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Still Becoming is a podcast about how it's never too late to become more free, more yourself, or try something new. We are all in the process of becoming more or less of something, of growing into ourselves. Informed by her own journey of struggling through anxiety to now working with others as a psychotherapist, Monica DiCristina interviews people about their stories of overcoming and becoming, or starting something new, as well as experts we can all learn from. We are not designed to stay the same, we are all still becoming.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

Still Becoming is a podcast about how it's never too late to become more free, more yourself, or try something new. We are all in the process of becoming more or less of something, of growing into ourselves. Informed by her own journey of struggling through anxiety to now working with others as a psychotherapist, Monica DiCristina interviews people about their stories of overcoming and becoming, or starting something new, as well as experts we can all learn from. We are not designed to stay the same, we are all still becoming.

    Episode 105: Conversation with Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius Collective: Small Changes, Self Compassion, and Finding What Matters

    Episode 105: Conversation with Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius Collective: Small Changes, Self Compassion, and Finding What Matters

    I am so excited to have Kendra Adachi of the Lazy Genius Collective on the Still Becoming Podcast. This conversation is so rich. We talk about everything from cook books to therapy, and all the things in between. It is my favorite kind of conversation - one that moves from humor, to depth, to everyday life,
    In this conversation we talk about the power of starting from a place of self compassion and self acceptance to make any changes in our lives. We also talk about the importance of defining what matters most to each of us as we make those changes. All of Kendra's work, including her incredible new book The Lazy Genius Kitchen, encourages us to prioritize what is uniquely important to each of us. That is one of my favorite things about Kendra's work - she encourages us as individuals to define what matters to us most.
    I can't wait for you to hear this conversation. Make sure to listen until the end when Kendra answers the question I ask at the end of every interview - "what is a person, thing, or event that helped you become who you are today?"
    Kendra Adachi is a two-time New York Times  bestselling author of The Lazy Genius Way and The Lazy Genius Kitchen. Her podcast, The Lazy Genius Podcast, has over 15 million downloads and covers everything from cooking chicken to making friends. As a systems expert and professional permission-giver, Kendra helps others stop doing it all for the sake of doing what matters. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and three kids.
    To learn more about Kendra Adachi, the Lazy Genius Collective, and her new book The Lazy Genius Kitchen, visit her website: The Lazy Genius Collective.

    For more Still Becoming find Monica at monicadicristina.com, and on Instagram: @monicadicristina.
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    • 40 min
    Episode 104: Guided Meditation: A Short Mental Health Moment

    Episode 104: Guided Meditation: A Short Mental Health Moment

    This guided mediation is a little different - but it is still a chance for each of us to practice a mindful moment away from the noise of the world to reset and ground ourselves.
    This week we have a brief, light, airy mental health moment for our meditation. We will practice some really solid mental health coping skills - grounding in the present by paying attention to our surroundings to get back into our bodies, honoring what we are doing right, self forgiveness, and validating ourselves. It's just a break from your day and hopefully something you can return to again. This one is really good for a walk or a drive if applicable.
    I hope you walk away feeling grounded, and remembering to say to yourself "I see you and I'm proud of you."

    For more Still Becoming find Monica at monicadicristina.com, and on Instagram: @monicadicristina.
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    • 14 min
    Episode 103 - Mental Health Check-In: 10ish Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Was a Therapist (that might help you too)

    Episode 103 - Mental Health Check-In: 10ish Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Was a Therapist (that might help you too)

    Each month, Still Becoming brings you a Mental Health Check-In episode. These episodes are focused on mental health, emotional health, or personal growth, and involve a short teaching and a few take aways in around 15 to 20 minutes. The idea is to take a therapeutic topic or technique and expand it to help us in our everyday lives.⁣⁣
    This episode we are talking 10ish things that I have learned as a therapist that I wish I'd known - and the hope is that they are helpful for you too. This is real kitchen table talk about the truths I have found over and over again from being a practicing therapist for quite a few years, It is like a cliff notes version of ideas I run into, or now return to, over and over again. I'd love to hear which ones resonated with you!
    For more Still Becoming find Monica at monicadicristina.com, and on Instagram: @monicadicristina.
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    • 30 min
    Episode 102 - Therapeutic Moment: Everyday Ordinary Brave

