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Through conversations and interviews, Christine Koh + Asha Dornfest offer inspiration and tactics to help you edit the unnecessary from your life so you’ve got room to enjoy the awesome.

Through conversations and interviews, Christine Koh + Asha Dornfest offer inspiration and tactics to help you edit the unnecessary from your life so you’ve got room to enjoy the awesome.
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Through conversations and interviews, Christine Koh + Asha Dornfest offer inspiration and tactics to help you edit the unnecessary from your life so you’ve got room to enjoy the awesome.




Episode 118: Coping With Parenting + Work Overwhelm

“What is wrong with me and why can’t I get it together?” These are among the heartbreaking questions recently sent in by a listener who feels that she is routinely falling short juggling the demands of work + parenting a toddler. In Episode 118 of Edit Your Life, Asha talks about this letter with licensed mental health counselor Jonathan Baxter. They discuss the gulf between life balance expectations and reality, the toxicity of comparison, separating who you are from what’s happening in...


Episode 117: Media & Entertainment Favorites, Vol. 4

As much as we love diving deep and reflectively into topics, it’s time for something light and fun! In Episode 117 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about what they’re reading, watching, and listening to right now (including a cake-related Instagram account). And they’d love to hear what you’re enjoying too! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine...


Episode 116: Tackling Challenges + Insecurities

Facing challenges makes us stronger, but that doesn’t mean it feels great in the moment. Hard things are...hard. No matter how many successes we’ve had in the past, many of us still struggle with self-doubt. How do we respond? In Episode 116 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about their own battles with insecurity and imposter syndrome. They share 7 practical tips for tackling life’s challenges with confidence, or, at least, with self-compassion. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your...


Episode 115: How To Help Kids Through Tragic Events

Like most families in America, we’re processing our heartbreak, anger, and confusion in the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We’re also grappling with how to help our kids deal with the news. How do we talk to them about school shootings, violence, and other tragic events, especially given that many of them are already talking about it amongst themselves? And how do we communicate with younger kids about safety without terrifying...


Episode 114: Gender Identity 101

Language naturally evolves over time, but it can also be challenging, especially around (politicized) topics such as gender identity. In Episode 114 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Casey Brown about gender identity, language, and parenting. They talk about Casey’s gender identity journey over the last 17 years, the importance of giving kids room around gender identity, how kids are often more comfortable than adults when talking about gender, “pronouns 101,” and how compassionately...


Episode 113: Non-Judgy Food Tips For Families

Most of us want to eat healthy family meals and prepare them with a minimum of fuss and expense. That said, not all of us like to cook, and not all of our kids like to eat what we cook. Even those of us who enjoy cooking don’t always have the time. Real life is messy, no matter what our shiny cookbooks and social media feeds say. In Episode 113 of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Stacie Billis, managing editor of Cool Mom Eats and author of the cookbook Make It Easy. Listening to Stacie...


Episode 112: Cookbooks We Love

In a recent episode, we suggested revisiting your cookbooks as a way to reset your dinnertime routines. The resulting listener conversation after that episode was so lively and animated...clearly, we’re not the only ones would could use some inspiration in the kitchen. So we decided to devote more episodes to talking about food! In Episode 112 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 7 cookbooks they’re loving right now. Their recommendations span new cookbooks to old classics, entrees...


Episode 111: Tackling Adult Life Planning Basics

One of the challenges of adulting includes tackling hard-but-necessary adult tasks, like making a will, buying insurance, and saving for retirement. We know these big jobs are important, but they can be so intimidating it’s tempting to keep putting them off...forever. This episode is for anyone who gets anxious about these tasks, or who doesn’t know how to begin. In Episode 111 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share own experiences tackling adult life planning basics. They go on to...


Episode 110: Untangling Overparenting

Overparenting. The term carries a whiff of judgement, as if the line between “just right” and “too much” parenting were obvious. But it’s not that simple, particularly because many of us live in a culture that pushes more and more involvement...sometimes more than even we feel is okay. In Episode 110 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews educator Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure. They have a wide-ranging conversation about overparenting that provides both grace and practical...


Episode 109: Decluttering For Normal People

Decluttering seems to have a permanent spot on our to-do lists, and there’s no end to the advice about how to do it “right.” But bottom line, what’s right is what actually works for you. After all, the goal isn’t to declutter, or even to have a perfect, clutter-free home; it’s to make room for a more peaceful, distraction-free life. In Episode 109 of Edit Your Life, Christine talks to professional organizing consultant Rachel Rosenthal about the difference between “neat” and “organized,”...


