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.
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?
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.
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!!!!) 😳
#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 (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.
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.
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)
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..
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!
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.
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!
#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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ✨🙏
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ❤️
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. ❤️
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.