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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

with Bonnie Gray

S2 E8: Quieting Imposter Syndrome & Toxic People

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Have you struggled with being self-critical? Or felt attacked by critical people? In this episode, Bonnie helps us begin our journey to quiet the critical voices - the self-criticism and the harmful critiques of toxic people.

Scripture: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear.” 1 Jn 4:16-18

Soul Care Tip: Create new experiences. Benefits to boost your mood.

Scientific Research: Neurophysiology research shows that play improves mood and well-being, reducing anxiety, depression, stimulating creativity, and enhancing relationships.

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November 16, 2021
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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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