The Lazy Genius Podcast

By Kendra, The Lazy Genius

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Subscribers: 1929
Reviews: 6
Episodes: 342

Anna
 Oct 12, 2021

lml
 Jan 8, 2020
just great in every way - practical, relatable, and clever - I love the way Kendra encourages me to rethink even the most simple of tasks (e.g. buying groceries)

stacy
 Jul 1, 2019
love this podcast and kendra! practical, great wisdom that's easy 😊

Cara Thompson
 Jan 9, 2019
I can't miss an episode of Kendra's! She is truly a genius in the things that matter, and her tips help and inspire me so much.

Tara
 Sep 27, 2018
I LOVE this podcast! So many good, practical tips and I can actually listen to the whole thing in one sitting! Highly recommend

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Part systems expert, part permission giver, Kendra Adachi, The Lazy Genius, is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

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#316 - How to Not Bummer Your Summer
23:09

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.


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May 29, 2023
#315 - Lazy Genius Office Hours!
36:18

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!


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May 22, 2023
Bonus: The Disney World Episode
21:58

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.


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May 18, 2023
#314 - Put On Your Summer Face
35:08

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.



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May 15, 2023
#313 - 10 Questions for the Start of the Summer
35:37

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.



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May 08, 2023
#312 - My Favorite Chapter from The Lazy Genius Kitchen
28:40

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.


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May 01, 2023
BONUS: Sisterhood, Songwriting, and Vulnerability Hangovers with Joseph
38:29

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.



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Apr 27, 2023
#311 What's Saving My Life Right Now Presented by KFC and Acast Creative
27:26

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.


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Apr 24, 2023
#310 - How to Pivot Around Any Obstacle
26:09

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. 



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Apr 17, 2023
#309 - The Friendship Episode, Part Two with Laura Tremaine
38:54

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.


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Apr 10, 2023
#308 - The Friendship Episode, Part One with Laura Tremaine
34:55

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.


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Apr 03, 2023
#307 - A More Helpful Way to Look at Spring Cleaning
28:40

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.


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Mar 27, 2023
BONUS: How to be a Person, Part Two with Aundi Kolber
51:37

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.


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Mar 23, 2023
#306 - What We Need to Have More Fun
29:15

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.


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Mar 20, 2023
#305 - Dinner Permission with Ali Slagle
32:11

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.


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Mar 13, 2023
#304 - How to Rest When You’re Caring for Everyone Else
23:27

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.


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Mar 06, 2023
#303 - The 10 Most Helpful Episodes From the Last Two Years
21:16

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.


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Feb 27, 2023
#302: The Lazy Genius Guide to Basketball
33:35

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. 


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Feb 20, 2023
#301 - How to Kindly Navigate a Changing Body
31:49

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.


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Feb 13, 2023
#300 - How to Lazy Genius Meal Prep
26:53

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.


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Feb 06, 2023
#299 - What’s Saving My Life
26:30

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.


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Jan 30, 2023
#298 - How to Keep Up with Household Habits
21:16

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.


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Jan 23, 2023
Bonus: The Lazy Sisters Answer Your Questions
38:53

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. 


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Jan 19, 2023
#297 - 5 Steps for More Ease at Work
37:40

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!


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Jan 16, 2023
#296 - How to Lazy Genius Your Habits
27:26

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.


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Jan 09, 2023
#295 - How to Start Fresh Without Starting Over
33:50

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.


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Jan 02, 2023
Bonus: How I Read 120 Books This Year
17:19

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.


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Dec 29, 2022
#294 - How to Celebrate Your Own Birthday
18:53

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.


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Dec 26, 2022
#293 An Easily Forgotten Holiday Reminder
15:21

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.


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Dec 19, 2022
#292 - How to Enjoy the Last Two Weeks of the Year
26:42

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.


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Dec 12, 2022
#291 - Your Path to an Easier December
19:28
Dec 05, 2022
#290 - Managing Your Holiday Home
20:17

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.


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Nov 28, 2022
#289 - How to Lazy Genius Holiday Expectations
24:28

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.


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Nov 21, 2022
#288 - How to Make the Rest of 2022 Easier
21:56

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.


