PODCAST

Secret Life

Brianne Davis

Tell me your secret, I'll tell you mine — true confessions of love, sex, money, food, addiction, and hidden taboo topics that are often hilarious, uplifting, and hopeful. Every Monday, best-selling author and actress, Brianne Davis, pulls back the curtain on the deepest, darkest, heartbreaking, and even silly secrets from an eclectic group of guests. While sharing her own secrets in each episode, Brianne's disarming approach creates an intimate and safe space for her guests to bare their souls, uncover the truth, and share practical advice. And just like that, we're laughing, crying, inspired, and filled with hope. Brianne's best-selling book, Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, a roman à clef novel based on a decade in recovery (with a dash of creative license), launched in February 2021. Want to share your secret and be a guest on the show? Email us at secretlifepodcast@icloud.com www.secretlifepodcast.com


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Jul 29 2020
28 seconds
Betrayed—I Was Molested & Threatened by My Best Friend & His Brother
Trigger Warning: This episode touches on the subjects of molestation, sexual assault, and trauma. Rick was 8 or 9 when he was betrayed by his best friend. He didn't feel he could tell his parents, and the friend he did share it with threatened to tell everyone. How much of that affected his relationships moving forward?Did you know one in six males are sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday? Unfortunately, many victims are reluctant to come forward due to cultural conditioning. In today's podcast, Gabe speaks with two psychologists about this very common but somewhat taboo issue. They tackle the prevalent myths surrounding male sexual assault and discuss why so many victims suffer in secrecy.Rick is a repeat customer - Check out his incredibly powerful story in #EP 12 - Ricky B: F*ck Cancer—Breakdown to Breakthrough_____If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com_____TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE INCLUDE molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, behaviors, self-care, self-love, courage, freedom, and happiness._____MENTAL ILLNESS HAPPY HOUR PODCASTThank you to our friend Paul Gilmartin and his amazing podcast Mental Illness Happy Hour. Please check it out wherever you podcast.Apple | Google | Amazon | InstagramAnd check out his helpful list of Male Sex Abuse Survivor Websites:https://mentalpod.com/archives/4329______Brianne's novel: SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT Check out the website: Secret Life Novel or buy on Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Follow, Rate & Review: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyFollow & Listen iHeart | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon | PandoraSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonate - You can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Yesterday
26 mins
Jen Levin: The Horrors of Online Dating—D*ck Pics, Married Men & Ghosting
In this episode, our past guest Jen Levin (Ep #27 Living With Binge Eating Disorder), pulls back the curtain on the nine online dating apps she frequents. Hint... Bumble is her favorite. You're in for a treat; these stories are almost unbelievable! If you've used a dating app, you know the odds of having an ideal date are pretty slim. In fact, there's a pretty good chance that you're bound to have a few bad experiences. In 2020, data shows that over 270 million people were on dating apps, with $3.08 Billion in revenue. With so many users, there's bound to be some nightmare stories. TOPICS INCLUDE dating, ghosting married men, relationships, motherhood, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, behaviors, gratitude, attitude, self-care, self-love, courage, freedom, and happiness.______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com_____Guest: Jen LevinJen Levin is an actress/blogger with Southern charm and Jersey moxie living in LA.Blog: http://findingmyinnerbombshell.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/thejenlevin/IG: https://www.instagram.com/thejenlevin/______To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out Secret Life Novel or Amazon______Date in a Blink - VOICE-ONLY SPEED DATES PODCASTHave you ever been on a blind, audio-only date? What about a virtual date? Or a speed date? Date in a Blink combines all three in a mission to help people find real connections. Join us for our inaugural season as we meet some hopeful daters looking to find love. Will they match, or be left wanting more? Tune in to find out.https://www.theblinkdate.comLISTEN NOW: Apple Podcasts | Spotify______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Follow, Rate & Review: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyFollow & Listen iHeart | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon | PandoraSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonate - You can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jan 10 2022
25 mins
Katie: Not Skinny Enough
