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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Episodes

Mental Load: Find Healing In Your Partnership & Balance Inequality in Your Home with Kate Mangino
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Mental Load: Find Healing In Your Partnership & Balance Inequality in Your Home with Kate Mangino
329. Mental Load: Find Healing In Your Partnership & Balance Inequality in Your Home with Kate Mangino Gender expert Kate Mangino discusses the depths of carrying the mental load in a family–even when you have a partner who wants to be supportive. Listen to this conversation with your partner(s):   -The stages of mental load – and why “helping out” or completing a task doesn’t reduce it; -The cost to partners who miss out on fully participating in the mental load of the household; and  -The shocking statistics about the difference between childcare in the 70s and now. Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home is available in paperback wherever books are sold on August 20th. About Kate:  Kate Mangino is a gender expert who works with international organizations to promote social change. She has written and delivered curricula in over 20 countries about issues such as: gender equality, women’s empowerment, healthy masculinity, HIV prevention, and early and forced childhood marriage. Kate is the author of Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home. Other episodes to check out: 6. OVERWHELM: Is our exhaustion a sign that we’re CareTicking time bombs?  246. The Answer to Caregiving Burnout with Ai-jen Poo 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
Why We Can’t Sleep & How to Fix It with Dr. Shelby Harris
Jul 9 2024
Why We Can’t Sleep & How to Fix It with Dr. Shelby Harris
326. Why We Can’t Sleep & How to Fix It with Dr. Shelby Harris  Psychologist and sleep expert, Dr. Shelby Harris, takes us on a deep dive into our most important pillar of health: SLEEP. From insomnia to night anxiety to revenge procrastination to snoring partners, Dr. Shelby Harris has realistic, concrete advice to help us understand why we struggle – and how to get the sleep we need.     How much sleep should we really get – and the signs we’re not getting enough. Realistic sleep wellness for women – and how to share the mental load that’s keeping us up.  How to handle snoring – and how to create a sleep alliance with our partners – (this part changed Abby and Glennon’s sleep plan forever!) Plus, Abby’s hot tip for fixing your social media algorithm. (Spoiler alert: Highland mini cows.)  About Dr. Harris:  Dr. Shelby Harris is a psychologist and sleep specialist who treats a wide variety of sleep, anxiety, and depression issues. In addition to her book The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Dr. Harris has been a columnist for the New York Times, and has been featured in other media including the New Yorker, Washington Post, Today Show, and Good Morning America. Dr. Harris can be found on Instagram at @SleepDocShelby where she provides evidence-based information about sleep wellness and sleep disorders. 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
The Embodied Path to Healing Trauma with Resmaa Menakem
Jul 2 2024
The Embodied Path to Healing Trauma with Resmaa Menakem
324. The Embodied Path to Healing Trauma with Resmaa Menakem Author, therapist, licensed clinical worker, racialized trauma expert, Resmaa Menakem discusses the concepts of somatic abolitionism, and the importance of embodied anti-racist practices.  Discover:  -The difference between clean and dirty pain; -What white people need to do in order to help create an anti-racist society; and -Why we should shift from looking at the personal to looking at the historical to heal our traumas. On Resmaa: Resmaa Menakem is an author, agent of change, therapist, and licensed clinical worker specializing in racialized trauma, communal healing, and cultural first aid. As the leading proponent of Somatic Abolitionism – an embodied anti-racist practice for living and culture building – Resmaa is the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions and the Cultural Somatics Institute. Resmaa works at the intersections of anti-racism, communal healing, and embodied purpose, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoning, Monsters in Love: Why Your Partner Sometimes Drives You Crazy—And What You Can Do About It, and The Stories from My Grandmother’s Hands, a children’s picture book with actor T. Mychael Rambo and illustrator Leroy Campbell. In 2023, Resmaa released an on-demand self-paced course titled Healing Racialized Trauma: Somatic Abolitionism for Every Body. You can learn more about Resmaa and his work at www.resmaa.com. Work with Resmaa: https://blackoctopussociety.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
Glennon’s Friendship Contract with Alex Hedison
Jun 27 2024
Glennon’s Friendship Contract with Alex Hedison
323. Glennon’s Friendship Contract with Alex Hedison Part two of our conversation artist, actor, photographer, filmmaker and bestie of Glennon and Abby, Alex Hedison! In this episode, Alex talks about what it means to stress a relationship, authentic friendship, and the importance of being authentic in every area of your life.  Check out our first episode with Alex HERE: [insert link here] Discover:  -Glennon and Alex’s friendship contract and the terms they agreed to; -How to make room for the awkward, twisty parts in friendship; and -Why we must not quietly quit people who are important to us. About Alex: Alex Hedison is an internationally acclaimed photographer, artist, director, and actor. Hedison has exhibited in galleries in the US and abroad. Her most recent solo exhibitions include the opening of FRIEZE Seoul 2023; Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles; H Gallery Paris; Photo London; and Paris Photo. Her acting career spans numerous television roles, including a pivotal character in the cultural phenomenon, The L Word. A critical voice in both the artistic and LGBTQ+ community, Hedison directed the short documentary film ALOK, a thought-provoking short film that explores compassion as a catalyst for social transformation and inspires viewers to embrace personal freedom beyond the binaries that divide us. Produced by Natalie Shirinian, Elizabeth Baudouin (pronounced Bode-win), Meggan Lennon, and executive produced by Jodie Foster, ALOK was selected to premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. IG: @alexhedisonstudio 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
