhood to be hard, but it doesn't have to paint the entire picture. If you're home with kids, this episode is especially for you. Related Info to Check Out:#62: The Lazy Genius Summer Mindset#43: The Lazy Genius and Self-Care#38: The Lazy Genius Practices Thankfulness#13: The Lazy Genius Makes a FriendDownload a transcript of this episode  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/6/201821 minutes, 6 seconds
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#68: The Lazy Genius Tries New Things

In this last episode of the summer, I share the gift of trying new things. We're often afraid of failing, but if we fail to build up our Try New Things muscle, those new things we so desperately long for will be harder to find. Hear what I'm working on this summer, what new things have entered my life, and why this summer break is part of that. I hope you try some new things, too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/201810 minutes, 40 seconds
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#67: The Lazy Genius Shops at the Farmers Market

The farmers market is a lovely place, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Do you haggle? Are the farmers mad when you buy from somebody else? How do you know if you like something or not? In this episode, all of your farmers market questions will be answered, and if they're not, join me on Instagram @thelazygenius to ask yours. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/11/201814 minutes, 35 seconds
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#66: The Lazy Genius Yard Sale

Yard sales sound good in theory, but the piles of stuff, mean hagglers, and rainy mornings ruin everything. Is it possible to have a yard sale and not hate the entire process? Definitely. In this episode, you'll be set up for yard sale success from organizing your stuff, signs, haggling, pricing, and everything in between.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/4/201827 minutes, 13 seconds
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#65: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Food

What if you don't have a grill? What if you hate salad? What if your kids run purely on snack bar fries and won't eat anything you make? Let's take a super quick trip down Summer Food Tip Road. Even if you just take one tip from this, that one tip could make a huge difference. Listen in and find one that works for your life.Companion Episodes:The Lazy Genius GrillsThe Lazy Genius Makes a SaladDownload the transcript for this episode!And check out the giant blog post with every summer tip I have! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/28/201812 minutes, 19 seconds
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#64: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Routine

Sure, summer needs a routine but not quite the kind you might think. I'm not pulling a fast one; I really mean a different kind of routine. Listen in to get some new ideas.Companion Episodes:The Lazy Genius Morning RoutineThe Lazy Genius Evening RoutineThe Lazy Genius Fall RhythmDownload a transcript for this episode!Check out Hope*Writers! The membership window closes this week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/21/201824 minutes, 55 seconds
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#63: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Time

We're looking at the summer as one huge batch of time, but breaking it down into categories helps. In this episode, let's look at all the ways you (and your kids) can spend your time so you don't confuse them and always feel tired.Companion Episodes:The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: MindsetThe Lazy Genius and Self-CareThe Lazy Genius and Time ManagementDownload a transcript for this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/201823 minutes, 40 seconds
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#62: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Mindset

Even now in May, summer already feels overwhelming. We want to get a lot done, rest, have time alone and away from our kids, and figure out the perfect balance between structure and freedom. While that balance might not actually exist, a new mindset can certainly help you try. In this, the first episode in a four-part series, we're going to develop a strategy for the summer, and as always around here, we begin with a little reframing. Listen in.Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:Emily P. Freeman, author of four books, including Simply Tuesday that is a lovely reminder of the beauty of smallnessJohn Freeman, husband to Emily and non-profit director who ran that parenting workshop I mentionedthe episode about opening and closing ceremonies around holiday time... the concepts work for summer, toofollow me on Instagram @thelazygenius to meet me live every Thursday around 12:15pm ESTdownload a transcript of the episode if you prefer reading to listening Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/201821 minutes, 22 seconds
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#61: The Lazy Genius Exercise Routine

We need some reframing when it comes to exercise. If you love working out, you might not find this topic necessary. If you think working out is the worst, you're probably girding your loins against the incoming guilt. In The Lazy Genius Exercise Routine, you'll get zero guilt. In fact, I think you'll feel free to approach exercise in a way that makes sense without feeling like you have to look like an Olympian. Stuff Mentioned In the Episode:The Lazy Genius Loses WeightThe Lazy Genius Cleans the HouseDownload the transcript Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/30/201822 minutes, 23 seconds
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#60: The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine

We've talked about how to clean bathrooms and kitchens, how to do laundry, how to spring clean, tidy, and clean our house without hating it. Is there really more to talk about? Actually, yes. In The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine, we figure out how to create an actual routine, a rhythm for keeping your house relatively clean on a relatively regular basis.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/23/201827 minutes, 30 seconds
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#59: The Lazy Genius Evening Routine

A good evening routine sets the stage for the next morning. It's like a game of life dominoes; we just need to knock over the right one. Learn how to slowly build an evening routine that gradually decreases your productive energy and helps you connect with yourself and the people around you.Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:The Universal Guide to Life-Giving RoutineThe Lazy Genius Morning RoutinePlanetbox lunchboxes (my boys have this one)The Lazy Genius Cleans the KitchenSupport the show on PatreonDownload the transcript for this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/201826 minutes, 25 seconds
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#58: The Lazy Genius Morning Routine

