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Welcome to Becoming! A place for teen, young adults, and individuals - where together we are becoming more than we are, and who we were always meant to be. Through each episode, hosted by Tawni Beardall and Erica Peterson, we will feature different topics to enhance your growth, help you see the world differently. We want to help you discover who you are, who you want to be, and who God is encouraging you to continue to become.
 
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Confidence is a skill. Our human nature makes it so easy for us to let life experiences chip away at any confidence we've built. We often focus on the negative and put ourselves down to a level we would never let our friends sink to. Ceri Payne is speaking with us today about some really practical ways that we can practice confidence. If you are af…
 
When faced with unexpected adversity it can be so difficult to climb through each day that faces you. You have normal daily tasks that are never ending, while at the same time you may feel completely overwhelmed with your new challenges and it can feel completely impossible to get through. We can develop our emotional resilience before adversity st…
 
Tawni is sharing a story about how a quiet plane ride lullaby, has stuck with her for years. A nearby passenger heard her singing the children's song "I Am a Child of God", and was so touched and had never heard it before. Knowing this truth....that you are God's child, and that he loves you can change everything. Really knowing it. Your knowledge …
 
THE MOON IS ROUND... This phrase has become a life moto for Tawni. In this episode she will explain what this means and why it's become so important to her. We’ve all seen the moon in its full and beautiful glory, but there are times when the shadows of life only allow you to see a sliver of the moon. In those desperate and hard times you may wonde…
 
Tawni is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. This journey to learning the power of strengths has taken over 2 years now...but now with some incredible new insights from her certification she is sharing the power of how learning your strengths! One of the greatest gifts of knowing your strengths is the ability to free you from comparing! Comparison …
 
ENCORE EPISODE originally aired April 2020 The loss of a parent is an experience that most of us cannot imagine. We were so blessed when an incredible teen named Sam Johnson reached out to share his story of growing up with a mother who was diagnosed with M.S. before he was born, was physically impaired for most of his life, and passed away this la…
 
ENCORE EPISODE: Originally Aired March 2019 Heartbreak from loss, or whatever hard circumstance you are dealing with, can cause your world to crumble all around you. Tawni interviewed the incredible Natalie Norton who has a complete understanding of what this looks and feels like. This amazing interview was so touching and enlightening that we had …
 
The 7th and Final Step of the Surrender Series. You may think that after this entire series we would not need to cover surrender, but each time I get to the next step I realize how much more I need to dig in to this, and continue to work on this skill. Remember what surrender looks like: HUMBLE · PATIENT · SUBMISSIVE · PEACEFUL · FAITH-FILLED ·Full…
 
We've worked so hard to let go and surrender that this step might seem so far from what we've talked about. Believe...to hope for more. If we finally recognize that after all, God's plan for us will happen, it can feel hard to hope and plan for anything in our future. In this episode we will talk about continuing to create and believe in a desired …
 
Accept what is and trust God’s divine purposes and timing in all things. It's so difficult to not wrestle God for what we think is our plan, but when we accept that maybe God has greater growth, greater plans, and greater perspective we can grow our ability to surrender. We may have faith that God is the most trustworthy being, but do we really pra…
 
Step 4 of Spiritual Surrender Some grief is heavier than other grief. Sometimes it moves through you and sometimes it just gets stuck and you carry it. We shouldn’t dismiss our grief and try to push it down. It’s ok to feel grief, fear, and anger. We need to address those feelings that may be within us. Grief is not something to avoid or run away f…
 
Step 3 of Spiritual Surrender: Let Go Our brains always want the path of least resistance- and my brain does not like letting go. I don’t think I’m alone in this either- there are many famous songs, movies, and novels all about the process of letting go. But I’m telling you, one of the most peaceful feelings you can have is when you find the courag…
 
How do you make friends with your worst case scenario? That sounds hard...but last episode we we talked about discovering what we do and do NOT have control over. If our worst case scenario is something we cannot control...then we can practice surrendering by making friends with that outcome. Tawni is walking you through some stories and examples t…
 
