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Self-Compassion: What it is & How to Get More of It

(Final Episode) Self-Compassion: What it Is & How to Get More of It



Hello, friend! Welcome back!

This is the final episode of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, and I’m so glad you’re here.

Today, I’d like to say a big THANK YOU for all your support around this show. And I want to give you a sneak peek at what’s coming.

I’ve been working behind the scenes the past couple of months, rebuilding and rebooting what will become “Catching Your Breath: The Podcast”. It’s coming in January. I hope you’re as excited as I AM!!

You can actually go to CatchingYourBreath.com right now and click on the podcast link at the top of the page to listen to the intro episode right now.

With the launch of “Catching Your Breath: The Podcast,” you can expect 30-minute episodes on self-help, self-compassion, and self-care. I’m going to take the principles from the book and make them as practical and action-oriented as possible for people just like you, living an extraordinary, ordinary life. I want to teach you how to cultivate calm in your everyday life. Think of it as a weekly breath of fresh air.

On today’s episode, I’d like to give you an idea of what the new show is going to feel like by talking about self-compassion.

Show notes:

Save 50% off on 90 Days of Calm before 11/26/18 at 11:59 pm CST by using discount code 90DAYS50 at checkout at 90DaysofCalm.com

Here are a few quotes about self-compassion I happen to love. Check these out:

  • I only accept your mistakes and flaws to the degree that I accept my own. – Vironika Tugaleva
  • The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself. – Mark Twain
  • Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror. – Byron Katie
  • To love yourself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wilde
  • Nothing external to you has any power over you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

So, for today’s giveaway, if you go to catchingyourbreath.com/bonus, you can download these 5 powerful quotes on self-compassion as posters. I’ve designed them just for you, and I’d love for you to have them. You can save them to your phone or print them out and put them around your home or office. Just go to catchingyourbreath.com/bonus today to get your free gift.

Music in today’s episode by Devin Balram. Go to noisetrade.com/devinbalram to download all of Devin’s wonderful music.

Additional music by Tony Anderson. Listen here on Noisetrade.


Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm

Catching Your Breath (with The Inglorious Pasterds)



In this episode of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin is interviewed by Matt, Brad, and Michael of The Inglorious Pasterds Podcast. These friends chat about Steve’s brand-new book, Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm, which has just been released.

Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm

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Homelessness, Chronic Illness, Friendship, & Marrriage



Welcome back to the #AskSteveAustin Podcast with Steve Austin. In this bonus episode, Steve talks with Faydra Koenig, Edward Brown, and Janet Austin. PLUS Steve welcomes a special surprise guest co-host.

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Rape Religion and Recovery

Rape, Religion, & Recovery



This bonus episode of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast includes a few things Steve’s written lately on the topics of rape, religion, and recovery.

Follow Steve Austin’s blog at iamsteveaustin.com today.

Pre-order Catching Your Breath.


Jesus is Big Down Under

Jesus & Retaliation (with Bec Ray)



Steve Austin’s friend, Bec Ray (The Aussie Princess), joins the podcast for another look at The Sermon on the Mount! We’ll talk about mental health, justice, & and retaliation.

Alternate titles:

  1. Jesus is Big Down Under
  2. Jesus is Sassy AF
  3. We’re all One Decision away from Being in Prison

About Bec:

Bec Ray is training to be a sassy Anglican priest in Perth, Western Australia. She’s worked in parish churches and as a chaplain in women’s prisons (she likes a captive audience for her preaching). Bec is a liberal Anglo-Catholic which means she likes to affirm everyone except those she disagrees with. She likes the bells and smells of high liturgy and the prayers are written down in a book by someone much holier than she.

Scripture Reference:

Matthew 5: 38-42 “Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.

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suicide and the woman at the well

Suicide, The Woman at the Well, & You



This bonus episode of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast features Steve Austin’s latest talk at Restore Alabaster. Check out this candid discussion on shame, suicide prevention, and creating a safe community.

Watch the video here.

Read Steve’s latest blog on this topic.

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Masturbation and How to Stop Disappointing Jesus

Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness (with Brad Polley)



In Episode 78 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with Brad Polley, co-host of the Inglorious Pasterds Podcast. In this episode, we talk about the Beatitudes, the meaning of “righteousness”, and spanking the monkey.

