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Category Archives for "catching your breath"

How to Embrace Your True Self in a World of Fakers
Mar 17

How to Embrace Your True Self in a World of Fakers

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , catching your breath , Courses , life coaching , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help

Please call me by my true names,so I can hear all my cries and laughs at once,so I can see that my joy and pain are one.-Thich Nhat Hanh Do you have a nickname? Even if no one has used it in years, did you have a pet name of some kind when you were a […]

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How to Be a Better Christian: Notes from an Ex-Pastor
Feb 17

Why No One Really Cares What You Believe

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , catching your breath , faith , Messy Grace , Religious Recovery , Spirituality , The Struggle With Church

“One of the great tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying. A persistent schizophrenia leaves so many of us tragically divided against ourselves. On the one hand, we proudly profess certain sublime and noble principles, but on the other hand, we sadly practise the […]

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My Little Boy Taught Me How to Love My Neighbor
Feb 16

My Little Boy Taught Me How to Love My Neighbor

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , empathy , life coaching , Self-help

“Maybe all men got one big soul ever’body’s a part of.”- Jim Casy, The Grapes of WrathMy son loves LEGOs. He’s been building things as long as either of us can remember. At least once a month, his grandma takes him to the LEGO store at the mall downtown, and he gets to build with […]

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Jan 23

6 Tips for Practicing More Empathy and Compassion

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , life coaching , self-care , Self-help , Videos

Teach Yourself to be More Understanding and EmpatheticWhat is empathy?Empathy is the concern for the welfare of others. It’s the ability to detect or predict the emotions and thoughts of others. It’s easy to see why this would be a handy skill to master.Empathy has an impact on your relationships. This is true for both […]

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How to Change Your World with Empathy and Compassion
Jan 21

In a World Full of Fear, We Desperately Need Compassion

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Messy Grace , Recovery from a Suicid... , relationships , Self-help

Grace Can Be Heard in Any LanguageI finished teaching my weekly sign language class and felt my nerves subside. I’d been sick over this class, in particular, all day. Those who know me personally would find that odd, considering I’m a very outgoing person, entirely comfortable in front of a crowd, and I’ve taught classes […]

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Tiny Changes: What to do When Your New Year's Resolve has Fizzled
Jan 12

Encouragement for When Your New Year’s Resolve has Fizzled

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Current Events , goals , gratitude , life coaching , mindfulness , self-care , Self-help , stress management , Webinar

“92% of people won’t make it to February with their 2019 goals. Don’t be 92% of people.”~ Jon Acuff Depressing, isn’t it? We, humans, create grand expectations for a brand new year and for ourselves, but so often we’re busted before we even get used to writing the new date. It’s even worse than we think it is […]

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Dignity: Masterclass on Improving Your Self Worth
Jan 09

DIGNITY: 10 Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , catching your breath , life coaching , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help

The Importance of Dignity Several months ago, I sent out a 1-question poll to about a thousand people, asking for the 1 thing you’d like to learn from me in 2019. The overwhelming response was in the areas of self-esteem and self-compassion. As a result, I’m thrilled to launch a NEW Masterclass, “DIGNITY: 10 Ways […]

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