19 episodes

This is a podcast exploring the complexities of female friendship. Led by author and certified friendship expert Danielle Bayard Jackson, you'll finally get answers to all of your questions about navigating relationships with other women. Using research, strategies, and tough-love truths, she's here to help you "give it a rest" when it comes to female stereotypes and misunderstandings.

Give It a Rest Podcast Danielle Bayard Jackson

    • Relationships
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

This is a podcast exploring the complexities of female friendship. Led by author and certified friendship expert Danielle Bayard Jackson, you'll finally get answers to all of your questions about navigating relationships with other women. Using research, strategies, and tough-love truths, she's here to help you "give it a rest" when it comes to female stereotypes and misunderstandings.

    4 Secrets for Feeling a Little Less Lonely

    4 Secrets for Feeling a Little Less Lonely

    They're calling us the "Loneliness Generation", and there's good reason for it.

    But when everyone's ashamed to admit they feel a little lonely, it's hard to have an honest conversation about it. In today's episode, I'm sharing:


    5 reasons why Millennial women are hit the hardest
    3 ways to feel less lonely
    1 new mentality you need to adopt 
    how your fear of loneliness is keeping you in unhealthy friendships

    If you are looking for personal support after listening to this episode, visit us at www.giveitarestmovement.com for resources to get you through.

    • 15 min
    7 Hacks for the "Socially Awkward" Friend

    7 Hacks for the "Socially Awkward" Friend

    While some of us flourish in social situations, there are those of us who are hypersensitive to normal social interactions. It's in the way we move and speak, and it can be completely overwhelming. If you would consider yourself to be a "socially awkward" person, today's episode will give you tangible tips to managing your feelings and behaviors, because the truth is that our awkwardness, if left unchecked, can unintentionally impact our ability to make and keep friends.

    If you enjoy this episode and want strategies that are more personalized to your specific situation, book a friendship coaching session over at giveitarestmovement.com And if you're struggling to tell your friend that HER awkwardness is beginning to negatively impact your friendship, purchase your copy of Give it a Rest: The Case for Tough-Love Friendships today to help you with that hard conversation.

    • 25 min
    MYTH-BUSTING: 5 Common Stereotypes about Female Friendship: Interview w/ Author Kayleen Schaefer

    MYTH-BUSTING: 5 Common Stereotypes about Female Friendship: Interview w/ Author Kayleen Schaefer

    While most of us wouldn't admit it, we have adopted stereotypes about other women that directly impact our friendships. So today, I'm outlining the 5 most common stereotypes about female friendship and explaining where they come from so we can begin to enjoy our relationships with other women without the hang-ups and misconceptions. 

    After I outline these stereotypes, you'll hear my interview with Kayleen Schaefer, author of the book "Text Me When You Get Home" which is about modern female friendships. Kayleen has interviewed more than 100 women about their friendships and has a lot to say about the stereotypes that keep us apart.

    After listening to the episode, be sure to read a few of our research-based articles on www.giveitarestmovement.com or follow us on IG @giveitarestmovement. You can also buy Kayleen's book here and my book, Give it a Rest: The Case for Tough-Love Friendships" here.

    • 29 min
    5 Ways to Respond when a Friend Calls You Out

    5 Ways to Respond when a Friend Calls You Out

    At some point in your friendship, you're going to be called out-- it's inevitable. Whether it's about your appearance, attitude, or-- for some of you these days-- white privilege, you'll likely struggle with what to say and how to process your emotions. In today's episode, I'll tell a story of when a friend shared a "tough-love truth" with me, and then I'll give you 5 strategies for responding when you get hit with one of your own.



    Be sure to visit www.giveitarestmovement.com for more resources to help you manage your friendships. And if things are especially difficult right now, feel free to book your personal coaching session today.



    Follow us at @giveitarestmovement for daily friendship research and insights!

    • 27 min
    "I miss you." How to Reconnect with a Friend: Interview w/ Dr. Marisa G. Franco

    "I miss you." How to Reconnect with a Friend: Interview w/ Dr. Marisa G. Franco

    Today I talk to Dr. Marisa G. Franco about reconnecting with old friends. How do we gather the courage to tell someone "I miss you"? And what's standing in the way? Listen in as we explore the reasons we fail to reach out, and how to find the right words to communicate our desire for re-connection.



    If you'd like to read more of Dr. Franco's work, follow her on Instagram or visit drmarisagfranco.com.



    And if you'd like to talk through your current friendship issues while getting some tangible action steps to get you started on your journey toward reconciliation, visit us at giveitarestmovement.com to book a private session.

    • 16 min
    Managing Interracial Friendships in a Time of Racial Unrest

    Managing Interracial Friendships in a Time of Racial Unrest

    Yep, we're going there. Today we're talking about race at the intersection of friendship. And while I am no expert in race relations, I AM qualified to talk about friendship. So let's unpack some heavy things in this episode.  Today you can expect to: 1. Hear audio messages submitted from show listeners about their honest opinions and experiences 2. Learn about how avoiding conversations about race violates the three essential traits of friendship 3. Learn how to have honest conversations as a white women or woman of color In this episode, no matter what race you are, you will likely feel called out at some point. But isn't that a good thing? If we are all forced to confront our failings and our obligations, then we have a starting point from which to begin the real work of global racial reconciliation. Because I believe it all begins in the space where we feel most safe: our friendships. You will likely have questions, grievances, and "aha" moments-- and we want to hear all about it in our private Facebook group: "Give it Rest: Podcast After-Party". Join us now and share your story.  If you are especially struggling with this issue, we encourage you to book some one-on-one time with a coach at Give it a Rest Movement. Not the "coaching type"? Then grab your copy of "Give it a Rest: The Case for Tough-Love Friendships" and work through it at your own pace. To message Danielle, follow her on Instagram @daniellebayardjackson. See you soon, friend.





    RESOURCES: 

    1. Courageous Conversations about Race by Glenn Singleton

    2. How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

laurenbejot ,

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Danielle is the friendship guidance you need in your life. I’ve felt lonely in my friendships and have struggled with my self-esteem in relation to friendships. I listened to her episodw on Forever35 and became HOOKED! Thank you thank you thank you for all your wisdom!

LizneiaP ,

Relatable AF

I’m so grateful I found this podcast. As a military spouse friendships are hard. You are destined to build relationships for a short time to then try to maintain them when you have to move. Having tools like these and just hearing perspectives helps to ease the anxiety of having to start over every year or two and also helps strengthen the meaningful friendships I have made.

Gina m... ,

Honest & beautiful storytelling in every episode!

Danielle is a wonderful storyteller & weaves real women’s stories into each episode of her podcast. She also answers all the friendship q’s we’re intimidated to ask but need to heal & move forward with those we care about. A must listen!

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