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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. Because we experienced the hardship of the pandemic collectively, many of us finally acknowledged what was true before COVID and will be true after: That 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, my sister Amanda and I will do the only thing I’ve found that has ever made life easier: We will drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard. Each week we will bring our hard to you and we will ask you to bring your hard to us and we will do what we were all meant to do down here: Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and less alone.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 11.2K Ratings

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. Because we experienced the hardship of the pandemic collectively, many of us finally acknowledged what was true before COVID and will be true after: That 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, my sister Amanda and I will do the only thing I’ve found that has ever made life easier: We will drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard. Each week we will bring our hard to you and we will ask you to bring your hard to us and we will do what we were all meant to do down here: Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and less alone.

    OVERWHELM: Is our exhaustion a sign that we’re CareTicking time bombs?

    OVERWHELM: Is our exhaustion a sign that we’re CareTicking time bombs?

    In the episode discover:
    1. How the constant to-do list ticker looping in Amanda's brain makes her feel like a dormant volcano.
    2. The job description we've somehow accepted for motherhood—and whether self-abandonment is a job requirement.
    3. The way gender expectations even creep into Glennon and Abby's marriage.
    4. How to know whether your partner is a co-builder or an assistant.
    5. How to make the invisible load of caretaking visible—and potentially bearable.  
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    ADDICTION: How do we love an addict and how does an addict love herself?

    ADDICTION: How do we love an addict and how does an addict love herself?

    TW // abortion, bulimia, addiction 
    In this episode discover:  
     
    1. How Amanda protected their sisterhood from Glennon’s addiction.
    2. Which of the 12 steps Glennon refused to take.
    3. What it took for Amanda to finally quit the wine.  
    4. The answer to the Pod Squad’s question about quarantine drinking and how much is too much.  
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    FUN: What the hell is it and why do we need it?

    FUN: What the hell is it and why do we need it?

    In this episode—in which Abby confronts my sister and me about our inability to have fun—discover:
    1. The one “fun” post that caused more people to unfollow me on social media than any other.
    2. Why girls may disassociate early from their ability to access fun.
    3. Science’s insistence that when we’re gloomy, rest won’t fix us. We gotta play the blues away.
    4. A playlist I created for YOU—if you, like me, need daily help awakening your dormant Fun Self:https://open.spotify.com/user/f50axmsbwkhwq81ttiwovo1yf?si=707cb22232aa4cdf
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    INFIDELITY: How do we trust—and fully love—again?

    INFIDELITY: How do we trust—and fully love—again?

    In this episode, discover:

    1. The messed up way my sister Amanda learned her marriage was over -- and how that sabotaged her healing process.
    2. How we often cling to unforgiveness because it’s the last connection we have left.  
    3. The one question not to ask someone who is recovering from infidelity and what you can say instead.  
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    BOUNDARIES: Are too few (or too many) why we stay stuck?

    BOUNDARIES: Are too few (or too many) why we stay stuck?

    In this Episode, discover:

    My quirkiest boundary and how I finally fired Texts as the Boss of Me. 

    Our response to a Pod Squad listener’s question about creating and holding boundaries with her in-laws.

    How my aversion to moderation has led me from too few boundaries to way too many.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    ANXIETY: Is it just love holding its breath?

    ANXIETY: Is it just love holding its breath?

    In this episode discover:
    1. Glennon’s description of an anxiety attack.
    2. The 3 strategies that help her find calm.
    3. The original We Can Do Hard Things anthem, written and performed by Glennon's daughter Tish Melton and produced by Brandi Carlile. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11.2K Ratings

11.2K Ratings

RMom2 ,

Whoa! I was so triggered.

Thank you so much for bringing this issue into the light! I used to call the “ticker” the “default parent.” My situation was different because I was a SAHM of 3. (2 Neuro diverse). My point of view: By the time my husband got hime from work, I had worked a full day and he had worked a full day. Unfortunately, he felt entitled to sit on the couch in front of the tv for the evening while I continued my day as the “default parent.” In the evenings, I cooked, did homework, permission slips, baths, packed lunches, etc… Can I even get started on the prep work for family vacations?! He would walk in, throw his own carryon bag over his shoulder and complain that I was running late. I have so much to say about this podcast. It hit so incredibly close to home. I’m going to send this podcast to my 21 year old daughter and apologize profusely to her for falling for the patriarchal hustle and leaving her a legacy that I pray her generation can undo.

Weathergirl21 ,

Sister wisdom!

Thank you Glennon and Amanda ❤️ I laugh, I cry, I relate (OMG episode 4!!) I look forward to listening each week and never want the episodes to end!

Irina Pastu ,

LOVE!

I love Glennon and this podcast! So relevant and real, I appreciate her raw honesty and insight.

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