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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.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.
On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone.

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    • 4.8 • 26.9K 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.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.
On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone.

    Life Hacks: Strategies to Suffer Less

    Life Hacks: Strategies to Suffer Less

    We can do hard things, and yet, sometimes we can try easier. Glennon, Abby, Amanda – and the Pod Squad! — share the strategies they’ve used to suffer less – giving us simple Life Hacks for relationships, home, tech, travel, and saving time.

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    • 1 hr
    How to Finally Let Things Go

    How to Finally Let Things Go

    1. Big and small ideas for what to let go of — so that we can all live freer this year.
    2. The thinking trap that prevents us from creating new habits. 
    3. The heaven of resigning from the role of everybody’s problem solver. 
    4. What to say when folks say something offensive – so you don’t have “walk-away regret.”
    5. How to know if you are an “overfunctioner” in a relationship – and how to change that destructive dynamic.

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    How to be Sexually Confident with Mae Martin

    How to be Sexually Confident with Mae Martin

    1. Mae, Glennon, Abby, and Amanda each explore their sexuality by delving into what sexually attracts each of them. 
    2. The sex-positive way Mae’s parents taught them about sex – and orgasm(!) – and how they never made assumptions about Mae's sexuality. 
    3. Gender as creative expression and a way to have fun.
    4. Simple ways to switch up the monotony of routine; to transform boredom into exploration; and dopamine-infused alternatives for addictive personality types.
    5. How fear of abandonment / fear of dependence can take over our lives. 

    About Mae:
    Mae Martin is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and producer who can be seen starring in Feel Good, which they also created and co-wrote. Mae is currently in development with their upcoming scripted project Programmed for Netflix and stars in season 2 of The Flight Attendant on HBO Max.
    Mae Martin's Guide To… series about sexuality and addiction are available to listen to on BBC Sounds. Mae is also the author of Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality.
    TW: @TheMaeMartin
    IG: @hooraymae

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    • 58 min
    How Glennon Knew She Needed Help: Recovery Update

    How Glennon Knew She Needed Help: Recovery Update

    Glennon shares more from the messy middle about how she knew she needed help and what we can all learn from her early recovery.

    If talk about eating disorders and mental illness helps: Listen today.  
    If it triggers: Skip today.  

    CW // eating disorders

    If you have an eating discover, you may find the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) hotline a helpful resource: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    VP Kamala Harris: Our Post-Roe World & What’s Next

    VP Kamala Harris: Our Post-Roe World & What’s Next

    Before delivering her speech to mark today’s 50th anniversary of Roe, Vice President Kamala Harris decided to sit down with one community—The We Can Do Hard Things Pod Squad—to get real about:

    1. Her first call, and how she really felt when she heard Roe was repealed;

    2. Why she says the repeal is rooted in shaming women’s sexuality;

    3. What’s at risk for birth control and fertility treatments;

    4. Why she thinks we must “take the flag back” and show up with our “Shoulders Back, Chin Up;"

    5. Why she believes – if Democrats are in power in 2024 – they will write bodily autonomy into law once and for all. 

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    • 32 min
    The Most Radical Way to Heal: Internal Family Systems with Dr. Becky Kennedy

    The Most Radical Way to Heal: Internal Family Systems with Dr. Becky Kennedy

    1. How to make peace inside your own head by getting to know your “parts.”
    2. Why our “manager,” “firefighter,” and “exile” parts are running our lives – and how to get them to step back.
    3. How Glennon is using Internal Family Systems in her eating disorder recovery process.
    4. Understanding that the parts of you that you might struggle with most right now were originally developed by you to protect you.
    5. How to tap into your wisest, most trustworthy self.

    About Dr. Becky:
    Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and mom of three, named “The Millennial Parenting Whisperer” by TIME Magazine.Dr. Becky is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be and founder of the Good Inside Membership platform, a hub with Dr. Becky’s complete parenting content collection all in one place. Her podcast “Good Inside with Dr. Becky” – was one of Apple Podcasts “Best Shows of 2021.”

    TW: @goodinside
    IG: @drbeckyatgoodinside

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26.9K Ratings

26.9K Ratings

ashhope86 ,

Medicine for my soul in an hour each week.

Thank you for giving me an hour each week where I truly feel understood and heard . Thank you for teach me so much about myself and about others and the person I am and the person I want to be . life Is hard but I can do hard things , but you guys and podcast make my life just a little less hard .I love you guys so much! Thank you for be so open and honest and just for sharing your beautiful soul with the world! You truly are Lifesavers more than I think you could ever imagine❤️

So Long Sweet Lime ,

Game changer

Love listening to the eye opening stories and advice. Always hits home.

happenstance76 ,

Tiresome listen.

I used to enjoy this podcast, but now I can’t get past the first 5 minutes. Three women complaining about everything. The energy of this group has become self absorbed, negative and toxic. Glennon constantly murmuring weirdly anytime anything is shared.

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