Step 1 of our Spiritual Surrender Series. Today we are talking about identifying what things you have control over and what you have the power to affect. Identifying your control and power allows you to begin to surrender. Your recognition of these boundaries is going to help you start to see your unique struggles in a new light! Reference: 7 STEPS…
 
After announcing my divorce last summer to my close friends, a friend shared an article with me that I felt compelled to dive into and share with you. The tendency for us to resist control and just surrender to what God may have in store to us is completely natural. However, we can grow our ability to spiritually surrender, and we'll be taking it b…
 
After our awesome episode last, I had more I had to share about anxiety. I definitely wanted to soak up as much as possible from our guest, but I had a little more that I wanted to share with you! Doing a little story time, and just sharing some personal thoughts and experience that I had to make a follow up episode! Learn more about GABB Wireless.…
 
We all are facing some level of anxiety, and recent world events have allowed all of us to have an even closer look at how anxiety affects us personally. Recognizing, coping with, and resolving anxiety are skills the can be developed and can be an incredible tool for us. Dr. David T Morgan PhD is sharing strategies to help us not have anxiety about…
 
Let's get going with the first episode of Season 2! We are back and here to chat about what we've been up to during the break, and what is to come this season! If you want to learn more about learning and using your strengths click on the links below. Strengths Coaching with Tawni Career Clarity Course with Aligned Ambition Passion Project Course w…
 
CLICK TO TAKE THE LISTENER SURVEY With election day coming soon...we knew we needed to bring this message to you in the middle of our break between season 1 and season 2! Our guest: Erin Geiger Smith is a journalist and a writer of 2 amazing books called Thank You for Voting, both for adults, and a young readers addition. As we understand the right…
 
We need your help! Yes we are still on a break between season 1 and season 2...but we wanted to pop in and ask for your help! Will you please take a quick survey to help us know more about you as a listener. We are not asking our social media community...we are asking you...the listener to please tell us who you are...what you like...and what we ca…
 
This episode is incredibly close to our hearts. Tawni felt so strongly that she needed to study the topic of the God of the Impossible, and as she wrote this episode she knew it was for someone specific. A few weeks later, after some devastating news she realized the episode was for her. God is a God of miracles, he can do the impossible. When we t…
 
Next week we will be airing our 100th episode! Which by the way you will NOT want to miss, but we wanted to share a few things in this episode before you listen in next week. Over the last few months...a lot has been happening behind the scenes. With all that has happened and changed, we felt it fitting to let you know about Season 2 of Becoming! T…
 
The career field is changing. It's changed in the last 10, 20, 30 years dramatically. We WANT to help prepare you to join the workforce as an adult with a plan and purpose. We want to encourage a confidence within you, that you are not only taking the right steps that will help get you jobs in the field you desire...but that you actually have the r…
 
As a teen Tawni was terrified of speaking in front of others. No way! Would you believe it after hearing what an incredibly gifted speaker she is today? Being afraid of speaking...does not mean you should run away from sharing with others what is in your heart. Our guest today is an incredible motivational speaker, and has over 20 years of experien…
 
Our guest today is going to share his personal underdog story...and help you to create your own! Everyone loves a good underdog story, but nobody wants to be the underdog before they rise to victory. Shelomo Solson was bullied for years and didn't change his story until years went by. After building his confidence, and pushing himself through new u…
 
This episode is our first Tales From Teens ENCORE episode. This episode is so vulnerable and hit to the core for both of us. Logan McNatt is sharing the lessons he learned from the hardest feelings and experiences he had while growing up. He shares with us 4 stories that demonstrated the long time struggles of isolation, loneliness and bullying. He…
 
We have never specifically addressed how to combat self shame. Tessa Emily Hall is our guest and she is sharing her message and her story of overcoming self shame. Self shame is not a problem unique to teenagers, but it is during these years of building your foundation of who you are that you can really learn to change your thoughts and protect you…
 
