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The Wit & Delight Podcast

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The Wit & Delight Podcast is hosted by founder Kate Arends. Each week we discuss where life and style intersect and how the choices we make (both big and small) can help us find empowerment, self-discovery, and beauty in unexpected places.

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We'll Be Back Soon With Something New

February 27th, 2020

1:14

We've been recording The Wit & Delight Podcast for one year and this project has been one of the highlights of the past twelve months for me. Now that we know the podcast space a bit more and can see the content you …

44 - How to Adopt Intuitive Eating for the Whole Family with Jennifer Anderson

February 26th, 2020

47:01

Today we're talking with Jennifer Anderson, MSPH, RDN of Kids Eat in Color, which provides advice and tools to get your kids eating (and enjoying!) a …

43 - The Importance of Perseverance in the Face of Adversity with Christy Laurence

February 19th, 2020

39:07

Today I'm talking with Christy Laurence, the CEO and founder of Plann, an app that Wit & Delight uses to manage our Instagram accounts every single day. I spend a ton of time on Instagram, and this app has made my …

42 - How To Make a Relationship Work When You're "Not Compatible"

February 12th, 2020

1:03:35

I recently asked our Wit & Delight audience on Instagram what relationship questions they had for my husband Joe and me, and the responses flooded in. In this episode, Joe and I dive into topics surrounding money, …

41 - How to Deal with SAD

February 5th, 2020

11:12

It’s 2020, and high time we stop minimizing mental health issues. So why do so many people joke about having seasonal affective disorder? Sometimes universal emotions like sadness are likened to the symptoms of mental …

40 - How to Make the Switch to a Non-Toxic Skincare Routine with Tara Foley

January 22nd, 2020

46:30

Today I sit down with Tara Foley, founder of the first clean beauty retailer, Follain. Tara and I explore the nuances and misconceptions of "clean …

39 - Hack Your Productivity with These 5-Minute Tasks

January 15th, 2020

8:51

The secret to getting more done every day is to make the moments in between work for you.

I had no idea how much time I was wasting until I started taking inventory of what I was actually doing with the minutes and hours …

38 - Doing Hard Things: Lessons Learned in 2019

January 8th, 2020

24:43

This year felt like a constant gut punch with resistance around every corner, but you know what? I’m so, so happy that it did. Everything that did change was worth fighting for. I fought for my business, my family, my …

37 - Meditation for 2020 from Dr. Anna Roth

January 1st, 2020

6:56

We're back and easing into the New Year with this meditation from Dr. Anna Roth. We'll be back full swing next week! Happy New Year! - Kate and Team …

36 - Why You Should Try Manifesting Your Best Self

December 18th, 2019

40:50

Dr. Anna Roth and Kate discuss how to better connect with your future self and why it can be so hard to imagine a future outside your internal limitations.

Resources: Tara Brach

35 - A New Way to Approach Bad Days with Barbara Powell

November 20th, 2019

31:01

Today on The Wit & Delight Podcast, I'm sitting down with Barbara Powell of Speakeasy. Barbara is a professional certified health coach with Speakeasy, which presents a brand new way of looking at how we deal with …

34 - The Benefits of Creative Practice with Jill Elliott

November 13th, 2019

36:45

Today on the Wit & Delight Podcast we're talking about creative habits and how to bring creativity into your everyday life. I'm speaking with one of our Wit & Delight contributors, Jill Elliott, who is the …

32 - Building Your Brand with Jen Olmstead of Tonic Site Shop

October 30th, 2019

36:46

Wit & Delight listeners get 15% off any Tonic Site Shop designs (yes, even their new Fall '19 designs) by using the code  WIT&DELIGHT

I am so excited to be sharing my conversation with Jen Olmstead, Lead Designer …

31- Dr. Anna on ADHD

October 23rd, 2019

42:13

October is ADHD Awareness Month, and this week on the Wit & Delight Podcast Dr. Anna Roth and I are discussing our experiences with ADHD.

Both Anna and I are diagnosed with ADHD. In today's episode, we're going to …

30- The Aesthetics of Joy with Ingrid Fetell Lee

October 16th, 2019

35:21

This week on the Wit & Delight Podcast, we are talking with Ingrid Fetell Lee, the author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to …

29 - Working Past Limited Beliefs with Chelsea Brink

October 9th, 2019

46:15

This week on the Wit & Delight Podcast, we are talking with Chelsea Brink, an immensely talented designer, illustrator, and creative director. …

28 - The Undeniable Freedom in Self-Love

October 7th, 2019

12:49

To be honest... I didn't believe self-love was really something that would be possible, or even worse, wouldn't make that much of a difference in my …

27- A Conversation on Natural Beauty with Dr. Anna Roth

October 2nd, 2019

27:30

This week, in line with our October theme, we are talking with Dr. Anna Roth about the topic of natural beauty—from embracing our unique talents all the way through to grappling with body image issues.

I have had a long, …

26 -Do You Need Therapy?

