11 episodes

Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast is dedicated to refreshing your soul with rest and sparking joy, so you can feel God’s love and peace. We'll walk you through scientific, scripture-backed methods of restoring calm, in order to help you stress less, take better care of yourself, and create new rhythms to rest in daily life.

Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast Bonnie Gray

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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast is dedicated to refreshing your soul with rest and sparking joy, so you can feel God’s love and peace. We'll walk you through scientific, scripture-backed methods of restoring calm, in order to help you stress less, take better care of yourself, and create new rhythms to rest in daily life.

    Episode 10: Choose Peace in the Storm

    Episode 10: Choose Peace in the Storm

    So much stress in life happens like stormy weather: suddenly and unexpectedly. What are the actions we can take to experience God’s peace in the storms of life? Bonnie shows how to lower stress and experience God’s presence to carry you through hard times.

    *This episode was recorded before the coronavirus pandemic. We’re grateful that these words of encouragement and advice are applicable more than ever. Let Jesus take you through this storm, and know his peace will carry you through. Stay well, friends.

    Scripture: “Take heart. It is I. Do not be afraid.” Mark 6:50

    Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Listen to worship songs as meditation and learn about the calming & energizing benefits.

    Links + Resources in This Episode:
    The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence: http://urlme.cc/B0Yl
    Bonnie's Soul Care Package: http://urlme.cc/aLlB
    Bonnie's book, Whispers of Rest: http://urlme.cc/5n4o
    Sign up for Bonnie's Weekly Wellness Beloved Newsletter: http://urlme.cc/Zod9

    Find Bonnie on:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
    Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com

    • 16 min
    Episode 9: Lower Your Stress by Getting Out in Nature

    Episode 9: Lower Your Stress by Getting Out in Nature

    Bonnie explores how God invites us to vulnerability and lower stress levels through Jesus’ favorite way to recharge: being out in nature, letting others in, and asking for help.

    *This episode was recorded before the coronavirus pandemic. We’re grateful that these words of encouragement and advice are applicable more than ever. Get outside, marvel in creation, and trust that the God who cares for the birds in the air and the flowers in the field is caring for you. Stay well, friends.

    Scripture: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

    Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Research shows that spending time with people in real life instead of social media makes people happier and renews vitality. Take a digital break. Choose a real experience.

    Links + Resources in This Episode:
    Bonnie's Soul Care Package: http://urlme.cc/aLlB
    Bonnie's book, Whispers of Rest: http://urlme.cc/5n4o
    Sign up for Bonnie's Weekly Wellness Beloved Newsletter: http://urlme.cc/Zod9

    Find Bonnie on:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
    Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com

    • 18 min
    Episode 8: Let Go of Perfectionism to Unlock Joy

    Episode 8: Let Go of Perfectionism to Unlock Joy

    Joy is found (and stress is lessened) when we unlock our creativity and pursue something new. But perfectionism can rob us of joy when we’re not willing to take a risk.

    Is there something new God is inspiring you to do, but perfectionism is holding you back? Bonnie exposes the 5 lies of perfectionism and empowers you with 5 truths to move forward.
    Scripture: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear.” - 1 John 4:18

    Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Create new experiences and discover the benefits of new experiences to boost your mood.

    Links + Resources in This Episode:
    Bonnie's Soul Care Package: http://urlme.cc/aLlB
    Bonnie's book, Whispers of Rest: http://urlme.cc/5n4o
    Sign up for Bonnie's Weekly Wellness Beloved Newsletter: http://urlme.cc/Zod9

    Find Bonnie on:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
    Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com

    • 18 min
    Special Coronavirus Episode: How to Stress Less When Everyone around You Is Panicking

    Special Coronavirus Episode: How to Stress Less When Everyone around You Is Panicking

    In just a few weeks, our world has changed dramatically. COVID-19 has shut down huge cities and even major countries. Many of you might be listening to this at home, unsure of when you’ll be going back to work or school. It is a frightening time, but God does not want us to live in fear, even in such a fearful time.

    In this special episode, Bonnie shares how we can defuse panic and stress in our lives as we live with the reality of coronavirus.

    Links + Resources in This Episode:
    Bonnie's Soul Care Package: http://urlme.cc/aLlB
    Bonnie's book, Whispers of Rest: http://urlme.cc/5n4o
    Sign up for Bonnie's Weekly Wellness Beloved Newsletter: http://urlme.cc/Zod9

    Find Bonnie on:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
    Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com

    • 25 min
    Episode 7: Making Decisions without Stressing Out

    Episode 7: Making Decisions without Stressing Out

    Making decisions is often a source of stress in our lives. We can overanalyze our choices to the point of analysis paralysis. And yet, the decision to add more joy in our lives (like we talked about in the previous episode) is having new experiences and adventures with God. But how do we get to the point where we can say a confident yes to those things? That’s what we’ll unpack in today’s episode.

    Scripture: “I run in the path of your commands for you have set my heart free.” - Psalm 119:32

    Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Create new experiences. Learn the benefits of taking a break.

    Links + Resources in This Episode:
    Bonnie's Soul Care Package: http://urlme.cc/aLlB
    Bonnie's book, Whispers of Rest: http://urlme.cc/5n4o
    Sign up for Bonnie's Weekly Wellness Beloved Newsletter: http://urlme.cc/Zod9

    Find Bonnie on:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
    Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com

    • 17 min
    Episode 6: Figure Out What Brings You Joy and Pursue It

    Episode 6: Figure Out What Brings You Joy and Pursue It

    Maybe you've felt hesitant to commit time, money or resources to something that brings you joy, because you’re afraid that if it’s not something you can market or can help others with, that it’s a waste of time. It’s not true. Joy may feel selfish, but it isn’t. It’s your heart’s response to God as a beloved child. He wants us to feel joy.

    What gives you joy? Do you know? In this episode, Bonnie asks some great questions to help you figure out what gives you joy, and gives you permission to put resources toward pursuing it.

    Scripture: “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” - John 15:11

    Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Take a step toward figuring out what gives you joy and find one way to pursue it this week.

    Links + Resources from This Episode:
    • Get Bonnie’s Soul Care Package: You're Worth Loving ebook + 6 teaching videos
    • Brigham Young study shows sharing joy improves your energy and wellbeing. For links to this study and more, sign up for Bonnie’s Newsletter here. (http://thebonniegray.com/subscribe)
    • Here and Now by Henri Nouwen
    • Grab a copy of Bonnie’s book Whispers of Rest for more encouragement


    Find Bonnie on:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
    Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com

    • 17 min

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