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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.

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    • Aug 11, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 82 EPISODES

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    77: When It's Hard to Connect with Friends, Be Intentional (with Team Simplified's Jessa)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 34:18

    It feels like we're ramping up for the busy season again, doesn't it? When life doesn't leave a lot of margin, do you ever feel like your friendships move to the back burner? We get it. We bet you do, too. Cultivating rich friendships has been one of Emily's priorities this year—even when life gets crazy, as it always does.  And today, she's talking with one of the most wise and practical people she knows to talk about how she makes time for friendship: Simplified's art director, Jessa Bray! Emily and Jessa talk about moments their friends made the biggest difference in their lives, even when they thought they could go it alone. They talk about how to show up in the big and little ways for friends, even when it's crazy busy, and even how to make peace with relationships here for a reason or a season.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   KIWICO | Get 30% off your first month—plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line—with code simplified at https://kiwico.com  BETTERHELP | Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified  EVERLYWELL | Get 20% off your first at-home lab test at https://everlywell.com/simplified ATHLETIC GREENS | Get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND five FREE travel packs with your first purchase at https://athleticgreens.com/simplified   * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * GET EMILY'S NEW KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook 

    76: Nail Back-to-School Prep Like a Champ

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 20:31

    Welcome to August—or, as we call it at Simplified, Fresh Start 2.0! So much of our community is in the throes of Back-to-School prep, whether you're getting littles ready for a new school year or or just getting yourself ready to get back to a routine that doesn't include ice cream for dinner three nights of the week. It takes a bit of a brain shift to get back into the swing of things, so Emily's here to take you by the hand and gently guide you into five things you might want to put on your Back-to-School prep list. From lunches and schedules to getting your kid emotionally equipped to tackle a new school year, these are doable things that'll help you get your home and heart ready for a fresh start.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   GREEN CHEF | Go to https://greenchef.com/simplified135, and use code simplified135 to get $135 off across five boxes—and your first box ships free!    APRILAIRE | AprilAire is healthy air. Learn more at http://aprilaire.com/simplified    OUTSCHOOL | Help your kid love to learn—and having fun doing it! Save $15 on your child's first class with code simplified at https://outschool.com/simplified   * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * GET EMILY'S NEW KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    75: What Your Kid's Teacher Wishes You Knew (with Team Simplified's Taylor)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 34:48

    There's no other way to say it: teachers are heroes. They're courageous and kind, selfless and brave and wise. Can you think of a teacher who spent time with you after school so you could understand how to multiply fractions? Or listened when you had a problem with a friend and didn't know how to respond to it? Or wrote letters of recommendation when you applied for colleges? It seems like teachers can make magic out of thin air. But as we'll hear today, it's not magic—it's years of training, hard work, and a lot of creativity. Emily's talking with her sister-in-law Taylor, Team Simplified's Administrator extraordinaire who's super good at juggling, thanks the to seven years she spent as a teacher! Taylor and Emily talk about why Taylor decided to be a teacher (spoiler alert: someone very close to both Emily *and* Taylor was the inspiration!), some of the lows and highs of the job, and what she wishes all parents understood about teaching. Taylor also reveals the very doable thing any parent could do to help a teacher (we'll never think about teacher gifts the same way again!), and the most helpful way parents could get involved with their kids' education.   Thanks to our episode sponsor!   BETTERHELP | Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified    APRILAIRE | AprilAire is healthy air. Learn more at http://aprilaire.com/simplified    ATHLETIC GREENS | Get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND five FREE travel packs with your first purchase at https://athleticgreens.com/SIMPLIFIED    * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * GET EMILY'S NEW KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook 

    74: 5 Audiobooks Perfect for a Road Trip (or laundry!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 20:03

    Is there anything better than a good book? Nope! How about one you can pop into your ears while you drive, or go for a walk, or get stuff done around the house? Hmm, that's pretty good too! Emily's our resident Audiobook Queen, and today she's got five recommendations you've *got* to check out this summer. From royal rom-coms to killer fiction (literally!), to some instructive and poignant nonfiction, there's something here for just about everyone—even some reads the littles will love!   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   THRIVE MARKET | Join today and get $80 in free groceries! Go to https://thrivemarket.com/simplified   EVERLYWELL | Get 20% off your next at-home lab test at https://everlywell.com/simplified    APRILAIRE | AprilAire is healthy air. Learn more at http://aprilaire.com/simplified    * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * GET EMILY'S NEW KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook 

    73: Helping Your Kid Navigate Puberty (with Birds & Bees)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 40:17

    Do you remember when your parents talked to you about your changing body? What did that feel like for you? Was a big conversation where it happened all at once, or did it happen in small pieces scattered over your childhood? Did you feel scared and overwhelmed, or did you feel curious and . . . okay? It's a big topic to tackle, both for parents *and* kids. That's exactly why Emily invited two of our favorite guests back onto the show this week: Megan and Mary Flo of Birds & Bees! All the way back in episode two, Mary Flo and Megan shared how to talk to kids about sex with calm and confidence, and it's one of our most downloaded episodes ever. Today, they chat with Emily about how to talk to kids at any age about bodies and how they'll change someday, and how bodies differ by age and gender. They share how to coach kids to communicate boundaries when it comes to their bodies, the best ways that parents can react to kids' surprising questions, and how to start talking to kids about topics that maybe you should've tackled a while ago (and don't worry, parents: this is a no-shame zone!).   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   GIRL MEETS FARM | Listen to Girl Meets Farm on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.   GREEN CHEF | Go to https://greenchef.com/simplified135, and use code simplified135 to get $135 off across five boxes—and your first box ships free!   BETTERHELP | Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified    TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start canceling subscriptions now at https://truebill.com/simplified    * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * GET EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    72: Four Easy, Healthy No-Cook Meals for Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 21:18

