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.

We’ll Be Back Soon With Something New
Feb 27 • 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…
44 - How to Adopt Intuitive Eating for the Whole Family with Jennifer Anderson
Feb 26 • 47 min
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…
43 - The Importance of Perseverance in the Face of Adversity with Christy Laurence
Feb 19 • 39 min
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…
42 - How To Make a Relationship Work When You’re “Not Compatible”
Feb 12 • 63 min
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…
41 - How to Deal with SAD
Feb 5 • 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…
40 - How to Make the Switch to a Non-Toxic Skincare Routine with Tara Foley
Jan 22 • 46 min
Understanding how and why clean beauty is one of the most important changes you make to your skincare routine.
39 - Hack Your Productivity with These 5-Minute Tasks
Jan 15 • 8 min
This episode explores how to make the most of the moments in between.
38 - Doing Hard Things: Lessons Learned in 2019
Jan 8 • 24 min
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…
37 - Meditation for 2020 from Dr. Anna Roth
Jan 1 • 6 min
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
36 - Why You Should Try Manifesting Your Best Self
Dec 18, 2019 • 40 min
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
Nov 20, 2019 • 31 min
A look at how we approach the bad days and tough situations that inevitably arise in life.
34 - The Benefits of Creative Practice with Jill Elliott
Nov 13, 2019 • 36 min
How to use creativity as an outlet and a way to not only connect with our inner child, but what’s possible as creative thinkers.
33 - Gratitude, Difficult Relationships, and the Holiday Season with Dr. Anna Roth
Nov 6, 2019 • 35 min
Navigating the holiday season no matter what your family dynamic.
32 - Building Your Brand with Jen Olmstead of Tonic Site Shop
Oct 30, 2019 • 36 min
Building Your Brand Online with Jen Olmstead of Tonic Site Shop
31- Dr. Anna on ADHD
Oct 23, 2019 • 42 min
Kate Arends and Dr. Anna Roth discuss living with their ADHD diagnosis.
30- The Aesthetics of Joy with Ingrid Fetell Lee
Oct 16, 2019 • 35 min
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…
29 - Working Past Limited Beliefs with Chelsea Brink
Oct 9, 2019 • 46 min
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…
28 - The Undeniable Freedom in Self-Love
Oct 7, 2019 • 12 min
How to start the process of learning to love yourself, and the unexpected benefits of finding it
27- A Conversation on Natural Beauty with Dr. Anna Roth
Oct 2, 2019 • 27 min
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…
26 -Do You Need Therapy?
Sep 24, 2019 • 31 min
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.
25 - The 5am Club
Sep 23, 2019 • 10 min
How I became a morning person after being a proud night owl for over a decade!
24 - Separating Excellence from the Idea of Perfection
Sep 16, 2019 • 7 min
It’s OK to not be perfect, but don’t let that mean you can’t want more out of your life.
23 - Staying Focused in Work and Life
Sep 10, 2019 • 16 min
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 helped me move from doing busy work to doing good work. Shop the Stay on Track Planner here:…
22 - Finding Personal Freedom
Sep 5, 2019 • 6 min
Finding personal freedom through embracing the discomfort of growth and change.
21 - Decision Paralysis
Aug 29, 2019 • 20 min
We’ve got some great reader Q&A questions today!1. How to embrace your new identity after motherhood2. Dealing with decision paralysis3. Handling pressure in work and life4. Giving yourself grace when making a mistake5. My book recommendations for…
20 - 50 Ways to Spend a Mental Health Day
Aug 12, 2019 • 19 min
How to make the most of a day off.
19 - Hustle Culture
Aug 9, 2019 • 7 min
We’re more than the things we check off in a day; more than what our job title speaks; more than what our social media profiles say about what and who we love.
18 - Morning Rituals
Jul 26, 2019 • 13 min
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
Jul 19, 2019 • 12 min
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 items off a list that never grew smaller. I stayed up late crossing off tasks, combing through emails,…
16 - Better Sleep Habits
Jul 11, 2019 • 15 min
How to build healthy sleep habits
15 - Start A Cookbook Club
Jul 5, 2019 • 16 min
How to host a cookbook club that everyone loves!
14 - If You Worry A Lot, This Episode Is For You
Jun 20, 2019 • 13 min
Today I’m breaking down the small ways I’m reprogramming my relationship between my body and brain to heal.
13 - Ask Kate Anything — Part 1
Jun 11, 2019 • 14 min
Kate answers questions about how she started Wit & Delight, how to work past creative blocks, and the role creativity plays in her businesses.
12 - How To Handle Criticism
Jun 4, 2019 • 12 min
Critics getting you down? There might be a way to grow from hearing the hard truth.
11 - The Gift and Curse of High Expectations
May 30, 2019 • 11 min
How high expectations can be both necessary and at times, our downfall.
10 - How I Prioritize and Schedule My Time
Apr 11, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, I’m walking you through all of the ways I’ve learned to maximize my days through ruthless prioritization, time blocking, and managing distractions.
09 - Why Focusing Is Hard
Apr 9, 2019 • 21 min
This episode explores why our brains are having such a hard time keeping us on task in this digital age and what we can do about it.
08 - Losing Everything and How To Start Again
Apr 1, 2019 • 42 min
If you lost everything you own, how would you rebuild your life?
07 - How Joe Met Kate
Mar 25, 2019 • 30 min
What can first dates can tell us about the future of a relationship?
06 - The Surprising Truths I Learned After Turning 35
Mar 20, 2019 • 17 min
The journey of accepting the process of aging (and eventually finding empowerment in it) starts with changing your relationship with reality.
05 - How To Change Your Career at 30, 40, 50— and Beyond
Mar 7, 2019 • 28 min
How to work through mental road blocks, setting expectations and intentions, and defining success while embarking on a career change.
04 - What To Expect When You’re Renovating with Joe and Kate
Mar 4, 2019 • 21 min
Ever wonder what it is like to live in an influencers home? We discuss what it is like from Joe’s perspective.
03 - Unlearning the Anxiety About My Age
Mar 1, 2019 • 6 min
Let’s talk about ways we can write a more positive narrative around aging.
02 - Dealing with Depression on No Good, Very Bad Days
Feb 22, 2019 • 15 min
This is what living with depression looks like without letting it run your life.
01 - Two Sides To Every Story: Joe and Kate on Parenthood
Feb 14, 2019 • 47 min
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?