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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

with Bonnie Gray

Say No to a Stressful Christmas and Burnout and Say Yes to God's Peace - Ep. 51

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Why is busyness true for you during the holidays? Do you tend to focus on doing what everyone else wants to do for the holidays, but forget to consider it’s causing you burnout, busyness, and stress? Learn why it isn’t selfish to prioritize the things that bring you peace, joy, and beauty at Christmas, but soul care to draw closer to God’s love.

Learn the 4 important questions to ask yourself, to make changes in your schedule and your story, so you can heal and find peace at Christmas with Jesus.

Bonnie explores the topic of people pleasing, saying no to others to say yes to God, with her special guest Jessica, who is a mom with four kids to consider practical steps to change Christmas burnout to Christmas peace.


  • How healing the inner child in you is an important part of experiencing God’s peace
  • Why asking yourself what you want isn’t selfish but soul nurturing with God
  • How is God prompting you to prioritize what brings you peace this Christmas?
  • Why it’s important to work on your well-being, learning that God cares about your experience of the holidays.

Scripture: “For nothing will be impossible with God.” - Luke 1:37

Soul Care Tips: The Power of Creating Experiences and Novelty to Lower Anxiety and Boost Your Mood


  • Sign up for Bonnie’s FREE 4-Week Breathe Online Bible Study to break free from anxiety, stress, and worry at Prioritize studying God’s Word & learn new wellness habits with soul care in the new year! Get 4 LIVE Sessions + Community Support with Bonnie Gray.
  • Pre-order Bonnie’s new book to break free from stress, worry, anxiety, Breathe: 21 Ways to Stress Less & Transform Chaos to Calm
  • Take the Soul Care Quiz at 

Learn what type of care you need to lower stress and flourish in your life with God’s peace and joy. Take this FREE Personal Wellness Assessment to receive a stress less analysis to find out what kind of care you’re missing!

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December 05, 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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