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Episode 141: Fall Check-In

Fall has been full of contradictions and transitions (and plenty of joy), so we thought this would be a good moment to pause and check in with what’s going on beyond the podcast. In Episode 141 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha give listeners a window into their lives right now. They share what’s going on at home and work, how they’re approaching self-care, and what they’re especially looking forward to this Fall.

Episode 140: Raising Good Citizens with Rana DiOrio

During this divisive moment in our country, how do we model good citizenship for our kids? In Episode 140 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Rana DiOrio, co-author of the forthcoming book What Does It Mean to Be American? Rana shares what inspired her to write the book, what she felt was missing in the children’s book publishing market, and how books can open the door to two foundational aspects of good citizenship: inclusivity and empathy.

Episode 139: Nurturing Your Friendships

Our friendships are precious, but they can also be crowded out by the intensity of work, family, and stress. The good news? The first step toward reversing that dynamic is simply to notice it, and friendships can be nurtured through small doses of time and attention. In Episode 139 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha reflect upon friendship, how it has changed as their kids have gotten older, and share 8 crowdsourced ways to treasure and celebrate your friends.

Episode 138: Everyday Stress Management

Between Fall transitions, triggering news headlines, and the general pace of work and life, many of us are battling debilitating levels of stress. And while a relaxing day at the spa sounds nice in theory, it’s not something everyone can (or wants to) carve out time or money for, and it doesn’t address the need for daily stress management. In Episode 138 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and I share 8 practical, totally doable everyday stress management tactics that are working for us.

Episode 137: Talking to Kids About Sexual Harassment [Rebroadcast]

The allegations of sexual assault against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh shined a painfully glaring light on the importance of discussing sexual harassment and abuse with kids.

In Episode 137 of the Edit Your Life podcast, we rebroadcast Christine’s interview with Nora Gelperin, Director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth. She shares down-to-earth advice about how to talk to kids about sexual abuse: what it is, how to recognize it, and how to protect themselves.

Episode 136: Dreaming Big & Making Change with Amy McGrath

On November 6, Americans will have the opportunity to vote for a record number of women running for public office. One who burst onto the scene last year is former fighter pilot and mother of three Amy McGrath, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th US House district.

In Episode 136 of Edit Your Life, we rebroadcast Christine’s November 2017 interview with Amy. In this wide-ranging, personal conversation, Christine and Amy talk about finding and using your voice, how best to support kids, the pivotal moment that prompted Amy to run for Congress, and how she’s juggling the demands of family life while on the campaign trail.