The Dr. Lynne Santiago Show

The Dr. Lynne Santiago Show

Hi. I am Dr Lynne Santiago. Ever since I was a young child, I have been on an unquenchable quest for knowledge about Psychology, personality, concepts of “Self”, personal growth, and what it means to live life authentically. I want to know what others think about the question “Are we always Becoming”? My guests include psychologists, mental health counselors, life coaches, spiritual counselors, consultants’, authors and others, who, like me, have been on a Quest for knowledge, and now dedicate their lives to helping others in the process of Becoming. You will also be inspired by the personal Becoming stories told by guests who share the risks and the challenges, the successes and the letdowns, the joys and the heartaches they each experienced while on their own Becoming journey.

Episodes

April 23, 2021 44 min
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor, and Gallup Certified Strength Finder Coach, Jamie Molnar, shares how she uses Yoga Psychology to help her clients achieve emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Jamie introduces me to Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey and shows how Campbell’s model aligns with the concepts of “Becoming”. Jamie is inspiring as she speaks about listening to your calling and living your life authen...
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In this Quest episode, I talked with Licensed Mental Health Counselor and author Dr Sh’nai Simmons.

Dr. Sh’nai shares parts of her own Becoming Story,--chapters that include her early childhood educational experiences, her sudden move to Florida, taking a leap of Faith, despite much sacrifice and fear, surviving Breast Cancer, and the inspirations that led her to create her private practice Community Victory Family Services, Inc. ...
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In this quest episode, I talked with Retired Army veteran John Morgan, who made the incredible journey from being a Soldier for 23 years, then a college student finishing his graduate degree in Social Work to, currently, preparing for his Social Worker licensure. He shares with us many chapters of his Becoming Story. John has a passion for helping his fellow brothers and sisters-in-arms find hope as they struggle with the transit...
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Anthropologist of dance and theater, and Classical Sacred dance instructor, Simona Dharma Devi, shares about her life experiences as a dance performer, actress, and Kundalini yoga instructor. She tells us that through these approaches she eventually created Kundalini Rhythms Dance—a mystical, sacred form of dance that is meant to be healing and transformative. Dharma believes dance is the ultimate healing form, and that dance giv...
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Welcome to 2021. This is the first episode of the New Year. I had to cancel the interviews I had lined up for January because, literally, my becoming story was changing as the first sun of the New Year was rising. My husband became seriously ill, and is still in a life threatening condition. One of the most common themes of this podcast, and what all the guests share, is that adversity, hardship, or trauma marked the end of on...
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Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Issi Gispan, starts off the interview by saying “I’m on top of the world and still climbing!”. He shared that he started his quest for knowledge and training back in 1991, following a difficult divorce. Issi talks about the amazing power our own words have on our mind and body. He talks about how we tell ourselves stories about events in our past, and how NLP helps to ch...
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Clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapist, Monica Obando, teaches us about what hypnotherapy is and how it helps to identify and change the self-limiting beliefs we formed during childhood. Monica shares parts of her own Becoming Story, moving to the USA from Colombia in her 20’s, and how she went from being an Industrial Designer, to becoming a yoga teacher, and then a Hypnotherapist. She shares stories of her work with clients ...
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Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Assistant Director of Student Support Services at University of South Florida, Joseph Contes, shares with us parts of his Becoming Story and quest for knowledge. His Becoming journey has been shaped by his ethnicity, sexual orientation, and being the son of a Military service member. When describing the impact of having to move several times as a child, Joseph said “I’m like a potted plant. L...
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker and author of the Now Cow children’s book series, Kelly Caleb, tells of a life altering event she experienced. She was hit by a drunk motorcyclist, causing her car to flip over multiple times, before plunging her down a 30 foot ravine. She miraculously survived. The driver who caused the accident did not. We never know what the next chapters of our Becoming Story will hold. For Kelly, this horrifyi...
