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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

with Bonnie Gray

S2 E23: What to Do When Life is Hard and Replenish Your Strength

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Bonnie explores what we can do when life feels hard and guides us to feel encouraged when we feel alone, face rejection or closed doors and it seems God is silent. Learn the power of “inviting rather than hiding” as Bonnie shares how Jesus himself used this practice when He faced his most anguished and troubled moments. Boost your resilience to stress when invite God and others into your situation when you face uncertainty and prayers feel unanswered. Week #2 of the Stress Less Lent Series.

Learn two powerful practices to move your body out of the fight or flight stress response and learn why it works: Naming what is troubling you and Taking a Nap.

Lent Focus: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsamane. “Then Jesus said, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here . . . with me.’ “ Matt. 26:38
Scripture: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.” Is.43:1

Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Name your troubles and hard struggles. Take a 30 minute nap. Research shows these practices are restorative, lowers cortisol, stress, and improves sleep.

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March 14, 2022
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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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