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*Awarded 'Best Lifestyle Podcast' by Spark Media* Join NeuroCoach and Bible teacher Alicia Michelle each week for this award-winning podcast that equips Christian women with proven brain-based mindset strategies and biblical truth for healing from anxiety, overwhelm, people-pleasing for more peace and calm. Listen and subscribe for life-changing wisdom from Alicia's work with hundreds of clients on practical ways to manage your emotions with God’s grace and truth in order to discover abundan ...
 
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As Christian women, how are we supposed to manage our emotions? It’s normal to have emotions that cause us shame, overwhelm and fear, but how can we offer these difficult emotions godly compassion? How can we cultivate emotional awareness and find healing from mindset struggles rooted in past pain? In today’s episode, you will hear from Jessica Hot…
 
Are you in need of a sabbatical rest from the busyness of life? We think, “It must be nice to take a break from everything going on in life,” right? If you struggle with overachieving and the need for accomplishment like I used to, then it can be so hard to choose rest and take a break, even though we know God tells us we need rest. What can findin…
 
Do you ever wonder, “is this as good as it gets?” Maybe on the outside, life seems good (marriage, kids, etc.), but you still hunger for abundant living–a life filled with purpose and meaning. How do we discover abundant living when we know Christ is our true sense of satisfaction and our source of unconditional love, but we don’t feel fulfilled an…
 
Looking for fresh motivation to begin the back to school season? What healthy mindsets can we cultivate about life balance so that we can create a fall schedule that doesn’t result in mom burnout? How can we create a personal and family schedule that is full but still makes space for rest and replenishment? Today’s episode shares 4 practical questi…
 
Do you avoid rest, even though you know you need rest and God says sabbath is important? You keep on working, never stopping, always going from one thing to the next, but you feel burnout creeping in. Since rest is a normal human need, why do we make excuses about rest, push ourselves to exhaustion, and rarely prioritize rest, even though we need i…
 
Do you feel defeated when your stressful and anxious thoughts surface? We want to stop our anxiety in the moment and find a “quick-fix” strategy to help stop us from feeling the pain, but that doesn’t address the underlying mindset issues we’re facing. Let’s talk about how to manage anxiety, take responsibility for the anxiety that isn’t going to g…
 
Do you struggle with guilt and shame about your anxious thoughts? For Christians, guilt and shame often go hand-in-hand with anxiety struggles because we think, “I’m a Christian. I should be able to let go of worry!” Let’s explore healthy ways to let go of the shame and release the guilt about worry, anxiety, and fear, and discover a new way to res…
 
Anxiety is the number one mental health issue today. What are some bible verses on anxiety that can help us lean on God and grow in our faith when anxiety strikes? Today I’m sharing 4 anxiety bible verses taken from the anxiety Bible study inside the Calm Your Anxiety Tool Kit. Let’s talk about how to find more calm and peace when dealing with anxi…
 
How can we trust God again when we have a fear of being hurt? We want to trust God, but these deep subconscious thoughts and fears are blocking us from being able to deepen that trust with Him. When we make decisions rooted in fear it causes us to hear God’s voice less and less, which can lead to anger or frustration. We have to take control of our…
 
Many of us wonder “How can we connect to God and hear God’s voice?” We want to know when God is speaking, but often we overlook the mindset piece that can hinder our ability to hear God’s voice. When we’re struggling with shame and feeling not enough or we’re dealing with guilt it can be incredibly hard to hear God’s voice over our own mental chatt…
 
How can managing our thoughts help us hear God’s voice and grow spiritually? What role do fear, negative thoughts and anxiety play in our ability to hear God’s voice and to grow spiritually? What happens when we don’t feel God emotionally and we’re not sure if we can still hear His voice? These are important questions about how our mindset can affe…
 
Prayer is powerful and an essential part of our spiritual growth, but many of us struggle with praying confidently or praying regularly. If prayer is conversation with God, why does prayer feel so hard sometimes? What gets in the way of having a consistent prayer time? Since prayer connects us with God, and connection with God changes our mindset, …
 
Today we’re talking about surrendering to God for more peace. What does it mean to surrender? It’s more than simply knowing what you are in control of and what you are not. I’m sharing what we need to ask ourselves if we feel like we need peace, or if we need to surrender but we aren’t sure how to get there. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: [3:50] Managing our m…
 
So many people struggle to manage anxiety, and it can feel so debilitating. As Christian women, we know we are called to be brave, but anxiety often holds us back from what God has called us to do. In today’s conversation with Amy Debrucque, we discuss how to take courage and release fear so we can live boldly for God despite struggling with anxiet…
 
Life is full of spiritual battles. How can we stay strong when we’re enduring spiritual attacks from the enemy? What can we do to be mentally strong during a spiritual battle? Let’s talk about seven different ways to stay strong during a spiritual battle, based on neuroscience and biblical truth. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: [4:50] What it means to walk thro…
 
