We Can Do Hard Things

Glennon Doyle and Audacy

  • 57 minutes 12 seconds
    Post Diagnosis: Glennon & Abby Reflect and Decide What Needs to Change

    311. Post Diagnosis: Glennon & Abby Reflect and Decide What Needs to Change 


    Glennon and Abby reflect on the dynamics of love, control, and support in relationships in the wake of Amanda’s diagnosis. 


    Discover: 

    -The simple sentence that Tish said to Glennon that shattered her reality;

    -Glennon’s creative way of reading books & what it has to do with controlling others; and

    -Why Glennon didn’t speak for a week after finding out sister’s diagnosis & what it felt like inside.

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    21 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 54 minutes 35 seconds
    Amanda’s Diagnosis & What’s Next (Pt. 2)

    310. Amanda’s Diagnosis & What’s Next (Pt. 2) 


    In Part 2, Amanda shares more from the messy middle of her breast cancer diagnosis. She talks candidly about her hopes, fears, and what she has realized really matters. 


    To listen to the first part of our conversation with Amanda, click here: Amanda’s Diagnosis and What’s Next (Pt. 1)

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    16 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 58 minutes 44 seconds
    Amanda’s Diagnosis and What’s Next (Pt. 1)

    309. Amanda’s Diagnosis and What’s Next (Pt. 1) 


    Amanda shares the news about her health and what’s next for her healing. Amanda, Glennon, and Abby go into the tactical, philosophical and emotional aspects of this diagnosis and all share how they’re feeling about it and working through it at this moment.

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    14 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 51 minutes 58 seconds
    Brittney Griner On Coming Home & Recovering From Trauma

    308. Brittney Griner On Coming Home & Recovering From Trauma 


    Glennon and Abby talk with athlete, humanitarian, activist–and one of the bravest people they’ve met–Brittney Griner. Brittney discusses her harrowing experience in the Russian prison system, as well as her basketball career, recovering from trauma, and her excitement over becoming a parent. 


    Discover: 

    -Why she went to Russia in the first place – and the gender pay gap in women’s sports; 

    -Her first thought as she stepped foot on American soil after her time in a Russian penal colony;

    -How she feels about America now that she’s back; and 

    -How she reconciled her relationship with her dad after having a tough time coming out 


    About Brittney: 

    BRITTNEY GRINER is a pioneer, humanitarian, and activist and was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2023. Griner is an NCAA champion, a WNBA champion, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Winner of the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award, and a nine-time WNBA All-Star, Griner is one of the most decorated and influential athletes of this generation.


    IG: @brittneyyevettegriner

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    9 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 9 minutes
    Healing From Complex PTSD with Stephanie Foo

    307. Healing From Complex PTSD with Stephanie Foo


    Abby, Amanda and Glennon are joined by author and radio producer, Stephanie Foo. They discuss Stephanie’s memoir, What My Bones Know, and her journey healing from Complex PTSD. 


    Discover: 

    -The difference between Trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD; 

    -What “THE DREAD” is and how to know if you have it; 

    -Why if the trauma is relational, the healing has to be relational, too, and what that means, in-action; and 

    -Whether you can ever truly give what you never got as a parent. 



    CW: Discussion of physical and verbal abuse and neglect.


    About Stephanie:

    Stephanie Foo is a writer and the author of the New York Times bestseller, WHAT MY BONES KNOW: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma. She is also a radio producer, most recently for This American Life. Her work has aired on Snap Judgment, Reply All, 99% Invisible, and Radiolab. A noted speaker and instructor, she has taught at Columbia University and has spoken at venues from Sundance Film Festival to the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She lives in New York City.


    IG: @foofoofoo

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    7 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 2 minutes
    The Truth of OCD: Therapist Alegra Kastens on Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    306. The Truth of OCD: Therapist Alegra Kastens on Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


    Therapist Alegra Kastens shares the truth about her lived experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that is vital for all of us to understand. Detailing her own struggle, and work as an OCD specialist, Alegra helps demystify the relentless cycle of ego-dystonic, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, and compulsions that define this often-misunderstood and under-diagnosed disorder – sharing why so many people have OCD and do not know it, and ways to support people with OCD without enabling and reinforcing the compulsions.


    CW: Discussion of intrusive sexual and violent thoughts as well as suicidal ideation.


    About Alegra:

    Alegra Kastens is a licensed therapist, OCD specialist, writer, and the founder of the Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders in New York City. Fueled by lived experience with a lesser-known manifestation of OCD, education and advocacy about OCD are at the forefront of her career.


    IG: @AlegraKastens

    TikTok: @AlegraKastens

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    2 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 28 seconds
    How to Self-Regulate, Heal Your Relationships & Accept That You’ll Never Be Finished

    305. How to Self-Regulate, Heal Your Relationships & Accept That You’ll Never Be Finished 


    As we continue the discussion on Busyness, Amanda, Glennon & Abby share more of their thoughts about the cult of Busyness – how buying into it shows up in you and your relationships, and how it leads to dysregulation and dissatisfaction in all areas of life. We go through the signs that might indicate you’re too busy and burnt out, how to know the difference between building a life and living a life, and why dysregulation can be a breadcrumb toward healing.


    Discover: 

    -Why the addiction of busyness will never be pointed out or helped by most people; 

    -Why Abby says the idea of retirement is the greatest heist in human history; and

    -The emotional breakdown Amanda had, which led to starting her healing journey.



