Secret Life

A weekly Personal Journals, Mental Health and Self-Help podcast featuring Brianne Davis
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Growing up with parents who were household names in celebrity news, Meg followed in their footsteps and worked for some of the biggest celebrity news and gossip outlets in Hollywood for over a decade and secretly hated it.______If you or anyone
When you restrict on one type of addiction, you must watch for another addiction to take its place. It's a widespread occurrence that most addicts can identify with. Taking away the drink, drug or relationship isn't the solution; it only stops
Love bombing is a common abuse tactic used by narcissists and sociopaths to manipulate situations to their advantage. It is the key gaslighting tactic in the Idealization phase of abuse, preceding the far more obvious Devaluation and Discarding
What do we hold to be true for ourselves? How do those beliefs affect how we share, communicate and process situations that happen in our lives? If I believe that I’m supposed to have children, and I don’t, then I’m a failure. If I believe I’m
 “Everybody has sex,” says Rue. “The only difference is that I charged for it.” Rue was a sex worker in her early 20s, working for the madam of Heidi Fleiss. Even though that life is far behind her (she’s married and an educator now), she still
Alexander Pope wrote, "to err is human, to forgive divine." Sometimes forgiving ourselves can be the hardest thing to do. Guilt is a feeling you get when you did something wrong or perceived you did something wrong. Shame is a feeling that your
Before her recovery, Jean McCarthy ran a very successful and high profile business in her community. Even though she's helped thousands of people, written and published books, has a successful podcast with millions of downloads, almost nobody i
Getting sober and maintaining sobriety while in a relationship can be a challenge.  Both people getting sober, maintaining that sobriety, AND staying in the relationship are sadly not very common. Devyn and Jess share how they’ve grown together
Raised with an emotionally absent mom and a physically absent dad, Tawny Lara found herself self-medicating for years and acting out sexually. Gratefully, she found recovery and was able to look at her rage and confront it head-on.______If you
One incredible year and sixty-four episodes later, Brianne Davis and Mark Gantt discuss some of the takeaways they've had—the breakthroughs, the breakdowns, and the gratitude for this incredible journey._____TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE INCLUDE grati
Dixie is back, revealing more secrets. What a perfect way to celebrate our first year of Secret Life and the 64th produced episode!! Dixie shares some truly unbelievable dating and sex stories in this hilarious episode that will have you on the
Kamala Jones and Brianne Davis share their stories and struggle with fibroids and major surgery. Something that is very common, but rarely talked about. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 80% of all women will develop uterine fibr
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." — Confucius. Recovery from addiction is incredibly challenging. Taking away or stopping the drink, drug, food, person, cigarette, gambling, or sex doesn't make our
Acting for television and movies since the age of six, Danielle Harris became a parentified child after her father died when she was just seven. With no male role models in her life, Danielle found herself in an uncontrollable and self-destruct
Known for her incredible bravery and courage to bare her soul to the world through her podcast, Terrible, Thanks For Asking, and social media, Nora reveals a secret that she's struggled with recently. When you're so public with almost everythin
Whether it was past sexual abuse, a conservative upbringing, or deep-seated Catholic beliefs, Carla was filled with shame whenever she had sexual experiences that weren't "traditional." She's now committed to using her platform and experience t
For decades Court chased after the unavailable woman. After years of causing harm to herself and others, she finally found recovery from sex and love addiction. This episode is jam-packed with so many secrets and her beautiful self-discovery.__
The lie that nearly destroyed Amy wasn’t that she was married and in love with a woman; it was when her heart was broken by the woman—Amy was in a downward spiral and couldn’t ask for help. How do we live an authentic life when the dark thought
It was the summer of 1979 when Spencer discovered pornographic magazines with naked men while visiting Paris. Like a classic murder mystery, his coming out story will have you on the edge of your seat.______JUNE IS LGBT PRIDE MONTH - Lesbian, G
Postpartum bipolar disorder, the mood disorder Leah was diagnosed with, is virtually unheard of. Postpartum bipolar is also known as bipolar, peripartum onset, and it's arguably the least known of the six postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.M
As a successful actor in tv and film, having a tic could easily be seen as a significant challenge. Still, with the help of a therapist, Jack discovered his tic was, in fact, a low-grade case of Tourette Syndrome. After suffering decades of sha
Dealing with mental and physical health problems before she even hit her 20s taught Rachel a lot. She learned what she wanted out of life and about the things that helped her get through very dark times. And perhaps most importantly, she realiz
Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder in which you can't stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that appears minor or can't be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, asham
After sexual abuse, teenage rape, suicide attempt, drug abuse, imprisonment, toxic relationships and chronic pain condition, Natalie now a self-esteem and relationship coach shares about how she managed to overcome the trauma and learned to lov
TRIGGER WARNING - This episode contains topics of sexual abuse by a parent and trauma. Some people may find it disturbing. The Secret Life team is committed to engaging in uncomfortable conversations to shed light and hope on some of the darkes
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