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The Lazy Genius Podcast

Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. From laundry to cooking chicken to making new friends, Kendra is here to welcome you into an easier way.

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#204 - How to Rally on a Bad Day

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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Get a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (or request it from your library!) to learn all about the LG principles.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Chelsea K. Stanley with her Decide Once Chickfila reward points system.Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2021-04-05
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#203 - 10 Things Saving My Life Right Now

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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The Ginger Smoothie recipe I shared on Instagram. I?m @thelazygenius, by the way.You can listen to the episode about my skincare routine here that?s a couple years old, or you can hop on the list to receive the Latest Lazy Letter and read about what I?m using now later this week.The Lazy Genius Asks For Help (spoiler alert: you don?t have to be in crisis to ask for help)The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk (affiliate link)Winter Sun, Calling Spring, and Breezy Instrumental (or just follow me on Spotify if you want)The Lazy Sisters Podcast on PatreonShare Your Stuff, I?ll Go First by Laura Tremaine (affiliate link)If you haven?t read it yet, pick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way at your favorite bookseller or your local library.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Wendy Toops-Lauer with her Decide Once Pannukakku Sundays.Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2021-03-29
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#202 - Revisiting Your Morning Routine

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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The Lazy Genius Morning Routine from 2018The Universal Path to Life-Giving Routine (the original blog post that offers the foundation for any routine)My conversation with Erin Moon about morning routines was the most downloaded episode of 2020. Listen to it here.Instagram is where I hang out the most online, so I?d love for you to join me over there @thelazygenius.If you haven?t read it yet, pick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way at your favorite bookseller or your local library.Our Lazy Genius of the Week is Danielle Barham with her reminder to clear your counters before picking up your groceries.Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2021-03-22
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#201 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Moving

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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Find all of the Lazy Genius principles in my book, The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link).Follow along on Instagram @thelazygenius to provide feedback on this episode setup. Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2021-03-15
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#200 - The Lazy Genius Starter Kit: 20 Episodes That Will Immediately Change Your Life

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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Get The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link) and have all 13 principles on hand at a moment?s notice.Episode #17: The Lazy Genius Cleans the House and episode #60: The Lazy Genius Cleaning RoutineEpisode #19: The Lazy Genius Gets DressedEpisode #21: The Lazy Genius Does LaundryEpisode #32: The Lazy Genius Cleans the KitchenEpisode #34: The Lazy Genius Organizes a HomeEpisode #37: The Lazy Genius Budgets (Pro tip - check out Chelsea Brennan over at the Smart Money Mamas, too)Episode #40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionEpisode #48: The Lazy Genius and Time ManagementEpisode #51: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Bathroom (Pro tip - follow @gocleanco on Instagram)Episode #76 - The Lazy Genius Meal PlanEpisode #77: The Lazy Genius RestsEpisode #80: The Lazy Genius Daily Act of KindnessEpisode #91: The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperEpisode #119: Plan Your Opening CeremonyEpisode #124: The Lazy Genius Weekly PlanEpisode #142: Living Without Food RulesEpisode #143: Your Body Is Not FlawedEpisode #160: Wear Makeup Like a Lazy GeniusEpisode #196:
2021-03-08
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#199 - 7 Ways to Get Out of a Dinner Rut

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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Bri McKoy is a delight and a magician in the kitchen.Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2021-03-01
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#198 - How to Lazy Genius Your To-Do List

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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Don?t know your list-making personality? I got you. Listen to episode #173.Here?s an episode from last year on how a Lazy Genius plans a day.And here are some words on time management from the archives if you?re interested.Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2021-02-22
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#197 - How to Navigate a Faith Crisis

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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If you missed our conversation about Erin?s morning routine last summer, you can listen to it here.Learn more about Erin?s Lent Guide here. (And you can get 15% off using code LAZY)  

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2021-02-15
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#196 - How to Lazy Genius Adult Screen Time