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Nov 14, 2022
Bonus: How to Decorate for the Holidays with The Nester
29:56

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.


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Nov 10, 2022
#287 - How I’m Making Dinner Easier for the Rest of the Year
13:07

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.


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Nov 07, 2022
#286 What’s Saving My Life
25:42

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.


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Oct 31, 2022
#285 How to Parent When Kids Constantly Change
15:52

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.


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Oct 24, 2022
Bonus: How to Find a New Relationship Rhythm
55:52

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.


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Oct 20, 2022
#284 - How to Lazy Genius Email
23:21

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. 


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Oct 17, 2022
#283 What It Really Means to be a Neighbor with Shannan Martin
41:32

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.


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Oct 10, 2022
#282 - How to Have People Over to Eat
20:17

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.


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Oct 03, 2022
Bonus: How to Lazy Genius the Start of a New Month
13:00

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. 


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Sep 29, 2022
#281 How to Get Dressed Without Losing Your Mind
37:22

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.


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Sep 26, 2022
#280 - How to Find Your Personal Style
28:41

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. 


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Sep 19, 2022
#279 - How to Fix Dinner When You’re Never Home
21:15

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.


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Sep 12, 2022
#278 - How to Manage Your Time This Fall
29:06

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.


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Sep 05, 2022
#277 - How to Connect with Friends More Regularly
33:17

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.


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Aug 29, 2022
#276 - How to Pack Lunch for Work
25:42

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.


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Aug 22, 2022
#275 - What’s Saving My Life Right Now
23:18

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.


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Aug 15, 2022
#274 - The Back to School Starter Pack
17:19

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.


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Aug 08, 2022
#273 - How to Cross the Summer Finish Line
10:40

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.


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Aug 01, 2022
Bonus: How to Transition Your Routine From One Season to Another with Ashley Brown
31:58

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!


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Jul 28, 2022
#272 The Complete Guide to Seasonal Ceremonies
17:47

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.


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Jul 25, 2022
#271 - How to Fix Summer Dinners
24:00

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.


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Jul 18, 2022
#270 - A 2022 Midsummer Pep Talk
21:24

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.


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Jul 11, 2022
#269 - How to be a Tourist in Your Hometown
18:01

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.


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Jul 04, 2022
Bonus: The Lazy Sisters' Season Passes
45:44

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.


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Jun 30, 2022
#268 - 10 Summer Reading Ideas for Your Kids
16:26

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. 


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Jun 27, 2022
#267 - Find Your Summer Reading Rhythm
29:19

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.



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Jun 20, 2022
#266 - How to Lazy Genius a Summer at the Pool
28:40

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.


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Jun 13, 2022
#265 - How to Come Home from Vacation
27:29

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. 


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Jun 06, 2022
#264 - What Should Be In Your Bag?
26:56

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.


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May 30, 2022
Bonus: What’s the Deal with Bestseller Lists?
21:22

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.


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May 26, 2022
#263 - How to Still Have a Weekend
24:16

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.


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May 23, 2022
#262 Answers to The Magic Question That Paid Off
21:49

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.


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May 16, 2022
#261 - The Recipe Decoder
25:45

 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.


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May 09, 2022
#260 - Let’s Lazy Genius Your Kitchen
20:39

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.


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May 02, 2022
#259 - 5 Steps to Lazy Genius Anything
14:31

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.


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Apr 25, 2022
Bonus: Moms Don't Have Time with Zibby Owens
23:29

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.


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Apr 21, 2022
#258 - The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You Need
28:09

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.


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Apr 18, 2022
#257 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Work-Life Balance
27:04

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.


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Apr 11, 2022
#256 - How to Make Time for Fun
22:42

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.


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Apr 04, 2022
#255 - How to Name What Matters
20:32

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!


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Mar 28, 2022
#254 - Chores I Do Every Day
28:08

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.


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Mar 21, 2022
#253 - How to Give Yourself Permission with Kate Bowler
32:17


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.


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Mar 14, 2022
Bonus: Sister Speed Dating with The Lazy Sisters
49:02
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.

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Mar 10, 2022
#252 - How I Choose New Recipes
19:00

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.


