314 episodes

Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every single day – things like loving and losing; caring for children and parents; forging and ending friendships; battling addiction, illness, and loneliness; struggling in our jobs, our marriages, and our divorces; setting boundaries; and fighting for equality, purpose, freedom, joy, and peace.
On We Can Do Hard Things, Glennon Doyle, author of UNTAMED; her wife Abby Wambach; and her sister Amanda Doyle do the only thing they’ve found that has ever made life easier: Drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard things including sex, gender, parenting, blended families, bodies, anxiety, addiction, justice, boundaries, fun, quitting, overwhelm . . . all of it.
We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone.

We Can Do Hard Things Glennon Doyle and Audacy

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Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every single day – things like loving and losing; caring for children and parents; forging and ending friendships; battling addiction, illness, and loneliness; struggling in our jobs, our marriages, and our divorces; setting boundaries; and fighting for equality, purpose, freedom, joy, and peace.
On We Can Do Hard Things, Glennon Doyle, author of UNTAMED; her wife Abby Wambach; and her sister Amanda Doyle do the only thing they’ve found that has ever made life easier: Drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard things including sex, gender, parenting, blended families, bodies, anxiety, addiction, justice, boundaries, fun, quitting, overwhelm . . . all of it.
We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone.

    FUN: We’re Finally Figuring It Out with Catherine Price

    FUN: We’re Finally Figuring It Out with Catherine Price

    300. FUN: We’re Finally Figuring It Out with Catherine Price 

    Pod Squad! Do you remember back in the very first days of the pod when we talked about FUN? It was episode 4. Now, hundreds of episodes later, we’re finally ready to give fun the long, deep dive and consideration it deserves. Abby is excited, Glennon is interested, and Amanda is skeptical, but we’re all here, ready to learn and maybe even to have a little fun. Thankfully, Fun Expert (how cool is that title?) and author of, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, Catherine Price is here to be our fun ambassador and to teach us all how to draw more fun and fun opportunities into day-to-day life!

    Discover: 

    -The difference between real fun and fake fun;
    -The mental load’s impact on fun;
    -The three necessary ingredients for fun and how find your “Fun Magnets;” plus
    -Abby, Glennon, and Amanda’s stand out fun moments and how they plan to create more of that in their lives.
     
    Check out these other episodes, too: 
    4. FUN: What the hell is it and why do we need it?
    62. The Big Lies & the Truth About Happiness with Dr. Laurie Santos
    63. How to Live a Little Happier with Dr. Laurie Santos
    216. How to Find DELIGHT Today (and Every Day) with Ross Gay

    On Catherine: 
    Catherine Price is the author of The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again.  She is also an award-winning health and science journalist, founder of Screen/Life Balance, and author of How to Break Up With Your Phone. She runs a substack newsletter called “How to Feel Alive” and her TED Talk, Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life, has been viewed close to five million times. 

    IG: @_catherineprice
    X: @catherine_price

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Parenting: How to Nurture Yourself and Others

    Parenting: How to Nurture Yourself and Others

    299. Parenting: How to Nurture Yourself and Others

    In this episode we’re going deep into parenting. Glennon, Abby, and Amanda (along with the help of Tracee Ellis Ross, Michelle Obama and Dr. Becky Kennedy) discuss the brutiful journey of parenting, reparenting ourselves, and learning how to love and be loved. 

    Discover: 

    -Tracee Ellis Ross rejects the lie that a woman’s purpose is to be “chosen” – and what “mothering” means to her
    -Michelle Obama tells us how to finally live in our own enoughness; 
    -How to know if you are engaging in “pendulum parenting;”
    -The #1 strategy for all relationships: REPAIR, with Dr. Becky Kennedy; and 
    -The moment Abby finally felt lovable. 

    Check out the full episodes:
    12. PARENTING: How do we make this thrilling, terrifying roller coaster ride a little bit easier?
    167. Tracee Ellis Ross: How to Make Peace in Your Own Head
    13. Brave Parenting Qs & the Power of Saying YES!
    193. MICHELLE OBAMA!
    267. The #1 Relationship Strategy with Dr. Becky Kennedy
    189. Abby for the 1st Time On Divorce & Her Unrequited Love

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Survive Your 20s, Abby On Bonus Parenting & IS Anyone TRULY Toxic?

    How to Survive Your 20s, Abby On Bonus Parenting & IS Anyone TRULY Toxic?

    298. How to Survive Your 20s, Abby On Bonus Parenting & IS Anyone TRULY Toxic?

    Amanda, Glennon and Abby give an update about things they’re thinking about including: Glennon’s favorite memes, Amanda’s realization about leadership in her family, and Abby’s exhaustion turned to joy. Plus, we answer questions from the Pod Squad on surviving your 20s, and how to navigate bonus parenthood.

    Discover: 
    -The simple, three-step process that revolutionized the way Amanda thinks about leadership and parenting; 
    -Abby’s heartfelt advice to a Pod Squader on how to navigate her 20s & why need ALL need it, no matter our age;
    -Insight into Abby’s journey as a mother & why being in your kid’s memories is everything; 
    -Glennon’s surprising take on labeling people as “toxic” and what to do instead. 

