Edit Your Life

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With the arrival of Spring, COVID vaccines, and school changes, many of us are trying to wrap our heads around a shifting social landscape. More people? More normality? Maybe even less Zoom? In Episode 229, Christine and Asha talk about how to revive and rethink friendships as we navigate safety concerns and potential social awkwardness. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
The joke is, adulting is no joke. And it is, in fact, the case that there’s way more to adulting than the typical five markers of adulthood (finish education, get a job, leave home, marry, have kids). In Episode 228, Christine talks to Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the new book “Your Turn: How To Be An Adult,” about how to get beyond learning basic adulting skills to the power of wanting to be an adult and having to adult. Christine and Julie talk about vulnerability, perfectionism, people pleasing, and more. + + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
While COVID-19 vaccinations are top of mind right now, there’s another crucial vaccine parents of adolescents + young adults really need to know about: the vaccinations for meningococcal disease (a/k/a “meningitis”). In this bonus episode, Christine talks about why meningitis prevention matters with Dr. Len Friedland, a dad, pediatrician, and research scientist who serves as Vice President, Director Scientific Affairs and Public Health, for GSK Vaccines. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Online classes, emailed homework, interrupted friendships, cancelled activities—these are the hallmarks of the COVID school year. But as we acknowledge the losses, are there ways to uncover the successes? In Episode 227, Christine and Asha talk about pandemic schooling. They discuss this school year in the context of growth, reframe the skills kids are gaining, and share some unexpected bright spots as spring approaches. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
One of the big scarcities people feel is time; there never seems to be enough of it. In Episode 226, Christine chats with time management and productivity expert Laura Vanderkam. Christine and Laura talk about how to reframe your perception of time, Laura’s favorite time management tactics, early morning productivity, and self-care. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Books are magical. They can provide inspiration, escape, relief, and so much more. In Episode 225, Christine and Asha talk about how reading is grounding them during these uncertain times, sources for book inspiration, and books that have captivated their attention. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
When academic metrics are so front and center in today’s culture, how do we raise a population of strong, healthy kids who are more than just grades on paper? In Episode 224, Christine talks to Dr. Michele Borba about her new book, Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. Christine and Michele talk about the cultural obsession with striving, the key character strengths that will help kids become thrivers, why examining core assets and addressing “attention robbers” matters, and how and where overwhelmed parents can get started on the journey to raise kids who will thrive. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Right now, while everything continues to be so hard and our world is so limited, focusing on the small comforts can be incredibly powerful. In Episode 223, Christine and Asha talk about the power of learning to perceive tinier bits of comfort and share the everyday things that are bringing them happiness and comfort these days. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
We get it; talking about race and privilege can be difficult. We’re here to help. In Episode 222, Christine is joined by the incredible Amber Coleman-Mortley, whose “hugs and truth” approach to communication is basically what all of us need. Christine and Amber talk about approaching and understanding privilege and whiteness, framed around the actions of centering empathy, creating space for others, and learning about other cultures.
