I was a pastor when I nearly died by suicide. My story, From Pastor to a Psych Ward, is an Amazon best-selling book, and now you can listen to all 13-episodes of my story as a serial podcast on iTunes. When I left home that Sunday night, I knew my wife and little boy would never […]
Hi, I’m Steve Austin, and I’m thankful to connect with you. I’m so excited about the opportunity to collaborate with your church to host a Self-Care Sunday. Here’s how to host a Self-Care Sunday for your church or small group… But first, here’s a little about me: I’m a speaker, life coach, and Amazon best-selling author. […]
Lots of people think self-care is just for long-haired hippies, who sit in the grass and hum. But here’s the stone cold truth about self-care, from a guy who’s been there. The Truth about Self-Care Self-care is fighting back. It is standing up to everything that pulls against your happiness, attention, and sense of self-worth. […]
Crisis strikes, often without warning. It leaves us reeling from the impact, wondering what happened and how we’ll ever move forward. When it seems like the sky is actually falling, it’s hard to think clearly. That’s one more reason why self-care is vital on the good days. If you aren’t in crisis mode right now, […]
The struggle with anyone who chooses a more public life is that the fishbowl concept consistently comes into play. People stand around to watch you swim. The thing is, most folks don’t know enough about fish to know if they are swimming or drowning until the fish is floating at the top of the bowl.
Yet the fishbowl struggle is often a blessing.
Since I started offering self-care sessions, I have been constantly blown away by the amount of trust people place in me. I’m meeting people for the first time, often via phone or Skype, and within the first 15 minutes, they begin to bare their souls, telling me about their one deep wound -their great sadness, the thing […]
Are you ready to get your life back? Over the past ten years, whether I’ve been serving as a worship pastor, best-selling author, blogger, or host of CXMH, my goal has remained constant: to shatter the lies of shame with love and messy grace. As a self-care coach, I believe life is all about taking my story and using it to […]