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Tsh Oxenreider—entrepreneur and author, lover of guacamole and hater of socks—loves to talk shop with some of her favorite people. She's a big fan of simple living, but it's not just about getting rid of your stuff—it’s about living holistically with your life’s purpose. On the show, Tsh talks with other people about what that looks like for them. Whatever their passion, that's what's on tap: food, travel, writing, books, parenting, work, fashion, and everything in between. It’s fun!

Tsh Oxenreider—entrepreneur and author, lover of guacamole and hater of socks—loves to talk shop with some of her favorite people. She's a big fan of simple living, but it's not just about getting rid of your stuff—it’s about living holistically with your life’s purpose. On the show, Tsh talks with other people about what that looks like for them. Whatever their passion, that's what's on tap: food, travel, writing, books, parenting, work, fashion, and everything in between. It’s fun!
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Tsh Oxenreider—entrepreneur and author, lover of guacamole and hater of socks—loves to talk shop with some of her favorite people. She's a big fan of simple living, but it's not just about getting rid of your stuff—it’s about living holistically with your life’s purpose. On the show, Tsh talks with other people about what that looks like for them. Whatever their passion, that's what's on tap: food, travel, writing, books, parenting, work, fashion, and everything in between. It’s fun!

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Episodes

Work: A Calligrapher | 172

12/11/2018
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Maghon Taylor has a knack for hand-lettering and wanted to create a way to use her talents entrepreneurially. So, she started a company that features her unique handwriting on everything, from mailboxes and hats, journals to wine glasses. She also teaches online classes on how to turn your own handwriting into a unique hand-lettering style. Maghon loves what she does, and her enthusiasm is infectious. Links From This Episode: All She Wrote NotesInstagramTwitterInstagramThe Light We...

Duration:00:29:39

My Good List | 171

12/6/2018
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We’ve got another in our series! This time, it’s with my friend Stephanie Langford, who if you’ve listened to this podcast for a bit, you know her — she’s my fellow serial traveler and a dear friend to me. (As a reminder, in these chats I’m asking friends to break down their Good Lists in 4 areas: a thing, a habit they’ve adopted, a work of art, and a philosophy.) Links From This Episode: InstagramTwitterInstagramLiterary LondonAway luggageOsprey backpacksTom Bihn travel trayWorkout...

Duration:00:33:28

Work: A Cookbook Author | 170

12/4/2018
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Sonja Overhiser worked in the business world for 13 years before stepping out to run her food media business with her husband, Alex. When they became parents through adoption, they wanted to transition to a more flexible lifestyle. They stepped away from their day jobs and dove into this world of food media full-time — a risky but ultimately fulfilling decision, because their cookbook released on their son's first birthday! Their main business is recipe development and brand ambassadorship...

Duration:00:31:51

My Good List | 169

11/29/2018
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Remember our “What’s Saving My Life” series? We’re still doing them — but now we’re calling them “My Good List.” (Same concept, clearer name.) In this episode, I’m chatting with Christine Bailey — remember her? She’s the farmer I spoke with in episode 140, where she shared her story about transitioning from city life to life on acreage raising vegetables and kids. I loved chatting with her so much, I asked her back to share with me four things, big or small, making everything better in her...

Duration:00:40:15

Work: An Urban Forester | 168

11/27/2018
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What’s an Urban Forester, you say? It’s really cool: Georgia Seamans basically helps oversee the ecology of the nature in city parks — and in this case, it’s a fairly major park in New York City. Who would’ve guessed you could live in one of the biggest concrete jungles in the world and be a forester? I really loved my chat with Georgia... it kinda made me want to put on my khakis and hiking boots and follow her around for a day. Links From This Episode: InstagramInstagramLocal...

Duration:00:31:46

The Liturgical Calendar (3/3) | 167

11/15/2018
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In Part 1, we kicked off the series with a broad brushstroke intro to the liturgical calendar, along with a quick back-story of our faith and where we are now. In Part 2, we got into Lent, Eastertide, Ordinary Time, and a few other things. For this final part, we’re covering Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Candlemas, and a few Saints days (like St. Nicholas Day), all just in time for us starting a new liturgical year in just a few weeks. Because as you remember, the ‘new year’ on a liturgical...

Duration:00:43:46

Work: Social Entrepreneur | 166

11/13/2018
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Liz Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, a company that designs and sells footwear, accessories, bags, and more — but it’s not just a basic retail model. It’s a fashion brand based in Uganda, and Liz founded it as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women in Uganda to continue on to university. And it's worked! Every woman who’s graduated from Sseko has gone on to pursue higher education and is on her way to making our world a more beautiful place. Links From...

Duration:00:38:39

The Liturgical Calendar (2/3) | 165

11/7/2018
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In this Part 2 of our series on the liturgical calendar, we get into the specifics of the calendar that don’t involve Advent, Christmas, or Epiphany (because we’re going to get into those in Part 3). In this one, we’re diving into Lent, Eastertide, Ordinary Time, and a few other things. (In Part 1, we kicked off the series with a broad brushstroke intro to the liturgical calendar, along with a quick back-story of our faith and where we are now — so go listen to that if you haven’t.) Links...

Duration:00:55:00

Work: A Social Media Manager | 164

11/6/2018
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A social media manager isn’t too unique a job these days, but Desiree Martinez takes a particular angle with her work: she focuses specifically on helping small businesses that might otherwise call themselves “boring,” and as a military spouse, she prioritizes hiring and helping out other military families who serve around the world. Links From This Episode: All in One Social MediaInstagramYouTubeMarketing for Your Boring BusinessTwitterInstagramThe Fun Formula Vlog Like a Boss You Are a...

