315 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1.5K Ratings

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.

    What You Need To Know to Have More Fun TODAY with Catherine Price

    What You Need To Know to Have More Fun TODAY with Catherine Price

    301. What You Need To Know to Have More Fun TODAY with Catherine Price 

    We’re back with Fun Expert and author of, Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, Catherine Price, to talk more about fun: what it is and how to have more of it. Today, we’ll discuss whether fun and productivity can coexist, thoughts about women and fun, and why the right to fun might just be innately connected to the human experience AND activism.

    Discover: 
    -The definitive reason why Abby has the MOST fun and how you, too, can use her fun strategy; 
    -Why fun actually increases creativity and productivity; 
    -Why people view women having fun as offensive and why we must do it anyway; and 
    -Actionable tools you can use to invite more fun into your life!

    Check out the last episode we did with Catherine and these others about fun, too:
    301. FUN: We’re Finally Figuring It Out with Catherine Price
    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

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 51 min
    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

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 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

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 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. 

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 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

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 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. 

    Social Media: 
    Instagram: @internalfamilysystems

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Amanda aka Travels with coffee ,

This podcast makes me feel happier AND smarter!

I could not love this podcast more. I have found it incredibly enlightening and it has also gotten me through tough times.

If you are looking to dip your toe in for the first time I would highly recommend episodes 46 ‘Happyish Holidays’ and 47 ‘Your Holiday Pep Talk’ for getting you through the holidays with family (these episodes were honestly lifesavers for me last Christmas and I listened to them twice whilst going on walks to have a break from the family!) and if you want to laugh your socks off listen to episode 116 ‘Our Most Embarrassing Stories’.

Thank you Glennon, Abby and Amanda for being the friends in my ears.

Maeve Mac ,

Fantastic new episodes

Big fan here from Scotland. As a lawyer, my favourite episodes recently have been on the Alabama IVF ruling, giving a voice to Palestinian voices, the Dr Ford episode and the ADHD episode. Thoroughly enjoying listening to more content on social justice issues. Keep up the good work! Big love 💜

Twitch76 ,

The podcast equivalent of sunshine on a rainy day

Love, love, love this show! Funny, warm, insightful, reflective, human… I found it by accident wanting to listen to one of their guests and now I am working through the back catalogue - it’s so so perfect for keeping me company through the ups and downs of parenting a small-child as an older, too-busy, full time perimenopausal insomniac! Thank you for bringing the kindness into my ears and helping to show me I need to give this kindness to myself. 🩷

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Miss Me?
BBC Sounds
The Louis Theroux Podcast
Spotify Studios
The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling
The Free Press
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day
Elizabeth Day and Sony Music Entertainment
Happy Place
Fearne Cotton
Modern Wisdom
Chris Williamson

You Might Also Like

For The Love With Jen Hatmaker Podcast
Jen Hatmaker
Good Inside with Dr. Becky
Dr. Becky Kennedy
Bewildered
Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan
Oprah's Super Soul
Oprah
Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
Vox Media Podcast Network
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Ten Percent Happier