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By audience request, New Day is now moving to 3 times a week! On each episode, we’ll find new ways 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 Mondays and Wednesdays on New Day, I share easy actions you can implement to make meaningful changes in your life, and also answer your questions. And on Friday, end your week with an interview with an amazing guest who has experienced something difficult in their lives that you can use to help you navigate challenging situations in yours. No one has all the answers. But three days a week, New Day from Lemonada Media is here to help improve your life one episode at a time.

By audience request, New Day is now moving to 3 times a week! On each episode, we’ll find new ways 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 Mondays and Wednesdays on New Day, I share easy actions you can implement to make meaningful changes in your life, and also answer your questions. And on Friday, end your week with an interview with an amazing guest who has experienced something difficult in their lives that you can use to help you navigate challenging situations in yours. No one has all the answers. But three days a week, New Day from Lemonada Media is here to help improve your life one episode at a time.

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By audience request, New Day is now moving to 3 times a week! On each episode, we’ll find new ways 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 Mondays and Wednesdays on New Day, I share easy actions you can implement to make meaningful changes in your life, and also answer your questions. And on Friday, end your week with an interview with an amazing guest who has experienced something difficult in their lives that you can use to help you navigate challenging situations in yours. No one has all the answers. But three days a week, New Day from Lemonada Media is here to help improve your life one episode at a time.

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Episodes

45. How Can I Lead a More Purposeful Life? With Rabbi Steve Leder

8/12/2022
Pain. Suffering. Grief. These are all things most people try to avoid. But Rabbi Steve Leder knows his life is more purposeful because it was transformed by the pain he’s experienced in his life. In this beautiful conversation, Claire and Rabbi Leder discuss how he came to that realization, what he does when he gets overwhelmed by the magnitude of the Earth's chaos and suffering, and what it means to live life like a good ancestor. Plus, Rabbi Leder encourages you to create an ethical will...

Duration:00:45:37

How to Stop Checking Your Ex’s Instagram

8/10/2022
Are you frequently checking out your ex’s social media accounts? Whether it’s a romantic or platonic ex, Claire gives you some tips on how to stop checking up on people you’ve had a falling out with — and a little insight into why we do it. Plus, she answers a question from a listener who is feeling anxious about returning to “normal” at this stage of the pandemic. Do you have something you want Claire’s help with? Send her a question to be featured on an upcoming episode by emailing us...

Duration:00:09:37

How to Curb Your Doomscrolling Habit

8/8/2022
Are you guilty of doomscrolling? Claire gives you some tips on how to cut down on this compulsive habit. Plus, she answers a question from a listener whose husband refuses to get help for his anxiety. Check out these resources mentioned in this episode: Good News Movement Do you have something you want Claire’s help with? Send her a question to be featured on an upcoming episode by emailing us at newday@lemonadamedia.com or submitting one at www.bit.ly/newdayask. Want to connect?...

44. How Do I Re-Parent Myself? With Tara Schuster

8/5/2022
Waking up to the realization that you drunk-dialed someone the night before can be pretty embarrassing. But for Tara Schuster, it was life changing. The night of her 25th birthday, Tara drunk-dialed her therapist pleading for help. The next morning, she decided to find that help she begged for. Tara tells Claire how she realized she needed to re-parent herself, the techniques she initially scoffed at that proved most helpful for her, and what advice she has for people at the beginning of...

What You Should Know About Psychedelic Therapy

8/3/2022
Are you curious about psychedelic therapy? Claire lays out the basics about this increasingly popular therapy technique and gives you some tips for learning more about using substances like ketamine, mushrooms, MDMA, and ayahuasca in a therapeutic setting. Her first and most important tip: consult your medical team before considering this kind of treatment. Plus, she answers a question from a listener who wants their teenage son to take more responsibility for his actions. Check out these...

Duration:00:11:44

How to Support a Grieving Child

8/1/2022
Are you looking for guidance as you try and comfort a child who is grieving? Claire gives you some tips on developmentally-appropriate ways to help a grieving child. Plus, she answers a question from a listener who is struggling to forgive herself for her affair. Check out these resources mentioned in this episode: grief resourcesepisode of New DayThe State of Affairs Do you have something you want Claire’s help with? Send her a question to be featured on an upcoming episode by emailing...

Duration:00:10:36

43. How Can I Get Over Burnout? With Connor Franta

7/29/2022
It’s hard to find someone these days who isn’t experiencing some degree of burnout. Connor Franta hit the proverbial wall after years of sharing parts of his life with his millions of social media followers. But there was one huge part of himself he kept a secret not only from his followers, but also from his friends and family. Connor tells Claire what it meant to find a supportive community online, how it felt to publicly come out on YouTube in 2014, and how he’s adjusted his social media...

Duration:00:41:34

How to Find a Good Psychic Medium

7/27/2022
Have you considered seeing a medium to connect with a loved one who has died? Claire gives you some tips on ways to find a good psychic medium and how to get the most out of your experience with them. Plus, she answers a question from a listener who had ceased contact with her mother but feels guilty now that her mother has died. Check out these resources mentioned in this episode: After This: When Life Is Over Where Do We Go?Medium Fleur’s New Day episode Do you have something you...

Duration:00:10:12

How to Cope with Anxiety When You’re Grieving

7/25/2022
Are you experiencing anxiety alongside your grief? Claire gives you some tips for managing the anxiety that commonly accompanies grieving. Plus, she answers a question from a listener who finds herself intellectualizing her response to her husband’s recent medical diagnosis. Check out these resources mentioned in this episode: Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief Do you have something you want Claire’s help with? Send her a question to be featured on an upcoming episode by emailing us at...