    When it's the hottest day of the summer and you have to feed your family, do you *really* want to stand in front of a hot stove? Um, hard pass. Time to pull some easy, no-cook recipes out of your back pocket! Emily's sharing a few dinner ideas that are super fresh and quick to assemble. From watermelon feta salad to a perfectly constructed sandwich, these no-cook recipes will help you get food on the table in minutes, so you can get back to back to hanging by the pool, binge-watching your favorite new series, or whatever you like to do with the people you love on those warm summer nights.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   GIRL MEETS FARM | Listen to Girl Meets Farm on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.   KIWICO | Get 30% off your first month, plus FREE shipping on any crate line with code SIMPLIFIED at https://kiwico.com/    APRILAIRE | AprilAire is healthy air. Learn more at http://aprilaire.com/simplified    * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * GET EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    71: Investing in Yourself and Your Dreams (with Jenna Kutcher)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 37:39

    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. Thanks to our episode sponsors! BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified   GIRL MEETS FARM | Listen to Girl Meets Farm on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.   EVERLYWELL | Get 20% off your next at-home lab test at https://everlywell.com/simplified    * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * GET EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    70: You're Always Enough (with Brady, Tyler, & Caroline Ley)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 33:12

    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.”   Thank you to our episode sponsors!   GIRL MEETS FARM | Listen to Girl Meets Farm on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.   GREEN CHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Use code simplified130 to get $130 off (plus free shipping!) at  https://greenchef.com/simplified130   ARMOIRE | Get up to 50% off your first month, plus 2 free bonus items! Visit https://armoire.style and enter code SIMPLIFIED   THRIVE MARKET | Join Thrive Market today, and get $80 in free groceries! Go to https://thrivemarket.com/simplified  * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 39:00

    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.    Thanks to our episode sponsors: YEAR & DAY | Get $25 off your first order of $150 or more, plus free shipping with code SIMPLIFIED at https://yearandday.com/simplified KIWICO | Get 30% off your first month, plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line! Go to https://kiwico.com and enter code SIMPLIFIEDBETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start canceling subscriptions now at https://truebill.com/simplified AURA FRAMES | Visit https://auraframes.com/ and use code SIMPLIFIED to get up to $20 off while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.    * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 37:58

    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!   FIRSTLEAF WINE CLUB | Join today at tryfirstleaf.com/simplified, and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 — with free shipping!   VEGAMOUR | Improve hair growth with clean ingredients! Use code SIMPLIFIED to save 20% on your first order at https://vegamour.com/simplified   YEAR & DAY | Get $25 off your first order of $150 or more, plus free shipping with code SIMPLIFIED at https://yearandday.com/simplified    AURA FRAMES | Visit https://auraframes.com/ and use code SIMPLIFIED to get up to $40 off while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.    * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    67: How to Pack Without Forgetting Anything

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 13:37

    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! ARMOIRE | Get up to 50% off your first month, plus 2 free bonus items! Visit https://armoire.style and enter code SIMPLIFIED GREEN CHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Use code simplified130 to get $130 off (plus free shipping!) at  https://greenchef.com/simplified130 BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified   * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    66: Living Slow, Sweet + Good with Summer Mode

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 14:15

    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!   THRIVE MARKET | Get 40% off your first order, AND a FREE gift worth over $50 at https://thrivemarket.com/simplified    KIWICO | Get 30% off your first month, plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line! Go to https://kiwico.com and enter code SIMPLIFIED   STORYWORTH | Save $10 on your first purchase at https://storyworth.com/simplified    ARMOIRE | Get up to 50% off your first month, plus 2 free bonus items! Visit https://armoire.style and enter code SIMPLIFIED * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    65: You're Doing Great, Mama (a May Pep Talk with Sally Clarkson)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 34:32

    May is the Christmas of spring: it's a beautiful time of year, filled with flowers and fun and new life, but if you're a parent, you also know May is . . . *a lot.* All the recitals. All the field days. All the ball games and practices, all the projects before  school's out. And while you try to navigate all the end-of-school-year fun/chaos, let Emily and her guest, author and podcaster Sally Clarkson, remind you: You're doing great, Mama—you really are. Sally is someone Emily turns to time and again for parenting advice, as Sally's raised four exceptional young humans. And today, Sally shares stories from her own days in the May trenches, and gives us a gentle pep rally to remind us that great mamas aren't the ones who have the perfect snack bags for field day, or have the summer schedule already filled to the brim with edutainment. Great mamas are the ones who not only provide for their kids, but also remember that in order to care for someone else well, we have to care for *ourselves* well, too.   Thank you to our episode sponsors! ARMOIRE |Never be without the perfect outfit again! Get up to 50% off your first month, plus 2 free bonus items with code SIMPLIFIED at https://armoire.style    BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified   TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start canceling subscriptions now at https://truebill.com/simplified  * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    64: Getting Real About My Wellness Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 23:08

    A lot of things go into caring for yourself well: the mental, the emotional, the spiritual. And so much of our health stems from how we're caring for our bodies. What are we using to fuel our energy? How much are we moving? It's something Emily's been thinking about a lot over the past few months. Emily shares the catalyst that caused her to dive deep into her health and wellness (spoiler alert: it's definitely not something you'd expect) to see if she could tackle why she was losing hair, experiencing allergic and autoimmune reactions, and feeling the effects of inflammation all over her body. After working with her doctor and a health coach, she's sharing four doable changes she's made this year that've had a huge impact on her strength and energy levels, and helped her get back to feeling like her best self.    A couple PS's on this episode:     [1] Let's be real: none of us at Team Simplified are doctors. We're sharing this info friend to friend, so you can decide if adjusting the dials on your wellness routine is something you'd like to try.   [2] Don't forget: your body is unique. What works for someone else may work differently for you, and vice versa. And that's okay!   * * *   Thank you to our episode sponsors!   GREEN CHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Use code simplified130 to get $130 off (plus free shipping!) at  https://greenchef.com/simplified130   VEGAMOUR | Improve hair growth with clean ingredients! Use code SIMPLIFIED to save 20% on your first order at https://vegamour.com/simplified YEAR & DAY | Get $25 off your first order of $150 or more, plus free shipping with code SIMPLIFIED at https://yearandday.com/simplified    NUTRIBULLET | Get 20% off your order with code SIMPLIFIED at https://nutribullet.com    * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    63: Our Journeys Through Infertility (with Kristin Winchester)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 40:47

