Secret Life

Brianne Davis

Tell me your secret, I'll tell you mine — true confessions of love, sex, money, relationships, addictions, and hidden taboo topics that are often hilarious, uplifting, and hopeful. Hosted by best-selling author, actress, and coach Brianne Davis, the podcast offers a mix of guest interviews and topic-specific discussions.

Every Monday, listeners are invited to join Brianne as she pulls back the curtain and explores the how, what, when, where, and why of various subjects. Some episodes feature guests sharing their own secrets and stories, while in others Brianne takes a deep dive into a specific topic. Whether laughing, crying, or feeling inspired, each episode offers a revealing journey into the human experience.

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), was launched in February 2021.

To share a secret or be a guest on the show, email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com or visit www.secretlifepodcast.com.

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Our Editor's Take

Some secrets can be destructive and limiting, sometimes triggering depression or worse. The Secret Life podcast offers a platform for people to unburden themselves. The podcast's anonymity allows listeners to share years-long secrets with strangers. These people receive nonjudgmental feedback. Topics range from true confessions of unrequited or taboo love to being a closeted anorexic. Listeners should prepare to hear stories that inspire and motivate.

Secret Life host Brianne Davis-Gantt was a sex and love addict for years. After breaking free of her addiction, she decided to share her recovery with others. Brianne's book Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict is a four-time Amazon bestseller. The book's main character, Roxanne, is a semi-fictionalized version of Brianne. She shares intimate and stark details about her life before recovery. Brianne's bravery in telling her true story invites others to do so on this podcast.

Podcast guests either have hidden or are still hiding secrets from loved ones and even themselves. When they come to Brianne, they face their fears and untruths. She helps her guests work through traumatic events many have buried deep and hidden away. For instance, one guest, "Jamie," tells her addiction story. She relates how she drank regardless of whether she was happy, sad, or in a celebratory mood. Jamie shares how she finally got sober but relapsed and started using pills. Her story is not all tragic—it has a happy ending.

Brianne does a remarkable job of asking the right questions on Secret Life. She embodies self-love after decades of self-loathing. Her quest with this podcast is to have people find the same joyfulness and acceptance she now enjoys. Through conversations with guests, Brianne shares many helpful tips and resources. The information provided could help many achieve a life free of constraining secrets.

New episodes of Secret Life premiere every Monday.

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Episodes

Silent Strength: The Grey Rock Approach
Today
Silent Strength: The Grey Rock Approach
On this eye-opening episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt uncovers the art of "grey rocking," a powerful strategy designed for dealing with toxic individuals and navigating difficult relationships. Brianne illuminates the concept of grey rocking as a form of emotional camouflage, where one becomes the human equivalent of a rock—unresponsive and dull—to disarm the manipulative tactics of narcissists and those with toxic tendencies.Listeners will learn how grey rocking serves as a boundary-setting, conflict avoidance technique, particularly effective in co-parenting situations or interactions with challenging personalities. Brianne explains that by becoming uninteresting, you deny the toxic person the emotional reaction they crave, making you less appealing as a target for their antagonistic behavior.With a blend of personal anecdotes and practical advice, Brianne walks us through the nuances of the grey rock method, emphasizing its role not as a long-term relationship solution, but as a temporary measure to maintain one's sanity and emotional well-being. She cautions that while grey rocking can initially provoke a stronger reaction from the toxic individual, steadfast application of the technique can gradually reduce their attempts to engage.Join Brianne as she shares insights on how to effectively implement grey rocking—keeping responses minimal, avoiding eye contact, and staying emotionally neutral. This episode is a masterclass for anyone looking to protect their peace in the face of relentless toxicity. If you're ready to become a ninja in the art of disengagement, this episode is your guide to empowerment.#SecretLifePodcast #GreyRocking #ToxicRelationships #Narcissism #EmotionalWellness #BoundarySetting #ConflictAvoidance #CoParenting #EmotionalDetachment #SelfPreservation🔑 Episode KeywordsGrey Rocking, Toxic Individuals, Narcissistic Behavior, Emotional Camouflage, Boundary Setting, Conflict Avoidance, Co-Parenting, Emotional Detachment, Manipulation Tactics, Self-Preservation, Emotional Well-being(00:00) Welcome to the Secret Life podcast. Tell me your secret, I'll tell you mine(01:36) Grey rocking is a new therapeutic technique for dealing with narcissists and toxic people(08:34) Grey rock method is about controlling your reactions to toxic people(10:39) Grey rocking is a way of detaching from difficult people(13:30) I hope you enjoy listening to Secret Life podcasts______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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Evolve or Die: Winning the Game of Life
1w ago
Evolve or Die: Winning the Game of Life
