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Exploring Grief: A Podcast Series (with Brandon Carleton)
Sep 18

Exploring Grief: A Podcast Series (with Brandon Carleton)

By Guest Blogger | Mental Health , podcast , self-care , Self-help , stress management

This is the paradox about suffering: The more we try to avoid it, the more painful it becomes.Image by PublicDomainPictures from PixabayFrom Brandon Carleton:The more we welcome suffering into our lives, the easier it is to begin to heal. This is not to say that accepting it makes our suffering easy, our suffering is far […]

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Suicide: Let's Talk about It (Podcast)
Sep 17

Suicide: Let’s Talk about It (podcast)

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Depression , faith , Mental Health , podcast

​It’s always an honor to share my story with a new audience. This podcast interview came as a result of the tragic loss of Pastor Jarrid Wilson to suicide. I’m deeply grateful to Brandy for allowing me to share some hope and practical tips for those living at the intersection of faith and mental health. Here’s […]

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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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Podcast: When You Feel Like You Can't Go On (with Steve Austin)
Sep 11

Podcast: When You Feel Like You Can’t Go On

By Steve Austin | Mental Health , podcast , Recovery from a Suicid... , Spirituality

Image by Marta Matyjas from PixabayIn the wake of the passing of Christian pastor and author Jarrid Wilson by suicide at age 30, my friend Jason Elam (host of the Messy Spirituality Podcast) reached out to me to share my story of nearly dying by suicide, and my journey back to life. With the Wilson family’s […]

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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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Healing Negative Memories with Journaling
Jun 25

How to Heal Negative Childhood Memories with Journaling

By Steve Austin | Family , Mental Health , podcast , Recovery , Recovery from Abuse , self-care

Have you ever found yourself confronting painful memories of situations you experienced when growing up?Photo by Jon Tyson on UnsplashOne of my most painful memories is of childhood sexual abuse.During my senior year, in the middle of a class trip, the memory of my abuse came rushing back. We were touring the Department of Human Resources. When a […]

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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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