What Your Friends Won't Tell You

What Your Friends Won't Tell You

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Real talk and tools from veteran TV news anchor Suzanne Boyd and Licensed Psychotherapist Shannon Thompson Jones. They give you advice on dealing with life’s challenges in a way you won’t hear anywhere else. Their motto: Be Kind. Be Brave. Be Authentic.


Part 2. A Calm and Happy Life - WYFWTY Ep. 70
Aug 1, 2019 • 26 min
TAKE 2! We are LIVE for Episode 70 of #WYFWTY Creating a calm and happy life! Why this topic is speaking to Suzanne and Shannon right now, the 3 questions you need to be asking yourself every morning and Shannon’s tools to finding your balance.
Part 1. A Calm and Happy Life - WYFWTY Ep. 70
Aug 1, 2019 • 6 min
We are LIVE for Episode 70 of #WYFWTY Creating a calm and happy life! Why this topic is speaking to Suzanne and Shannon right now, the 3 questions you need to be asking yourself every morning and Shannon’s tools to finding your balance.
#Wolfpack - WYFWTY Ep. 69
Aug 1, 2019 • 18 min
#Wolfpack: Episode 69 of #WYFWTY If you haven’t had a chance to read Abby Wambach’s book, Wolfpack - you need to pick up a copy! It’s a quick, but powerful read about women who support other women and it’s the topic of today’s episode! Suzanne Boyd and…
Distracted! - WYFWTY Ep. 68
Aug 1, 2019 • 32 min
Shiny things and all the Distractions!!! In Episode 68 of #WYFWTY, Suzanne and Shannon reveal what all of the technological distractions are doing to our brain, the tools to train ourselves to unplug, and what it means for your relationships with your…
The Importance of Fathers - WYFWTY Ep. 67
Aug 1, 2019 • 34 min
We are LIVE for Episode 67 of #WYFWTY honoring fathers on this Father’s Day Weekend. The importance of fathers in their children’s lives and how it’s different for boys and girls.
Breaking The Barriers to Self-Care - WYFWTY Ep. 66
Aug 1, 2019 • 30 min
We were live at the nSpa Delray Beach Marriott celebrating #GlobalWellnessDay and talking self-care! We are diving deep into the patterns that keep us from taking care of ourselves. Why do we continue to over-schedule, over-give and over-indulge?…
New Rules for your Adult High School Grad. - WYFWTY Ep. 64
Jun 4, 2019 • 30 min
We’re #LIVE for Episode 64 of #WYFWTY - Launching Your High School Grads! What are the new rules for your new adult child? What happened to Suzanne’s friend just this morning? How do handle your child becoming an adult?
Anger Management - Best Of - WYFWTY Ep. 63
Jun 4, 2019 • 22 min
#AngerManagement In this #BestOf episode of #WYFWTY - Suzanne and Shannon talk about recognizing anger and working through it in a healthy way. Plus - the tool to dealing with a loved one’s anger.
How To Get Through a Divorce - WYFWTY Ep. 62
May 10, 2019 • 25 min
How to Get Through a Divorce - Episode 62 of #WYFWTY Suzanne explains how she got through her divorce and made it “look” so easy, the BIG mistakes she made and the ONE thing she says you need to do if you have children. Plus - Shannon reveals the number…
Let’s Talk Body Image - WYFWTY Ep. 61
May 10, 2019 • 30 min
How do you feel about your body? In Episode 61 of #WYFWTY: Body Image! Why are we so hard on ourselves and how we look? Shannon reveals what she did recently that has brought up some insecurities. The tools to stopping the negative self-talk, raising…
Let’s Get Vulnerable - WYFWTY Ep. 60
May 10, 2019 • 39 min
#LIVE Are you putting yourself out there? In Episode 60 of #WYFWTY: Vulnerability! Suzanne and Shannon talk about how they are about to do something that scares them both, how to handle your own critical voice and deal with the voices of the naysayers.
