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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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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.

    #151 - The Lazy Genius Eats Outside

    #151 - The Lazy Genius Eats Outside

    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.
    Helpful Companion Links The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen is a good refresher on how to reset your kitchen after a meal, so apply the same dishes zone principle to eating outside.
    If you have ideas on how to eat outside with more ease and fun, share them on Instagram using #lazygeniuspicnic. And as always, you can find me @thelazygenius.
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    • 10 min
    #150 - A Pep Talk for Being Stuck

    #150 - A Pep Talk for Being Stuck

    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.
    People and Resources Mentioned in This Episode The Incomparable Mister Rogers, who tells us to look for the helpers
    Seth Godin, who reminds us the ocean is made of drops
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, who encourages us to scatter joy
    Ingrid Fetell Lee, who wrote the book Joyful
    Myquillyn Smith aka The Nester, who asks us what we will wish we would have done when this is all over (here’s a link to get on her email list)
    And as Emily P. Freeman reminds us, let’s do the next right thing in love.
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    • 14 min
    #149 - Name What You're Good At

    #149 - Name What You're Good At

    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.
    A Few Helpful Companion Links I didn’t mention this specifically in the episode, but Laura Tremaine has an excellent episode exploring what you’re good at on her show 10 Things To Tell You.
    If you’re not following me on Instagram, I’d love for you to join the party. We’re about to do something really fun where you can chime in about your favorite episodes of The Lazy Genius Podcast.
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    • 13 min
    #148 - Making Memories Like a Lazy Genius

    #148 - Making Memories Like a Lazy Genius

    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.
    Helpful Companion Links You can listen to Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions (even if it’s geared a little bit towards holidays) here.
    Laura Tremaine’s family doing Sunday pancakes is a great example of a simple, but powerful memory-making practice. She also hosts a great podcast called 10 Things To Tell You.
    My favorite app for documenting with video is 1 Second Everyday.
    I also use a five-year journal (affiliate link) with a couple of lines for every day with space for five years.
    More info on Chatbooks, which we use to print photos of our kids from Instagram.
    Speaking of Instagram, I’ll be there on Thursday around noon EST to talk live about making memories. I’d love for you to join me.
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    • 18 min
    #147 - Should You Do a Capsule Wardrobe?

    #147 - Should You Do a Capsule Wardrobe?

    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.
    Helpful Companion Links My book is about to be a real, physical thing in the world! You can check out the cover and preorder it here.
    Join the Lazy Genius VIP mailing list here to stay in the loop on all things The Lazy Genius Way and to get this month’s newsletter (that goes out Wednesday). And if you’re into vulnerable Kendra, check out The Lazy Sisters Podcast over on Patreon.
    Here’s that old blog post called Baby Steps to a Capsule Wardrobe.
    I’ll be on Instagram on Thursday to answer your capsule wardrobe questions LIVE around noon EST.
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    • 21 min
    #146 - Feeding Picky Kids

    #146 - Feeding Picky Kids

    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.
    Helpful Companion Links Here’s the first episode I did on intuitive eating and here’s a list of intuitive eating resources crowdsourced from Lazy Geniuses like you!
    We love snack platters around our house. Here are some ideas in the comments to start using snack patters in your routine.
    We explored living without food rules a few weeks back, and I think we can apply the same concept to feeding our kids.
    Join me live on Instagram this Thursday around noon EST. I’ll be there to answer whatever questions you may have about feeding picky kids.
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    • 24 min

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