In this transformative episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt dives deep into the essence of personal growth with a compelling discussion on the necessity of evolution in life. Brianne challenges the traditional metrics of success, revealing that true victory in life isn't about material wealth or outward appearances, but about the continuous journey of evolving as a person.With her trademark blend of raw honesty and tough love, Brianne shares her insights into the pitfalls of stagnation and the dangers of remaining trapped in past traumas. She confronts the harsh reality faced by those who refuse to grow, detailing the emptiness that accompanies a life devoid of spiritual and emotional development, regardless of one's external achievements.Listeners will be inspired by Brianne's call to action, urging everyone to embrace change and confront their fears head-on. She stresses that evolution isn't about grand gestures but about making small, consistent choices that lead to a more fulfilled and authentic existence. Brianne's message is clear: to win at the game of life, you must be willing to evolve, or risk being left behind in a state of spiritual decay.This episode is not just a wake-up call; it's a roadmap to self-improvement and a testament to the power of inner work. Join Brianne as she empowers you to put down the distractions, face your inner demons, and step into the present moment—the only place where real change can occur. It's time to evolve and truly start winning at life.#SecretLifePodcast #PersonalGrowth #Evolution #SpiritualGrowth #InnerWork #Success #Transformation #SelfImprovement #Mindfulness #Healing #EmotionalWellness #MentalHealth🔑 Episode KeywordsEvolution, Personal Growth, Spiritual Death, Change, Healing, Inner Work, Success, Transformation, Mindfulness, Authenticity, Emotional Wellness, Mental Health, True Victory, Self-Improvement(00:00) Welcome to the Secret Life podcast. Today I'm pulling back the curtains of human secrets(01:39) If you want to win at the game of life, you need to evolve(07:58) Depression is a state of being stuck in the past. Anxiety is fear of the future_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteCoaching WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Cycle Breakers: Ending Generational Trauma
May 6 2024
Cycle Breakers: Ending Generational Trauma
In this profound episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt invites us into the world of cycle breakers, those courageous individuals who stand up against generational trauma and say, "This ends with me." Brianne, a self-proclaimed cycle breaker, shares her passionate journey and the honor she feels in disrupting the traumatic genetic imprint that has been passed down through her family line.Listeners will join Brianne as she discusses the challenges and triumphs of breaking cycles of dysfunction, from recognizing unhealthy family dynamics to actively working to change inherited behaviors. She addresses the pain of becoming the family outcast, the strength it takes to maintain boundaries, and the importance of creating a new, healthier family dynamic for oneself and future generations.With raw emotion and unwavering determination, Brianne offers insights into the coping mechanisms that cycle breakers must abandon and the support systems they need to forge ahead. This episode is a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt the weight of their family's past and the desire to create a different future. It's a celebration of the resilience and hard work it takes to be a cycle breaker and the profound impact it can have on one's lineage.Join Brianne as she honors the cycle breakers, shares affirmations for healing, and encourages listeners to embrace the challenge of breaking free from generational trauma. If you're ready to change the narrative of your family's story, this episode is your call to arms.#SecretLifePodcast #CycleBreakers #GenerationalTrauma #Healing #FamilyDynamics #EmotionalWellness #PersonalGrowth #BreakingCycles #Resilience #SelfAwareness #Boundaries #SupportSystems #Affirmations🔑 Episode KeywordsCycle Breaker, Generational Trauma, Dysfunctional Family, Healing, Emotional Wellness, Boundaries, Support Systems, Self-Awareness, Resilience, Transformation, Family Dynamics, Narcissism, Codependency, People Pleasing, Emotional Incest, Self-Care, Affirmations(00:00) Welcome to the Secret Life podcast. I'm Brianne Davis-Gantt(01:58) Brianne Davis says being a cycle breaker comes at a significant cost(07:58) To even watch somebody know this pattern and behavior doesn't work for me(08:35) Do you refuse to repeat the same trauma cycle that you were raised in(13:03) Being a cycle breaker can be as easy as neglect(18:41) Learn to say no. Say no. Those are things that really helped me during my cycle breaker period(20:17) If your family is dysfunctional, I am pushing you to join cycle breakers_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Silence is the Ultimate Boundary
Apr 29 2024
Silence is the Ultimate Boundary
In this reflective episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt invites listeners to explore the profound power of silence as a boundary. With her signature candor, Brianne delves into the challenging realization that sometimes, despite our best efforts to communicate and express our boundaries, the healthiest option is to embrace silence.Brianne shares her personal journey of discovering that silence isn't just a lack of words, but a deliberate choice to protect oneself from emotional terrorism. It's a lesson in self-preservation and the ultimate assertion of one's autonomy in the face of those who refuse to respect our voices.Listeners will journey with Brianne as she grapples with the tension between the desire to respond and the wisdom of withdrawing. She examines scenarios where silence is not just golden, but necessary for maintaining peace and prioritizing one's well-being over unnecessary drama.This episode challenges us to consider who in our lives is truly deserving of our voice and who might be draining our energy with their refusal to change. It's an invitation to practice the art of silence, to observe the impact it has on our lives, and to embrace the tranquility that comes from setting this most powerful of boundaries.Join Brianne as she offers insights into handling toxic interactions with grace, and learn how choosing silence can lead to a more peaceful, drama-free existence. This is not just an episode about withholding words; it's a guide to reclaiming your peace and stepping into your power.