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Your new favorite mother-daughter duo talking about things (that aren’t things) together and with special guests. Join Courtney Carver and Bailey Carver talking about simplicity, wellness, happiness and secrets to living a life you love. Plus, we'll be interviewing amazing humans about how to live a meaningful life.
 
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Too much busyness doesn’t make you a better person. It makes you a tired person. Reclaim your right to rest with this episode. Learn the 10 NEW rules of rest and relaxation and ditch the old ones that say you have to earn your rest. Favorite Things Bailey: Free Journaling Scrub Mommy Favorite Things Courtney: CuriosityVoice transcription app for pr…
 
Starting with a powerful story and a personal blog, Carleigh Bodrug grew Plant You into a digital meal plan program, vegan brand and growing social media community for people interested in following a whole-foods, plant-based, oil-free lifestyle. In this episode, we’re excited to interview Carleigh about her journey, her new cookbook, and her favor…
 
If you are getting back to travel, tune in to this episode. Courtney and Bailey talk about their travel preferences including how they pack, best times to travel, what snacks to bring on the plane and more. Get inspired for your next trip! Favorite Things Bailey: Bling Empire (Netflix Series) BYOMA Jelly Cleanser Favorite Things Courtney: New Garde…
 
Another episode of the How-Not-To Series! This time we’re talking about activities, exercises, and little ways that will help you to not hate your job and other things. From coffee, to therapists, to boundaries, to simply saying “no”, Courtney & Bailey remind you that while you can’t control everything, you do have control over many things that can…
 
How do you know when it’s time to walk away? In this episode, Courtney & Bailey share their experiences on their exit strategies. From leaving a bad work environment and declining invitations to relationships, friendships, and your own expectations, this duo share things to think about and plan to craft a compelling exit strategy. Sometimes you hav…
 
How much is too much? How much is enough? In this episode, Courtney & Bailey share things to consider when posting on social media or other internet places for work or personal reasons. Coming from two different perspectives of age & experience, this duo shares the questions they think about before publishing anything online. Favorite Things Bailey…
 
Inspired by the Coastal Gran Lifestyle trend on TikTok, Courtney & Bailey share how they embrace this trend. They share their recipes, books, movies, interior design tips, activities, and simple ways you can incorporate Coastal Gran into your life. Favorite Things Bailey: Teakwood and Amber Candle from Katie Waltman Funny You Should Ask Favorite Th…
 
If you’ve been thinking of starting a new business or new project, this episode is for you. Courtney & Bailey share their biggest tips for starting that special project or business. From mindset and boundaries, to expectations and taking action, this duo reminds you that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming to start something new. Favorite Things Bai…
 
Courtney and Bailey talk about things they’ve grow into and out of and why. From food, travel, and shopping to relationships, body image, and connections, this duo shares how things have shifted. Plus, they also share things their listeners grow into and out of. Favorite Things Bailey: Airpod cleaner Cuticle serum Favorite Things Courtney: Business…
 
Let’s talk all things simplicity! From hobbies and lifestyles to closets and food, Bailey and Courtney talk about how they’ve simplified. They answer your questions about gifts, social media, clutter, relationships and more. This episode gives you practical tips to simplify almost every area of your life. Favorite Things Bailey: Tobacco Wives by Ad…
 
The City Guides are back! Courtney and Bailey are really excited to show you around one of their coastal favorites, La Jolla. Listen in for where to eat, what to do, where to stay and how to get the most out of this lovely place. Favorite Things Bailey: Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier Coconut Water Favorite Things Courtney: Response from epi…
 
If you love a good life hack, you’ll love this episode! From food prep and cleaning to wardrobe and simplicity, Courtney & Bailey share their best hacks to help you have fun and save a little time. Favorite Things Bailey: Hill House Nap Dress Black Cake Favorite Things Courtney: Hello AudioThe Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: Audio PATREON:Sup…
 
In this episode, Courtney & Bailey answer questions submitted by wonderful listeners. From retreats to college decisions, to finding calm, they share tips and ideas to help you manage life with more joy and simplicity.. Favorite Things Courtney: Downton Abbey The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd Favorite Things Bailey: Greenwich Park by Katherine …
 