Studies have shown that the majority of New Year's resolutions focus on weight loss and getting into shape, which can be triggering for those individuals who are struggling with an eating disorder or who are at risk of developing an eating disorder.Brianne and Katie look at social media's power on women, their bodies, and the drive to be sexually desirable. Katie shares how her eating disorder started when she was a college athlete and how she's changed her relationship with food.If you or anyone you know struggles with an eating disorder, there is help available:NEDACenter For DiscoverySecret Life Podcast Website: You can also check our site for other addictions and support:______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com______To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out Secret Life Novel or Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple Podcasts SpotifyFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonate - You can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jan 3 2022
22 mins
Justin Purser: The Fear of Running Out of Time
It's that time again, where we look at the past year and make New Year's Resolutions for the year ahead. Many of which we often can't or don't keep. Something that surfaced as a result of Covid-19 was the opportunity to take stock of our lives, our habits and make some changes if possible and desirable. Some people have changed their lives dramatically, sought help with addictions, dove into therapy, dropped old friends, and focussed more on being present.Justin shares his fears of not accomplishing his goals, always looking for the next thing and the changes he's been making to remedy that. ______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com______Justin Purser is a Director of films, music videos, & branded content and a Creative Director for Brands, Ad Agencies, and Artists. Justinpurser.tvTwitter | Instagram | Facebook_______To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or at Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple Podcasts SpotifyFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonate - You can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 27 2021
23 mins
Lindsay Pt. 2: An Emotional Affair Three Weeks After The Debt Was Discovered
Follow Up to Episode #77 - [Trigger Warning: This episode touches on the subjects of sexual assault and trauma.]  Suppose you’re a long-time listener of the show. In that case, you know that often the initial secret the guest shares is just the tip of the iceberg. Many times, as Brianne asks the next question, more secrets (some buried for decades or thought would never be shared) are revealed. Lindsay was one of those guests. However, the disclosure came after the first episode was released. Lindsay courageously shares a repressed sexual assault memory and a recent emotional affair that almost crushed her marriage. ______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com______To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or at Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple Podcasts SpotifyFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 20 2021
36 mins
Anna David: I Was A Sex & Dating Expert Who Had Awful Dates & Little Sex
Famed actor/director Stanislavski's "Magic If" describes an ability to imagine oneself in a set of fictional circumstances and to envision the consequences of finding oneself facing that situation in terms of action. In a way, that's what Anna David did when she wrote an article for Playboy magazine about sex and dating—because she didn't have much advice to give. Anna bravely shares how just "assuming the position" led to more articles, books, and a Playboy photoshoot. ______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com_____Anna David is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels and six non-fiction books. She’s been published in the New York Times, Time, LA Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Vice, Cosmo, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Salon, among many others, written about in Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, Entrepreneur, Allure and Women’s Health and has appeared repeatedly on Today, The Talk, Good Morning America and numerous other programs. She’s been a featured speaker at three different TedX events and her company, Legacy Launch Pad, writes and publishes books for thought leaders. Legacy Launch Pad recently re-launched David’s first book, Party Girl, which is being developed into a movie by an Oscar winning producing team.Social Media: @annabdavidWebsite: https://annadavid.comTo find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 13 2021
30 mins
Jason LaChance: The Secrets & Lies We Tell Ourselves
How willing are we to change? And even when we become willing, is it possible to uncover those deep wounds that we've suppressed for sometimes an entire lifetime? Jason bravely shares some of the discoveries he's had regarding his first drink, sex and love addiction, and the challenges of becoming your authentic self.