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Join NeuroCoach + Bible Teacher Alicia Michelle each week for brain-based mindset tips and biblical truth to learn how to renew your mind, overcome negative thoughts (such as perfectionism, shame, and feeling "not enough") and cultivate a purpose-filled life that honors God. Get a FREE workshop on how to transform your life by transforming your thoughts: VibrantChristianLiving.com/mind
 
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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…
 
Ever feel like you’re not good enough? We all struggle with feeling like we’re not good enough sometimes. In fact not feeling enough ("I’m not a good enough wife", "I’m not a good enough mom") is one of the most common broken soundtracks that Christian women struggle with. Why do so many of us struggle with feeling like we’re not good enough? How c…
 
I am a recovering perfectionist and a recovering workaholic. Do you struggle with being a workaholic or a perfectionist too? Today we’re talking about what it’s like to live inside the mind of a perfectionist and a workaholic so that if you struggle with these thought patterns and want to find healing you can find practical tips to renew your mind …
 
How does hustle culture and the need to achieve affect our thoughts and overall mental health? I believe the hustle culture is toxic.In fact, in 2017, the hustle culture mentality nearly took my life. Today I’m sharing my story of how I escaped from the hustle culture and the number one thing to focus on if you struggle with workaholism, perfection…
 
Has God asked you to step out in faith to pursue God-sized dreams or a life calling that feels scary and overwhelming? Even if we have a strong relationship with God, all kinds of negative thoughts and fear can arise when we step into a new season of trusting God with our life calling and big dreams. Today my guest Rachel Swanson and I are talking …
 
Struggle with body image issues + want more body confidence? Tired of being in the diet cycle? If you have a negative body image or feel unworthy or unhappy because of your body image, today’s podcast episode with Rachael Gilbert. offers great tips for renewing your thoughts about your body and encourages you that you’re not alone in these issues o…
 
What does it mean to be an addict or to be addicted to something? As Christians we’re called to not let anything get in the way of our relationship with God, and we don’t have to be ashamed to say “I am an addict” because Jesus offers forgiveness, healing and a way out of addiction. Do you find yourself falling into habits when you’re stressed as a…
 
What does spiritual rest or sabbath rest look like, and how can we give ourselves permission to embrace God’s gift of rest, set boundaries around our schedules, and seek sabbath rest without any guilt, shame, or fear? Today on the podcast my friend Deanna Mason and I are talking about how to create a lifestyle of soul rest—this is the deep kind of …
 
We all wonder how to find contentment in Christ when we’re struggling through life challenges, don't we? That’s what my guest Nicole Jacobsmeyer and I talk about on today’s podcast. We share about finding contentment in the Lord when we’re going through difficult seasons. We talk about how joy isn’t a requirement for contentment, the gifts of waiti…
 
How can we process grief in a healthy way that honors our emotions and honors God? How can we find healing through grief by using our story as an encouragement to others who are suffering through deep grief? Grief is never easy, but how can grief be an opportunity to grow closer to God? Today on the podcast Ashley Opliger of Bridget’s Cradles share…
 
How can we find answers to our questions about God? Many of us go to church and read our Bibles but we still struggle with very real questions about God. What are some of the biggest questions about a relationship with God, and how can we get our questions about the Bible or God answered so that we can grow spiritually? Today's on the podcast autho…
 
Ready to renew your thoughts with a mindset makeover? We’ve been talking for several weeks now about why managing our thoughts matters, the power of renewing our minds, how to stop overthinking, mindfulness for Christians and so much more. I’ve given you bible verses and scientific evidence on how to renew your mind so you can battle toxic thought …
 
What is mindfulness? Is mindfulness appropriate for Christians? Are there benefits of mindfulness to help anxiety, depression, and to help manage negative thoughts? Today we’re giving a mindfulness definition (what mindfulness is and is not), talk about how to practice mindfulness and explore the topic of what it means to be mindful as a Christian.…
 
