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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

with Bonnie Gray

Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast Episodes
How to Cope and Stay Calm When Your Plans Fall Through
June 20, 2022 - 17 min
What do you do when things don’t turn out the way you hoped they would – even when you tried so hard to plan things right? Bonnie shares her soul care tips on turning that disappointing moment and the stress into an opportunity to stop and exhale disappointment and expectations – and inhale calm and God’s peace. You’ll learn practical ways to get through a hard week when plans fail to line up, so you can get unstuck and move forward.

Scripture: ”Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4

Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Lower you anxiety and stress by making new plans so you can experience anticipatory joy.


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Join Bonnie’s Summer Book Club for Sweet Like Jasmine, 2022 Christian Book Award Finalist + Free Writer’s Publishing Seminar at https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/

Want Scientific Articles for Today’s Show? https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/

Get Bonnie’s FREE Stress Less Devotional! https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/

Grab a copy of Bonnie’s Book: Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul: https://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Rest-Days-Gods-Revitalize/dp/1455598208/

FOLLOW BONNIE:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com
Release Relational Stress: Thoughts on the Depp/Heard Trial
June 06, 2022 - 18 min
Do you struggle with relational stress? Bonnie shares her soul-care thoughts on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial. When you find it hard to shake hurtful words that overtake your heart, learn to release the stress of hurtful words to God. Don’t put your heart to the side. Exhale that stress to Jesus. Bonnie shows you how to restore peace and calm with God’s promises. Your emotional wellness is important to God.

Scripture: “You are my shelter and my shield; I put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:114
Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Simply Looking at Trees Reduces Stress Levels

LINKS & RESOURCES:
• Want Scientific Articles for Today’s Show? https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/
• Get Bonnie’s FREE Stress Less Devotional! https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/
• Grab a copy of Bonnie’s Book: Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul. https://amzn.to/3x8NIuW

FOLLOW BONNIE:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com
Brain Fog Is No Joke: Reduce Mental Fatigue & Stop Stress Scrolling
May 31, 2022 - 17 min
Bonnie is back with new episodes starting today!

When your brain is exhausted, it becomes harder to think, reason, and focus. Stress negatively affects our well-being and when we carry stress over time and are inundated with the deluge of information, we can experience mental fatigue. Learn how to lower the effects of chronic stress and brain fog, which is also listed as a symptom of covid, and how to break strolling addiction.

Scripture: “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.” - Exodus 33:14

Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Power of Microbreaks, Staying Hydrated and Stopping Mindless Stress Scrolling

LINKS & RESOURCES:

• Want Scientific Articles for Today’s Show? https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/
• Get Bonnie’s FREE Stress Less Devotional! https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/
• Grab a copy of Bonnie’s Book: Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul.: https://amzn.to/3t2zCd1

FOLLOW BONNIE:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com
Introducing: Get Your Brave On
May 16, 2022 - 27 min
Bonnie is taking a break for just a little while longer, but while she is gone, we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to a new show in the LifeAudio network: Get Your Brave On, hosted by Amanda Carroll.

Amanda adopted the phrase "Get Your Brave On" ten years ago when she became a single mother of 3. Her podcast is dedicated to helping you live strong and courageously no matter what life throws at you.

In today’s episode, Amanda talks with Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood (littertwood) about taking drastic action to get un-stuck in life.

Subscribe to Get Your Brave On:

LifeAudio: https://www.lifeaudio.com/get-your-brave-on-with-amanda-carroll/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/51VvkAI5YZg2TbZRK7NBGH
Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-your-brave-on-with-amanda-carroll/id1091365798

Believe in the possibility of victory! With special guest Brooke Ligertwood (Hillsong Worship) Do you feel like your life has been on pause? Are you stagnant, but deep inside you want to burst out into a new life? This podcast will help you learn how to take drastic action and get UN-STUCK, so you can propel yourself forward out of any plot twist in life.

