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Episode 165: Non-Spa Self Care

Self-care is more than pedicures and herbal tea. It includes the stuff that may not be relaxing (or even pleasant) in the moment but is foundational to your health and well-being, and therefore your happiness. In Episode 165, Christine and I get real about our own self-care track records, and offer gentle encouragement to prioritize the self-care tasks that rarely make it onto the “treat yourself” lists.

Episode 164: Back-To-Work Survival Tips

Returning to work after you’ve had a baby is NUTS. It can feel like we’re expected to do all the things for work, baby, and home (often times self isn’t even in the equation) while in a major state of sleep deprivation. In Episode 164 Christine welcomes mom of twins + podcast producer Jessica Alpert (our first ever guest host). Christine and Jessica talk about back-to-work survival tips for day care logistics, outsourcing, self + relationship care, and the financial long game.

How to have a better Mother’s Day this year

I was walking home after dropping my daughter off at school. It was the Monday after Mother’s Day. My Portland neighborhood was outrageously floral (as it usually is this time of year). The air smelled sweet and petals glowed in the blooming trees.

A block past the playground, I ran into a friend heading the same direction, and we fell into step. “How was your Mother’s Day,” I asked, casually.

“I hate Mother’s Day,” she replied.

UGH.

Episode 162: Socially Conscious Spending with Jane Mosbacher Morris

“Voting with our wallets” sends powerful signals to the marketplace about our values and priorities, and has a real impact on lives around the world. In Episode 162 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Jane Mosbacher Morris, founder of the ethically-sourced shop To The Market and co-author of the new book, Buy The Change You Want To See.

Christine and Jane talk about the paths that led to Jane’s work, simple ways to edit your spending to be socially conscious, how not all factories are equal or evil, and Jane’s favorite small and large brands who are doing business well.