Episode 108: New Year Food Reset

It’s a new year -- a time when we’re often hard on ourselves when it comes to goals of all stripes, including food and exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In Episode 107 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha shift the framing of new year goals to positive changes you choose rather than failures to correct. They go on to offer 8 positive, doable, guilt-free tips for resetting your eating habits after the holidays. High fives to our episode sponsor PRANA (www.prana.bio/us), a...


Episode 107: Simple Holiday Rituals

Often, the simplest holiday rituals are the ones we love the most. In Episode 107 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha encourage you to take the pressure off creating the picture-perfect holiday season by embracing simple rituals YOUR family enjoys. They share 8 easy rituals -- from neighborhood light walks to local craft fairs to building LEGO sets -- in the hopes of inspiring your own low-key holiday fun. High fives to our episode sponsor Epic!, a super cool, giant (25,000 titles!)...


Episode 106: Guilt-Free Family Get-Togethers [Rebroadcast]

High fives to our episode sponsor PRANA, a family-owned Canadian purveyor of yummy 100% organic, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and non-GMO snacks. PRANA just launched in Boston at Stop & Shop, Star Market, Shaws, Good Health Natural Foods, Basha’s Natural Marketplace, Your Health Matter, and Living Earth so look for them on your next grocery store run! Getting together with family and friends is what the holidays are all about. But, as with so much else during this busy season, guilt and...


Episode 105: Editing Your Holiday Gift List

The holiday shopping season is upon us, which, for many, kicks off a bizarre cascade of delight, frustration, overwhelm, and stress. We love to give presents...but we’re also trying to stick to a budget...and our friends are trying to declutter, just like we are...but we want to express our love and it’s fun to give gifts...but, and, but, and, but...you get the picture. Holiday gifting can be complicated! In Episode 105 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for editing your...


Episode 104: Talking To Kids About Sexual Harassment

Kicked off by the revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s longtime sexual harassment and abuse, women have been speaking out about their own experiences by the thousands (many using the #metoo hashtag in social media). Christine was moved to open up about own childhood sexual harassment experiences...something she hadn’t before discussed publicly. Her Facebook Live broadcast prompted this week’s interview, because we wanted to pivot toward a resource that will help other parents broach this...


Episode 102: Editing In Gratitude

Practicing gratitude is one of the most reliable happiness habits. And yet, many of us find ourselves running at full tilt to keep up during this busy time of year, and it can be hard to pause and be grateful. In Episode 102 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha offer 8 tips for editing in gratitude. They share stories and helpful shifts in perspective, plus simple habits you can integrate into your life to help make gratitude a natural part of your day. + + + + + + Every week, Edit Your...


Episode 101: Listener Questions, Part 2

We loved hearing listener voices through our 100th episode and are thrilled to answer more listener questions this week. In Episode 101 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha tackle questions related to dealing with negative work mojo, setting and re-evaluating priorities, and the challenges of being in the sandwich generation. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts...


Episode 100: Listener Questions, Part 1

We’re clinking virtual champagne glasses because hooray, it’s our 100th episode! We’re incredibly grateful to you all for tuning in! In anticipation of this milestone we decided to try something different and invited listeners to send in questions that we could play and respond to on the air. In Episode 100 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha cover family-related questions spanning siblings, self-esteem, technology, grades, and backseat organization. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life...


Episode 99: Favorite Productivity Apps

With the right apps on board, you can offset your smartphone’s tendency to distract by turning it into a powerhouse productivity tool. In Episode 99 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 19 apps that will help you work, live, and even grocery shop more efficiently. They crowdsourced this app collection with the help of their most productive Internet friends, all of whom are busy enough that they’ll only make time (and room on their phones) for apps that really do their jobs well. The...


Episode 98: The Four Tendencies

Before you can improve yourself, you must know and accept yourself. But how? According to Gretchen Rubin (author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before, and co-host of the podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin) the key lies in knowing your tendency, or how you respond to inner and outer expectations. Once you do, keeping your New Year’s resolutions, sticking to an exercise routine, and even communicating with your partner or kids gets a whole lot easier. In Episode 98 of Edit Your...


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