Becoming - A Podcast for Teens
10 Minutes Together

10 Minutes Together

July 2, 2020

Summer time is typically a lot of family time...and most of us have been spending more of that family time than usual by now. We wanted to give you a simple tool to help grow your family friendships with just 10 minutes a day. With a little effort and a few guidelines to give you the best chance for success you could improve your relationship with your sibling or your parent with just 10 minutes a day. 

Sponsored by Aligned Ambition: Aligned Ambition specializes in guiding teens and young adults (or any individual) in finding their individual strengths, values and skills to find career and education alignment that will be the best fit for your unique gifts. To get started click here.

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Purpose Is a Byproduct of Knowing Truth with Lucas Skrobot

Purpose Is a Byproduct of Knowing Truth with Lucas Skrobot

June 25, 2020

Find Your Purpose...Know Your Purpose...You NEED TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE! We believe this...we know that everyone truly has a purpose. However, it seems as if very few have the talent to direct you into actually discovering and finding your purpose. It seems like a very vague unreachable, ever changing thing, but lets get down to a crucial place to start...truth. Lucas Skrobot is our guest this week, and he has an exceptional gift for explaining complicated concepts. We can't wait for you to learn from him...and understand how to find your purpose.

 

More from Lucas:

lucasskrobot.com

Podcast: The Lucas Skrobot Show

Book: Anchored: The Discipline to Stop Drifting

 

More about Better Screen Time:

If you want tools to help create a more tech-healthy family turn to Better Screen Time. They have a course specifically made to help families with teens. Untangling Teens and Tech course gives you step by step tools to involve your teen to create healthy habits in tech use.  Interacting with tech is a life skill that should be taught, not ignored or over controlled. If you want help teaching that life skill...click here. Use the code BECOMING to get 20% off this month only!

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I’m God’s Favorite with Shana Blackburn (ENCORE!)

I’m God’s Favorite with Shana Blackburn (ENCORE!)

June 18, 2020

This episode is one of Tawni's FAVORITES! It's the episode she tells any new listener to start with. We knew we had to encore the episode to share it with our new listeners!

Have you ever heard of confirmation bias? Confirmation bias is a psychology term used to help explain why we naturally favor information that confirms our preexisting beliefs or biases. We are always seeking proof that further backs up our beliefs while discounting examples that don't support our idea.  We do this without even recognizing that we are doing it!  For example: You may have heard that left-handed people are more creative than right-handed people.  Whenever you encounter a person that is both left-handed and creative you may place greater importance of this "evidence" that supports that thought you already believe. On the other hand, when you meet a creative right-handed individual you may just discount or overlook this experience entirely.  

In this episode Tawni discusses with her dear friend Shana Blackburn, many fun and interesting examples of confirmation biases and how they can really impact your life.  When you look for something you are going to find it! This can be dangerous if our biases are focused on something negative. Whatever we choose to focus on you will find evidence of.  Shana is a wonderful example of using positive biases to impact her life for good.  She explains how she can use her personal mantra of: "I'm God's favorite", so freely and undoubtedly. It was so insightful and inspiring to hear how her positive attitude has helped her overcome very difficult situations in her life. She encourages us all to look for evidence that you too are God's favorite child! When we look for him in the details of our lives we will always find him. 

"What you think you become, what you feel you attract, what you imagine your create." Budha

 Originally aired 5/30/2019

Better Screen Time:

If you want tools to help create a more tech-healthy family turn to Better Screen Time. They have a course specifically made to help families with teens. Untangling Teens and Tech course gives you step by step tools to involve your teen to create healthy habits in tech use.  Interacting with tech is a life skill that should be taught, not ignored or over controlled. If you want help teaching that life skill...click here. Use the code BECOMING to get 20% off this month only!

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Average Is Still Amazing with Lee Ann Norris

Average Is Still Amazing with Lee Ann Norris

June 11, 2020

"Striving for Mediocrity"....WHAT? This is the saying that Lee Ann Norris shared with us that sparked this episode. I mean...doesn't that sound like your not even trying to do your best or be better? That is not what she means. This episode is really all about comparison, stop comparing and just do your thing! Doing your personal best effort in anything, and still being average compared to others, is still AMAZING! What about if you are way below average, but you still tried your best and worked really hard. Yep, still AMAZING! You'll love her fun stories and examples. It's all about finding happiness, appreciation, and joy in your personal efforts...no matter what place you fall in.

 

Photography by Lee Ann: https://leeannnorris.com/

 

 

Better Screen Time: Use code BECOMING for 20% off!

If you want tools to help create a more tech-healthy family turn to Better Screen Time. They have a course specifically made to help families with teens. Untangling Teens and Tech course gives you step by step tools to involve your teen to create healthy habits in tech use.  Interacting with tech is a life skill that should be taught, not ignored or over controlled. If you want help teaching that life skill...click here. Use the code BECOMING to get 20% off this month only!