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Mar 07, 2022
#251 - What's Saving My Life Right Now
22:30

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.


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Feb 28, 2022
#250 - How I Make This Podcast
25:48

 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.


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Feb 21, 2022
#249 - How We’re Lazy Geniusing the Boat Situation
29:13

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.


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Feb 14, 2022
Bonus: How I Lazy Genius Air Travel
24:26

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.


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Feb 10, 2022
#248 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Easier Travel
19:42

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.


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Feb 07, 2022
#247 - What to Do Now to Make Spring Cleaning Easier Later
21:14

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.



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Jan 31, 2022
#246 - 5 Essential Mindsets for Time Management
18:01

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.



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Jan 24, 2022
#245 - How I Personally Meal Plan
23:54

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.


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Jan 17, 2022
Bonus: How to Listen to Your Body with Dr. Hillary McBride
40:11

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.


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Jan 13, 2022
#244 - How to Choose the Right Lazy Genius Principle for You
23:25

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.


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Lazy Genius of the Week: Paula Kay Myers

Love 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.




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Jan 10, 2022
#243 - Lazy Genius Questions for the Start of 2022
24:52

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.


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Jan 03, 2022
#242 - What I Learned In My 40th Year
24:17

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.


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Dec 27, 2021
Bonus: Your Holiday Horror Stories
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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.

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Dec 23, 2021
#241 - A Quick Holiday Pep Talk
15:36
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.

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Dec 20, 2021
#240 - How to Plan a Personal Retreat
14:08

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. 



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Dec 13, 2021
#239 - Five Lessons Learned From Soup (No, Really!)
15:34

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.



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Dec 06, 2021
#238 - How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like It
18:30

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. 



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Angela 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.




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Nov 29, 2021
Bonus: The Lazy Genius Guide to Understanding Football
25:20

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.


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Nov 24, 2021
#237 - A Quick Word Before Thanksgiving
14:21

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.


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Nov 22, 2021
#236 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now
26:04

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.


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Nov 15, 2021
#235 - When You Disagree on What Matters
16:46

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.


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Nov 08, 2021
#234 - 10 Rules for Holiday Gift Giving
21:28

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.


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Nov 01, 2021
#233 - Three Things to Continue Racial Peacemaking
20:57

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.



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Oct 25, 2021
#232 - How to Hold Your Own In Conversations You Know Nothing About
25:47

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.



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Oct 18, 2021
#231 - What I Learned During Covid Quarantine
26:49

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.


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Oct 11, 2021
#230 - How to Feel Like a Person with Aundi Kolber
45:48

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.



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  • Learn more about Aundi’s work on her website and follow her on Instagram @aundikolber
  • Get 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.


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Oct 04, 2021
#229 - How to Magic Question the Rest of 2021
22:39

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.



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Sep 27, 2021
#228 - 5 Ways to Organize Your Books
18:46

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.



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Sep 20, 2021
#227 - How to Know What to Read Next with Anne Bogel
34:01

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.



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Sep 13, 2021
#226 - How Batching and Bags Can Get You Out the Door
20:26

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.



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Sep 06, 2021
#225 The Shoe Episode
26:36

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.


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Aug 30, 2021
#224 - When Things Don’t Go According to Plan
17:51

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.


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Aug 23, 2021
#223 - The Lazy Genius Gets Out the Door
28:27

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.


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Aug 16, 2021
#222 Taking Care of Yourself As the World Opens Up
24:52

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.


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Aug 09, 2021
#221 - Get Your Back-to-School Life Together
20:48

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.


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Aug 02, 2021
#220 - Kendra Answers Your Burning Questions
21:40

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).


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Jul 26, 2021
#219 - A Midsummer Pep Talk
16:34

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.


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Jul 19, 2021
#218 - Let’s Talk About the Body, Part Two
21:41

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.


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Jul 12, 2021
#217 - Let’s Talk About Your Body, Part One
21:41

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.


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Jul 05, 2021
#216 - Navigating Siblings Who Fight
28:43

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.



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Jun 28, 2021
#215 - Hospitality on the Fly
21:40

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.


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Jun 21, 2021
#214 - Your Guide to Summer Meals
16:20

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.


