76 episodes

Creator of The Simplified Planner® and mama of three Emily Ley shares stories and tips that’ll empower you to simplify your home, work, and everything in between so you can make space for what matters, get rid of what doesn't, and build a life you love.

The Simplified Podcast with Emily Ley The Simplified Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 1.5K Ratings

Creator of The Simplified Planner® and mama of three Emily Ley shares stories and tips that’ll empower you to simplify your home, work, and everything in between so you can make space for what matters, get rid of what doesn't, and build a life you love.

    Investing in Yourself and Your Dreams (with Jenna Kutcher)

    Investing in Yourself and Your Dreams (with Jenna Kutcher)

    In ten years, what do you want your life to look like? From jobs to family, to community and hobbies and so much more, we all have different dreams we’re nurturing in our hearts. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to start reaching for them, especially when our lives are so full already. But taking the first step toward turning your dreams into reality is something that’s changed Emily’s life—and also for her guest today, Jenna Kutcher!
    Jenna is a Minnesota wife, mom, and entrepreneur who puts heart over hustle. And today, she shares her ten-year journey from quitting the corporate world, to launching a photography business, to empowering millions women to reach for their dreams every single day through her super-bingeable Goal Digger Podcast and brand-new book How Are You, Really? In this inspiring convo, Jenna and Emily talk about how to start figuring out what you want to go after, how to use micro actions to start building big results, how to break through seasons of burnout (even if you’re not a natural rester), which mess-up moments have taught them the most, and why accepting help can multiple your efforts way more than hustle alone.
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    • 37 min
    You’re Always Enough (with Brady, Tyler, & Caroline Ley)

    You’re Always Enough (with Brady, Tyler, & Caroline Ley)

    It doesn’t matter how old we are: we each want to be “enough.” We want to be enough for our parents, our friends and team members, our partners and kids. Whether you’re age 4 or 104, Emily has a message for you: you’ll always be enough, because God made you. And when you recognize the gifts God’s placed inside you, then you can turn around and recognize those gifts in other people, and celebrate them in their enoughness, too. Emily’s put that beautiful message into her very first children’s book called You’re Always Enough: And More than I Hoped For, which is in bookstores right now! And to celebrate the book’s arrival, Emily’s inviting her three children—Brady, Tyler, and Caroline—onto the show for a sweet and special episode. 
     
    Emily and the kids talk about each of their special “superpowers” God gave them, some times when they felt like they didn’t measure up at school or with friends, and how they remembered they were special and loved—especially by their parents—even when they weren’t perfect. Because as You’re Always Enough reminds us: “Enough does not mean perfect. Enough’s not what you do. Enough means being who you are—the way that God made you. So when you start to wonder if the parts of you add up, remember what you know inside: you’ll always be enough.”
     
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    • 33 min
    Honoring Juneteenth & Freedom for All (with Alice Faye Duncan)

    Honoring Juneteenth & Freedom for All (with Alice Faye Duncan)

    On June 19, 1865, US soldiers walked the streets of Galveston, Texas, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people living in the state. Our country now recognizes this important day as our newest federal holiday, Juneteenth. And this week, we are honored to learn more about Juneteenth from author and librarian Alice Faye Duncan! Alice Faye shares about her brand-new children’s book, "Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free," which tells the inspiring story of teacher and activist Opal Lee. Known far and wide as the “grandmother of Juneteenth,” Opal Lee led the charge well into her 90s to make the Juneteenth a federal holiday, showing the world what it means to be a light of courage. Alice Faye also gives us some tips on how to talk to kids about hard moments in history and how to meaningfully observe the day with friends and family. 
     
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    • 39 min
    Planning Lazy Days, Getaways, and Summer Memories (with Jane Lauter)

    Planning Lazy Days, Getaways, and Summer Memories (with Jane Lauter)

    Summer’s magic, isn’t it? The long, sunshiny days, the last-minute trips to the ice cream shop, the trips to faraway places, sharing laughs and deep conversations under the stars. Summer brings experiences like nothing else, and it’s fun to hear how our friends are planning to spend them too, right?! Emily’s BFF Jane is joining the show this week for a chat on all things summer: where they’re going, what they’re packing, what they’re eating, the best pro-tips for different destinations (even with kids!). It’s always a fun when Jane stops by, so find a comfy chair and get a cold glass of lemonade—summer magic’s about to begin!  
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    • 37 min
    How to Pack Without Forgetting Anything

    How to Pack Without Forgetting Anything

    It’s the night before your vacation, and you are *pumped.* You’re stuffing your suitcases with everything you need—maybe a little more than what you need, because how are you going to know what you’ll want to wear to dinner on Tuesday? Then, twenty minutes after you lock the front door, you feel a familiar trickle of doubt. “Oh my gosh—did I forget charger again?!” It feels inevitable, right? But . . . what if it didn’t have to be? In this week’s super tactical episode, Emily’s breaking down her best tips for packing everything you need for a quick weekend getaway or even a monthlong Airbnb stay so that maybe, just maybe, you can banish that little trickle of packing doubt for good.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!
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    • 13 min
    Living Slow, Sweet + Good with Summer Mode

    Living Slow, Sweet + Good with Summer Mode

    It’s (basically) summertime, and the living is . . . well, it’s a bit easier! Summer’s one of the most magical times of year, isn’t it? Because summer invites us to slow down and take in the good stuff. This week, Emily’s sharing how to shift gears and get yourself into summer mode at work and home. Are you trying to find margin in your schedule to check off your summer bucket list? Are you a leader who wants to help your team find work/life balance this season? Are you a mama wondering how to rekindle the fire you see in your kids, the fire used to have on endless summer days filled with ice cream and beaches and fireflies at night? Then pop in your earbuds, find some inspiration—and then, most importantly, *go live your life.* Because that’s what summer’s for!   Thank you to our episode sponsors!
     
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

BeccaLaMere ,

LOVE THIS!

I’m so excited to listen to this! Emily Ley is my absolute favorite author and I love her positive messages she sends out. I’m always eager for Thursday to roll around to see what new episode comes out. Emily is so relatable and this podcast is set up like girlfriends meeting up for good coffee and even better conversation. Every episode is so relatable! Thank you for such a great podcast 💛

MaryH123456 ,

Lots of Ads

My first time listening and it felt like half the show was ads for her personal products and other company endorsements. I likely won’t listen again. (At the end she says you can get premium version without ads which further left a bad taste in my mouth.)

pls lesten to me ,

Kinda disappointing

I love Emily’s books, in fact the A simplified life is a bible for me in my daily life, but the podcast totally disappointing. Emmaly I would like to see more expertise and less family and friends, I’m sure you can find some psychologist or even writers like you, less show off of how your life is so great and be more real, less sponsoring too, more simple rather than I do all this things. I would like to see more of your books applied into your life. I read ALL OF THEM and loved them, but I don’t think you follow your advice! More diversity for sure, you’re talking to different kind of moms, not only Jane!!

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