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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Cary Fortin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Cary Fortin, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Cary Fortin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Cary Fortin, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 24: Cary Fortin of New Minimalism

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Join me for this enlightening conversation with Cary Fortin, co-founder of New Minimalism, public speaker, and published author.  

Cary's company, New Minimalism, is a decluttering and design firm. She specializes in the psychology behind decision-making and attachments, as well as connecting with new organizations who can benefit from clients' donations. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho with her partner, rescue dog, and two small children.

Cary addresses not only the physical act of removing clutter and creating a beautiful space for yourself, but how to be gentle with yourself through the untangling of emotional attachments as it pertains to our stuff!

She is an advocate that choosing a minimalist lifestyle does not mean you need to live in a van or out of a backpack, but that you can create a beautiful home that reflects who you are as a person. She tunes me into the idea that choosing the life you want and what matters most is directly reflected within the environment that we create. 

In a time of uncertainty, and in a period where many of us are spending more time than ever in our homes, this episode serves as a beacon of heartfelt strategy to create a space that you want to spend time in. 


Links for Cary:

website: http://www.newminimalism.com/

 book:https://www.amazon.com/New-Minimalism-Decluttering-Sustainable-Intentional

 journal: https://www.amazon.com/New-Minimalism-Journal-Create-Cluttered/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newminimal.ism/?hl=en


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Mar 16 2020 · 45mins
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April Preview: Amy Schumer, Women and Doctors, and Being the Expert of Your Body With Sarah Peck and Cary Fortin

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#107 — April Preview: Amy Schumer, Women and Doctors, and Being the Expert of Your Body

This week Sarah and guest Cary Fortin break down some of the most powerful takeaways from recent podcast guests and what we’re looking forward to in April. We cover what makes us laugh, cry, and get fired up in a brand-new segment called “In The News.”
IN THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Episode # 106 with Iman Gatti and how difficult and important it is to be your own advocate in the birthing process and with your health.
  • What it means to internalize that while doctors have extensive and important bodies of knowledge relating to medicine, WE are the experts of our own bodies.  
  • Building resilient businesses and what to do when your employees start to get bored, and what we learned from Whitney Johnson in Episode #105.
  • Why planning and designing maternity leave as an entrepreneur is crucial, even if those plans all fall apart, and why businesses and babies are so unpredictable.
  • How raw and honest Vanessa Van Edwards was in Episode #104 and how helpful it was hearing her real-life maternity leave challenges.
  • Why Amy Schumer’s challenging pregnancy is a gift to the world, and which portions of her most recent special “Growing” Cary just couldn’t stop laughing about.
  • How women have been left out of conversations and decisions around designing everyday and life-saving objects and just how harmful it is to all of us.
  • Why we are so grateful, regardless of politics, for all of the incredible women in power around the world. They are giving us all a more diverse, empathetic, powerful set of examples of what leadership can look like.

Join us as we talk about what’s impacting us most, on the podcast and in the news, this month.


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Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/107.


LEARN MORE ABOUT CARY FORTIN

Writer, author, storyteller, and co-founder of New Minimalism.


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Apr 01 2019 · 57mins
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Prepping for Maternity Leave — With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)

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#086— Prepping for Maternity Leave


We live in a society that pressures us to do more, a cult of busyness if you will. In our holiday letters, we brag about how hectic our lives are, and as women, we have a much harder time experiencing leisure and play than we do work. So, what happens when you need to slow down and take leave from work to have a baby? 

In the US, pregnant women are typically expected to work straight through to delivery—and be back after just a few short weeks. Maternity leave is even more challenging for female business owners and entrepreneurs who lack social protections, who are not covered by any kind of infrastructure that provides the space and time to step away.

On this edition of The Friendship Series, Cary Fortin and I unpack parental leave, discussing our frustration with the culture’s response to taking time off and the bizarre series of myths we hold about motherhood. I share the details of my first 12-week maternity leave working for a startup, explaining how the policy took shape as I lived it and why I negotiated the option to work at 50% for an additional three months before getting back up to full speed.

Cary describes what her maternity leave looked like as an entrepreneur and freelancer and how she would afford herself more time off, given the opportunity. Listen in for insight on how I designed maternity leave this time around, batching content and enlisting the help of a team to give myself the freedom to focus on my family and my writing for several months—while my business continues to grow!


