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Rhythms for Life

Are you managing stress or is your stress managing you? What practical steps can you take each day for sustained emotional, spiritual and relational health? In the Rhythms for Life podcast, authors, speakers, and founders of Q Ideas, Gabe Lyons and Rebekah Lyons, invite listeners to journey with them and expert guests into transparent conversations brimming with practical advice. From artists, nutritionists and psychologists to thought leaders, advocates and entrepreneurs, listeners will meet expert guides that will help them keep stress and anxiety at bay and pursue everyday moments of abundance by establishing four life-giving rhythms: rest, restore, connect, and create.

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Food That Heals: Dr. Josh Axe

In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Josh Axe to explore all things health and wellness. As a certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist, Dr. Axe fills us in on best practices for whole-body nourishment. We discuss the importance of eating in season, how each individual is different, and the role that emotional health plays in physical well-being. Dr. Axe also walks us through how he practices rhythms in his own life, including a daily spiritual triathlon and scheduled time for rest. This is an episode you do not want to miss!Dr. Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2008, he started a functional medicine center in Nashville, which grew to become one of the most renowned clinics in the world. To find out more about Dr. Axe, click HERE. To order Dr. Axe's latest book, The Collagen Diet, click HERE. Dr. Axe's Collagen Berry Smoothie Recipe:1 cup frozen berries1 cup coconut or almond milk1 scoop multi-collagen powderOptional: cinnamon, handful of spinach or other greens For more tips on establishing daily rhythms in your life, check out Rhythms of Renewal.Special thanks to our sponsors for this episode, PrepDish and Samaritan Ministries. To claim your free, two-week trial with PrepDish, head to prepdish.com/rfl. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email with a done-for-you grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. You’ll do your chopping and mixing ahead of time, leaving you with zero decisions to be made at dinner. Don't miss out on this amazing offer! To learn more about Samaritan Ministries, head to samaritanministries.com/rflpodcast.  

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21 Jan 2020

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When You Feel Overwhelmed: Curt Thompson, M.D.

In this episode, we get to the neuroscience behind how we've been wired and designed. Psychiatrist and author, Curt Thompson, M.D., speaks to the formation of our brains and how God has designed our minds to process information and emotion; walking us through practical ways to overcome anxiety. Curt shares some breathing and centering prayer exercises you're going to want to try!Connect with Curt Thompson:https://www.beingknown.com/Anatomy of the SoulThe Soul of ShameNotes from the Show:Take the quiz to see what your healthiest rhythm is: https://rebekahlyons.com/One Nation Under Stress documentaryThe "6 breaths per minute exercise"Thank you to our sponsor!If you need help finding practical ways to sustain your emotional, spiritual or relational health, check out our good friends at rTribe. Their app can match you confidentially and securely with a certified coach who fits your core rhythm, and helps you experience the transformation you desire. All you need to do to get started with a free session is text RFL2019 to 555888.


17 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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Connection over Loneliness: Sadie Robertson

In this episode, we're talking about how Millennials and Generation Z are dealing with anxiety and loneliness in the midst of a social media-focused world. Author and speaker, Sadie Robertson, shares what is working for her and her friends, how to figure out what to say "yes" and "no" to, and the freedom to be who God made you to be. Find Sadie online at: https://liveoriginal.com YouTube Whoa That's Good ft Sadie Rob Podcast Instagram Facebook Order your copy of Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons HERE and head to rebekahlyons.com to redeem the free audio book chapters (the intro + one chapter from every rhythm). Offer ends 10/1/19!


10 Sep 2019

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Coronavirus: Action Over Fear with Dr. Josh Axe

With the spread of the Coronavirus and high transmission of the flu, you might be wondering, how is it possible to stay healthy and protect yourself and your family from these viruses.It turns out it might not be so hard. With just a few simple lifestyle swaps, we can build our immune system up so that even if we DO come in contact with dangerous viruses, we’ll be able to quickly fight them off. Instead of reacting in fear, we can respond with action.Dr. Josh Axe joins us back on the podcast for a special episode to give you the practical ways to build your immunity. Listen in for the foods you should be eating, the supplements you should be taking, and the habits you should be making to keep your immune system in tip-top shape. His number one tip? Trade fear and negativity for joy, gratitude and faith!To learn more about Dr. Josh Axe, click HERE.To get Dr. Josh Axe's recommended Bone Broth Protein, click HERE.To get Rebekah's book, Rhythms of Renewal, click HERE.


