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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.
    © Glennon Doyle. All Rights Reserved.
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  • May 19 2022
    1. How we are each haunted by our family’s secrets and trauma–whether we know them or not–and how to break the cycle for future generations.  2. The astounding new research on generational trauma showing that our personal trauma is passed down genetically to our children and grandchildren.   3. Our unconscious need to heal what our parents could not–and how to mourn what we cannot control.   4. Why our bodies carry what our mind won’t remember–and how to release that burden.   5. Dr. Galit’s new book Emotional Inheritance and the incredible new way to understand ourselves.   About Dr. Atlas: Dr. Galit Atlas is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in New York City. She is on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Atlas has published three books for clinicians and numerous articles and book chapters. A leader in the field of relational psychoanalysis, Dr. Atlas is a recipient of the André François Award and the NADTA Research Award. She teaches and lectures throughout the United States and internationally. Her new book Emotional Inheritance was published in January 2022 and is being translated into 17 languages. IG: @galit_atlas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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  • May 17 2022
    Glennon and Abby welcome their dear friend Cameron Esposito to discuss: 1. Cameron’s brutiful relationship with her body–and how it feels playing a sexy TV role. 2. The way Cameron grew up using humor as self-defense and to become socially “valuable”–and the moment she wondered if comedy was no longer working for her.  3. Why Cameron says she’s able to cry for the first time in 35 years.  4. How as a gender-nonconforming queer kid, Cameron felt “overnoticed”–and how being a comedian allows her to “hide in plain sight." 5. The rule Cameron and Glennon made to help them become better at friendship. CW: eating disorders About Cameron: Cameron Esposito is a queer, gender non-conforming standup comic, actor, writer and host. As a standup, Cameron has headlined tours and festivals nationwide and internationally. As an actor and host, Cameron has been seen across television and film, appearing in big budget films and beloved Sundance indies, and on Netflix, HBO, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Starz, Comedy Central, Logo, TBS, IFC, E! and Cartoon Network. Cameron's podcast, Queery, features hour long conversations with some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ community, including Emmy and Grammy winning performers, Olympians, politicians, even an astronaut. Cameron's writing has been published by The New York Times, Vulture/New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit, Refinery29 and more. Cameron's first book, Save Yourself, was an instant bestseller and is available in paperback March of 2022. Next up, Cameron is set to recur on the ABC series A Million Little Things and appear in HBOMax's Moonshot. Cameron lives in Los Angeles and likes to swim. TW: @cameronesposito IG: @cameronesposito Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    1 hr and 9 mins
  • May 12 2022
    Part Two of our gorgeous conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert: 1. Liz describes Rayya’s death as “a fist fight”–and how Rayya went out swinging. 2. In the wake of Rayya’s death, how Liz grieved, and what helped. 3. Liz’s spiritual practices: communing with a higher power, her recovery community, and starting over. About Elizabeth:  Elizabeth Gilbert is author of the international bestseller, EAT PRAY LOVE, which has been translated into over thirty languages, and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The book became so popular that Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2010, Elizabeth published a follow-up to EAT PRAY LOVE called COMMITTED—an instant a #1 New York Times Bestseller, as well as BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR. She is author of two novels: THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS, and CITY OF GIRLS. And she is the creator of the Onward Book Club, which takes place on her Instagram via a live chat, as a way of spotlighting, studying, and celebrating the work of Black women authors.  Elizabeth divides her time between New York City, rural New Jersey, and everywhere else. TW: @GilbertLiz IG: @elizabeth_gilbert_writer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    1 hr and 5 mins

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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • JD
  • 05-16-22

Great info

I have already forwarded this episode to my besties. Thank you so much for this valuable info.

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Mmmmmmmmwah

To Glennon, Abby, Amanda, and Liz…
My heart says Mmmmmmmmwah LOVE and Thank you !
I am a short and sweet human in so so many way in my life, but not all.
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  • Karoline Temlitz
  • 11-11-21

No words

I found this podcast by chance as I was looking for 'Untamed' (which I'm listening to at the moment and love just as much as the podcast). I usually binge listen to 4 to 6 episodes while at work, then take some time to recharge the batteries and process. I love the dynamic between Glennon, Amanda and Abby. They have become great companions while I weed away in the garden I tend to. The episodes make me sme, laugh, cry, feel empowered and so very heavy and helpless sometimes. Glennon's work is one of the important ones in this journey of finding myself that I'm currently on. I hope they will carry on for a while because I'm not yet ready for them to leave. I like it and I learn a lot from this and am grateful that it exists.

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  • Joanna
  • 03-12-22

what should be the definition of beauty

loved this podcast
insightful. informative. challenging the so called definition norms of beauty.
Well worth the listen.
these podcasts are becoming such a go to for me.
thank you

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  • Miss E.
  • 12-15-21

so insightful

wonderful podcast, so insightful and beautifully done. really lovely guests too. thank you !