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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Aug 13, 2019

I start this episode by reading my essay, ‘What Marie Kondo Taught Me About Life’ … it’s an exploration of what I learned as I downsized, tossed and let go of reams of stuff. Not only were my drawers waaaay more organized and yes, tidy, as a result – my head and heart were lighter too. I felt more appreciative of what I’d kept, and more open to life as I removed the overlayer of stuff.

I had the opportunity to chat with and coach the excellent Zibby Owens, a bright, sparkling guest who exudes passion for her subject – books. Zibby’s own podcast, Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, interviews authors about the inside scoop behind their books. And she, herself, is a fascinating guest. In our coaching, Zibby and I explored the whole idea of ‘over production’ – do we have to crawl towards the horizon on our knees to be enough to our families, our employers … ourselves? Then I got her to share some hot tips on books and making time read … even when you’re extremely busy.


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Zibby Owens is a writer and mother of four in New York City. She is the creator and host of Webby-nominated, popular podcast, "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books.”

Zibby published her first article, a personal essay for Seventeen magazine, when she was in high school and has been writing ever since. She has covered topics such as books, parenting, health/fitness, weddings, grief, friendship, beauty, and aging. Most recently, she has focused on finding the humor in the everyday struggles of motherhood.

Her work has appeared in Redbook, Marie Claire, Shape,  SELF, Modern Bride and other magazines, as well as online in the New York Times, Parents, TODAY Parents, Huff Post, Scary Mommy, What’s Up Moms, Kveller, Mommy Nearest and Medium

Her book, Your Perfect Fit, which she co-wrote with fashion designer, Paige Adams-Geller and trainer, Ashley Borden, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2007.

A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby has a marketing and branding background, especially for start-ups and consumer products companies. She currently lives in Manhattan with her four children ages 4-12 and her husband, Kyle Owens, of Morning Moon Productions.