28 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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The Key to Healthy Relationships: Dr. John Townsend

This week, we sat down with Dr. John Townsend to talk all things relational health. Dr. Townsend emphasizes the importance of fueling ourselves with healthy relationships, and provides a simple framework for how to establish community. We learned so much from this conversation and know you will too.Dr. John Townsend is a business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-written 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the New York times best-seller Boundaries series, Leadership Beyond Reason, and Handling Difficult People. His latest book, People Fuel, is available here.Follow Dr. Townsend on Instagram: @dr.john_townsendLearn more about Dr. Townsend’s work here.To join Rebekah's book club (Nov 2019), head here.To get a copy of Rebekah’s new book Rhythms of Renewal, head here.As always, a huge thank you to rTribe for supporting this season of the podcast. You can get a free counseling session with them when you text RENEW to 555888.


12 Nov 2019

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Making a Life Plan: Pete Richardson

Gabe and Rebekah sit down with their long-time friend, mentor, and life coach, Pete Richardson. Pete is the president of the Paterson Center, an organization created to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.To learn more about creating a life plan with the Paterson Center, visit their website at https://patersoncenter.com/.To listen to the Paterson Center's podcast, head here.Want to read Malcom Gladwell's Talking to Strangers and learn more about the connect rhythm, grab a copy here.Find out what your healthiest rhythm is by taking the quiz at https://rebekahlyons.com/quizGrab your copy of Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons here!AND get a free 30 minute session with a certified coach through rTribe! Text RENEW to 55588 to get started.


29 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Grief and Gratitude: Jonathan and Alena Pitts

While the holidays are often dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, we recognize that this expression does not always align with reality. For some, Thanksgiving and Christmas can be an incredibly exciting time. For others, this time of year can be really hard.This week we sat down with our first ever father-daughter duo, Jonathan and Alena Pitts, who talk to us about grief and how we can walk forward from circumstances that are out of our control.We hope this conversation will be an encouragement to you as we head into this holiday season. Be sure to tune in and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode!Scripture Mentioned:Psalm 46:10Acts 13:362 Corinthians 12:7-10James 1:2 Links:To download Rebekah’s Friendsgiving guide click HERETo get a copy of Rhythms of Renewal, click HERETo grab the Rhythms of Renewal Curriculum, click HERETo learn more about Wynter and For Girls Like You, click HERETo get $10 off your annual subscription of For Girls Like You Magazine, click HERE and use code lyonsgirls19 at checkoutTo purchase Alena's books, Lena in the Spotlight, click HERETo learn more about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie, click HERE As we conclude Season One of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, we want to say a special thanks to our partner for the season, rTribe. If you haven't taken advantage of their FREE 30-minute counseling session, you can still do so by texting RENEW to 555888.


26 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Stopping Toxic Thoughts: Jennie Allen

Have you ever found yourself in a web of negative thoughts? If so, this episode is for you. My good friend Jennie Allen joined me on the podcast this week for a powerful conversation on how to end the spiral of toxic thoughts FOR GOOD. According to Jennie, we can have anywhere from 9,000-60,000 thoughts in a single day. Of those thoughts, over 75% of them are negative, and of those thoughts, over 75% are repetitive. It is time to change the narrative, friends. Listen in to hear how Jennie stopped believing lies and started believing God. Jennie Allen is an award-winning and bestselling author of Anything and Restless, as well as the Bible studies Stuck, Chase, and Restless. The founder and visionary for the IF: Gathering, she is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie has a master's in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Zac and their four children.To buy Jennie's new book, Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts, click HERE. It comes out TODAY! To buy Rebekah's latest book, Rhythms of Renewal, click HERE. The book Gabe mentioned, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, can be found HERE. To join the Rhythms of Renewal Online Bible Study, click HERE. As always, special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Samaritan Ministries.  To learn more about Samaritan Ministries and how you can get involved, head to samaritanministries.com/rflpodcast.