The One Who Taught Glennon Friendship: Alex Hedison
Jun 25 2024
The One Who Taught Glennon Friendship: Alex Hedison
322. The One Who Taught Glennon Friendship: Alex Hedison   Today is a big day. Artist, actor, photographer, filmmaker, and dear bestie of Glennon and Abby, Alex Hedison is here! Alex is the person who Glennon credits with teaching her how to be a friend. HUGE! In this episode, they share how their friendship started, how they make it work, and Alex offers amazing life advice. It’s like being a fly on the wall in one of their hangouts. You will LOVE this chat between Alex, Glennon, Abby and Amanda! Discover:  -The story of how Glennon and Abby became friends with Alex and her wife, Jodie Foster; -The literal fire that solidified their friendship;  -How to never have an ick moment again after a social gathering; and -Why we MUST stress our relationships and what that means in action. About Alex: Alex Hedison is an internationally acclaimed photographer, artist, director, and actor. Hedison has exhibited in galleries in the US and abroad. Her most recent solo exhibitions include the opening of FRIEZE Seoul 2023; Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles; H Gallery Paris; Photo London; and Paris Photo. Her acting career spans numerous television roles, including a pivotal character in the cultural phenomenon, The L Word. A critical voice in both the artistic and LGBTQ+ community, Hedison directed the short documentary film ALOK, a thought-provoking short film that explores compassion as a catalyst for social transformation and inspires viewers to embrace personal freedom beyond the binaries that divide us. Produced by Natalie Shirinian, Elizabeth Baudouin (pronounced Bode-win), Meggan Lennon, and executive produced by Jodie Foster, ALOK was selected to premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. IG: @alexhedisonstudio 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
Expert Advice on Genetic Testing, Cancer Prevention & Care Disparities with Dr. Rachel Brem
Jun 20 2024
Expert Advice on Genetic Testing, Cancer Prevention & Care Disparities with Dr. Rachel Brem
321. Expert Advice on Genetic Testing, Cancer Prevention & Care Disparities with Dr. Rachel Brem Dr. Rachel Brem is back to discuss genetic testing for breast cancer risk, systemic issues within the medical establishment, guidance for those with dense breasts, and practical advice on MRI and mammograms. Plus, we’ll hear some of the heartfelt and inspiring messages you’ve left us since you learned of Amanda’s diagnosis.  Discover:  -The shocking statistic about who is most susceptible to breast cancer; -Why every doctor has a bias and what to do about it; -The truth about “overdiagnosis”; and  -How to get genetic testing and what to do with the information you receive. On Dr. Rachel Brem: Dr. Rachel Brem is the author of No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right For You. Dr. Brem is an internationally known breast cancer expert who has been instrumental in developing and implementing new technologies to improve breast cancer detection. She is Professor and Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention at George Washington University, Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, and Chief Medical Advisor and Cofounder of the Brem Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging. Find our first episode with Dr. Brem here: 320. Early Detection, Mammograms & Breast Cancer Care with Dr. Rachel Brem 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
Early Detection, Mammograms & Breast Cancer Care with Dr. Rachel Brem
Jun 18 2024
Early Detection, Mammograms & Breast Cancer Care with Dr. Rachel Brem
320. Early Detection, Mammograms & Breast Cancer Care with Dr. Rachel Brem Amanda shares an update on her recovery from breast cancer. Then, renowned breast cancer expert, Dr. Rachel Brem, joins the conversation to discuss the critical importance of early detection, breast density's impact on mammography, and when we need additional screenings.  Discover:  -The differing guidance on screenings and the truth about how often you should actually get screened for cancer; -Advice on what to say to your doctors to make sure that you get the screening you need and so that they can be covered under insurance; and -How to learn how dense your breasts are and what to do with that information.  On Dr. Rachel Brem: Dr. Rachel Brem is the author of No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right For You. Dr. Brem is an internationally known breast cancer expert who has been instrumental in developing and implementing new technologies to improve breast cancer detection. She is Professor and Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention at George Washington University, Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, and Chief Medical Advisor and Cofounder of the Brem Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging. Find more resources at The Brem Foundation Website: https://www.bremfoundation.org/  Check out Dr. Brem’s Book, No Longer Radical: https://www.nolongerradical.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