58 episodes

You are not alone — true confessions of love, sex, money, food, addiction, and hidden taboo topics that are often hilarious, uplifting, and hopeful. Every Monday, we pull back the curtain on the deepest, darkest, heartbreaking, and even silly secrets from an eclectic group of guests. Actress Brianne Davis's disarming approach creates an intimate and safe space for her guests to bare their souls, uncover the truth, and share practical advice. And just like that, we're laughing, crying, inspired, and filled with hope.

Brianne's first book, Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, a roman à clef novel based on a decade in recovery (with a dash of creative license), launched in February 2021. Want to share your secret and be a guest on the show? Email: secretlifepodcast@icloud.com

Secret Life Brianne Davis

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 280 Ratings

You are not alone — true confessions of love, sex, money, food, addiction, and hidden taboo topics that are often hilarious, uplifting, and hopeful. Every Monday, we pull back the curtain on the deepest, darkest, heartbreaking, and even silly secrets from an eclectic group of guests. Actress Brianne Davis's disarming approach creates an intimate and safe space for her guests to bare their souls, uncover the truth, and share practical advice. And just like that, we're laughing, crying, inspired, and filled with hope.

Brianne's first book, Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, a roman à clef novel based on a decade in recovery (with a dash of creative license), launched in February 2021. Want to share your secret and be a guest on the show? Email: secretlifepodcast@icloud.com

    I’m a Gay Female Who Secretly Dated Straight Women

    I’m a Gay Female Who Secretly Dated Straight Women

    For decades Court chased after the unavailable woman. After years of causing harm to herself and others, she finally found recovery from sex and love addiction. This episode is jam-packed with so many secrets and her beautiful journey to self-discovery.
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    • 25 min
    Amy Shaffer: Married with 3 boys and Bisexual

    Amy Shaffer: Married with 3 boys and Bisexual

    The lie that nearly destroyed Amy wasn’t that she was married and in love with a woman; it was when her heart was broken by the woman—Amy was in a downward spiral and couldn’t ask for help. How do we live an authentic life when the dark thoughts feel so real? In the episode, Amy shares her secrets and the healing road towards self-love and being her true authentic self. We're so proud of her!

    You are not alone. Ask for help. Find someone that you can talk to and share. We all have things we’re ashamed of, thoughts we wish we didn’t have, but one thing the Secret Life team can say for sure, someone else has gone through it before. PLEASE — if you or someone you know needs help, reach out, share your fears, find some like-minded people who have found a way out. You deserve it.

    If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction or depression, we've compiled a list of resources on the Secret Life Website: https://secretlifepodcast.com

    To share your secret and be a guest on the show, email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com
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    • 31 min
    A Hilarious Whodunit Coming Out Story

    A Hilarious Whodunit Coming Out Story

    It was the summer of 1979 when Spencer discovered pornographic magazines with naked men while visiting Paris. Like a classic murder mystery, his coming out story will have you on the edge of your seat.

    If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction or depression, we've compiled a list of resources on the Secret Life Website: https://secretlifepodcast.com

    To share your secret and be a guest on the show, email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com
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    • 21 min
    Suicidal Ideation: Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

    Suicidal Ideation: Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

    Postpartum bipolar disorder, the mood disorder Leah was diagnosed with, is virtually unheard of. Postpartum bipolar is also known as bipolar, peripartum onset, and it's arguably the least known of the six postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

    Most people who suffer from Bipolar Disorder tend to experience both the highs and lows. But Leah only experienced the high, manic side. Behaviors like being hyper-sexual, flirting, cheating, overworking, barely sleeping, and overcommitting herself were common issues that plagued her life. Shortly after her child's birth, she found herself uncontrollably acting out. She was put on medication for depression, which only made matters worse. And ultimately found herself contemplating suicide. Being appropriately diagnosed with bipolar disorder can be very difficult.

    Leah still struggles with the guilt for putting those she loves through so much pain but continues to remind herself that she is not this disorder; instead, she just has this disorder. It isn't the only thing that defines her anymore. Reaching out and asking for help was the most significant step she could take for herself.
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    If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction or depression, we've compiled a list of resources on the Secret Life Website: https://secretlifepodcast.com

    To share your secret and be a guest on the show, email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com
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    • 37 min
    Overcoming an Addiction to Negative Thinking & Tics

    Overcoming an Addiction to Negative Thinking & Tics

    As a successful actor in tv and film, having a tic could easily be seen as a significant challenge. Still, with the help of a therapist, Jack discovered his tic was, in fact, a low-grade case of Tourette Syndrome. After suffering decades of shame for an undiagnosed "bad habit", Jack eventually found a way to control it and the addiction to negative thinking that went along with it.
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    If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction or depression, we've compiled a list of resources on the Secret Life Website: https://secretlifepodcast.com

    To share your secret and be a guest on the show, email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com
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    • 22 min
    Living with OCD, Depression, Anxiety & PTSD

    Living with OCD, Depression, Anxiety & PTSD

    Dealing with mental and physical health problems before she even hit her 20s taught Rachel a lot. She learned what she wanted out of life and about the things that helped her get through very dark times. And perhaps most importantly, she realized that you can never know what someone else is going through. People go through all kinds of shit that we don't know about. Rachel's goal is to make everyone's lives better by discussing all of that shit. Sharing, listening, and laughing about the tough stuff is the only way to get through. Check out her The Raw Contributor Podcast for more.

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviors. OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. Treatment includes talk therapy, medications, or both.

    Mental Health Awareness month kicks off May 2021

    For support, check out the International OCD Foundation website: https://iocdf.org/about-ocd/

    If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction or depression, we've compiled a list of resources on the Secret Life Website: https://secretlifepodcast.com

    To share your secret and be a guest on the show, email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

Nanc Y ,

Love this podcast

I just finished the podcast with Jim Clemente. So much love, respect and gratitude for this man.

DanielSYM ,

Thank you!

Briana offers an honest perspective on this horrible disease that takes good people and make them do horrible things. She offers so much encouragement and strength.

Highly recommend this podcast.

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Much appreciated

I’m so grateful for the courage and honesty of everyone on the show. Conversations like these are what is necessary to break the stigma surrounding mental health and recovery. Keep them coming!

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