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Category Archives for "Mental Health"

The spiritual hero who was depressed and desperate.
Jun 12

VIDEO: The spiritual hero who was depressed and desperate

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Best of Messy Grace , Bible study , Depression , faith , Mental Health , Spirituality , Videos

Who comes to mind when you think of a hero? Spider-Man? Superman? Wonder Woman? Abraham Lincoln? Martin Luther King? Mother Theresa?​A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.So naturally, when I think of a spiritual hero, my first thought is the Old Testament story […]

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Burnout: What to Look for & How to Fight Back
Jun 02

Burnout: What to Look for & How to Fight Back

By Steve Austin | life coaching , Mental Health , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help , stress management

Photo by Hans Eiskonen on UnsplashA dear friend of mine recently resigned from his job. We’ll call him “Sam.” Sam worked for a Christian organization where he was doing a job that made a real difference. He had been a star player in this organization for five years. Sam was respected by his peers, adored […]

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Why My Kind of Coaching is Unique
May 22

What Makes My Kind of Life Coaching Unique

By Steve Austin | life coaching , Mental Health , Recovery , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help , Spirituality

Could you summarize your life’s work in only two or three words?In the coaching world, we’ve come up with all sorts of titles to try and capture our unique brand of coaching. Plenty of people use the generic “life coach,” but you might also see things like:Wellness coachSuccess coachLife strategistPerformance coachMindset coachEmpowerment coachBehavioral expertPersonal development […]

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Dealing with Difficult People
May 19

Difficult People: Identify, Strategize, Implement

By Guest Blogger | catching your breath , guest post , life coaching , Mental Health , podcast , relationships , self-care , Self-help , stress management

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.”- Dale CarnegieIdentify:It’s not hard to identify who rubs you the wrong way. You feel it in your heart as your beats per minute increase when they’re around. […]

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6 Simple Tips for Snapping Out of a Funk
May 16

6 Simple Tips for Snapping Out of a Funk

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Courses , Grief , life coaching , Mental Health , self-care , self-esteem , Self-help , stress management

​I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but at some point in your life, you are going to get into a funk. Some call it a rut. Whatever it’s called, it​ doesn’t feel good, and you​’d probably avoid it if you could. However, you can get yourself out of the funk by using​ […]

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Peace, Be Still: Finding Hope in the Midst of Anxiety
Apr 22

Peace, Be Still: Finding Hope in the Midst of Anxiety

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Best of Messy Grace , Depression , faith , Mental Health

“The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass.” -Mark 4:39 This morning, anxiety slapped me in the face before I even opened my eyes. Like a glass of freezing water, it jolted me from restful sleep. What a bully. There are times when I feel such shame because the anxiety persists. Sometimes, I […]

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Children and Suicide: What You Can Do
Mar 12

Suicide and Children: What You Can Do

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Best of Messy Grace , Depression , Mental Health , Parenting , Recovery from a Suicid...

“I have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” -James Baldwin​My Little Girl Doesn’t Really Want to Hang Herself, Right?A friend of mine was tidying up her little girl’s bedroom when she noticed tiny pieces of paper torn and lying in a pile near the […]

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