CNLP 504: John Eldredge on the Surprising Symptoms of Trauma, Why You Still Feel Depleted, and the Challenges of Deconstruction

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NYT bestselling author, John Eldredge, returns to the podcast to talk about the collective trauma we’ve been through. He outlines the surprising signs of trauma, including memory loss, why you still feel depleted, the future of the church, the craziness of mindfulness and the challenges of deconstruction.

Welcome to Episode 504 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.

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Next Episode: Terry Crews

Actor Terry Crews talks about his journey from a tough childhood growing up in Flint, Michigan, to breaking through in Hollywood and finding himself living a double life. He discusses what growing up in a cult did to him, finding real faith as a Christian, and the impact coming clean about his secret addictions has had on his life, family and career.

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Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts, and his online content is accessed by leaders over 1.5 million times a month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.