We’ve entered a new calendar year, which means we’ve now been living COVID-constrained lives long enough to learn some new ways of doing things. In Episode 221, Christine and Asha talk about small and large ways they have made better use of their physical space in the face of everyone being at home 24/7. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Everyone wanted a fresh start with 2021. But New Year’s optimism was quickly replaced by fear, uncertainty, and anger in the wake of domestic terrorism on January 6. In Episode 220, Christine and Asha talk about how to take small, concrete steps to ground yourself and your family during a time that continues to leave us all feeling unmoored and out of control. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Well friends, we have a fun holiday surprise for you! We decided to close out this crazy year with something different; something that embraces imperfection, gives you a window into our silly sides, and hopefully gives you a laugh as we close out this tumultuous year. Welcome to our first (and hopefully not last) Edit Your Life blooper reel! + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
We’re just a couple of weeks out from the end of 2020, a time when many people are likely thinking, FINALLY, THIS YEAR IS ALMOST OVER. In Episode 219, the last official episode of 2020, Christine and Asha reflect on this year of many feelings. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
We have landed at the mother of all holiday months; a time that people typically gather in churches, synagogues, homes, or somewhere else. In Episode 218 Christine and Asha talk about what they learned from their Thanksgiving experiences, and how to navigate holiday grief and joy, including what they’re embracing and leaning into this holiday season. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Post-election, Christine and Asha both feel like they have more bandwidth for entertainment and learning. In Episode 217 they share what they’re reading, watching, and experimenting with creatively and educationally. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
The last couple of months have been especially intense (#understatement). In Episode 216 Christine and Asha offer a look behind the curtain of how things went down for them around the election. They talk about Election Day (which looked very different for each of them), the emotional roller coaster that followed, where they were when the election was called, and where their heads are at now, looking forward. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
There are so many things that can get in the way of self-care, and the times when tending to our physical and emotional wellbeing feels impossible is often when we need it the most. In Episode 215 Christine and Asha talk about why self-care is so hard, how to make it happen, accountability challenges, and ideas for self-care in different forms. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Halloween signals the first of the fall/winter holidays that we’re navigating for the first time amidst a global pandemic. There’s a palpable sense of loss for many families, yet it’s also possible to have a fun, silly holiday while prioritizing safety. In Episode 214, Christine and Asha share their thoughts on celebrating Halloween during COVID-19 and maintaining touchpoints with holiday normalcy in a safe, simple way. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Distance learning is no joke, and everyone’s experiences are so different depending upon where you live, available tech resources, and your employment situation. What used to be a more common experience is no longer like that. In Episode 213, Christine and Asha talk about how distance learning is going in their households and share tips for how to tune into the small and large details that will help make distance learning more manageable. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
One thing that has not changed through the pandemic is that we’re still eating. And prepping a lot. And tweaking systems. And feeling tired about cooking. While also needing to, you know, keep eating. The need to both simplify meals AND encourage food independence among family members has never been greater. In Episode 212, Christine and Asha talk about creating + tweaking systems, their hits and misses with outdoor dining and takeout, and simple fall food tips. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Wow, the world is A LOT right now. Joan Baez famously said, “Action is the antidote to despair,” yet the space in between—that moment between despair and action—can sometimes feel so big. In Episode 211 Christine and Asha talk about the importance of being quiet amidst hard times, and how to take really small steps to move from a space of despair to one of action. + + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Being vulnerable and sharing yourself can be difficult, whether in person or on social media. In Episode 210 Christine talks with Laura Tremaine (host of the podcast 10 Things To Tell You and author of the forthcoming book Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First. 10 Questions to Take Your Friendships to the Next Level) about sharing as an antidote to loneliness, the challenges women face sharing, how to handle critics, establishing sharing boundaries around family, and ninja friendship tips. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Well hello there fall...and Asha is back from her summer sabbatical! In Episode 209 Christine and Asha check in about their summers then share updates about back-to-school season, family, work, election activism, how they’re coping during the pandemic, and where they are finding fun in life. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
Many people feel daunted by the recommendation to be creative. But there’s no need; creativity comes in many forms and often the opportunities are right around you and don’t involve money for supplies. In Episode 208, Christine chats with Lucrecer Braxton about tapping into creative fierceness; how to carve out time and find creativity around you. They also talk about the intersection of creativity and activism, the pros and cons of side hustles, and favorite resources. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
We’re in the thick of back-to-school season; who could have predicted a year ago how stressful it would be? Christine talks to Dr. Robyn Silverman about the current level of doom, gloom, dread, and confusion families are facing and how to navigate back-to-school season amidst the global pandemic. Christine and Robyn talk about focusing on kids’ strengths, managing expectations this fall, how to handle the social/emotional piece for kids, how to build relationships with teachers you and your kids likely won’t see much in person, and how to talk to kids about uncertainty. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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Edit Your Life Show
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Aug 5th, 2015
Latest Episode
Apr 8th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
233
Avg. Episode Length
38 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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