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Growth & Grace

81 EpisodesProduced by Amber Lea GrayWebsite

Welcome to the Growth and Grace Podcast, hosted by Amber Lea Gray, an empowerment coach, pastor & creative! This is a podcast of pep talks and practical tips to help you find joy, purpose and achieve the life you dream about. Want to connect more? Head over to

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September 17th, 2020


Are you feeling exhausted? Unmotivated? Can't focus? Are you constantly stressed? I know we are collectively on the struggle bus trying to just make …

Irrational Beliefs

September 10th, 2020


Are you going in circles trying to solve a problem? Are you stuck and unable to figure out how to move forward? Do you find it easier to …

Daily Affirmations

September 3rd, 2020


Affirmations are statements that you say to challenge negative thought patterns. I believe that if you change your thoughts and beliefs, then you change your life! Affirmations are a simple thing you can start using …

Emotional Triggers

August 27th, 2020


It's time to have an honest conversation about Emotional Triggers! The current state of our world has made it clear that we are all emotional time bombs waiting to go off. Identifying your emotional triggers and working …


August 20th, 2020


On today's episode of Growth & Grace, I'm breaking down the difference in enabling behaviors and supporting/helping someone you love. There is a fine line here that is easy to cross. It is hard to watch someone you …

Why so angry?

August 13th, 2020


Okay, I think it's time that we have an honest conversation about anger. It takes about 30 seconds on scrolling on FB to see that people are angry, …

Self Care, Anxiety & Being the Strong One

August 6th, 2020


Do you feel like you have to be the strong one? Do you feel exhausted all the time? Is your self care routine not working? On today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast, I talk to Neasel Connor, LPC. She is a …

Unpacking Forgiveness

July 30th, 2020


In today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast I get personal. I share a story from my own life that taught me a lot about forgiveness! This is a replay episode from well over a year ago that I think is even more …

How to Grow Confidence

July 23rd, 2020


On today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast, I have a conversation with Coach Mimi Jay about what it means to unapologetically step into who …

Time Management Does Not Work

July 16th, 2020


It's time for a mindset shift -- Time management does NOT work. There will always be 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. If you want to be more productive and have more joy, then start thinking of energy as your …

Simple Guide to Meditation

July 9th, 2020


On today's episode of the Growth & Grace Podcast, I'm walking you step by step through an easy, DIY meditation. Meditation can be intimating if you're just starting out, and that is why I want to make it super …

Finding Motivation & Comfort Zones

July 2nd, 2020


On today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast, I share some of what I've been learning the last several weeks. Since Covid-19, I have …

Person Centered Language

June 25th, 2020


In today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast I am unpacking one small shift in language that can make a significant difference in how you see yourself and other people. Switching to person centered language not …

Life is hard. You are Tough.

June 18th, 2020


Today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast is a pep talk episode because quite frank, I needed it! There has been so much going on in the world the past few months, but that doesn't even skim the surface of of …

Money Mindset & The Power of Choice

June 11th, 2020


Today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast is a conversation with my friend Beth Hostetler. She is a CPA turned life coach, and now helps people heal their relationship with money! We learn about her journey and …


June 4th, 2020


On today's episode of Growth & Grace I talk about codependency. I have seen this word thrown around a lot recently, and there are both misconceptions and misunderstandings. A lot of people who struggle with …

Follow Your Curiosity

May 28th, 2020


On today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast, I have a conversation with Marinella Yule over at My Open Passport. Grab your favorite sipping …

Defining Grace

May 21st, 2020


In today's episode I unpack the single thing that has transformed my entire life, grace. I'm not talking about grace in the abstract, but I'm sharing what grace can look like practically in our lives. I believe that …

Loving Someone with Mental Illness

May 14th, 2020


Today's episode is a conversation episode with my friend, Sabby Rosenblatt from Mental Health Adjacent. She is brave and vulnerable in sharing her …

Emotional Intelligence

May 7th, 2020


Want to become more self-aware? Want to have more grace for yourself and others? Want to develop better leadership skills? Want to make more money? …

Where Empowerment Comes From

April 30th, 2020


If you've been following me for a while, then you know I'm passionate about Empowerment work. For me, empowerment is more than just a pep talk. It is …