#SecretLifePodcast #SilenceIsABoundary #EmotionalWellness #PersonalBoundaries #SelfPreservation #PeacefulLiving #ToxicRelationships #SelfEmpowerment #InnerPeace #MentalHealth🔑 Episode KeywordsSilence, Boundaries, Communication, Emotional Terrorism, Narcissism, Self-Care, Drama, Trauma, Accountability, Apologies, Mental Health, Toxic People, Inner Peace, Self-Preservation, Personal Growth🎧 Episode Chapters(00:00) Introduction to the power of silence as a boundary(04:25) Brianne's struggle with choosing silence over communication(08:45) Confronting emotional terrorism and protecting oneself(13:35) The distinction between ghosting and setting a boundary with silence(18:50) How silence can be a response to partial accountability(24:15) The liberating effect of silence on Brianne's personal life(29:30) An invitation to practice silence as a boundary in your own life(35:05) The transformative peace that follows the choice of silence(40:15) Closing thoughts and an open call for listener topics______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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Liar, Liar
Apr 22 2024
Liar, Liar
In this gripping episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt pulls back the curtain on the deceptive world of liars, sharing her personal encounters with the spectrums of dishonesty. From the natural liar, whose falsehoods are a coping mechanism, to the pathological liar, who believes their own fabrications, and the chilling psychopath, whose lies are tools of manipulation, Brianne dissects the motivations and behaviors that define these deceivers.Through her exploration, Brianne reflects on her past as a "natural liar," the survival tactics born from low self-worth and trauma. She provides a compelling analysis of how liars operate, employing vague generalities, inconsistent stories, and a lack of accountability that can wreak havoc on their lives and those around them.Listeners are given a front-row seat to the telltale signs of a liar, the rush they get from deception, and the complex reasons behind their behavior, including dysfunctional family backgrounds and various personality disorders. Brianne doesn't just leave us in the darkness of deceit; she offers a light of hope with strategies for dealing with liars, from building a case with concrete facts to the difficult decision of when to cut ties and move on.This episode is a powerful reminder that while liars can be convincing, we have the strength to recognize the truth, set boundaries, and ultimately, forgive ourselves for being misled. Join Brianne as she guides us through the maze of lies and out into the clarity of truth and self-trust.#SecretLifePodcast #Liars #Deception #Truth #SelfTrust #Psychopath #PathologicalLiar #Healing #Forgiveness #PersonalGrowthEpisode Chapters(00:00) Introduction to the episode's theme of liars(02:00) Brianne's personal struggle with liars and her own past as a liar(05:20) The three types of liars and their characteristics(09:45) The signs and behaviors of a pathological liar(14:10) The reasons behind why someone becomes a liar(18:30) How to deal with liars and build a case against their falsehoods(23:55) The importance of support and setting realistic goals with liars(28:40) Knowing when to cut ties with a liar and how to heal from the experience(33:25) Rebuilding intuition and trust after being affected by a liar(38:00) Closing thoughts and an invitation for topic suggestions_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The Narcissist Among Us
Apr 15 2024
The Narcissist Among Us
In this revealing episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt delves into the complex and often misunderstood world of narcissism. With candid vulnerability, she shares her own experiences and tendencies, offering a personal touch to a topic that affects many. Brianne unpacks the traits of narcissism, from the subtle to the overt, and explores the root causes that can lead to these behaviors, including childhood trauma and familial patterns.Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of how narcissists operate, the impact they have on relationships, and the ways in which they manipulate reality. Brianne doesn't shy away from the challenges of dealing with narcissists, providing practical phrases and strategies for disarming difficult interactions and protecting one's emotional well-being.More importantly, Brianne offers a message of hope, detailing the transformative process that individuals with narcissistic tendencies can undergo. She shares actionable steps for self-improvement, emphasizing the importance of self-forgiveness, emotional awareness, and genuine connection with others.Whether you've encountered a narcissist, recognize these tendencies within yourself, or are just seeking to understand this personality disorder better, this episode is a treasure trove of insights. Join Brianne as she guides us through the shadows of narcissism and into the light of self-awareness and change.#SecretLifePodcast #Narcissism #SelfAwareness #PersonalGrowth #Healing #Relationships #EmotionalIntelligence #Empathy #Change #SelfImprovement🔑 Episode KeywordsNarcissism, Personality Disorders, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Brain Scans, Dbt (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness, Emdr (Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing), Codependency, Toxic Relationships, Self-Improvement, Emotional Regulation, Childhood Trauma, Gaslighting, Love Bombing, Vulnerability, Generational Trauma, Narcissistic Tendencies, Emotional Abuse, Healing And RecoveryEpisode Chapters(00:00) Introduction to the episode's theme of narcissism(04:15) Brianne's personal insights on narcissistic tendencies(08:30) The making of a narcissist: causes and developmental factors(13:50) Recognizing the signs and behaviors of narcissism(19:20) Strategies for dealing with narcissists and setting boundaries(24:40) Signs that a narcissist may be open to change(29:55) How to combat narcissistic tendencies and foster self-growth(35:10) The importance of connection and new experiences in overcoming narcissism(40:25) Empowering choices when dealing with unchanging narcissists(45:50) Closing thoughts and invitation for topic suggestions_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Grief & Loss