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    • 48 min
    REAL Self-Care: Burnout Is Not Your Fault & the Way Out with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

    REAL Self-Care: Burnout Is Not Your Fault & the Way Out with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

    297. REAL Self-Care: Burnout Is Not Your Fault & the Way Out with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

    Psychiatrist Dr. Pooja Lakshmin shows us how to tell the difference between the Faux Self-Care we’ve been sold versus the Real Self-Care we desperately need.

    Discover: 


    How to incorporate boundaries through the power of the pause and how to navigate the post-boundary ick with ease;

    A simple tool to know whether you are being driven by your goals or driven by your values (and how to find and start living by your values today); and

    Whether you might be in ‘martyr mode,’ and the key to getting out of it. 



    About Pooja: Dr. Pooja Lakshmin is a board-certified psychiatrist, author, keynote speaker, and a contributor to The New York Times. Her debut book, REAL SELF-CARE: Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble-Baths Not Included, is an NPR Best Book of 2023 and a national best-seller. Pooja serves as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine, and maintains an active private practice where she treats women struggling with burnout, perfectionism, and disillusionment, as well as clinical conditions like depression, anxiety and ADHD. She frequently speaks, advises and consults for organizations on mental health and well-being. Pooja writes the weekly Substack newsletter, Real Self-Care. 

    IG: @poojalakshmin

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Abby & Amanda’s IFS Therapy Sessions with Richard Schwartz: Why We Do What We Don’t Want to Do

    Abby & Amanda’s IFS Therapy Sessions with Richard Schwartz: Why We Do What We Don’t Want to Do

    296. Abby & Amanda’s IFS Therapy Sessions with Richard Schwartz: Why We Do What We Don’t Want to Do

    In Part 2 of our Internal Family Systems (IFS) discussion with IFS founder Richard C. Schwartz, we dive into how to recognize and hear from your own parts, how to know when you are being led by your parts instead of your true self, and Abby and Amanda each have a transformative on-air IFS therapy sessions!

    Discover: 
    -The KEY to uncovering your true self; 
    -How to apply IFS to parenting;
    -Abby’s revelation during her IFS session about how to finally find self-love; 
    -The parts behind Amanda’s journey to satisfaction; and 
    -How to have compassion AND Gratitude for your inner critic;

    For Part 1 of this conversation, check out: Inside an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Session with Glennon & Richard C. Schwartz 

    For our earlier episodes that deal with IFS, check out:
    Episode 170. The Most Radical Way to Heal: Internal Family Systems with Dr. Becky Kennedy; and
    Episode 252. Martha Beck Helps Amanda Let Go 

    Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, is the creator of Internal Family Systems, a highly effective, evidence-based therapeutic model that depathologizes the multi-part personality. His IFS Institute offers training for professionals and the general public. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has published five books, including No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model. 

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    Instagram: @internalfamilysystems

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    • 47 min
    Inside an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Session with Glennon & Richard C. Schwartz

    Inside an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Session with Glennon & Richard C. Schwartz

    295. Inside an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Session with Glennon & Richard C. Schwartz

    You don’t want to miss this riveting deep dive into Internal Family Systems (IFS) – the revolutionary therapy model that Glennon has been using in her recovery – with IFS founder Dr. Richard C. Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz even does an on-air IFS session with Glennon!  

    Discover: 
    -Finally, the answer to the question “Why do I do what I don’t want to do?” 
    -How our parts get exiled or locked away and the path to free them; 
    -Why your self-sabotaging parts often believe you are a very little kid and how to update them; and
    -The must-hear healing revelation from Glennon’s live therapy session with Dr. Schwartz.

    CW: Self-harm, eating disorders

    For our prior episodes that deal with IFS, check out:
    Episode 170. The Most Radical Way to Heal: Internal Family Systems with Dr. Becky Kennedy; and
    Episode 252. Martha Beck Helps Amanda Let Go 

    Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, is the creator of Internal Family Systems, a highly effective, evidence-based therapeutic model that depathologizes the multi-part personality. His IFS Institute offers training for professionals and the general public. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and has published five books, including No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model.

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4.1K Ratings

slconnor ,

Such A Great Podcast!

I have been listening to this podcast for a long time. I first heard about Glennon when Unbound came out, and I devoured the audiobook version very quickly. I was telling my brother about this amazing book I just finished, when he said ‘you know she has a podcast right?’, well that was it. I became a podsquadder, and have been a constant listener ever since! If you’re looking for a place to have the tough conversation and feel held by others you haven’t even met I HIGHLY recommend listening to this podcast.

Cathy10078 ,

Self care episode

Just wanted to say how much I needed to hear the self care episode and for introducing me to Pooja’s work. I cried when I heard it and gave myself permission to take a sick day and just rest and think about my values and why I am so clenched and how to unclench. Thank you for this podcast. Your show is my lifeline.

pablo8172 ,

Thank you ❤️

I have been listening since this podcast’s inception and it continues to change my life for the better every week. Thank you three for your vulnerability and care while we all navigate the ever increasing challenges of being human ❤️

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