358. How to Keep House While Drowning with KC Davis

Burnout from endless household chores? Meet KC Davis, the brilliant author behind How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing who we had to get on the podcast to share her wisdom with you!

Most of us constantly juggle house cleaning, personal grooming, and what can feel like a million other responsibilities. It can feel like a relentless backdrop to our lives. But KC, who you may have seen making waves on social media, gives us a whole new way of looking at domestic labor. Her insights are transformative and so much more than just chores—they’re about life-changing perspectives and even touch on social justice issues.

If you’re overwhelmed by endless household to-do lists, this episode and KC’s book are invaluable. Tune in and revolutionize your approach to household tasks. Trust us, your future self will thank you!

Listen and Learn: 

  • Balancing a normal daily life with the unexpected recognition and success of her new book, How to Keep House While Drowning
  • Why did KC make her book so accessible and simple to read?
  • Why basic self-care like doing the dishes or taking a shower is often overlooked 
  • KC recalls her daily struggles as a new mom facing postpartum depression during the pandemic, with escalating exhaustion and an unmanageable household
  • The common feeling of failure when overwhelmed by basic care tasks and why these challenges don’t reflect one’s character
  • How mainstream self-help often leads to initial motivation but ultimately causes shame when people can’t sustain the impractical systems
  • Navigating domestic work and fairness in shared living spaces and making sure that everyone gets time to rest and recharge


About KC Davis:

KC Davis is a licensed professional counselor, author, speaker, and the person behind the mental health platform Struggle Care. KC’s compassionate and practical approach to self and home care for those dealing with mental health, physical illness, and hard seasons of life has drawn over a million followers on social media in less than a year. Her book, How to Keep House While Drowning, has sold over 300,000 copies and is currently an Amazon bestseller.

KC Davis began her therapy journey at 16 when she entered treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues. After getting sober she became a speaker and advocate for mental health and recovery. Professionally, KC has worked most of her career in the field of addiction in roles such a therapist, consultant, and executive director. She lives in Houston with her husband and two daughters. 

Learn more about the radical philosophy of Struggle Care that’s changing lives here.

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Episode 358