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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Order a copy of The Lazy Genius Way (affiliate link)My IGTV on how to make time for what matters or you can find all the Lazy Genius Instagram things here @thelazygeniusDownload a transcript of this episode  

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2021-02-08
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#195 - Creating Your Own Holiday When There?s Nothing To Look Forward To

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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Episode #191: Naming What Matters in 2021Listen to BJ Novak on The Tim Ferris ShowI hang out on Instagram @thelazygenius more frequently than anywhere else on the Internet.Download a transcript of this episode  

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2021-02-01
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#194 - From Selfies to Politics: How to Share Yourself Online with Laura Tremaine

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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For Greensboro locals, check out Chez Genese?s new Family Dinner Subscriptions.Preorder Laura?s new book Share Your Stuff. I?ll Go First., which comes out February 2nd.You can learn more about Laura?s book here or by visiting her website here. And you can find her on Instagram @laura.tremaine.And if you?re looking for another podcast to listen to after you finish this episode, I highly recommend her show 10 Things To Tell You.  

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2021-01-25
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#193 - What I Want To Do in My 40th Year

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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Check out episode 191 Naming What Matters in 2021 if you missed it.Preorder Share Your Stuff. I?ll Go First by my friend Laura Tremaine.Renovation of the Heart by Dallas WillardThe doors to Camp21 open on Thursday, January 21st! Check it out here.Download a transcript of this episode.

 

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2021-01-18
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#192 - What To Do Before Reorganizing Your Home

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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Pick up a copy of The Lazy Genius Way to learn all about Lazy Genius Principles and how they can help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don?t.Check out The Lazy Genius Store where you?ll find The Swap, The Clean Slate, The Meal Plan and The Holiday Docket.Download a transcript of this episode.

 

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2021-01-11
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#191 - Naming What Matters in 2021

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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Emily P. Freeman offers us many invitations to look back and see what matters to us. If you?re unfamiliar, you can listen to her podcast The Next Right Thing here, buy her book by the same name here, or order her brand new Guided Journal here.I talk about a lot of Lazy Genius principles in this episode, which are in my book. You can buy a copy of The Lazy Genius Way here.Download a transcript of this episode.

 

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2021-01-04
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#190 - My Favorite Discoveries of 2020

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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Join me over on Instagram (@thelazygenius) for more of my favorite discoveries.Two podcast episodes by others that offer a great perspective on reflection: The Next Right Thing: Walk At Your Own Pace and 10 Things To Tell You: 10 Questions for the End of the YearHear more about the Daily Delete from Miss Freddy in this recent Lazy Genius episode.Olive & June asked me to curate a collection for them, and I haven?t been okay since. (And here?s my review on Instagram)Hear me say words about skincare in The Lazy Genius Guide to Makeup and The Lazy Genius Skincare Routine. P.s. the brand I mention is Sunday Riley Good GenesThe ultimate lounge set: Vuori joggers and Richer Poorer robeTV Shows: Schitt?s Creek and What We Do in the ShadowsPOV Comedians on Instagram: @lukemillingtondrake, @hicaitlinreilly, @dmichaelburke, and @vinn_ayySoma Vanishing 360 Perfect Coverage braDownload a transcript of this episode.

 

 

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2020-12-28
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#189 - A Pep Talk for the Final Stretch

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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2020-12-21
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#188 - How to Lazy Genius a Pandemic Cookie Exchange

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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My favorite book about gathering people is Priya Parker?s The Art of GatheringCanva is a great resource for designing invitations, cards, or cookie tags if that sounds fun to youThe Magic Question (and all of its Lazy Genius principle friends) live in my book The Lazy Genius WayA few cookie recipes hosted here on The Lazy Genius Collective: ?I Want Them Now? Chocolate Chip Cookies, My Absolute Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, Cumberbatch Cookies, Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies That are GF, Vegan and Mostly Refined SF, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip CookiesDownload a transcript of this episode  

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2020-12-14
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#187 - Rethinking Opening Ceremonies

