This week on Everything is Fine

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Jenn and I were both deeply inspired by our guest, Grace Bonney, and her radical decency, honesty, and ability to pivot to new and potentially scary things with what certainly appears to be ease. Bonney created the popular blog Design Sponge, which at its peak had nearly two million visitors a day. Tune in to her talking about walking away from that, her newest book, Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women Over 50, why she is back in school, and so much more. If you’re feeling stuck or out of sorts about the new year and your role in it, do tune in because it’s a good one and it might just make you feel better. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Oh FFS
    10 Jan 2022
    1:07pm

    I loved this episode and sent it to all my fellow midage friends. I’m so impressed with Grace Bonney for using a payment system that honors equity among creators. I can see this resonating with all sorts of creative output fields.

    And count me among the folks who love the moaning and groaning and cursing. In the isolation of a pandemic, I don’t have many chances to feel like I’m with my people, but your podcast does that so thank you.

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    cw
    3 Jan 2022
    8:52am

    So looking forward to this podcast. I’ve been a huge Grace Bonney fan since Design Sponge (which I still miss!!).

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    Lee
    3 Jan 2022
    9:11am

    Wonderful episode for the beginning of the year. Honestly refreshing to get past your usual personal default moaning and groaning about your signs of aging, how you are going to do x, y, z, your old life in that old job, with a lot of f**ks thrown in for faux emphasis. I noticed you bring your A-game with a couple of really inspiring guests. You ask really good questions. There’s a good podcast in here somewhere – look forward to your new script 🙂

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      Kim France
      3 Jan 2022
      9:48am

      Thanks, I think?

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        Lori
        4 Jan 2022
        9:28am

        Whew. Haven’t listened to this episode yet, but I *love* the ones in which you and Jenn talk amongst yourselves! Seriously appreciate the “moaning and groaning,” enjoy hearing about your “old” lives, and cannot even tell you what a relief it is to hear your cursing (because I curse like a sailor myself, but have no RL friends who do (-: ). Keep mixing it up however you two please!

        P.S. to Lee: There are approximately eight thousand million gajillion podcasts out there; maybe go find one that you like?

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      carrie
      3 Jan 2022
      10:13am

      Excited to check out your podcast, Lee!

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        kimbersam
        3 Jan 2022
        12:31pm

        Right? I am sure Kim and Jenn are looking forward to seeing Lee’s expert script and tonal rebrand proposal. In 2022, let’s hope that those who don’t like certain podcasts find the “unsubscribe” feature.

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          Kim France
          3 Jan 2022
          1:09pm

          Hilarious, Kimbersam.

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        Mary
        15 Jan 2022
        7:51am

        Lee has a point and it’s unfortunate the mean girl fan posse this podcast attracts feels the need to cancel. We all listen for different content.

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      jenn romolini
      3 Jan 2022
      10:40am

      I’m genuinely curious, Lee. What would you like to see us talk about? Which topics do you want to hear more about?

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      Liz
      3 Jan 2022
      9:37pm

      I, on the other hand, love the “moaning and groaning.” To me, it’s SO much more interesting and relatable than the toxic positivity/girl boss b.s. that so many women seem to feel they have to project. I actually prefer when you two talk about this stuff than when you have guests on that teach you how to fix things, honestly. I feel like you guys mix it up really well so there’s plenty of both. But you can’t please everyone, I guess!

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      Tanya
      3 Jan 2022
      10:46pm

      One wonders why on God’s green earth you’re here.

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    nancy
    3 Jan 2022
    5:26pm

    what a delicious pod today. can’t wait to listen again. grace is so evolved and generous. thanks guys.

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    Jenn
    3 Jan 2022
    6:03pm

    This was a great episode. I really enjoy your podcast.

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    T
    3 Jan 2022
    10:59pm

    Thanks for always bringing interesting guests to the show. I’ve learned a lot from listening to your discussions. And thank you for sharing honestly how middle age can be full of wonderful and sucky surprises.

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    cw
    3 Jan 2022
    11:20am

    Best podcast ever. Seriously. I’ll probably listen to it again and again because there is so much there. LOVE Grace Bonney. (and even though she’s going off social media eventually, it is worth following her Instagram as every once in a while she’ll post her favorite tiktok postings and they are hilarious!)

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    nancy
    3 Jan 2022
    11:47am

    glad you guys are back.

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    Steph B
    3 Jan 2022
    11:52am

    I discovered her book at my local independent bookstore over the holidays. I am inspired by the women and their stories. I keep it on my coffee table and pick it up to read in the evenings once I put my phone down (a new practice.)

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      liz
      3 Jan 2022
      1:10pm

      That is such a great practice. I am inspired.

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    Kate
    3 Jan 2022
    12:08pm

    So excited for this episode! Glad you are back and hope it was a great break.

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    Goldie
    3 Jan 2022
    1:46pm

    I’d love interviews with creative and successful women such as Rachel Comey, Rebecca Atwood, Paula Grief , Page Sargisson and Maria Cornejo.

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    Eloise
    3 Jan 2022
    2:33pm

    Ohhh, yay, something new to listen to in my “more spent than actively sick” stage of breakthrough Covid. Am super appreciative of the podcast in which you recommended Yellowjackets – except that I am all caught up. Boo.

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      cw
      3 Jan 2022
      3:58pm

      So sorry you’re dealing with breakthrough, Eloise. Glad you are on the mend, but still…

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      Viajera
      3 Jan 2022
      2:53pm

      Oh, I’m so sorry, Eloise!! I am glad it is a mild case though.

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        D.Morgendorffer
        4 Jan 2022
        12:54am

        Don’t know if anyone will spot this, but …Eloise, my previous response expressing my sympathy got eaten. So, to recap, in lieu of podcasts, here’s some musical diversion…
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgVoA4wYYE0&list=RDrgVoA4wYYE0&start_radio=1
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30TJ4jQxS9M
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp8awLFmgk4
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FVJ8Q-W7aE
        PS: Eloise, I miss mixtapes.

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          Eloise
          4 Jan 2022
          8:37am

          Thanks, D!! Every morning I wake up “energetic” but am spent by noon and it is all I can do to listen or watch. I never had the patience to make mixtapes but loved to get them!!

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    Jane
    3 Jan 2022
    1:44pm

    I will pick up whatever Grace Bonney is throwing down. In fact, I’m going to take a break from catching up on work to listen to the podcast now because it’s a new year and I’m going to trust that everything gets done eventually 🙃

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    lisa
    4 Jan 2022
    2:08pm

    Perfect listen for the first days of the new (better?) year! I heard another interview with Grace recently and LOVED her thoughts. This interview uncovered even more great stuff. She’s wise beyond her years! I have to listen again as was simultaneously boxing up clothing to thrift and arranging donations. We are packing up our house of 24 years and moving on to new adventures. Thank you Kim and Jenn for producing content that really covers all the bases for me. I need to hear complaints (I have them) and fucks (I utter that word constantly and also have none left to give) and also the musings about how to get through this life with sanity, humor and authenticity.

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    nadine
    5 Jan 2022
    7:20pm

    Loved this episode! You have a wonderful balance on how to mix insightful and fun conversations, thank you for the introduction to Grace’s new book. I am also very happy when you mentioned your writing resolution for this year (with no pressure 🙂 ). I love your writing and your voice. Whichever form it is and will be, we readers are lucky and thankful for it!

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