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Join Steve Austin on the sacred journey from chaos to calm. Each episode will focus on practical ways to catch your breath. Self-help topics include self-compassion, shame, stress management, spirituality, and more.

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Catching Your Breath Steve Austin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Join Steve Austin on the sacred journey from chaos to calm. Each episode will focus on practical ways to catch your breath. Self-help topics include self-compassion, shame, stress management, spirituality, and more.

iamsteveaustin.substack.com

    Losing Religion without Losing Your Soul (Joshua Casey)

    Losing Religion without Losing Your Soul (Joshua Casey)

    In this special episode of the #CatchingYourBreath Podcast, Steve Austin talks with one of his best friends, Joshua M. Casey, author of the new book, Tracking Desire. The guys talk about favorite and least favorite books, the writing process, and losing religion without losing your soul. Listen to this 30-minute episode today! And order Tracking Desire on Amazon by clicking here.


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    • 30 min
    Critics and Criticism: How to Deal

    Critics and Criticism: How to Deal

    Welcome back to Catching You Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin. If you listen to this episode, you'll learn 10 ways to deal with criticism, plus Steve will walk you through an affirmation to let go of the fear of disappointing others.

     

    Show notes:

     

    Steve's courses and coaching
    Steve's new #BreatheWithMePodcast
    Order Catching Your Breath
    Download Steve's free self-care journal
    Music: "Weak Sometimes" by Devin Balram


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    • 20 min
    Guided Meditation: Leting Go of Worry and Regret

    Guided Meditation: Leting Go of Worry and Regret

    The holiday season can be stressful for lots of folks. If you are looking for a way to slow down, let go of worry over your future, and regrets about your past, this is the guided meditation for you.

     

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    • 10 min
    3 Powerful Ways to Maintain Your Mental Health in a Pandemic

    3 Powerful Ways to Maintain Your Mental Health in a Pandemic

    Maintaining your mental health is hard enough. Add a seemingly never-ending global pandemic to the mix, and life can feel particularly heavy.

    In this episode, Steve Austin will guide you through:

    Letting go.
    Holding on.
    Looking up.
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    • 36 min
    The Pathway to Genuine Hope

    The Pathway to Genuine Hope

    Today, I have the privilege of speaking to you on the topic of Hope.

     

    Hope - but what the heck does that even mean? 

     

    Hope is an elusive concept: like trying to hold water in your hands or get Jello to sit still. Just when you think you’ve got it, the mystery of hope slips right through your fingers. 

     

    But I’ve spent the past year (since I was with you last) researching hope, and I’m so excited to share a bit of what I’ve learned with you today.

     

    Show notes:

    You can read more David’s work and pre-order his new book of poetry, The Wrestle, at his website, DavidTensen.com

     Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself.


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    Reflection questions:

     

    What would happen if we learned to live in the tension of both sides of Jesus’s statement, understanding that earthly life is suffering, but eternal life is joy?
    What is one way you can be kind to yourself as you consider starting this journey toward embracing and enduring suffering, in order to find hope and healing?
    What is one thing in your life—a pet, a skill, a person, a memory—that brings you moments of joy in your pain? Can you hold it in your mind, letting yourself feel the goodness of it like a cat basking in the sun?
    What is one vulnerable thing you can share with one safe person today? Get gut-level honest about what you need right now, and then don’t be afraid to share that information with your doctors and others in your inner circle.


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    • 24 min
    How to Determine if Your Life is Well-Balanced

    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 steve@iamsteveaustin.com and I’ll get to work creating new content!

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Benjammin68 ,

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.

LaurAnne222 ,

Mental Health without the Faith

I was looking for a Christ-centered, faith-based podcast that coheres with mental health. This is not it. There are helpful worldly tips on mental health, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Strangedunn ,

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.

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