    Episode 102 - Therapeutic Moment: Everyday Ordinary Brave

    We're continuing with our new genre of Still Becoming episodes. Therapeutic Moments are a combination of some of the teaching of the Mental Health Check Ins, the calming of the Meditative Stories and the Guided Mediations.
    In this short calming episode put to music we are talking about all the ordinary everyday brave moments where we choose discomfort and do what we need to do. There are so many! So often people, and self help culture, are always "bettering and bettering" to an exhausting point. In this episode we focus on defining the everyday brave moments, discomfort masquerading as fear, and a gentle forward motion of celebrating where we are and what we are doing while making room to continue that. Our lives are not made of highlight reels and large moments, they are made of everyday ordinary choices, and those are our focus this week.

    For more Still Becoming find Monica at monicadicristina.com, and on Instagram: @monicadicristina.
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    • 16 min
    Episode 101 - Mental Health Check-In: Interpretation is Everything

    Episode 101 - Mental Health Check-In: Interpretation is Everything

    Each month, Still Becoming brings you a Mental Health Check-In episode. These episodes are focused on mental health, emotional health, or personal growth, and involve a short teaching and a few take aways in around 15 to 20 minutes. The idea is to take a therapeutic topic or technique and expand it to help us in our everyday lives.⁣⁣
    This episode we are talking about the idea of Interpretation is Everything. This is taking the idea of how much an interpretation impacts not only our experience and healing from any kind of traumatic event - but also small everyday moments. Our interpretation of ourselves and our experiences, and our journey towards healing will all be impacted by this lens. We will discuss this in big ways and small everyday moments - a lot of therapeutic knowledge can be distilled down to accessible everyday wisdom. .
    For more Still Becoming find Monica at monicadicristina.com, and on Instagram: @monicadicristina.
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    • 27 min
    Episode 100 - Mental Health Check-In: Telling Yourself the Truth (a gentle approach)

    Episode 100 - Mental Health Check-In: Telling Yourself the Truth (a gentle approach)

    Each month, Still Becoming brings you a Mental Health Check-In episode. These episodes are focused on mental health, emotional health, or personal growth, and involve a short teaching and a few take aways in around 15 to 20 minutes. The idea is to take a therapeutic topic or technique and expand it to help us in our everyday lives.⁣⁣
    This month we are talking telling yourself the truth - in a very gentle way. Sometimes learning to practice this in really small ways, without any pressure to act, can help us in seasons of confusion, or feeling overwhelmed, or feeling disconnected from ourselves.
    For more Still Becoming find Monica at monicadicristina.com, and on Instagram: @monicadicristina.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

bbosco70 ,

So beneficial!

I recently discovered the Still Becoming podcast. I sank into it immediately. Monica’s voice is very soothing as she teaching different self-help strategies. I highly recommend this podcast if you’re struggling with some issues or if you’re into self-awareness & soothing sounds. Thank you

Surviving Depression ,

Monica is the truth

I have never met Monica in person but she seems like a lifelong friend. Monica has this most approachable and soothing grace about her that is unmatched. Her podcast is so encouraging and will help many people!

PatriciaT18 ,

A Wealth of Wisdom and Steward to our Souls

I’m so grateful that this podcast exists, because all who listen will benefit from Monica‘s professional, personable, and grounding approach. Whether holding space for a guest or sharing a mental health tip, Monica has the ability to make you feel like you are the only one in the room, and as you are processing, she is genuinely here to help you.

I’m so glad I can listen to such sound words of wisdom that are filled with a grace that can’t quite be measured. Each episode gently guides me into a place of wanting to examine myself so I can be a better, more healthy and whole human, even as I am still becoming.

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