Secret Life

Secret Life

Tell me your secret, I'll tell you mine — true confessions of love, sex, money, relationships, addictions, and hidden taboo topics that are often hilarious, uplifting, and hopeful. Hosted by best-selling author, actress, and coach Brianne Davis, the podcast offers a mix of guest interviews and topic-specific discussions. Every Monday, listeners are invited to join Brianne as she pulls back the curtain and explores the how, what, when, where, and why of various subjects. Some episodes feature guests sharing their own secrets and stories, while in others Brianne takes a deep dive into a specific topic. Whether laughing, crying, or feeling inspired, each episode offers a revealing journey into the human experience. Brianne's best-selling book, Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, a roman à clef novel based on a decade in recovery (with a dash of creative license), was launched in February 2021. To share a secret or be a guest on the show, email secretlifepodcast@icloud.com or visit www.secretlifepodcast.com.

Episodes

June 10, 2024 18 mins

In this compelling episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt delves into the powerful concept of self-preservation. Tired of the overused terms "self-care" and "self-love," Brianne introduces self-preservation as a more practical and immediate approach to protecting oneself from harm. She passionately discusses how self-preservation is essential for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, especiall...

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    In this enlightening episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt takes us on a deep dive into the essential topic of boundaries. She passionately unpacks the "Six Types of Boundaries"—physical, intellectual, emotional, sexual, time, and material—revealing how each plays a crucial role in cultivating a healthy, serene, and drama-free life. Brianne emphasizes the transformative power of setting and holding firm bo...

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    In this transformative episode of the Secret Life Podcast, join host Brianne Davis-Gantt as she guides us through the seldom-discussed but crucial "cocoon stage" of healing. She describes it as a period of introspection and solitude following a significant life event, such as a loss or a personal revelation, where one must be gentle with themselves during the transformation from who they were into who they are becoming.

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  • On this eye-opening episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt uncovers the art of "grey rocking," a powerful strategy designed for dealing with toxic individuals and navigating difficult relationships. Brianne illuminates the concept of grey rocking as a form of emotional camouflage, where one becomes the human equivalent of a rock—unresponsive and dull—to disarm the manipulative tactics of narcissists and tho...

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    In this transformative episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt dives deep into the essence of personal growth with a compelling discussion on the necessity of evolution in life. Brianne challenges the traditional metrics of success, revealing that true victory in life isn't about material wealth or outward appearances, but about the continuous journey of evolving as a person.

    With her trademark blend of raw hones...

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    In this profound episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt invites us into the world of cycle breakers, those courageous individuals who stand up against generational trauma and say, "This ends with me." Brianne, a self-proclaimed cycle breaker, shares her passionate journey and the honor she feels in disrupting the traumatic genetic imprint that has been passed down through her family line.

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    April 29, 2024 15 mins

    In this reflective episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt invites listeners to explore the profound power of silence as a boundary. With her signature candor, Brianne delves into the challenging realization that sometimes, despite our best efforts to communicate and express our boundaries, the healthiest option is to embrace silence.

    Brianne shares her personal journey of discovering that silence isn't just a la...

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    April 22, 2024 18 mins

    In this gripping episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt pulls back the curtain on the deceptive world of liars, sharing her personal encounters with the spectrums of dishonesty. From the natural liar, whose falsehoods are a coping mechanism, to the pathological liar, who believes their own fabrications, and the chilling psychopath, whose lies are tools of manipulation, Brianne dissects the motivations and behaviors...

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    April 15, 2024 23 mins

    In this revealing episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt delves into the complex and often misunderstood world of narcissism. With candid vulnerability, she shares her own experiences and tendencies, offering a personal touch to a topic that affects many. Brianne unpacks the traits of narcissism, from the subtle to the overt, and explores the root causes that can lead to these behaviors, including childhood trauma ...

