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Welcome to Becoming! A place for teens and young adults - where they can learn to become more than they are, and who they were always meant to be. As I've struggled through life's disappointments, heartbreaks, and traumas - all of these lessons have helped me discover who I am, who I want to be, and who God is encouraging me to continue to become. These lessons left me wishing that I would have known these things when I was younger! In this episode I share how my passion and love for teens evolved into producing this podcast.

Becoming - A Podcast for Teens Tawni Beardall and Erica Peterson

    • Self-Improvement

Welcome to Becoming! A place for teens and young adults - where they can learn to become more than they are, and who they were always meant to be. As I've struggled through life's disappointments, heartbreaks, and traumas - all of these lessons have helped me discover who I am, who I want to be, and who God is encouraging me to continue to become. These lessons left me wishing that I would have known these things when I was younger! In this episode I share how my passion and love for teens evolved into producing this podcast.

    4 Areas To Improve Your Personal Growth

    4 Areas To Improve Your Personal Growth

    We were thrilled when the new Youth Program that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was released; it completely aligns with what we are trying to accomplish here on Becoming.  Instead of giving the youth large assignments or specific tasks to accomplish, they have designed a new approach that encourages you to counsel with the Lord about how you can grow in a balanced way.  The program is focusing on four main areas of growth which are: SOCIAL, INTELLECTUAL, PHYSICAL, and SPIRITUAL. It is suggested that you seek personal revelation so you can decided how to move forward with setting goals and encouraging growth for yourself in these areas.  This new approach is intended to help you discover your eternal identity, build character and resilience, develop life skills, serve others, and fulfill your divine roles as sons and daughters of God. 
    Tawni and Erica knew that it was important to dedicate a series of episodes based on these four areas.  This is the intro to that series.  We will be discussing the "WHY" behind this program, and different examples and ideas that have inspired us as we strive to grow personally along with you. We will be doing a complimentary interview to coincide with each topic. We are excited to have you join us as we learn and grow together! 
     
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    • 21 min
    Debunking Myths around Sexual Violence with Public Health Professional Hailey Adams

    Debunking Myths around Sexual Violence with Public Health Professional Hailey Adams

    Sexual violence is a topic that many of us may feel uncomfortable to talk about. This topic may seem scary, but the more we understand it and are educated about it, the less scary it becomes and more we feel empowered. There are so many misconceptions and myths that surround sexual assault and violence. Hailey Adams is a Public Health Professional that worked with UCASA (Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault) and worked at the Rape Recovery Center on the education team and with the victim advocacy program assisting sexual assault victims. We will be discussing the same material she used in educating students in middle schools and high schools in Utah to help debunk myths surrounding sexual violence. There is so much important information in this episode, whether you are a victim or want to know how to respond when you learn that someone you know has been a victim...this is an episode you should not miss.
     
    If you are a victim of sexual assault please call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. You will receive confidential support from a trained staff member, have someone to help you talk through what happened, and receive information on local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery. 
     

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    • 35 min
    Better Screen Time for Teens - with Andrea Davis (ENCORE!)

    Better Screen Time for Teens - with Andrea Davis (ENCORE!)

    Technology is everywhere...and we love all of the good parts that come with that technology. Creating plans, habits, and responsible practices when using our devices are critical to avoid the "not so good" parts. Andrea Davis from Better Screen Time is joining us today to give us some great practical tools of how we can create better habits to set us up for success with technology. As teens, you can be a leader for yourself and your family as you make your own plan to having BETTER SCREEN TIME. Originally Aired March 14, 2019.
     
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    Better Screen Time:
    If you want tools to help create a more tech-healthy family turn to Better Screen Time. They have tons of free resources and tools to help you navigate the digital world, and prepare your teens to have healthy habits with their devices. For our favorite new resource with 100 SCREEN FREE ACTIVITIES just click here, it has ideas for children and teens so you'll never run out of ideas!
     
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    • 35 min
    Volunteering Abroad in Tonga with Bethany Spackman - TALES FROM TEENS

    Volunteering Abroad in Tonga with Bethany Spackman - TALES FROM TEENS

    We have another great Tales From Teens episode for you this week. If you have ever been inspired after hearing about humanitarian efforts of others, you will love hearing about this awesome teen and her trip to Tonga. Bethany Spackman is sharing about her humanitarian trip to Tongatapu, where she and 18 other teens built a house for a woman and her grandson who were in great need of help after a devastating cyclone took their home the year before.  Bethany not only worked so hard to earn enough money to go on the trip, but then labored and built the home with no experience and very little hardware and necessary tools to do the job. The lessons she learned were so much more than hardwork and practical skills, the love and gratitude that she experienced will forever stick with us.
     

    Better Screen Time:
    If you want tools to help create a more tech-healthy family turn to Better Screen Time. They have tons of free resources and tools to help you navigate the digital world, and prepare your teens to have healthy habits with their devices. For our favorite new resource with 100 SCREEN FREE ACTIVITIES just click here, it has ideas for children and teens so you'll never run out of ideas!
     
    Visit our website or follow us on instagram @becoming_for_teens

    • 36 min
    I don't hold grudges, I remember facts with Tawni Beardall

    I don't hold grudges, I remember facts with Tawni Beardall

    Forgiveness is the best form of love. It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive. The power of forgiveness allows you to heal and no longer be hurt by the feelings you are holding within you. Don't be a victim twice. Don't hold grudges, or hold the burden of hate. Choose forgiveness. Choose to be free, and allow healing. This episode is a solo episode by Tawni Beardall.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Teen Job Prep: 
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    • 16 min
    Intentional Moments with Becca Walker

    Intentional Moments with Becca Walker

    The New Year often has us focusing on resolutions, goals, and personal evaluations; but it does not have to be as overwhelming as it sounds.  We were thrilled to interview an amazing college student about how she set a couple of simple intentions at the beginning of her Senior year that changed the entire course of that school year. They were so impactful that she continues these nightly practices to this day. Our guest, Becca Walker, took on a challenge to perform a small act of service and record it in a daily calendar. Her other intention was to take a silent moment for herself, and write in a gratitude journal every night.  She realized how vital it is to take a little time to be aware of the small moments and blessings that surround us constantly. As she did this, she was able to reflect back on how often she has seen the Lord's hand in her daily life. It was amazing to learn about how this simple practice effected her and increased her positivity and spirituality. These small intentional moments really added up to make a lasting impact. 

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