______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com_____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______Jason LaChance:"With a family history of addiction, the patterns were set early that I too would fall prey to addiction. I have a 20-year background in radio broadcasting, which was an amazing passion allowing me to speak with an audience based on a common bond in loving music. But there was something missing, after going through a divorce, and becoming a single father I started my journey of confronting that I was an alcoholic. As I began to embrace my addiction and speak with others openly about it, I realized I needed a change to have a more purposeful life helping others. The purposeful challenge and opportunity that I was looking for came when I bumped into Carlos Vieira in the grocery store. Along with the release of his autobiography 'Knockin' Doorz Down' he presented me with the opportunity to speak with others that are not only afflicted by addiction but other areas of great adversity and how they overcome their situation to live a more purposeful life. It is an honor to speak with people in a vulnerable and loving environment with the goal of helping others on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast knowing that they're not alone in whatever they're going through and have been through. I take great pride in being a part of affirming that anyone can keep growing daily, make positive changes and keep Knockin' Doorz Down." https://www.kddmediacompany.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/knockindoorzdown/______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Dec 6 2021
33 mins
Lindsay Pt. 1: Cyber Monday — I’m a Compulsive Shopper & Spender
It started with a credit card from Victoria's Secret, and before she knew it, Lindsay found herself with several credit cards, thousands of dollars in debt, and desperate to hide it all from her husband. The purchases weren’t extravagant or luxurious, just a coffee here, a lunch out here, a couple of tops at Target, and then, BAMM! Living a life of vagueness and fantasy comes at a price. Lindsay’s been attending Debtors Anonymous for seven months, hasn’t incurred any unsecured debt, paid off her bills, and currently lives in abundance as she tackles compulsive spending. Debtors Anonymous: https://debtorsanonymous.org______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Nov 29 2021
30 mins
Liz Svatek: I Cut Ties With My Toxic Sister
It’s never easy to cut someone out of your life. And when it comes to family, it’s especially hard to accept that a family member is creating so much stress, anxiety, and pain that you cant continue to have a relationship with them. Liz Svatek has had a toxic relationship with her sister for over 40 years and she finally realized she was hurting herself by not setting boundaries. People can change, but toxic people rarely do. They lack self-awareness and don’t take responsibility for their actions. And since they don’t see how their behavior hurts you, they refuse to change. Instead, they blame you and expect you to cater to their demands.______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To share your secret and be a guest on the show email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com______Liz Svatek believes women aren’t born warriors, but become them through radical self-acceptance. She inspires women to access their inner warriors through curated masterminds, coaching, speaking engagements and workshops. Liz hosts the top-rated Conversations With Warrior Women Podcast-where she interviews women across the country who have learned to LOVE their fear and leap for greatness personally and professionally. Website: https://lizsvatek.comConversations With Warrior Women Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-warrior-women-podcast/id1506810828Instagram: @warriorwomenpod____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Nov 22 2021
32 mins
My G-String Scholarship: Stripping To Pay For School
Sometimes called The G-String Scholarship: College Students Strip to Pay Tuition Costs. College students say they make more than enough money to graduate debt-free. Young women in pursuit of a higher education use their stripper earnings to pay for tuition. Stripping to pay for school may sound like a cliché to some, but it was the fastest and easiest way for Celeste to pay for her teaching credentials.When Celeste moved to California, several courses didn’t transfer to get her California teaching credentials, and she had a full year of school ahead of her. What started out as a job interview as a cocktail waitress quickly turned into a lucrative way for her to pay for school. But not without its consequences. Decades later, there’s still a part of her that feels shame about it. But why should it be shameful? There are always groups of people and religious groups that will find pretty much anything wrong and sinful, but is it really? We explore the effect over the years and what sharing the secret and releasing the shame has brought about a huge breakthrough in her life. ______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______ Celeste is in real life is Jennifer Bold.Jennifer lives in Southern California but is a Michigan girl through and through. She has been accused of being obsessed with her chicken, serial killers, and the Romanovs. She has two strong, smart, funny daughters and a husband that makes planes fly but can’t dance. She likes to grow stuff and eat delicious food. Check out her fantastic writing on her blog soberisthenewkale.com____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Nov 15 2021
31 mins
Greg Safel: My Last Long-Term Relationship Was 24 Years Ago