    Infertility is something so many families struggle with. It's a journey filled with physical and emotional exertion on a daily basis, of doctors and medications and countless whispered prayers and tears. Some journeys end the way you wished for. Many of them don't. No two journeys are the same, and that holds true for Emily and her BFF Kristin Winchester. Emily and Kristin share the long, winding road through infertility they each experienced, how it impacted their partners, and the complicated feelings they had throughout their journeys. They share how they navigated tough moments, like when their friends found out they were pregnant, and how they cared for themselves throughout that season.    If you're traveling this road today, we want you to know a few things: if this episode—or any situation this season—feels too much for you, then you don't have to partake in it. You are not traveling this road alone. There are so many ways to mother someone, whether you met in the delivery room or somewhere else along the way. And you are so very, very loved. Thank you to our episode sponsors! BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified   FIRSTLEAF WINE CLUB | Join today at tryfirstleaf.com/simplified, and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 — with free shipping!   AURA FRAMES | Visit https://auraframes.com/ and use code SIMPLIFIED to get up to $40 off while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply. NUTRIBULLET | Get 20% off your order with code SIMPLIFIED at https://nutribullet.com  * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    62: Gardening Hacks Anyone Can Use (with Team Simplified's Whit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 46:01

    Spring has officially sprung!  It's hard not to throw yourself into your local plant nursery and empty your wallet to create the garden of your Instagram dreams. But how do you get the best bang for your gardening buck? And what are the easiest plants to care for without, you know, sending them to the compost pile? Lucky for us, Simplified's creative director Whitney Hawkins happens to create beautiful things not only with her computer, but also with her gorgeous garden! Whit and Emily talk about the easiest plants and flowers to care for inside and outside your home, Whit's go-to tools for any gardening projects, why she built a Free Flower Stand in front of her house, and why gardening has sprouted new relationships in her neighborhood and a new sense of confidence, wonder, and awe in herself.   KARMA | Download Karma for free today at shop.karmanow.com/emily for a chance to win $1,000!    KIWICO | STEAM and science kits for kids! Get 30% off your first month, plus FREE shipping on any crate line with code SIMPLIFIED at https://kiwico.com   AURA FRAMES | The perfect Mother's Day gift! Visit https://auraframes.com/ and use code SIMPLIFIED to get up to $40 off while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.    NUTRIBULLET | Get 20% off your order with code SIMPLIFIED at https://nutribullet.com  * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    61: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Your Partner

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 17:05

    We love our people, but here's the thing: conflict is inevitable. That's because people see and experience the world differently. And that's okay! In fact, it's normal! But have you ever noticed the hard conversations you have with your partner can go from 0 to 60 on the emotional rollercoaster, more than any other relationship can? Why is that? And how can we navigate those conversations while respecting our partner's feelings—and our own? Emily breaks down how to spot when you're about to spiral into a heated moment, different patterns of conflict you may use to fight, and how to know when it's time to agree to disagree, or even take a few minutes to cool off from a hot topic. It's thorny, it's hard, but finding your way through a hard conversation happens through a bit of love, respect, humility—and a whole lot of listening. Thanks to our episode sponsors! STORYWORTH | A meaningful gift Mom will cherish for years to come! Save $10 on your first purchase at https://storyworth.com/simplified    GREEN CHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Get $130 off (plus free shipping!) with code simplified130 at https://greenchef.com/simplified130   BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/simplified * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    60: Embracing New Tools for a New Season (with Shauna Niequist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 38:07

    What do you do when the story you're living suddenly doesn't fit anymore? What happens when your story gets rewritten in real time—and you have no backspace button you can push? We've all been there in one way or another. So has author Shauna Niequist. Like many of us, Shauna has been in a season of unraveling and reweaving. A few years ago she, her husband Aaron, and their two boys left their hometown of Chicago and moved into an 800-square-foot apartment in Manhattan, where they knew exactly eight (!) people. Shauna and Emily talk about how to embrace the changes you asked for and the ones you didn't, why we'll never stop learning things (and why that's a great thing!). Above all, Shauna reminds us that life as we know it is going to change. It's not easy. It's definitely messy. But sometimes, those changes can be beautiful too.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   KARMA | Download Karma for free today at shop.karmanow.com/emily for a chance to win $1,000!    TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start canceling subscriptions now at truebill.com/simplified    FIRSTLEAF WINE CLUB | Join today at tryfirstleaf.com/simplified, and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 — with free shipping!   * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    59: Revolutionize Your Schedule with Time Blocking

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 16:50

    Do you start your day with a plan, or just kind of wing it? If you're looking to give your schedule a tactical makeover, may we introduce . . . time blocking! This week, Emily's telling you all about this productivity secret weapon and how it can give a little structure to even the craziest days. Sometimes getting more done (and a little peace of mind along the way!) is as simple as looking at your To-Do list and figuring out when you can make it happen—and if you can't, maybe it's time to give yourself a bit of grace and a little bit of margin. And don't forget: the measure of success isn't what you do. It's being the kind and courageous friend, partner, sister, daughter, and teammate you already are.    PS: Don't forget to check out all the brand-new, beautiful spring Simplified products that just launched over at emilyley.com!   * * * Thanks to our episode sponsors!   BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/simplified KARMA | Download Karma for free today at shop.karmanow.com/emily for a chance to win $1,000!    FIRSTLEAF WINE CLUB | Join today at tryfirstleaf.com/simplified, and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 — with free shipping!   * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    58: Peace Is a Practice (with Morgan Harper Nichols)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 40:01

    With everything going on in our homes and our world, peace can seem out of grasp even on the best days. But as artist and poet Morgan Harper Nichols says, “You don't have to arrive at your picture-perfect life before you can know peace.” Whenever Morgan speaks, we listen—you can see why, right? This week, Emily and Morgan talk about how to quiet your heart and find contentment, no matter where you are (even if it's somewhere you don't want to be). Morgan shares how receiving an autism diagnosis at 31 years old helped her understand and engage with the world—and herself!—in a deeper way. Above all, Morgan reminds us that peace isn't the absence of discomfort; it doesn't happen passively or something you get perfectly right. Peace is something you do, a practice you come back to over and over again. * * *  Thanks to our episode sponsor!   GREEN CHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Go to greenchef.com/simplified130, and use code simplified130 to get $130 off, plus free shipping!   * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk  * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook 

