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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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James Watson

I love it https://lol-beans.com

Dec 30th
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rory gehman

Loved it... https://www.gtaportal.org/

Dec 27th
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Amin

hi. i recently cheked out some of the transcripts and i realized that they are imperfect and incomplete, i mean you left many sentences untranscribed. please fix this, some ppl do need fully trascribed episodes to be able to follow up and get everything.

Dec 25th
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Amin

an american podcast with transcript for each episode!!! that's freaking awesome. I've been literally looking for sth like this for 2 years. i can't thank you enough♥️

Dec 25th
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Emilie Lancour

I love to have a zero inbox and so one of my things is delete what needs to be deleted, or respond to the things that can be responded and then delete that or I move it to a "to-do" folder which are messages that need to be handled or have been put on the other person to respond but do not need to be in my inbox any longer. I then review that folder a couple times a week for what needs attention or be deleted if it's been done.

Oct 17th
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Duncan Dee

THIS was the piece I needed, after (mind blown) reading The Lazy Genius Way. Thank you. Is there anywhere you post the full process of Lazy Genius-ing people's problems, to help us layfolks out here get a better idea of the scope and how the principles are applied?

Sep 14th
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ID25574873

New listener, 6 years late! At 14:58, you said Nick Flora was the first person you’re interviewing for the podcast - I’m just curious if this was recorded before the first episode that you had your best friend on? Or is it a matter of format, or that she was a close friend and Nick isn’t? (I can’t help noticing the discrepancy.)

May 4th
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ID22146701

So happy about hearing Hannah!! Yay!!!

Apr 1st
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Beth Sabat

I've had a similar experience picking up a car internationally, so my genius husband bought me a charging block that I always travel with to prevent not being able to charge my phone, so calamity averted. also when traveling internationally you need to know how to change the settings on the car's GPS (if you are fortunate to get) so you can understand the language. lastly, for international travel, Google translate is your best friend! love your ideas and tips! BTW my daughter lives in Winston-Salem as well.

Feb 12th
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Emilie Lancour

once a year I take out all of the clothes that are to the left of a yellow neon hanger. I move the hanger then to the right of all of my clothes that are still in my closet As I wash and wear things throughout the year they end up on the right side of the hanger. I know at the end of that year I have gone through holidays celebrations seasons and everything and if I have not worn something in a year it gets donated to a friend. if something is worn but not dirty enough to put in the laundry basket I hang it on a hanger and then put the hanger in my closet backwards so I know the next time I take it out that it needs to go in the laundry.

Jan 31st
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Death Doula ☠

I'm a stacker of books. 💯

Nov 5th
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Death Doula ☠

Self-care defined as things that make you feel like yourself. ❣️

Nov 5th
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Shal Loftin

hi

Jun 2nd
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K. Smith

I disagree about no foods being negative.

Mar 6th
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Jasmine Underland

first of all, I love you! Your book is "saving my life right now". I just need to tell you that Thai food does not in fact involve peanuts. Americanized Thai food does, but not authentic Thai food. My husband is 1/2 Thai and this is how I know. 😁

Jan 14th
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Nic

so helpful, thank you Kendra! completely new way of thinking about goal setting, I love this!!

Nov 29th
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Timilyn Renee-Towers Downey

Well said, Kendra. Thanks for being willing to talk about what matters and for reminding us all to be human.

Nov 2nd
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Genevieve S

The first episode I checked out was Routines. I am now going to binge listen. As I do the insane work of motherhood in this insane time, this is really going to help.

Aug 30th
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Jennie Kaderabek

when a new episode comes out, it's on top of my listen list. make your life easier, your way.

Jul 24th
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heidi miller

I'm kinda laughing here... welcome to the homeschool Mama's world.

Apr 27th
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