The Wit & Delight Podcast

The Wit & Delight Podcast

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.


February 27, 2020 1 min

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 resonate with most, we are going to press pause and reframe our format.

We're coming up with an exciting new way to think about the episodes we bring to you and new ways to showcase our guests. Stay tuned for...

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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 wider variety of foods, specifically vegetables.

In our conversation, we talk about food rules and picky eaters. We dive into all of the ways we impose different kinds of behaviors onto our children, ourselves, and other people in our lives about how we eat, what we eat, and how mu...

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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 life so much easier. It's allowed me time to do more of what matters to me most on Instagram, which is connecting with people.

Plann was founded in 2016 and it's a business that grew out of a traumatic pers...

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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, therapy, communication and dealing with conflict, and how our relationship changed after having kids.

We answer a number of your questions, including:

- How can I have faith to try marriage again after a very bad one?
- ...

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February 5, 2020 11 min

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 illness, which really doesn’t help us understand, connect, or seek treatment when we’re suffering.

It’s important to clarify and understand this first: Sadness is a normal human emotion.

We experience sadness our entire...

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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 beauty" and why so many of us find ourselves confused and overwhelmed when it comes to making a better choice for our health.

We also dive into what it means to be an entrepreneur and mother, why a business oftentimes feels like having another child, and how our own mothers influe...

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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 in each day. Sometimes I’d hand thirty minutes over to investigating who Harry Styles’ new songs were about, and other days I’d organize my books by color to avoid opening the mail that had been sitting on my counte...

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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 marriage, my friends, my self-worth. It became clear what wasn’t necessary, who to let go, and who to let in. 

But there was one lesson that changed everything, and I didn’t realize what it was until I sat down to writ...

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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 W&D

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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

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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 really bad days. You can essentially drop in at one of Speakeasy's three Minneapolis locations or schedule an appointment online with a licensed professional to talk about whatever is on your mind. The whole i...

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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 founder of The Color Kind. She is also a creative consultant, strategist, writer, and artist curating a life around design and intentional living. Jill has 20+ years of experience in the creative field and was...

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This month on Wit & Delight, we're covering ideas surrounding the topic of gratitude. There can be a lot of guilt that comes from not feeling grateful for all that you have. Yet as we begin to move into the holiday season, it's important to remember that the holidays are filled with really complicated emotions and there isn't one right way to navigate tricky situations.

In this episode, I am back with holistic psycho...

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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 and Creative Director at Tonic Site Shop. Jen is someone who I have come to know and love and who has become a mentor to me. Jen is one half of Tonic and she built the custom Wit & Delight website, which is ...

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October 23, 2019 42 min

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 talk about our personal experiences, what our diagnosis process was like, how we dealt with the diagnosis, and some of the ways we've reframed our approach to living with ADHD, viewing it instead as a super...

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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 Create Extraordinary Happiness. I've read the book twice, and each time it's felt like validation around all of the work that I've done for the past decade plus. Ingrid's groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and our well-be...

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This week on the Wit & Delight Podcast, we are talking with Chelsea Brink, an immensely talented designer, illustrator, and creative director. Chelsea and I have followed each other on Twitter for a really long time, and the topic that brought us together to talk for this week's episode was the link between creativity and mental illness.

Chelsea and I have both gone through different paths of exploring how to accept one'...

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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 life.

I've learned A LOT about the process this year and turns out, I had no idea what it felt like, and little understanding of how different self-love and self-esteem actually were.

You can read the essay here:

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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, tumultuous history with accepting my body, like most women out there. I have swung all the way from having an eating disorder in college to really feeling like the physical manifestation of being thin and fit was th...

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September 24, 2019 31 min

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 ranging from mental health to ADHD, relationships and body image, and so much more. Today we will be discussing what it means to be a holistic therapist, how to find the right therapist, and what to expect as you begin the healing process.

More about Dr. Anna Roth:
Dr. Anna Roth is a ...

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