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Why I'm Trying Out Church Again for the First Time
May 26

Why I’m Trying Out Church Again for the First Time

By Steve Austin | #ConfessYourChurchMess , Best of Messy Grace , faith , Messy Grace , Millennials , Religious Recovery , Spirituality , The Struggle With Church

“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships, so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.”-Wm. Paul YoungDead InsideFor a while now, my Christian friends have laughed (or cringed) at my response to theological talk. I usually say something like, “I […]

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Join the Catching Your Breath Community on Facebook!
May 08

7 Things I Need from a Community Right Now

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , catching your breath , podcast , self-care

​Rather listen than read? Click the “play” button below.On Monday, I sent out an email with this question, “What’s the #1 thing you need from a community right now?” Here are a few of my favorite responses:​”…a safe place to land.” -C​”I need to know others are around who are willing to listen.” -L​”I need to […]

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My strongest desire of all? To belong.
Dec 16

When you’re tired of all the fighting.

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , faith , mindfulness , self-care , Self-help , The Struggle With Church

“You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great…” -Maya Angelou(from Braving the Wilderness, by Brene Brown) The Worst Kind of HangoverWhen I started writing Catching Your Breath, I knew I’d have to get really honest. No pretense. No […]

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Jul 26

3 Reasons Why You Need Better Self-Care

By Steve Austin | Ask Steve Austin , Best of Messy Grace , life coaching , Mental Health

I’m so excited to announce More Than Leftovers: An Online Self-Care Community! But before we get into those details, I want to give you 3 reasons why you need better self-care. 3 Reasons Why You Need Better Self-Care You’re too busy. How do I know? Because I’m a human, too. Being a self-care expert and […]

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Apr 24

Grace: It’s All about Gas and Groceries

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , faith , Family , Messy Grace

Have you ever lived paycheck-to-paycheck? Contrary to what anyone may have told you, an author has to sell an astronomical amount of books to ever make any money. My average month from book sales is around $35. I’d gladly show you the Amazon receipts. And I promise you, that pay doesn’t come close to balancing […]

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