Edit Your Life Episode 171: Summer of Self
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The less-structured nature of summer can be wonderful, but it also can make it challenging to prioritize your own needs and interests. In Episode 171, Christine and Asha talk about what they’re calling the Summer of Self—their collective desire, need, and intention to put themselves back in the center. They discuss how the Summer of Self has played out in relation to work, recreation, self-care, family, local and far-flung adventures, home, and relationships.
Resources mentioned in this episode
Minimalist Parenting (our book)
Edit Your Life Episode 168: Summer Plans
Christine’s 2018 summer meltdown story
Edit Your Life life skills series on Instagram (look for the blue styled tiles!)
Christine’s co-working space, The Wing
Food In A Bowl: Basics (The Lazy Genius Podcast, Ep. 107)
Food In a Bowl: Flavors (The Lazy Genius Podcast, Ep. 108)
Food In A Bowl: Hacks & How-To’s (The Lazy Genius Podcast, Ep. 109)
Asha’s outdoor reading oasis (at which she has read Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, How to Walk Away by Katherine Center, A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach, Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam, Flash Count Diary by Darcy Steinke)
Christine and Laurel on their mother-daughter trip to California
Question Of The Week
What is one thing you have done for yourself—and delighted in—this summer? Join the discussion on the Edit Your Life Facebook page—look for the Question Of The Week post pinned to the top of the page.
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