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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.

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English


Episodes

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

12/14/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:40:44


Episode 105: Editing Your Holiday Gift List

12/7/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:48:54


Episode 104: Talking To Kids About Sexual Harassment

11/30/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:04:47


Episode 103: Dreaming Big + Making Change

11/21/2017
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So we were planning on taking Thanksgiving week off but then an amazing interview opportunity came our way, so welcome to our first ever bonus episode! In Episode 103 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Kentucky Congressional candidate Amy McGrath. In this wide-ranging, personal conversation, they talk about: finding and using your voice, the simplest ways parents can support kids, the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated field, the pivotal moment that led to Amy’s decision...

Duration: 00:24:14


Episode 102: Editing In Gratitude

11/16/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:52:15


Episode 101: Listener Questions, Part 2

11/9/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:07:16


Episode 100: Listener Questions, Part 1

11/2/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:56:12


Episode 99: Favorite Productivity Apps

10/26/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:40:01


Episode 98: The Four Tendencies

10/19/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:14:29


Episode 97: Moving Forward Under Stress

10/12/2017
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The last few weeks in our country have been remarkably painful. Hurricanes, floods, fires, shootings, untimely deaths, warmongering, political chaos...it’s enough to make us want to hide in the closet and never come out. And yet, there’s still work to do, meals to cook, and life to live. How do you keep functioning and even experiencing joy when things are so stressful? In Episode 97 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine give listeners the podcast version of a hug. They share what’s going...

Duration: 01:05:46


Episode 96: Downgrading Your Life

10/5/2017
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We upgrade tools and gadgets to improve or simplify our lives. But in an eye-opening New York Times Magazine piece, editor Pamela Paul pointed out that constant newness and “feature clutter” can actually increase overwhelm. She went on to talk about how her intentional “downgrading” helped lend balance to her already sped-up life. In Episode 96 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine discuss Pamela’s piece and talk about what mindful downgrading looks like in their lives. They go on to share...

Duration: 01:30:38


Episode 95: Parenting Siblings

9/28/2017
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The challenge of parenting siblings takes many of us by surprise. There’s no such thing as “normal” when it comes to how siblings relate to each other, or to how the family system changes as more personalities are added to the mix. And then there’s the added layer of family history: how our own sibling stories influence our parenting choices. In Episode 95 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine respond to a listener’s question about parenting siblings, sharing 9 tips for understanding and...

Duration: 00:49:09


Episode 94: Raising Tech Positive Kids

9/21/2017
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This week’s episode is sponsored by Circle Round, WBUR iLab’s new storytelling podcast for kids and the grown-ups they love. Hop on over and subscribe and download. Ours is the first generation of parents to raise “digitally native” kids who’ve grown up using technology. As such, many of us struggle to balance the benefits of screen time with its many challenges, especially when it comes to our families. How do we set limits while embracing the best technology has to offer? How do we...

Duration: 02:51:08


Episode 93: Helping Kids Handle Disappointment

9/14/2017
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We all know intellectually that kids learn from challenges, and they grow stronger and have more self-confidence when they learn to navigate those challenges. But when you’re actually going through it it’s hard, as a parent, to watch your kid struggle. It’s also hard to identify where the line is between reasonable struggle and a real need for help. In Episode 93 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for how parents can help kids handle disappointment while not hovering. + + +...

Duration: 00:42:25


Episode 92: Media & Entertainment Favorites (Vol. 3)

9/7/2017
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The news has been relentlessly rough. And when things get stressful, diving into media and entertainment can actually serve as a form of self-care and also remind us that there are good, productive, kind, interesting people pumping creative work into the world. In Episode 92, Christine and Asha share about what they are listening to, watching, and reading. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting...

Duration: 00:48:57


Episode 91: Taking A Stand Against Hate

8/24/2017
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The violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, followed by the troubling equivocal response from the White House, has trained a spotlight on hate groups and racism in America, both past- and present-day. In Episode 91, Christine and Asha share their personal reactions to Charlottesville plus what they are hearing from their communities. They go on to offer 7 suggestions for how you can make a difference taking a stand against hate. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares...

Duration: 00:56:53


Episode 90: Easing Back to School Transitions [Rebroadcast]

8/10/2017
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Can you feel it? That feeling that summer’s ending and it’s almost time to return to back-to-school efficiency? Some families embrace the return to the Fall routine and some resist it, but either way it takes work and there are simple ways to make it easier. In Episode 90, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 8 tips to help ease the transition back to school, with an all-new update on how they and their families are doing right now. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for...

Duration: 00:39:19


Episode 89: Raising Independent Kids

7/27/2017
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Independent kids. It’s what we’re all striving to raise, right? In Episode 89 of Edit Your Life, Christine talks to educator Amy Mascott about the summer juggle, the power of everyday learning (and how easy it actually is), and key tips for raising independent kids (including how to handle resistant kids). + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha...

Duration: 00:53:09


Episode 88: Happy Loud Life

7/13/2017
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So many families work towards the American Dream but what happens when you get there and it totally doesn’t work for your family? In Episode 88 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk to Jill Krause about her quest to reclaim her family’s happy loud life by swapping their beautiful home in a top school district for a 12-18 month, 50-state RV adventure. During this conversation, Christine, Asha, and Jill talk about the tipping point to the journey, stepping into fear, fostering...

Duration: 00:46:28


Episode 87: Why Kids Should Get Jobs

6/29/2017
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Jobs aren’t always the most fun but they are really, really important. In Episode 87 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha discuss 9 reasons why kids should get jobs, spanning both the realities of learning how to manage money and the incredible life skills that can be garnered through work. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are...

Duration: 00:48:33

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