    Also check out:

    304. Break Up with Busyness & Let Go of Your To-Do List

    281. How Amanda Finally Calmed Her Brain & Her Letter from Love with Liz Gilbert 

    261. How to Stretch Time with Jenny Odell

    139. No More Grind: How to Finally Rest with Tricia Hersey

    93. BURNOUT: Do You Feel Half Alive? with Emily and Amelia Nagoski

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    1 May 2024, 4:01 am
  • 50 minutes 15 seconds
    Break Up with Busyness & Let Go of Your To-Do List

    304. Break Up with Busyness & Let Go of Your To-Do List


    Amanda delves into her relationship with Busyness and how she’s working through it. We’ll touch on topics such as the pervasive culture of busyness, productivity as a measure of self-worth, and the struggle to define personal boundaries and prioritize genuine happiness (after some hilarious banter between Glennon and Abby about how to deal with “disgusting” things in a relationship).


    Discover: 

    -Why Busyness is such a pervasive and oppressive cult for so many of us;

    -How to decouple your self-esteem and identity from your productivity;

    -The actionable tactic Amanda is using in her break up with Busyness; and

    -How your pets prove that the religion of busyness is a lie. 


    Check out these episodes, too:

    281. How Amanda Finally Calmed Her Brain & Her Letter from Love with Liz Gilbert 

    261. How to Stretch Time with Jenny Odell

    139. No More Grind: How to Finally Rest with Tricia Hersey

    93. BURNOUT: Do You Feel Half Alive? with Emily and Amelia Nagoski

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    30 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    Laziness Does Not Exist with Devon Price

    303. Laziness Does Not Exist with Devon Price 


    Why are we so scared of laziness? How have we been convinced to tie our worthiness to busy-ness and how do we STOP and create lives we are excited to live?


    Social psychologist and author, Devon Price, teaches us how we got bamboozled and sets us free from the Laziness Lie.


    Discover:


    -How to rest, reorient priorities, and say “No” to reclaim our time and energy and avoid burnout.

    -Glennon asks Devin her favorite question: “What the hell is gender?”

    -The importance of listening to dread and recognizing when something doesn’t feel right.

    -Why resenting others for not doing enough often indicates that you're doing too much. 


    Plus, Devon shares an exercise for reflecting on the moments when you felt most yourself and aligned with your values – in order to create more meaningful life experiences.


    About Devon:

    Devon Price, PhD, is a social psychologist, professor, author, and proud Autistic person. His books include Unmasking Autism and Laziness Does Not Exist. His forthcoming book, Unlearning Shame, will be released in February 2024.


    Devon’s research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and the Journal of Positive Psychology. Devon’s writing has appeared in the Financial Times, HuffPost, The Los Angeles Times, Business Insider, and on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, and the BBC.


    He lives in Chicago, where he serves as an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.


    TW: @drdevonprice

    IG: @drdevonprice

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    25 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    How to Make The Ordinary Come Alive with Amanda Doyle

    Glennon shares an encore conversation that she and Abby had with their favorite person and co-host: Amanda Doyle!


    This episode, originally titled, How to Face Your Biggest Fear with Amanda Doyle, examines the relationships, decisions, and travels that led Amanda to today – from hitchhiking across Ireland, to prosecuting child sex offenders in Rwanda, to making the biggest decision of her life in an Ethiopian airport – they dive into Amanda’s lifelong fear of the ordinary.


    About Amanda:

    Amanda Doyle is Glennon Doyle’s Business Manager and co-host of the We Can Do Hard Things podcast with her sister Glennon Doyle and sister-in-law Abby Wambach. She is Vice President, General Counsel, and a member of the Together Rising Board of Directors. In these roles, Amanda is responsible for overseeing and advising on legal matters, including risk management, policy development, and programmatic affairs, as well as cultivating new initiatives and relationships to strengthen the organization’s impact. A former attorney at the law firm of Hogan Lovells and Legal Fellow with International Justice Mission, Amanda lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and two children.


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    24 April 2024, 4:01 am
  • 59 minutes 9 seconds
    Chelsea Handler on Happiness, Groundedness & the Upcoming Election

    302. Chelsea Handler on Happiness, Groundedness & the Upcoming Election


    Chelsea Handler is back to join Glennon, Amanda, and Abby for a heartfelt and hilarious conversation about life. She tells us how she found her happiness, how to take accountability in your own life, and why – if she has to confront someone doing something WILD or offensive – she’s going to have a little fun! 


    Discover: 

    -Why being selfish is the ultimate gift we can give to the world and each other; 

    -The unexpected side-effect Chelsea experienced from therapy and how to move through it if it’s happening to you, too;

    -Chelsea’s thoughts about how to navigate big feelings during the upcoming election cycle; and 

    -Chelsea’s story about a stranger on a chairlift and their exchange about Taylor Swift. 


    For our previous conversation with Chelsea, check out:

    115. Chelsea Handler: On Breaking Up & Being Unbreakable


    About Chelsea

    Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, podcast host, author, and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture.


    Chelsea is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, five of which are #1 bestsellers – including Life Will Be the Death of Me. She hosts the iHeart Radio advice podcast, Dear Chelsea – and her most recent critically acclaimed comedy special, Revolution, is available on Netflix. If you want to see her live, Chelsea is currently on her Little Big Bitch stand-up tour.


    IG: @chelseahandler

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    23 April 2024, 4:01 am
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