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.
#176 - Why Fall Reading Might Not Be Working For You
Why fall reading? Like, what’s special about fall reading? How do you choose what to read? When do you read? Basically, I love making fall reading this amazing quest. I want to capitalize on the particular vibe of fall reading and make it feel legit. So let’s do this.
Helpful Companion Links If you’ve read and loved The Lazy Genius Way, consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. If you haven’t read it, you can pick up a copy here. Book voices you can trust: Anne Bogel from What Should I Read Next, Jaime from Absorbed in Pages, Green Lights from The Popcast, or visit your local indie bookstore (which you can find here). Books I’m reading: Grateful by Diana Butler Bass, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Books on my Non-Fiction TBR stack: Shalom Sistas by Osheta Moore, The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning, Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison, and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson Books on my Fiction TBR stack: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jesmisin, The Space Between Worlds by Michaiah Johnson, and The Shadows by Alex North Join me over on Instagram if you haven’t yet where I talk books from time to time. Download a transcript of this episode.
#175 - How to Create a Cozy Space
We’re about halfway into September, and even though temperatures and even seasons depending on your hemisphere are different right now, something about life shifts when we hit September. And whenever I hit a shift, the importance of my environment is more obvious.
Creating a space that feels safe and cozy, whatever that looks like for you, is important for your mental health. This episode will give you steps on how to do that, but the important thing here is to name the importance of your environment when you’re in the middle of something long or at the start of something new.
Stuff Mentioned Preorder Myquillyn Smith’s new book Welcome Home and claim your preorder bonuses before Tuesday, September 15th. Her other books in order of release are The Nesting Place and Cozy Minimalist Home. Myquillyn’s guest appearance on The Next Right Thing podcast hosted by the one and only Emily P. Freeman. Follow me over on Instagram to see my story highlight where I walked through my entire cozy home process. Download a transcript of this episode. *Books mentioned above are affiliate links. Thanks for your support.
#174 - Try a Meal Formula this Fall!
Now it’s not fall yet in weather or on the calendar, but it’s getting close. And while you might not think you’re the kind of person who would do a meal formula and very well could be right about that, I’d love to share with you how you might put one together to help your meals come together even more easily over these next few months.
Helpful Companion Links The original meal formula episode from this past summer and the actual formula if you want to see it Leave a comment on an LG recipe if you’ve tried it and loved it or saying how you changed it up for your people. Here are some of my favorites for quick access: Change Your Life Chicken, Change Your Life Shawarma, King Biscuits, Trashy Tamales, Fearless Chicken Tikka Masala, The Chickpea Bowl, and Homemade Hamburger Helper Join me over on Instagram @thelazygenius to see behind the scenes kitchen stuff and Meal Plan Monday Download a transcript of this episode.
#173 - What Is Your List-Making Personality?
Lists are a big part of our lives, especially in these uncertain times, but I think we sometimes think there’s only one way to make them. That’s not true! So today we’re going to talk about list-making personalities and how we can support what matters in our lives even more with how we approach our lists.
Stuff Mentioned There’s still time to join us for Book Club! Grab your guide and tune in on Thursday nights here. Some helpful list-adjacent LG content: How to Bullet Journal, The Lazy Genius Guide to Planners, and The Lazy Genius Chooses a Planner Download a transcript of this episode
#172 - Resurrecting Routines
A couple of days ago, I asked folks on Instagram what one word they would use to describe their current relationship with routines. There were very few positive words, words that would indicate that routines are working. Here’s what we’re going to do for the next few minutes. We need to examine our expectations of routine, reframe what routines actually are, and then give you a next step or two to resurrect them.
Helpful Companion Links Leave a review on Apple Podcasts right here. Buy a copy of The Lazy Genius Way for yourself or a friend! Hear me and Erin Moon talk more about morning routines in a bonus episode from a few weeks ago. Other routine-themed LG resources you might find interesting: The Universal Path to Life-GIving Routine (blog post), Lazy Genius Morning Routine, Lazy Genius Evening Routine, Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine, and more. Get all the details about The Lazy Genius Way Book Club, which starts Thursday! Join me on Instagram @thelazygenius for everyday Lazy Genius content (it’s where I’m active the most!). Download a transcript of this episode.
#171 The Ten Things Saving My Life Right Now
I know that top ten lists can be a bit rote, but honestly, there’s something super life-giving for me personally to hear what other people are finding joy in. It gives me ideas of course, but more than that, it reminds me to pay attention to my own life and be even more intentional about nurturing the things in my day that give me a lot of joy. So I hope this list does that for you today!
Stuff Mentioned In a turn of events that no one expected, least of all me, I’m a nail polish person. I ride or die for Olive & June nail polish.
Having a summer meal formula is saving me this summer. I talk about that idea here and share my own here.
I was influenced by Bri McKoy to get these joggers even though they cost around 80 dollars. For sweatpants. But my life is changed and here we are.
My beloved Penny and Sparrow have a new album out.
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Lazy Genius practices truly have been life changing for me! Before subscribing to the podcast, I listened Kendra’s book Audible. I am so glad this podcast exists so I can keep adding fuel to my Lazy Genius fire :) I so appreciate that this is more of a loving, choose-your-own-adventure version of self help rather than a rigid prescription or formula. Kendra helps you own what matters to you and everything builds off of that. Can’t recommend enough! Check out her book too!
So much yes!
This lady speaks my language!! There is so much grace she allows us to give ourselves, with creative ideas, and no cookie cutter self-help jargon. Kendra is great!
Love this podcast!
This podcast is filled with amazing tips that are realistic for real people and real lives. Thanks so much!