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For anyone struggling with daily chores: you're not lazy

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Mind, Body, Spirit- Part 2.

Sometimes "simple" everyday tasks can feel impossible to accomplish. Therapist KC Davis shares ideas on a more compassionate, less self-critical approach to daily chores.

About KC Davis

KC Davisbegan her therapy journey at 16 when she entered treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues. After getting sober she became a therapist advocate for mental health.

In 2020, Davis had her second child just as the pandemic began. She posted about her struggles with care tasks and mental health, drawing millions of followers online and spurring the book, "How to Keep House While Drowning."

Professionally, Davis has worked most of her career in the field of addiction in roles such a therapist, consultant and executive director. She is the founder of the mental health platform Struggle Care.

This segment of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Susannah Broun and edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour and Manoush Zomorodi. You can follow us on Facebook @TEDRadioHourand email us at TEDRadioHour@npr.org.

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Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Susannah Broun
Susannah Broun (she/her) is an intern at How I Built This and TED Radio Hour. On these teams, she researches and produces episodes on a wide variety of topics including creators making strides in digital spaces and revolutionary scientific advancements.
Sanaz Meshkinpour
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