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5 Ways to Beat a Mental Funk
Oct 20

5 Ways to Beat a Mental Funk

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Depression , Mental Health , self-care , Self-help , stress management

This morning, I was texting with a dear pastor friend of mine, who said this time of year is usually difficult for him, mentally. The strange thing is, my best friend and I have said the same thing for YEARS. August through October usually does something really weird to my mental health and sends me […]

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How to Stop Being Taken for Granted
Oct 06

Betrayed: How to Stop Being Taken for Granted

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Family , Marriage , Parenting , relationships , self-esteem , Self-help

“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing…”- Paul YoungDo you remember the last time someone broke your heart? Was it today? Last week? If it was deep heartache, it doesn’t matter how long ago it was; you likely haven’t forgotten.I recently received an email from someone walking through […]

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Giveaway: 21 Books That Will Change Your Life
Sep 29

Giveaway: 21 Books That will Change Your Life

By Steve Austin | faith , Mental Health , Recovery , Self-help , Spirituality , The Struggle With Church

If you’re looking for hope in a hopeless time… If you need a reason to keep hanging on… If you’re desperate to believe that God actually loves you without condition…You need these books.Not pictured: 8 Habits of Love, Meaningful Again, Queer Virtue, Traveling Mercies, What is the Bible. Daring Greatly, The Gifts of ImperfectionDuring the darkest days […]

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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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7 Lessons I've Learned Since Nearly Dying by Suicide
Sep 07

Suicide Survivors: 7 Things to do the Day After You Leave the Psych Ward

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Depression , faith , Mental Health , Recovery from a Suicid... , Self-help

“Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.”- Maggie Kuhn​​It was late September, 2012. My eyes squinted shut as the nurse wheeled me out the front doors of the psych ward and helped me into the car. This was the first time I’d seen the sun in more than a week.”Good luck, Mr. Austin. Take […]

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Living with Depression and Anxiety: 7 Coping Strategies that Work (by Steve Austin)
Sep 03

Living with Depression & Anxiety: 7 Coping Strategies that Work (e-book)

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Depression , Mental Health , Recovery from a Suicid... , Self-help

​Depression and anxiety are very real illnesses that can take over your life when undiagnosed and/or untreated. I know because I’ve been there.LIVING WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY: 7 COPING STRATEGIES THAT WORKI was 29-years-old, a husband, father, and pastor when I nearly died by suicide. The depression and anxiety were crippling, but I had never […]

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Burnout: What to Look for & How to Fight Back
Jun 02

Burnout: What to Look for & How to Fight Back

By Steve Austin | life coaching , Mental Health , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help , stress management

Photo by Hans Eiskonen on UnsplashA dear friend of mine recently resigned from his job. We’ll call him “Sam.” Sam worked for a Christian organization where he was doing a job that made a real difference. He had been a star player in this organization for five years. Sam was respected by his peers, adored […]

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Why My Kind of Coaching is Unique
May 22

What Makes My Kind of Life Coaching Unique

By Steve Austin | life coaching , Mental Health , Recovery , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help , Spirituality

Could you summarize your life’s work in only two or three words?In the coaching world, we’ve come up with all sorts of titles to try and capture our unique brand of coaching. Plenty of people use the generic “life coach,” but you might also see things like:Wellness coachSuccess coachLife strategistPerformance coachMindset coachEmpowerment coachBehavioral expertPersonal development […]

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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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