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I’m Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed, the book that was released at the very start of the pandemic and became a lifeline for millions. I watched in awe from my home while this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved my life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.
On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. 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.

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I’m Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed, the book that was released at the very start of the pandemic and became a lifeline for millions. I watched in awe from my home while this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved my life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.
On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. 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.

    Letting Go of How It’s “Supposed to Be”

    Letting Go of How It’s “Supposed to Be”

    1. The twinge of loneliness that comes with searching for what it *seems* like everyone else has. 
    2. A Varsity-level question from Christie that challenges everything we said about Help on Tuesday’s episode.
    3. How to make “your thing” more of an “our thing” in relationships–and how Abby got Glennon into the sports.
    4. If there is anything worse than vacationing with your own kids, it’s vacationing with other people’s kids–and the time Glennon staged a sketchy early exit from a group trip. 
    5. Abby and Glennon’s brilliant compromise boundaries for future extended family gatherings.

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    • 52 min
    HELP: How to Ask for the Help You Need

    HELP: How to Ask for the Help You Need

    1. Why sharing your messy middle with someone is a gift and connection builder, not a burden.
    2. The reasons why we don’t ask for the help we desperately need.
    3. “Vague favs” and why are they a hard No for Amanda.
    4. Abby, Glennon, and Amanda each share something they need help with right now.
    5. The science behind Help as one of the most effective relationship-enhancing tools, and the best ways to finally ask for it.  

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Indigo Girls: Sexuality, Sobriety, Faith & Freedom

    Indigo Girls: Sexuality, Sobriety, Faith & Freedom

    1. Why Emily couldn’t stop crying (and it wasn’t because she was emotional).
    2. The intervention that got Emily sober – and why Amy wasn’t there.
    3. Glennon admits something that she’s never told anyone before.
    4. Amy and Abby agree on the shared cost of internalized homophobia and misogyny.

    About Indigo Girls:
    One of the most successful folk duos in history – Amy Ray and Emily Sailers aka THE INDIGO GIRLS – has recorded 16 albums and sold over 15 million records.
    Committed and uncompromising activists, they work on issues like immigration reform, LGBTQ advocacy, education, and death penalty reform. They are co-founders of Honor the Earth, a non-profit dedicated to the survival of sustainable Native communities, Indigenous environmental justice, and green energy solutions.
    Their latest record, Look Long is a stirring and eclectic collection of songs that finds Indigo Girls reunited in the studio with their strongest backing band to date.

    IG: @indigogirlsmusic, @emilysaliers & @amyraymusic
    TW: @Indigo_Girls, @EmilySaliers & @AmyRay

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Christen Press: How to Get Your Bliss Back

    Christen Press: How to Get Your Bliss Back

    1. The moment Abby – as Christen’s USWNT roommate – walked into their hotel room and knew Christen was very different than any soccer player she’d ever known. 
    2. The boundary that helps Christen love her people while protecting herself.
    3. Christen’s take on death and how to keep the people we’ve lost alive in our lives.
    4. How to show our people (including our little athletes) that we love them for who they are, not what they achieve.
    5. The day Christen knew she was ready to fight for – and win – pay equity for the US Women’s National Team. 

    About Christen:
    Christen Press is a two-time World Cup Champion and Olympian, as well as a leading forward at Los Angeles Angel City FC. An entrepreneur and advocate for inclusivity, Christen, along with US Women’s National teammates – Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, and Meghan Klingenberg – launched their company re—inc, a purpose-driven, global lifestyle brand. Christen was one of the key players leading the charge for the “Equal Play, Equal Pay” campaign to highlight the pay discrepancy between the women’s and men’s national teams, which led to the new CBA agreement – and to her role as Player Representative for the US Women's National Team Players Association.

    IG: @christenpress

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to Raise Untamed Kids with Dr. Becky Kennedy

    How to Raise Untamed Kids with Dr. Becky Kennedy

    1. How to embody your authority while also validating your kid’s experience.
    2. The #1 strategy for building resilience.
    3. Why consequences and punishments backfire and don’t work.
    4. How to sit with your child on the “benches” of their emotions. 
    5. One thing you can say to your kids to build connection in any circumstance. 

    About Dr. Becky:
    Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and mom of three, named “The Millennial Parenting Whisperer” by TIME Magazine. She’s rethinking the way we raise our children – empowering parents to feel sturdier and more equipped to manage the challenges of parenting. Dr. Becky is founder of the Good Inside Membership platform, a hub with Dr. Becky’s complete parenting content collection all in one place; author of Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, which is out this month. And her podcast “Good Inside with Dr. Becky” – was one of Apple Podcasts “Best Shows of 2021.”

    TW: @goodinside
    IG: @drbeckyatgoodinside

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Breaking Cycles & Reparenting Yourself with Dr. Becky Kennedy

    Breaking Cycles & Reparenting Yourself with Dr. Becky Kennedy

    1. The 3 most important things to say to your kids and partners every day.
    2. Why our kids trigger us – and a fail-proof strategy to use when you’re triggered.
    3. Why “poorly-behaved kids” can be a sign of good parenting.
    4. How to break family cycles by rewiring the way we were raised.
    5. How to use Internal Family Systems to heal ourselves.

    About Dr. Becky:
    Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and mom of three, named “The Millennial Parenting Whisperer” by TIME Magazine. She’s rethinking the way we raise our children – empowering parents to feel sturdier and more equipped to manage the challenges of parenting. Dr. Becky is founder of the Good Inside Membership platform, a hub with Dr. Becky’s complete parenting content collection all in one place; author of Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, which is out this month. And her podcast “Good Inside with Dr. Becky” – was one of Apple Podcasts “Best Shows of 2021.”

    TW: @goodinside
    IG: @drbeckyatgoodinside

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    • 1 hr 10 min

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