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    April 8, 2024 16 mins

    In this heart-wrenching episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt invites us into the raw and tender world of grief and loss. With the recent passing of a dear soul from her life, Brianne navigates the complex emotions that come with such a profound loss. She shares her personal struggle with the numbness that follows unexpected tragedy and the layers of pain that accompany the end of cherished relationships.

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    April 1, 2024 24 mins

    In this profound episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt takes us on an emotional journey through the landscape of abandonment. With unflinching honesty, she opens up about the raw sting of emotional abandonment, a phenomenon that has recently shaken her world, her clients, and the community at large. Brianne explores the pain and core wounds that surface when we feel left behind, discarded, or ignored, and question...

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    March 25, 2024 23 mins

    In this enthralling episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt pulls back the curtain on the intoxicating yet perilous world of love bombing. With the precision of an emotional detective, Brianne dissects the manipulative tactics of love bombers, sharing her own past as both the perpetrator and the recipient of this seductive strategy. She exposes the lure of intense affection and the hollow promises that often leave a...

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    March 18, 2024 17 mins

    In this compelling installment of the Secret Life Podcast, join Brianne Davis-Gantt as she delves into the uncomfortable but transformative space of sitting in the unknown. Sharing her own current personal struggle, Brianne candidly discusses the challenges of navigating uncertainty in relationships and life decisions. She reflects on the torment of not having clear answers and the instinctive urge to escape the discomfort through ...

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    March 11, 2024 24 mins

    In this riveting, Brianne Davis-Gantt confronts the warning signs we often overlook in relationships: the infamous red flags. With the acuity of a seasoned detective, Brianne unpacks the subtle and not-so-subtle signals that foreshadow trouble ahead. She shares anecdotes from her clients' experiences in the murky waters of dating, marriage, and even friendships, providing a comprehensive look at the red flags that surface in va...

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    In this eye-opening episode of Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt tackles the elusive and often avoided topic of accountability. With the passion of a seasoned coach who's seen it all, Brianne dives into the stories we tell ourselves to dodge responsibility and the victim mentality that ensnares so many. She shares her own struggles with saying "I'm sorry" and the transformative power of owning one's actio...

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    February 26, 2024 13 mins

    In this revelatory episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt confronts the pervasive challenge of unrealistic expectations we place upon ourselves. With the wisdom of someone who has navigated the treacherous path of self-improvement, Brianne dissects the notion that life must be fair, that opportunity should appear, and that personal growth should be rewarded with immediate, tangible benefits.

    Brianne shares a poignan...

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    February 19, 2024 16 mins

    In this enthralling installment of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt delves deep into the often-confused realms of intensity and intimacy. With the precision of a seasoned guide, she navigates the tumultuous waters where the thrill of a new relationship can easily be mistaken for a genuine connection. Brianne unravels the complex ties between our nervous systems and our need for intense experiences, revealing how this qu...

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    February 12, 2024 14 mins

    In this profound episode of Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt confronts the underestimated force of trauma and its pervasive influence on our lives. With unflinching honesty, Brianne delves into the myriad ways trauma manifests, from addictions and toxic relationships to relentless pursuits of success and material possessions. Through a powerful narrative, she shares a gripping intervention story, shedding light on trauma...

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    February 5, 2024 19 mins

    Dive into a raw and transformative journey with Brianne Davis-Gantt on this week's Secret Life Podcast, where she exposes the harsh reality of enduring toxic friendships. Brianne pulls no punches as she explores the reasons we cling to long-term relationships that drain our spirit and violate our boundaries. With her characteristic candor, she shares the signs of unhealthy friendships, from friends who can't rejoice in your...

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    January 29, 2024 15 mins

    In this eye-opening episode of the Secret Life Podcast, Brianne Davis-Gantt tackles the pervasive culture of toxic positivity and the misconception that positive thinking alone can heal deep-seated trauma. With her trademark blend of passion and authenticity, Brianne challenges the societal pressure to maintain a facade of happiness, arguing that true healing requires us to confront and feel our pain, not mask it with forced optimi...

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