September 24th, 2019

31:24

I'm so excited to have Dr. Anna Roth here with us! As an ongoing guest, she will be providing the perspective of a licensed psychologist on topics …

25 - The 5am Club

September 23rd, 2019

10:41

I am facing a problem. I have limited time, limited energy, and a lot of responsibility. Not to mention, a lot of drive to create things that take time, energy, leaps of faith, and relentless focus. There’s not much …

24 - Separating Excellence from the Idea of Perfection

September 16th, 2019

7:02

A couple years ago, I wrote the article “It’s OK To Not Have Your Shit Together.”  It was written when I started my journey to reframe my thinking around achieving perfection. In many ways, I still subscribe to this …

23 - Staying Focused in Work and Life

September 10th, 2019

16:21

The whole story behind how my life broke down and a new point of view on productivity emerged. Today I share my tips, tricks, and mindset shifts that …

22 - Finding Personal Freedom

September 5th, 2019

6:35

What happens when you outgrow who you've been? Today we talk about how discomfort often signals important changes ahead, and how we can change our …

21 - Decision Paralysis

August 29th, 2019

20:08

We've got some great reader Q&A questions today!

1. How to embrace your new identity after motherhood
2. Dealing with decision paralysis
3. Handling pressure in work and life
4. Giving yourself grace when making a …

20 - 50 Ways to Spend a Mental Health Day

August 12th, 2019

19:04

Taking the day off doesn't equal time well-spent. How you choose to spend that time will greatly impact the result of quality time spent giving your …

19 - Hustle Culture

August 9th, 2019

7:20

We as a culture have collectively decided to brand our work ethos. If you aren’t #hustling, what are you doing? If your product/service/identity is …

18 - Morning Rituals

July 26th, 2019

13:15

Five ways to establish a new morning ritual that will change your entire day. And none of them include going to the gym before the sun comes up!

17 - Productivity Tools

July 19th, 2019

12:51

Lesson from a recovering perfectionist: Your to-do list shouldn’t control your life.

For years, I fought the never-ending, uphill battle of checking …

16 - Better Sleep Habits

July 11th, 2019

15:49

It's been more than 30 days since I started the Sleep30® Challenge and I'm happy to report that I'm feeling... better than I did last month, albeit it didn’t come without a set of hurdles that needed to be cleared— both …

15 - Start A Cookbook Club

July 5th, 2019

16:30

I've been in a cookbook club for six months now and wow-- has it been a blast! I really think it is even better than eating out with your friends. 

A cookbook club will introduce you to the wonder that is community …

14 - If You Worry A Lot, This Episode Is For You

June 20th, 2019

13:56

We live in a culture where worrying can be glorified. If you're worrying, you're one step ahead, you're out of your comfort zone, you're making …

13 - Ask Kate Anything -- Part 1

June 11th, 2019

14:14

Today we cover how Wit & Delight came to be, the controversial name the site had before I changed it to Wit & Delight, my creative process, how I select the materials I design with, and how creativity plays a …

12 - How To Handle Criticism

June 4th, 2019

12:31

Sharing your work and life online is scary and no matter how hard we try, none of us are immune to being disliked or subjected to criticism. It can be tempting to shy away from hearing uncomfortable feedback, especially …

11 - The Gift and Curse of High Expectations

May 30th, 2019

11:26

If you are working to become better, live healthier, or hoping to change a significant aspect of your life, then chances are you have some kind of set expectation for what your end goal looks like. Goals require focus …

10 - How I Prioritize and Schedule My Time

April 11th, 2019

22:44

When I was tested for ADHD at 27 (using continuous performance tasks (CPTs) and a year's worth of analysis from my therapist), before I was walked …

09 - Why Focusing Is Hard

April 9th, 2019

21:59

We're living in a world where our attention is for sale and we’re consuming information with few limitations and boundaries that place our self-interest top of mind. This episode explores why our brains are having such …

08 - Losing Everything and How To Start Again

April 1st, 2019

42:44

If you lost everything you own, how would you rebuild your life?

A house fire completely changed Liz Tornell’s life and inspired her business Hello, …

07 - How Joe Met Kate

March 25th, 2019

30:02

What can first dates can tell us about the future of a relationship?

Let's start at the beginning. Just about everyone loves a good "how they met" story and ours is... well, annoyingly cute.  HOWEVER. While we met in a …

06 - The Surprising Truths I Learned After Turning 35

March 20th, 2019

17:20

Do you remember the first time you asked yourself if you were old? I was in 4th grade. I looked at myself in the mirror and thought— wow, look how …

05 - How To Change Your Career at 30, 40, 50-- and Beyond

March 7th, 2019

28:30

In the era of overnight billionaires like Kylie Jenners and Mark Zuckerbergs, it’s hard to not feel like we missed the memo. While we were busy trying to figure out how to apply for health insurance, these kids were …

04 - What To Expect When You're Renovating with Joe and Kate

March 4th, 2019

21:53

Joe gets real on living inside the Wit & Delight Instagram feed, the decor decisions he loves and hates, and how we've learned to respect our different needs when it comes to living well at home. 

About the podcast: …

03 - Unlearning the Anxiety About My Age

March 1st, 2019

6:43

Can We Rewrite The Narrative For Growing Older As Women?

In this episode we talk about our March theme: aging

Aging is a taboo subject, one that we …

02 - Dealing with Depression on No Good, Very Bad Days

February 22nd, 2019

15:58

There could not have been a better time to record this episode!! I literally spent Monday sleeping on the sofa in our office, barely able to …

01 - Two Sides To Every Story: Joe and Kate on Parenthood

February 14th, 2019

47:31

There are always two sides to every story, and more often than not, you’ve only heard my side. But what about the other half? Our new Two Sides to Every Story series will be a conversation that includes another point of …

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