    57: Putting Boundaries in Place (with Nedra Tawwab)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 38:15

    Is it mean to live with boundaries? Do they keep you walled off from other people? Nope! Our guest today Nedra Tawwab says, “Boundaries are expectations and needs that help you feel safe and comfortable in your relationships.” Sounds like they're pretty essential, huh? Nedra's a therapist who shares (with her 1.4 million Instagram followers @nedratawwab) how to clearly communicate your needs and expectations so you can create healthy, loving relationships. Today Nedra and Emily talk about ways to communicate your needs more clearly to your partner, how to raise kids with healthy boundaries, and how to honor yourself through it all.   (Need a boundaries refresher? Go back to Episode 49, aka “Calm Your Anxiety with Better Boundaries,” and take a listen!)   * * * Thank you to our episode sponsors!   BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/simplified KIWICO | STEAM and science kits for kids! Get 30% off your first month, plus FREE shipping on any crate line with code SIMPLIFIED at kiwico.com   * * * GET NEW EPISODES EARLY + AD-FREE https://apple.co/3ICMUmk    * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    56: When You Mess Up, Show Yourself Compassion

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 16:22

    Sometimes the person who's hardest to treat with compassion is . . . you. When you've done something you wish you could take back, or didn't intervene when you should've, carrying guilt can feel like a punishment you're supposed to shoulder. But Emily reminds us if we want to show compassion to others, we *have* to show it to ourselves first. This week, Emily's sharing a few ways you can start to be more gentle and kind with yourself. Because kindness isn't weakness—it one of the strongest things we can do.   * * * Thank you to our episode sponsors!   TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start canceling subscriptions now at truebill.com/simplified   FIRSTLEAF WINE CLUB | Join today at tryfirstleaf.com/simplified, and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 — with free shipping!   * * * GET NEW EPISODES EARLY + AD-FREE https://apple.co/3ICMUmk    * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook 

    55: Live Your New Story with the Enneagram (with Ian Morgan Cron)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 36:38

    What kind of story are you telling yourself *about* yourself?  Does it fit who you are right now, or do you think it's time to find a new one? We're asking ourselves some big questions on the podcast today, and Enneagram coach and podcaster Ian Morgan Cron is here to guide us! Ian is an expert in the Enneagram personality assessment (he's a 4, by the way), and today he and Emily (a Type 2!) share how learning more about themselves through the Enneagram has helped them see why they make the decisions they do. Ian shows us how to find out if we're living a story that's serving who we are right now, and if it's not, how to let go of a past that doesn't define us and embrace a rich new story that reflects who we were made to be.   * * * Thank you to our episode sponsors!   GREEN CHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Go to greenchef.com/simplified130, and use code simplified130 to get $130 off, plus free shipping!  VEGAMOUR | Discover plant-based formulas that improve hair growth with clean ingredients —  go to vegamour.com/simplified and use code SIMPLIFIED to save 20% on your first order.   * * * GET NEW EPISODES EARLY + AD-FREE https://apple.co/3ICMUmk    * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    54: My Most Empowering Moment (with Team Simplified's Brittany and Whit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 38:30

    Is it a coincidence that our first podcast birthday (!) falls super close to another favorite day of ours, International Women's Day? We don't think so! And we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate both than inviting two of Team Simplified's leaders on the show: our COO Brittany Werth and Creative Director Whitney Hawkins! Emily, Brittany, and Whit share about the women who inspired them and showed them how to work hard, dream big, and lead families and businesses with creativity and compassion. They talk about some of their proudest moments at Simplified, what they're excited about for the future, and how they're helping their littles—girls and boys—recognize the grit and grace that women of all ages and walks of life bring to the world.   Thanks to this week's sponsors!   LINKEDIN | Join the conversations redefining “professional” at linkedin.com.    BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/simplified  * * * GET AD-FREE LISTENING + EARLY ACCESS TO NEW EPISODES https://apple.co/3ICMUmk    * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    53: Eight Things I Learned in my 38th Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 18:16

    When you're about to hit a big milestone, do you ever get reflective? It's hard not to, right? Emily's turning 39 this week, and she's recapping eight lessons she learned in her 38th year. From discovering she might be a cat lady after all (!) to helping her kids spread their wings in new ways, Emily's showing us that every year has lessons big and small in store for us, if we take the time to look for them.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!    BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online therapy — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/simplified    KIWICO | Get 50% off your first month, plus free shipping on any crate line with code SIMPLIFIED at kiwico.com.   * * * BRAND-NEW CLOTH JOURNALS! https://emilyley.com    * * * SHOW NOTES https://emilyley.com/podcasts    * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    52: Going Beyond a "Just Getting By" Life (with Mallory Ervin)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 33:22

    Sometimes you look up from your busy life and realize . . . this is not the story you thought would be yours. And without even realizing it, your spirit slid from “Everything is awesome!” to “I'm just getting by.” That's what former Miss Kentucky and three-time Amazing Race contestant Mallory Ervin realized one day—and she decided she was going to do something about it. Mallory and Emily talk about Mallory's brand-new book called “Living Fully,” where Mallory candidly shares about the addiction that gradually took over her life until she decided she wasn't going to live that story anymore. Mallory reminds us that living a full life doesn't mean the absence of “bad” things, or letting other people decide what makes you happy. It means despite whatever is happening, you're choosing to pursue more of what matters to you. It means spending more time with the people and work and ideas that makes you come alive. (PS: If you need a pep talk today, then *this* is the episode for you!)   Thank you to our episode sponsors!   NUTRISENSE | Learn to listen to your body – head to nutrisense.io/simplified, and use code simplified for $30 off any subscription to the CGM program.   GREEN CHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Go to greenchef.com/simplified130, and use code simplified130 to get $130 off, plus free shipping!   TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start canceling subscriptions now at truebill.com/simplified    * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast   * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook 

