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The Power of Words: 3 Ways to Find Calm & Heal Your Heart When Hurtful Words Harm - #92

October 09, 2023
00:00 19:24
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In this episode, Bonnie talks about how the words we use can powerfully shape our lives, both positively and negatively. 

Learn how research shows that negative or pain-related words can actually increase pain levels and trigger stress hormones like cortisol. On the flip side, positive, encouraging words release feel-good hormones like serotonin.

Bonnie encourages us to surround ourselves with affirming people who can speak life into challenging situations. She also guides us through a breathing exercise of meditating on the Breath Prayer "You will keep me in perfect peace" from Isaiah 26:3.

Listen to this episode. Soul care coach Bonnie's gentle wisdom provides simple yet profound tools to find calm through God's peace and joy.  Enjoy this calming pause to breathe God’s promise for you today to release stress and restore calm. Learn the scripture and science of well-being to renew your spirit.

Learn how:

  • Hearing verbal encouragement improves our performance and motivation
  • Telling our stories and building community combats isolation
  • Actions reveal our trust and confidence in God's love

Scripture Promise: "You will keep me in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3.

Soul Care Tips: Power of verbal encouragement, telling your story, the importance of speaking to friends, taking action


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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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