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This is the first of a series of episodes where I share some of the chapters in my own Becoming Story. We move through our life journey in phases or stages. They are the points on our lifeline that mark a transition in to and out of the chapters of our lives. Just like reading a book, we don’t know what is in the next chapter. We don’t know all the characters that may enter or which ones will leave. We don’t know all the event...
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We cannot ignore the fact that developmental stages of life that include physiological changes in our bodies influence our “Becoming”. Retired psychotherapist, Christina Bellamy, talks about the transition that occurs through a woman’s life as she moves through the stages of perimenopause to post-menopause. This is an important part of the Becoming process, as cultural and societal norms can shape how a woman may view herself, im...
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Federal Aviation Commercial Drone Pilot, Lizette Matos-Rosalez’, talks about “reinventing” herself many times through out her life. Lizette’s Becoming Story is one of resiliency, getting knocked down, but getting back up each time. Lizette realized her dream of becoming a professional dancer in her 20’s. Then built a career and business in the mortgage industry – until, in 2008, she lost everything over night when the housing ma...
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Licensed Clinical Social worker, Karen Perez, tells us about how her education and career journey started after leaving a violent marriage. She shares her Becoming Story, telling us what it was like being raised by a mom diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia, and her harrowing experiences as a survivor of intimate partner violence--violence that started with verbal and emotional abuse before getting married, and escalating to phy...
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Pharmacist, turned Intuitive Mindset Coach, KaKi Lee shares her Quest journey that started with pursuing a career, and living a life that others expected her to live— a path created by family, and cultural and societal norms. Postpartum depression was one of several life-altering experience that led to her realization that she was not happy and wanted to do something different in her life. KaKi shares her experiences in therapy, ...
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Dr Karidad Ramis-Hartman lost her vision at 38 years old, while working on her Doctorate dissertation but she did not give up. This is an incredible episode that is sure to inspire you. Karidad shares with us her Quest for knowledg, and how she had pushed through many challenges along the way. She has over 20 years in the counseling field, helping chronic mentally ill veterans, as well as teens and families. She educates us on h...
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From a profitable career in advertising, to 20 years as a public school teacher, Danielle’s career path evolved into becoming a yoga instructor and owner of Jai Dee Yoga & Wellness studio.
Danielle says “we are always becoming the next version of ourselves”, and that Becoming is both painful and rewarding. Danielle has experienced challenges to include being diagnosed at 47 years old with the life threatening disease myelopro...
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Is it possible to be ‘always becoming’ even in prison? Of course, it is! Christina Bellamy, a retired Licensed Mental Health Counselor, talks to us about her work in Colemen Prison—the largest Federal penitentiary in the country. Since 2001, she has been a volunteer facilitator of the Alternative to Violence Project (AVP), providing hundreds of workshops, and teaching incarcerated prisoners how to be co-facilitators of the prog...
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Pediatric and Prenatal Chiropractor, Dr. Sara Bober, shares her personal lived experiences that includes overcoming family trauma and her own self-limiting beliefs. As she speaks it becomes clear that she is also very proud of her parents ‘Becoming’ process. She tells how it was always assumed by her family and herself, that she would become a pediatrician, and even majored in pre-med in college. But after being introduced to ch...
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Owner of Transformational Consulting and author, Gary Teeney, shares with us his career journey, as he evolved from working in advertising and becoming the owner of two radio stations before 30 years old, to 30 years of experience as a business consultant assisting well known clients, such as Disney and Coca-Cola. Gary says he helps clients “gain access to their power”, “illuminate the path toward their goals”, and supports them ...
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Entrepreneur, and host of the Soul Collective podcast, Emily Harris, shares her personal Becoming Story and transformation from being a successful business woman in corporate America, living the “American Dream” to living a life of authenticity, as founder of Soul Media, Soul Women’s Collective, and as a Business and Marketing coach.
Emily talks about her “dark night of the soul”, and “awakening”, realizing that she had been out o...
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