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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.

    Celeste Ng: Why You Feel Stuck

    Celeste Ng: Why You Feel Stuck

    1. What to do when you’ve done everything you were supposed to do and ended up in a place you don’t want to be. 
    2. Why the question “What do you want?” is terrifying – and how to start answering it authentically for yourself.
    3. The power of imagining what does not yet exist in order to make space for new possibilities. 
    4. The gift of a “midlife crisis”
    5. What a mother’s job really is.

    About Celeste:
    Celeste Ng is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere. Her third novel, Our Missing Hearts, is available now. Ng is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been published in over thirty languages.

    TW: @pronounced_ing
    IG: @pronounced_ing

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    CARE-FRONTATIONS: Three Keys for Giving & Receiving Criticism

    CARE-FRONTATIONS: Three Keys for Giving & Receiving Criticism

    1. What happens inside us when we receive criticism–and how our brains ensure we’re always in the right (even when we’re not).
    2. The three-ingredient recipe for a positive, productive “care-frontation” exchange.
    3. The single biggest relationship killer (it’s not conflict) – and how conflict can bring you closer.
    4. Amanda navigates a “care-frontation” with her son’s friend’s family – and Abby reevaluates her past relationship with criticism.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

    Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

    It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it’s important to never forget them. 

    It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel.

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    • 4 min
    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

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