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Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/086.


EPISODE SPONSOR & SPECIAL OFFER

Thank you to the sponsor of this episode: Aeroflow Breastpumps. They are dedicated to making the hassle of getting your breast pump a little bit easier—actually, a lot easier! Head to www.aeroflowbreastpumps.com/startup to have them help you qualify for a free breast pump through insurance.

All of our sponsor offers are available on our website for you to grab the perks and discounts offered to podcast listeners: http://startuppregnant.com/sponsors.


LEARN MORE ABOUT CARY FORTIN

Cary Fortin is the co-founder of New Minimalism, a simple living website and provider of declutter + design services. New Minimalism brings together the fields of psychology and sustainable design to create holistic, long-term solutions for clients looking to simplify and renew their homes and workspaces. Cary’s work has been featured in Mindbodygreen, Apartment Therapy, and Yoga Journal, among many other publications, and she is the co-author of New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living.


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Nov 26 2018 · 54mins
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The Fatigue is REAL — With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)

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#085 — The Fatigue is REAL


At 33 weeks, I am dealing with a serious case of pregnancy insomnia. My Fitbit reports that I slept for 2:45 last night, and I was restless for 4:20. I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck.

Pregnant women and new moms deal with fatigue on a grand scale. Our bodies are doing a lot of work, and we are sleep deprived like never before. So, how do you function? Is there anything you can do to manage the exhaustion?

Today, Cary Fortin returns for an honest discussion about energy—and the lack thereof. We address how taxing pregnancy is on the body and the urge to apologize for not being able to do as much. I vent my frustration with a society that preaches the importance of family yet has little reverence for pregnant women, and Cary and I cover the myths around the dismissive term ‘Mommy brain,’ the loss of brain function associated with sleep deprivation, and the discovery that parenthood provides an opportunity to rewire your brain. Listen in to understand the significance of rest and short naps and learn how to approach periods of fatigue with a focus on self-compassion.


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Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/085.


EPISODE SPONSOR & SPECIAL OFFER

One of the biggest challenges we face in business is developing focus, figuring out how to do less and gaining clarity around what’s really important. I have developed a three-step process that helps me simplify and make decisions about when to say no. Get the free guide at https://startuppregnant.com/stop

All of our sponsor offers are available on our website for you to grab the perks and discounts offered to podcast listeners: http://startuppregnant.com/sponsors.


LEARN MORE ABOUT CARY FORTIN

Cary Fortin is the co-founder of New Minimalism, a declutter + design service and online platform for people looking to simplify and renew their homes and workspaces, and the co-author of New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living. An expert in the field of simple living and the psychology of letting go, Cary is also a writer and lifestyle expert whose work has been featured in Mindbodygreen, Yoga Journal and Sunset Magazine, among other publications.


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THE STARTUP PREGNANT PODCAST & HOST

Nov 19 2018 · 50mins
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Cultivating Adult Female Friendships — With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)

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#083 — Cultivating Adult Female Friendships


If you are working parent, chances are that career and family dominate your time and attention. Yet we all know the immense value of cultivating friendships with other women who share similar circumstances, interests, or values.

So, how do you carve out the time to nurture established friendships? Even more challenging, how do you build new female friendships? And how do you handle it when a friendship ends?

Today, Cary Fortin is back to help me explore the issue of making new friends as an adult. We discuss the process of putting yourself out there and identifying a good friendship match as well as the logistical challenge of staying in touch with long-distance friends. I explain what it means to ‘aggressively make friends,’ and Cary addresses the value in owning who you are and leading with your values. Listen in for insight on letting people know you’re thinking about them (without an agenda) and learn how Cary and I navigate the emotional landscape when a friendship ends.


FULL SHOW NOTES

Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/083.


EPISODE SPONSOR & SPECIAL OFFER

Thank you to the sponsor of this episode: Aeroflow Breastpumps. They are dedicated to making the hassle of getting your breast pump a little bit easier—actually, a lot easier! Head to www.aeroflowbreastpumps.com/startup to have them help you qualify for a free breast pump through insurance.

All of our sponsor offers are available on our website for you to grab the perks and discounts offered to podcast listeners: http://startuppregnant.com/sponsors.