Alternate Titles:

  1. The Beatitudes and Masturbation
  2. Spanking the Monkey with Brad Polley
  3. The REAL Reason Paul went Blind
  4. The Beatitudes: Who Cares?

Masturbation and How to Stop Disappointing Jesus

Show Notes:

  • I don’t think Joel Osteen preaches on this very often.
  • What’s about to come after this is completely upside down and backward. Nothing about this is how society works.
  • Blessed are the poor in spirit? Blessed are those who mourn? The modern church doesn’t believe any of this.
  • “There’s more opportunity for God when you’re at the end of your rope.” What are you even talking about?
  • The Kingdom of God is a completely upside down reality. The path of Jesus is the path of downward mobility.
  • Grace is a level playing field, whether you like it or not.
  • “Grace isn’t opposed to hard work, but it is opposed to earning.” Dallas Willard
  • You can’t buy or earn your way into God’s Kingdom.
  • When you’re poor, you don’t have much to defend.
  • When you’re mourning or meek or a peacemaker, you aren’t trying to defend things.
  • We mentally ascent to these words, but we keep them at arm’s length.
  • What does “righteousness” mean? I think Jesus is talking about an inner posture.
  • If you deal with the internal life, the external life will take care of itself.
  • Prohibition just increases the temptation.
  • When righteousness is your posture, everything else takes care of itself.
  • “To the extent that you live in fear, that is the extent to which you don’t know that you are loved.” -Paul Young
  • Sometimes hungering and thirsting for righteousness might be calling the therapist.
  • IngloriousPasterds.com
  • Music by: Act of Congress

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Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm

Catching Your Breath: Chapter 1 (feat. Steve Austin)



Episode 74 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast is a bonus episode! This episode features Steve Austin, reading Chapter 1 of his brand-new book, Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm. The book is available for pre-order now on Amazon, in both e-book and paperback format. Click here to order yours today!

 

Catching Your Breath Digital Swag Pack

Endorsements:

  • “In Catching Your Breath, Steve offers himself as a companion to those who feel like they are drowning, not as a lifeguard but as a coach saying ‘Hey. You can swim!’” — Andre Henry, Managing Editor, RELEVANT Magazine
  • “…uncomfortably honest, remarkably compassionate, and beautifully rough around the edges. Thank you for your friendship, Steve. And thank you for this book. Page after page you reminded me that ‘It is finished.’”— Tullian Tchividjian, author of One-Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World and Jesus + Nothing = Everything
  • “As I was reading Catching Your Breath, I was convinced that Steve had been reading my mind. Thankfully, he had just the words I needed to hear. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.”— Michael Baysinger, host of The Inglorious Pasterds Podcast

Tweetable moments:

  • I’m not here to argue sacred vs. secular or Sunday vs. Monday. I’m less concerned with a need for theological rightness and far more passionate about kindness.
  • In the midst of a sometimes-chaotic life, it’s normal to feel breathless.
  • The harsh reality is this: sometimes, even good eggs crack. In those moments, friends and loved ones get the chance to pad the carton with an extra layer of love.
  • Beneath all the different things we think we need permission for, I believe what we need is permission to be ourselves. Permission to belong, just as we are.

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Allowing the Becoming: Trans & Faithful

Allowing the Becoming: Trans & Faithful (feat. Laura Beth Buchleiter)



Welcome to Episode 69 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, with Steve Austin and Laura Beth Buchleiter. If you’re wondering what the journey of a trans person might be like, don’t miss this episode! Steve talks with Laura Beth about faith, sexuality, and her recent gender affirmation surgery.

Allowing the Becoming: Trans & Faithful

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The Night Rev. Ed Bacon Nearly Died by Suicide

The Night Rev. Ed Bacon Nearly Died by Suicide



Episode 68 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast is a BONUS Episode, featuring Steve Austin’s friend and spiritual mentor, Rev. Ed Bacon. This audio comes at a time when many of us are grieving the deaths of Kate Space and Anthony Bourdain. Rev. Bacon recently offered deep insights into the epidemic of despair, sharing his own personal story of the night he nearly died by suicide.

Ed Bacon is an Episcopal priest, speaker, and author of 8 Habits of Love. Now, after decades of leading churches, he travels from his Alabama home, teaching across all spiritual paths as well as in non-religious contexts how our Oneness in Love overcomes our separateness in fear. He also works to help save the Pando forest in southern Utah. You can follow Ed at edbacon.co and on Facebook and Twitter.

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