I often get questions about how to reduce stress and manage overwhelm. As part of this series about the most common questions I’m asked by Christian women about mindset, today I’m talking about how to renew your thoughts and feel God’s peace. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: [1:55] The connection between mindset and stress management [6:20] The brain science beh…
 
Ever wonder “How can I keep a positive mindset when I’m surrounded by negative people?” This question came up frequently when we did a recent podcast listener survey. We don’t want to let other people’s moods affect our mindset, and we don’t want their negativity to drag us down. How can we stay positive around negative people? Today I’m sharing th…
 
“How can I break free from self sabotage?” is always one of the top mindset questions I’m asked as a Christian mindset coach. Today I’m sharing a very specific self sabotage exercise that goes along with the self sabotage behavior strategies and the questions we have discussed in the other episodes in this series. I can’t wait to share this simple-…
 
Are you tired of engaging in self sabotage behavior? Then you’ll love the powerful questions and healthy behavior strategies for managing self-sabotage shared in today’s podcast episode. These self-sabotage strategies (based on brain science and biblical truth) address the root of self-sabotage from a compassionate perspective that honors the biolo…
 
Do you use food as comfort too? It’s such a common form of self-sabotage for women! Today I’m sharing a mindset coaching conversation I had with Angela, a member of the Christian Mindset Makeover, about her struggle with binge eating for comfort at night. Can’t wait for you to hear Angela’s story and how we help her discover the root thought behind…
 
Here’s the #1 mindset question I’m asked as a mindset coach: “How do I stop doing what I don’t want to do?” We often refer to these behaviors as self-sabotage, and in fact, this topic is even mentioned in the Bible. We often refer to these behaviors as self-sabotage, and in fact, this topic is even mentioned in the Bible. If we know how we want to …
 
Welcome to the new podcast: The Christian Mindset Coach with Alicia Michelle! We have been working on this for several months now, and it is really in line with the direction that we see the podcast going, as well as with the needs that you all are sharing with us. There is a need for this content and this information, and I’m thrilled to bring it …
 
Hey friend! So glad you're here and want to learn more about this podcast: The Christian Mindset Coach with Alicia Michelle. Take a listen to this quick intro to me (Alicia Michelle) and my heart behind equipping Christian women with brain-and-biblically based mindset tools that help you step out of overwhelm and worry and into the peace, freedom a…
 
Do you struggle with competition with other women? Do you long to build community with others but find yourself stuck in comparison? I’ll admit: I’ve allowed my competitive nature to steal from my life, hurt relationships and friendships, and limit the work that God wants to do in me. Yet more than ever, we need to build connections with other Chri…
 
Ever found yourself unintentionally stuck in the comparison trap? As we seek self-improvement and look to make our lives better we can easily fall into the comparison trap. We know that comparison is an incredibly destructive mindset, but how can we manage our thoughts in a way that doesn’t use comparison as a motivation for self-improvement? Where…
 
Want to lose weight, eat healthy, work out more, detox, or improve your physical health in 2022? What if I told you that your mindset about your body plays a huge role in your success? Today, we’re talking about how to make the physical changes we desire by first getting in touch with the toxic thoughts behind our overeating or self-sabotaging beha…
 
Let’s celebrate! It’s our three year anniversary of The Vibrant Christian Living Podcast. Three years ago I started this podcast for Christian women to share about what it means to renew our minds in a very practical sense in this modern world, including equipping women to know how to grow closer to God and understand how our minds work by connecti…
 
If there is one book that has taught me more than any other book, next to the Bible, about God’s love, it is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. The power of God’s love flows through the pages of this book, and I am astounded every time I read it (I just finished my eighth reading of the book!). Redeeming Love has almost 15,000 5-star reviews on Ama…
 
How can we find more rest when rest seems to be just out of reach? I understand–you want to get more rest (especially mental rest), but you aren’t sure how to make it happen. If you feel exhausted and need practical ways to get rest in your busy life then you’ll love today’s episode with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, internal medicine doctor and author…
 
Ready to find more joy as we start a brand new year? I love fresh starts, but making change in our lives is not what is going to bring us joy. Biblical joy starts with a mindset switch. As Christians, we often wonder what godly joy looks like. If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that we can’t predict what is going to happen and we c…
 
How can we be more confident in our identity as Christian women? What does it mean to have godly confidence instead of self-confidence? We’re kicking off the new year with this conversation with Confidence Coach Trish Blackwell on how to let go of those things that steal our confidence so that we can fully step into our calling as daughters of God.…
 
We’ve been talking about how to have a fresh start and make changes that last. That’s what today’s episode on how to use brain hacks for new habits is a perfect fit for our series on new year resolutions. How can we use the power of our mind to streamline life changes so that they become automatic and easier? I’m sharing three practical ways we can…
 
