8 episodes

The podcast that follows three creators as we bounce between our interests, dive down rabbit holes, navigate our brains, and come up in wonderland!

Above the Mess Madi Van Houten, Izzy Miller, and Rosemary Orchard

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

The podcast that follows three creators as we bounce between our interests, dive down rabbit holes, navigate our brains, and come up in wonderland!

    Episode 07: A Guiding Star

    Episode 07: A Guiding Star

    Izzy, Rose, and Madi talk about brake orientation on bikes, the purchasing of spaceships and–most importantly–themes.





    Useful links:


    The Bullet Journal Method - Ryder Carroll
    Madi’s Discbound Journal
    GoCube
    Themes
    CGP Grey
    Myke Hurley
    Cortex
    Your Theme - CGP Grey (Youtube)


    Where to find Above the Mess:

    Follow us on Twitter!


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    Send us an email!


    Rosemary’s Website


    Izzy’s Website


    Madi’s website


    Links marked with an asterisk(*) are affiliate links through Bookshop.org, an online bookseller that supports your local bookstores!

    Episode 06: Set Ideas Free

    Episode 06: Set Ideas Free

    Izzy, Madi, and Rose discuss priorities, idea debt, and whether cats should be allowed in personal museums.





    Useful links:


    Cortex: State of the Apps 2022
    Dungeons and Dragons
    Atomic Habits*
    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    Madi’s Project Wall

    ERG Theory
    Avoidant Behavior
    How I Got Out of Idea Debt - John Sexton
    Jay Miller
    Conduit
    GTD: Getting Things Done
    Zettelkasten Note Taking
    Refuse to Choose*
    More articles about idea debt


    Kill Your Old Ideas So You Can Be More Creative
    Steelcurve: Idea Debt
    You Probably Have Idea Debt and How to Cure It



    Where to find Above the Mess:

    Follow us on Twitter!


    Follow us on Instagram!


    Send us an email!


    Rosemary’s Website


    Izzy’s Website


    Madi’s website


    Links marked with an asterisk(*) are affiliate links through Bookshop.org, an online bookseller that supports your local bookstores!

    Episode 05: Time is an Illusion

    Episode 05: Time is an Illusion

    Izzy, Rose, and Madi talk about the culture of small businesses, how we think about time, and what time affects in our daily lives.





    Useful links:


    Kym: Irrational Notes
    TM on Twitter
    Bark Busters
    Alex
    Theme System
    Cortex
    The 12 Week Year*
    CGP Grey
    Story Points
    Nested Folders Episode 54: Closing a Chapter
    Nested Folders Episode 55: Starting a New Chapter
    Biphasic Sleep
    Kyle: Quadrant 9
    “Why can’t we sleep?” Glad You Asked S2-E7


    This YouTube video is where Izzy learned about the sleep maps, which were drawn up by the CDC.



    Where to find Above the Mess:

    Follow us on Twitter!


    Send us an email!


    Rosemary’s Website


    Izzy’s Website


    Madi’s website


    Links marked with an asterisk(*) are affiliate links through Bookshop.org, an online bookseller that supports your local bookstores!

    Episode 04: At Least One Thing

    Episode 04: At Least One Thing

    Rose, Izzy, and Madi update each other on their ongoing projects, go through some feedback, and talk about how to be creative or productive for ourselves when work drains us.





    Useful links:


    Transloader
    Izzy’s Knowledge Dashboard

    Kathy Campbell: wonderful, amazing unicorn & friend


    Conduit: one of Kathy’s podcasts wherein she and Jay Miller talk about productivity and feelings

    Hungarian Mushroom Soup



    The recipe Izzy used, though she substituted modern vegan alternatives for the dairy


    Netflix: Disable Auto-Play Previews
    Netflix: Next Episode
    Farmhouse Vernacular
    Happy Color


    Where to find Above the Mess:

    Follow us on Twitter!


    Send us an email!


    Rosemary’s Website


    Izzy’s Website


    Madi’s website


    Links marked with an asterisk(*) are affiliate links through Bookshop.org, an online bookseller that supports your local bookstores!

    Episode 03: Chain of Guilt

    Episode 03: Chain of Guilt

    Madi, Izzy, and Rose discuss the interconnectedness of seemingly unrelated ideas, the chain of guilt hanging around all of our necks, and what it means to be a master.





    Useful links:


    Twelve Threads - Vihart
    Spoon Theory


    We don’t mention it in the episode, but our friend Grey sent us this tweet about another metaphor for the Spoon Theory that may work better for your brain.

    Our friend Kym writes short and sweet book reviews and has a podcast with another dear friend, Skyler!


    Where to find Above the Mess:

    Follow us on Twitter!


    Send us an email!


    Rosemary’s Website


    Izzy’s Website


    Madi’s website


    Links marked with an asterisk(*) are affiliate links through Bookshop.org, an online bookseller that supports your local bookstores!

    Episode 02: Less is More

    Episode 02: Less is More

    Madi, Izzy and Rose talk about one project each they are focusing on right now, and how it will be beneficial.





    Useful links:


    Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport*
    Spoon Theory
    Tom Scott’s video on the UK Plug
    Maker, Manager, Consumer (David Sparks)
    CleanFox
    Unibox
    FeedBin


    Where to find Above the Mess:

    Follow us on Twitter!


    Send us an email!


    Rosemary’s Website


    Izzy’s Website


    Madi’s website


    Links marked with an asterisk(*) are affiliate links through Bookshop.org, an online bookseller that supports your local bookstores!

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

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