Duration:00:27:15

The Liturgical Calendar (1/3) | 163

11/1/2018
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If there’s one topic I’ve been asked more about this year, it’s for us to do a big ol’ 101 on what the heck is the liturgical calendar, and how Haley and I recognize it in our lives. Some of you know that a few years ago I was confirmed in the Anglican church after more than 3 decades in a purely evangelical, non-denominational framework, and Haley has been a Catholic for not quite a decade. So, neither of us grew up in a liturgical setting, but we're both now are immersed in that world...

Duration:00:49:51

Work: A Pilates Instructor | 162

10/30/2018
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As a Pilates instructor, Robin Long is also CEO and founder of The Balanced Life, an online place where you can take Pilates classes from home. She's also got a Sisterhood, a group for women in all stages of life who want easy access to community, accountability, and realistic health inspiration via the popular world of Pilates. She's an accidental entrepreneur who loves what she does... and she's also mom to 4 kids under age 5, so she knows what it's like to be short on time. But, she loves...

Duration:00:32:05

Work: A City Commissioner | 161

10/25/2018
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Awhile back I talked to Sarah Stewart Holland, so in case you missed it the first time, you're in for a treat... You might know her as one half of the podcast Pantsuit Politics, but I wanted to talk to her about another gig she does: Sarah is a city commissioner of her small Kentucky town, Paducah, where she spends a lot of her workday making decisions that make where she lives a better place. She shares about the ins and outs of what it means to be a city commissioner in a small community....

Duration:00:38:14

Work: A Rum Distiller | 160

10/23/2018
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Karen Hoskin is a rum distiller: that’s pretty cool, right? But here's what’s especially interesting about Karen: She’s a woman in a field where's simply not a lot of women, she had no experience making rum (or any sort of liquor, really) when she began, and... a rum distiller in Colorado? That’s an unusual place for making rum. But Karen’s never shied away from being a leader and starting new things — in fact, she’s also the founder and owner of Zoetica, a shop that specializes in...

Duration:00:34:56

Work: An Indie Bookshop Owner |159

10/18/2018
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Almost a year ago now I chatted with Annie Jones, an independent bookshop owner — she owns The Bookshelf, in right in the heart of beautiful Thomasville, Georgia. In our chat, Annie shares what it was like to start off as a bookshop owner with zero business background, and the things she had to learn on the sales floor about things like managing a team, and deciding what her community liked — and didn’t like — to read. At the end of the day, Annie's focus is about how to keep the lights on...

Duration:00:36:19

Work: A Start-Up Community Leader | 158

10/16/2018
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What’s a Start-Up Community Leader? Callie Murray works as the community manager for a group in Atlanta called Plywood People, a non-profit that supports social enterprises. Basically, they’re able to provide other social entrepreneurs, creatives and non-profit leaders with support and community as they launch and sustain. It’s sorta like a start-up to support start-ups with a social focus. And Callie has personal experience starting her own social enterprise business, so she’s totally the...

Duration:00:33:11

Work: A Literary Agent | 157

10/11/2018
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Jenni Burke is an unassuming literary agent, because she’s one of the nicest people in the world to talk to, but the woman can get things DONE when it comes to contracts, business negotiations, and representing her authors well. I love her approach and philosophy of slow publishing, authors living well so they don’t burn out, and writing from a genuine place of having something to say instead of writing just to publish something. Plus, spoiler alert: she’s actually my literary agent, and...

Duration:00:49:58

Work: A Hospitality Cheerleader | 156

10/9/2018
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What does Amy Hannon mean by “hospitality cheerleader”? You’ll probably be able to tell by the sound of her voice, honestly, but broken down, this means she owns a kitchen boutique shop called Euna Mae’s in northwest Arkansas. She’s also written a cookbook called Love Welcome Serve, and she absolutely loves being around people. It’s the thing she loves most about her work, and her enthusiasm is contagious. Links From This Episode: Amy Hannon's siteEuna...

Duration:00:49:07

What's Saving My Life | 155

10/4/2018
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A simple house habit we can all do today, good flowers on the cheap, a great new book, and wisdom beyond their years from young friends? My friend Myquillyn Smith says these little things are making everything better in her life right now. Notes From This Episode: InstagramInstagramTwitterCozy Minimalist Homehead hereThe Nest FestThe Popcast LiveThe Cozy ClassThe Wondering YearsJeff Bethke’s recent (smart) revelationToo Small To IgnoreKindly leave a reviewBecome a patron5 Quick Thingshead...

Duration:00:34:13

Work: An Osteopath | 154

10/2/2018
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What’s an osteopath, right? I wondered the same thing before talking with Avni Trivedi — I’d heard of the term, I just wasn’t sure… Basically, picture a calm woman with a soothing voice in the heart of London, who invests in the health of other women, mind, body, and soul. That's Avni. She says her approach brings together East and West, bridging the relationship between body and mind, and touch is core to everything she does: she uses skilled touch, careful adjustments and gentle movements...

Duration:00:32:08

Kitchen Basics (3/3) | 153

9/27/2018
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I'm wrapping up my series with Kendra on kitchen basics, and in this one, we're talking about essential tools. There's tons of links for you here, so let's get right to it. Notes From This Episode: The Meal PlanEp. 149: Kitchen Basics (1/3)Ep. 151: Kitchen Basics (2/3)The Lazy Genius CollectiveInstagramInstagramTwitterThe Lazy Genius Guide to Essential Kitchen ToolsThe Thrift Store Can Be Your (Nearly Free) Storage UnitThe Lazy Genius Cleans the BathroomBizarro Meal PrepOur favorite...

Duration:00:56:08