28 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Why We Overreact: Russ McKendry

On today's episode, we sit down with Russ McKendry, the Director of Character Formation at rTribe. Russ shares his incredible story of how past trauma has led to meaning and purpose in his own life. You'll also hear about the role of community and connection in the healing process. We have been so grateful to partner with the team at rTribe this season, who have been committed to giving our listeners the opportunity to navigate their own trauma and emotional healing. If you haven't taken advantage of their free 30-minute counseling session, you can still do so by texting RENEW to 555888. Tune in and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode!It's launch day for the Rhythms of Renewal Curriculum! Purchase the book HEREPurchase the study guide HEREStream the curriculum HERETonight is the last night of our Rhythms of Renewal Book Club. We'll be talking all things Create at 8pm CT! Join me on Facebook or Instagram. If you missed the past few weeks, catch up HERE. To signup and receive the free download with discussion questions, click HERE. Research Referenced: https://pages.ucsd.edu/~nchristenfeld/Happiness_Readings_files/Class%203%20-%20Brickman%201978.pdfhttps://www.barna.com/research/competing-worldviews-influence-todays-christians/This Is Water Commencement Brene BrownScripture Mentioned:Matthew 11:28-30


19 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Helping Children Overcome Anxiety: Sissy Goff, M. Ed., LPC-MHSP

In this week's episode, we had the wonderful opportunity of speaking with Sissy Goff. With over 27 years of professional experience walking alongside children and adolescents, she provides us with encouraging steps on how to raise young men and women in today's society that is constantly being overstimulated. Our children need to see and hear us living with the confidence that we are equipped to overcome the anxiety that lingers in our world today. Sissy walks us through how to empower our children and teenagers to be the brave and independent individuals that they were created to be.Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP is the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works alongside her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. Since 1993, she has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them to be, both as individuals and families.To purchase Sissy's book, Raising Worry Free Girls, click HERE.To learn more about Sissy, click HERE.To learn more about Daystar Counseling Ministries, click HERE.To purchase Rebekah's latest book, Rhythms of Renewal, click HERE.


18 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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How to Tech Detox: Andy Crouch

In this episode, author of The Tech-Wise Family, Andy Crouch, shares his expertise on finding healthy rhythms in a world run by technology. Andy is partner for theology and culture at Praxis, which works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship. You also will get some practical next steps when you listen to Rebekah reading from the "Tech Detox" chapter of the Rhythms of Renewal audio book.To learn more about Andy, head here.To order The Tech-Wise Family, head here.To order Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons, head here.If you enjoy audio books and enjoyed the chapter you heard today, you can find Rhythms of Renewal on audio here!Thank You to Our SponsorIf you need help finding practical ways to sustain your emotional, spiritual or relational health, check out our good friends at rTribe. Their app can match you confidentially and securely with a certified coach who fits your core rhythm, and helps you experience the transformation you desire. All you need to do to get started with a free session is text RENEW to 555888.


15 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Take Inventory: Quarantine Rhythms

We are so excited to launch a new series, where each week we will process one new rhythm together! Although these current, unprecedented times can ignite fear, Gabe and I are eager to walk alongside you as we navigate the unknown together. There is no better time than now to begin taking inventory. As we pause and begin to examine the different areas of our lives, our eyes may be opened to what is right, what is wrong, what is confused, and what is missing. If we do our inventories right, it will be a holy process. When we rest long enough to take inventory, we'll find new horizons opening up, horizons beyond all we could ask or imagine. Each of these weekly rhythms can be found in Rebekah's newest book, Rhythms of Renewal. Click HERE to get your copy! To download the audiobook and listen, click HERE!Ready to begin Taking Inventory? Download your free guide HERE!