LEARN MORE ABOUT CARY FORTIN

Cary Fortin is an expert in the realm of simple living and the psychology of letting go. She is the co-founder of New Minimalism, declutter + design service and online resource for people looking to simplify and renew their homes and workspaces, and the co-author of New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living. Cary is also a writer and lifestyle expert whose work has been featured in Mindbodygreen, Fayr and Sunset Magazine, among other publications.


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THE STARTUP PREGNANT PODCAST & HOST

Nov 12 2018 · 52mins
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Doing Less in Business — With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)

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#082 — The Friendship Series: Doing Less in Business


If your business could only do one thing, what would it be?

In planning for my second pregnancy, I thought about how to design a business in Startup Pregnant that would serve my life as an expectant mother. Given the constraints on my time and energy, what was mission critical and what could be eliminated from my to-do list?

I got strategic about doing less. 

Today on the podcast, Cary Fortin and I continue the Friendship Series, discussing the three-step process I leveraged to design a resilient business that could weather my pregnancy and subsequent maternity leave. We explain how to reframe parental leave as an opportunity to systematize and document a business’ processes and the specific challenges faced by solopreneurs taking a leave of absence. Listen in for insight around getting honest about the number of hours you can REALLY devote to work and making decisions on which projects are integral to your business—and which can be relegated to the Don’t Do list.


FULL SHOW NOTES

Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/082.


EPISODE SPONSOR & SPECIAL OFFER

One of the biggest challenges we face in business is developing focus, figuring out how to do less and gaining clarity around what’s really important. I have developed a three-step process that helps me simplify and make decisions about when to say no. Get the free guide at https://startuppregnant.com/stop.

All of our sponsor offers are available on our website for you to grab the perks and discounts offered to podcast listeners: http://startuppregnant.com/sponsors.


LEARN MORE ABOUT CARY FORTIN

Cary Fortin is a writer, editor and web designer based in Boise, Idaho. She is also the co-founder of New Minimalism, a simple living platform and declutter + design service, and the co-author of New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living. New Minimalism brings together the fields of psychology and sustainable design to create holistic, long-term solutions for clients looking to simplify and renew their homes and workspaces. The firm’s work has been featured in Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and Yoga Journal, among many other publications.


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Nov 05 2018 · 54mins
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I’m Taking Maternity Leave — Welcoming Co-Host Cary Fortin: The Friendship Series

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#081 — Honest Conversations About the Hard Things With Co-Host Cary Fortin


Deep female friendships are one of the greatest blessings of my life. But I didn’t really have meaningful friendships with other women until my late 20’s.

Then I discovered what a gift it is to have judgement-free, deeply thoughtful conversation partners who engage in honest conversation about the hard things—sex, the patriarchy, aspirations, feminism…

And for the next few weeks, I am sharing some of those conversations with one of my best friends, Cary Fortin.

Today, Cary describes the genesis of her business, New Minimalism, explaining the psychology behind letting go of ‘stuff’ and the ins and outs of a service-based business. She shares her incredibly difficult parenting journey, discussing how dealing with the loss of two pregnancies shaped the person she is today and taught her how to have honest conversations about complex issues. Listen in for the story of our friendship and understand the value of being open with close female friends!


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Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/081.


EPISODE SPONSOR & SPECIAL OFFER

Community makes all the difference. So, at Startup Pregnant, we have launched a mastermind program for women who are interested in going deeper around questions about parenting, motherhood, and business. To apply for the Spring 2019 session and receive my free email series, go to https://startuppregnant.com/mastermind.

All of our sponsor offers are available on our website for you to grab the perks and discounts offered to podcast listeners: http://startuppregnant.com/sponsors.


LEARN MORE ABOUT CARY FORTIN

Cary Fortin is the co-founder of New Minimalism, a simple living website and provider of declutter + design services. New Minimalism brings together the fields of psychology and sustainable design to create holistic, long-term solutions for clients looking to simplify and renew their homes and workspaces. The firm’s work has been featured in Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and Yoga Journal, among many other publications. Cary is also a writer, editor, and lifestyle expert, and she is the co-author of New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living.


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THE STARTUP PREGNANT PODCAST & HOST

Nov 01 2018 · 45mins