Rise to Being

Rise to Being

Change only occurs in chaos or crisis; if everything is okay, why change? If you are uncomfortable in your life, discontent in your job, your marriage, or even with yourself, we challenge you to RISE TO BEING! Join your hosts—Christi, a licensed therapist, and Tara, an attorney, with an alphabet soup of mental health diagnoses including BPD, ADHD, C-PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Binge Eating Disorder—on your journey to complete peace by living the most authentic version of you! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/risetobeing/support read less

Episode 11: Chatting with Shaquetta on Rising Above Your Circumstances
23-01-2023
Episode 11: Chatting with Shaquetta on Rising Above Your Circumstances
In this episode of Chatting with Rise to Being, the new Monday guest series, Christi and Tara chat with Shaquetta, a newly licensed LMSW raised in rural Alexander City, Alabama and currently practicing in Camden County, Georgia, about what it took for her to become the first member of her family to graduate from high school, college, and obtain a Masters degree. Despite her mother being only 14 years old at the time she was born, Shaquetta broke the stereotypes that others had about who she was and the goals that were within her reach. Crediting her mother with being her rock, Shaquetta has a passion for life and an unshakeable belief that she is able to accomplish it all, and she shares what kept her moving forward despite generational poverty and what she plans to conquer next. This is an inspiring must-listen episode no matter what circumstances you are trying to rise above! Show Notes: 1:37  Meet Shaquetta Young, LMSW 3:50  Being Raised by A 14-Year-Old Mother 5:15  Being the First to Graduate from High School, College, and Masters-Level Programs 6:00  Mom as a Foundation 8:10  How Did You See Past Your Circumstances? 10:05  Doing What Others Said You Couldn't 12:30  The Power of Diversity 14:45  Why a Mental Health Career? 16:08  Rising Above Doesn't Always Mean Being Successful 17:40  What's Next for Shaquetta 21:36  Not Just a Mommy 22:42  Being True to Yourself is the Key   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/risetobeing/support
Episode 7: The One Where They Hate on New Year’s Resolutions
28-12-2022
Episode 7: The One Where They Hate on New Year’s Resolutions
Christi goes in on traditional New Year’s resolutions that cause us more harm than good. Tara discusses how her resolutions have followed her for countless years, and Christi helps her identify how her lack of follow-through is a trauma response. Finally, learn how to make resolutions that are good for you, attainable, and get you closer to your authentic life. Don’t miss this episode if you have goals you want to achieve in 2023!!! Timestamps :40       Disclaimer 1:39      Holiday Catch-Up 6:06     Loving a Fresh Start & the New Year's Fairy 7:01      New Year's Resolutions Are Bad for Your Health 9:07     Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work 13:50    Why Your Resolutions Are Basically the Same Every Year 16:50    Why Weight Loss is Everyone's Resolution 20:21    Deconstructing Tara's Draft 2023 New Year's Resolutions 25:57    Christi Talks Listeners Out of Shitty Resolutions (like Weight Loss!) 30:45    New Year's Resolutions and Shame 33:15     Willpower, Delayed Gratification, and the Fucking Marshmallow Study 39:10     What Do We Do Now That You Have Messed Up Resolutions For Us?! 41:43     I Can Still Have Resolutions, AND Make a Vision Board?! YAY! 44:00   Exciting Podcast News for 2023!! Chatting with Rise to Being is coming Monday, January 9th!  Links: Rise to Being FREE Facebook LIVE Event "Release 2022, Welcome 2023": https://fb.me/e/2uR2KrUMF Monkey Bread Recipe (NOT Christi's secret one! LOL!): https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/grannys-monkey-bread Cultivate What Matters Powersheets Goal Setting Planner: https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/collections/powersheets The Marshmallow Study Debunked: https://anderson-review.ucla.edu/new-study-disavows-marshmallow-tests-predictive-powers --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/risetobeing/support