Raising a Child With Special Needs - WYFWTY Ep. 59
Mar 24, 2019 • 50 min
Raising a child with special needs (Episode 59 of #WYFWTY). The challenges, the resources and the game-changing tool that many families rely on. Today’s episode is dedicated to Luke Fernicola, a 9-year-old boy with autism who passed away in July.…
Speak Up or Shut Up? - WYFWTY Ep. 58
Mar 19, 2019 • 31 min
We’re live for Episode 58 #WYFWTY: Speak up or shut up? When do you share a secret you know or share your truth with a friend who might be offended? Shannon and Suzanne tackle this dicey issue. Plus - Shannon’s tools that will help you make the right…
Dealing with a Medical Diagnosis [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 57
Feb 23, 2019 • 38 min
Episode 57 of #WYFWTY: Health Crisis! Finding hope and healing after a difficult diagnosis. How Suzanne overcame a frightening condition that doctors said she would have to live with for the rest of her life. And Shannon’s tools that will help you through…
Finding the Courage to Start Over [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 56
Feb 14, 2019 • 53 min
Are you wanting to make a major life change? Suzanne shares the big motivation that helped her decide to leave her 20+ year career and Shannon’s tools will give you the courage to take the leap. Plus - the hidden horoscope that we are calling the…
Managing Expectations in Relationships - WYFWTY Ep. 55
Jan 28, 2019 • 18 min
Episode 55 of #WYFWTY: Managing Expectations in Relationships. Who is supposed to call whom and how often? What do you expect in parent-children relationships, love relationships and friendships? Why your expectations are premeditated resentments and…
The Money Taboo [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 54
Jan 28, 2019 • 31 min
Why do we hate talking about and dealing with our finances? Suzanne and Shannon show you how your fear over money is connected to your childhood. How to finally get past the fear and put yourself on a path to wealth. Plus - the styling tool Suzanne and…
The Struggle is Real [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 53
Dec 9, 2018 • 30 min
Episode 53 of #WYFWTY (our FIRST on-location episode from ACP Home Interiors in Boca Raton and we had a live studio audience): The struggle is real! Are you feeling anxious or overwhelmed or just sad? Suzanne Boyd and Shannon Thompson Jones share their…
Getting Through the Holidays - WYFWTY Ep. 52
Nov 22, 2018 • 32 min
We’re LIVE for Episode 52 of #WYFWTY: Shannon and Suzanne are getting you through the holidays - the overwhelm, the loneliness, the family stuff, the emotions! We have you covered…
Codependency [Rerun] - WYFWTY Ep. 51
Nov 22, 2018 • 30 min
#WYFWTY: Codependency! Are you trying to control others? Does your happiness depend on the actions of others? Then you are codependent! Suzanne and Shannon share their stories of drowning in codependency and the tools and resources they used to stop…
Triggers [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 50
Oct 30, 2018 • 35 min
Do you get “triggered” by people or events that make you angry or annoyed or sad or want to drink heavily? Suzanne Boyd and Shannon Thompson Jones explain what causes our triggers - why some people are more triggered than others and how to work through…
Creating your Brand - WYFWTY Ep. 49
Oct 15, 2018 • 18 min
Episode 49 #WYFWTY: What does your “brand” say about you? In this day of social media, we are all creating a personal brand - but what are you leading with? Suzanne and Shannon share their tools for telling your story in an authentic way.
Negotiating Relationships - WYFWTY Ep. 48
Oct 15, 2018 • 21 min
Episode 48 #WYFWTY: Negotiating relationships between men and women. Our good intentions and compliments can easily be misconstrued. Why this came up for Suzanne when her son was in the hospital and why she felt the need to speak up about it.
Toxic Relationships - WYFWTY Ep. 47
Sep 22, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 47 #WYFWTY: Toxic Relationships. We got a request for this topic. Suzanne and Shannon share their experiences with unhealthy relationships and the tools to walk through or out of them.
Anger Management - WYFWTY Ep. 46
Sep 3, 2018 • 22 min
Episode 46 #WYFWTY: Anger Management. If you have someone in your life with a short fuse, this is the episode for you. Suzanne and Shannon share their tools and insight on how to diffuse someone else’s anger, make them aware of it and see the impact their…
Stop Playing it Safe! - WYFWTY Ep. 45
Sep 3, 2018 • 27 min
Episode 45 #WYFWTY: Stop playing it safe! How to know if you’re in your comfort zone - how to get out of it and the difference between following your instincts and following your fear.
Shifting Your Mood - WYFWTY Ep. 44
Sep 3, 2018 • 26 min
Episode 44 of #WYFWTY: Shifting your mood! In a funk? Feeling stuck in your head? Suzanne and Shannon share their simple tools for finding your joy again.