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Jun 14, 2021
#213 - Create a Summer Reading Club
20:58

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.


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Jun 07, 2021
#212 - A Guide to Summer House Rules
24:28

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.


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May 31, 2021
#211 - How to Plan a Summer Day
17:12

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.


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May 24, 2021
#210 - How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Screen Time
14:53

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.


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May 17, 2021
#209 - How to Keep Your Surfaces Clear
18:36

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.


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May 10, 2021
BONUS: A New Way to Think About Money with Rachel Rodgers
27:09

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.


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May 06, 2021
#208 - Essentializing Your Phone Apps
22:02

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.



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May 03, 2021
#207 - The 15 Moments That Shaped the Lazy Genius
33:53

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!


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Apr 26, 2021
#206 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Buying Great Gifts
21:41

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.


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Apr 19, 2021
#205 - How to Lazy Genius a Wedding
22:50

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.


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Apr 12, 2021
#204 - How to Rally on a Bad Day
18:10

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.


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Apr 05, 2021
#203 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now
26:29

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.


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Mar 29, 2021
#202 - Revisiting Your Morning Routine
19:28

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.


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Mar 22, 2021
#201 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Moving
26:25

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.


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Mar 15, 2021
#200 - The Lazy Genius Starter Kit: 20 Episodes That Will Immediately Change Your Life
23:00

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.



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Mar 08, 2021
#199 - 7 Ways to Get Out of a Dinner Rut
18:33

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. 


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Mar 01, 2021
#198 - How to Lazy Genius Your To-Do List
14:58

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.


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Feb 22, 2021
#197 - How to Navigate a Faith Crisis
50:15

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.


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Feb 15, 2021
#196 - How to Lazy Genius Adult Screen Time
30:20

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.


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Feb 08, 2021
#195 - Creating Your Own Holiday When There’s Nothing To Look Forward To
16:06

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.


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Feb 01, 2021
#194 - From Selfies to Politics: How to Share Yourself Online with Laura Tremaine
1:03:33

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!

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Jan 25, 2021
#193 - What I Want To Do in My 40th Year
23:40

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.

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Jan 18, 2021
#192 - What To Do Before Reorganizing Your Home
9:26

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.

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Jan 11, 2021
#191 - Naming What Matters in 2021
21:16

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.

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Jan 04, 2021
#190 - My Favorite Discoveries of 2020
22:22

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.


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Dec 28, 2020
#189 - A Pep Talk for the Final Stretch
11:23

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.

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Dec 21, 2020
#188 - How to Lazy Genius a Pandemic Cookie Exchange
18:05

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. 


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Dec 14, 2020
#187 - Rethinking Opening Ceremonies
14:57

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.


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Dec 07, 2020
#186 - A Pep Talk for Not Knowing
10:28

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.

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Nov 30, 2020
#185 - How to Think About Holiday Photos
25:26

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.


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Nov 23, 2020
#184 - Find Your Holiday Decorating Personality
14:43

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.

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Nov 16, 2020
BONUS: Lazy Geniusing Advent with Tsh Oxenreider
24:51

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. 

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Nov 12, 2020
#183 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Spices
16:08

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.

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Nov 09, 2020
#182 Loving People You Disagree With
21:08

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.


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Nov 02, 2020
#181 - The Instant Pot Episode
27:45

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.

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Oct 26, 2020
#180 - A Pandemic-Friendly Halloween
15:24

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.

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Oct 19, 2020
#179 The Lazy Genius Stores Recipes
17:17

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.


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Oct 12, 2020
#178 - How to Start a Hobby
15:42

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!


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Oct 05, 2020
#177 - The Lazy Genius Plans a Day
19:32

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.


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Sep 28, 2020
#176 - Why Fall Reading Might Not Be Working For You
23:34

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.

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Sep 21, 2020
#175 - How to Create a Cozy Space
27:57

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. 

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Sep 14, 2020
#174 - Try a Meal Formula this Fall!
15:33

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.

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Sep 07, 2020
#173 - What Is Your List-Making Personality?
18:36

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. 

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Aug 31, 2020
#172 - Resurrecting Routines
29:04

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.

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Aug 24, 2020
#171 The Ten Things Saving My Life Right Now
16:11

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!