Apr 8 2024
Grief & Loss
In this heart-wrenching episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt invites us into the raw and tender world of grief and loss. With the recent passing of a dear soul from her life, Brianne navigates the complex emotions that come with such a profound loss. She shares her personal struggle with the numbness that follows unexpected tragedy and the layers of pain that accompany the end of cherished relationships.Brianne bravely confronts the reality that grief operates on its own timeline, acknowledging the frustration and impatience that arise when the heart is not ready to process the full weight of sorrow. She opens up about the challenge of sitting with the discomfort and the temptation to escape it through various distractions.Listeners are offered an intimate look at Brianne's coping mechanism—a powerful exercise that moves the focus from the mind to the physical sensations of grief in the body. This practice teaches us to welcome our pain, allowing our nervous system to adapt to the discomfort and facilitating the healing journey.This episode is a testament to the strength and resilience we can find within ourselves as we traverse the landscape of loss. It's a reminder that even in the depths of our darkest moments, there is hope for transformation and growth.Join Brianne as she shares her insights and wisdom on dealing with grief, and discover how embracing our most vulnerable emotions can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our capacity to love.#SecretLifePodcast #Grief #Loss #HealingJourney #Resilience #EmotionalHealing #CopingMechanisms #Strength #Vulnerability #PersonalGrowthIf you or anyone you know is struggling with grief, loss, or feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources at secretlifepodcast.comTo share your secret and be a guest on the show, email secretlifepodcast@icloud.comEpisode Chapters(00:00) Introduction to the episode's theme of grief and loss(03:30) Brianne's recent experience with unexpected loss(08:10) The challenge of processing grief and the body's response(12:45) An exercise to help sit with and move through grief(17:25) The importance of allowing grief to strengthen and teach us(22:40) Encouragement for listeners dealing with their own grief(27:55) Closing thoughts and resources for supportIf 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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Abandonment
Apr 1 2024
Abandonment
In this profound episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt takes us on an emotional journey through the landscape of abandonment. With unflinching honesty, she opens up about the raw sting of emotional abandonment, a phenomenon that has recently shaken her world, her clients, and the community at large. Brianne explores the pain and core wounds that surface when we feel left behind, discarded, or ignored, and questions the very notion of abandonment in adulthood.She meticulously walks us through the stages of abandonment trauma, from the initial shock and confusion to the eventual empowerment and healing. Brianne offers a poignant reflection on her personal struggle with feelings of being discarded, and how these experiences tie back to childhood wounds and the fear of not being enough.Listeners will be invited to examine their own experiences with abandonment, whether through death, divorce, or emotional distance. Brianne challenges the idea that adults can be abandoned in the same way children can, emphasizing the power we have to seek support, express our grief, and ultimately find strength in the face of loss.This episode is not just about the pain of abandonment, but about the growth and clarity that can emerge from it. It's a call to recognize the clearing that takes place when relationships end, and the opportunity to deepen our relationship with ourselves.Join Brianne as she shares her tools for navigating these turbulent emotional waters, from writing goodbye letters to practicing self-care and compassion. If you've ever felt the ache of being left behind or questioned your own worth in the wake of a severed connection, this episode offers a compassionate embrace and a roadmap to resilience.#SecretLifePodcast #EmotionalAbandonment #Healing #PersonalGrowth #Resilience #SelfWorth #Compassion #Grief #Empowerment #CoreWounds #Relationships #SelfCareEpisode Chapters(00:00) Introduction to the episode's theme of abandonment(02:15) Brianne's personal encounter with emotional abandonment(07:50) The developmental stages of abandonment trauma(13:30) Early causes of abandonment issues in childhood(19:45) The definition and impact of emotional abandonment in adults(26:10) Strategies for processing and overcoming feelings of abandonment(32:35) Embracing grief and empowerment after loss(39:00) Final thoughts on transforming abandonment into personal clearing and growth(44:25) Closing remarks and resources for listeners______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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Love Bombing!
Mar 25 2024
Love Bombing!