Getting and Staying Organized - WYFWTY Ep. 43
Sep 3, 2018 • 14 min
Episode 43 #WYFWTY: The secret to getting and staying organized! Suzanne talks about how her procrastination leads to overwhelm and the book that changed everything for her. Shannon reveals how ADD may play a role in why people have a hard time tackling…
Fathers! - WYFWTY Ep. 42
Aug 2, 2018 • 35 min
We’re live for Episode 42 #WYFWTY! It’s all about fathers and their unique impact on their sons and daughters. Suzanne and Shannon share why fathers are so important and what they need to know to not wound their children.
Kids and Social Media [SPECIAL GUEST] - WYFWTY Ep. 41
Jul 15, 2018 • 22 min
Episode 41 #WYFWTY We have a special guest!!! Hannah Thompson - Shannon’s daughter shares her insightful views on social media. At what age should you allow your children on social media? She lays out the pitfalls and the positives. Plus, the interesting…
Clingers and Runners - WYFWTY Ep. 40
Jul 8, 2018 • 19 min
Episode 40 #WYFWTY: Are you a runner or a clinger? Why do we run in some relationships and cling in others? Shannon and Suzanne share their runner/clinger traits, why we are the way we are and how children and pets can be our biggest lesson and help us to…
How to Follow Your Dreams WITHOUT Settling - WYFWTY Ep. 39
Jul 8, 2018 • 34 min
Episode 39 #WYFWTY: Dream Big! Suzanne and Shannon talk about how to get past your fears and self-doubt to follow your passion without settling. Plus - the simple trick Shannnon uses to stop the negative thoughts.
Depression and Suicide - WYFWTY Ep. 38
Jul 8, 2018 • 44 min
Episode 38 #WYFWTY: Depression and suicide. If you’re struggling or if you have a loved one who has been depressed, this episode is for you. Shannon and Suzanne talk about how to recognize the signs of depression and how to help a friend or family member.…
Outgrowing Relationships - WYFWTY Ep. 37
Jul 8, 2018 • 21 min
Episode 37 #WYFWTY: Outgrowing relationships. Not every love relationship or friendship is meant to last forever. Suzanne and Shannon share their experiences and tools on how to let go, even if the other person is holding on. Plus - how to get past the…
Detachment - WYFWTY Ep. 36
Jun 4, 2018 • 25 min
Episode 36 #WYFWTY: Detachment! What does it mean? How do you do it? And Suzanne’s “AHA!” moment. This is one episode you don’t want to miss, especially if you overthink and try to control outcomes in your life.
How to NOT take things so personally - WYFWTY Ep. 35
May 28, 2018 • 32 min
We’re LIVE for Episode 35 #WYFWTY: Shannon has a personal tribute for Memorial Day and we’re talking about NOT taking things personally. There is freedom is letting things roll off your shoulder, but how do you do that? Suzanne and Shannon share their…
Communicating With Your Ex - WYFWTY Ep. 34
May 28, 2018 • 32 min
Episode 34 #WYFWTY: Communicating with your ex. The simple technique that will stop the screaming matches and help you be a better co-parent. Suzanne shares her experiences and Shannon has the tools that work when communication has completely broken down.
Mother’s Day - WYFWTY Ep. 33
May 14, 2018 • 24 min
Episode 33 WYFWTY: Suzanne and Shannon talk about #MothersDay and why it SUCKS! Too harsh? Some women hate it. Here’s why.
I Saw the Sign! - WYFWTY Ep. 32
May 2, 2018 • 25 min
Episode 32 #WYFWTY: I Saw The Sign! If you really pay attention and are open to it, the Universe is talking to you. Suzanne and Shannon share the signs popping up in their lives recently that they can’t ignore. And Suzanne reveals the book that changed…
Stress - WYFWTY Ep. 31
Apr 23, 2018 • 22 min
Episode 31 #WYFWTY: Stress! We’re all soooooo stressed out. What’s causing it (it’s not all bad things, either) and how to deal with it. What Suzanne and Shannon did recently that helped them bring their stress levels down.