If you are overwhelmed with the call to hustle, how there is always more to do or if you never feel like you are doing enough, tune in. In this episode, Courtney and Bailey what enough means to them and why it’s important to realize what enough means to you too. Favorite Things Bailey: Lush Vinegar Airpod Case Favorite Things Courtney: Marry Me Bac…
 
From journaling to unfollowing to pivoting your perspective, Courtney and Bailey share a list of activities to set some boundaries and to not let other people bother you. Some days you’re going to be bothered more than other days. Give yourself some time and consider these tips to fill your day with less bother and more ease and simplicity. Favorit…
 
After years of sharing their favorites on every episode, Courtney and Bailey go back and reflect on all the things that are still their favs and the one’s that aren’t so good anymore. This episode is a reminder that as we evolve, some things are not useful in the present and it’s ok to let them go. PATREON:Support us on Patreon! Check out our Tall,…
 
Inspired by a recent closet-cleanout post Bailey shared on her Instagram, Courtney and Bailey give you 10 things to remove from your closet today. From shoes, to accessories, to wedding dresses, this episode is a reminder to let go of things that doesn’t fuel you or fit you to make space for things that give you joy & confidence. Favorite Things: B…
 
It’s Valentine's Day! Courtney & Bailey reflect on their Valentine’s stories. They also share lovely, funny, and heartwarming stories submitted from listeners. This episode will remind you that you don’t need to do or buy expensive things to make V-Day special and memorable. Favorite Things: Bailey: Tru Fru Colleen Hoover’s newest book Reminders of…
 
It’s the month of LOVE! Inspired by Valentine’s Day, Courtney and Bailey share their ideas and activities that you can do when you take yourself on a solo date. This is a reminder that you can take yourself out and treat yourself with simple and lovely activities. Favorite Things: Bailey: Timer cube Crying in H Mart Courtney: Digital Minimalism by …
 
Want to read more this year? This episode is for you! Courtney & Bailey give you their top ten favorite books of 2021. They also share some of the best tips to help you read more this year. Courtney & Bailey invite you to start with one of these books as you create a daily reading habit. Favorite Things: Courtney:Meyer’s Dishsoap - Snowdrop scent T…
 
It’s the 100th episode of Soul & Wit! Tune in today to learn how not to be grumpy. Courtney and Bailey share what made Bailey grumpy enough to make a list of how not to be grumpy and share strategies for turning things around when they aren’t going your way. Favorite Things: Courtney:The Four WindsCoco Floss Bailey Cosmic Brownie Deux Story Graph P…
 
Courtney and Bailey dive into everything they recommend to watch, listen to or read. Find something to inspire or motivate and suggestions that are simply for fun and relaxation. From books to podcasts and movies and shows, they give you an extensive list you can use for exactly what you need.. Favorite Things: Courtney:30 Journal Prompts to Start …
 
It’s time to kick off a brand new year. Usually we love to go all in on goals, resolutions, personal growth, new habits, often all at once. Even though the intention is good, the result is usually burnout and frustration. Courtney & Bailey remind you that when your are overwhelmed with decisions, pushing too hard and everything is spinning in your …
 
Happy New Year! Courtney and Bailey welcome you into 2022 with permission to reject the new year, new you invitations and to let go of the hustle culture to welcome more happiness and calm into your life. Favorite Things: Bailey: Notion App My Big Water Bottle Courtney: Clean slate (putting Christmas away) 101 Sober Rituals to Replace Your Nightly …
 
Get ready to laugh and learn. This time Courtney interviews Bailey and they explore interesting topics including burnout, business, jobs, and how to have difficult conversations with your children. From sharing their bond as mother and daughter, to sharing about both of their businesses, Courtney and Bailey give tips on how to create a life you lov…
 
This is a fun conversation! Bailey asks Courtney all of the questions that you submitted. They share how Courtney grew her business to her favorite podcast episode. From knowing how to choose or buy a product you need or want, to setting boundaries, and how their relationship thrives, Courtney and Bailey share honest answers along with tips to incr…
 
Tune in today for inspiration and practical recommendations to practice random acts of joy and kindness. It’s the simplest way to spread happiness and feel happier yourself. Favorite Things: Bailey: Red Taylor’s Version Sweatshirts from Inkwell Threads Courtney:Instagram post from @wetheurban PATREON:Support us on Patreon! Check out our Tall, Grand…
 
