40 episodes

Tending Your Life is a podcast from Christy Tending—that’s me!—I’m an activist, self-care mentor, writer, artist, and mama. In this podcast, we’ll explore the spiritual and political practice of being human. Expect deep inquiry into activism, spirituality, nature, creativity, and relationships. Tending Your Life is designed to evolve our legacies, individually and collectively. This is where self-care and devotional service meet—and become friends. Together, we’ll embrace our whole, messy, beautiful selves—as we work toward this wish: May we all be free.

Tending Your Life Christy Tending

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

Tending Your Life is a podcast from Christy Tending—that’s me!—I’m an activist, self-care mentor, writer, artist, and mama. In this podcast, we’ll explore the spiritual and political practice of being human. Expect deep inquiry into activism, spirituality, nature, creativity, and relationships. Tending Your Life is designed to evolve our legacies, individually and collectively. This is where self-care and devotional service meet—and become friends. Together, we’ll embrace our whole, messy, beautiful selves—as we work toward this wish: May we all be free.

    What do we do with white guilt?

    What do we do with white guilt?

    In this episode, we'll talk about white guilt, how it isn't actually helpful, and what to do instead. I've linked the work of my teachers below. Please learn from them, respect their spaces, and pay them.

    • 24 min
    The Importance of Affinity

    The Importance of Affinity

    When I think back on what has made my activism effective, sustainable, and inspiring, it's my community. Learn what an affinity group is, how to create your own, and how to use the affinity group model to amplify your impact.

    • 38 min
    Sitting With Discomfort

    Sitting With Discomfort

    With the shelter-in-place/COVID-19 pandemic what do we do about self-care, and the emotions and feelings that come along with this time of deep uncertainty? I'm sharing ideas that are compassionate and counter-intuitive: sit with your discomfort.

    • 26 min
    Boring Self-Care and Ending Avoidance

    Boring Self-Care and Ending Avoidance

    Self care is a basic human need and longing, yet it's so often thought of as something that's limited to one off extravagant acts we do for ourselves. In this episode, Christy shares how you can start taking care of yourself and end the avoidance.

    • 35 min
    My One Year Sobriety Anniversary

    My One Year Sobriety Anniversary

    Today marks a year without alcohol. I’m reflecting on the decision to quit; what it’s really been like; and how it’s changed my outlook, my practice and my relationships. This has been one of the most important self-care decisions of my life.

    • 42 min
    My Slow Road to Self-Confidence

    My Slow Road to Self-Confidence

    As someone who has become used to having unpopular or unconventional opinions, I have also developed the self confidence to share them. The truth is I wasn't always outspoken. In this episode I share about my slow road to self-confidence.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Carla, MD ,

Phenomenal podcast!

As a life coach, podcaster and nurse, I so appreciate everything Christy shares on her show. I highly recommend subscribing and sharing it with all the caregivers you know! Thanks for the amazing work Christy! 💕

earth2vicky ,

Compassion for yourself & for the world

Christy blends the kindness of a spiritual teacher and the fierceness of an activist, offering practical ways to show up in the world with more compassion. I found her when I was really burned out, and her teaching has helped me to restore my energy and chart a more sustainable path for myself. Love her authenticity!

Firetrapx ,

A unique and important way to think about self-care

Christy has something unique to share with the world to help us find real balance between caring for ourselves and caring for the world we are stuggling to save. She keeps self-care real and helps put the complex idea of detachment into the important context of what it means to also be committed to doing something important, using mindfulness to make us more resilient, rather than thinking we can check out.

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