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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Here are a few past resources on opening and closing ceremonies: Plan Your Opening Ceremony and The Magic of Closing Ceremonies.Grab a copy of The Lazy Genius Way if you haven?t yet to learn the 13 Lazy Genius principles.Join me over on Instagram @thelazygenius for real-life Lazy Genius.Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-12-07
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#186 - A Pep Talk for Not Knowing

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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Here?s where you can find all of my Spotify playlists, including the nine holiday-themed ones I made last yearSign up to receive the Latest Lazy Letter, which goes out this WednesdayThe Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman (p.s. her guided companion journal comes out in January!)Download a transcript of this episode  

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2020-11-30
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#185 - How to Think About Holiday Photos

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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Get 20% off Miss Freddy?s Backup Bootcamp using the promo code LAZYGENIUSSnag an idea or two from Miss Freddy?s photo gift ideas blog post.Follow Miss Freddy on Instagram or check her out online at her website.Get The Lazy Genius Way for yourself or as a gift this holiday season.Pinhole Press is a great resource for photo gifts1 Second Everyday App  

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2020-11-23
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#184 - Find Your Holiday Decorating Personality

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.

Stuff Mentioned Grab a copy of Myquillyn?s latest book Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round (pro tip: stock up when it goes on sale and use them as teacher gifts!) A few Lazy Genius holiday greatest hits episodes: Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset, Nailing Your Holiday Vibe, The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibility, Refocus Your Christmas Brain How to Decorate for the Holidays Without Punching Someone in the Face Download a transcript of this episode  

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2020-11-16
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BONUS: Lazy Geniusing Advent with Tsh Oxenreider

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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Get your copy of Shadow and Light by Tsh OxenreiderVisit Tsh?s website to get a peek inside the book and for other Advent resources like her playlist and weekly art piecesYou may like Tsh?s podcast, The Good List, and her newsletter, Books and Crannies

 

 

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2020-11-12
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#183 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Spices

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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Here?s a guide to spices by cuisine that can help you as you determine what needs to be in your spice cabinet.Lazy Genius Change Your Life ShawarmaDownload a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-11-09
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#182 Loving People You Disagree With

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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A great resource that has helped me in my life is Pantsuit Politics Podcast and their book I Think You?re Wrong But I?m ListeningEmily P. Freeman?s episode on How to Stay Grounded During Election Season on her podcast The Next Right ThingListen to my conversation with Scott the Painter about loving well when you disagree over on Instagram.An older episode of The Lazy Genius Podcast that is one of the most downloaded episodes to date: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family TensionThe Liturgists Podcast with Hillary McBride and William MatthewsThe Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon HarperDownload a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-11-02
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#181 - The Instant Pot Episode

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.

Stuff Mentioned Windblown Grateful studs are back for a very short time! You can get a pair here. The Instant Pot I own and use My Magic Instant Pot Curry Rice recipe Tools and Resources I use and love: Coco Morante?s two cookbooks The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook and The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook; tongs; kitchen thermometer; metal steamer basket Buy a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Way! Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-10-26
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#180 - A Pandemic-Friendly Halloween

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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2020-10-19
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#179 The Lazy Genius Stores Recipes

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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Plan to Eat digital recipe organizer or try Evernote to create your own systemThe Lazy Genius Plan Your Hot Dogs notebookFollow me on Instagram @thelazygenius to get a peek at how I store my recipes this weekDownload a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-10-12
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#178 - How to Start a Hobby

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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Both versions of my chocolate chip cookie recipe if you want it (trust me, you do): ?I Want Them Now? version and the original 72-Hour version.The bread book I?m using for my bread baking hobby this year.Get your copy of The Lazy Genius Way or grab one for a friend!Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-10-05
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#177 - The Lazy Genius Plans a Day

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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The IGTV video I mentioned in the episode.Grab a copy of The Lazy Genius Way here for yourself or for a friend!Join me over on Instagram this Thursday around 11:30 a.m. ET because I?ll be going through The Holiday Docket!Be a Lazy Genius VIP and get yourself on my mailing list!Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-09-28
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#176 - Why Fall Reading Might Not Be Working For You

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.