Parenting: When Do You Take Your Hands Off the Wheel? - WYFWTY Ep. 30
Apr 23, 2018 • 25 min
Episode 30 #WYFWTY Today - we’re tackling a topic suggested by one of our viewers. How much is too much when it comes to parenting? Are you over-parenting or hands off? And at what age do you let them make their own decisions? Suzanne and Shannon share…
How to Stand Up For Yourself - WYFWTY Ep. 29
Apr 23, 2018 • 15 min
Episode 29 #WYFWTY: Stand up for yourself! Whether you want to fight for a cause, ask for a raise or take your power back in a relationship - sometimes you have to rock the boat. Suzanne and Shannon share their advice on how to walk through the fear and…
Sudden Loss Grief Vs. Anticipated Death Grief - WYFWTY Ep. 28
Apr 4, 2018 • 26 min
Episode 28 #WYFWTY: Sudden loss versus a long-term illness. The grief process is different for each. We honor the families of Parkland. We honor those who are watching their loved ones suffer through cancer or other illness. Suzanne and Shannon talk about…
Reset! - WYFWTY Ep. 27
Apr 4, 2018 • 29 min
Episode 27 #WYFWTY: Reset! If you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious - you might need to hit the reset button. Suzanne updates the lessons she learned from her digital detox. Shannon shares how a weekend away changed how she deals with her anxiety.
Feelings - WYFWTY Ep. 26
Apr 4, 2018 • 18 min
Episode 26 #WYFWTY: Feelings! Are you frustrated with your feelings? Mad at yourself for crying when someone hurts you or upset you can’t just “get over it” when you are heartbroken? Suzanne and Shannon talk about how to deal with intense feelings and…
Technology - WYFWTY Ep. 25
Apr 4, 2018 • 14 min
Episode 25 #WYFWTY: Strap in, because this episode is an eye-opener! How too much technology is impacting your brain and that of your children. The measures Suzanne is taking this week to counteract it and become more aware of what her devices and social…
Dating in the Digital Age - WYFWTY Ep. 24
Apr 4, 2018 • 17 min
Episode 24 #WYFWTY: Dating in the digital age. How to meet people, even if you’re not into online dating. Suzanne and Shannon also discuss what a lot of women do wrong when they do meet someone they’re interested in. ❤️
Money! - WYFWTY Ep. 23
Apr 4, 2018 • 37 min
Episode 23 #WYFWTY: Money!!!! Do you want more? Are you waiting for somebody to provide the security you’re looking for in life? Shannon and Suzanne tackle financial fear and how to tackle it.
Coping with Grief and Loss - WYFWTY Ep. 22
Apr 4, 2018 • 29 min
Episode 22 #WYFWTY: It has been an awful week for our South Florida community. When we taped this episode a few weeks ago, we had no idea of the unspeakable tragedy that would happen in Parkland. Today’s show is on grief and loss. If you lost someone,…
Owning Your 50% - WYFWTY Ep. 21
Apr 4, 2018 • 19 min
Episode 21 #WYFWTY: Why it’s no coincidence you marry your spouse, how to avoid divorce and why men are so SHOCKED when their wife decides to leave. Suzanne and Shannon also talk about how their clinger/runner traits brought them together.
SEX! - WYFWTY Ep. 20
Apr 4, 2018 • 36 min
Episode 20 #WYFWTY: Let’s talk about SEX! Too much? Not enough? What happens when your partner wants to turn fantasies into reality? We’re diving in!
Pervasive Loneliness - WYFWTY Ep. 19
Apr 4, 2018 • 26 min
Episode 19 #WYFWTY: Pervasive Loneliness. How to stop feeling so lonely and how to let go of toxic people/relationships and why they are related.
Navigating the “I Don’t Knows” - WYFWTY Ep. 18
Apr 2, 2018 • 21 min
Episode 18 #WYFWTY: Being okay with the “I don’t knows”. How Shannon and a slight control freak like Suzanne deal with not knowing what’s next in life and how to recognize the signs that you’re on the right track.
Anxiety and “Getting Over It” - WYFWTY Ep. 17
Apr 2, 2018 • 39 min
Episode 17 #WYFWTY: Anxiety. Don’t let anyone tell you to “just get over it”. Suzanne and Shannon share their experiences and the keys they use to stop drowning in those crazy thoughts.
