The Top 5 Takeaways From Interviewing Glennon Doyle
Activate your JavaScript to view the content Glennon Doyle is a role model for so many women. She is bold, confident and shameless herself. The first book I read was Warrior of love. She shares her struggle against bulimia, alcoholism and the discovery of her husband's infidelities. Then i read Wild, the bestseller you've probably […]

Glennon Doyle is a role model for so many women. She is bold, confident and shameless herself.

The first book I read was Warrior of love. She shares her struggle against bulimia, alcoholism and the discovery of her husband's infidelities. Then i read Wild, the bestseller you've probably heard of. Then to come full circle (and because I just needed more Glennon) I read Carry on, warrior.

Via Instagram, I reached out to her and offered to fly to Naples, Florida to interview her for The confidential skinny him and her Podcast. We booked the trip and it was totally worth the interview in person. It's one of my FAVORITE EPISODES, so much so that I listened to my own podcast. Definitely not to hear the sound of my own voice, but to soak up more Glennon.

There are so many takeaways in this episode but I wanted to share my top 5 with you. After reading this article, you'll want to go listen, and you'll love it. I promise.

Not only is Glennon Doyle a bestselling author, but she is an activist and thought leader who has raised over $ 25 million for women, children and families in crisis.

With that, let's move on to Glennon's words of wisdom.

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Top 5 takeaways from Glennon Doyle's interview:

♡ We are conditioned to internalized misogyny.

The more powerful, happy and successful a man becomes, the more people love and trust him. The more powerful, happy and successful a woman becomes, the less people love and trust her.

Glennon began to notice people telling her at lectures that they had trouble identifying with her when she stopped talking about addiction, bulimia and her struggles. When she focused on Wild, being in a happy and successful marriage, people openly told her that they could not relate to her.

Society is conditioned to want a woman to be uncertain, humble and calm. When a woman comes out of these characteristics, it makes us uncomfortable. When we see these traits in a man, it also makes us uncomfortable because we are conditioned to think that a man should be a "man."

Glennon even talks about how she falls into this subconscious, reflex reaction.

♡ Social media is a great way to watch and change your thoughts.

It is so much easier to reject or spit hate on social media than in real life. Glennon says social media can be a great tool for watching your thoughts. I think this is such a great tip to help change our thought process, especially when it comes to a woman you "just don't like, but don't know why." Because no?

Have you ever seen a super hot girl, or super confident woman and before you can even think about it you notice that you don't like her but you don't know why ??? “There's just something about her. It's our internalized misogyny - the "gut" reaction Glennon talks about. But the best thing about it is that we can change it.

So the next time you scroll down your feed and think of a thought like this, STOP, ask yourself WHY ??? Why is it bothering or bothering me that this woman is great in her nails / hair / body / bikini / outfit so wanted to take a pic and share it?

♡ Our lives are in constant response mode.

This is one of my favorite parts because you might have heard me say before that it is so important (for me) to make room to create. If I spent my whole day responding to emails and messages, I would be constantly working on other people's to-do lists.

Personally, I am so connected to this. This is the first time in history that people can contact other people all the time. Glennon describes what it looks like so perfectly in the podcast. Anytime, no matter what you're doing, someone can basically text you, call you, email you, text you, and ask you something. And just like that, someone gave you an IOU.

We all need to think more about what WE want to do and create these days. Sometimes you have to disappoint others so as not to disappoint yourself, which we cover a lot more in the episode.


The ability to listen is so important, especially right now in 2020. As a former schoolteacher, Glennon says she can't think of a human characteristic more important than listening.

People don't want to be fixed, they don't want advice, they don't want people reporting to them, they just need a witness. It is difficult to bite your tongue and listen.

Our opportunity to actually listen to someone comes EVERY TIME someone speaks to us. Stop waiting for your turn to speak, be comfortable with pauses and silence, stop planning what to say when the other person stops speaking. Allow that to happen.

♡ Social constructions become cages.

These constructions can be so many things: sex, religion, sexuality, politics, nationality, etc. An example of this would be a little boy playing on the playground at school starts to cry, then the others start to attack because he takes out his "cage".

Most people who identify with these social constructs sacrifice a lot to protect themselves from other members of their group. It is essentially about letting go so as not to let go of your sense of belonging, be it in your family, your religion, your group of friends - you get it.

♡ If you imagine more for yourself, then maybe you are meant for more.

We have a life and it's so short. Glennon explains what her relationship was like with her husband after cheating, but this advice doesn't just apply to relationships. It could be your job, your community, whatever.

If you have a desire or need for more from any aspect of your life, that's okay. This does not mean that you are ungrateful (which women are especially conditioned to feel if this is the case). But you don't get what you want or need without SHARING it. You have to talk and say whatever you want, otherwise how does your spouse or employer know?

