What Your Friends Won't Tell You

What Your Friends Won't Tell You

By WYFWTY
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.
New Rules for your Adult High School Grad. - WYFWTY Ep. 64
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?
30:25
June 5, 2019
Anger Management - Best Of - WYFWTY Ep. 63
#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.  
22:02
June 5, 2019
How To Get Through a Divorce - WYFWTY Ep. 62
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 one tool to getting your self-esteem back and how to date  consciously after a divorce.
25:33
May 11, 2019
Let's Talk Body Image - WYFWTY Ep. 61
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 daughters with a healthy body image and the uncomfortable thing  Shannon says we need to be doing every day. (And it includes getting  naked!!!!) 😳
30:45
May 11, 2019
Let's Get Vulnerable - WYFWTY Ep. 60
#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.
39:25
May 11, 2019
Raising a Child With Special Needs - WYFWTY Ep. 59
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. Sponsored by Banyan Global Investment Advisors in Boca Raton.
50:50
March 24, 2019
Speak Up or Shut Up? - WYFWTY Ep. 58
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 decision for you.
31:46
March 19, 2019
Dealing with a Medical Diagnosis [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 57
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 any health crisis - whether it's terminal or chronic. Thank you to our sponsor - The Salt Suite PGA! (Outfits provided by Periwinkle in Delray Beach. Jewelry by Hamilton Jewelers)  
38:44
February 23, 2019
Finding the Courage to Start Over [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 56
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 #BestThingEver! Thank you to our sponsor Ocean West Property Management, Inc..
53:53
February 14, 2019
Managing Expectations in Relationships - WYFWTY Ep. 55
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 Shannon’s tools to managing those expectations including  the simple body motion that helps. Plus - how Shannon’s husband and a  tiny mosquito interrupted this episode’s taping. #WATCH now!
18:10
January 28, 2019
The Money Taboo [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 54
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 Shannon are calling the BEST THING EVER! Today's episode of What Your Friends Won't Tell You is brought to you by Banyan Global Investment Advisors in Boca Raton.
31:49
January 28, 2019
The Struggle is Real [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 53
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 recent struggles and how to let go during this difficult time of year. Also, what Suzanne and Shannon are calling THE BEST THING EVER!
30:13
December 9, 2018
Getting Through the Holidays - WYFWTY Ep. 52
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...
32:12
November 23, 2018
Codependency [Rerun] - WYFWTY Ep. 51
#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 trying to control everything and everyone. (This episode is a repeat. We chose it because it is one of our most popular topics)
30:05
November 23, 2018
Triggers [LIVE] - WYFWTY Ep. 50
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 them in this special 50th full-production live episode of What Your Friends Won't Tell You.
35:48
October 31, 2018
Creating your Brand - WYFWTY Ep. 49
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.
18:19
October 15, 2018
Negotiating Relationships - WYFWTY Ep. 48
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.
21:27
October 15, 2018
Toxic Relationships - WYFWTY Ep. 47
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.
33:02
September 23, 2018
Anger Management - WYFWTY Ep. 46
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 temper is having on those around them.
22:02
September 3, 2018
Stop Playing it Safe! - WYFWTY Ep. 45
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.
27:16
September 3, 2018
Shifting Your Mood - WYFWTY Ep. 44
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.
26:27
September 3, 2018
Getting and Staying Organized - WYFWTY Ep. 43
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 that messy house, closet, or desk.
14:28
September 3, 2018
Fathers! - WYFWTY Ep. 42
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.
35:12
August 3, 2018
Kids and Social Media [SPECIAL GUEST] - WYFWTY Ep. 41
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 technique she uses to self-regulate and prevent social media addiction. We promise - you’ll want to hear What Your Friends (and your kid’s friends) Won’t Tell You!
22:40
July 15, 2018
Clingers and Runners - WYFWTY Ep. 40
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 meet our partner in the middle.
19:27
July 8, 2018
How to Follow Your Dreams WITHOUT Settling - WYFWTY Ep. 39
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.
34:46
July 8, 2018
Depression and Suicide - WYFWTY Ep. 38
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. Here is the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or call 211 if you’re in Palm Beach County.
44:36
July 8, 2018
Outgrowing Relationships - WYFWTY Ep. 37
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 fear of being alone.
21:10
July 8, 2018
Detachment - WYFWTY Ep. 36
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.
25:12
June 5, 2018
How to NOT take things so personally - WYFWTY Ep. 35
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 experiences and tools.
32:22
May 29, 2018
Communicating With Your Ex - WYFWTY Ep. 34
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.
