The Wit & Delight Podcast is hosted by founder Kate Arends. Each week we discuss where life and style intersect and how the choices we make (both big and small) can help us find empowerment, self-discovery, and beauty in unexpected places.
We'll Be Back Soon With Something New
We've been recording The Wit & Delight Podcast for one year and this project has been one of the highlights of the past twelve months for me. Now that we know the podcast space a bit more and can see the content you resonate with most, we are going to press pause and reframe our format.
We're coming up with an exciting new way to think about the episodes we bring to you and new ways to showcase our guests. Stay tuned for a completely fresh concept we'll be releasing this spring!
In the meantime, feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com with any questions, and follow along with everything we're up to at witandelight.com and on Instagram at @witanddelight_.
We'll see you back here before you know it!
44 - How to Adopt Intuitive Eating for the Whole Family with Jennifer Anderson
Today we're talking with Jennifer Anderson, MSPH, RDN of Kids Eat in Color, which provides advice and tools to get your kids eating (and enjoying!) a wider variety of foods, specifically vegetables.
In our conversation, we talk about food rules and picky eaters. We dive into all of the ways we impose different kinds of behaviors onto our children, ourselves, and other people in our lives about how we eat, what we eat, and how much we eat.
I've been practicing intuitive eating for the past year and it's completely changed the way I listen to my body. I've been looking for ways to help my kids eat from a more intuitive place—to better advocate for when they're full and what they like—and to help them enjoy mealtime a little bit more. My conversation with Jennifer provided so much insight into how to do just that. I hope you find it as helpful as I have!
Find Jennifer on Instagram @kids.eat.in.color
Find Kids Eat in Color on Amazon
Read more about Jennifer's background, advice she'd give to others, and what a day in her life looks like on Wit & Delight.
FREE Resources from Kids Eat in Color
Veggie Exposure Shopping List and Menu TemplateA Guide on How to Help Your Child Try a New FoodAdditional Resources from Kids Eat in Color
Real Easy Weekdays Menu SystemBetterBites: A Therapeutic 4-Week Program for Families with Picky Eaters
43 - The Importance of Perseverance in the Face of Adversity with Christy Laurence
Today I'm talking with Christy Laurence, the CEO and founder of Plann, an app that Wit & Delight uses to manage our Instagram accounts every single day. I spend a ton of time on Instagram, and this app has made my life so much easier. It's allowed me time to do more of what matters to me most on Instagram, which is connecting with people.
Plann was founded in 2016 and it's a business that grew out of a traumatic personal experience. Christy bootstrapped the business to seven figures in only twelve months. Used by over 1.5M+ brands in over 160+ countries, Plann has ranked in the top 800 grossing apps in the world, has a website visited by millions, and has a loyal customer base.
Christy's story is one of perseverance and focus. Today she's sharing how she built her business from the ground up, how she incorporated self-care into her life after an intense health scare, and tips for how to optimize your content on Instagram.
You can find Christy on Twitter at @ChristyLaurenc3 and on Instagram at @christyladylaurence. PLANN can be found at www.plannthat.com.
42 - How To Make a Relationship Work When You're "Not Compatible"
I recently asked our Wit & Delight audience on Instagram what relationship questions they had for my husband Joe and me, and the responses flooded in. In this episode, Joe and I dive into topics surrounding money, therapy, communication and dealing with conflict, and how our relationship changed after having kids.
We answer a number of your questions, including:
- How can I have faith to try marriage again after a very bad one?
- How do you manage money together?
- How do you deal with situations that arise from communication mishaps?
- Did you ever stop believing in true love at any point (before you met, obviously)?
- How do you handle "funks" or feeling disconnected after a second baby?
- Have you ever done couples therapy?
We get really honest about both the difficulties and highlights of our relationship and offer advice for people in similar situations.
As promised in the episode, here are some photos that showcase Joe's doppelgänger, Harrison Ford: one and two.
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Follow Joe @hellojoepeters
FIND MORE ON THE BLOG
- The Most Important Questions You Need to Ask Before Moving in Together
- Joe's Advice on Dating, Compromise, Effective Communication, and More
- Love, Marriage, and Second Chances
41 - How to Deal with SAD
It’s 2020, and high time we stop minimizing mental health issues. So why do so many people joke about having seasonal affective disorder? Sometimes universal emotions like sadness are likened to the symptoms of mental illness, which really doesn’t help us understand, connect, or seek treatment when we’re suffering.
It’s important to clarify and understand this first: Sadness is a normal human emotion.
We experience sadness our entire lives and will continue to for our remaining time on earth. We tend to be sad about something—triggered by an event, a circumstance, a thought. This also means that the state of being sad changes; it comes and goes with time once we’ve processed the triggering event. But sadness on its own is different than a more serious mental health disorder. Yes, it is a huge bummer when the holiday season ends, but a prolonged state of depression that begins to occur as we march toward the shortest day of the year? That’s more serious than sadness alone.
Depression—and in the case of this essay, seasonal affective disorder—is not a normal emotional state. It’s a mental illness that changes all sorts of important functions like how we think, how we process emotions, how we perceive what is going on around us. The difference between depression and SAD is that the latter usually begins and ends around the same time of year.
Find all our resources and more information on www.witanddelight.com
40 - How to Make the Switch to a Non-Toxic Skincare Routine with Tara Foley
Today I sit down with Tara Foley, founder of the first clean beauty retailer, Follain. Tara and I explore the nuances and misconceptions of "clean beauty" and why so many of us find ourselves confused and overwhelmed when it comes to making a better choice for our health.
We also dive into what it means to be an entrepreneur and mother, why a business oftentimes feels like having another child, and how our own mothers influenced the paths we both took in our careers.
I hope you enjoy this episode with Tara Foley!
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I’ve been a longtime fan of Kate, and this podcast is a great source for her content. I’m so looking forward to more episodes!