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Lemonada

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?

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?

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United States

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Lemonada

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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?

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English


Episodes

18. How Do I Appreciate The Body I Have? With Simone De La Rue

1/19/2022
Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue wants to change how we think about and relate to our bodies. She can trace her passion for health, women’s empowerment, and self-care to a pivotal moment in her life – an audition for the Australian Ballet Company where she felt judged solely on her physical appearance. Through her dance-based fitness program Body By Simone, she fights back against unrealistic physical expectations exacerbated by airbrushed and filtered social media photos. This...

Duration:00:39:17

17. How to Rebuild When Your Dreams Fall Apart with Lien Ta

1/12/2022
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 America, including restaurateur Lien Ta. Lien had to close the doors to her first restaurant, Here's Looking at You, and find new ways to keep her second one afloat. How do you move forward when the future of what you worked hard for is out of your control? This episode’s practice is about...

Duration:00:41:29

16. Do I Deserve Self-Compassion? With Dr. Kristin Neff

1/5/2022
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. And most importantly, you must ask yourself: What’s standing in the way of loving myself even more? This episode's practice is about giving yourself permission to be kind to yourself – on the good days, the bad ones, and especially when you feel like you have to pretend that everything...

Duration:00:38:20

15. How Can I Connect to the People I’ve Lost? With Medium Fleur

12/29/2021
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 open mind, Fleur introduced her to a whole new way to connect to the people she’s lost. This episode’s practice is all about how to get in touch with the people we’ve lost - and those we might be thinking about this time of year. Resources from the show Read “Moving Beyond: Access Your...

Duration:00:59:35

BONUS EPISODE: How to Survive the Holiday Season with Stephanie Wittels Wachs

12/22/2021
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 most importantly, as human beings coping with the inevitable grief that creeps up around the holidays. Join us for a conversation on finding meaning, and how to make joy a priority this coming New Year. Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group!...

Duration:00:49:25

14. How Can I Embrace My Family Secrets? With Dani Shapiro

12/15/2021
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 over two decades, Dani has written memoirs mining her life for truths and understanding of what makes us who we are, including how this shocking revelation reshaped her own identity. This episode’s practice is about understanding that the past doesn’t define who you are today - you do....

Duration:00:38:14

13. How to Forgive an A**hole with Nadia Bolz-Weber

12/8/2021
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 compassion -- for herself and others. This episode’s practice is about apologies and circling back to the relationships in your life that could use some mending. Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/newdaypod Resources from the show Listen...

Duration:00:39:43

12. How Can I Use My Voice For Social Change? With Brandon Kyle Goodman

12/1/2021
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. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Brandon posted a video on Instagram addressed to his white friends who were reaching out, asking them what they should do. That video went viral, and Brandon continued to use their social media platform to give space for Black trauma AND Black...

Duration:00:45:13

Revisiting Breaking the Cycle of Generational Trauma with Billie Lourd

11/24/2021
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, Debbie Reynolds, since 2016. She shares what it was like growing up in the public eye in a family dealing with addiction and mental illness. This episode’s practice is about all the things you inherit from your family (good and bad) and the patterns you want to break. Want to connect?...

Duration:00:52:41

11. How Can I Use the Pandemic To Make My Relationship Even Stronger? With Jeremiah Fraites and Francesca Lazzarin

11/17/2021
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, one of the co-founders of the band The Lumineers, and his wife Francesca Lazzarin, it meant going from making art and living on tour to moving to Italy and being stuck together ALL OF THE TIME. This week’s practice is about being present in your relationship and how to keep your...

Duration:00:43:11

10. How Can I Accept My Body and My Fears? With BJ Miller

11/10/2021
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 volts of electricity. BJ went on to lose both legs and most of one arm. He spent a year in physical recovery and longer in emotional and psychological recovery. But all of these experiences led him to where he is today: interviewed by Oprah; profiled by “The New York Times Magazine”; and a...

Duration:00:40:10

9. How Do I Talk to My Kids About Their Mental Health? With Lily Cornell Silver

11/3/2021
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 advocate, and Claire talk about how open, honest conversations with Lily’s mom, Susan Silver, are a key part of her mental health regimen, including as Lily continues to process losing her dad, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, to suicide. This week’s practice is all about mental health and...

Duration:00:41:41

8. How Do I Stop Beating Myself Up? With Alauna Curry

10/27/2021
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 reminded that everyone has trauma–but not all of us know how it affects us or the empathy with which we view the world. This episode's practice is about understanding our traumas, and using our brains to learn practical skills that will help us heal them. Want to connect? Join the New...

Duration:00:42:41

Listen to This: Believe Her

10/21/2021
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 access to police audio, a month-long trial, conversations with Nikki, and original reporting, journalist Justine van der Leun lays out the killing, the evidence, and the aftermath. As this six-part series unfolds, listeners will put together different pieces of a disturbing puzzle. One...

Duration:00:53:23

7. How Can I Have a Great Sex Life? with Dr. Alex Katehakis

10/20/2021
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 her own sexual issues and to understand healthy sexuality in new ways, including busting the myth that “penetrative sex is the end all, be all to sex and sexuality.” This episode’s practice is about learning to talk about sex—with ourselves, our partners and our kids—and how these...

Duration:00:46:29

6. How Do I Move Forward When I’m So Angry? with Jen Curran

10/13/2021
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 that turned her dream of motherhood upside down. This week’s practice is about letting go of disappointments and getting mad (and then moving forward). Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/newdaypod Resources from the show: Read “When Things...

Duration:00:48:06

5. Breaking the Cycle of Generational Trauma with Billie Lourd

10/6/2021
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 and mental illness. This week’s practice is about all the things you inherit from your family (good and bad) and the patterns you want to break. Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/newdaypod Resources from the show Listen to True Colors by...

Duration:00:51:38

4. Giving Yourself Permission to Feel with Marc Brackett

9/29/2021
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 own feelings then understanding your reactions to them. This episode’s practice is about self-compassion and how to go easy on yourself when you’re feeling big feelings. Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/newdaypod Resources from the show...

Duration:00:49:43

3. How Do I Live Presently and Die Gracefully? with Alua Arthur

9/22/2021
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 practice is about asking yourself: What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die gracefully? Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/newdaypod Resources from the show Sign up for Mortal, a nine week course designed...

Duration:00:47:45

2. How Do I Find Love (Again)? with Ricki Lake

9/15/2021
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 romance to friendship. How can you open the door to deeper connection in your own life? Want to connect? Join the New Day Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/newdaypod Resources from the show Read “Radical Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Five-Stage Process to Heal...

Duration:00:44:17