295 episodes

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, Glennon Doyle, author of UNTAMED; her wife Abby Wambach; and her sister Amanda Doyle do the only thing they’ve found that has ever made life easier: Drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard things including sex, gender, parenting, blended families, bodies, anxiety, addiction, justice, boundaries, fun, quitting, overwhelm . . . all of it.
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.

We Can Do Hard Things Glennon Doyle and Audacy

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    • 4.9 • 37K Ratings

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, Glennon Doyle, author of UNTAMED; her wife Abby Wambach; and her sister Amanda Doyle do the only thing they’ve found that has ever made life easier: Drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard things including sex, gender, parenting, blended families, bodies, anxiety, addiction, justice, boundaries, fun, quitting, overwhelm . . . all of it.
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.

    283. How Glennon Transforms Sadness into Power

    283. How Glennon Transforms Sadness into Power

    Glennon, Abby, and Amanda respond to a listener’s question about how to find yourself when you’re at your lowest – diving into how to embrace and move through sadness, the gifts of the low times, and what they tell us about our future selves.

    Discover: 

    Why feeling anything depends on an understanding of its opposite;

    The true colors of sadness; 

    Why Abby has come to believe that sadness is “kind of cool,”& how she’s navigating her current grief; 

    How to find joy and love yourself the most through a time of sadness; and

    Why sadness is an open floor plan. 



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    • 45 min
    282. Your “Stuff” Personality Type: What Being a Keeper or Clearer Says About You

    282. Your “Stuff” Personality Type: What Being a Keeper or Clearer Says About You

    In this episode, Glennon, Abby, and Amanda dive into the deeper meaning of their individual relationships with 'stuff', asking: Do we have stuff, or does stuff have us?
    Discover: 


    Sister and Glennon’s extremely different views on stuff and what it might mean about their subconscious mind and yours!

    A test to find out if you are a Keeper or a Clearer;

    Gen Z’s take on stuff…does it reveal a more evolved spiritual perspective?  

    A simple visualization to help you decide what your stuff REALLY means to you; and

    The unbelievable (but true) Storage Wars story that forever changed Abby’s relationship to stuff.



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    • 1 hr
    281. How Amanda Finally Calmed Her Brain & Her Letter from Love with Liz Gilbert

    281. How Amanda Finally Calmed Her Brain & Her Letter from Love with Liz Gilbert

    In this beautiful episode, we hear Amanda’s incredible breakthrough in quieting her brain, and how she finally heard from Love with the help of Elizabeth Gilbert.  

    Discover: 

    The breathtaking and very odd way that Love ultimately showed up for Amanda;  

    Taylor & Travis’s love lesson for Amanda 

    How to avoid what Liz Gilbert calls “taking a monkey survey” when making important life decisions;

    The “big thing” we are all missing & how it makes us dissatisfied with everything else; and 

    How to get your brain and perfectionism to step back so your greater wisdom can speak. 


    On Liz:
    Elizabeth Gilbert is author of the international bestseller, EAT PRAY LOVE, which has been translated into over thirty languages, and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The book became so popular that Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2010, Elizabeth published a follow-up to EAT PRAY LOVE called COMMITTED—an instant a #1 New York Times Bestseller, as well as BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR. She is the author of three novels: STERN MEN, THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, and CITY OF GIRLS. Elizabeth is the creator of the Onward Book Club, which takes place on her Instagram via a live chat, as a way of spotlighting, studying, and celebrating the work of Black women authors. You can also find her on Substack and subscribe to her newsletter: “Letters From Love with Elizabeth Gilbert.” Subscribe here: https://elizabethgilbert.substack.com/ 

    Don’t miss Abby and Glennon also sharing their Letters from Love on We Can Do Hard Things episodes 268 and 269:  
    Elizabeth Gilbert On Her Most Important Daily Practice (Abby) 
    Glennon Shares Her Love Letter with Liz Gilbert 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    280. Valentine’s Day: You Must Listen to This–Huge Surprise!

    280. Valentine’s Day: You Must Listen to This–Huge Surprise!

    Glennon, Abby and Amanda battle over their very different views of Valentine’s Day, and absolutely shock the pod squad with a MASSIVE Surprise at the end—stick around, you do not want to miss it! 

    Discover: 


    Abby, Amanda and Glennon’s clashing perspectives on V-Day and what your take says about YOU;

    The simple tool to get exactly what you want, whether you’re in a relationship or not;

    How did Valentine’s Day start and is it satisfying to anyone?; and

    Possibly the most exciting thing that has ever happened on the pod! Listen until the end for a MASSIVE surprise you don’t want to miss!



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    • 1 hr
    279. Amanda’s “Rebuilding Year” + Playfulness + Your Questions

    279. Amanda’s “Rebuilding Year” + Playfulness + Your Questions

    Glennon, Abby, and Amanda answer your questions and attempt to do ‘easy’ things – sharing about their personal lives and on topics like parenthood, personal growth, and playfulness. 

    Discover: 


    Why Amanda’s declaring a “Rebuilding Year,” what it means, and whether you might want one too;

    Abby’s advice on how to unlock playfulness;

    Why trying to be ‘good’ is a waste of time and what to strive toward instead; and 

    What your preferred roller coaster seat reveals about your personality.



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    • 55 min
    278. The Power of Child-Free Women with Ruby Warrington

    278. The Power of Child-Free Women with Ruby Warrington

    Ruby Warrington joins us to discuss the often overlooked experiences of women who do not have children - by choice or circumstance.

    How the deeply ingrained belief that womanhood is synonymous with motherhood can be a tool to suppress women's sexuality and autonomy. 

    The reasons women may choose to be child-free – and the myriad ways women can define their lives and identities outside of motherhood; and 

    Why we need community and conversation for everyone on the motherhood spectrum.

    For the episode referenced by our Pod Squader, check out: 44. Gabrielle Union: Infertility, Bonus Parents & Free Families.

    About Ruby: 
    Ruby Warrington is a British-born author, editor, podcaster, and the founder of Numinous Books. She is the author of Women Without Kids: The Revolutionary Rise of an Unsung Sisterhood. Recognized as a true thought leader, Ruby has the unique ability to identify issues that are destined to become part of the cultural narrative. Her previous books include Material Girl, Mystical World; Sober Curious; and The Sober Curious Reset, and her work has been featured in global outlets, including the New York Times, The Guardian, and Good Morning America. She lives in Miami.

    IG: @rubywarrington

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37K Ratings

37K Ratings

mauimermaidmama ,

Just what I needed

So so so good. That’s it

Poquonock ,

Devoted Listener!

I resisted this podcast for a while because i DONT want to do hard things. I’m a 40 year old woman who has done enough hard things, damnit! 😂 I’m inviting ease, pleasure, connection, and self-awareness into this decade, and low-and-behold, this podcast supports me in all of that. I’ve come to love Amanda, Abby, and Glennon, as well as their insightful, quirky, vulnerable guests, and appreciate how the pod has slowly shifted over the years. Here’s to doing fewer hard things, but trusting ourselves enough to know that we CAN get through them when we have to. 💖

Alessandra di Lampedusa ,

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