Helpful Companion Links If you?ve read and loved The Lazy Genius Way, consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. If you haven?t read it, you can pick up a copy here. Book voices you can trust: Anne Bogel from What Should I Read Next, Jaime from Absorbed in Pages, Green Lights from The Popcast, or visit your local indie bookstore (which you can find here). Books I?m reading: Grateful by Diana Butler Bass, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Books on my Non-Fiction TBR stack: Shalom Sistas by Osheta Moore, The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning, Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison, and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson Books on my Fiction TBR stack: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jesmisin, The Space Between Worlds by Michaiah Johnson, and The Shadows by Alex North Join me over on Instagram if you haven?t yet where I talk books from time to time. Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-09-21
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#175 - How to Create a Cozy Space

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. 

Stuff Mentioned Preorder Myquillyn Smith?s new book Welcome Home and claim your preorder bonuses before Tuesday, September 15th. Her other books in order of release are The Nesting Place and Cozy Minimalist Home. Myquillyn?s guest appearance on The Next Right Thing podcast hosted by the one and only Emily P. Freeman. Follow me over on Instagram to see my story highlight where I walked through my entire cozy home process. Download a transcript of this episode.

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2020-09-14
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#174 - Try a Meal Formula this Fall!

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.

Helpful Companion Links The original meal formula episode from this past summer and the actual formula if you want to see it Leave a comment on an LG recipe if you?ve tried it and loved it or saying how you changed it up for your people. Here are some of my favorites for quick access: Change Your Life Chicken, Change Your Life Shawarma, King Biscuits, Trashy Tamales, Fearless Chicken Tikka Masala, The Chickpea Bowl, and Homemade Hamburger Helper Join me over on Instagram @thelazygenius to see behind the scenes kitchen stuff and Meal Plan Monday Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-09-07
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#173 - What Is Your List-Making Personality?

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. 

Stuff Mentioned There?s still time to join us for Book Club! Grab your guide and tune in on Thursday nights here. Some helpful list-adjacent LG content: How to Bullet Journal, The Lazy Genius Guide to Planners, and The Lazy Genius Chooses a Planner Download a transcript of this episode  

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2020-08-31
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#172 - Resurrecting Routines

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.

Helpful Companion Links Leave a review on Apple Podcasts right here. Buy a copy of The Lazy Genius Way for yourself or a friend! Hear me and Erin Moon talk more about morning routines in a bonus episode from a few weeks ago. Other routine-themed LG resources you might find interesting: The Universal Path to Life-GIving Routine (blog post), Lazy Genius Morning Routine, Lazy Genius Evening Routine, Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine, and more. Get all the details about The Lazy Genius Way Book Club, which starts Thursday! Join me on Instagram @thelazygenius for everyday Lazy Genius content (it?s where I?m active the most!). Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-08-24
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#171 The Ten Things Saving My Life Right Now

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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In a turn of events that no one expected, least of all me, I?m a nail polish person. I ride or die for Olive & June nail polish.

Having a summer meal formula is saving me this summer. I talk about that idea here and share my own here.

 I was influenced by Bri McKoy to get these joggers even though they cost around 80 dollars. For sweatpants. But my life is changed and here we are.

My beloved Penny and Sparrow have a new album out.

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2020-08-17
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Bonus: Lazy Geniusing a Morning Routine with Erin Moon

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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The Lazy Genius Way is out now! Get your copy today from your favorite bookseller!Erin

 

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2020-08-11
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#170 - How to Lazy Genius Anything

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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Preorder The Lazy Genius Way before midnight tonight (Monday) to claim your preorder bonuses!

Missed the episode on How to Go Back to School? Catch up here.

Details on opening and closing ceremonies and what they can be for you and your family.

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2020-08-10
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#169 - Audiobook Sneak Peek

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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Preorder either the print or audio version of The Lazy Genius Way and claim your preorder bonuses before August 11th!

