Lightning Love & Not Calming Down
1. Amanda presents a case for “summer rain” love—and rejects “lightning love” as the highest form of romantic love.2. Glennon’s theory for when to speak up and when to shut up.3. How Abby’s experience in a mostly male meeting showed her that “silent solidarity” is a cowardly lie.4. The trick Glennon uses to communicate with highly sensitive kiddos. (Abby swears it works every time.)
REAL TALK: How can we begin to use conversation as a key to unlocking each other?
ALL THE FEELS: Can we experience our emotions—not as good or bad—but as information to guide us?
About The Show
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.