REPLAY: A Morning Routine that Sets You Up for Success

April 23rd, 2020


I've come to realize that what you do first thing in the morning impacts the rest of your day. Having a routine that helps you focus, get your body moving and start from a place of gratitude can make all the difference. …

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

April 16th, 2020


I don't know if it is just me, but I have been struggling lately finding the time and energy to do self-development work. My normal routines have gotten all out of whack, and I realize that we are in some really …

Anxiety - An Honest Journey to Health

April 9th, 2020


In today's episode, I have an honest conversation with my friend Amanda Coker about what it looks like to struggle with anxiety. We identify some of those first signs, talk about what her journey to health looked like, …

Your Feelings are Valid

April 2nd, 2020


It feels like things are swirling around us and we have little if any control. In today's episode, I encourage you to check in with yourself. How are …

Coping with Anxiety

March 26th, 2020


We are living in uncertain times. Anxiety is at an all time high, and figuring out ways to cope is key! In this episode I unpack the definition of anxiety, the symptoms, the causes and finally some coping skills that we …

Finding Joy & Collective Wellness 

March 19th, 2020


In today's episode I chat with life coach, Shirin Eskandani from Wholehearted Coaching! If you have ever achieved a goal and still felt unfulfilled, …

How to Change a Habit

March 12th, 2020


If you are trying to change but keep falling into old, unhealthy patterns, then this episode is for you! In this episode I walk through 7 steps on …

Subconscious Beliefs, Confidence & Productivity

March 5th, 2020


Today's episode is a conversation with Jenn Willemsen! It's like we are new BFFs sitting on my couch with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. In this …

Self-reflection I A Year of Growth & Grace

February 27th, 2020


HBD Growth & Grace!! This episode marks an entire year of podcasting, and I seriously can't believe it. In today's episode, I have a no BS chat about all the things I have learned about myself through podcasting …

Let's Talk About Money

February 20th, 2020


Let's be honest, most of us do not talk about money. We are going about this blind, and are not sure what is appropriate to talk about in public. Today I’m chatting with Financial Planner Alyson Burkett about all things …

How to Find Your Voice

February 13th, 2020


We live in a world that has a lot of opinions. It is sometimes hard to discern between what we want to say and what has been said to us. People are just regurgitating information from others. It feels inauthentic. It's …

Divorce: Should I stay or should I go?

February 6th, 2020


Divorce: the statistics are staggering, and the topic is taboo. In this episode of the Growth & Grace podcast, I have a conversation with with the divorce survival guide, Kate Anthony. She is a life coach who helps …

An Evening Routine that Helps You Wind Down

January 30th, 2020


Let's be honest, what does an evening at your house look like? How well are you sleeping? Does your mind start racing as soon as your head hits the pillow? In this episode, I unpack some easy things you can incorporate …

FAQ About Therapy w/ Monica DiCristina

January 23rd, 2020


As a society we have come a long way, but there is still stigma around seeking professional help when it comes to mental illness. We have assumptions and expectations about therapy, that may or may not be true! In this …

Ask The Expert: Enough-ness

January 16th, 2020


Raise your hand if you ever seek outside validation? This episode is for you! I have had so many conversations with women, and I have struggled myself with believe that I am enough. What's the deal with that? In this …

5 Ways to Say No Better

January 9th, 2020


Reflecting on 2019, I realized that something I really struggled with last year was saying no to things that did not fit the dream or vision I had for myself. In this episode I unpack 5 tips that will make saying no …

A 2020 Guided Dream Session

January 2nd, 2020


Happy New Year!! Last week we reflected on what 2019 brought us and now it is time to start dream about what 2020 might bring. This is YOUR year! …

A 2019 Guided Reflection

December 26th, 2019


Can you believe that another year has come and gone?! Before you jump into 2020 goal setting, let's reflect a little on all that 2019 brought us. We'll unpack questions like: What lessons did you learn this year? Who …

3 Mindset Shifts You Need to Make for 2020

December 19th, 2019


Here's the deal. 2019 is almost over and 2020 is right around the corner. It not not helpful to focus on all the things we didn't do this year, but …

Knowing When to Let Go

December 12th, 2019


Knowing when to let go is one of the hardest things to discern! How do you know the difference between a rough patch and time to cut the cord?! I have agonized for hours over situations and relationships and trying to …