32:22
May 29, 2018
Mother's Day - WYFWTY Ep. 33
Episode 33 WYFWTY: Suzanne and Shannon talk about #MothersDay and why it SUCKS! Too harsh? Some women hate it. Here’s why.
24:20
May 14, 2018
I Saw the Sign! - WYFWTY Ep. 32
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 her life and showed her how to recognize the signs from the Universe. This episode will change the way you see things, if you allow it. ✨🙏
25:18
May 2, 2018
Stress - WYFWTY Ep. 31
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.
22:09
April 23, 2018
Parenting: When Do You Take Your Hands Off the Wheel? - WYFWTY Ep. 30
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 their experiences and insights.
25:54
April 23, 2018
How to Stand Up For Yourself - WYFWTY Ep. 29
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 stand up for yourself.
15:27
April 23, 2018
Sudden Loss Grief Vs. Anticipated Death Grief - WYFWTY Ep. 28
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 the stages of grief, how to help someone through it and the tools to dealing with loss, both sudden and prolonged.
26:21
April 5, 2018
Reset! - WYFWTY Ep. 27
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.
29:35
April 5, 2018
Feelings - WYFWTY Ep. 26
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 Shannon has some tools for expressing those feelings in a productive way.
18:09
April 5, 2018
Technology - WYFWTY Ep. 25
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 media are doing to her life. Plus, Shannon has some simple steps you can take to help wean yourself and your children off technology overload.
14:39
April 5, 2018
Dating in the Digital Age - WYFWTY Ep. 24
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. ❤️
17:29
April 5, 2018
Money! - WYFWTY Ep. 23
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.
37:04
April 5, 2018
Coping with Grief and Loss - WYFWTY Ep. 22
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, know someone who did or are wondering why you’re so impacted by this school shooting, like Suzanne - this episode might explain it. We hope it can bring a little healing during this heartbreaking time.
29:25
April 5, 2018
Owning Your 50% - WYFWTY Ep. 21
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.
19:03
April 5, 2018
SEX! - WYFWTY Ep. 20
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!
36:51
April 5, 2018
Pervasive Loneliness - WYFWTY Ep. 19
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.
26:51
April 5, 2018
Navigating the "I Don't Knows" - WYFWTY Ep. 18
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.
21:53
April 2, 2018
Anxiety and "Getting Over It" - WYFWTY Ep. 17
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.
39:08
April 2, 2018
Narcissists! - WYFWTY Ep. 16
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 NOT to raise one.
28:16
April 2, 2018
How To Find The Right Therapist - WYFWTY Ep. 15
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 longtime therapist) talk about how to find the right therapist, how to pay for it and when to walk away.
23:57
April 2, 2018
Are you a social drinker, self-medicator or an alcoholic? - WYFWTY Ep. 14
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 problem and Suzanne shares the tools she used to scale back on her drinking when she felt it was getting out of hand.
28:02
April 2, 2018
Tough Talk on Sexual Harassment/Assault - WYFWTY Ep. 13
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 - trust us - this is one discussion on this topic you’ll want to hear.
23:24
April 2, 2018
Christmas Crisis and Mid-Life Career Changes - WYFWTY Ep. 12
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.
48:20
April 2, 2018
Fun! Isn't that what life is all about? - WYFWTY Ep. 11
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.
09:18
April 2, 2018
Perfectionism is stealing your joy! - WYFWTY Ep. 10
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.
43:23
April 2, 2018
Friendship Issues - WYFWTY Ep. 9
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
19:22
March 28, 2018
How to say NO in order to say YES to yourself! - WYFWTY Ep. 8
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 eye-opening reason Shannon stopped sacrificing herself for everyone else.
28:01
March 28, 2018
Triggers! - WYFWTY Ep. 7
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.
16:58
March 28, 2018
Safeguard Your Marriage From Affairs - WYFWTY Ep. 6
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.
39:05
March 28, 2018
Speak Your Lover's Language - WYFWTY Ep. 5
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 - how to know which one you are speaking and how to deal with a lover or spouse who is speaking a different love language. ❤️
08:43
March 28, 2018
Stop Sacrificing Your Happiness for Others - WYFWTY Ep. 4
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.
29:56
March 28, 2018
Connecting With Your Spouse - WYFWTY Ep. 3
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.
34:12
March 28, 2018
How to Gain Confidence - WYFWTY Ep. 2
Suzanne and Shannon talk about the tools you can use to embrace and love who you truly are.
12:02
March 28, 2018
How We Got Here - WYFWTY Ep. 1
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.
06:54
March 28, 2018
WYFWTY: How It All Started
Episode 0 #WYFWTY: Suzanne and Shannon talk about who they are, how they met and why they wanted to create “What…
06:55
January 9, 2018
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