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  • I’m Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed – the book that was released at the very start of the pandemic and became a lifeline for millions. I watched in awe from my home while this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved my life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry. Because we experienced the hardship of the pandemic collectively, many of us finally acknowledged what was true before COVID and will be true after: That life is freaking HARD. We are all doing hard things every single day – things like loving and losing caring for children and parents; forging and ending friendships; battling addiction, illness, and loneliness; struggling in our jobs, our marriages, and our divorces; setting boundaries; and fighting for equality, purpose, freedom, joy, and peace. On We Can Do Hard Things, my sister Amanda and I will do the only thing I’ve found that has ever made life easier: We will drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard. Each week we will bring our hard to you and we will ask you to bring your hard to us and we will do what we were all meant to do down here: Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and less alone.
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  • HOW TO SAY NO with Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez

    Oct 26 2021
    HOW TO SAY NO with Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez  In this very special conversation, three GOATs and Glennon discuss: 1. What we can learn from Simone’s revolutionary decision at the Tokyo Olympics to choose her physical and mental health over the world’s expectations of her.  2. The tiny decisions that helped Laurie practice trusting herself again after surviving a toxic coach. 3. Why Simone, Laurie, and Abby believe their talent is both a blessing and a curse.  4. The places and times Simone and Laurie create where they have nothing to prove—to remind themselves they are human beings, not performance machines.  5. How Simone and Laurie are a big part of one of Abby and Glennon’s favorite family stories. About Simone:  Simone Biles, one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time, is the first woman to capture five All-Around World Championship titles. She is the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history—male or female—with 25 medals overall (19 gold), and is a seven-time Olympic medalist (4 gold). A three-time Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, she earned the rare distinction of having four skills named in her honor—called The Biles.  Simone’s autobiography Courage to Soar is a New York Times bestseller.   Simone advocates for change and supports initiatives that provide education and assistance for children and young adults associated with adoption and childcare. Instagram: @simonebiles Twitter: @Simone_Biles About Laurie:  Laurie Hernandez is a second generation American, as her grandparents are from Puerto Rico, making her the first U.S. born Latina to make the U.S. team since 1984. Laurie is an Olympic medalist, winning both Gold and Silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Her book I Got This: To Gold and Beyond and her children’s book She’s Got This are both New York Times bestsellers. Laurie is a fierce advocate for the importance of mental health, and travels the country speaking to the next generation about following their dreams.  Instagram: @lauriehernandez Twitter: @LaurieHernandez About The GOLD OVER AMERICA TOUR (GOAT): Simone and Laurie—and an all-star team of gymnasts—are on the road this Fall for the 35-city Gold Over America Tour, showcasing their fierce talent and athletic brilliance in ways we’ve never seen before… their way! The show emerges from their personal values of empowerment, friendship, positive body image, mental health awareness, and self-confidence. Together, they are a united force proudly representing the sport of women’s gymnastics and inspiring audiences across the nation. More information: https://www.goldoveramericatour.com/goat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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  • Creativity, Chemistry & Claiming Your Joy

    Oct 21 2021
    1. How Amanda’s breaking point—when her life felt like all “shoulds” and no “wants”—led to simple, concrete changes.  2. Why the labels put upon us early—the sporty one, the smart one, the artsy one—can shut us off from exploring other parts of ourselves. 3. How Glennon feels like Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting—and why she wants Amanda to “go see about a girl.” 4. What the chemistry of fire has to teach us about how we can resurrect our Fun selves.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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  • WRITING & ART: When does your real self get to breathe and be seen?

    Oct 19 2021
    1. How writing is a lifeline for Glennon because it’s the one place her real self can tell the truth. 2. Why Abby feels that her time on the soccer field was art.  3. The unorthodox way Glennon’s writing evolved from hourly 5AM sessions to survive sobriety with three young kids to three New York Times Best Sellers. 4. Why it’s horseshit that books by women authors are indiscriminately labeled “self-help.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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It feels like outrage farming.

It has the feel of people who are not wise pretending wisdom. I think I was supposed to be outraged as a woman. I don't see these meek, subservient women in my circles, so this may just be the truth for her, but not for me. YMMV.

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Genuine and real!

This podcast is my absolute favorite! Hits home on so many real hard things but also joyful things that come from the hard. I find myself really deeply listening, laughing and identifying not only with myself, but those in my life as well that these topics hit home on. Thank you for your honest grit, and laughter but also the ability to see the rainbow through the hard issues. I really love this podcast!!! Keep it up!!!

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Yes, please...sign me up!

I love this episode, and I am willing and ready to sign up for your event and agree to all of your terms. I also agree with you about the texting, so we could definitely be friends. When you work out the details, keep me in mind :)...doesn't matter if it is during this year, this decade, or this lifetime;)...and of course in a completely normal and non stalkerish way!

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New Fav Podcast

I fell in love with G when listening to Untamed on audible. It was life changing truly. When I heard she was making a podcast with her sister I was excited and it has not disappointed. I could listen to them talk all day. And her daughter's song is so sweet (brings a little tear to my eye everytime). Thank you for sharing yourselves and time!!

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Yes! Thank you all so much!

This episode has been amazing. Thank you all for your vulnerability with this really *hard* (sometimes I guess) topic. Especially sister, I appreciate her ability to talk to the women who have been in that situation. It’s not easy and we need to talk about this more. Thank you.

Also, I agree. I do think a lot of the silent sex Queen issues are around control. This has given me a lot to consider. Thanks so much.

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You can’t afford not to listen

For yourself, your kiddos future, your relationships, your friendships. You will laugh, nod, she’s a tear & take notes.
You can’t afford not to listen.

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T.I.R.E.D

I cried listening to the intro (before even listening to the Podcast) because, like most women, I feel the overwhelm at the soul level. How do we get out of this viscous cycle?

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Sister, Sister

I have never written a podcast review before, but I ft compelled to this week. Amanda's story about being too overwhelmed or not making enough time for her own joy, brought a tear to my eye as well. I have felt like this so much, that my wife and I have actually been trying to decide if I have a physical issue going on that's causing it.

3 years ago I had heart surgery which was completely unexpected. Since that time my wife has been very overprotective of is barrieover protective of me doing anything, But blames the lack of physical affection on the fact that I was in a coma for 19 days. What I'm gonna do is is take Amanda's approach and bring my own joy back, by making time for me and us.

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Not recovered, Grandiose

I read Love Warrior and was like, Meh. I didn't buy the other books. Started listening to the Podcast after hearing a few interviews I liked. I'm increasingly frustrated with G interrupting Sister and Abby particularly when they are expounding on a point of view that isn't rabid anti-male/anti-hetero which would balance the points. I'm frustrated about those things that clearly indicate lack of recovery from ED (the sip of, bite of that is owed because otherwise you won't allow yourself the pleasure). I support a loved one in early recovery from ED so I feel I have some perspective here. As a sober alcoholic, myself, the lack of recovery shown in the intolerance of views not yours, definitions you don't like, history of a partner that causes a strong ICK reaction and so forth causes me to cringe for the attraction aspects of releasing the I, Self, Me from the ISM of alcoholism. These glaring and chronic issues muddy otherwise beautiful points about growth and openness. I regret I can no longer consume this content, I'm sad it's making you money. Hate never cures hate. Contempt never breeds empathy.

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Card carrying member of the Pod Squad

I am so glad these women are a part of my life twice a week.