Do you struggle with worry and want to know how to stop overthinking (every. little. thing.)? Maybe you need help to manage negative thoughts and to stop worrying about the future or dwelling on things in the past. But I understand--when you're stuck in overthinking, you’re lost in our own negative thought patterns and it’s hard to manage these rac…
 
When it comes to renewing your mind, friend, you and I are in a battle. The Bible tells us to guard our thoughts against anything that opposes God’s truth about us. Yet we continually struggle with negative thoughts that the enemy throws at us as part of the battlefield of the mind. What are some spiritual weapons of warfare you can use to renew yo…
 
What does it mean to be beautiful in the eyes of God? As a Christian woman, how can you find your beauty and worth in God? How can we honor God with our bodies and confidently believe God's truth about us that we are beautiful? I have two special guests on the podcast today—Bethany Beal (a former model) from Girl Defined and my 13-year-old daughter…
 
What is Christian meditation? How is Christian meditation different from eastern forms of meditation? And how can Christian meditation help us grow closer to God? Today my guest Sarah Geringer and I discuss the power of Christian meditation, including practical, everyday examples of how to use Christian meditation to work through negative thoughts …
 
What’s the difference between conviction vs condemnation? How can we let God convict us of areas that need to change without feeling guilt and shame known as condemnation? Today’s episode tackles this very important question about hearing God’s voice, being obedient to change and not living under the heaviness of guilt so we can grow closer to God.…
 
How can we cultivate authentic friendships with other women? What does it look like to be a good friend, to find good friends and to build strong friendships? We’re all looking for close friendships but what are some guidelines for building strong relationships? Author and speaker Amanda Anderson and I talk about how to be vulnerable in relationshi…
 
Today we’re talking about prayer, but specifically praying the promises of God, which means praying in faith that God’s promises are true for you. I love this conversation with my guest today Arabah Joy about the life-changing transformation that comes when we decide to, a little at a time, believe God’s promises for ourselves and act on them. Arab…
 
What are some great Christian Easter resources for growing closer to God? Easter is a wonderful way to renew your hope, and understand more about the power of the gift of salvation that Jesus gave us at the cross. Whether you want Easter Bible studies and devotionals to grow your faith during Lent, or you're looking for ways to honor Jesus' sacrifi…
 
Ever wondered “How can I hear God’s voice and confidently make decisions?” As Christian women who know the blessings and consequences of following God, we want to know God's voice so we can make confident decisions and experience God's peace. Hearing God’s voice isn't a simple formula but a beautiful discovery process that happens a bit at a time. …
 
As Christian women, how can we let go of bitterness and release anger? How can we learn to forgive others and let go of bitter feelings about past hurts? Today’s guest Clare Davy and I have a powerful conversation with our own stories of letting go of resentment, releasing bitterness and finding forgiveness for challenging situations. Clare Davy is…
 
Today I have some tough love for you. I want to empower you to overcome your fear and obstacles (and any feelings of being stuck spiritually) and decide to advocate for the spiritual change you need. Someone needs this (loving) encouragement to do what it takes to grow spiritually, whether that’s setting up boundaries around your time, getting your…
 
What is a weekly Bible teaching like inside our online Bible study for women on identity (Connected Bible Community)? Today on the podcast we're giving you a peek inside the weekly Bible lessons in the Connected Bible Community! Listen to this online Bible teaching video session to hear how we talk about Bible verses, share what we’ve learned in ou…
 
Spiritual growth is very important! But knowing how to grow closer to God starts with figuring out where you’re at in your spiritual journey, right? Today I'm going to introduce you to the Spiritual Growth Roadmap™: the 4 stages of spiritual growth framework I use in coaching and the Connected Bible Community to help women discern what they’re bigg…
 
Want to grow in your self confidence as a Christian? Or maybe you need spiritual healing with God? I'm thrilled to share stories from four Christian women today who have found transformation, confidence and peace recently as they've grown closer to God. Listen to these transformation stories on today's podcast episode and be inspired to grow in you…
 
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