Creative Confidence & Manifesting w/ D'Ana Joi

December 5th, 2019


Do you identify has multi-passionate? Do you struggle with feeling like you're enough? Have you wanted to pivot and try something new, but fear is …

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 29th, 2019


Hey you, yes YOU! I'm thankful for you! On this holiday where everyone is reflecting on what they are grateful for, I'm dropping in an episode from a …

Finding Courage to Take the Next Step w/ Nicole Saunders

November 21st, 2019


In today's episode of the Growth & Grace podcast, I have a conversation with Nicole Saunders. She's a Pinterest Marketing Strategist, has a Dog …

I'm Not Where I Want to Be

November 14th, 2019


We are coming up on the end of 2019 -- the end of another year, the end of a decade! I was reflecting on where I've been and what I've accomplished, and that comparison voice started to creep in. I started to beat …

Dealing with Burnout

November 7th, 2019


Feeling exhausted? Stressed to the max? Unmotivated? Can't remember the last vacation you had? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you might be experiencing burnout! On today's episode of the Growth …

Being an Ally, Microaggressions & Empowerment W/ Angela Yarber

October 31st, 2019


This week's episode on the Growth & Grace podcast is a conversation with Angela Yarber from the Holy Women Icons Project. Angela is an artist, …

Friendships & Seasons of Discovery with Jennifer VanHekken

October 24th, 2019


Today on the Growth & Grace podcast we are learning from writer, speaker and podcaster, Jenn VanHekken. This episode is a conversation about …

Enneagram Basics

October 17th, 2019


This week on the Growth & Grace podcast I'm talking all things Enneagram - an ancient personality tool. It's all the buzz right now, but what is …

Declutter Your Life with Kirsty Farrugia

October 10th, 2019


Today on the Growth & Grace podcast we have our very first guest Kirsty Farrugia, co-founder of The Art of Decluttering a professional …

Breaking Negative Thought Patterns

October 3rd, 2019


They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. That is EXACTLY what we do …

Decision Fatigue

September 26th, 2019


Raise your hand if you have been feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted lately! Put it up there, I know I'm not the only one! So I decided to do a little research to figure out how to combat this funk I was in, and …

Saying No to Good Things

September 19th, 2019


The week on the Growth & Grace Podcast I'm giving you permission to say no to good things. DO WHAT?! Yes, you read that right. This is a pep talk to get you motivated to invest in the things that matter. It has been …

The Hustle Lie

September 12th, 2019


Unpopular Opinion: You don't have to hustle to find success! Today I unpack a concept that breaks down this hustle mindset that keeps us in a sense …

Push Through Procrastination

September 5th, 2019


Have you ever told yourself, I work better under pressure?! Unpopular opinion: it's not true! It's not that you work better under pressure... it's …

Core Beliefs

August 29th, 2019


Change your beliefs and change you life. Being able to identify your core beliefs is key to self awareness. Once we are able to start to identify our …

Deep Breath: How to Breathe Properly

August 22nd, 2019


The benefits of breathing properly that I outline in this episode will blow your mind! People have told me for years how important it is to breathe …

What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

August 15th, 2019


Whether you need to forgive someone or you are the one who needs to be forgiven, it is a long, hard road. Forgiveness is one of those things that impacts all human beings. Part of the human experience, is learning to …

3 Ways You're Self-Sabotaging

August 8th, 2019


We are not getting where we want to go, but we don't know why! It seems like life is going well for everyone I right? Have you thought this to yourself? The reality is, we get in our own way. We self-sabotage …

2 Things I Learned from a Spiritual Director that Shifted my Mindset

August 1st, 2019


I met with my spiritual director today and she said two things that really rocked my world. So much that I hit record on a podcast last minute to share with you guys! If you are struggling with discernment, finding your …

Practicing Gratitude

July 25th, 2019


Want to be happier? Want healthier relationships? Want to sleep better? Need more energy? Practicing gratitude might be the best place to start! And it costs you nothing! Seriously y'all, it's science! 

