98 episodes

Semi-Together is a podcast by sisters Gillian Burgess and Melia Dicker about having some of your life together all of the time. It’s about working on where you want to get it together, while giving yourself credit for where you’ve got it together. As we learn to live with more calm, joy, and authenticity, we share takeaways from our research and experience that you can use, too.

Topics: Perfectionism, self-compassion, personal development, anxiety, stress, coping skills, psychology, goals, authenticity, vulnerability, ADHD, optimism, happiness, humor, joy, evolving, self-care, gratitude

Semi-Together Gillian Burgess and Melia Dicker

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Semi-Together is a podcast by sisters Gillian Burgess and Melia Dicker about having some of your life together all of the time. It’s about working on where you want to get it together, while giving yourself credit for where you’ve got it together. As we learn to live with more calm, joy, and authenticity, we share takeaways from our research and experience that you can use, too.

Topics: Perfectionism, self-compassion, personal development, anxiety, stress, coping skills, psychology, goals, authenticity, vulnerability, ADHD, optimism, happiness, humor, joy, evolving, self-care, gratitude

    Ep. 86: What Makes You Feel Alive?

    Ep. 86: What Makes You Feel Alive?

    We discuss the question: What makes you feel alive? It’s been on our minds during this mid-winter period, when we often get the blahs or the blues. We talk about what energizes, fuels us, or puts us in a flow state – and how we make time for it. We also share four strategies you can use to figure out what makes you feel most alive. 

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

    Instagram: ⁠www.instagram.com/semitogether⁠

    Facebook: ⁠https://facebook.com/semitogether⁠

    Book a Discovery Call with Melia, who coaches adults with ADHD via Zoom: ⁠www.risingspiralcoaching.com ⁠



    Links:

    Ep. 30: Balancing Novelty & Familiarity

    Ep. 52: How Nostalgia Helps Us Cope with Stress

    Ep. 80: Finding Everyday AweWhat Maslow Overlooked: The Need to Feel Alive (ADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer's World)


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    • 33 min
    Ep. 85: How Do We Navigate Difficult Anniversaries? with Tara Blumenthal

    Ep. 85: How Do We Navigate Difficult Anniversaries? with Tara Blumenthal

    In this episode, we discuss how to acknowledge (vs "celebrate") emotionally complex anniversaries of life-altering challenges, like serious illness or loss. How do we process these events? What kinds of rituals help us through the peaks and valleys that accompany them?

    We talk with Tara Blumenthal, owner of Tara Yoga Movement and Wellness Clinic, about her experiences moving through difficult anniversaries. We’ll also share some insights from our Semi-Together patrons and other loved ones who’ve been through their own challenging anniversaries.

    *Note that this episode contains mature language and deals with complex topics like major illness and death, with a brief mention of self-harm.

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    Links:

    Tara Blumenthal:

    Instagram: @notyouraverageyogateacher / @mellowkissroyals

    Tara Yoga & Wellness Clinic in Flowood, MS:

    @tarayogaclinic

    www.tarayogamovementandwellnessclinic.com

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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/semitogether

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/semitogether

    Book a Discovery Call with Melia, who coaches adults with ADHD via Zoom: www.risingspiralcoaching.com 


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 84: Celebrating Wins and Setting Intentions for the New Year

    Ep. 84: Celebrating Wins and Setting Intentions for the New Year

    Happy New Year! To celebrate last year's wins and set intentions for this year, we each share three "Got It Together"s from 2023 and three "Get It Together"s for 2024. That is, three areas where we've made meaningful strides, and three areas where we would most like to progress.

    Get It Together, Got It Together, is a segment we do in most episodes, where we share something that we’d like to work on and something that’s going well for us right now. We’ve found this framing helpful to remind us that at any given moment, there are things that are working for us as well as things that aren’t. It helps us find the wins -- especially on the days where it feels like everything is falling apart -- and helps us notice that all of it is constantly shifting.

    We'd love to hear your 2023 "Got It Together"s and 2024 "Get It Together"s. You can them with us at podcast@semitogether.com.

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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/semitogether

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/semitogether

    Book a Discovery Call with Melia, who coaches adults with ADHD via Zoom: www.risingspiralcoaching.com 



    Links:

    2023's new year's episode: Ep. 74: So This Is The New YearFor 2024, how about living a truly quiet life? (Susan Cain’s Substack: The Quiet Life 


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    • 42 min
    Ep. 83: Handling the Holidays with Limited Capacity

    Ep. 83: Handling the Holidays with Limited Capacity

    The holiday season is beginning ... and it's a lot! We talk about how we’re approaching the season when our bandwidth is limited and our plates are full: gauging capacity, setting intentions, and communicating boundaries.


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    • 35 min
    Ep. 82: Right-Sizing Our Thrills and Chills

    Ep. 82: Right-Sizing Our Thrills and Chills

    It’s spooky season, and we’re talking about how to find our just-right amount of thrills and chills -- what feels fun or engaging for each of us (eustress), and what’s too much (distress). The amount of challenge that we desire in each arena of life can differ quite a bit, depending on our individual nervous system and season of life. What’s brave for one of us can be too extreme for another, and only we can know for ourselves.

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

    Instagram: ⁠www.instagram.com/semitogether⁠

    Facebook: ⁠https://facebook.com/semitogether⁠

    Book a Discovery Call with Melia, who coaches adults with ADHD via Zoom: ⁠www.risingspiralcoaching.com ⁠

    Links:


    ⁠What to Know About Eustress⁠ (VerywellMind)
    ⁠Paul Rudd throws a clean-up tantrum⁠ in Wet Hot American Summer
    The ⁠window of tolerance⁠, a concept developed by Dr. Dan Siegel, MD


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    • 41 min
    Ep. 81: What Makes a Good Life?

    Ep. 81: What Makes a Good Life?

    Most of us aspire to live a good life. We may assume we know what that looks like, without asking what a good life looks like for us -- which may diverge quite a bit from cultural ideals. In this episode, we share research findings on the essential elements of general well-being and discuss how our own ideas of a good life have changed over time.



    Links:


    ⁠The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness⁠, by Marc Schulz, MD, and Robert Waldinger, MD


    ⁠TED talk⁠ / ⁠transcript⁠ by Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development 


    The Blue Zones - the ⁠Power 9⁠ practices for longevity


    Dr. Dean Ornish - research-based ⁠lifestyle medicine⁠



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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/semitogether

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/semitogether

    Book a Discovery Call with Melia, who coaches adults with ADHD via Zoom: www.risingspiralcoaching.com 


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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Sweetsender ,

Such a lovely gift

I love listening to you two bask in your adoration for each other and your families, while acknowledging and working through all the hard stuff life throws at us. Thank you for all the hard work y’all do, as well as they way you share your humor and lightness. Such a gift to the world.

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!

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