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8 Simple Ways to Increase Your Happiness with Self-Care
May 27

8 Simple Ways to Increase Your Happiness with Self-Care

By Steve Austin | Mental Health , self-care , Self-help

​To say that 2020 has been exhausting is the understatement of the year. As I write this, we’re in the throes of social distancing, isolation, and even quarantine. Because of Covid-19, 2020 hasn’t just been exhausting, stressful, and overwhelming: for 100,000 people in the United States and 350,000 people worldwide, 2020 has been deadly. Maybe you […]

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The Secret to Loving Yourself
Apr 01

The Secret to Loving Yourself

By Steve Austin | Mental Health , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help

The Secret to Loving YourselfYou’re probably familiar with self-help books and talk show hosts who tell you to love yourself. Heck, it’s something I talk about frequently. But you may be wondering how to actually go about loving yourself.While your relationship with yourself is the most important connection in your life, it’s easy to forget […]

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How to Stop Drowning in Busyness
Mar 10

How to Stop Drowning in Busyness

By Guest Blogger | Current Events , guest post , Mental Health , self-care , stress management

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 […]

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Self-Care Practices that Benefit Your Mind, Body, and Soul
Nov 20

Free Download: Self-Care for Your Mind, Body, and Soul

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

Self-Care for Your Mind, Body, and SoulIf you’ve been following my work for very long, you know I’m passionate about self-care. I truly believe it saves lives. ​In fact, I created a self-care toolkit, if you’re looking for more. Why? Because self-care isn’t just about stress-management. The benefits of self-care impact your mind, body, and […]

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Oct 01

13 Favorite Quotes from Catching Your Breath

By Steve Austin | catching your breath

Catching Your Breath is the most clear I have ever been about who I am and what I believe about things like faith, mental health, and self-care. Here’s a few of my favorite quotes from the new book.

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Nov 13

3 Simple Ways to Start a Sabbath Practice

By Dana Trent | Ask Steve Austin , faith , Mental Health , This is My Story (series)

I am a fledgling sabbath-keeper. Though I’ve written a book about it, embraced my 52 chances per year to practice it, and have even preached it, I am a less-than-perfect sabbatarian. And that’s OK. But Americans think we have to be the best at everything. As my friend Rev. Elizabeth Hagan writes, “I’m a better […]

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Apr 27

Self-Care for Church Workers. Step One: Breathe.

By Steve Austin | faith , Mental Health , Recovery , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

Ten years of ministry really took a toll on me. I’m not supposed to admit that, right? But it’s the truth. And it’s about more than just the politics of religion. It’s not just about the back door meetings or the working to appease the tiny group of members that makes up the largest number […]

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Are Soul-Care Sessions Right for You?
Mar 28

Are Soul-Care Sessions Right for You?

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , catching your breath , life coaching , Mental Health , Recovery , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help , Spirituality , stress management

Since I started offering soul-care sessions, I have been constantly blown away by the amount of trust people place in me. I’m meeting people for the first time,​ via phone or Zoom, and within the first ​few minutes, they begin to bare their souls, telling me about:their one deep woundtheir great sadnessthe thing that makes […]

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