089 – Depression Busters: Taking Action Manages Anxiety

Failure to take action raises my anxiety levels through the roof. Tasks unfinished, not started, and procrastinated cause an overwhelming feeling. When things are not moving forward the way we feel they should, we start to feel hopeless and depressed. Today, we talk about how the failure to take action on important things can actually push us deeper into depression. 

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088 – Depression Busters: When You Just Cannot Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is very important in overcoming depression. When we don’t get enough sleep, or endure sleepless nights, we are less able to deal with normal anxiety. Many people struggle with sleeplessness. In this episode we talk about some of the things that have helped us sleep even when dealing with high levels of anxiety.

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087 – Depression Busters: Rest and Energy Levels

Rest & Energy Levels

Rest and energy levels are vitally important to your emotional health. Sleeping well, proper pacing, perspective pauses, intentionally managing energy levels in four zones, and balancing taking action and taking breaks. Many things associated with living, leading, and loving, cast a shadow across our joy and cause us to slide, or at least start sliding toward depression. In this episode we continue our “Depression Busters” series, as we discuss the importance of rest and refreshing.

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086 – Friends: Why You Need Friends, How to Find Friends, How to Make Friends, How to Keep Friends

Making Friends

We need friends. Life and leadership is about people. It is about relationships. You cannot be emotionally healthy in a vacuum. Most of us only have a few friends, people we can count on, people with whom we are doing life. In fact, if you have one or two, you are blessed. A lot of people don’t have any intimate friends. In this episode we explore the importance of friends in overcoming depression, how to find friends, make friends, and strengthen our connection to them.

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083 – We Experience Joy When We Learn to Trust

Joy Through Trust

Living joyfully requires putting our trust in the right things. Anxiety strips us of joy, but trusting in the right things gives us the certainty necessary to alleviate or lessen anxiety. We experience joyful living out of a posture of peace. In this episode we discuss the peace that surpasses all understanding, and experiencing joy and joyful living when we learn to trust.

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082 – We Experience Joy from the Inside Out

Joy from the inside out

Joy comes from the inside not the outside. Joy comes from the work Christ is doing inside us. Believe it or not, joy comes more from the things we lose, or let go of, than for the things we have, or hold on to. We continue on our journey through the New Testament book of Philippians and learning to live a life of joy in spite of the circumstances or challenges we face.

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