In this enthralling episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt pulls back the curtain on the intoxicating yet perilous world of love bombing. With the precision of an emotional detective, Brianne dissects the manipulative tactics of love bombers, sharing her own past as both the perpetrator and the recipient of this seductive strategy. She exposes the lure of intense affection and the hollow promises that often leave a trail of confusion and hurt.Brianne equips listeners with the signs to watch out for, from excessive compliments to premature declarations of love, and dives into the psychology behind the need to rapidly secure a partner's affection. She challenges us to resist the rush and to recognize the difference between genuine connection and strategic manipulation.This episode is a deep dive into the complexities of modern dating, the misuse of therapeutic language, and the dangers of mistaking intensity for intimacy. Brianne's insights are a call to action for those who find themselves ensnared by love bombers or who may unknowingly be one themselves.If you've ever felt the dizzying highs and abrupt lows of a love-bombed relationship or if you're navigating the dating world's treacherous waters, this episode is a guiding light. Tune in for a raw, enlightening exploration of love, deception, and the journey to authentic connection on the Secret Life Podcast.#SecretLifePodcast #LoveBombing #EmotionalManipulation #Dating #Relationships #Intimacy #ModernDating #AuthenticConnection #SelfAwareness #Boundaries #HealthyRelationshipsIf 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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Sitting in the Unknown
Mar 18 2024
Sitting in the Unknown
In this compelling installment of the Secret Life Podcast, join Brianne Davis-Gantt as she delves into the uncomfortable but transformative space of sitting in the unknown. Sharing her own current personal struggle, Brianne candidly discusses the challenges of navigating uncertainty in relationships and life decisions. She reflects on the torment of not having clear answers and the instinctive urge to escape the discomfort through distraction or quick fixes.Brianne's vulnerability shines as she recounts past experiences where surrendering to the unknown led to unexpected and beautiful outcomes. She emphasizes the importance of building resilience by resisting the temptation to run from discomfort and instead, learning to sit with it. This episode is a testament to the growth that can occur when we allow ourselves to feel the full spectrum of our emotions, even when it's daunting.Listeners will be inspired by Brianne's raw honesty and her encouragement to embrace the lessons hidden within life's uncertainties. If you've ever felt paralyzed by not knowing what's next, or if you've struggled to find peace amidst ambiguity, this episode offers a powerful perspective on the beauty of patience, trust, and the courage to feel rather than fear.#SecretLifePodcast #SittingInTheUnknown #Uncertainty #PersonalGrowth #EmotionalResilience #Discomfort #LifeTransitions #TrustTheProcess #Vulnerability #Patience #Courage #EmbracingEmotionsEpisode Chapters(00:00) Introduction to the discomfort of the unknown(03:45) Brianne's personal story of uncertainty in a close relationship(09:20) The struggle of wanting answers and the urge to control outcomes(13:55) Learning from past experiences of surrendering to the unknown(18:40) The power of sitting with discomfort and what it teaches us(22:50) Encouragement to face the unknown with patience and trust(27:30) Closing thoughts and an invitation for listener engagement_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Red Flags
Mar 11 2024
Red Flags
In this riveting, Brianne Davis-Gantt confronts the warning signs we often overlook in relationships: the infamous red flags. With the acuity of a seasoned detective, Brianne unpacks the subtle and not-so-subtle signals that foreshadow trouble ahead. She shares anecdotes from her clients' experiences in the murky waters of dating, marriage, and even friendships, providing a comprehensive look at the red flags that surface in various types of relationships.Brianne doesn't just stop at the obvious – she digs deeper into the nuanced red flags like the misuse of therapeutic language as a form of love bombing, the dangers of toxic positivity in dating profiles, and the covert tactics of narcissism that can isolate and control. She also tackles the difficult topic of how our own desires and insecurities can blind us to these signs, such as the allure of an aggressive partner or the comfort of a familiar but toxic friend.Listeners are invited to examine their own thresholds for what constitutes a red flag versus a deal breaker. Brianne's insights offer a powerful reminder that not every red flag is a call to arms; sometimes, it's simply a sign that it's time to wave the white flag and find peace in walking away.If you've ever questioned whether to stay or go, felt puzzled by mixed signals, or wondered how to distinguish a genuine connection from a deceptive facade, this episode is your guide through the labyrinth of red flags. Tune in to learn how to navigate the complexities of human connections with clarity and confidence.#SecretLifePodcast #RedFlags #Relationships #Dating #Marriage #Friendships #LoveBombing #ToxicPositivity #Narcissism #DealBreakers #SelfAwareness #HealthyBoundaries #EmotionalIntelligenceEpisode Chapters(00:00) Introduction to the world of red flags(05:20) Red flags in online dating and love bombing(11:45) Unpacking the red flags in marriage dynamics(17:30) Navigating red flags in friendships(23:15) The intersection of self-awareness and red flags(29:00) When red flags become deal breakers(34:10) Closing thoughts and invitation for listener stories_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Taking Accountability For Your Actions