In today's …

3 Ways to Deal with Toxic People

July 18th, 2019


You know who I'm talking about. They suck the energy right out of the room and are always focused on the negative! Their problems become your problems and you feel stuck. We all have these people in our lives either by …

Thought Stopping

July 11th, 2019


Do you struggle with racing thoughts? Do you feel like you can't shut off your brain? Are you consumed with worry? Thought Stopping is a technique can can make a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE in your life. In this episode we talk …

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

July 4th, 2019


Y'all, this episode is so jam packed with GOOD stuff! Setting healthy boundaries is one of the foundations of health relationships, but what does that look like? How do I know if my boundaries are healthy or not? What …

How to Identify What You Want to Change in Your Life

June 27th, 2019


I hear you! You want change, you know something is missing, you are longing for something more, but you have NO IDEA where to start! Today I'm walking you through a step by step process on how to jumpstart you into …

How to Travel on a Budget

June 20th, 2019


Y'all, it's summer time and we are being bombarded with photos of all the vacations. Who else is jealous of all the beach pics?!

We want to plan our own trip, but are not sure if it's in the budget. I hear you! Well, …

How to Find REAL Community in a DIGITAL World

June 13th, 2019


Y'all, let's be honest. Making friends is hard, especially as an adult. Especially as an adult living in this digital world. We long for a sense of …

You Have a Story Worth Telling

June 6th, 2019


Based on countless conversations, I believe that one of the things holding people back is not believing their story matters. The world has tried to …

3 Things You Need to Hear if You’re Struggling with Your Mental Health

May 30th, 2019


We are finishing up our series for Mental Health Awareness Month, we've unpacked some heavy stuff! There will definitely be more episodes in the future covering topics we haven't talked about yet, but I wanted to make …

Body Image & Mental Health

May 23rd, 2019


We are smack dab in the little of our series for Mental Health Awareness Month! Today we are talking about body image and self-esteem. These are two super personal topics, but they are also two of the most important! In …

Unpacking the Most Paralyzing Emotion: Shame

May 16th, 2019


Every person on the planet experiences shame. We know what it feels like, but we have a really hard time describing it much less overcoming it. In today's episode, we are unpacking shame. I was in shock when I learned …

Identifying & Dealing with Depression

May 9th, 2019


Let's talk Mental let's really talk. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we are chatting about all the things. Today's episode takes a closer look at Depression. What is depression? How do we identify …

Self Limiting Beliefs

May 2nd, 2019


This is the first episode in a series we are going to do the entire month of May for Mental Health Awareness Month. It is important for us to acknowledge where we are and how we got there before we can really get to …

5 Ways to Reduce Stress Right Now

April 25th, 2019


You have a client meeting in 10 minutes and you're stuck in traffic. Your car breaks down the week rent is due. You realize you have more items on …

Why It's Okay to Change Your Mind!

April 18th, 2019


We live in a culture that puts a lot of pressure on us to be successful, and for decades that has looked like picking a job and sticking with it long …

Affirmations: The What, Why & How

April 11th, 2019


Everyone is talking about affirmations, but what they heck are they? Why are they important? How did I figure out what affirmation is right for me. This episode dives into all of those questions and more! 

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3 Reasons You're Stuck

April 5th, 2019


I've had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks with women who want more and who are dreaming big, but they just feel stuck! So if that sounds familiar, then this episode is for you! I will unpack my top 3 …

Show Yourself a Little Grace

March 28th, 2019


Trust me, I get it. Life is hard. We take one step forward and two steps back. We feel like a hamster on a wheel, never getting anywhere. And don't even get me started on the comparison game. I'm here today to give you …

How to Dream Big & Achieve it!

March 21st, 2019


How to dream big and achieve it! That sounds like a tall order! I've been doing a lot of personal work on this lately, and I've come to realize that everyone is their mom is talking about dreaming big...but NO ONE is …

A Morning Routine that Sets You Up for Success

March 5th, 2019


I've come to realize that what you do first thing in the morning impacts the rest of your day. Having a routine that helps you focus, get your body moving and start from a place of gratitude can make all the difference. …

The Who, Why & What of Growth & Grace

March 5th, 2019


Welcome to the first episode! *cue confetti* I'm so excited that you're starting this journey for me! I want this podcast and community to be a place of both growth & grace!    Hi, I'm Amber Lea! I'm an …

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