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Why I Left Facebook After 20 Years
Aug 02

Why I Left Facebook After 20 Years

By Steve Austin | Mental Health , self-care

I officially closed my Facebook account today, after twenty years on the platform. Here’s the message I left for everyone before permanently closing my account:Why I Left Facebook After 20 YearsGoodbye, old friend.I calculated my average time spent on social media per week (4.25 hours), which comes out to 221 hours a year. Over the […]

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When You Need Permission to Just Breathe, Read This
Jul 29

Read This When You Need Permission to Just Breathe

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Courses , life coaching , self-care , Spirituality

JUST BREATHEWhen I read an email from “Derrick,” I wanted to laugh but almost immediately started crying. Like me, Derrick is prone to striving. A natural achiever, Derrick masks himself with performing. And God put a little perfectionism into his DNA just for good measure.  Derrick was used to a life where dreams are possible, hope […]

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Jul 11

The Power of Non-Judgmental Presence

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-j6kr4-e2dbfb Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, Episode 63. Today we’re discussing the power of non-judgmental presence. How can co-suffering with hurting people change everything? These notes are the bits and pieces that didn’t make it into my upcoming book with Fortress Press, but because I’m so passionate about this topic, I just couldn’t […]

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Jun 24

The End of the World As We Know It

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ww8am-e102da Welcome back to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with host, Steve Austin. This is episode 62. The full title is, “It’s The End of the World As We Know It: How to Find Hope, Healing, and Inner Peace Amid Racial Tensions, A Global Pandemic, and a Political Dumpster Fire.” (No, really.) This episode includes […]

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Pastor: Not Sure How to Respond to Suffering? Start Here.
Jun 18

Pastor: Not Sure How to Respond to Suffering? Start Here.

By Steve Austin | faith , Mental Health , The Struggle With Church

I’m not a theologian, my expertise comes only from personal suffering (as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a suicide attempt). But it seems to me that theology—at least the Western version of evangelical Christianity I’ve been steeped in—is as much about our views of self as it is our study of God. To […]

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3 Myths about Hope
Jun 10

3 Myths about Hope

By Steve Austin | Current Events , politics

“The problem with wagging our fingers at oppressed people who use force in their struggles for freedom is that we’re overlooking an important fact: namely, that the force of resistance necessary for their liberation is determined by the severity of the oppression they face. The amount of force necessary to liberate oneself from an oppressive power […]

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How to Improve Your Self-Worth with Affirmations (worksheet)
May 28

How to Rebuild Your Self-Worth (free bundle download)

By Steve Austin | Self-help

Most of my clients have a struggle with their self-worth. And can I tell you something? They’re probably attracted to me because I know exactly what it feels like.Thankfully, I’ve learned through years of recovery that knowing your worth protects you from being taken for granted.inner worth phrase written on chalkboard with red heart symbolHow […]

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8 Simple Ways to Increase Your Happiness with Self-Care
May 27

8 Simple Ways to Increase Your Happiness with Self-Care

By Steve Austin | Mental Health , self-care , Self-help

​To say that 2020 has been exhausting is the understatement of the year. As I write this, we’re in the throes of social distancing, isolation, and even quarantine. Because of Covid-19, 2020 hasn’t just been exhausting, stressful, and overwhelming: for 100,000 people in the United States and 350,000 people worldwide, 2020 has been deadly. Maybe you […]

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Church and Mental Illness: How to Stop Failing People
May 24

Church and Mental Illness: How to Stop Failing People

By Steve Austin | Depression , faith , Mental Health , Recovery from a Suicid...

“When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness—the feeling that we are enough just as we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging.” —Brené BrownIn recent years, several well-known Christian leaders have died by apparent suicide: Amy Bleuel, Andrew Stoecklein, […]

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When You Experience Your Worst Day...Again
May 21

When You Experience Your Worst Day…Again

By Guest Blogger | Mental Health , My Very Worst Day (series) , Recovery from Abuse

When asked to think about my very worst day, several pop up at once in my mind. I wonder if I’m alone in this or if others have experienced their “worst day” more than once. I suppose that is a part of being human with imperfect relationships in an uncertain world. It truly feels awful […]

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