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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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    • 4.8 • 13.4K 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.

    Brave Parenting Qs & the Power of Saying YES!

    Brave Parenting Qs & the Power of Saying YES!

    Glennon and Amanda decided to add a second episode each week after Glennon’s big move to California—in the first Thursday episode, they discuss:
    1. Glennon’s experiment of Saying Yes to anything the universe invites her to.
    2. How much screen time is too much screen time?
    3. Are we all just Pendulum Parenting (over-correcting parents’ mistakes and screwing our kids up in the equal and opposite way our parents screwed us up)?
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    • 45 min
    PARENTING: How do we make this thrilling, terrifying roller coaster ride a little bit easier?

    PARENTING: How do we make this thrilling, terrifying roller coaster ride a little bit easier?

    1. The 5 things Glennon wishes she’d known during those early days with young kids.
    2. Why it’s important to let our kids see us mess up, cry, and lose it every once in a while.
    3. How to let go of Expectation Parenting and embrace Treasure Hunt Parenting.
    4. On teaching kids the most important lesson: How to disappoint everyone else (including you) before they disappoint themselves.
    5. Why if you’re listening to this podcast worried about how you’re parenting, things are likely already okay.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    REDEFINING FAMILY with Craig: Does letting go of what family “should be” help us embrace the family we have?

    REDEFINING FAMILY with Craig: Does letting go of what family “should be” help us embrace the family we have?

    1. Craig’s first two thoughts the moment Glennon sent him “the text.”
    2. How Glennon and Craig told the kids they were divorcing. 
    3. The big mistake Glennon and Craig agree they made in the early days of blending their family.
    4. What Craig says is the most annoying thing about co-parenting with Glennon, and the best thing about co-parenting with Abby.
    5. How Craig really feels about Glennon writing their stories.  
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    OUR BODIES: Why are we at war with them and can we ever make peace?

    OUR BODIES: Why are we at war with them and can we ever make peace?

    TW // eating disorders
    1. Glennon’s “final frontier”—her attempt to stop controlling her body.
    2. The opportunity costs of a lifetime spent obsessing about our size and shape.
    3. How we’ve been taught to fixate over every hair, wrinkle, and pound—but have never been taught how our bodies actually work.
    4. How to quit conditioning girls to stay small in body, hunger, ambition, and desire.
    5. The tyranny of the weigh-in at the doctor’s office—and why BMI is horseshit. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    QUEER FREEDOM: How can we be both held and free?

    QUEER FREEDOM: How can we be both held and free?

    1. How Abby learned from church as a child to hate herself—and the healing moment she realized that God and religion are not the same.
    2. The miraculous letter Glennon received from a reader the day after she came out. 
    3. Glennon’s response to the statement “I disagree with your lifestyle, but I love you anyway.”
    4. When it’s time to either raise hell inside of—or leave—the institutions that require us to deny who we are or what we know.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    SELF CARE: How do we identify our real needs and finally get them met?

    SELF CARE: How do we identify our real needs and finally get them met?

    1. How to create lives that we don’t need to escape from.
    2. Why our resentment toward others is our Secret Self-Care Signal.
    3. Why refusing to be selfless is the best way to care for others and the world.
    4. How to stop passing down the brutal legacy of martyrdom to our children.
    5. Glennon’s life-changing spiritual practice: Habitual Quitting.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13.4K Ratings

13.4K Ratings

deke0204 ,

Life Giving

I don’t know how they will keep the pace up. Every episode out does the other. This podcast softens even the hardest of hearts.

heatherh1313 ,

Amazing podcast

I binged these podcasts all in one day and love it so much. They make me laugh, get me teary and are so relatable. The latest parenting episode was wonderful!

Donita Gae ,

We Can do Hard Things

This is by far my favorite podcast! Real, smart and filled with help! From the bottom of my heart -Thank YOU! So filled with love and honesty, my 2 favorite things! 💗

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