Duration:00:10:31

42. How Do I Heal from Complex Trauma? With Stephanie Foo

7/22/2022
Most people are familiar with PTSD, but may not have heard of C-PTSD — complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Journalist and author Stephanie Foo hadn’t heard of C-PTSD until she was diagnosed with it in 2018. Stephanie chronicles her journey of healing from complex trauma in her book, “What My Bones Know.” Stephanie tells Claire how she found the treatment that finally worked for her, what she learned about intergenerational trauma along the way, and what changes she wants to see in the...

Duration:00:45:53

How to Cope with Guilt When You’re Grieving

7/20/2022
Are you beating yourself up for something you said or did before someone you love died? Claire gives you some tips on ways to alleviate some of the guilt you may be feeling around someone’s death. Plus, she answers a question from a listener who fears death as a result of experiencing so many losses early in her life. Check out Claire’s recommendations for facing your fears about death: TED TalkNew Day episodeNew Day episode Do you have something you want Claire’s help with? Send her a...

Duration:00:08:18

How to Support a Grieving Friend

7/18/2022
Do you want to be there for a friend who is grieving but feel unsure what to say or do? Claire gives you some tips on ways to comfort and show up for someone experiencing loss. Plus, she answers a question from a listener who wants to reconnect with her partner after spending so much time together during the pandemic. Check out Claire’s recommendations for reconnecting with your partner: I Want This to WorkRelationship conversation cards Do you have something you want Claire’s help...

Duration:00:10:07

41. How Can You Move Forward in Life While Grieving? With Sukey Forbes

7/15/2022
The first time you laugh, smile, or feel happiness while grieving can be very unsettling. You might feel like you aren’t properly grieving if you get distracted for a moment and don’t feel the exquisite pain of your loss. Sukey Forbes wants you to know that not only is it ok to do those things, it’s necessary. Sukey has learned a lot about grief in the 18 years since her daughter Charlotte died at only six years old. Sukey tells Claire how she was able to parent her two other children while...

Duration:00:41:53

Why Do People Lie to Their Therapist?

7/13/2022
Do you find yourself lying to your therapist? Claire gives you some tips on what to do if you don’t feel like you can be fully honest in therapy. Plus, she answers a question from a listener who feels ignored by her family due to her strained relationship with her father. Check out Claire’s recommendation for a book about father loss: The Fatherless Daughter Project Do you have something you want Claire’s help with? Send her a question to be featured on an upcoming episode by emailing...

Duration:00:11:12

Why Do People Ghost Their Therapist?

7/11/2022
Do you feel like ghosting your therapist? Claire gives you some insight into why you might be wanting to do this and shares some tips on other approaches you can take. Plus, she answers a question from a listener whose spouse does not want help for his addiction. Check out Claire’s recommendations for resources on addiction: Al-AnonNarcononAmerican Addiction CentersUnderstanding and Helping an AddictCodependent No More Do you have something you want Claire’s help with? Send her a...

Duration:00:09:04

40. How Can You Make Your Death Easier on Your Loved Ones? With Amy Pickard

7/8/2022
Perhaps you have a will and an advance directive, but will your loved ones know your WiFi password after you die? Amy Pickard started her company, Good to Go!, to ensure that your friends and family aren’t left wondering who your electric company is or if you’re subscribed to Hulu or Netflix after you’re gone. Amy tells Claire why she started Good to Go!, what it actually takes to get your affairs in order, and why she thinks our culture needs to reframe how we think and talk about...

Duration:00:42:40

What to Do When You’re Crushing on Your Therapist

7/6/2022
Do you have a crush on your therapist? Claire gives you some insights into why this may be happening and gives you a tip on what to do about it. Plus, she answers a question from a listener whose family disapproves of the guy she loves. Do you have something you want Claire’s help with? Send her a question to be featured on an upcoming episode by emailing us at newday@lemonadamedia.com or submitting one at www.bit.ly/newdayask. Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group!...

Duration:00:15:36

How to Know What Your Therapist Thinks of You

7/4/2022
Do you wonder what your therapist thinks of you? Claire gives you some tips on ways to dig a little deeper into the relationship you have with your therapist. Plus, she answers a question from a listener interested in starting therapy for his compulsive sexual behavior. Check out Claire’s recommendations for resources on sex addiction: Sex Addiction 101Sexual Compulsives AnonymousSex Addicts AnonymousSexaholics AnonymousCenter for Healthy Sex Do you have something you want Claire’s help...

Duration:00:11:23

39. What Can You Do When Your Core Beliefs Get Shaken? (With Dr. Kali Cyrus)

7/1/2022
By the time we’re adults, most of us have a good sense of how the world works and how we fit into it. But what are you supposed to do if something happens that shakes all you thought you knew to the ground? Psychiatrist Kali Cyrus is a Black, queer, cis woman who all of a sudden felt incredibly unsafe in the world with the rise of Donald Trump and the societal shifts that followed. Kali tells Claire about the moment it all became too painful for her to bear, how she retreated from the world...

Duration:00:44:14

How to Grieve the End of Roe v. Wade

6/29/2022
Underneath the anger, fear, and hopelessness many of us feel right now after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade lies grief. Claire’s expertise in this field is invaluable right now and we wanted to share her appearance on V Interesting with V Spehar with you. V asks Claire for tips on how to process your own personal grief, what it means to be grieving collectively with so many people, and how to handle loved ones with whom you disagree on this issue. Plus, Claire and V game-plan the...

Duration:00:16:30