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Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3, 1.7K Ratings

Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.

    Picking A College For The Fall? Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

    Picking A College For The Fall? Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

    While it's hard to know what college will look like this fall, college decision day is almost here. So what can students do to make a sound choice during this uncertain time? Education reporter Elissa Nadworny gives an update on what incoming college students need to know about appealing financial aid, changing plans and thinking through a gap year.

    • 16 min
    How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health

    How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health

    Weight stigma can hurt more than just your feelings. Negative messages about weight are actually bad for your health. This episode, a case for ditching the obsession with weight loss and focusing on celebrating all different body shapes and sizes.

    • 21 min
    Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

    Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

    It's easy to get caught in a cycle of mounting overdraft fees, credit card interest and high-cost loans. A few simple tools can help you hold onto those hard-earned dollars.

    • 22 min
    What To Say When A Friend Is Struggling

    What To Say When A Friend Is Struggling

    When we see a friend going through a rough patch, it can be hard to know how to help. What do you say? What if you say the wrong thing? In the second part of our conversation with author Rachel Wilkerson Miller, we talk about how to support your friends when things get tough.

    • 13 min
    Why Caring For Yourself Helps You Care For Others

    Why Caring For Yourself Helps You Care For Others

    You can't fully show up for the people in your life until you know how to do the same for yourself. In this episode, we talk with Rachel Wilkerson Miller, author of The Art of Showing Up, about how to take care of yourself.

    • 15 min
    Grief For Beginners: 5 Things To Know About Processing Loss

    Grief For Beginners: 5 Things To Know About Processing Loss

    We're all experiencing some kind of grief these days. As this pandemic progresses, more of us will experience losing someone important to us. This episode lays a groundwork for the grieving process, no matter what your loss.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Kalfisher ,

I was hesitant at first

Which is silly. It’s silly to be hesitant about a podcast - you either listen and stay tuned or you don’t and move on elsewhere. But I was hesitant. I think because, at first glance, the content covered in these episodes struck me as addressing all the areas in life that for the most part, I had very little interest in having repeated back to me. So initially I listened, but it was listening with a healthy side of suspicion. And I’m glad I did. Listen that is, cause this podcast is actually the opposite of what I feared it may be. Instead, each episode could be described as a reassuring and insightful pep talk moderated by hosts (Sam!) you’d trust to seek advice from. I just finished the episode on grief in the time of covid (I lost a family member a week ago) and a wave of emotion came over me, it brought up a lot of feelings I couldn’t quite put a finger on until now. Sam is brilliant, if there was a word that encompassed being both intellectual and having no trace of pretension, just being purely curious and authentic- that word would describe sam. And Sure, there are episodes where the topic being covered is perhaps more complex or nuanced than a podcast -any podcast -could fully thresh out, but that’s why this show is so great - there’s no insistence that any approach suggested is the only or only correct one. And really, that’s often all it takes to get motivated and have the confidence that you can take on challenges you face. Subscribe. It’s worth it.

AFD801 ,

Make note with episodes are repeated.

I enjoy listening to these podcasts, but I noticed some recycling of podcasts. Most podcasts will indicate when it was originally aired, should it be a repeat, but I noticed life kit does not do this. It would be nice to know that I’m not crazy, and that I have in fact already listen to this before.

Refd 3422 ,

Helpful, Informative, and Simple

This is a great podcast that strives to answer common life questions. Simple and engaging. The information is very helpful.

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