Updated: April 12, 2023

How to Be a Good Steward of Your Health

Amanda sits down with Jessica Castillo of A Thriving Catholic to chat about how the muscles we build as good stewards of our money can be applied to our we take care of the gift of our health.

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[00:01:27] Former Army Officer finds spiritual joy through health and wellness and starts a coaching business to help other Catholic women do the same.

[00:10:25] Physical health affects spirituality. Good stewardship of body allows us to bring ourselves more fully to God.

[00:14:26] Embrace lifestyle of gratitude rather than deprivation.

[00:19:02] Purpose for money and physical health; use surplus for good; discover unique charisms.

[00:25:31] God gives us our bodies as a gift; we should care for our bodies to show gratitude and do the work God has given us to do.

[00:29:48] Miracle baby born premature survived and achieved great things.

[00:32:11] Relying too much on money/health can lead to failure.

[00:36:55] Personal health decisions depend on individual circumstances; questioning goals and trade-offs can be helpful.

[00:40:23] Be aware of thoughts and actions; use will to stop; make informed decisions.

[00:41:43] Prepare for mission through physical and prayer components, such as diet, fasting, sleep, movement, Rosary, and Lectio Divina.

Music in this episode is by Dylan Gardner – check out his album Almost Real on iTunesSpotify, or wherever you listen to great music.