We Can Do Hard Things

Glennon Doyle and Audacy

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. read less

Our Editor's Take

It seems there is no end to the hardships encountered in life. On personal and societal levels, painful challenges always emerge. That's why podcasts like We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle are so important. They lend perspective, advice, and encouragement when they're needed most. This podcast is about confronting life's challenges and emerging victorious over them. It's about making the hard times a little easier.

From universal experiences like loss to specific adversity like illness, nobody escapes unscathed. We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle faces those troubles with unabashed bravery. Through honest dialogue, the difficulties of life become more manageable. Each episode runs for about an hour.

The host, Glennon Doyle, is a New York Times best-selling author and activist. Her most famous works include Untamed, Love Warrior, and Carry On, Warrior. Aside from her writing work, she founded Together Rising, a nonprofit that supports people in crisis.

This podcast is full of insights that transform lives. No matter what obstacle life presents, the human spirit can overcome it. With the love and support of a community, there is no limit to the difficulties conquered. Listeners can tune in for inspirational tales, gentle guidance, and unwavering encouragement. We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle can help listeners make the best out of bad situations.

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Episodios

285. Narcissism vs. Emotional Immaturity: How to Set Boundaries with Family & Work on YOU with Lindsay C. Gibson
Hace 4 dias
285. Narcissism vs. Emotional Immaturity: How to Set Boundaries with Family & Work on YOU with Lindsay C. Gibson
Lindsay C. Gibson, is back again to answer even more of your questions about the emotionally immature people in your life!  Discover:  How to know if your family member is a narcissist or emotionally immature + the major difference between the two; What to do if you realize that you are emotionally immature and the best ways to build up your emotional capacities;  A gentle way forward if you love your family member, but find yourself healthier when you are not around them; and Abby’s new strategy for self-care in complex relationships with family and how you can implement the same tactic in your own life! To learn more about the emotionally immature people in your life, check out the last episode – ,How to Deal with Emotionally Immature Partners & In-Laws with Lindsay C. Gibson – as well as Episode 263. Healing from Emotionally Immature Parents with Lindsay C. GIbson and Episode 264. Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People with Lindsay C. Gibson About Lindsay: Lindsay C. Gibson is an author and clinical psychologist, and practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. She has written several books, including Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents and Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People. Dr. Gibson specializes in therapy and coaching with adults to attain new levels of personal growth and confidence in dealing with emotionally immature people. Her books can be found at http://www.lindsaygibsonpsyd.com/books.html, and her website is http://www.lindsaygibsonpsyd.com/. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
284. How to Deal with Emotionally Immature Partners & In-Laws with Lindsay C. Gibson
Hace 6 dias
284. How to Deal with Emotionally Immature Partners & In-Laws with Lindsay C. Gibson
Lindsay C. Gibson is back by popular demand to answer YOUR questions on the emotionally immature people in your life.  Discover:  How to protect your energy when in relationship with emotionally immature people;  Why you might want to pay attention to when and where you use the word “navigate” to describe your relationship with someone; Practical tools to set boundaries with emotionally immature in-laws (plus a simple practice to get you and your partner on the same page);  Why neglect in romantic relationships is so deeply painful and what to do about it; and The best thing to do when partnered with someone who has emotional “Walls” up. (It might surprise you!) Check out our past episodes with Lindsay Gibson:  Episode 263. Healing from Emotionally Immature Parents with Lindsay C. GIbson & Episode 264. Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People with Lindsay C. Gibson. About Lindsay: Lindsay C. Gibson is an author and clinical psychologist, and practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. She has written several books, including Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents and Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People. Dr. Gibson specializes in therapy and coaching with adults to attain new levels of personal growth and confidence in dealing with emotionally immature people. Her books can be found at http://www.lindsaygibsonpsyd.com/books.html, and her website is http://www.lindsaygibsonpsyd.com/. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
281. How Amanda Finally Calmed Her Brain & Her Letter from Love with Liz Gilbert
15-02-2024
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  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
276. Dan Levy’s Good News: No One Knows What They’re Doing
30-01-2024
276. Dan Levy’s Good News: No One Knows What They’re Doing
Brilliant actor, director, and Schitt’s Creek co-creator, Dan Levy, is here diving into the heart and complexity of friendship, grief, creativity, and the power of curiosity.  Discover:  Abby’s recent grief and how Dan’s new movie, Good Grief, impacted her; Glennon, Abby, Amanda and Dan attempt to answer, “Where did they go?;” The one simple question that started the Schitt’s Creek revolution; and How to start investing in the friendships that will sustain us.   About Dan:  Daniel Levy is an Emmy-award winning creator and actor who has built his career telling vibrant and comedic stories. Levy's directorial debut Good Grief, an original film that he wrote, produced, and stars in, is available now for streaming on Netflix.   He is best known for his work on one of the most beloved shows on television, Schitt’s Creek, which he co-created with his father Eugene Levy, and which garnered countless awards, including nine Emmy® wins for its sixth and final season. Levy is also the founder of DL Eyewear, a gender-fluid eyewear brand that gives back through its support of small businesses and entrepreneurs located in historically disadvantaged communities. Watch Good Grief: https://www.netflix.com/title/81462549 IG: @instadanjlevy To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