Follow Amanda:
https://www.getyourbraveon.info/
https://www.facebook.com/amandacarrollshow/

Follow Brooke:
https://www.brookeligertwood.com/
@brookeligertwood
How to Be Gentle with Yourself (Re-Air)
May 09, 2022 - 21 min
We are all exhausted after a year of distance working via Zoom and screens without delineation between personal time and work time, parenting and working from home. Bonnie inspires us to break out of cookie-cutter expectations and quiet the critical voices that make us feel less than enough. She also explores fresh ideas to re-energize your motivation.

Scripture: “Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.” - 1 Peter 5:7

Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Make something with your hands. Benefits of lowering anxiety.

LINKS & RESOURCES:

For links to this study and more, sign up for Bonnie’s Newsletter: https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/

For more encouragement, order Bonnie’s book Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness, an Amazon #1 New Release in Christian Biographies.

Sign up for a free Audiobook or Stories of Faith Guided Journal at https://sweetlikejasmine.com/

Sign up for Bonnie’s Soul Care Newsletter for more soul care tips here: https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/

FOLLOW BONNIE:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
Her site: http://www.thebonniegray.com
Introducing: Teach Us to Pray
April 25, 2022 - 17 min
While Bonnie is taking a break, we are sharing a few other shows in our network. Today, we're sharing Teach Us to Pray with Christina Patterson. You can find all of our episodes of Teach Us to Pray right here: https://www.lifeaudio.com/teach-us-to-pray/episodes

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1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭instructs believers to pray without ceasing, but have you ever wondered if this type of continual prayer was possible and if so, how to do it? In today’s episode, Christina explains what it means to pray without ceasing and three important ways you can start this life-changing type of prayer today.

Resources Mentioned in This Podcast:

Download Christina's Free 5 Day Prayer Guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer: https://www.subscribepage.com/prayerguide

Connect with Christina Paterson: https://www.belovedwomen.org

Study the Bible with Christina and Beloved Women at https://www.belovedwomen.org/join

Scriptures in the Podcast are from ESV, NLT, NIV.
Introducing: Christian Parent, Crazy World
April 18, 2022 - 21 min
Christian Parent, Crazy World helps you raise godly kids in an ungodly world. Each episode addresses a critical question for parents of Christian children. You can find all of our episodes at: https://www.lifeaudio.com/christian-parent-crazy-world/episodes

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LifeWay Research survey: Two-thirds of teens say they stopped going to church for at least a year between 18-22.

Mama Bear Apologetics, by Hillary Morgan Ferrer, “Most studies indicate between 45%-48% of youth leave the church after their freshman year in college.

You Lost Me by David Kinnaman found that after age 15, almost 60% of young Christians disconnect from their church.

Assemblies of God Study found possibly over two-thirds of young people will step away from the Christian faith while attending a non-Christian university. Between 50% and 66.7% of AoG teens who attend a non-Christian university will have left the faith ?four years after entering college.

Southern Baptist Convention Data: SBC indicates 70-88% of their youth leave after their freshman year in college. 70% of teens involved in church youth groups stop attending church within two years of their high school graduation.

WHY ARE THEY LEAVING?
“Young adults are dropping out of church in large numbers, survey finds. This is why.” By Holly Meyer, USA Today

“The Tops Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church,” by Griffen Paul Jackson, Christianity Today

Why Christian Kids Leave the Faith by Tom Bisset

WHAT EXACTLY DO TODAY’S TEENS BELIEVE THAT MAKE IT SO EASY FOR THEM TO LEAVE THE FAITH?

“Most studies indicate between 45%-48% of youth leave the church after their freshman year in college and never return (Mama Bear Apologetics, p. 29)

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Follow Catherine:
https://catherinesegars.com/
https://www.instagram.com/catherinesegars/
S2 E27: Move Out of Survival Mode and Let God Make Things New in You
April 11, 2022 - 20 min
This week leading into Easter, Bonnie guides you to move into newness. Learn how your mind and emotions falls into old patterns and how to create new paths and grow. Create new pathways and rewrite your story with improved emotional wellness and health. Bonnie shows us how you can step over doubt to rest into God’s timing to set your heart free to pursue the new changes God puts on your heart.

