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Category Archives for "catching your breath"

Sep 16

Pastors and Suicide: What You Need to Know

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hqcg5-bfb176 Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast. Following the recent death of Pastor Jarrid Wilson by suicide, in Episode 31, Steve shares several recent articles and thoughts on pastors and suicide. Articles: USA Today: Jarrid Wilson’s Suicide Forces Church to Confront Mental Illness I was a pastor with a broken brain. Pastor’s and Suicide: […]

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Sep 02

Exploring Grief: Finding Your New Normal

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cbfy5-bde9b0 In the final episode of this “Exploring Grief” series, we talk with Scott Watkins who is a hospice chaplain. We ask Scott what life might look like a few years into the grieving process. We also read a Ute poem that can serve as mantra for us as we move forward in the grieving […]

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Sep 02

Exploring Grief: Finding Expression for Your Grief

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c9bb4-bde98d In episode 3 of Exploring Grief, we examine a letter written by Ram Dass to Steve and Anita who are grieving the loss of their daughter Rachel. This letter has become a resource for many who find themselves grieving. It’s full of wisdom and grace, let’s see what it has for us!   Ram […]

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Aug 19

You Heal When You’re Heard

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xjmyd-bc3141 In episode two of our four episode series on grief, guest host Brandon Carleton sits down with Sarah Stevens from the Beautifull Project to examine the power of making and holding space for people to grieve. Also, have you ever felt like you can’t describe how you’re feeling? Brandon offers a practical tip to […]

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Aug 19

Why Are We So Bad at Grieving?

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zytfe-bc310f In the first episode of our four episode series on grief, guest host Brandon Carleton sets the ground work for the series by exploring why we find grieving so hard. Are we broken? Or have we been poorly trained? Brandon also reads a poem (you’re going to love it) and offers a practical tip […]

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Dealing with Difficult People
May 19

Difficult People: Identify, Strategize, Implement

By Guest Blogger | catching your breath , guest post , life coaching , Mental Health , podcast , relationships , self-care , Self-help , stress management

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.”- Dale CarnegieIdentify:It’s not hard to identify who rubs you the wrong way. You feel it in your heart as your beats per minute increase when they’re around. […]

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6 Simple Tips for Snapping Out of a Funk
May 16

6 Simple Tips for Snapping Out of a Funk

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Courses , Grief , life coaching , Mental Health , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help , stress management

​I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but at some point in your life, you are going to get into a funk. Some call it a rut. Whatever it’s called, it​ doesn’t feel good, and you​’d probably avoid it if you could. However, you can get yourself out of the funk by using​ […]

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How to Find Balance for Stressed Out Parents, via Catching Your Breath: The Podcast
May 12

Podcast: How to Find Balance for Stressed Out Parents

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Family , gratitude , life coaching , Marriage , Parenting , podcast , relationships , self-care , Self-help , stress management

​How to Find Balance for Stressed Out ParentsHoly End of the School Year, Batman! My wife is a teacher. Each day from 7-2:30, she ​teaches 14 three-year-olds. On top of that, we have two school-aged children of our own. That being said, this time of year is often chaotic and exhausting. End of the year parties, […]

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May 08

7 Things I Need from a Community Right Now

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , catching your breath , podcast , self-care

​Rather listen than read?Click the “play” button below.On Monday, I sent out an email with this question, “What’s the #1 thing you need from a community right now?” Here are a few of my favorite responses:​”…a safe place to land.” -C​”I need to know others are around who are willing to listen.” -L​”I need to hear […]

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Life is hard, and then you die.
Apr 30

Life is hard, and then you die.

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , catching your breath , faith , Religious Recovery , self-care , The Struggle With Church

My 5th-grade teacher, Terri Nobles, had a 2×4 in our classroom with the words “BOARD OF EDUCATION” written in black permanent marker. And if you failed to heed her warnings…no, she wouldn’t whack you with it. (I know I grew up in the Alabama countryside, but we weren’t that backwards!) Anyway, if you got in […]

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