 

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2020-08-03
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Bonus: Introduction to The Lazy Genius Way

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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My book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder! You can find all the details here. Don?t sleep on it, you guys. Preorder bonuses end on August 11th!

 

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2020-08-01
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#168 - How to Go Back to School

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?

Helpful Companion Links Preorder The Lazy Genius Way and get the entire Lazy Genius Library for free just for preordering. Details here! Previous episodes that are Back to School adjacent: What Does It Mean To Take Care of Yourself?, The Lazy Genius Works From Home, and Plan Your Opening Ceremony. Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-07-27
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Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Teenagers with Kristen Howerton

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.

Stuff Mentioned You can find Kristen on Instagram here and buy her book Rage Against The Minivan here. My book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder! You can find all the deets here.  

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2020-07-24
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#167 - How to Make the Perfect Playlist

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.

Helpful Companion Links Playlists I?m proud of: nine curated Christmas playlists plus my Quarantine Groove list for the summer. My sister Hannah makes seasonal playlists for our patrons over on our Patreon show The Lazy Sisters. My buddy Bri McKoy is also a bomb playlist maker. Check her out on Instagram. Here?s my profile on Spotify for easy access. Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-07-20
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#166 - Book Launching 101

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.

Stuff Mentioned Preorder The Lazy Genius Way and get the entire Lazy Genius Library for free just for preordering. Details here! If you missed the episode A Peek Inside The Lazy Genius Way, you can listen to it here. My thoughts on goals and goal-setting: Quit Setting Stupid Goals, How I Handle Screwing Up My Goals, A Goals Pep Talk, and The Lazy Genius Sets Goals. If you?re interested in being part of a community, check out Hope*Writers. They open their doors to new members three times a year. Download a transcript of this episode.

 

 

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2020-07-13
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#165 - The Lazy Genius Packs for a Trip

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.

Stuff Mentioned Haven?t preordered The Lazy Genius Way yet? You can do that right here and claim your bonuses! My bonus episode with Courtney Cleveland from All the Best Days on Lazy Geniusing staycations. You can get her packing list here. There are only a few more days to join the book launch team! If you haven?t applied yet, you can do so here! Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-07-06
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Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Dinner with Kate Strickler

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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You can find Kate on Instagram @naptimekitchen or on her blog at www.naptimekitchen.com.

My book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder! You can find all the deets here.

 

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2020-07-01
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#164 - The Summer Meal Formula

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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2020-06-29
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#163 - When to Relax the Rules

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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I first mentioned Daily Sheets in How to Lazy Genius Kid Chores (episode 117) and I misspoke in the episode by calling it The Lazy Genius Plans a Day. It?s really The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan.Preorder your copy of The Lazy Genius Way out August 11, 2020 (and get fun preorder bonuses!).Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-06-22
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#162 - A Peek Inside The Lazy Genius Way

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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2020-06-15
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Bonus: Lazy Geniusing Staycations with Courtney Cleveland

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.

Stuff Mentioned Here?s where you can find Courtney Cleveland: her personal Instagram and All The Best Days Instagram. You can get her packing list here. My book, The Lazy Genius Way, is available for preorder (and there?s a free sample available here right now)!

 

 

 

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2020-06-12
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#161 - A Summer Reading Pledge

?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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Books mentioned in this episode: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, The Enneagram of Belonging by Chris Heuertz, The Green Ember by S.D. Smith, The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek, Enter Wild by Carlos Whittaker, I?m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown, Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, The Lazy Genius Way by me!Movies mentioned in this episode: The Black Power Mixtape, The 13th, and When They See UsPodcasts mentioned in this episode: 1619, Melanated Faith, and ThroughlineRo Williams Brann on Instagram, and her recommendations for the summer: The Colors of Us by Karen Katz and This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe.A Kids Book About Racism (back-ordered) but you can follow them on Instagram here.Download a transcript of this episode.  

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2020-06-08
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