We Can Do Hard Things

Glennon Doyle and Audacy

  • 54 minutes 31 seconds
    How to Stop Avoiding Yourself: Feel The Loneliness, Jealousy & Longing

    328. How to Stop Avoiding Yourself: Feel The Loneliness, Jealousy & Longing


    Glennon, Abby, and Amanda discuss how to move through loneliness, longing and jealousy. Glennon and Abby also share their experience at The Gracie Awards and recap their heartfelt speech about breast health and dense breasts dedicated to Amanda. 


    Discover: 

    -What loneliness might be trying to teach us; 

    -How Glennon really feels about jealousy and women supporting women; 

    -Why it’s so hard to remove all the obstacles we create to connection and love; and

    -How to let go of the picture of how it’s “supposed” to be.

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    16 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 56 minutes 58 seconds
    Inside Out 2 Review + Our Fav Books & TV Right Now

    327. Inside Out 2 Review + Our Fav Books & TV Right Now 


    Glennon, Amanda, and Abby discuss Pixar’s new film, 'Inside Out 2,' exploring its depiction of emotions, particularly focusing on anxiety and its role in our lives. Per Pod Squad request, they also share what they’ve each been reading and watching, so you can add to your list! 


    Discover: 

    -Which emotion from Inside Out 2 they each related to the most; 

    -Glennon’s new morning practice to help ease her anxiety; 

    -Why Glennon rarely shares what she’s reading publicly; and

    -Abby’s TV show rec to help you take a break from yourself.

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    11 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 57 minutes 14 seconds
    When You Feel Invisible: Photos, Love & Truly Noticing Your Person

    When You Feel Invisible: Photos, Love & Truly Noticing Your Person


    Amanda, Glennon, and Abby revisit a powerful conversation about why so many women in heterosexual relationships are missing from family photos and what it signifies about their relationships and humanity. Join us for an encore episode originally titled, "125. WHY ARE THERE NO PICTURES OF US?!?"


    In this episode, discover: 


    1. How it feels to not be in any of your family photos, why it happens, and how to change it.

    2. A call-in question from a husband that made Amanda cry.

    3. Reimagining “acts of service” and how to know whether actions belong in the “Adulting Bucket” or the “Love Bucket.”

    4. How getting the kids to read over the summer went terribly, thanks for asking.

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    10 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 11 minutes
    Why We Can’t Sleep & How to Fix It with Dr. Shelby Harris

    326. Why We Can’t Sleep & How to Fix It with Dr. Shelby Harris 


    Psychologist and sleep expert, Dr. Shelby Harris, takes us on a deep dive into our most important pillar of health: SLEEP. From insomnia to night anxiety to revenge procrastination to snoring partners, Dr. Shelby Harris has realistic, concrete advice to help us understand why we struggle – and how to get the sleep we need.    


    • How much sleep should we really get – and the signs we’re not getting enough.


    • Realistic sleep wellness for women – and how to share the mental load that’s keeping us up. 


    • How to handle snoring – and how to create a sleep alliance with our partners – (this part changed Abby and Glennon’s sleep plan forever!)


    • Plus, Abby’s hot tip for fixing your social media algorithm. (Spoiler alert: Highland mini cows.) 


    About Dr. Harris: 

    Dr. Shelby Harris is a psychologist and sleep specialist who treats a wide variety of sleep, anxiety, and depression issues. In addition to her book The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Dr. Harris has been a columnist for the New York Times, and has been featured in other media including the New Yorker, Washington Post, Today Show, and Good Morning America. Dr. Harris can be found on Instagram at @SleepDocShelby where she provides evidence-based information about sleep wellness and sleep disorders.

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    9 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 46 minutes 8 seconds
    Glennon & Abby's Guide to Confronting Crisis with Compassion

    325. Glennon & Abby's Guide to Confronting Crisis with Compassion


    Glennon and Abby discuss how they have gotten through recent crises, and take your questions on how to get through life’s most challenging moments. 