Narcissists! - WYFWTY Ep. 16
Apr 2, 2018 • 28 min
Episode 16 #WYFWTY: Narcissists! Our world is filled with them, but if you are dating one, married to one or work for one - it can be very frustrating. Suzanne and Shannon talk about how to spot a narcissist, the simple trick to dealing with one and how…
How To Find The Right Therapist - WYFWTY Ep. 15
Apr 2, 2018 • 23 min
Episode 15 #WYFWTY Should you see a therapist? If you’re going through any major life change, dealing with a loss or struggling with addiction or any problem, it’s probably a good idea. Suzanne (who has been to a few therapists) and Shannon (who is a…
Are you a social drinker, self-medicator or an alcoholic? - WYFWTY Ep. 14
Apr 2, 2018 • 28 min
Episode 14 #WYFWTY: Are you a social drinker, self-medicator or an alcoholic? How do you know when you have an issue or an addiction? Shannon (who spent 13 years as a therapist in the recovery industry) lays out the tell tale signs that you might have a…
Tough Talk on Sexual Harassment/Assault - WYFWTY Ep. 13
Apr 2, 2018 • 23 min
Episode 13 #WYFWTY: Preach!!! Shannon - a sexual abuse survivor - explains why so many sexual assault/harassment victims are coming forward now, how some people are more prone to become victims and when a compliment becomes harassment. If you’re OVER IT -…
Christmas Crisis and Mid-Life Career Changes - WYFWTY Ep. 12
Apr 2, 2018 • 48 min
Episode 12 #WYFWTY: Warning - this is an emotional episode. Suzanne and Shannon are in #ChristmasCrisis. They talk about the tools to getting through the holidays and also how to make a mid-life career change. This is going to get deep.
Fun! Isn’t that what life is all about? - WYFWTY Ep. 11
Apr 2, 2018 • 9 min
Episode 11 #WYFWTY: Fun!!! Isn’t that what life is all about? Suzanne and Shannon talk about the tools to having more fun at home, at work and in your relationships.
Perfectionism is stealing your joy! - WYFWTY Ep. 10
Apr 2, 2018 • 43 min
Episode 10 #WYFWTY Perfectionism is stealing your joy! Suzanne and Shannon talk about how they struggle with trying to be perfect and the profound tool that will help you recover.
Friendship Issues - WYFWTY Ep. 9
Mar 28, 2018 • 19 min
Episode 9 #WYFWTY Shannon and Suzanne tackle friendship issues. When friends do something that hurts you or that you disagree with or if they don’t seem to be putting as much effort into the friendship, how do you handle that? #WATCH
How to say NO in order to say YES to yourself! - WYFWTY Ep. 8
Mar 28, 2018 • 28 min
Episode 8 #WYFWTY: “I feel like I’m in a dark hole and it’s getting darker.” How to say NO to your spouse, your children, your boss in order to say YES to yourself. Suzanne and Shannon is tackling #codependency again - this time in a whole new way. The…
Triggers! - WYFWTY Ep. 7
Mar 28, 2018 • 16 min
WYFWTY Episode 7: Do you get overwhelming feelings that make you want to drink or overeat or punch someone? Then you’ve probably been triggered by something or someone. Suzanne and Shannon discuss their triggers and how to work through them.
Safeguard Your Marriage From Affairs - WYFWTY Ep. 6
Mar 28, 2018 • 39 min
WYFWTY Episode 6: Suzanne and Shannon talk about how even solid marriages can be in jeopardy when both partners aren’t careful about safeguarding it. They also discuss what you need to look out for and how to address concerns with your spouse.
Speak Your Lover’s Language - WYFWTY Ep. 5
Mar 28, 2018 • 8 min
WYFWTY Episode 5: This segment started as a response to Christine who wanted to know how to deal with the changing dynamics in a relationship after a baby, but it really works for everyone and all relationships. Suzanne talk about their love languages -…
Stop Sacrificing Your Happiness for Others - WYFWTY Ep. 4
Mar 28, 2018 • 29 min
Episode 4 #WYFWTY: Are you sacrificing your happiness for others? Then you’re probably codependent! Shannon and Suzanne, who are classic codependents, talk about the tools that helped them recover.
Connecting With Your Spouse - WYFWTY Ep. 3
Mar 28, 2018 • 34 min
Have you gotten stuck in a rut with your spouse? Are young children taking precious time away from your significant other? Suzanne and Shannon talk about the tools you can use to reconnect with the one you love.
How to Gain Confidence - WYFWTY Ep. 2
Mar 28, 2018 • 12 min
Suzanne and Shannon talk about the tools you can use to embrace and love who you truly are.
How We Got Here - WYFWTY Ep. 1
Mar 28, 2018 • 6 min
Suzanne and Shannon talk about how they met, why they wanted to create What Your Friends Won’t Tell You and what to expect from them and their show.
WYFWTY: How It All Started
Jan 9, 2018 • 6 min
Episode 0 #WYFWTY: Suzanne and Shannon talk about who they are, how they met and why they wanted to create “What…