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What Should I Give Up for Lent?

Each year about this time, the big question around here is…What should I give up for Lent?If you’re not familiar, “Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is […]

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faith Mental Health relationships

Foreword for Tracking Desire by Joshua Casey

Foreword for Tracking DesireFriend, you are in for a treat.Josh dropped this book on my desk a couple of years after I first met him, and I was hooked. We’d connected already as fellow outcasts who had been chewed up and discarded by the Christian Machine; we had cried side by side into (superb) lagers […]

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Anxiety catching your breath faith Mental Health Self-help stress management

No, Faith is NOT the Opposite of Fear

Photo by Aaron Burden on UnsplashFaith and Fear: Pandemic EditionToward the beginning of this global pandemic, I had fitful sleep, to put it gently. Stress dreams. Awake at all hours of the night. Waking up in a panic.What about you?​Unfortunately, over the past week, I’ve had it all over again. And Lindsey shared with me […]

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Discovering Your Personal Set of Core Values

DISCOVERING YOUR PERSONAL SET OF VALUES Are you ready to discover who you really are? One way to truly know yourself is to get in touch with your own set of values.  ​Discovering your personal set of values – via @iamsteveaustin ​#coach #coaching #selfdiscovery Click to Tweet It’s easy to get distracted by others’ ideals […]

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3 Powerful Ways to Maintain Your Mental Health in a Pandemic

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xd6sk-f2d832 Maintaining your mental health is hard enough. Add a seemingly never-ending global pandemic to the mix, and life can feel particularly heavy. In this episode, Steve Austin will guide you through: Letting go. Holding on. Looking up. Download Steve Austin’s free self-care journal by clicking right here.

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Learning to Let Go

Photo by Ankush Minda on Unsplash​Learn to accept that life is what it is, and even if you don’t have the money you want or the life path you desire, there is nothing else to do except walk forward and embrace it.Learn to build clear ​boundaries around yourself that keep out negativity, and tell others […]

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How to Deal When People Disrespect Your Boundaries

How to Deal When People Disrespect Your BoundariesMy young friend Thomas has the most controlling parents I’ve ever seen (and my parents were about as strict as they come).Tommy raised his two younger siblings because his parents couldn’t be bothered with it. He helped with homework, made sure their teeth were brushed, and got them […]

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Anxiety Depression Mental Health

Learning to See Your Diagnosis as a Gift

After much hard work, I am learning to embrace my diagnosis as a gift; but that wasn’t always the case.

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Anxiety Mental Health

When Your Mental Illness Comes in Waves

A couple of years ago, I drove myself to the emergency room, unsure if I was having a heart event or a panic attack. My chest was tight, my breathing was rapid and shallow, and the longer I tried to calm myself down, the worse I felt.Long story short: It was panic. Nothing was wrong […]

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How to Determine if Your Life is Well-Balanced

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nmhnm-e937fb Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, episode number 64. I’m your host, Steve Austin, and I’m so glad you’re here today. If you listen to this episode in its entirety, you’ll learn how to determine if your life is well-balanced, plus I’ll teach you 25 practical ways to find balance. And at the […]