Visit our website or follow us on instagram @becoming_for_teens

Healing From an Eating Disorder with Tony Young

Healing From an Eating Disorder with Tony Young

June 4, 2020

Back in episode #63- Toxic Perfectionism, we interviewed a young woman who discussed how she struggled with a form of an eating disorder. That episode got a great response and is one of our most downloaded episodes.  We knew that we needed to continute to break stigmas and provide a place that we can discuss and dive deeper into difficult topics.  We were lucky enough to have the incredible Tony Young open up her heart and share with us the difficutlies of recovering from an eating disorder and all of the life lessons she learned along the way. We talk about how eating disorders are very rarely simply about body image and self confidence, they often stem from somewhere deeper; such as feeling a lack of control in your life.  It is important to self evaluate and to find healthy ways to deal with our feelings rather than letting our stress escalate into something harmful and addictive.  Our bodies are an incredible gift that we need to love and cherish- we only get one and it is so important to take care of it. In this episode you will learn different ways to educate yourself about prevention and will be able to learn from the many life lessons that Tony was able to pull from this experience even decades later. 

Moving As A Teen with Alexa Bevan -TALES FROM TEENS

Moving As A Teen with Alexa Bevan -TALES FROM TEENS

May 28, 2020

Your parents sit you down and say..."We are moving". As a teen...pretty sure this was a reoccurring nightmare that my friends and life as I knew it would be ripped out from under me. While many people might love the excitement of starting new...as a teen it might be one of the most challenging changes to navigate. Alexa Bevan is sharing about her moving experience during the middle of the school year. What that felt like, the blessings that she got from it, but also the hard parts. The heart of this episode is so applicable to anyone facing a new challenge or wanting to make friends. We are so grateful to teens that share their story with us!

 

 

Better Screen Time:

If you want tools to help create a more tech-healthy family turn to Better Screen Time. They have a course specifically made to help families with teens. Untangling Teens and Tech course gives you step by step tools to involve your teen to create healthy habits in tech use.  Interacting with tech is a life skill that should be taught, not ignored or over controlled. If you want help teaching that life skill...click here.

Visit our website or follow us on instagram @becoming_for_teens

 
How Becoming Began (ENCORE!)

How Becoming Began (ENCORE!)

May 21, 2020

I surprised Tawni with an impromptu interview...which she would not have chosen...she loves to prepare. I wanted her to share her story of how this podcast came to be. I think it's a beautiful story...and one that I hope gives you a little glimpse of the love she truly has for you. YES YOU. Her story is as impactful to me as any of the interviews we've done and it is inspiring to see how she's changed and taken her opportunity to BECOME. I also asked her to share a favorite moment from doing the podcast these past 9 months...we can't believe it's been that long...but here we are!

Originally Aired 7/11/2019 
 

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Be A Light in A Dark Digital World with Chelsea Brown from DigitalMomTalk

Be A Light in A Dark Digital World with Chelsea Brown from DigitalMomTalk

May 14, 2020

Social media is full of complex relationships, connections, and influences. You may not realize the importance of having some guidance to keep in mind as you post, comment, and engage online. The digital legacy that you choose to leave is one that matters more now than ever. Chelsea Brown with Digital Mom Talk is helping to teach us how we can choose to be a light in a dark digital world. She coaches us on some simple things to keep in mind as you approach your normal digital social interactions, challenges that may appear, and mistakes that we all are going to make (that's just life we are human). We can be an impact for good, even if that impact is just made on ourselves.

 

More from Chelsea Brown (sign up for emails to protect yourself digitally): DigitalMomTalk.com

Instagram: @digitalmomtalk

 

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3 Ways to Be Safe on Social Media with Chelsea Brown from DigitalMomTalk

3 Ways to Be Safe on Social Media with Chelsea Brown from DigitalMomTalk

May 7, 2020

Chelsea Brown is schooling us on how to be safe on social media. Here are some tips she gave that you might not realizing could be compromising to your personal information and to your safety! You might think that your information is protected and secure, but the truth is we often miss the little details that go a long way to protecting us. You might be thinking that this really can't be that big of a deal, and you've never been hacked before, but when you understand how your information may be used...you'll want to tighten up your security! Our privacy settings are just the start of how we can be safe...so take a listen and make sure that you know the dangers, and are protected.

 

More from Chelsea Brown (sign up for emails to protect yourself digitally): DigitalMomTalk.com

Instagram: @digitalmomtalk

 

Better Screen Time:

If you want tools to help create a more tech-healthy family turn to Better Screen Time. They have tons of free resources and tools to help you navigate the digital world, and prepare your teens to have healthy habits with their devices. For our favorite new resource with 100 SCREEN FREE ACTIVITIES just click here, it has ideas for children and teens so you'll never run out of ideas!

 

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What You Should Know About Pornography…Formally Known as the Subject That Shall Not Be Named with Tony Overbay from The Virtual Couch Podcast

What You Should Know About Pornography…Formally Known as the Subject That Shall Not Be Named with Tony Overbay from The Virtual Couch Podcast

April 30, 2020

We have an extremely important topic today being covered by one of our favorite guests...Tony Overbay! Tony Overbay has dedicated so much of his career in researching and helping individuals recover from pornography use. The subject of pornography used to be a subject that so many avoided, but like so many things that are the most important but a little intimidating to discuss, pornography is not a topic that should be avoided. So lets be brave and talk about it! The more we know and understand the risks, resolutions, and tools for this problem that is not going away, the more we can do about it. Join us as we learn all about Tony's shame free, hope filled approach to a more fulfilling and positive life! This is for EVERYONE!

 

More from Tony:

Instagram: @virtualcouch

tonyoverbay.com

Listen to The Virtual Couch Podcast

More about Pornography Help and Education:

Path Back Recovery Program

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