Often times we are so afraid of the answer, and it will be the “catalyst of the end” (as Glennon puts it), that we don't speak up to live the life we ​​want.

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Make sure to follow @glennondoyle on Instagram. She and his wife Abby Wambach (Olympic medalist) are really the cutest. Make sure to listen until the end as Glennon has some awesome book recs, which I already read and love.

Have you read Glennon's books?

x, lauryn

+ worn on last message from book club.

++ Find out why I like a old school book lamp.


Sometimes it can feel like maintaining a saine lifestyle is an overwhelming challenge that doesn’t fit within the realities of daily life. It’s tough to hold down a full-time travail, eat well, train for a marathon, make homemade green juice, spend quality time with your family/partner, and meditate for an hour each day.

Coffee’s great too, but it’s best to start your day by re-hydrating with a full glass of water. Hydrating first thing in the morning helps to aid assimilation, enhance skin health and boost energy.

Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a simple way to get a little more physical activity in your daily life. It also strengthens and tones your legs and core while you’re at it !

A simple hack for saine eating ( and portion control ) is to make half your plate veggies at each meal. The veggies pack in essential vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients important for health and longevity. And, because they’re rich in fiber, they help to aid assimilation ( aka keep you regular ! ) and keep you feeling full longer.

Using a sport tracker ( like the Fitbit, Apple Watch or similar ) to track your steps is an easy way to make sure you’re getting enough physical activity each day. We aim for 10, 000 steps daily, which has significant physical and mental health benefits. The Fitbit will also remind you to get 250 steps each hour ( another important measure of health

Conventional household cleaning products are full of harmful chemical ingredients that are not good for our health ( or the health of our kids or pets ! ). Switching to healthier alternatives is a simple way to reduce your exposure to environmental toxins in your home. See our Healthy Cleaning Guide for a complete list of recommendations, and what to look for when choosing safer household cleaning products.

Similar to cleaning products, conventional skincare and personal care products are formulated with toxic ingredients we should not regularly let absorb into our body’s largest organ. Reduce the toxic burden on your body by switching to non-toxic personal care and beauty products ( see our specific recommendations on deodorant, sunscreen, and green beauty products ).

Maintaining a saine gut has significant impacts on absorption, skin health, immunity, mental health and more. Taking a daily probiotic with a glass of water each morning is one of the simplest things you can do to boost your gut health ( which, in turn, boosts overall health in many ways too ). Learn more about the health benefits of probiotics ( and all the ways to get them in your diet ), and site our favorite probiotic supplement here.

Aim to eat real food that’s made of whole food ingredients you would have in your own kitchen pantry, or that your grandmother would recognize. ( Yup, this rules out most packaged food, sorry ! ) This is a little different than suggesting you eat only “health foods” ( many of which are increasingly processed ! ). “Real food” includes unprocessed foods like an apple, a cucumber, soybeans or a steak, as well as foods loosely processed from one ( or few ) real-food ingredients, like butter, olive oil, yogurt, tofu, etc. In other words, aim for foods that could be reasonably made in your own kitchen and avoid foods that can only be made in a lab.

Reduce the harmful effects of sitting ( like at your desk job ) by standing up and moving around for a minute or two every half hour.

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for overall health, and sunlight is one of our best sources of it. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day—preferably in the afternoon, and without sunscreen ( read more about that here ). Not much sunlight in the winter where you live ? It might be worth supplementing with a vitamin D supplement and/or other food sources of this essential nutrient.

Houseplants help to cleanse your indoor air ( sadly, it probably needs it ! ), they’re pretty, and research even shows they improve mood, creativity and problem solving !

Aim to sweat in some way each day—whether that’s via course, biking, dancing, hot yoga, or any other physical activity you enjoy. See our Fitness Guide for more workout ideas, as well as tips and tricks for building regular physical activity into your daily life and a downloadable fitness planner you can use to outline your own custom sport plan to stay on track.

Green smoothies as a snack or simple, on-the-go breakfast are an easy way to get your greens in each day. Check out our curated list of healthy ( veggie-packed ! ) smoothie recipes for our favorite starter green smoothie recipe ideas.

“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. ” It’s true—mindset is everything ! Cultivate a positive mindset by recognizing negative thought patterns and countering them with positive thoughts or affirmations. Here are more mindset resources for positive thinking.

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. But in addition to quantity, quality of sleep matters too ! Follow our tips on getting quality sleep—things like keeping your bedroom cool at night, avoiding blue light after dark, and more.

{Start each day with fulfilling activities that set the tone for how you want to feel—whether that’s inspired, relaxed, productive, or something else.


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