8 episodes

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 • 11.5K 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.

    FIGHTING WELL: Is your conflict style making or breaking your relationships?

    FIGHTING WELL: Is your conflict style making or breaking your relationships?

    In this episode, in which Abby joins Glennon and Amanda, discover: 
    1. How Glennon and Abby realized that each of their recurring Five Fights (about money, food, etc.) are all actually about the exact same thing—and how it all goes back to their childhoods.  
    2. The guardrails Abby and Glennon built to protect each other when they fight.  
    3. How to handle a relationship in which one partner runs from conflict (Team Abby), and the other rushes toward conflict (Team Glennon).
    4. The one red flag that Amanda insists is a relationship-ender.
    TW // eating disorders
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11.5K Ratings

11.5K Ratings

MauiShann ,

Heart

They’re talking to your heart. Listen with you’re heart.

Phdh77 ,

Life Saving

All American women need to listen to this. It’s so very much like talking to the wisest friend you wish you had. It brings me weekly relief.

Ashawkin ,

If you loved Untamed, you need to listen to this podcast

Glennon continues her important work in this excellent, informative and heartfelt podcast. It’s great getting her sister’s perspective and they play off of each other well as
hosts.

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