With only one month left of 2021, it’s time to get intentional about savoring the rest of the year. Here are 10 ways to help you slow down and enjoy. Favorite Things: Bailey: Beis Backpack Ghosts By Dolly Alderton Courtney: Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta (on Audible) CBD Mocktails: Apple Ginger Moscow Mule PATREON:Support us on Patreon! Check out our T…
 
Inspired by the long Thanksgiving weekend, Bailey & Courtney share how they enjoy a guilt-free weekend and why it is important to sometimes under schedule the day for more joy and relaxation.. Favorite Things: Bailey: The Ex Hex Pecan Pie Truffles (NYT) Courtney: The love letters I’m mailing to PatronsMy meditation practice PATREON:Support us on Pa…
 
Join Courtney & Bailey for a conversation with Jennifer Ellen Mueller, a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, to talk about diet culture and how to actually enjoy food over the holidays without feeling guilty or judged. If you are tired of labeling food “good” or “bad” and want to learn about how to eat with less stress and more peace,, this episo…
 
Have you ever considered a 15 hour work week or how you plan your free time? Do you have flexibility in your life? Courtney and Bailey talk about how they both plan, and their different but effective ways to check everything off their to-do lists. From planning quarterly, to daily and weekly, Courtney and Bailey share their practical tips to make t…
 
It's the Holiday Season! Bailey and Courtney talk all about the books, movies, and recipes they’re going to enjoy this season. If you’re looking for the best movies, the newest books, and recipes to enjoy with your family in this joyful time, this episode is for you. Favorite Things: Bailey: 56 Days Mini Dutch Ovens Courtney: Meal planning The firs…
 
Have you ever thought about writing a book … and then promptly talked yourself out of it? There are so many really good reasons NOT to write a book but if you have a really good reason to write one, it’s worth it. In today’s episode, Wendy Sherman (Courtney’s Literary Agent) gives you a look into the publishing world and gives you lots to think abo…
 
From cleaning your space to making it cozy, Bailey and Courtney give you tips and resources to transform your space into one you’ll love spending time in. You don’t have to spend a lot to feel more at peace in your home. Favorite Things: Bailey: 7 days in June Audiobook Makeup towels Courtney: Tiny Kindness Library In and Of Itself (Hulu Series) PA…
 
We love this time of year and are sharing how we embrace fall. We’ll tell you where we are going, what we are watching and most importantly what we are cooking, baking and eating! We hope this inspires you to put on a cozy sweater and relax into this beautiful time of year. P.S. If it’s a different season where you are, we know you’ll still find go…
 
Courtney and Bailey have less anxiety since the beginning of the pandemic but more exhaustion currently. In this episode, they are talking about not going back to normal, and some of the activities they do to keep themselves positive. From baking to setting boundaries, Courtney and Bailey share with you hobbies, routines and activities that you can…
 
Courtney blames quarantine and Bailey got her first plant before 2020. In this episode you’ll learn about how many plants we have, the biggest things we’ve learned about raising plants, and details on soil, watering, pots and gnats. We’ll tell you the easiest plants to start with. We also share our favorite plantstagrammers who inspire and teach us…
 
We are back. After a long summer break, we are very excited to share lots of favorite things. In this episode we catch you up on what we’ve been reading, eating and enjoying plus where we’ve traveled and some new life hacks we learned on our break. Favorite Things: Bailey: Katchy: Gnat Killer Little Mia Bella Masks Embroidery Courtney: Bailey’s tom…
 
Our summer break inspired this episode and we hope it encourages you to take a break too. You don’t have to wait until you are sick, tired or overwhelmed to rest. You don’t have to prove your worthiness for rest by working really hard. Listen and hear what’s inspiring us to rest, the books we want to read on our break and an exciting adventure we a…
 
Today’s episode covers strategies that work well for cooling off when you are really hot because of summer temps or when you are angry, frustrated or bothered in another way (hot on the inside. Surprisingly, these ideas work for all kinds of heat! Favorite Things: Bailey: Malibu Rising Ikea Vase Courtney: Impossible Burgers Turning off Likes on Ins…
 
Social media is part of all of our lives (except for the few who have opted out) and that’s why it’s so important for us to do a little check in and make sure we are using it in a way that positively impacts our lives and the lives around us. Today we are going to discuss some recent Instagram changes and small tweaks you can make to be happier onl…
 
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