    51: Keep Getting to Know Your Person (with Bryan Ley)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 41:32

    Who knows you better than your person? Probably no one! But do they know * everything * about you—and vice versa? Let's find out! Emily's husband Bryan is back on the show for a little Valentine's Day fun. There's plenty of laughs and a few sweet moments as Emily and Bryan trade some of their favorite stories and memories, game show style. (PS: we've got a list of questions they answered on the show notes at emilyley.com/podcast, so you can have some fun getting to know your person, too!)   Thanks to our episode sponsors!NUTRISENSE | Learn to listen to your body – head to nutrisense.io/simplified, and use code simplified for $30 off any subscription to the CGM program. BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online counseling — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/simplified VEGAMOUR | Discover plant-based formulas that improve hair growth with clean ingredients —  go to vegamour.com/simplified and use code SIMPLIFIED to save 20% on your first order.   * * * SHOW NOTES emilyley.com/podcast   * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    50: Four Easy, Healthy Weeknight Meals for Your Instant Pot & Slow Cooker

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 24:18

    Raise your hand if your InstantPot or Slow Cooker has already saved your life this year (spoiler alert: ours are up in the air!). When you're strapped for time or cash, nothing's better than making a big pot of something in one of these kitchen workhorses. Today, Emily's sharing four of her All-Time Favorite meals she makes in the Instant Pot and Slow Cooker (with methods for each appliance!). From meals you can make with pantry ingredients you for sure have *right now* to a bright lemon chicken soup that's a hug in a bowl, not to mention carnitas and a classic Coca-Cola Pot Roast, you'll definitely find your next favorite weeknight meal. Soup's on, people!   Thanks to our episode sponsors! NUTRISENSE | Learn to listen to your body – head to nutrisense.io/simplified, and use code SIMPLIFIED for $30 off any subscription to the CGM program.   DAIGLE BITES PODCAST | Hear new episodes from singer Lauren Daigle each week, only on Amazon Music!   * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    49: Calm Your Anxiety with Better Boundaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 16:14

    Living with anxiety is . . . well, it's overwhelming. Yet so many of us do, for so many reasons. Some find relief from anxiety when they talk with a therapist, or when they take medication (something that's helped Emily, for sure). Sometimes, anxiety is a tool your body's using to tell you something — that maybe someone has stepped over one of your boundaries, and that's not okay with you. It could be a boundary of your time, your money, your values, your body. Boundaries affect how we live every day, but many of us haven't really thought about them. Today, Emily's going to start a conversation we'll continue in a few weeks as we take a deep-dive into what boundaries are, why they're so important — and how we can make sure we're honoring them. Because when we honor our boundaries, we honor ourselves. And as we honor ourselves, we may start to feel some of that anxiety loosen its grip.   Thanks to our episode sponsors! BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online counseling — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/simplified GREEN CHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Go to greenchef.com/simplified130, and use code simplified130 to get $130 off, plus free shipping!   * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    48: Loving Your Body, Just as She Is (with Jess Connolly) 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 35:30

    Here's something that's hard to admit for so many of us: it can feel like a struggle to care for our bodies in a compassionate way, to listen to what our bodies need and want. So many of us feel ashamed that our bodies don't look a certain way, or we're not able to do things that others can. It's a message that's been fed to us over and over since we were little girls. But what would our mental space look like if we could break free from those messages and begin to heal? What would it look like to love our body, just as she is right now? Today, Emily's talking to Jess Connolly, a guide who's spent some intentional time around breaking free from body shame. They talk about how to pass healthy, validating messages to our daughters, even as we struggle ourselves, and tangible things we can do to begin loving our body just as she is. Because sister, every single part of you is *good.*   Thanks to our episode sponsors! KIWICO | Get 50% off your first month, plus free shipping on any crate line with code SIMPLIFIED at kiwico.com. TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start cancelling subscriptions now at truebill.com/simplified FIRSTLEAF WINE CLUB | Join today at tryfirstleaf.com/simplified, and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 — with free shipping! * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook 

    47: Simplify Your Budget 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 22:02

    This time of year, so many of us resolve to get better with our finances. And the cornerstone of getting good at your money might not be flashy, but it sure is effective: it's knowing how much money you have coming in and how much is going out. That's basically a fancy way of saying “making a budget.” And you know what? Even if you're not a “numbers” person, you can make a budget —  and it doesn't have to be complicated (side note: Emily didn't think she was a numbers person either, and surprise, now she runs a business!). Today, Emily's dropping four super-helpful tips on how to kick off your financial journey this year on the right foot. From dividing your spending into categories, to getting help from a financial advisor, no matter where you're starting from you'll become more confident as you make you simplify your budget and start to understand how to make your money work for you.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   BETTERHELP | Affordable, private online counseling — anytime, anywhere. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/simplified VEGAMOUR | Discover plant-based formulas that improve hair growth with clean ingredients —  go to vegamour.com/simplified and use code SIMPLIFIED to save 20% on your first order. FIRSTLEAF WINE CLUB | Join today at tryfirstleaf.com/simplified, and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 — with free shipping!   * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY'S KIDS BOOK! You're Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    46: Simplify Your Closets 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 15:35

    Welcome to 2022, friends! A fresh start feels good, doesn't it? One of our favorite things to do this time of year to get that “fresh start” feeling inside our homes is to clean out our closets. But if you've got a lot on your plate, don't worry—you don't have to do it all in a day! Small steps make big progress, and Emily's here to show you her tried-and-true method of getting rid of closet clutter. It's a small but simple way to make room for what matters this year.   Thank you to our episode sponsors!   GREENCHEF | The #1 meal kit for eating well! Go to greenchef.com/simplified130, and use code simplified130 to get $130 off, plus free shipping!   TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start cancelling subscriptions now at truebill.com/simplified   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    [BONUS] Simplifying 2022 #4: Four Routines to Start the New Year on Track 

