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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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9 Proven Ways to Support Someone with Depression

Things like a global pandemic really have a way of triggering our mental health. Uncertainty about the future, financial insecurity, and loneliness are just a few current issues that can increase things like stress, anxiety, and depression.If you’re in the group that feels guilty because life is actually pretty good for you right now, it’s […]

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How Falling Asleep at the Wheel Saved My Marriage

Two years after I almost died by suicide, a car wreck threatened to destroy our marriage. Image by Steve Buissinne from PixabayHow Falling Asleep at the Wheel Saved My MarriageIt was September of 2014. My little boy, Ben, was turning three, and Sweet Caroline was about five months old. I had been in recovery, rebuilding […]

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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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Soul-Care: What It Is; What It Isn’t

Soul-Care: What It is, What It Isn’tSoul-Care is an interpersonal relationship in which a mentor partners with another person who longs to unclutter their soul and heal their image of God and self.Image by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto from PixabayReconciliationIf you’ve heard the theological buzzword “deconstruction” tossed around, Soul-Care is a way to deconstruct your faith […]

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Social Distancing and the Despair of Jesus

Social Isolation Is a Silent Killer. Here’s Why.Several months ago, I visited a friend in ICU. Because of certain life choices, no one else had visited him. And since he was expressing his pain in harsh words, the nurses also didn’t spend any extra time at his bedside. But I’m stubborn. And I know his […]

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What Do You Believe about God? Here’s Why it Matters.

“My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love.” – 1 […]

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The Secret to Loving Yourself

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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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 […]