66 episodes

Semi-Together is a podcast by sisters Gillian Burgess and Melia Dicker about having some of your life together all of the time. They’ll help you get it together as they get it together, taking steps toward their goals, celebrating little victories, and learning to take the advice that they’d give a friend.

Semi-Together Gillian Burgess & Melia Dicker

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Semi-Together is a podcast by sisters Gillian Burgess and Melia Dicker about having some of your life together all of the time. They’ll help you get it together as they get it together, taking steps toward their goals, celebrating little victories, and learning to take the advice that they’d give a friend.

    Minisode: Emerging from Our Cocoons

    Minisode: Emerging from Our Cocoons

    As we re-enter the world and find our new normal, we want to be intentional about what we’re putting back into our lives and what we’re leaving behind. We revisit our minisode from April 2020, “What Do We Carry Forward?” to see what still resonates.

    Melia geeks out over the process of metamorphosis, which her daughter’s preschool class has been observing. Did you know that caterpillars dissolve themselves into a goo of cells inside the chrysalis, then grow completely new parts to become a butterfly? The magic of this transformation, and the metaphor for reinventing ourselves as we emerge from COVID quarantine, blows our minds.

    Links:

    April 2020 Minisode: What Do We Carry Forward?

    https://semitogether.com/podcast/what-do-we-carry-forward/

    How Does a Caterpillar Turn into a Butterfly? (Scientific American)

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/caterpillar-butterfly-metamorphosis-explainer

    Find us on the web for show notes and extras: https://www.semitogether.com

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    • 32 min
    Minisode: Close Calls as Wake-Up Calls

    Minisode: Close Calls as Wake-Up Calls

    We both share how we’re feeling after speaking so honestly about our mental health journeys in Ep. 54: Let’s Talk About Mental health. We get emotional as we each recount a terrifying close call that made us grateful to be alive, a wake-up call to remember in tough times. Melia sets the record straight in a For the Record segment, on topics like medication and how to talk about mental health. We encourage you to share these conversations with your loved ones and start your own. Being able to talk about these things can quite literally save lives.

    Find us on the web for show notes and extras: https://www.semitogether.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/semitogether

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/semitogether

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    • 35 min
    Ep. 54: Let's Talk About Mental Health

    Ep. 54: Let's Talk About Mental Health

    We talk about mental health – ours, yours, and everyone’s – and why it’s so critical to normalize talking about it. We share our own personal experiences, terms to use and avoid, strategies to care for your mental health, and tips for supporting others.

    Note: We get into some serious topics including suicide and use adult language, so you may want to listen with headphones.

    Find us on the web: https://semitogether.com

    Show notes and resource links: https://semitogether.com/podcast/lets-talk-about-mental-health

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/semitogether

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/semitogether

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 53: How We've Evolved During the Pandemic

    Ep. 53: How We've Evolved During the Pandemic

    As we reach the anniversary of pandemic quarantine, we talk about the ways we have evolved during the past year -- not necessarily in ways that we expected or asked for, but have experienced nonetheless. This is NOT a list of achievements; it's about recognizing the fundamental ways we’ve grown during the toughest year of our lives to date. We encourage you to reflect on how you've evolved, too, and let us know at podcast@semitogether.com.

    Find us on the web: https://semitogether.com

    Show notes and resource links: https://semitogether.com/podcast/how-weve-evolved-during-the-pandemic

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/semitogether

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/semitogether

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    • 45 min
    Ep. 52: How Nostalgia Helps Us Cope with Stress

    Ep. 52: How Nostalgia Helps Us Cope with Stress

    Nostalgia is powerful – and it turns out, experiencing it regularly can boost our mental health, especially during difficult times. In this episode, we share:


    Our own experiences with leaning into nostalgia this past year (hello, ‘90s jams, TV show revivals, and fave childhood books!)

    Research about nostalgia’s many benefits – like counteracting loneliness, boredom, anxiety and meaninglessness, and promoting healthy coping strategies and feelings of belonging

    A few tips for intentionally incorporating more nostalgia into your day-to-day life


    Find us on the web: https://www.semitogether.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/semitogether

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/semitogether

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    • 42 min
    Ep. 51: Top 10 Takeaways from Our First 50 Episodes

    Ep. 51: Top 10 Takeaways from Our First 50 Episodes

    We look back on the concepts, tips, and takeaways from our first 50 episodes, choosing 10 that have changed us the most and inspired the most listener response:


    Concept: Get It Together/ Got It Together (a segment in nearly every episode)

    Minisode: Practice the Pause

    Episode 13: Stop Shoulding

    Episode 10: Making Your Dreams Real, with Kristen Ley (“You don't have to be the best to do what you love.")

    Episode 40: Good for Her, Not for Me

    Episode 3: Have I Evolved? (The “spiral curriculum”)

    Episode 11: Paid Work vs. Real Work

    Episode 46: All Vibes Welcome for the Holidays

    Episode 44: Pressing the Reset Button (Completing the stress cycle)

    Episode 50: The F**k It List


    Language warning: Even though we usually keep our language clean, we do some swearing in this one, so you may want to listen with headphones.

    Find us on the web: https://www.semitogether.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/semitogether

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/semitogether

    Subscribe to our e-newsletter for episode roundups, tips to steal + extras: https://www.subscribepage.com/semitogether

    Become a patron of the podcast and access bonuses and extras: https://www.patreon.com/semitogether

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Steven By the Bay ,

Real talk, with warmth and wit

After a day of stress, sisters Gill and Melia give me the oasis of calm I need. They talk easily, but productively, about the challenges in their everyday lives, without sugar-coating them or making them feel hopeless. I walk away from their convos feeling a little bit lighter, armed with ideas on how to set goals or how to banish that insidious S-word — “should” — from my inner voice. It’s a reliable spot to learn and relax!

browngirlsread ,

Amazing hosts, thoughtful conversations!

This podcast is everything that you need to calm your mind down when you’re anxious or worried about the tough situations in your life. The hosts will cheer you up and provide you tangible steps that you can take in your life to improve it. This is my favorite bed time podcast to listen to. Highly recommended!

wittenmitten6 ,

Thoughtful and inspiring

I love how organized the episodes are and I’m grateful for the actionable takeaways they provide. It is so affirming to hear people talk about things I have struggled with for years. Thank you for putting so much dedication into this podcast!!

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