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 12:14

    It's always nice to take a break, but sometimes it feels even better to ease back into our regular routine. As we close our Simplifying 2022 series, Emily has a few tips to help you transition from holiday mode back into your regular life. From setting the mood you want in your home to building rest in your schedule, being intentional and compassionate about the way you return to your “real life” will not only feel good—it'll help you get back on track faster and give you a better launchpad to start your new year. (PS: Happy New Year, friends!)   SALE! To help you launch your fresh start, you can use code NEWYEAR to save 20% off our Signature 2022 Daily or Weekly Simplified Planners. Head over to emilyley.com to get yours!   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    [BONUS] Simplifying 2022 #3: Building Up Your Friendship Village 

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 39:44

    The last few years have shown us just how important it is to have rich connections with others—that's especially true of having strong friendships. Before the pandemic, you might've noticed your friendships have changed in shape and number over the year. For a lot of us, these kinds of changes can leave us feeling a little lonely, and even unsure of how to make new friends as an adult. In the third part of our Simplifying 2022 series, Emily is joined by one of her dearest friends, Jane, on the show to talk all things friendship! They talk about how their own friendship began a couple years ago, some of the challenges they've found in making adult friendships, and how they've learned to create space to be vulnerable and let others in, because authenticity helps new and old friendships blossom and grow.   SALE! To help you launch your fresh start, you can use code NEWYEAR to save 20% off our Signature 2022 Daily or Weekly Simplified Planners. Head over to emilyley.com to get yours!   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    [BONUS] Simplifying 2022 #2: How to Name What Matters Most 

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 13:20

    Welcome to Day 2 of our Simplifying 2022 series! As you prep for the new year, you may be thinking through new goals or priorities you want to pursue. When we sit down to plan at Team Simplified, we ask ourselves this question: what matters most to me? We've found that clarifying what matters most to us—whether it's caring for family, carving out time to try a new hobby, or growing our business—clears the mental clutter so we can make room to focus on the most important things. Today, Emily's going to give you the tools do help you find what matters most to you, so you can be on your way to helping your 2022 be your best year yet.   SALE! To help you launch your fresh start, you can use code NEWYEAR to save 20% off our Signature 2022 Daily or Weekly Simplified Planners. Head over to emilyley.com to get yours!   Thank you to our episode sponsor! TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start cancelling subscriptions now at truebill.com/simplified   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    [BONUS] Simplifying 2022 #1: Planning Your Best Year Yet 

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 16:06

    Happy (almost) New Year! Who doesn't love a fresh start? We sure do, and this week, Emily's here every single day until the New Year to give you all the tools and tricks to help you plan your best year yet. Here's the thing: we know you're coming to this episode today from all kinds of different places. You might be ready to take the new year by storm. If that's you, then rock on, sister! But if you're struggling with something—or many somethings—we get it. It can feel hard to feel like a fresh start is within your grasp. Wherever you are on your journey, Emily's here to help you to think about how to set the direction for your brand-new year. Because no matter where you're starting from, taking steps to think about where you are and where you want to be, whether big or small, sets an intention in your heart. And intention is direction. It's a great place to start moving mountains.   SALE! To help you launch your fresh start, you can use code NEWYEAR to save 20% off our Signature 2022 Daily or Weekly Simplified Planners. Head over to emilyley.com to get yours!   Thank you to our episode sponsor!   ARRAE | Go to arrae.com and use code SIMPLIFIED at checkout for 10% off your one-time purchase or 25% off your first month's subscription!   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    45: Movies and Games That Bring Family Together 

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 17:50

    Some of the sweetest holiday memories can be made over a friendly gingerbread house decorating competition, or watching A Charlie Brown Christmas together every year. But after you've gotten in your favorite traditions, how do you keep the fun going? How do you find things to watch and play that everyone can enjoy without scrolling, scrolling, scrolling on your streaming app, or opening up search tab after search tab, trying to find games to play? Don't worry—Emily's got you covered! Emily's sharing her favorite movies, TV shows, and games for people with all kinds of interests and ages to enjoy during the holiday season—and even perennial favorites that are perfect for any time of year! From watching a “Sherlock” marathon to playing Christmas Pictionary, your people have plenty of fun ahead of them this holiday season.   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    44: What If the Holidays Aren't Always Happy? 

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 17:03

    We often think of the holiday season as the brightest time of year, filled with love and warmth. And for many, that's true. But real life doesn't press pause at the holidays. So many of us are wading through hard things: a relationship on its last legs, a bank account stretched too thin, a problem we a child we don't know how to solve, an empty chair at the holiday table. This season, many of us find that we're holding grief and joy in both hands. It can feel like a hard and confusing burden to figure out how to carry any time of year, but especially this one, when we're handed a script on how we're supposed to perform the holidays. But today, Emily's here to talk you through how to gently lay down that script and acknowledge what you're going through. She'll walk you through a few different ways you can tenderly care for yourself and honor the season you're in right now. We wish this episode was completely irrelevant and that you had no use for it. But here at the Simplified Sisterhood, we want you to know that we're here to help carry you through this season, however long it may be. Because in the midst of the hard days, one thing remains: the love that comes from community. * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    43: Emily's Top 5 Favorite Kids Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 17:22

    Books are a gift that go way beyond getting a good story in the moment. They show us worlds beyond our own, that love and joy and hope exist in the most unlikely places, that people who are different from us are kind and good and experience the same feelings we all do. These are fantastic lessons to learn at any age, but especially for kids. Emily's sharing her favorite books for kids, from tales she enjoyed on her own to ones that she's sharing with her children now. From picture books to Harry Potter to the Jesus Storybook Bible, these books will help you little ones find joy on the page and off.   Thank you to our sponsors!    GREEN CHEF | Go to greenchef.com/simplified10 and use code SIMPLIFIED10 to get 10 Free Meals—including free shipping!   ELFSTER | Go to elfster.com or download the Elfster app to start organizing your FREE gift exchange today!   ARRAE | Go to arrae.com and use code SIMPLIFIED at checkout for 10% off your one-time purchase or 25% off your first month's subscription!   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    42: Where We're Finding Holiday Magic (BFF Chat #4) 

