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How to Stop Feeling So Overwhelmed.

Feeling overwhelmed? Hint: The busier you are, the MORE you need some commitment-free time.

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15 Simple Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

I have lived with anxiety for as long as I can remember. In addition to regular check-ups with my doctor, taking my prescription mediation, and talking with a therapist, grounding techniques help control my symptoms by turning my attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment.Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed […]

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How to Trust God in the Midst of Adversity

“I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
I don’t think this verse is our promise from God that we can do anything we put our minds to. I think it is actually a verse of comfort from a guy who wrote it while chained in prison, encouraging the rest of us who are stuck in dire circumstances to keep trusting. I think this verse actually drives home the very crux of the Gospel of Grace: we can face all sorts of things and persevere through them, as long as we keep trusting in a faithful, changeless God.

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​Isolated? Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Make Your Life Better

7 Ways to Make Your Life Better During IsolationThis COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our ‘world’ would be confined to our homes!This crisis is a powerful reminder of how important freedom is – and how much we need human connection! Remember you are not alone. […]

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VIDEO: 3 Simple Ways to Keep Calm Right Now

Hang out with The Mighty as we put the SOCIAL in social distancing. Join us right now for: 3 Simple Ways to Keep Calm Right Now. You will learn ways to face your worry, anxiety, and stress. Subscribe to my free 5-day e-course at https://anxietytoolkit.subscribemenow.com/ Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and IG @iamsteveaustin

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3 Powerful Free Tools to Help Your Anxiety Right Now

I don’t actually know a single person who hasn’t already been impacted by the Coronavirus. Whether you’re ill with the virus, know someone who is, or simply feel the fear that seems to permeate every conversation these days, this pandemic is dominating everything we do right now. That’s precisely why I’m sharing these three powerful […]

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How to Listen to My Audiobook Absolutely Free

​To encourage and inspire you during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, I’​m releasing the entire audiobook of Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm, absolutely free.From the back cover: What if you could experience a new level of freedom, strength, healing, and energy? Too many people are overwhelmed and holding onto […]

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What is Life Coaching? And How Can It Help You?

If you’re considering working with a life coach for the first time, it can be a little confusing, and downright scary. When I started working with coaching clients in 2017, I quickly learned that life coaching is a pretty misunderstood concept. In this brief article, I hope to clarify my role as a coach, plus […]

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How to Remain Calm When the World is in Chaos

How to Remain Calm When the World is in ChaosDo the headlines have your anxiety on high alert?Are you scared to leave your house and go to therapy?Does Coronavirus have you losing sleep?Are you struggling to remain calm when all the world is in chaos? Friend, I totally get it.  On Sunday, as our church gathered […]

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How to Stop Drowning in Busyness

For Lent, I’m Giving Up Busyness and Numbing BehaviorsMy muscles tighten as I read the word “busyness”, despite it having been my comfortable state of being for as long as I can remember.  “How are you?”, they’d ask.  “Busy, but good!”, I’d say. This was my compulsive (yet, honest) response for decades, coupled with having bought the lie that my […]