19 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Made for Meaning: Rebekah Lyons

As a society, we are in the throes of a collective panic attack. Anxiety and loneliness are on the rise, with 77% of our population experiencing physical symptoms of stress on a regular basis. We feel pressure chasing careers, security, and keeping up. We worry about health, politics, and many other complexities we can't control. Eventually we find our minds spinning, trying to cope or manage a low hum of anxiety, unlike ever before.But it doesn't have to stay this way.In this episode, Rebekah and Gabe walk through the four rhythms featured in Rebekah's book, Rhythms of Renewal: rest, restore, connect, and create.You'll hear more about Rebekah's own battle with depression and anxiety and the pathway to establish these four life-giving rhythms that quiet inner chaos and make room for a flourishing life.Free download of the 30 verses for anxiety: https://rebekahlyons.com/anxiety Thank you to our sponsor!If you need help finding practical ways to sustain your emotional, spiritual or relational health, check out our good friends at rTribe. Their app can match you confidentially and securely with a certified coach who fits your core rhythm, and helps you experience the transformation you desire. All you need to do to get started with a free session is text RFL2019 to 555888.


1 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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Simplifying Home: Erin Flynn

We are so honored to have Erin Flynn, CEO and founder of Cladwell, on this week's episode! Erin brings a breath of fresh air as she provides guidance on how to tackle our closets and declutter our home. She reminds us that it is definitely possible to have a minimal, yet timeless wardrobe, even when the world around us is whispering otherwise. During this time period that is keeping many of us at home under unknown circumstances, this is the perfect opportunity to get organized and bring a little bit of order from chaos.Cladwell is an app that helps consumers jumpstart this process!  Without having to purchase new items, the app helps you sort through the items you already own  and create a wardrobe that is versatile and unique to your style. To visit Cladwell, click HERE. For a seven day free trial, download Cladwell from the app store! To listen to Erin's new podcast, "Too Many Clothes and Nothing to Wear," click HERE.To download Rebekah's latest book, Rhythms of Renewal, click HERE. To take the quiz and learn your healthiest rhythm, click HERE.Thank you to our amazing sponsor, Abide! Abide is the #1 Christian, meditation app that brings peace and rest into your life. Click HERE to receive 25% off of your premium subscription!


17 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Taking Healthy Risks: Liz Bohannon

Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs and the author the book Beginner’s Pluck: Build your life of purpose, passion and impact now.Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. Liz sat down with us for a really fun conversation on about what it looks like to be bold in creativity and risk. You're going to love getting to hear how her passions and ideas brought Sseko to life and you'll be reminded that creating often requires some healthy risk on our part. To join Rebvekah's book club (Nov 2019), head here!To get a copy of Rhythms of Renewal, head here!As always, a huge thank you to rTribe for supporting this season of the podcast. You can get a free counseling session with them when you text RENEW to 555888. 


5 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Overcoming Workplace Anxiety: Barrett Ward & Marisa Pardo

In this episode you get to meet Barrett Ward, founder of ABLE, and Marisa Pardo, their Marketing Brand Director. ABLE is a lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women.You're going to hear about finding time to create and how it can make us come alive, but also the way it can burn us out. How do you find the balance and keep your anxiety at bay when creating and building a business? Though it may look different, we all have work to do. These rhythms help us walk through it so we can keep doing what we love for the long run.Shop their online store: https://www.livefashionable.comOrder a copy of Rhythms of Renewal here. When you pre-order a copy, you'll get 20% off anything at ABLE! Save your receipt and redeem the discount code at rebekahlyons.comThank you to our sponsor!If you need help finding practical ways to sustain your emotional, spiritual or relational health, check out our good friends at rTribe. Their app can match you confidentially and securely with a certified coach who fits your core rhythm, and helps you experience the transformation you desire. All you need to do to get started with a free session is text RFL2019 to 555888.


