Ep. 86: What Makes You Feel Alive?
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by Gillian Burgess and Melia Dicker
2M ago
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.  -- 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 ..read more
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Ep. 85: How Do We Navigate Difficult Anniversaries? with Tara Blumenthal
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by Gillian Burgess and Melia Dicker
3M ago
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 ..read more
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Ep. 85: Navigating Difficult Anniversaries, with Tara Blumenthal
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by Gillian Burgess and Melia Dicker
3M ago
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 ..read more
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Ep. 83: Handling the Holidays with Limited Capacity
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by Gillian Burgess & Melia Dicker
6M ago
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/semi-together/message ..read more
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Ep. 82: Right-Sizing Our Thrills and Chills
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by Gillian Burgess & Melia Dicker
8M ago
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. ---- Find us on the web for show notes and extras: ⁠www.semitogether.com⁠ Instagram: ⁠www.instagram.com/semitogether⁠ Facebook: ⁠https://facebook.com/semitogether⁠ Book ..read more
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Ep. 81: What Makes a Good Life?
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by Gillian Burgess & Melia Dicker
9M ago
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 Blu ..read more
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Ep. 80: Finding Everyday Awe
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by Gillian Burgess & Melia Dicker
10M ago
There's a simple action you can take to lower anxiety and stress, calm your nervous system, and increase your feeling of connection with others and the world around you. It's free, straightforward, and takes only a couple of minutes to feel the benefits. That practice is finding everyday awe. In this episode, we share the eight wonders of life from the research of Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology, founding director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and author of the new book, Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life. We discuss how th ..read more
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Ep. 79: Giving Yourself Real Rest
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by Gillian Burgess & Melia Dicker
1y ago
What feels restful to you? Some of us are so accustomed to doing and striving that we’re not quite sure anymore. Still, our minds and bodies need real rest to function, especially when we’re under stress. Coming off a restful week together in Spain, we discuss how to identify what renews your energy and carve out time for it.  ----- 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  ..read more
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Ep. 78: Spring Cleaning for Our Spaces and Minds
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by Gillian Burgess & Melia Dicker
1y ago
Spring cleaning has a number of mental health benefits. It gives you a sense of control over your environment that can help you manage stress and anxiety in your daily life. And making your space more open and tidy is both calming and energizing.  We share 5 guiding questions, with examples from our lives, to help you figure out: which types of spring cleaning will free up the most bandwidth for you what the good / better / best version of "done" looks like, and small steps you can take to get to “good.” Find us on the web for show notes and extras: www.semitogether.com Instagram: @semi ..read more
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Ep. 78: Spring Cleaning for Your Mental and Physical Spaces
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by Gillian Burgess & Melia Dicker
1y ago
Spring cleaning has a number of mental health benefits. It gives you a sense of control over your environment that can help you manage stress and anxiety in your daily life. And making your space more open and tidy is both calming and energizing.  We share 5 guiding questions, with examples from our lives, to help you figure out: which types of spring cleaning will free up the most bandwidth for you what the good / better / best version of "done" looks like, and small steps you can take to get to “good.” Find us on the web for show notes and extras: www.semitogether.com Instagram: @semi ..read more
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