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 33:06

    One of the most heart-warming parts of the holidays is watching all the ways people bring magic to others, and how different families celebrate the season. Emily and her BFF Kristin share where they're finding holiday magic this year: everything from leaving treats for delivery drivers, watching littles revel in magical moments big and small, giving experiences instead of more stuff, and the traditions that bring us closer to loved ones (even when they go hilariously awry!). So grab yourself a peppermint hot chocolate and a Christmas cookie, and get ready to rediscover the wonder of the season.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!    FRAMEBRIDGE | Go to framebridge.com and use promo code SIMPLIFIED to save an additional 15% off your first order.   ROTHY'S | Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/simplified!   ARRAE | Go to arrae.com and use code SIMPLIFIED at checkout for 10% off your one-time purchase or 25% off your first month's subscription! ELFSTER | Go to elfster.com or download the Elfster app to start organizing your FREE gift exchange today!   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    41: Four Ways to (Actually) Rest During Busy Seasons 

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 18:57

    The holiday season is here, friends! It's a season of joy and celebration—and also a schedule that's a bit more full than usual. The end of the year is always a busy time, and it can be hard to carve a break in the middle of it all. To help you avoid burnout and truly enjoy what the season has to offer, Emily's got four ideas to help you feel like rest is within your grasp. As she says, “I know it can feel impossible to care for yourself in the middle of a busy season. But just remember: you weren't made to be in a season of doing and striving and trying forever. That's why the world is divided into four seasons, including winter, when the earth rests until it's ready to bloom next spring.”   Thanks to our episode sponsors! TRUEBILL | Don't pay for what you don't need. Start cancelling subscriptions now at truebill.com/simplified ELFSTER | Go to elfster.com or download the Elfster app to start organizing your FREE gift exchange today!   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    40: Holding Space for Hurting Friends (with Dean Crowe of Rally Foundation) 

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 24:09

    Even at the holidays, life doesn't stop. Amid the joy and celebration and light, we can still feel the weight of a broken relationship, a financial hardship, a diagnosis you'd give anything to take on yourself instead. It's terribly hard to watch a friend or loved one struggle with a painful experience, but even harder sometimes to know how to give the support they need. This week, Emily's friend Dean Crowe shares how to hold space for someone who's hurting. A few years ago, Dean's friends lost their son William after her battled cancer for several years. When Dean asked what she could do—beyond prayers, beyond bringing food, though those are important too—William's parents asked Dean to find a way to fun childhood cancer research. And that's exactly what she did, with her organization Rally Foundation. Dean and Emily talk about ways to support friends in big ways, but especially in the small ones, like showing up to clean or watching kids without being asked, even just being a sound board. Most of all, Dean reminds us to go beyond being grateful for the people in our lives. We can say we love them with our words, but even more with our actions.   Thanks to our episode sponsors! ARRAE | Go to arrae.com and use code SIMPLIFIED at checkout for 10% off your one-time purchase or 25% off your first month's subscription! ELFSTER | Go to elfster.com or download the Elfster app to start organizing your FREE gift exchange today! * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    39: Gifts for Kids, Partners, Parents, and Friends 

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 27:10

    You've made your gift lists and checked them twice—but do you need more ideas for the people in your life? Emily's here to help! She's sharing gifts to give to people who span across all kinds of ages and relationships: your significant other, your kids (or nieces and nephews!), your parents, your friends and coworkers. You'll learn how to pair a few Simplified items to make an impactful gift, discover cool locally-made gifts from small makers around the county, and even favorite gift finds from companies doing good in the world. It's hard not to get caught up in the glitz and bows and wrapping paper, but don't forget: the holidays aren't about gifts. They're about spending time with the people you love, and showing them in many ways, “I see you, and I care.”   Thank you to our episode sponsors! ROTHY'S | Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/simplified!   GREEN CHEF | Go to greenchef.com/simplified125 and use code simplified125 to get $125 off—including free shipping!   **Get links for each gift on the Episode 39 show notes at emilyley.com/podcast**    * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    38: Simplifying the Holidays (with Nana – AKA Emily's mom!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 38:45

    Happy Holidays, you guys! After months of waiting, the most festive (and busy) time of year is here again. As you ramp up all the fun stuff—the lights, the music, the decorations, the menu and party planning and gift wrapping galore—don't forget: it's not your job to do what you think you're supposed to do to make the holidays merry for everyone. Just do what matters to you and your people, and forget the rest. That's something Emily learned from her mom, Stephanie, who's affectionately known as Nana! Nana stopped by the podcast to share some of her best tips for keeping your special days simple but meaningful: you don't have to deck all the halls; gifts that give experiences can be more fun than toys; and kids will love slathering store-bought frosting on store-bought cookies as much as they will homemade ones. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Nana reminds us that the holidays are special not because of what you do, but who you share them with. Thank you to our episode sponsors! FRAMEBRIDGE | Go to framebridge.com and use promo code SIMPLIFIED to save an additional 15% off your first order.   GEMMIST | Visit gemmist.com and enter code SIMPLIFIED at checkout for 20% off your personalized hair care subscription and free 2-day shipping. * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    37: A Cozy Capsule Wardrobe for Cold Weather 

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 16:09

    It's the most wonderful time of the year—for *clothes.* The knits. The chunky scarves. The adorable boots. When the weather turns cool, it's so fun to get cozy with your wardrobe. But how many times a week do you peek in your closet and think “I have literally nothing to wear”? Actually, you do—you just have too many choices. So let Emily help! This week, Emily's taking a Simplified approach to your cold-weather closet and giving it a capsule wardrobe makeover, sharing what kinds of pieces to keep on hand and how man you need of each. Paring down your choices to your absolute favorites will make choosing outfits a breeze, and get you off to your day of apple picking and football watching (or online shopping while football watching) a little more quickly.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   “JESUS LISTENS” BY SARAH YOUNG | Get your copy at Barnes & Noble (https://bit.ly/3CbdRd8) or at your favorite book retailer today!    GEMMIST | Visit gemmist.com and enter code SIMPLIFIED at checkout for 20% off your personalized hair care subscription and free 2-day shipping.   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    36: Involving Kids in Political & Gov't Discussions (with Sharon McMahon)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 38:25