    Discover: 

    -Why Glennon suspects this time might actually be beautiful and why Abby feels like an exposed root;

    -From laying on the floor to finding solace in art, what to do tumultuous times; and

    -A tip for how to start processing when you feel emotionally blocked.

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    4 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    The Embodied Path to Healing Trauma with Resmaa Menakem

    324. The Embodied Path to Healing Trauma with Resmaa Menakem


    Author, therapist, licensed clinical worker, racialized trauma expert, Resmaa Menakem discusses the concepts of somatic abolitionism, and the importance of embodied anti-racist practices. 


    Discover: 

    -The difference between clean and dirty pain;

    -What white people need to do in order to help create an anti-racist society; and

    -Why we should shift from looking at the personal to looking at the historical to heal our traumas.


    On Resmaa: Resmaa Menakem is an author, agent of change, therapist, and licensed clinical worker specializing in racialized trauma, communal healing, and cultural first aid. As the leading proponent of Somatic Abolitionism – an embodied anti-racist practice for living and culture building – Resmaa is the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions and the Cultural Somatics Institute.


    Resmaa works at the intersections of anti-racism, communal healing, and embodied purpose, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoning, Monsters in Love: Why Your Partner Sometimes Drives You Crazy—And What You Can Do About It, and The Stories from My Grandmother’s Hands, a children’s picture book with actor T. Mychael Rambo and illustrator Leroy Campbell.


    In 2023, Resmaa released an on-demand self-paced course titled Healing Racialized Trauma: Somatic Abolitionism for Every Body. You can learn more about Resmaa and his work at www.resmaa.com.


    Work with Resmaa: https://blackoctopussociety.com/

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    2 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 51 minutes 30 seconds
    Glennon’s Friendship Contract with Alex Hedison

    323. Glennon’s Friendship Contract with Alex Hedison


    Part two of our conversation artist, actor, photographer, filmmaker and bestie of Glennon and Abby, Alex Hedison! In this episode, Alex talks about what it means to stress a relationship, authentic friendship, and the importance of being authentic in every area of your life. 


    Check out our first episode with Alex HERE: [insert link here]


    Discover: 

    -Glennon and Alex’s friendship contract and the terms they agreed to;

    -How to make room for the awkward, twisty parts in friendship; and

    -Why we must not quietly quit people who are important to us.


    About Alex:

    Alex Hedison is an internationally acclaimed photographer, artist, director, and actor. Hedison has exhibited in galleries in the US and abroad. Her most recent solo exhibitions include the opening of FRIEZE Seoul 2023; Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles; H Gallery Paris; Photo London; and Paris Photo. Her acting career spans numerous television roles, including a pivotal character in the cultural phenomenon, The L Word. A critical voice in both the artistic and LGBTQ+ community, Hedison directed the short documentary film ALOK, a thought-provoking short film that explores compassion as a catalyst for social transformation and inspires viewers to embrace personal freedom beyond the binaries that divide us. Produced by Natalie Shirinian, Elizabeth Baudouin (pronounced Bode-win), Meggan Lennon, and executive produced by Jodie Foster, ALOK was selected to premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.


    IG: @alexhedisonstudio

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    27 June 2024, 4:01 am
  • 53 minutes 50 seconds
    Tell Me More: First Love, Meds + Recovery

    On our third anniversary, we’re taking a look back at our first anniversary when 15,000 Pod Squaders joined us live to discuss:  

    - Why Amanda started taking meds, Glennon keeps taking meds – and why Abby might consider taking meds :) 

    - The brilliant preemptive post mortem strategy to help you emotionally recover from any gathering.  

    - Your most frequently asked question of Abby: How she tracked down her first love connection at the Macaroni Grill.

    - The pie chart of showing up – and why it’s rarely ever 100%.  

    - Glennon shares her first steps up from the “landing” of her eating disorder relapse.  