We all know a friend or family member who is single—but for the life of you, you can't understand why. They say they want to be in a relationship; they're attractive, fun to be around, passionate, loving, giving, and yet you can't figure out why they're still single. Guess what? They might not know either. So is there something deeper going on? What blocks might they have?You probably know someone who is Love Avoidant — someone who avoids and fears intimacy. Or a person with Sexual Anorexia avoid, fear, or dread sexual intimacy._________If you or anyone you know is struggling with an addiction, depression, trauma, or sexual abuse, we've compiled a list of resources at https://secretlifepodcast.com.If you'd like to share your secret on the show or want to share your thoughts about an episode, please send an email to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com.______FOR MORE ABOUT GREG SAFELGreg Safel is an accomplished actor and recording artist. He began his career while still in school as a theatre major at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, spending an equal amount of time training at the UMKC Conservatory of Music. Upon graduation, he was hired immediately at Walt Disney World to perform in live shows and in the recording studio. He then moved to New York to continue studying acting and work in musical theatre. He has toured with such legends as Debbie Reynolds and Eddy Arnold. He then turned his focus toward film and television work, moving to Los Angeles and performing in the long-running hit musical Nite Club Confidential with Scott Bakula.He continued his acting training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under legendary teacher, Milton Katselas. He has worked steadily ever since in film, television, and theatre as a triple threat (actor/singer/dancer) in a variety of genres. One of his favorite roles was Canta in the film Not Forgotten with Simon Baker. His latest album Visible , in which he sings his own interpretations of Broadway, pop and standard songs, received rave reviews and earned him an opening spot for Donna McKechnie at the Catalina Jazz Club. Between acting projects, Greg sings with the Los Angeles-based rock band Swami Lushbeard, is currently at work on his next album, and writing and starring in an upcoming web-series.gregsafel.comsinginglessonslosangeles.comInsta @gregsafelFacebook Greg Safel_____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Nov 8 2021
23 mins
I’ve Burned and Cut Myself Since 1st Grade
Nov 1 2021
20 mins
Adam Rose: Secret Fear of Death
Oct 25 2021
22 mins
Confessions of a Shopaholic: I Wanted to be Pretty Woman
Oct 18 2021
30 mins
I Was a Hollywood Gossip Columnist and Secretly Hated ItAdam Fout: The Whack-A-Mole Phenomenon—From Alcohol & Drugs to Food & Sex
When you restrict on one type of addiction, you must watch for another addiction to take its place. It's a widespread occurrence that most addicts can identify with. Taking away the drink, drug or relationship isn't the solution; it only stops the destructive behavior. It's what's underneath the addiction and addressing the "why" that we start to heal. Like many people, there were addictions like food and sex that preceded the alcohol and drug addiction that happened later and were first addressed. But the feelings and thoughts were still there. Adam Fout and Brianne discuss the phenomenon of cross addiction and how to find recovery from it.______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______Adam Fout is an addiction / recovery / mental health blogger and a speculative fiction / nonfiction writer in North Texas. He's a graduate of the 2020 Odyssey Writing Workshop and was a finalist in the F(r)iction Spring 2020 Nonfiction Contest. His nonfiction appears in december, Superstition Review, and elsewhere. His speculative fiction appears in Flash Fiction Online. Read his addiction/mental health blog at adamfout.com____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen  Spotify |  Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Oct 4 2021
35 mins
Amanda Montell - Groomed for Abuse: Love Bombing & Gaslighting
Love bombing is a common abuse tactic used by narcissists and sociopaths to manipulate situations to their advantage. It is the key gaslighting tactic in the Idealization phase of abuse, preceding the far more obvious Devaluation and Discarding stages. Amanda Montell innocently texted her friend’s older brother in Hollywood while she was in high school. What followed was a calculated and abusive relationship. ______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______Amanda Montell is a writer, linguist, and author of the critically acclaimed books. Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism and Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language. Her writing has appeared in publications like Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and others. She is also the creator and co-host of the podcast Sounds Like A Cult. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell.________To find out more and register for SOBER VOICES: https://flow.sobervoices.co [use code SECRETLIFE20 for 20% off]____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen  Spotify |  Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 27 2021
36 mins
Shane Michael Hatton: Secret Fertility Journey
