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Episode 18: Crap-Free Holidays

The holidays can be wonderful but let’s be honest, there’s also a lot of crap, be it emotional or physical. Gift-giving unfortunately is often fueled by obligation, and the more is better trap can loom large during the holidays. In Episode 18 of Edit Your Life, Asha and I share 9 ideas for how to relax the craziness around gifts — without tamping down generosity — and keep the physical crap to a minimum. It’s […]

Episode 17: Guilt-Free Family Get-Togethers

Family guilt and drama around the holidays is an annual source dread for many people. For some, it’s the logistical problem of seeing many people (and sometimes traveling) on a compressed timeline. For others, the holidays come with baggage and expectations, especially with extended family. In Episode 17 of Edit Your Life, Asha and I share about our family get-together rituals pre- and post-kids + 9 tips for getting over the guilt and shaping your own family […]

Episode 16: Less is More Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week, friends, and if you haven’t yet had a chance to wrap your head around the planning, don’t worry one bit! In Episode 16 of Edit Your Life, Asha and I share 8 tips for how to de-stress your Thanksgiving, focusing on how to help you simplify the holiday, reduce your to-do list, and be mindful about your choices, so you can enjoy the holiday more. Give a listen — we’d love […]

Episode 15: Dare To Live Better

Do you struggle with fear and self-doubt? Do you want to feel braver and stronger in life? Do you want to edit away the things that hold you back? In Episode 15 of Edit Your Life, I interview Erin Dullea, life coach and founder of 52 Dares. Erin and I talk about bringing consciousness to life choices, how to move towards a fuller (not busier) life, what holds women back, the overthinking muscle, how to bring […]

Episode 14: Weekday Dinner Solutions

Modern day dinners are far from Rockwellian. More typically, they involve a revolving door of family members tired and hungry after a busy day, with parents who likely are lacking in motivation or sheer minutes to do a ton of prep work. Fear not! In Episode 14 of Edit Your Life, Asha and I share 9 tips for weekday dinner solutions, related to planning (don’t be afraid, this is totally minimalist planning!), efficiency, execution, outsourcing, […]

Episode 13: Raising Readers (Guilt-Free!)

Reading ought to be fun, but can sometimes be a stressful topic for parents. In Episode 13 of Edit Your Life, I interview Amy Mascott, co-author of Raising a Rock-Star Reader, a nonjudgmental book loaded with quick tips for busy parents. Listen in to hear: why you need not correct your kids’ speech, a clever way to teach kids literacy using your phone (what?), how to help reluctant readers, how to balance your own reading time and […]