    CW // eating disorders discussion

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    26 June 2024, 4:01 am
  • 53 minutes 9 seconds
    The One Who Taught Glennon Friendship: Alex Hedison

    322. The One Who Taught Glennon Friendship: Alex Hedison  


    Today is a big day. Artist, actor, photographer, filmmaker, and dear bestie of Glennon and Abby, Alex Hedison is here! Alex is the person who Glennon credits with teaching her how to be a friend. HUGE! In this episode, they share how their friendship started, how they make it work, and Alex offers amazing life advice. It’s like being a fly on the wall in one of their hangouts. You will LOVE this chat between Alex, Glennon, Abby and Amanda!


    Discover: 

    -The story of how Glennon and Abby became friends with Alex and her wife, Jodie Foster;

    -The literal fire that solidified their friendship; 

    -How to never have an ick moment again after a social gathering; and

    -Why we MUST stress our relationships and what that means in action.


    About Alex:

    Alex Hedison is an internationally acclaimed photographer, artist, director, and actor. Hedison has exhibited in galleries in the US and abroad. Her most recent solo exhibitions include the opening of FRIEZE Seoul 2023; Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles; H Gallery Paris; Photo London; and Paris Photo. Her acting career spans numerous television roles, including a pivotal character in the cultural phenomenon, The L Word. A critical voice in both the artistic and LGBTQ+ community, Hedison directed the short documentary film ALOK, a thought-provoking short film that explores compassion as a catalyst for social transformation and inspires viewers to embrace personal freedom beyond the binaries that divide us. Produced by Natalie Shirinian, Elizabeth Baudouin (pronounced Bode-win), Meggan Lennon, and executive produced by Jodie Foster, ALOK was selected to premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.


    IG: @alexhedisonstudio

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    25 June 2024, 4:01 am
  • 49 minutes 11 seconds
    Expert Advice on Genetic Testing, Cancer Prevention & Care Disparities with Dr. Rachel Brem

    321. Expert Advice on Genetic Testing, Cancer Prevention & Care Disparities with Dr. Rachel Brem


    Dr. Rachel Brem is back to discuss genetic testing for breast cancer risk, systemic issues within the medical establishment, guidance for those with dense breasts, and practical advice on MRI and mammograms. Plus, we’ll hear some of the heartfelt and inspiring messages you’ve left us since you learned of Amanda’s diagnosis. 


    Discover: 

    -The shocking statistic about who is most susceptible to breast cancer;

    -Why every doctor has a bias and what to do about it;

    -The truth about “overdiagnosis”; and 

    -How to get genetic testing and what to do with the information you receive.


    On Dr. Rachel Brem: Dr. Rachel Brem is the author of No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right For You.


    Dr. Brem is an internationally known breast cancer expert who has been instrumental in developing and implementing new technologies to improve breast cancer detection. She is Professor and Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention at George Washington University, Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, and Chief Medical Advisor and Cofounder of the Brem Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging.


    Find our first episode with Dr. Brem here: 320. Early Detection, Mammograms & Breast Cancer Care with Dr. Rachel Brem

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    20 June 2024, 4:01 am
  • 49 minutes 7 seconds
    Early Detection, Mammograms & Breast Cancer Care with Dr. Rachel Brem

    320. Early Detection, Mammograms & Breast Cancer Care with Dr. Rachel Brem


    Amanda shares an update on her recovery from breast cancer. Then, renowned breast cancer expert, Dr. Rachel Brem, joins the conversation to discuss the critical importance of early detection, breast density's impact on mammography, and when we need additional screenings. 


    Discover: 

    -The differing guidance on screenings and the truth about how often you should actually get screened for cancer;

    -Advice on what to say to your doctors to make sure that you get the screening you need and so that they can be covered under insurance; and

    -How to learn how dense your breasts are and what to do with that information. 


    On Dr. Rachel Brem: Dr. Rachel Brem is the author of No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right For You.


    Dr. Brem is an internationally known breast cancer expert who has been instrumental in developing and implementing new technologies to improve breast cancer detection. She is Professor and Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention at George Washington University, Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, and Chief Medical Advisor and Cofounder of the Brem Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging.


    Find more resources at The Brem Foundation Website: https://www.bremfoundation.org/ 


    Check out Dr. Brem’s Book, No Longer Radical: https://www.nolongerradical.com/

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    18 June 2024, 4:01 am
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