Overwhelmed? Join Steve Austin on the sacred journey from chaos to calm. Each 30-minute episode will focus on practical ways to catch your breath. Self-help topics include self-compassion, shame, stress management, spirituality, and more.
How to Determine if Your Life is Well-Balanced
Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, episode number 64. I’m your host, Steve Austin, and I’m so glad you’re here today. If you listen to this episode in its entirety, you’ll learn how to determine if your life is well-balanced, plus I’ll teach you 25 practical ways to find balance. And at the end of today’s episode, I’ll lead you in a guided breath prayer: a simple way to center yourself, even on the most chaotic of days.
Before we dive into that, I want to say thanks for listening. There are a gazillion life coaches you could be listening to, but you’ve chosen to hang out with me for the next half hour, and that means a lot to me.
If you haven’t left an iTunes review, would you take a couple of minutes to do that now?
And please don’t forget about my book, Catching Your Breath. You can snag a copy today on Amazon, and join me on the sacred journey from chaos to calm.
A quick personal update: I’ve nearly completed my second manuscript of the year, Slow Miracles: 99 Doses of Hope and Healing, which will release next Fall with Broadleaf Books. As a result, I’ll be returning to the podcast more often. And I’d love to know what topics would be helpful to you these days. Also - what guests would you like to hear from on this show? Do you have a favorite author, teacher, pastor, or coach who would be a perfect fit for my podcast? Shoot me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get to work creating new content!
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Is your church a place of healing or shame?
This bonus episode is from a sermon I delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham on Sunday, August 2nd. In it, I share my story, plus several ways your church can become a place of healing, rather than a place of shame, for those with mental illness. Connect with me via my website at catchingyourbreath.com and support the show at patreon.com/iamsteveaustin.
The Power of Non-Judgmental Presence
Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, Episode 63.
Today we’re discussing the power of non-judgmental presence. How can co-suffering with hurting people change everything? These notes are the bits and pieces that didn’t make it into my upcoming book with Fortress Press, but because I’m so passionate about this topic, I just couldn’t scrap them. So, I’m sharing them with you today.
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Music at the end of this episode - "Hold On, Honey" by my dear friend, Devin Balram. https://listen.lt/DevinBalramHoldOnHoney
The End of the World As We Know It
Welcome back to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with host, Steve Austin. This is episode 62. The full title is, "It's The End of the World As We Know It: How to Find Hope, Healing, and Inner Peace Amid Racial Tensions, A Global Pandemic, and a Political Dumpster Fire." (No, really.) This episode includes 3 myths about hope, plus a guided meditation to help you self-soothe when life is difficult. Connect with Steve at catchingyourbreath.com today.
14 Ways to Master Your Emotions
Welcome back to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin.
If you listen to this episode in its entirety, you will discover 14 simple ways to master your emotions and rebuild a foundation of emotional health.
And if you're ready to learn even more, sign up for Steve's new video course, "Emotional Health 101: 30 Days of Wellbeing," by going to EmotionalHealthNow.com. Use discount code SAVE75 by Wednesday night, May 20th, to save $75 off the registration fee.
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How to Heal Your Toxic Thoughts
Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin.
If you listen to this episode in its entirety, you'll learn:
how to challenge your toxic thoughts
discover an exercise on drawing out your gremlin (or inner critic)
and learn to work WITH your inner critic to find healing
To sign up for my brand-new video course, "Emotional Health 101: 30 Days of Wellbeing," just go to iamsteveaustin.podia.com today.
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Dump the Shame.
Unfortunately, Christianity and shame go hand in hand. They shouldn’t, but they do. Steve was a pastor and tried to kill himself. I was a pastor and tried to kill myself. It’s not as rare as you think. Getting to the root of shame has been HUGE for me (and I’m not there yet), and Steve’s material continues to help.
Big dose of hope
Steve's been there and done that. He's lived some of the tough stuff. Despite reasons to be cynical, he delivers healthy doses of hope each episode. This podcast is a practical pick-me-up.
I wept the first time I listened to Steve’s podcast. If there has ever been an example of suffering recycled, it can surely be found in Steve’s own journey. When something is recycled, the substance is still there, but it has been put to a different and better use. Listen and let the healing balm - the compassion - of Steve’s own experience flow into your wounds. These aren’t pious platitudes, folks. Steve’s words are born from personal anguish, from someone who walked, and continues to walk the walk of the suffering Christian. And I would say that makes him just like Jesus.