When we think about having a conversation...that might mean a lot of things to you. A conversation is simply talking and sharing ideas with others. Being able to have meaningful conversations about important topics is an incredibly useful skill, and is so healthy to learn at a young age. Brooke Romney is our guest today, and she features a weekly p…
 
We have never specifically covered the topic of the atonement on this podcast. Our guest Kristen Walker Smith has an incredible lesson that shares why the atonement is so perfectly FOR teens. She talks about 5 specific ways that teens face such a difficult time in their lives, and may be at risk for distancing themselves from God. When we really un…
 
This month's SUMMER OF ENCORES episode is one of our top downloaded episodes ever. It's a listener favorite, and one of our favorites. Tony Overbay has always wanted to do a podcast episode just for teens...to give them a look inside the minds of their parents. Today he is doing just that for you! So often you may feel like your parents just don't …
 
It's story time with Tawni and Erica. Tawni is going to tell you a little story about a fisherman that will help you take a moment to look around at the blessings that are right in front of you. We can all use a reminder to stop and re-evaluate at we stretch and reach for new, more, and better. We hope you enjoy this short story that has some meani…
 
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 …
 
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 st…
 
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 o…
 
"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 any…
 
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…
 
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 m…
 
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 w…
 
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 choo…
 
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 mig…
 
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 l…
 
The loss of a parent is an experience that most of us cannot imagine. We were so blessed when an incredible teen named Sam Johnson reached out to share his story of growing up with a mother who was diagnosed with M.S. before he was born, was physically impaired for most of his life, and passed away this last year. We were blown away with the positi…
 
We have always wanted to have a life coach and teen on an episode together. We have several wonderful guests who are certified life coaches and love their way of helping us process our thoughts and feelings. With the quarantine in full swing for nearly everyone around the world...we are so excited to bring you a special Tales from Teen - Quaran-TEE…
 
A few months ago Tawni felt a strong need to study and learn about meditation. She had no idea where this came from but it eventually led her to a Christian Meditation created by Brooke Snow. Tawni and Erica have been taking this course together and have learned that it has been such a powerful tool to connect with yourself, God, and to allow praye…
 
We may have saved the best category for last. Your spiritual growth is so incredibly important. As you learn to connect with yourself, and to God, not only will you be blessed but you will in turn be able to bless others. Finding ways to be still, and have quiet moments has become more and more difficult these days...but if you make space for these…
 
When we decided to cover the 4 topics of personal growth, we knew exactly who we needed to interview for the Physical category. Following and learning from Ashley Reeves of @ashleyrosereeves on Instagram over the years has had a profound influence on helping us have more body positivity and self love so we couldn't wait to hear her advice to teens …
 
Today we are focusing on the Physical aspect of our serious of 4 Areas to Improve Your Personal Growth. As we researched and discussed the physical category we were struck by how incredibly important it really is. In fact, when we neglect our bodies all the 3 other areas (spiritual, social, intellectual) do not work as well. In this episode we will…
 
Leaving the nest is an emotional rollercoaster and can cause emotions that range from massive excitement to crippling anxiety and depression. On one hand, there’ll be no one around to say what should be done, but on the other hand, having to face challenges without help from a parent. Learning to deal with emotions can help prevent a crisis in the …
 
We were surprised to find how passionate we were about the intellectual category of the 4 Areas to Improve Your Personal Growth Series. The word intellectual can be summed up by how we learn, find truth, and expand ourselves; which is basically what 'Becoming' is all about! We discuss the spritual reasons behind why focusing on growing intellectual…
 
As we continue the series, we are following up our intro to the Social Goals with Cami Moss from Real Connections Podcast. Although we have several episodes that really tie in to this topic, we asked our amazingly talented friend to come and share all about making real connections quickly. This skill is something that will serve you for your entire…
 
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