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Aug 17, 2020
Bonus: Lazy Geniusing a Morning Routine with Erin Moon
39:28

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!

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Aug 11, 2020
#170 - How to Lazy Genius Anything
31:19

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!

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Aug 10, 2020
#169 - Audiobook Sneak Peek
25:14

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.”

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Aug 03, 2020
Bonus: Introduction to The Lazy Genius Way
14:35

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.

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Aug 01, 2020
#168 - How to Go Back to School
19:37

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?

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Jul 27, 2020
Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Teenagers with Kristen Howerton
32:00

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.

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Jul 24, 2020
#167 - How to Make the Perfect Playlist
20:36

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.

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Jul 20, 2020
#166 - Book Launching 101
20:33

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.

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Jul 13, 2020
#165 - The Lazy Genius Packs for a Trip
12:29

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.

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Jul 06, 2020
Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Dinner with Kate Strickler
29:53

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.

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Jul 01, 2020
#164 - The Summer Meal Formula
20:54

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. 

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Jun 29, 2020
#163 - The Magic of Daily Sheets
13:32

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.


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Jun 22, 2020
#162 - A Peek Inside The Lazy Genius Way
25:05

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.

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Jun 15, 2020
Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Staycations with Courtney Cleveland
27:26

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.

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Jun 12, 2020
#161 - A Summer Reading Pledge
22:49

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.


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Jun 08, 2020
#160 - Wear Makeup Like a Lazy Genius
12:48

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.


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Jun 01, 2020
#159 - The Magic of Closing Ceremonies
13:28

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.


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May 25, 2020
#158 - Staying In Touch When You Can’t Touch
25:35

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?

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May 18, 2020
#157 - What Does It Mean to Take Care of Yourself?
9:47

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. 

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May 11, 2020
#156 - How to Clean the House When Everyone Is Inside It (Part 2)
19:33

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. 

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May 04, 2020
#155 - How to Clean the House When Everyone Is Inside It (Part 1)
20:40

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.

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Apr 27, 2020
#154 - How to Add Freshness to Repetitive Meals
10:27

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.

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Apr 20, 2020
#153 - Time Management When Time Makes No Sense
18:52

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.

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Apr 13, 2020
#152 - Reading in Odd Circumstances
18:46

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. 

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Apr 06, 2020
#151 - The Lazy Genius Eats Outside
10:52

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.

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Mar 30, 2020
#150 - A Pep Talk for Being Stuck
14:52

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.

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Mar 23, 2020
#149 - Name What You're Good At
13:07

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.

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Mar 16, 2020
#148 - Making Memories Like a Lazy Genius
18:28

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.

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Mar 09, 2020
#147 - Should You Do a Capsule Wardrobe?
21:53

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.

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Mar 02, 2020
#146 - Feeding Picky Kids
24:47

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.

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Feb 24, 2020
#145 - How to Hire a Housecleaner
16:10

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.

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Feb 17, 2020
#144 - How to Lazy Genius a Girls Night
18:52

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.

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Feb 10, 2020
#143 - Your Body Is Not Flawed
8:10

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.

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Feb 03, 2020
#142 - Living Without Food Rules
24:01

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.

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Jan 27, 2020
#141 - What to Read This Winter
17:48

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.

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Jan 20, 2020
#140 - Time to Create Your Winter Dinner Queue
19:54

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.

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Jan 13, 2020
#139 - How to Plan Your Time This Winter
13:16

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.

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Jan 06, 2020
#138 - A Goals Pep Talk
3:50

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.

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Dec 30, 2019
#137 - A Christmas Pep Talk
3:36

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!

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Dec 23, 2019
#136 - Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset
14:17

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.

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Dec 16, 2019
#135 - Nailing Your Holiday Vibe
13:04

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.

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  • Background 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.
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Dec 09, 2019
#134 - How To Be Happy With the Gifts You Give
13:16

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.

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Dec 02, 2019
#133 - Ten Helpful Thanksgiving Strategies
13:50

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.

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Nov 25, 2019
#132 - Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions
17:38

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.

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  • This 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.
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Nov 18, 2019
#131 - The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey
18:58

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.

