New Day

New Day

New Day

CATEGORY: Education
Every week on New Day, we’ll find one new way to make life a little better. So many of us are suffering in silence. Maybe you're successful but miserable at work. Perhaps you have the perfect family on Instagram, but you're at each other's throats IRL. Maybe you can’t even put your finger on what feels weird - but you know you deserve more. Whatever it is, you’re not alone. I’m Claire Bidwell Smith, author, therapist, and grief expert. On New Day, we share easy actions you can try to keep moving forward. From waking up with more energy, to redefining balance, and making time for hobbies again, my incredible guests and I (with topics you help us identify) don't shy away from helping you answer the big question we're all asking: How can I lead a more fulfilling life?
  1. January 12, 2022
    35 min
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    17. How to Rebuild When Your Dreams Fall Apart with Lien Ta
    The pandemic has forced many of us to stop - stop going out, stop seeing friends, stop doing the things that bring us joy. And when we all stopped eating out, it affected millions of restaurant workers in Ameri…
  2. January 05, 2022
    32 min
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    16. Do I Deserve Self-Compassion? With Dr. Kristin Neff
    Loving ourselves is not easy. Author Dr. Kristin Neff says in order to actually love yourself you must be willing to turn toward pain, forgive others, and talk to yourself like you would your dearest friend. An…
  3. December 29, 2021
    53 min
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    15. How Can I Connect to the People I’ve Lost? With Medium Fleur
    Do you believe in psychic mediums, or are you a skeptic? Turns out you don’t just have to be one or the other. Claire was pretty skeptical when she first met her guest, Medium Fleur Leussink. But by keeping an…
  4. December 22, 2021
    43 min
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    BONUS EPISODE: How to Survive the Holiday Season with Stephanie Wittels Wachs
    Happy melancholy holidays! In this special crossover episode, Last Day host Stephanie Wittels Wachs sits down with grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith to talk about this past year – as moms, as professionals, and…
  5. December 15, 2021
    32 min
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    14. How Can I Embrace My Family Secrets? With Dani Shapiro
    Every family has secrets, but some secrets can change everything we thought we knew about ourselves. At age 54, writerDani Shapiro discovered that the father who raised her wasn't her biological father. For ove…
  6. December 08, 2021
    33 min
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    13. How to Forgive an A**hole with Nadia Bolz-Weber
    Being a religious leader doesn’t mean you're an expert at practicing forgiveness. Lutheran minister Nadia Bolz-Weber says being in quarantine gave her the ego check she needed to get real about forgiveness and…
  7. December 01, 2021
    38 min
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    12. How Can I Use My Voice For Social Change? With Brandon Kyle Goodman
    The murder of George Floyd was shocking and changed all of us -- regardless of our racial identities. For nonbinary activist, actor, and writer Brandon Kyle Goodman, it was a moment for them to find their voice…
  8. November 24, 2021
    46 min
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    Revisiting Breaking the Cycle of Generational Trauma with Billie Lourd
    The holidays are upon us, and that can mean complicated family dynamics. So, we're revisiting our conversation with Billie Lourd. She has been grieving the loss of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, De…
  9. November 17, 2021
    37 min
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    11. How Can I Use the Pandemic To Make My Relationship Even Stronger? With Jeremiah Fraites and Francesca Lazzarin
    The pandemic has asked us to think about our lives — and our relationships — in so many different ways. For some of us, it meant more time than ever before with our families at home, but for Jeremiah Fraites, o…
  10. November 10, 2021
    33 min
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    10. How Can I Accept My Body and My Fears? With BJ Miller
    30 years ago Dr. BJ Miller had an accident that changed his life forever. He was out late one night, messing around with his college buddies, and he jumped up on a train car and was electrocuted with 11000 volt…
  11. November 03, 2021
    35 min
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    9. How Do I Talk to My Kids About Their Mental Health? With Lily Cornell Silver
    Lily Cornell Silver knows that being in your 20s is hard. Being in your 20s and navigating COVID-19, college, grief, and your mental health can feel completely overwhelming. Lily, a 21-year-old mental health ad…
  12. October 27, 2021
    36 min
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    8. How Do I Stop Beating Myself Up? With Alauna Curry
    Dr. Alauna Curry is like every other therapist out there–a regular person with struggles and pain just like the rest of us. And in 2017, when her marriage, finances, and health all came crashing down, she was r…
  13. October 21, 2021
    48 min
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    Listen to This: Believe Her
    Believe Her is true crime, upside down. In September 2017, young mom Nikki Addimando shot and killed her partner, Chris Grover. She was sentenced to nineteen years to life in prison for murder. Through rare acc…
  14. October 20, 2021
    40 min
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    7. How Can I Have a Great Sex Life? with Dr. Alex Katehakis
    Sex therapist Dr. Alex Katehakis started studying sex in her 30s, after years of struggling to build and maintain romantic relationships. Her early work in the field of sex addiction helped her to work through…
  15. October 13, 2021
    42 min
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    6. How Do I Move Forward When I’m So Angry? with Jen Curran
    Comedian Jen Curran thought she was having a normal pregnancy, but then the complications started. Her doctors told her to lose weight, but they were wrong. Weeks after giving birth, she received a diagnosis th…
  16. October 06, 2021
    45 min
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    5. Breaking the Cycle of Generational Trauma with Billie Lourd
    Billie Lourd has been grieving the loss of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, since 2016. She shares what it was like growing up in the public eye in a family dealing with addiction an…
  17. September 29, 2021
    44 min
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    4. Giving Yourself Permission to Feel with Marc Brackett
    Marc Brackett isn’t the first person to feel like an emotional wreck after a disagreement with their partner, family, or friends - and neither are you. Emotional intelligence starts with becoming aware of your…
  18. September 22, 2021
    42 min
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    3. How Do I Live Presently and Die Gracefully? with Alua Arthur
    Alua Arthur is a death doula, but her work has taught her how to live. She talks about walking away from unfulfilling work, pursuing joy and how to have hope when you're facing the end of life. This week’s prac…
  19. September 15, 2021
    39 min
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    2. How Do I Find Love (Again)? with Ricki Lake
    Ricki Lake opens up about shaving her head, losing a beloved husband to suicide, meeting the new love of her life and learning to love herself in her 50s. This episode’s weekly practice is all about love, from…
  20. September 15, 2021
    48 min
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    1. How to Survive One of the Hardest Years of Your Life with Cheryl Strayed
    Cheryl Strayed gets real about being a broke bestselling author, comparing herself to other moms, practicing self-compassion - and then struggling all over again when the pandemic threw her off her game. Claire…

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