24 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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What Is Addiction, Really? : Seth Haines

Where does your mind go when you are alone in silence? What are your "go-to" distractions to cover up  pain? Seth Haines is a phenomenal writer and a dear friend of Gabe and Rebekah. This week’s episode led us into an important conversation centered around breaking down numbing barriers and how to begin discovering the root(s) of our pain. We know that it is in these places that we are able to live abundantly and experience true freedom.To order The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love that Reorders a Life, click HERE.To order Coming Clean: A Story of Faith, click HERE. To read Seth Haines' daily blog, click HERE. Take Rebekah's quiz, and discover your healthiest rhythm by clicking HERE.To grab a copy of Rhythms of Renewal, click HERE.A special thank you to both of our sponsors for today's episode! Start your day with Abide’s daily meditation. Based on Biblical scripture, these audio meditations will center you and draw you closer to Christ. For a limited time, our listeners will get 25% off a premium subscription, when you visit Abide.co/life.Samaritan Ministries is a health care sharing ministry with over a quarter of a million Christians that care for one another’s medical needs all without the use of insurance. Discover the joy of health care together at SamaritanMinistries.org/rflpodcast.


25 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Can You Have it All? : Paula Faris

When it comes to our vocation and calling, how do we anchor ourselves in Jesus instead of our careers? In this episode, Rebekah sits down with anchor and ABC senior national correspondent to talk about the rhythm of "create" and how we find a healthy mindset through the pressures of performance.Paula Faris is an anchor + senior national correspondent at ABC News; previously, she hosted Good Morning America’s Weekend Edition. She is an outspoken Christian who is a leading voice in the media industry. Paula's podcast, Journeys of Faith, gives an intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times.Follow Paula on Instagram: @paulafarisBe on the lookout for Paula's book, Called Out, coming in the summer of 2020!Get a copy of Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons here.Get the book Paula talked about on Good Morning America (You Are Free,) here.Want to hear more about these healthy rhythms? Rebekah will be speaking at Q Commons on October 24, 2019. Find out how to listen in at https://qcommons.com/global.Thank you to our sponsor rTribe: text RENEW to 55588 to get a free session with them!


22 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Get Emotionally Strong: Miles Adcox

We have a lot of time on our hands right now that could be used to take a hard look at our emotional health in the mirror. Gabe and Rebekah hope that today's conversation with Miles Adcox inspires you to invest time into strengthening your emotional fitness. Miles is the CEO and founder of Onsite, an internationally-known emotional wellness lifestyle brand that delivers life-changing personal growth workshops, inspiring content, leadership retreats, and emotional treatment. He encourages us to stop where we are at right now  and take action by finding a person that will allow us to become vulnerable through listening and accountability. Links:Are you intrigued by how Onsite could impact your life? Follow the instructions on Rebekah's Instagram to enter to win the $2,000 Onsite giveaway! The winner will be announced this Thursday at 5pm CST.To grab a copy of Rebekah's book. Rhythms of Renewal, click HERE.Do you find yourself on your phone constantly? Stop checking social media, and pop open the Abide app to ease your mind. Based on Biblical scripture, these audio meditations will center you and draw you closer to Christ. Take 25% off of a premium subscription HERE!


7 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Let's Go to Counseling: Bill and Laurie Lokey

On this week's new episode of Rhythms for Life, Gabe and I had the privilege of having Bill and Laurie Lokey on the podcast! Bill and Laurie are our actual counselors, so it was special for us to put a microphone on our time with them so that you could listen in on the conversation.The Lokeys understand pain, failure, and trauma because they have lived it themselves. After 23 years of working in trauma therapy and counseling, they know the power of sharing their own stories in vulnerable and real ways. Bill and Laurie remind us that our shame, regrets, and mistakes are not the end of our story. Gabe and I hope you feel encouraged by this episode!To learn more about The Lokeys, follow them on social media HERE.To get your copy of Rhythms of Renewal, click HERE.To complete the form for the upcoming Rhythms Retreat, click HERE.To take the quiz and learn your healthiest rhythm, click HERE. Thank you to our amazing sponsors! Samaritan Ministries, a health care sharing ministry, coordinates and connects members to care for each other’s medical needs through prayer, encouragement, and financial support. Click HERE to discover how you can set your health care free!Are you looking for a place where your child can unplug from all the electronics and distractions and experience true connection and community? Pine Cove Youth Camps are offering our listeners $250 off of a first time, overnight youth camp registration using the code RHYTHMS250. Click HERE to register!


10 Mar 2020

Rank #20