Glennon Doyle talks about her new podcast, ‘We Can Do Hard Things’

The bestselling author gets candid about her anxiety and navigating the pandemic with her wife, soccer great Abby Wambach.
5:27 | 05/13/21

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Transcript for Glennon Doyle talks about her new podcast, ‘We Can Do Hard Things’
morning is off to a good start listening to "We can do hard things" written and performed by Glennon Doyle's 15-year-old daughter Tish. A signature phrase for the blogger and best-selling author, also the name of her brand-new podcast, Glennon joins us live this morning. Good morning, Glennon. How are you today? Good morning. I'm amazing. Thank you for having me. That is great. So in your first podcast, you have been open about dealing with anxiety but in your first podcast you talk about how at the beginning of the pandemic it was -- your wife Abby Wambach said you are the one who is the calmest. What was that about? Well, I've never heard that before in my life, but I think I spent my entire life being anxious, being the most anxious one in the room so when the rest of the world kind of joined me in my anxiety, I was able to calm down. It was a miracle in my family. There's something else that you and Abby experience that many of us did and that's binge-watching and Abby posted this video. Let's take a look here first. Every night I Google what are the best shows on TV. Every night I Google it and I read the same five articles over and over and over and I think what about this, what about this and then you say you already asked about that and tomorrow night I'll do the same thing. And that did lead to anxiety for some folks, how about you, Glennon? Well, it was groundle hog day, right? If I never hear the question what do you want to watch or what's for dinner again, I will be a happy woman. Boy, that was the pandemic, wasn't it? Oh, my gosh. It was. You know, the world is opening up and a lot of people feeling anxious. You said on your podcast you feel anxious about it. What advice do you have for people in the same place? You know what, I don't know. I feel scared already. I think, you know, so many of us found some things during covid that we would like to take after, you know, and I think what we need to do is just remember that we got to be really relentlessly gentle with ourselves because people have gone through so much loss and this will be a beautiful time but a tough time for all of us so we got to be patient with each other, I think. Always good words from you. You know what, you always challenge us and did that after your first episode, a pod squad. Tell folks what you mean by that. Well, you know, we started this "We can do hard things" podcast and so excited about it and trying to bring into the after of covid something we learned during, we need each other. We need to bring our hard stuff to each other and not just talk about surface stuff and dropping the fake and talking about the hard on the podcast but don't want to leave the conversation there but start these conversations in their families and friendships and office spaces, so the pod squads are the groups of people like a book club where they're going to take the conversations we start on the podcast and bring them into their real lives to deepen their relationships and kind of create that connection that we all need to make it through the hard. Such a great idea. Let's deepen that by explaining the word brutalful. We make up a lot of words in our family and brutalful is this idea I kept thinking about when I first got sober which is that life is completely brutal and life is completely beautiful all at the same time and if we want to experience the beautiful parts, we got to accept the brutal too. That it's an both. Life is brutalful every day. Here's another one you use, skited. What does it mean That's how I feel right now. It's that feeling when you are a doing something new and making yourself vulnerable and taking a risk and know it's the right thing to do. You know it will make your life better but you also feel just a little bit like you could throw up like all of your insides are butterflies. So it's half scared, half excited. It's my filing of constantly being sweaty but also feeling like I'm on the right track. You mean sweaty in a good Sweaty in a good way will be on my tombstone. That's why you're number one with the apple podcast. Insight that's true. How proud are you of Tish? What a beautiful song, theme song. That girl, I mean I think this was for us another part of covid. It was like, being stuck helped her discover this gift that she has for songwriting and for singing and I just hearing her voice just makes my heart just explode. I'm so proud of her. I have chills right now just hearing her. Now we can hear it as well. What's the next big issue you want to tackle in your podcast? Okay, so the next thing we're going to talk about -- oh, fun. Abby is dumbfounded by the fact that I don't know how to have fun, that I don't even really understand what that word means, and so on the next episode we're going to talk about fun and how sometimes it's really hard for women to access the fun part of ourselves because, you know, we're so busy holding up most of the sky. Well, you brought a lot of fun this morning. Glennon, thanks very much. All of you can hear her podcast "We can do hard things" wherever you get your podcast and coming

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