Mar 4 2024
Taking Accountability For Your Actions
In this eye-opening episode of Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt tackles the elusive and often avoided topic of accountability. With the passion of a seasoned coach who's seen it all, Brianne dives into the stories we tell ourselves to dodge responsibility and the victim mentality that ensnares so many. She shares her own struggles with saying "I'm sorry" and the transformative power of owning one's actions.Brianne dissects the excuses and justifications that keep us from acknowledging our role in our misfortunes. She challenges listeners to examine their relationships and life choices, urging them to stop pointing fingers and start looking inward. This episode is a candid exploration of the consequences of blame-shifting and the liberation that comes from embracing accountability.Listeners will be guided through the discomfort of admitting fault and inspired to practice self-honesty. Brianne's personal anecdotes and tough love approach make for a compelling call to action: to stop playing the victim, to apologize when necessary, and to maintain integrity in all aspects of life.If you've ever found yourself in a cycle of deflection or stuck in the blame game, this episode offers a roadmap to self-accountability and the peace that follows. Join us for a journey into the heart of personal responsibility on Secret Life Podcast.#SecretLifePodcast #Accountability #PersonalResponsibility #VictimMentality #SelfHonesty #Apologies #Integrity #SelfReflection #LifeChoices #Relationships #BlameGame #Transformation #Growth #SelfImprovementEpisode Chapters(01:15) Brianne's personal battle with admitting fault(03:30) The cost of avoiding accountability and playing the victim(06:50) How to recognize and break patterns of blame-shifting(10:30) The power of saying "I'm sorry" and its impact on relationships(14:45) Strategies for embracing accountability in daily life(18:00) The importance of self-honesty and integrity(22:35) Brianne's challenge to listeners: find areas to take accountability(26:00) Closing thoughts and an invitation to share your stories_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Unrealistic Expectations of Yourself
Feb 26 2024
Unrealistic Expectations of Yourself
In this revelatory episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt confronts the pervasive challenge of unrealistic expectations we place upon ourselves. With the wisdom of someone who has navigated the treacherous path of self-improvement, Brianne dissects the notion that life must be fair, that opportunity should appear, and that personal growth should be rewarded with immediate, tangible benefits.Brianne shares a poignant conversation with a client struggling to reconcile the work they've done with the expectations of where they should be. She questions the rationale behind the belief that eight months of effort should undo 22 years of trauma, toxic behaviors, and self-sabotaging patterns. This episode is a heart-to-heart on the patience and compassion required in the healing journey and the understanding that the true prize is in the process itself.Listeners are invited to reflect on their compassion, the flexibility they allow in their personal growth, and the grace with which they handle their mistakes. Brianne offers a gentle reminder that the journey to self-improvement isn't about collecting gold stars but about embracing the layered complexity of our own development.If you've ever found yourself frustrated with the pace of your progress or caught in the trap of expecting too much too soon, tune in for a dose of reality and reassurance. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to recalibrate their expectations and find peace in the incremental victories of self-discovery.#SecretLifePodcast #UnrealisticExpectations #SelfCompassion #PersonalGrowth #HealingJourney #MentalHealth #SelfImprovement #InnerWork #ShadowWork #LifeOnLifesTerms #Patience #SelfCare #EmotionalWellnessUnrealistic Expectations, Healing Process, Compassion, Personal Development, Mental Health Journey, Inner Child Work, Self-Improvement, Healthy Relationships, Emotional Growth, Self-Acceptance, Life Challenges, Shadow Work, Self-Discovery, Recovery, TransformationEpisode Chapters(01:15) The struggle with unrealistic expectations of self(05:30) The conversation with a client about healing timelines(10:44) The myths of quick fixes and instant gratification in personal growth(15:22) The importance of self-compassion and patience in the healing journey(20:55) How to practice flexibility and allow yourself grace(26:03) The significance of embracing the process over seeking the prize(31:17) Closing thoughts and how to share your own journey with us_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Confusing Intensity For Intimacy
Feb 19 2024
Confusing Intensity For Intimacy
In this enthralling installment of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt delves deep into the often-confused realms of intensity and intimacy. With the precision of a seasoned guide, she navigates the tumultuous waters where the thrill of a new relationship can easily be mistaken for a genuine connection. Brianne unravels the complex ties between our nervous systems and our need for intense experiences, revealing how this quest for a high can lead us astray.Through candid discussions with her clients and personal reflections, Brianne dissects the allure of the passionate, all-consuming love that movies and myths have sold us. She exposes the truth behind these feelings – a nervous system hijacked by past traumas and an addiction to drama that masks itself as love. In contrast, she paints a picture of true intimacy as a calm, safe, and equal exchange between two whole individuals.This episode is a beacon for those seeking to understand why they chase the rollercoaster relationships and how to recognize the steady glow of healthy companionship. Brianne offers practical advice for retraining our nervous systems to appreciate the subtler, yet more sustainable forms of intimacy. If you've ever mistaken a heart-racing fling for a soulmate connection, this conversation is a must-listen.Join us as we challenge the misconceptions of love and learn to embrace the gentle power of real intimacy over the deceptive rush of intensity. It's time to redefine what it means to be truly close to someone, without the drama.