Repot Your Life with Frances Edmonds

Have you ever felt stuck, lost, uninspired, or simply bored? When we’ve left a houseplant too long in a pot that’s too small, the plant will eventually stop growing and die. We humans are not much different. In her new book, Repotting Your Life: Sense When You’re Stuck. Explore What’s Possible. Claim Room to Grow, author Frances Edmonds explores how we can look at our lives and see when we’ve become pot bound, or said another way, in need of growth and change. We’re designed to grow and flourish. Sometimes the answer is to repot.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • What it means and feels like to be potbound;
  • How and why we can start to repot ourselves;
  • Why the LEARN – EARN – RETIRE model of life is obsolete;
  • How grit and resilience can sometimes block us from making needed change;
  • Serial repotting and mid-life crisis;
  • How we can resource ourselves to handle the choppy waters of change.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Frances Edmonds has worked all over the world as an international conference interpreter, writer, broadcaster, keynote speaker, building contractor, and business development networker. Frances holds a master’s degree in modern languages from Cambridge University and a fellowship from Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute. A founding member, fellow, and award-winning speaker of the UK’s prestigious Professional Speaking Association, Frances has worked extensively for national and independent TV and radio in the UK and Australia and has written for a wide range of publications on politics, sports, cross-cultural communication, longevity, and personal development. She speaks four languages and is fond of inventing additional words of her own. She divides her time between London and the South of France.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 160 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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