    If you're a parent, you probably think every single day about how to raise kids who are kind and hopeful, who know how to ask good questions and think critically, and who know how to disagree with someone else respectfully. Sooner than we realize, kids will be adults who make decisions about to run the world, using the tools and stories and lessons they learned first at home. That's why, little by little, as nerve-wracking as it is, Emily and Bryan are introducing discussions about government and politics at the dinner table. For tips about how to do it gracefully, Emily's consulting a very special guest: Sharon McMahon! You may know her better as @SharonSaysSo, America's Government Teacher, who shares non-partisan government facts and political news on Instagram. Sharon and Emily talk about how Sharon talks about these topics with her teens and nine-year-old and how to teach kids what is and what isn't a reliable source of information, how to ask questions and let kids come to their own conclusions, and why it's important to  debate a politician's actions in office without demeaning their personhood.   Thank you to our episode sponsor! “JESUS LISTENS” BY SARAH YOUNG | Get your copy at Barnes & Noble (https://bit.ly/3CbdRd8) or at your favorite book retailer today!    * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    35: Making Debt-Free Decisions for Your Home & Business (with Bryan Ley) 

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 38:07

    Making decisions about money is enough to put anyone on a feelings rollercoaster—especially if you're trying to make decisions with a partner at home or a colleague at work. But as uncomfortable as it is, how you handle your finances plays a role in building the life you want. This week, Emily's kicking off a brand-new series called Simplified Finances, where she'll help you grow more confident around money so you can find the freedom to use your time and resources in ways that matter to you. And here to help is a very special guest: her husband Bryan Ley! An entrepreneur himself, Bryan has a rich background in finance and banking, and today he and Emily hash through how their parents raised them to think about money, what their conversations around money were like when they were first married (spoiler alert: there were a few sparks) and how their financial decisions have evolved as a married couple and as business owners. They share some of their biggest money mistakes, some no-shame tips for getting out of debt quickly, and why talking about money, as hard as it is, is key to using it wisely and trusting each other.    Thanks to our episode sponsors! “JESUS LISTENS” BY SARAH YOUNG | Get your copy at Barnes & Noble (https://bit.ly/3CbdRd8) or at your favorite book retailer today!    GREEN CHEF | Go to https://greenchef.com/simplified125 and use code SIMPLIFIED125 to get $125 off—including free shipping!   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    34: Three Ways to Get Ahead on the Holidays 

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 17:41

    You may have just put mums and pumpkins on your front porch, but here's a poorly-kept secret: it's *never* too early to start planning for the holidays. Emily's got three easy, doable things you can do to start prepping for special meals, gifts, and schedules so you can get some time (and sanity!) back when your calendar starts to fill up soon. Here's the thing: joy isn't found just in the spontaneous moments. It's also found in moments we planned for, because we made space in our lives for them. And when you've got time to enjoy a cup of cocoa with your family instead of frantically wrapping presents in your bedroom, you'll hive-five yourself for getting a holiday head start.   Thanks to our episode sponsors!   “JESUS LISTENS” BY SARAH YOUNG | Get your copy at Barnes & Noble (https://bit.ly/3CbdRd8) or at your favorite book retailer today!    GEMMIST | Visit gemmist.com and enter code SIMPLIFIED at checkout for 20% off your personalized hair care subscription and free 2-day shipping.   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    33: Overcoming Overwhelm (Simplified Soul Care #2) 

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 18:59

    In a world that prizes what we do far more than who we are, feeling overwhelmed can feel like the status quo and even validating—while feeling relaxed means you're not working hard enough. But that kind of thinking is wreaking havoc on our bodies and our minds. When our bodies whisper, “I can't do this anymore” and we actually listen, when we set boundaries around what we need instead of piling more on our plates, we begin to beat back the feelings of overwhelm we were never made to carry. If you're finding yourself weary and burned out, this episode's for you—Emily will take you by the hand, help you slow down and find tangible ways you can carve out some space to care for yourself. Because when you believe the world actually benefits when you care for yourself, that feeling of overwhelm will become far less all-consuming.   Thanks to our affiliate partner! GROVE COLLABORATIVE | Fall scents are here, y'all. Spend $20 on your first order, and get a FREE Mrs. Meyers Gift Set! https://emilyley.com/grove   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    32: How to Clean Any Room (The Keeping of Home #2) 

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 16:09

    “Home” is more than just a place. It's the soft place to land after a hard day, where you can care for yourself and refill your well. Like anything, it takes effort to maintain a home where you can relax—and that includes cleaning it. But who has the time to give *cleaning* a ton of energy when you've got so many other things on your plate? There's a million ways to clean a room, but automating how you clean will take some of the work out of that chore so you can direct your energy into things that matter more. Emily shares three simple steps to clean any room, along with her favorite tools to get the job done faster, so you can get your time back and start relaxing again a bit sooner.   Thanks to our affiliate partner! GROVE COLLABORATIVE | Fall scents are here, y'all. Spend $20 on your first order, and get a FREE Mrs. Meyers Gift Set! https://emilyley.com/grove   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

    31: Unraveling the Social Highlight Reel (with Natalie Franke) 

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 32:41

    We all know spending a few mindless minutes scrolling through social media can make you feel like you're not enough—not beautiful enough, not thin enough, not successful enough, not a good enough mom or partner or friend. But what if we completely changed the way we used our socials? Instead of just consuming, what if we used them to *actually* connect with people? And instead of competing, what if we cheered each other on instead? Natalie Franke knows how life-giving that shift can be. Natalie is an entrepreneur and founded an organization called the Rising Tide Society, and their highest value is “community over competition.” (Hooray!) Natalie shares about her new book Built to Belong, along with some practical tips to take back your socials, use them to intentionally connect with other people, and bring some life back into your online—and offline—world.    * * *   Thanks to our episode sponsor and affiliate partner!   POLICYGENIUS | When it comes to insurance, it's nice to get it right. Head to https://policygenius.com right now to get started.   GROVE COLLABORATIVE | Fall scents are here, y'all. Spend $20 on your first order, and get a FREE Mrs. Meyers Gift Set! https://emilyley.com/grove   * * * GET EMILY'S LATEST BOOK! Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love is available now! * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET'S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook

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