How can we break free from fear and anxiety in a world that feeds it?
In this episode of Live Creatively, I’m chatting with Christy Boulware. Christy is first a passionate follower of Christ. She is also a wife and a mom of three. With a deep desire to set women and teens free from the chains of fear and anxiety, Christy leads a non-profit organization called Fearless Unite. Through conferences, workshops. retreats, Bible studies, and devotionals, Christy speaks and writes about drastically decreasing the alarming statistics of anxiety in our world.
I loved this candid conversation with Christy about finding freedom from crippling fears and anxiety and how these can negatively impact our creativity. Of course, these struggles are not exclusive to creatives, but I know I have certainly wrestled with lots of fears along my own creative journey. And the world around us certainly gives plenty of reasons to feel anxious on a daily basis. And I know that I am not alone in these feelings and experiences.
Listen in as Christy and I chat about:
- Ways the world we live in feeds our fears and anxiety everyday
- Why anxiety is such a pressing and urgent issue on a larger scale
- Tips on how to overcome crippling fear and anxiety
- What are anxiety smoke alarms and how they can help us overcome fear and anxiety
- How fear and anxiety can negatively impact our creativity
Christy and I had such a great conversation that feels even more relevant and important now as this episode is releasing than when we recorded it. I know her words are going to encourage you and meet you where you are, especially if your heart has felt heavy and burdened by recent headlines.
What does it mean to Christy to Live Creatively?
“Ephesians 2:12. This is what it means to live creatively. ‘For we are God’s handi-work created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ So God created us. He is a creative being…He is the most creative being that ever existed and He created you to do good works. You’re His handiwork. So, to live creatively means that I’m gonna show up every single day as my authentic God-made self and I am not gonna compromise that. I’m gonna be me and me to the fullest because I know that God only made one Christy Boulware and I need to show up every single and live the way that God made me to be so that I can impact the world. Because at the end of the day, we are not here for our good. We are here for God’s good. And when we can live that way every single day that’s when you walk in the most creative way possible.”
If you find yourself struggling to overcome fear and feeling anxious, this episode is for you!
About Christy Boulware
Christy is first a passionate follower of Christ. She is also a wife and a mom of three. With a deep desire to set women and teens free from the chains of fear and anxiety, Christy leads a non-profit organization called Fearless Unite. Through conferences, workshops. retreats, Bible studies, and devotionals, Christy speaks and writes about drastically decreasing the alarming statistics of anxiety in our world.
You can find all of the links to connect with Christy and check out anything she mentioned in the episode below:
Nervous Breakthrough: Finding Freedom from Fear and Anxiety in a World that Feeds it
Exhaustion and hurry aren’t a badge of honor.
Fear and anxiety rage in our world―a weight we carry, producing profound physical consequences. We hustle hard and strive more each day, our priorities mismatched with our Savior’s―struggling to surrender our lives to his will. We believe our superwoman tendencies are amazing when they are in fact alarming. What will it take to rock the boat enough to awaken our souls? A total nervous breakdown?
A diagnosis of severe panic and anxiety disorder answered that question for Christy Boulware. Her fast-paced, highly driven, mis-prioritized life finally caught up with her. Eventually she went from being superwoman to staring at guns on her bedroom floor. Through her journey to recovery, Christy learned how to overcome fear and anxiety in a world that feeds both emotions. Whether you’re on the verge of a breakdown, in the middle of one, or worried you’re headed toward one―this book will show you how a breakdown can lead to a breakthrough. We have wasted enough time living in fear; let’s start living in freedom!
Through this book, the reader will:
• Lay down superwoman tendencies and discover how to fully surrender to a trustworthy God.
• Stop anxiety before it starts by recognizing its smoke alarms.
• Recognize ungodly thoughts and replace them before they snowball out of control.
• Learn why the presence of fear does not mean your faith is weak.
• Discover where science complements God’s Word to achieve a balanced approach for overcoming anxiety.
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