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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: 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

Work: Consultants for Teachers | 152

9/25/2018
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Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell are in business together, AND they’re good friends. They’ve taught middle and high school students at all levels, in both public and independent schools, and from inclusion to AP and IB classes. Now, they travel the country to work with teachers and students to provide inspiration, helping educators do the hard-and-transformative work of teaching writing. Allison and Rebekah believe in the power of choice, authenticity, and students’ voices in the reading...

Duration:00:39:40

Kitchen Basics (2/3) | 151

9/20/2018
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Continuing our deep-dive with co-host Kendra, right now we’re talking about kitchen basics. In part 1 (episode 149), we talked about mindset. In this one, we’re talking all about... the basics. Specifically, the classic go-to skills or recipes that we find useful. As I've mentioned, Kendra knows her way around a kitchen and loves being there. But she’s also not here to boss you around and tell you to do things exactly how she does them. She’s not sharing the essential basic recipes you...

Duration:00:42:51

Work: An Online Strategist | 150

9/18/2018
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You might know Jessica Turner from her online work, running the successful website The Mom Creative, as well as writing a few books and teaching a course — but by day, she works full-time outside the home. She loves working for Vanderbilt as an online strategist and content curator, and says it’s a great place to work. She loves sharing with the world the great work they’re doing in healthcare, and she’s personally also passionate about healthcare. We get into all this in our chat, so if...

Duration:00:34:15

Kitchen Basics (1/3) | 149

9/13/2018
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We thought we’d welcome the fall with getting back to the basics — in this case, in the kitchen. Kendra knows her way around a kitchen and loves being there. But she also loves helping us keep things really simple, so we don’t lose our minds when it comes to just feeding ourselves and our family. She’s got a knack for cooking basics, kitchen set-up, and planning our menus so we eat what we want, without last-minute panic runs to the store or hail-mary it to the drive-thru. Notes From This...

Duration:00:41:44

Work: A Judge | 148

9/11/2018
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Toni Wallace is an attorney running for judge in her county in the upcoming elections — Election Day is November 6, 2018, so at the time of this episode, that’s just a few months away. She’s running for judge in Fort Bend County, Texas, but also identifies as, in her words, a small business owner, a wife, mom of three, lawyer, believer, Cheer Mom, Baseball Mom, Basketball Mom, Football Mom, Team Mom, and yep, a former judge. (We’ll get into that last bit.) I loved talking to Toni — she...

Duration:00:35:07

Slow Living | 147

9/10/2018
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A few weeks ago, Brooke McAlary asked me to share the mic with her at Book People, a local bookstore here in Austin. She was in town for a book tour for her book, Slow, and she asked if I’d join her on stage to talk about slow living: what it might mean; what it does and doesn’t look like. So, here’s our live chat from just a few weeks ago, when Brooke and I talked with each other (and audience members) about our take on the topic. It was a lot of fun to see her in person again; it’d been...

Duration:00:58:09

Work: A Diversity in Tech Champion | 146

9/4/2018
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What’s a “diversity champion,” right? Well, Michelle Glauser started a community organization called Techtonica, out of a passion for seeing more diversity in the tech industry — it’s a 6-month tech apprenticeship program that partners with tech companies to provide free tech training, living stipends, and job placement to women in need. They specifically focus on underserved, diverse populations with this opportunity to be involved in a long-term, tuition free, full-time program that...

Duration:00:31:09

What's Saving My Life | 145

8/30/2018
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A few weeks ago, I talked with Bethany Rydmark; she’s the one who started the PDX Food Swap in Portland. After we chatted, I also asked her about what’s saving her life right now. This is a thing we do here on the pod every now and then; this idea is taken from Barbara Brown Taylor, a writer who, in her book, An Altar in the World, she talks about how easy it is to focus on the things that are making everything harder, and that instead, we need to remember to look around and notice: what...

Duration:00:29:21

Work: A Math Teacher | 144

8/28/2018
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It’s the start of a new school year for most of us right now, so I figured: what better way to celebrate the amazing work our kids’ teachers do than share a conversation I’ve had with one? Rissie Lundberg is a math teacher at an all-girls high school, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and she’s part of a mathematics department made up entirely of women — which is actually pretty rare, even in a girls’ school. She absolutely adores what she does, both getting her hands dirty in math, and inspiring...

Duration:00:37:26

Work: A Chef | 143

8/23/2018
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A bonus work-themed episode for the week! While we're busy getting ready for the fall season of the show around here, I thought I'd share one of my favorite earlier episodes of Women's Work, before we merged it into one lovely show here. Tanorria Askew is a personal chef and through her business, Tanorria’s Table, people can hire her for both everyday meals and special occasions. Her cooking roots originate from the south, and Tanorria says she loves to put a modern spin on American Comfort...

Duration:00:36:44

Work: A Magazine Editor | 142

8/21/2018
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Andrea Debbink is an editor at American Girl magazine, the beloved magazine you’ve probably seen in bookstores and is read by so many girls over the years. You might have read it when you were a young girl. She creates a lot of the content their readers love, like recipes, crafts, stories, and beyond. In fact, she recently relaunched one of her favorite segments from the magazine from when she was a young reader herself: Featuring inspiring women from history, "Who's That Girl?" shows how...

Duration:00:33:06

Literary London | 141

8/16/2018
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A few weeks ago I tried a new thing in my work: I led a group of 6 other women to London, exploring a tiny scratch of the literary soil there — the footsteps of Jane Austen, CS Lewis, Dickens, Shakespeare, Chesterton, and more. It was the most gratifying and fulfilling thing I’ve done in my career in a long while. And I tried this whole beta-test of an experience with a dear friends, Emily P. Freeman, who co-led the group with me. I led the travel logistics, spearheaded the vision of where...

Duration:00:39:52

Work: A Farmer | 140

8/14/2018
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In this episode, I’m talking to Christine Bailey, a farmer. She and her husband run The Kindred Farm — a certified organic farm — and even though they’re relatively new to farming and it’s the hardest work they’ve ever done, she says she’s loving every minute of it. She’s learning a ton about the ins and outs of this ancient work that’s always changing in our modern world, along with how to cultivate community in what they do. She also hosts literal farm-to-table dinner parties on their...

Duration:00:41:55