18 episodes

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

Rise to Being Rise to Being

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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

    Episode 14: The One About Connection

    Episode 14: The One About Connection

    In this episode, Christi and Tara discuss the importance of having meaningful connections with others. From finding your "tribe" to establishing long-lasting relationships that energize you instead of exhaust you, this episode delves into the biological and evolutionary reasons that humans seek out others. Learn how to identify the connections that allow you to be consistently authentic and how forced connection can lead to a unfulfilled life. While social media makes us feel that we have to stay connected to everyone from our first grade crush to our high school sweet heart and even coworkers we barely know, Christi explains how connection is not meant to last forever and that the seasons of life inherently come with letting go of people you once considered essential to your happiness. 


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    • 36 min
    Chatting with Carrie: Overcoming Judgment to Achieve Your Dreams

    Chatting with Carrie: Overcoming Judgment to Achieve Your Dreams

    In this episode, Christi and Tara chat with Realtor, Mom, and New-York-Performing Stand-Up Comedian Carrie about how she overcome the judgment of her small Southern town to reach the stages of New York City. Learning to be authentic and accepting that it wasn't important to fit in with the "big-bow" moms allowed Carrie to set an example for her three children that everyone is worthy of love and acceptance as she instilled in them that being different isn't being wrong. Carrie discusses the power of her Tribe, the devastating loss of her father, and working to get her mojo back after setbacks. This episode is one that can't be missed. The power of authenticity has shaped Carrie's life and allowed her to reach her dreams. 


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    • 47 min
    Episode 12: The One About Toxic Positivity

    Episode 12: The One About Toxic Positivity

    In this episode, Christi and Tara explore the concept of toxic positivity. Christi discusses the difference between positivity that is scientifically proven to improve life outcomes versus toxic positivity that is built on a foundation of guilt, shame, and inauthenticity. Tara details her struggle with negativity and how toxic positivity has personally impacted her mental health journey. Are you guilty of toxic positivity? Listen and find out! 


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    • 36 min
    Episode 11: Chatting with Shaquetta on Rising Above Your Circumstances

    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

     


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    • 24 min
    Episode 10: The One About Staircase vs. Winding Road Living

    Episode 10: The One About Staircase vs. Winding Road Living

    In this episode, Christi and Tara compare staircase versus winding road living. Christi explains why viewing life like a staircase is not a sustainable model for living and growth, while Tara talks about how staircase living has kept her frozen in toxic cycles. Whether you are happy with where you currently are in life, or are looking for a new perspective to provide you with motivation and courage to take the next step, this episode will offer you a unique take on the ways that setbacks, stalls, and situations actually enrich your life. 


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    • 42 min
    Episode 9: Chatting with Vince on Living Your Authentic Life

    Episode 9: Chatting with Vince on Living Your Authentic Life

    In the premiere episode of Chatting with Rise to Being, the new Monday guest series, Christi and Tara chat with Vince, owner of wildly successful Indigo Floral Studio of Augusta, Georgia, about what it means to live authentically. From kissing Christi in high school to coming out and from military service to florist, Vince shares his insights on how letting go of the weight of others' opinions is the key to a fulfilling life.  



    Show Notes:  Indigo Floral Studio http://indigofloralstudio.com


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

ChristijGallagher ,

All heart

We lay it all out there!

steveen.ga ,

Great listen

Tara and Christi are awesome people and they give great information!

TessMemphis ,

Relatable

I feel like I have known these women for years. It’s nice to know you aren’t alone and someone is qualified and willing to help you.

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