#SecretLifePodcast #IntensityVsIntimacy #HealthyRelationships #EmotionalHealth #TrueConnection #LoveMythsDebunked #RelationshipGoals #NervousSystem #TraumaInformed #SelfAwareness #HealthyBoundariesEpisode Chapters(02:15) The confusion between intensity and intimacy(07:48) How our nervous systems crave and recreate trauma(13:34) The signs of an unhealthy intensity in relationships(19:57) Defining true intimacy and how it differs from intensity(25:42) Practical tips for nurturing a healthy, intimate relationship(31:09) Embracing calm and safety over chaos and intensity🔑 Episode KeywordsIntensity Vs Intimacy, Healthy Dating, Love Addiction, Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis Gantt, Hollywood Sex And Love Addict, Emotional Health, Relationship Advice, Trauma And Relationships, Inner Child Work, Shadow Work, Personal Recovery Stories, Sex And Love Addicts Anonymous, Nervous System Regulation, Codependency, Toxic Relationships, Self-Help Books, Amazon Bestsellers, Intimacy In Relationships, Healthy Boundaries_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Never Underestimate Trauma
Feb 12 2024
Never Underestimate Trauma
In this profound episode of Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt confronts the underestimated force of trauma and its pervasive influence on our lives. With unflinching honesty, Brianne delves into the myriad ways trauma manifests, from addictions and toxic relationships to relentless pursuits of success and material possessions. Through a powerful narrative, she shares a gripping intervention story, shedding light on trauma's role in substance abuse and the often overlooked emotional wounds beneath.Join Brianne as she emphasizes the importance of facing our past pains and the dangers of trivializing our experiences by comparing them to others'. She encourages listeners to ask themselves hard-hitting questions about their behaviors and to recognize the signs of unaddressed trauma. Whether it's neglect, abandonment, or abuse, Brianne stresses that trauma doesn't discriminate and can impact anyone, regardless of their outward success or happiness.This episode is a call to action to stop running from our shadows and to start the healing process. Brianne offers practical advice for uncovering and confronting the trauma that lies hidden within, advocating for a life of true freedom and release from the patterns that hold us back. If you're ready to break the cycle and face the trauma that's been steering your life, this episode is an essential listen.#SecretLifePodcast #Trauma #HealingJourney #Addiction #MentalHealth #EmotionalPain #Recovery #SelfDiscovery #Intervention #TrueFreedom #HealingTrauma #PersonalGrowth🔑 Episode KeywordsTrauma, Recovery, Addiction, Mental Health, Self-Help, Healing, Intervention, Therapy, Personal Growth, Sex And Love Addiction, Toxic Relationships, Substance Abuse, Self-Care, Emotional Neglect, Childhood Trauma, Coping Mechanisms, Self-Discovery, Personal Stories, Overcoming Challenges, Self-Improvement📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) Introduction to Secret Life Podcast(01:15) The intervention that revealed the impact of trauma(06:42) The many disguises of trauma in our behaviors(12:58) The importance of acknowledging and addressing trauma(18:22) Practical tools for uncovering and dealing with trauma(24:37) The call for authenticity and healing in our lives_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Toxic Long-Term Friendships
Feb 5 2024
Toxic Long-Term Friendships
Dive into a raw and transformative journey with Brianne Davis-Gantt on this week's Secret Life Podcast, where she exposes the harsh reality of enduring toxic friendships. Brianne pulls no punches as she explores the reasons we cling to long-term relationships that drain our spirit and violate our boundaries. With her characteristic candor, she shares the signs of unhealthy friendships, from friends who can't rejoice in your success to those who emotionally manipulate or abandon you when you need them most.Through personal anecdotes and professional insights, Brianne guides listeners through the process of recognizing these detrimental patterns and the courage it takes to let go. If you're grappling with the pain of a friendship breakup or questioning the dynamics of your social circle, this episode offers a powerful reflection on self-worth and the pursuit of truly supportive connections. It's time to reassess your friendships and make space for healthier, more fulfilling relationships.Tune in, and prepare to be empowered to release the toxic ties that bind.#SecretLifePodcast #ToxicFriendships #LettingGo #HealthyBoundaries #SelfWorth #FriendshipBreakups #EmotionalHealth #PersonalGrowth #RealTalk #LifeLessons📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) Welcome to secret life podcast. I'm Brianne Davis-Gantt(01:05) A lot of my clients have let go of toxic friendships recently(05:39) They appear only for the good times and they're never there for the hard times(11:37) Many people that I work with, their friendships cannot disagree about something(17:13) Get rid of toxic friendships and see if you have any healthy ones_____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Toxic Positivity
Jan 29 2024
Toxic Positivity