272. Why Sober Life is the Luckiest Life with Laura McKowen
16-01-2024
272. Why Sober Life is the Luckiest Life with Laura McKowen
Author Laura McKowen shares her incredible hard-earned wisdom about how to get sober and how to live with dignity, power, and peace.  Laura shares: Her gut-wrenching rock bottom moment that eventually led her to sobriety.  How healing often begins when we are forced to confront our deepest traumas.  The "Bigger Yes" – and why it's not about achieving grand aspirations, but discovering the beauty in simply being who you are.  Simple acts of self-care and the importance of stillness for self-discovery.  The two fundamental questions everyone needs to ask themselves: "How do I feel?" and "What do I want?" The special vitriol for mothers who struggle with addiction in a culture that tells mothers to drink in countless ways. About Laura:  Laura is the author of the bestselling memoir, We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life and Push Off From Here: Nine Essential Truths to Get You Through Life (and Everything Else). She has written for The New York Times and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Atlantic, the TODAY show, and more. In 2020, she founded The Luckiest Club, a global sobriety support community. Laura lives with her daughter and partner on the North Shore of Boston. IG: @laura_mckowen To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
271. Christen Press & Tobin Heath Protect What Matters Most
11-01-2024
271. Christen Press & Tobin Heath Protect What Matters Most
Three soccer legends and Glennon go on an epic double date! Our beloved Pod Squader, Christen Press, is back with Tobin Heath to share their revolutionary reimagining of what life and love look like when you protect the sacred – and the resistance in doing things quietly and privately, especially within the queer community. How to be free and independent inside a relationship – and Tobin’s seven-year contract idea;  Christen and Tobin describe each other as soccer players and as people outside of sport – and how they handle conflict; and Why they say, “Don’t look at us, look at our work” – and their current mission to build a sports media house for women.  For our episode with Christen, check out 132. Christen Press: How to Get Your Bliss Back About Christen:  Christen Press is a two-time World Cup Champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and an equal pay pioneer. She is one of the all-time top 10 goalscorers on the U.S. Women’s National Team and currently plays for Angel City FC. Christen led the USWNT's historic achievement of Equal Pay and served as the leader of the USWNT Players Association for 2 years. Christen is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of RE—INC, a values-led brand that exists to reimagine the way women are seen and experienced in sports. She sits on the Board of Grassroots Soccer, a non-profit organization that uses the power of soccer to provide mentors, information, and health services to at-risk youth in Africa. TW: @ChristenPress IG: @christenpress About Tobin:  Tobin Heath is a two-time World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, known as one of the most skillful and entertaining players in the game. Throughout her club career, Heath has played for PSG, the Portland Thorns, Manchester United, and Arsenal. Tobin has taken her vision, leadership, and creativity off the pitch and into her roles as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of RE—INC, and host of the critically-acclaimed show: The RE—CAP Show World Cup Edition. TW: @TobinHeath IG: @tobinheath To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
269. Glennon Shares Her Love Letter with Liz Gilbert
04-01-2024
269. Glennon Shares Her Love Letter with Liz Gilbert
Glennon FINALLY UNDERSTANDS FORGIVENESS! She reads a gorgeous letter about her newfound, hard-earned understanding of forgiveness and it helps us all breathe deeper. What happened when Glennon finally surrendered to the “Letters From Love” experiment.   The dance of forgetting and remembering – a cycle that holds the essence of what's worth living for; How to overcome fear and blocks that get in the way of creative expression; and Liz challenges Amanda to try doing something without being attached to the outcome. About Elizabeth:  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 author of two novels: THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, and CITY OF GIRLS. And she 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”. TW: @GilbertLiz IG: @elizabeth_gilbert_writer To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
268. Elizabeth Gilbert On Her Most Important Daily Practice
02-01-2024
268. Elizabeth Gilbert On Her Most Important Daily Practice
Liz Gilbert returns to share with us her transformative practice of planning her days and her life by writing two-way letters to love every morning.  Why Liz shaved her head! The unwavering presence that’s accompanied Liz her whole life; The concept of "two-way prayer" – and how it can help us find the kindest, wisest version of ourselves. How to find solace and guidance in creating a higher power of your own understanding; and  Abby shares her own letter on self-love and acceptance, a declaration that she will not abandon herself. About Elizabeth:  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 author of two novels: THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, and CITY OF GIRLS. And she 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”. TW: @GilbertLiz IG: @elizabeth_gilbert_writer To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
267. The #1 Relationship Strategy with Dr. Becky Kennedy
19-12-2023
267. The #1 Relationship Strategy with Dr. Becky Kennedy
Dr. Becky Kennedy returns to walk us through the #1 strategy for all relationships: REPAIR. She teaches us how to repair by revisiting hard moments to infuse them with love, connection, and new perspectives – and what happens when we don’t repair (it’s not good). Dr. Becky highlights how lack of repair can traumatize us by leaving us alone to make meaning of disconnection.  Plus, we deep dive into the difference between repair and apology, and why it can be so hard to apologize (particularly for Abby to the kids and for Glennon to Abby). About Dr. Becky:  Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and mom of three – who’s rethinking the way we raise our children – and 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. Dr. Becky hosts Good Inside with Dr Becky, a chart-topping podcast with over 20M downloads. In 2023, Dr. Becky delivered a TED Talk in which she shares “the single most important parenting strategy”. TW: @goodinside IG: @drbeckyatgoodinside To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices