Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast
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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

Bonnie Gray

Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast hosted by Christian author Bonnie Gray is dedicated to refreshing your soul with rest and sparking joy, so you can feel God’s love and peace. We'll walk you through scientific, scripture-backed methods of restoring calm, in order to help you stress less, take better care of yourself, and create new rhythms to rest in daily life.

Here are some topics covered in this podcast: 

  • Feeling Anxious? Cast Your Cares on God Because He Cares For You
  • 3 Ways to Break Free from Stress, Worry & Anxiety
  • How to Say No to Fear & Yes to God PLUS What's the Difference Between Secular & Biblical Meditation?
  • Is It Burnout Or Is God Stretching You? 4 Signs to Know the Difference PLUS 4 Mental Health Benefits of Stories
  • 3 Surprising Ways to Stop Overthinking, Improve Your Mood During the Day, & Get the Sleep Your Body Needs
  • The Antidote to Stress & Fatigue + The Surprising Causes – Plus Raising Stress-Resilient Kids

FOLLOW BONNIE:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com

 

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Unlocking Joy: The Single Key You Need & 3 Life-Changing Reasons Why #122
June 10, 2024 - 20 min
LINKS & RESOURCES- Summer Reads: Grab Bonnie's best-selling books: https://amzn.to/4azae1K- Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment!- Check out Bonnie's Soul Care courses: http://mysoulcareschool.com - Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook- Join the FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/- Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Finding Peace in Your True Identity: Letting Go of Critical Voices #121
June 3, 2024 - 20 min
Ever wondered how your name shapes your identity and how God renames you with love? In this episode, Bonnie explores the profound significance of names and the labels we carry, whether given by others or ourselves. Learn to uncover your true identity as God's beloved and delight, shedding the stress of false labels.Tune into this episode to embrace the peace and joy of knowing your God-given identity, and discover practical ways to activate your rest response, calm your mind, and live in alignment with God's love.Key Takeaways:- Understanding the impact of names and labels on your stress and identity.- Discovering God's renaming process and embracing your identity as His beloved.- Practical breath prayers and worship music tips to alleviate stress and enhance peace.- Reconnect with your true self, find peace in God's delight, and breathe out stress Breath Prayer: (Inhale) No longer will you be called forsaken // (Exhale) You are called my delight Scripture: "But you will be called "My Delight is in her." Is 62:4LINKS & RESOURCES- Summer Reads: Grab Bonnie's best-selling books: https://amzn.to/4azae1K- Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment!- Check out Bonnie's Soul Care courses: http://mysoulcareschool.com - Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook- Join the FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/- Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Escape Burnout: 3 Keys to Refill Your Emotional Tank on Vacation #120
May 27, 2024 - 19 min
Feeling overwhelmed with summer plans? Not even sure where to start? In this episode, Bonnie explores 3 simple tips to break free from stress and truly enjoy your summer break. Learn to overcome decision fatigue, embrace simplicity, and create memorable experiences that refresh your mind, body, and soul.Tune into this episode to discover practical soul care tips based on science and scripture, ensuring your vacation is both restful and rejuvenating. Whether you need a peaceful retreat or an adventurous escape, Bonnie’s insights will help you make the most of your time off.Key Takeaways:- Overcoming Decision Fatigue: Understand how too many options can paralyze us and learn strategies to simplify your choices for a more enjoyable summer- Embrace Novelty: Discover the power of trying new things to create lasting memories and boost your joy.-  Do Less, Enjoy More: Focus on one main activity each day to enhance your experience and lower stress.- Create Meaningful Memories: Learn how to savor moments using your five senses, ensuring your vacation memories bring peace and joy long after you’ve returned home.- Spiritual Refreshment: Find out how spending quiet time with God can rejuvenate your spirit and bring deeper relaxation.Tune into this episode to gain valuable insights and practical tips that will transform your summer vacation into a time of true rest and renewal.LINKS & RESOURCES- Summer read: Grab one of Bonnie's bestselling books: https://amzn.to/4azae1K- Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment!- Check out Bonnie's Soul Care courses: http://mysoulcareschool.com- Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook- Join FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/- Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
The Gift of Rest: Why Leisure Isn't a Waste of Time #119
May 20, 2024 - 17 min
LINKS & RESOURCES- Sign up for NEW "Breath Rest with Jesus" course http://mysoulcareschool.com- Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment – to learn which area of wellness you’re missing - Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook- Join FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/- Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Healing Toxic Ties: Breaking Free from Relationship Guilt #118
May 13, 2024 - 20 min
LINKS & RESOURCES- Sign up for NEW "Breath Rest with Jesus" course http://mysoulcareschool.com- Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment – to learn which area of wellness you’re missing - Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook- Join FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/- Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
4 Ways to Heal from Toxic Mother Relationships: A Mother's Day Special
May 6, 2024 - 19 min
Mother's Day is around the corner. How are you feeling? In this heartfelt episode, Bonnie explores the complexities of navigating Mother's Day when you have a difficult or toxic relationship with your mom. Drawing from her own experiences and faith journey, Bonnie offers invaluable insights and practical tips for finding healing and peace, even amidst challenging family dynamics.Learn to Navigate Mother's Day with grace and peace. Explore four powerful ways to find healing from toxic mother relationships:Tune into this episode to celebrate Mother's Day with peace and joy, regardless of your circumstances.Key Takeaways:- Gain practical tips for navigating Mother's Day with difficult family dynamics- Release Shame: You are not responsible for fixing your mother's faults. - Embrace Grief: Allow yourself to grieve the loss of the ideal mother-daughter relationship. - Redefine motherhood: Create new memories towards healing and healthier relationships.Join Bonnie as she guides you toward healing and restoration this Mother's Day season. Remember, you are loved, cherished, and worthy of all the joy this world has to offer. LINKS & RESOURCES- Sign up for NEW "Breath Rest with Jesus" course http://mysoulcareschool.com- Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment – to learn which area of wellness you’re missing - Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook- Join FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/- Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
3 Surefire Ways to Nurture Peace of Mind & Quiet Stressful Thoughts #116
April 29, 2024 - 18 min
LINKS & RESOURCES- Sign up for the NEW "Breath Rest with Jesus" course at http://mysoulcareschool.com - Read "How to Be Less Busy & More Happy" by Arthur Brooks, The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/04/busyness-boredom-happiness-worklife/678085/ - Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment – to learn which area of wellness you’re missing  - Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook - Join FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/ - Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Be Less Busy, Less Mentally Fatigued & More Peaceful #115
April 22, 2024 - 20 min
Ever wondered how to find peace in the midst of life's chaos? Soul Care Mentor Bonnie Gray explores the science behind relaxation and the spiritual significance of finding solace in God's presence.Learn to cultivate a peaceful lifestyle and the importance of accessing your brain's Default Mode Network for true relaxation, and explore creative ways to meditate on God's word, fostering a deeper connection with Him.Tune into this episode to embrace practical strategies to improve wellness by incorporating rest into your daily life.Key Takeaways:- Rest isn't just about inactivity; it's about finding peace and joy in God's presence.- Quietness plays a vital role in mental and emotional rejuvenation.- Cultivate a daily practice of rest and meditation to experience God's peace amidst life's busyness.LINKS & RESOURCES- Sign up for the NEW "Breath Rest with Jesus" course at http://mysoulcareschool.com - Read "How to Be Less Busy & More Happy" by Arthur Brooks, The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/04/busyness-boredom-happiness-worklife/678085/ - Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment – to learn which area of wellness you’re missing  - Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook - Join FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/ - Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
I Stress, Therefore I Am: 4 Ways To Pursue Rest & Lower Stress #114
April 15, 2024 - 22 min
Are you caught in the whirlwind of stress, constantly battling against the tide of anxiety and worry? Join Bonnie Gray on a journey to find solace and rejuvenation in the midst of life's chaos.In this episode, we delve into the heart of rest and restoration. Have you ever wondered how to truly experience rest amidst life's demands? Well, wonder no more. Bonnie explores the transformative power of rest, diving deep into the intersection of scripture, science, and soul care. Learn to unlock the secrets of rest as Bonnie guides you through practical tips and spiritual insights.Tune into this episode to learn 4 Ways to gain freedom from stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. Reclaim your joy, rediscover your purpose, and refresh your soul as we journey together toward a life of rest and renewal.Key Takeaways:- Discover how even a 10-min brief moment of pause can shift your body's stress response and restore calm - Cultivate soul care creativity: Engage in creative activities to relax your nervous system, lower rumination, and boost your mood.- Embark on adventures of learning: Explore new experiences as pathways to breaking unhealthy habits and finding joy in God's goodness.- Find strength in community: Share your journey with others, nurture resilience, and find mutual encouragement in the company of fellow travelers.- Renew your spirit through soul care: Connect with Jesus in moments of quiet reflection, allowing His presence to satisfy and replenish your weary soul.Breath Prayer: (Inhale) For I will satisfy the weary soul //  (Exhale) And every languishing soul I will replenish Scripture Promise: "For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” (Jer 31:25 ESV)LINKS & RESOURCES- Sign up for NEW "Breath Rest with Jesus: Create Rhythms of Rest" course at http://mysoulcareschool.com- Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your personal wellness assessment – to learn which area of wellness you’re missing - Get Bonnie’s bestseller hit "Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm" https://bit.ly/thebreathebook- Join FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/- Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Discover God's Rest, Wellness, & Wonder By Doing This 1 Simple Surprising Thing on Your Walk #113
April 1, 2024 - 23 min
LINKS & RESOURCES Listen to all 6 Guided Prayer Meditations to heal the soul : https://bit.ly/3TP9Pm Take FREE Soul Care Quiz at soulcarequiz.com – your wellness assessment – to learn which area of wellness you’re missing Get Bonnie’s ECPA bestseller Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm Join FREE Breathe Newsletter!  https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/ Follow Bonnie at www.instagram.com/thebonniegray & www.facebook.com/thebonniegray Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Meet Your Host
Bonnie Gray is the author of Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Whispers of Rest. An inspirational speaker and retreat leader, she has touched thousands of lives through storytelling, visual arts, nature, prayer and meditation. Bonnie’s writing is featured at Relevant Magazine, (in)courage, and Christianity Today. She lives in California with her husband and their two sons.
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