Learn about the power of “anticipatory joy” and understand the challenges to newness and how rest helps you take action to step out to create space for new ways to nurture your mental health, instead of busy. Week #6 of the Stress Less Lent Series.

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Lent Focus: Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane facing his anguish. “Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him… They said to one another, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was speaking to us on the road?’” - Luke 24:29-32

Scripture: “Behold, I am making all things new… in you.” Revelations 21:5

Soul Care Tip: Make weekend plans that bring you peace and fun. Research shows that simply making plans revitalizes you with what psychologists call anticipatory joy.

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Links + Resources from This Episode:

Download the FREE Stress Less Lent Devotional with the Breathe Newsletter: https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/

For more encouragement, order Bonnie’s book Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Like-Jasmine-Identity-Loneliness/dp/0736983422

Sign up for a free Audiobook or Stories of Faith Guided Journal at https://sweetlikejasmine.com/

Follow Bonnie on:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
Her site: https://www.thebonniegray.com
S2 E26: Heal Emotional Exhaustion by Taking Better Care of Yourself
April 04, 2022 - 19 min
(This is Week #5 of Soul Care Lent Retreat!)

Bonnie guides you to use your faith to take better care of yourself when you walk through the valley of emotional exhaustion. Feel uplifted and changed discouragement to encouragement. Learn the importance of refilling your inner resources of God when your heart, body hits the empty light of your emotional tank reserves.

Bonnie explores ways to make space for more beauty into your everyday life to experience God’s peace and comfort as you go through hard times. Learn the seven benefits of the power of classical music to help your body and emotions heal.

Lent Focus: Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane facing his anguish. “My soul is deeply grieved. Jesus fell on His face and prayed, saying, ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me’” (Mark 14:33, Matthew 26:39).

Scripture: “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us. I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:37-39

Soul Care Tip: Listening to beautiful classical music heals our souls too. Innumerable studies show the incredible mental and physical benefits of listening to classical music

Links + Resources from This Episode:

Download the FREE Stress Less Lent Devotional with the Breathe Newsletter: https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/

For more encouragement, order Bonnie’s book Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Like-Jasmine-Identity-Loneliness/dp/0736983422

Sign up for a free Audiobook or Stories of Faith Guided Journal at https://sweetlikejasmine.com/

Follow Bonnie on:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
Her site: https://www.thebonniegray.com
S2 E25: When You Don’t Know What to Do: Facing Uncertainty with Confidence
March 28, 2022 - 19 min
(This is Week #4 of Soul Care Lent Retreat!)

Bonnie explores the stress of feeling stuck, facing uncertainty and you don’t know what to do and shows us how to restore calm during times we feel overwhelmed and return to a place of confidence when we face uncertainty. Learn how the power of focusing on God’s goodness frees your heart to take just the next step. Learn the Power of taking One Next Step to help you move forward.
Lent Focus: Jesus is in the Praetorium, handed over to Barabbas. “Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.” Matthew 27:26
Scripture: “See, I am doing something new. Now it springs forth. Will you not be aware of it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

Soul Care Tip: Enjoy aromatherapy of your favorite scent; Science shows that aromas powerfully affect our emotional well-being: lavender, orange, and peppermint helps signal to calm anxiety.

Links + Resources from This Episode:

Download the FREE Stress Less Lent Devotional with the Breathe Newsletter: https://thebonniegray.com/subscribe/

For more encouragement, order Bonnie’s book Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Like-Jasmine-Identity-Loneliness/dp/0736983422

Sign up for a free Audiobook or Stories of Faith Guided Journal at https://sweetlikejasmine.com/

Follow Bonnie on:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebonniegray
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebonniegray
Her site: https://www.thebonniegray.com
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