In this eye-opening episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt tackles the pervasive culture of toxic positivity and the misconception that positive thinking alone can heal deep-seated trauma. With her trademark blend of passion and authenticity, Brianne challenges the societal pressure to maintain a facade of happiness, arguing that true healing requires us to confront and feel our pain, not mask it with forced optimism. From vision boards to mantras, she debunks the myths that often hinder our emotional growth and advocates for a more honest approach to our inner struggles. Listen in as Brianne shares heartfelt stories, including her son's raw expression of emotion, to illustrate the power of embracing every feeling as it comes. If you're tired of the "good vibes only" narrative and ready to explore the real journey of healing, this episode is a must-listen.#SecretLifePodcast #ToxicPositivity #EmbraceThePain #RealEmotions #HealingTrauma #AuthenticLiving #EmotionalHonesty #FeelToHeal #NoMoreMasks #TheTruthAboutPositivity_____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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Unlocking the Five Types of Intimacy
Jan 22 2024
Unlocking the Five Types of Intimacy
As we journey beyond the initial rush of lust that so often masquerades as connection, Brianne breaks down the five essential types of intimacy: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social. With her signature blend of humor and raw honesty, she shares personal anecdotes from her own 19-year relationship, offering insights into the evolution and deepening of intimate bonds over time. Whether you're navigating the complexities of a long-term partnership or seeking to enrich your connections across all spheres of life, this episode is a profound exploration of the art of intimacy. Tune in to discover how to cultivate a richer, more fulfilling life through the power of connection.Intimacy In Relationships, Sex And Love Addiction, Emotional Intimacy, Physical Intimacy, Intellectual Intimacy, Spiritual Intimacy, Social Intimacy, Relationship Advice, Love Bombing, Trauma And Recovery, Healthy Relationships, Connection And Isolation, Personal Growth, Communication In Marriage, Therapy And Self-Help, Relationship Longevity, Addiction Recovery, Vulnerability In Relationships, Sexual Connection, Moral Values In Partnerships____📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) Welcome to the Secret Life podcast. After twelve years of recovery in sex and love addiction(01:08) Welcome to Secret Life podcast. I'm Breanne Davis Gantt(01:45) Today we are talking about the five types of intimacy we got(05:33) Real emotional intimacy takes time to build, not infatuation(11:26) Spiritual intimacy can help couples move through tough times, Mark says(18:14) Look at your degree of social intimacy with your friends and partners_____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.Secret Life Podcast's episodes include topics addressing addiction and recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting, molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, 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.comCreate and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Porn: The Intimacy Killer - Fantasy vs. Reality
Jan 15 2024
Porn: The Intimacy Killer - Fantasy vs. Reality
Explore the complex dynamics of intimacy in the latest episode of the Secret Life Podcast with host Brianne Davis-Gantt. Join the candid conversation as she delves into the impact of pornography on relationships, shedding light on how it can blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Brianne shares personal insights and stories from her journey, questioning the effects of widespread exposure to explicit content on emotional and physical connections. Tune in to uncover thought-provoking perspectives on the evolving landscape of intimacy in the digital age.#SecretLifePodcast #IntimacyTalks #SecretLife #Relationships #IntimacyRevealed_____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____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
F- Resolutions! Lasting Change Means You Gotta Feel the Pain
Jan 8 2024
F- Resolutions! Lasting Change Means You Gotta Feel the Pain
In this episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt dives into the concept of lasting change, emphasizing the need to embrace pain and the journey of evolution. Sharing personal experiences, she challenges the conventional idea of New Year's resolutions and encourages listeners to focus on continuous improvement rather than setting unrealistic goals. Brianne advocates for leaning into discomfort and discusses how pain can be a catalyst for profound personal growth.#SecretLifePodcast #EmbraceTheJourney #ChangeThroughPain #EvolveEveryday #LastingChange #NewYearRealTalk #NoResolutions #PodcastWisdom #RawAndReal #SelfImprovementJourney #TransformativeTalk #BeyondResolutions #RealisticGoals #PodcastInspiration #PainfulGrowth #2024Evolution #AuthenticSelf #BreakTheResolutionCycle #TrueTransformation #NewYearReflectionsIf 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_____SECRET LIFE’S TOPICS INCLUDE:addiction recovery, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, love addiction, OCD, ADHD, dyslexia, eating disorders, debt & money issues, anorexia, depression, shoplifting,  molestation, sexual assault, trauma, relationships, self-love, friendships, community, secrets, self-care, courage, freedom, and happiness._____Create and Host Your Podcast with the same host we use - RedCircle_____Get your copy of SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT -- Secret Life Novel or 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 WebsiteBrianne’s Coaching WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterConnect with Mark Gantt (@markgantt)Main WebsiteDirecting WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/secret-life/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy