When we were in the first year of doing The Kate & Mike Show, I made a list of “Podcast Unicorns” who I dreamed of having on the show.
TBH, I never reached out to ask this week’s guest onto the show, but I held her name close to my heart on my dream list, trusting that the time would come and that when it did, I would know.
Well, my friend, the time came, she said yes, and I’m SO thrilled to be sharing a conversation with you that meant the world to me and that I hope you’ll find as nourishing as I did.
Glennon Doyle, whose new book Untamed is spectacular and has been a #1 NY Times Bestseller for the last 5 weeks, joined Mike and me for a cozy, after-the-kids-were-in-bed conversation where we talked about:
- What to do when you feel like you’re going to die because you’re being publicly criticized (on whatever scale)
- How to navigate wanting to tell stories about your kids publicly and the line between public and private in the land of the interwebs
- The question it’s critical we ask ourselves about people in positions of authority in our lives so that we don’t lose ourselves
- How to raise girls who don’t lose themselves (and/or how to help them come back when they do)
- Why raising angry girls is a good thing
- How to find yourself again when you’ve noticed you’re lost
- And so much more!
Glennon’s work has been deeply helpful to me at several critical junctures ever since I first read Carry On, Warrior in 2016, and 4 years later I couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing this conversation with you.
In This Episode
- How Glennon navigates writing books, and telling stories, as a mother [11:56]
- What “The Ache” is and how it applies to this moment in time that we are all experiencing collectively [18:27]
- The two main types of criticism that exists, and the cycle she goes through in order to handle the critics [24:56]
- Why a good apology is so powerful [29:15]
- What women need to do today in order to thrive [30:35]
- The questions that Glennon asks herself – and you should too [34:30]
- What she wants us to understand about religion [37:35]
- How women are trained from an early age, and the revolution that is happening right now [41:05]
- What can be done to counteract the toxic masculinity we face [49:15]
- Glennon’s process that you can use to find yourself again [51:55]
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