What do we hold to be true for ourselves? How do those beliefs affect how we share, communicate and process situations that happen in our lives? If I believe that I’m supposed to have children, and I don’t, then I’m a failure. If I believe I’m supposed to have a specific career or look a certain way, but I don’t, am I a failure? Brianne and Shane look at our core beliefs and how we will keep secrets from others instead of sharing our journey. The willingness to be seen in grief, to allow others to care for you, is truly a gift. ______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______More about Shane Michael HattonShane is a Australian by birth, Melbournian by choice, curious by nature and creative at heart. He has spent the last decade developing remarkable leaders and teams.He is an expert in leader communication, blending his experience in business & psychology to help leaders communicate, connect and collaborate more effectively in order to bring out the best in those they lead.As a speaker, coach and trainer, Shane has partnered with some of Australia’s most well known and loved businesses across the NFP, public and private sectors and his work has been featured in a number of Australian and Global publications including Forbes, The Australian, Marketing, HRD, In The Black and more.His coaching helps individuals and teams better understand what makes them exceptional and how they can leverage that to achieve individual and collective outcomes.Shane is a Gallup certified strengths coach, member of the Forbes Global Coaches Council, founder of the People Leaders Network and the author of ‘Lead The Room – Communicate a Message That Counts in Moments That Matter’. Shane also serves as director for the Asia Pacific Region Board of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).Website - https://shanemhatton.com/LinkedIn - https://LinkedIn.com/in/shanemhattomInstagram - https://Instagram.com/shanemhattonPodcast (Phone Calls With Clever People) - https://plnk.to/pcwcpFacebook - https://facebook.com/shanemhatton________To find out more and register for SOBER VOICES: https://flow.sobervoices.co [use code SECRETLIFE20 for 20% off]____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen  Spotify |  Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 20 2021
30 mins
I Was A Paid Escort For Men In Hollywood
“Everybody has sex,” says Rue. “The only difference is that I charged for it.” Rue was a sex worker in her early 20s, working for the madam of Heidi Fleiss. Even though that life is far behind her (she’s married and an educator now), she still firmly believes in the decriminalization of sex workers. It's estimated that there are at least 1 million prostitutes in the United States and 40-42 million worldwide.______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com.______To find out more and register for SOBER VOICES: https://flow.sobervoices.co [use code SECRETLIFE20 for 20% off]____To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen  Spotify |  Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 13 2021
21 mins
David Linaker: A Priest's Affair — Guilt vs. Shame
Alexander Pope wrote, "to err is human, to forgive divine." Sometimes forgiving ourselves can be the hardest thing to do. Guilt is a feeling you get when you did something wrong or perceived you did something wrong. Shame is a feeling that your whole self is wrong. Releasing shame and guilt involves learning to empathize and forgive. When you can forgive and care for others, you'll learn to care for and forgive yourself. David Linaker is a shingling example of that truth. Change and freedom are possible. That's what we believe here at Secret Life. ______If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, depression, trauma, sexual abuse or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.com._____More about David LinakerAfter 21 years as a priest in the Church of England, during which time David fed a deep fascination with the human condition and received extensive training in coaching, mentoring, mediation and conflict transformation, David was delighted to be able to find an outlet for this in a coaching practice.David takes a ‘whole person’ approach to his work, from the standpoint of extensive experience of encountering most of the challenges that are thrown at people during a lifetime. It’s important for clients to feel fully comfortable with both the process and the outcome so that those outcomes are truly authentic and compelling.David finds a huge reward in seeing real liberation in the lives of his clients. Watching cognitive dissonances vanish and authentic lives emerge.http://www.davidlinaker.comhttp://www.instagram.com/david_linaker_coachhttp://www.facebook.com/davidlinakerIChttp://www.linkedin.com/davidlinakercoach______To find out more and register for SOBER VOICES: https://flow.sobervoices.co [use code SECRETLIFE20 for 20% off]______To find out more information about Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, check out the website: https://secretlifenovel.com or At Amazon______HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE SHOW?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe, Rate & Review: Apple PodcastsFollow & Listen  Spotify |  Stitcher | Google PodcastsSpread the word via social mediaInstagramTwitterFacebook#SecretLifePodcastDonateYou can also support the show with a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal (make payment to secretlifepodcast@icloud.com) or at our WEBSITE.Connect with Brianne Davis-Gantt (@thebriannedavis)Official WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sep 6 2021
28 mins

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