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Nov 11, 2019
#130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything
22:59

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. 

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Nov 04, 2019
#129 - How to Holiday Road Trip
16:03

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 Mentioned

  • See 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.
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Oct 28, 2019
#128 - How to Escape the Fall Frenzy
11:44
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.



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Oct 21, 2019
#127 - The Lazy Genius Chooses a Planner
19:35

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.

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Oct 14, 2019
#126 The Lazy Genius Guide To Grocery Shopping
18:19

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. 

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Oct 07, 2019
#125 - The Lazy Genius Asks for Help
17:26

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.

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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...


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Sep 30, 2019
#124 - The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan
19:17

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.

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Sep 23, 2019
#123 - The Lazy Genius After School Routine
17:58

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.

 

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Sep 16, 2019
#122 - What I Hope to Read This Fall and Why
10:55

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.

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Sep 09, 2019
#121 - How to Build a Fall Dinner Queue
9:30

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.

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Sep 02, 2019
#120 - The Lazy Genius Plan for Fall Routine
16:04

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.

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Aug 26, 2019
#119 - Plan Your Opening Ceremony
9:53

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.

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Aug 19, 2019
#118 - The Enneagram Part Two: How to Make Sense of Yourself
21:50

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 Resources

  • Join 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. 
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Aug 12, 2019
#117 - How to Lazy Genius Kid Chores
17:58

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.

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Aug 05, 2019
#116 - How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Clothes
22:59

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.

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Jul 29, 2019
#115 - Present Summer, Prepared Fall
20:51

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.


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Jul 22, 2019
#114 - The Truth About Your Enneagram Number
31:18

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.

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Jun 24, 2019
#113 - The Lazy Genius Does Laundry Updated!
11:50

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.

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Jun 17, 2019
#112 - Grasping for Summer Routine
23:09

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.

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Jun 10, 2019
#111- What I’ll Be Cooking This Summer
28:27

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.

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Jun 03, 2019
#110 - Summer Reading Plans 2019
21:25

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.

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May 27, 2019
#109 - Food in a Bowl: Hacks and How-To’s
16:59

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.

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May 20, 2019
#108 - Food in a Bowl: Flavors
24:29

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.

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May 13, 2019
#107 - Food in a Bowl: Basics
23:18

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.

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May 06, 2019
#106 - The Lazy Sisters Bonus Episode
1:42:22

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. 

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Apr 29, 2019
#105 - The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza Part 2
25:27

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!

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  • Jump 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.
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Apr 22, 2019
#104 - The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza (Part 1)
34:37

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.

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Apr 15, 2019
#103 - The Lazy Genius Keeps the Car Clean
13:00

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?

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Apr 08, 2019
#102 - How to Make a Decision with Emily P. Freeman
38:35

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.

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Apr 01, 2019
#101 - The Lazy Genius Deals with Sickness
30:35

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.

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Mar 25, 2019
#100 - Change Your Life Chicken
27:10

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. 

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Mar 18, 2019
#99 - The Lazy Genius Feeds a Crowd
27:47

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.

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Mar 11, 2019
#98 - The Lazy Genius Cleans Out the Fridge
17:34

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.

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Mar 04, 2019
#97 - One Simple Step That Changes Meal Planning Forever
18:39

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.

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Feb 25, 2019
#96 - The Lazy Genius Works from Home
26:42

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.

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Feb 18, 2019
#95 The Lazy Genius Guide to Marinades
25:27

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!”

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Feb 11, 2019
#94 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Freezer Meals
22:40

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.

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Feb 04, 2019
#93 - Cook Without a Recipe
23:24

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.

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Jan 28, 2019
#92 - Finding a Bedtime Routine For Kids
28:51

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.

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Jan 21, 2019
#91 - The Lazy Genius Organizes Paper
19:18

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.

 

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Jan 14, 2019
#90 - Set the Right Goals Without Fizzling Out
22:00

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.

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Jan 07, 2019
#89 - Reset the House Instead of Burning It Down
15:53

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.

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Dec 31, 2018
#88 - Refocus Your Christmas Brain
3:54

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.

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Dec 17, 2018
#87 The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibilty
16:15