When we start the day with the right energy, sometimes things go better than we expect. How we develop a morning routine? Maybe not quite what you expect. Have a listen, and create mornings that make you feel like yourself.Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:The Universal Path to Life-Giving Routine (a blog post that offers the foundation for any routine)The Lazy Genius Loses WeightThe Lazy Genius HomeHow to Set Goals Like a Normal Person (includes the download for the 30 Days of Small Steps)Download the transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/201828 minutes
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#57: The Lazy Genius Guide to Roasting Stuff

Roasting is one of the best skills to have in your cooking arsenal, and there's virtually no actual skill required. You just need a three basic rules and the cheatsheet below. Listen to an episode that is guaranteed to change the ease with which you get dinner on the table. Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:How To Know If a Recipe Is Any Good Change Your Life Chickenbasic sheet pans for roasting (don't forget to check your local restaurant supply store, and also measure the widest pan that will fit in your oven and go with that... more space = more flavor)download the transcript for this episodeDon't forget to grab your free roasting cheatsheet! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/26/201817 minutes, 40 seconds
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#56: The Lazy Genius Makes Salad

Salads made by someone else are almost always better than ones we make ourselves. Let's remedy that, shall we? Learn the three salad rules and how to go from Matt Saracen salad to Tim Riggins salad. Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:stainless steel bowlssalad spinner (holds a lot of lettuce, uses a pump that's easy for people with hand issues or tiny kid hands, super sturdy) kale and mango salad - one of my all-time favorite saladsHow To Tell If a Recipe Is Any Gooddownload the transcript of this episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/19/201832 minutes, 36 seconds
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#55: The Lazy Genius Bakes Bread

Bread is one of the oldest, best foods around. I have no scientific evidence of this, but it feels right. You can't really Lazy Genius bread, but you can start with great principles and have a better chance at great bread sooner than you think.Stuff from this episode:How to Bake by Paul Hollywood // has a stellar chapter on breadThe Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart // great if you want to geek outbench scrapers are necessary for bread and for cleaning up crap under highchairsmy favorite recipe for a loaf of white bread, along with a videodownload a transcript of the episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/201825 minutes, 2 seconds
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#54: The Lazy Genius Makes Soup

Soup is one of the most comforting foods around, but we often just dump everything into a pot and let it simmer for a few hours. There's a better (and quicker) way! Listen to The Lazy Genius Makes Soup and up your soup game big time. And if you want to see the soup-making process in action, check out the video! Helpful links:How to Tell If a Recipe Is Any GoodThe Lazy Genius Loses WeightDownload the transcript for the episodeCheck out The Lazy Sisters Podcast! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/5/201823 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bonus: The Lazy Sisters Podcast Preview

Kendra and Hannah are real life sisters keeping you from real bad choices. The Lazy Sisters Podcast is launching on Patreon this week, and here's a quick preview. I appreciate all of your support for The Lazy Genius Podcast, and this new show is a fun way to say thank you for that support. Head to Patreon to find out more about how you can get more of these episodes and keep The Lazy Genius Podcast going at the same time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/201810 minutes, 9 seconds
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#53: The Lazy Genius Cooks Chicken

Cooking chicken is basically required to be a human, so let's do it right! In this episode, you'll get a rundown of the main cuts of chicken available at the store, what grade I give them, and then a rundown of all the cooking methods you can choose.Stuff from this episode: Change Your Life ChickenThe Lazy Genius GrillsThis is the instant-read thermometer I use. Totally worth the thirteen bucks. If you click that link and buy it, you're magically throwing a few pennies my way. I'm grateful.Download the transcript of the episode, especially if you want to quickly refer back to a particular cooking method and remember how to do it!Don't forget that The Swap closes February 28th! Get a handle on your stuff before spring hits, and you'll thank your future self.Interested in learning more about The Lazy Sisters Podcast? Check out our Patreon page.Don't miss out on the chicken cheatsheet! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/26/201845 minutes, 2 seconds
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#52: The Lazy Genius Spring Cleans

Spring cleaning is just doing the things we don't do on a regular basis, and you don't have to reserve a horrible weekend to make it happen. In this episode, figure out the three steps to doing spring cleaning the Lazy Genius way. Mentioned in the episode:The Swap: The Lazy Genius Guide to Decluttering for LifeThe Lazy Genius Guide to Cleaning the HouseThe Lazy Genius Does Laundry Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/201824 minutes, 56 seconds
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#51: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Bathroom

Mentioned in the episode:The Lazy Genius Guide to Cleaning the HouseThe Lazy Genius Does LaundryThe Lazy Genius Cleans the KitchenDownload the transcript of this episodeThe Swap: The Lazy Genius Guide to Decluttering for Life Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/201820 minutes, 9 seconds
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#50: The Lazy Genius Tidies the House