We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
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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.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.
On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone.
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This meant the world to me. Thanks, Dr Wambach!
I've listened to this three times. Melissa McCarthy is a decent human being and has such a refreshing sense of humor. Thank you for this.
Fun facts: Crying is healing because it literally flushes cortisol (a stress hormone) out of your body. Walking is healing because it helps you process emotions and memories. It is the basis for EMDR therapy.
Have any of you read the book Rest by Alex Lang. As someone who has a hard time tapping out, it was a nice reminder of the importance of it and how many successful people do it....Still trying to implement, but increased awareness.
WTF? does the episode abruptly end at 52:58??
this really hit home for me as I recently had a parent pass and we had quite the tumultuous relationship and I'm still trying to deal with not feeling all that bad about them passing even as others in my family are devastated.
My comment is for Abby. You had mentioned your data collection of your "happiness" points for things that make you feel good before, during and after. I am currently trying to figure these things out as well as I was seeing myself resistant to doing anything because I am just so exhausted and overwhelmed. People would ask, well do something you like. My response was I don't even know what I like anymore and I don't have time. I would try to remember, oh I had a really good day yesterday, I wonder why. But can't even remember what I had for breakfast. Someone recommended the app Daylio. At first, I was like I don't want to track and manage another list. However, I have been using it from April 6th to today and it is actually very manageable.. In summary, it tracks your mood any activities that you do throughout the day. At 1st, I was like I want to do the bare minimum. This is selecting on a scale of 1-5 how your mood was for that day (rad, good, meh, bad, awful). This was manageable, so then I started entering the activities that I did each day. (exercise, sport, sleep early, eat healthy, relax, movies, reading, gaming, cleaning....etc). What I like about these activities is that they are all positive. As someone that focuses on the negative, there aren't even any negative ones to select. So it helps me to steer away from ruminating, dwelling on the bad. You can add specific activities. I added weather as I think it really impacts my mood. There is a place to add a quick note. If there is something specific that happens that impacted my mood, I will add. Something shitty happened at work, etc. Then you can visualize it all on a mood chart. I probably spend less than 5 minutes entering my info for the day and I think it is a great tool. I am on the free version now and not sure if I am going to eventually have to pay for it, but even if I do it is $23.88 a year. I don't often pay for apps. Still using the free podcast and pandora versions with the annoying commercials because I am too cheap to pay for a subscription. Hope this is helpful for you or anyone that may read comments.
Its frustrating that we are celebrating never being upset as the best way to live. This is pretty ableist, and definitely means ignoring trauma. You are allowed to be upset about having MS and losing the ability to walk freely. I think the healing there is learning how to ask for support, and how to feel the range of human emotions. I'm sick of baby boomers telling us that the way to human is to ignore all hard feelings and keep "serving."
Omg the irony right now, as you were talking about the images of objectification everywhere you look on the internet and I look down at THIS app and there is an ad for "live stream girls" with a video of a girl in a bikini suggestively rubbing herself. That is some timing.🤦
great episode, I tried finding the episode that didn't happen. but the number Amanda said it was is the Geena Davis interview 😒 🤔
brilliant brilliant brilliant episode. the transcript of this episode should be sent to everyone. such a important conversation! love these people.
I have subscribed to several dozen podcasts over the years. This is the best one I've ever listened to. The love that Abby has experienced because of the deep and abiding love which she has with Glennon is beautiful.
Best episode yet. Wowza so authentic, beautiful, moving, everything.
Great episode and insights! Thanks for sharing, Abby! the opposite of boring lol
I have never related to something so much in my life. I have never been able to articulate this freezing. The need to communicate in perfect words and phases. In these moments, I feel like Ariel when her voice is being removed. The words won't come. Thank you for sharing your story, Lily! ❤️
Thank you, beautiful, Life Warrior. Your new diagnosis is here to teach you more about yourself. Trust that you will be held, loved and guided each day.
Parenting a young adult? Learn to move from Manager to Consultant. That phrase helped me learn to back off the control and probing questions.
"thank you, special part, for your years of service" - Dr Becky 😥 such a wonderful phrase. beautiful episode, lovely people.
THIS IS GOLD. I learned sooooo much and hearing some of the things I've read about attachment helped me understand my own childhood issues as well as figuring out the attachment issues of my ex partner in a recently failed relationship. whoa love Dr Becky, reading her book now to look at how I patented in the past (now a grandma), and recommending book and podcast to my 3 amazing children who thankfully love me!
I always absolutely love the podcasts with Doctor Becky. I have a question and Im not sure if this is the right place but here goes, with reguards to the reference to the gymnastics birthday party, what if your child is already coded with being anxious and untrusting? How do you help them regain trust in themselves and find safety in trying new things? Im not asking the right question. How do I offer security and support without potentially creating or perpetuating avoidance? How do I help them learn to trust themselves and trust that they can do hard things? How do I help them hear themselves outside of the anxiety? Hopefully, that makes sense. Thank you! Sara