Looking for a goal setting strategy that sets you up to actually achieve them? This episode is part two in a three-part series on goal setting and creating a mindset that is going to support us in the changes we want to make in the new year. Today we’re talking about how to set goals that will be effective, but that also capitalize on using the rig…
 
Ready for fresh starts and new beginnings in the new year? This episode is part one in a three-part series on goal setting and creating a mindset that is going to support us in the changes we want to make in the new year. Today we’re talking about the vital step we must take before we set New Years resolutions or make changes. Plus I’m sharing the …
 
Finding soul rest is at the top of several of our to-do lists for the upcoming year. But how do we get to rest? How can we find rest in everyday practical ways? Today I’m sharing what I’ve learned about rest and giving you my ten favorite resources for finding soul rest. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: [2:26] Why soul rest is important [8:04] What rest is and w…
 
Although it seems counterintuitive, a battle with depression can help us grow closer to God. We know depression exists, and maybe we have struggled with depression ourselves, but we don’t really talk about depression enough in the Church. We might wonder, where is God when I’m battling depression? What does God say about overcoming depression? Is i…
 
Self compassion is a big part of having a healthy identity as a Christian woman, or just as a woman in general. If we struggle with perfectionism, however, at times it can feel downright impossible to have compassion for ourselves. All we can see are the things that are wrong, or the things that need to change. How can we cultivate self compassion …
 
How can we mentally prepare for the holiday season without a loved one and manage grief at the holidays? Managing loss at Christmas and Thanksgiving can be extremely difficult since these seasons are traditionally a time of family celebration and fun. In today’s podcast episode we will be speaking about grief as related to the loss of a loved one, …
 
How can we find hope when times are difficult? We may have hope when times are easy, but what happens when that hope turns to despair and we’re plagued with negative thoughts of hopelessness? Even if we have faith in God, when there is something so terrible, so difficult, so unimaginable happening in front of us, hope can feel really far away. Toda…
 
What does the Bible say about managing emotions and how can these verses help us manage negative thoughts and even grow closer to God? We are sharing 10 Bible verses on managing emotions that every Christian needs to know. I’ve arranged these mindset Bible verses in a specific pattern to help us understand the big mindset issues we face in managing…
 
I’m often asked “how do I create mental space to grow closer to God when my life is so busy?” Today I’m excited to bring in bestselling author Christy Wright for her perspective on how to find life balance and create life rhythms to support your priorities, such as spiritual growth. Christy will be sharing from her new book Take Back Your Time whic…
 
Christian meditation for teens is a wonderful way for teen girls and teen boys to learn how to renew their minds and grow closer to God. If you’ve ever wondered how to help your kids overcome negative thoughts, today’s conversation with Sarah Geringer offers great insight on how to help our kids manage toxic thoughts using the power of God’s word. …
 
As we get closer to Thanksgiving, many of us start thinking about how to be more grateful and what it means to be grateful. Gratitude is much easier when life is good, but how can we practice gratitude when hard times hit? How can we authentically practice gratitude when we are frustrated and unhappy with our life circumstances? I honestly believe …
 
The most frustrating part of renewing your mind is self-sabotage. Why would we work against ourselves to change our hearts and thoughts when we know what God wants for us? Today we’re talking about what it means to self-sabotage, where self-sabotaging thought patterns come from, and why so many of us struggle with these self-sabotaging behaviors. P…
 
In today’s episode, I’m sharing all the details about brain priming: what it is, how it works, why it’s effective, and why it is the number one tool I use to help women overcome negative thoughts - especially when they feel stuck in toxic thinking ruts and they just can’t get out. Once we’ve discovered some of the core thought patterns (especially …
 
Have you ever felt held back being who you want to be in a relationship? Maybe you’ve had past hurts and those keep you from new relationships. You might want to meet new people and develop deeper relationships, but then you self-sabotage the relationship and cut off the relationship before things get started. What deeper mindsets are at play here?…
 
I frequently hear from women about how their inner critic runs the show, and I have struggled with it as well. If you feel that mental battle going on inside and you want some relief, this episode is for you. Today I’m going to share a powerful strategy that truly transformed how I relate to the inner critic and has been an incredible tool for help…
 
What can practicing love in action look like? Is loving others or being “the hands and feet of Jesus” just a nice term we throw around in Christianity? This is something that really challenged me recently, and I encourage you to take some time to think about it as well. In today’s conversation with my friend Somer Colbert, we boil it down to what e…
 
Today we’re talking about overcoming negative thoughts - and if you struggle with negative thoughts, then you know that you cannot just get rid of them! You have probably tried to stop them, but for whatever reason, they feel like they’re stuck in your mind. I want to help you understand why that is happening, and why it’s related to subconscious t…
 
Do you have a fear of pursuing God’s calling for your life? It can be overwhelming to think about the big plans God is preparing us for! If you want to pursue your calling (but aren’t sure how to push past the fear) you’ll love this coaching conversation with Stacey from the Christian Mindset Makeover as we help her work through the mindsets and ne…
 
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