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Hello & Welcome to the Fearless Self-Love Podcast

Loving ourselves is the most selfless thing we can do. When we prioritize our own needs, we show up more fully for others. We are more receptive and aware. We begin to live with ease. Each episode features conversations with creatives & wellness pros whose real-life stories will inspire you to take the next step toward living a life you love. Our bottom line is to cultivate communities of fearless self-love and compassionate connection…and you'll feel like you're right here with us, sitting around the table with a pot of tea. We'll walk you through an easeful living practice, and leave you with a courageous self-care tip. I'm your host, Andrea Catherine, Yoga Health Coach, & your advocate to live a flourishing Life You Love.

S3 E12 | Your Dream Is Worth Pursuing

Can you define your dream? How will that help you find your truth?

 

With Katie Visco

Katie Visco pursues her passions with vibrancy and authenticity and every time she does, she finds her truth. She is a woman who is not afraid to face hard physical challenges. In those challenges she faces nothingness and exposes her truth. Her new adventure is  preparing to run solo across the deserts of Australia.

 

Join me as Katie and I discuss living your truth, defining yourself, and getting out of your own way.

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show notes

  • How nothingness can bring beauty

  • When you live in your own truth it helps others do the same

  • How getting out of your own way brushes doubts and fears away

Links Mentioned:

Tim Ferris Podcast

Katie’s website & her soup and bone broth delivery in Austin Texas and Missoula Montana

Pie Delivery in Missoula

Good Energy Juju Balls

Katie's Go Fund Me site

Marianne Williamson quote, “Our deepest fear is that we are weak.”

Show Highlights:

02:30 Easeful Living Practice: “How easy can it be?” mantra

09:27 Interview with Katie Visco begins! ~ How to be a vibrant human being while pursuing your goals

13:08 Raising money for Run Across Australia…& why Australia!? Katie’s consistency, drive, and passion

24:02 Introspection and self care that comes with breaking routine

38:08 Just do you ~ Getting out of your own way & cover the distance at your own pace  40:20 Katie’s campaign to make this run trip happen & how you can help:)


Favorite Quotes:

“Why run across Australia? Because it will allow me to confront all parts of myself. To be in nothingness. I’m curious what it will be like for my soul and my mind.” -Katie Visco

 

“Moving our bodies provides a gateway to our mind and emotions” -Andrea Catherine

 

“When we put ourselves in different experiences and different environments, our brain synapses in different ways.” -Katie Visco

 

“If I live my heart, I am bound to be of service to other people” -Katie Visco

 

“Think true and you will be true to yourself.” -Katie Visco

 

“When people live their truth, their dream, their dharma, their desire, they are alive and vibrant because of it.” -Andrea Catherine

 

“I am most passionate about helping others to simply shine.” -Katie Visco

 

“Your dream is worth pursuing.” -Katie Visco

“You are enough. Your joys, your, light, your offering in this world are enough and the stakes are way too high not to believe it!” -Katie Visco

Meet Katie:

In 2009, promoting the importance of a bold and passion-driven life, Katie ran solo across America, from Boston to San Diego, and became the 2nd youngest and 13th woman overall to make the crossing. She spoke with more than 200 audiences along the way to encourage people to leap towards their dreams. Katie also has 10+ years of experience as a community-builder and entrepreneur. She has started eight businesses and campaigns, and is currently the proud owner and soup maestra behind Hot Love Soup, a soup and bone broth delivery company in Austin, Texas and now also in Missoula, Montana. She loves people and the trails, and now, with her upcoming run across Australia this July 2019, she will teach others that curiosity can be enough of a reason to follow the still small voices in your heart.

S3 E11 | You Can't Be What You Can't See

Do you have the tools to be present and be observant?

 

with Monica Rivera of the "You WANNA do WHAT?!" Podcast

Monica Rivera is a woman who is not afraid to try new paths. She won’t hesitate to agree that life has its ups and downs and every part of it matters, has something to teach us, and also invites us to respond as our best selves.

 

Listen in asMonica and I talk about making big decisions, being true to yourself and taking risks. Can’t get enough, check out Monica’s podcast: YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!

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show notes

  • How to ask yourself what you need, and answer that need, too!

  • Why being intentional with your decisions matters every time

  • How to find a community that helps you live the life you love

Links Mentioned:

“You Wanna Do What” podcast with Monica Rivera

Organic Gardner Podcast

Yoga Healer podcast

Fearless Self Love Retreat

Dancing Spirit Ranch

Show Highlights:

02:30 Easeful Living Practice

26:02 Introduction of Monica Rivera

27:11 You can’t be what you can’t see, how others can help us believe what’s possible for ourselves

31:20 Staying in a curious mind set while balancing the old adage, “To thine own self be true.”

40:00 Self doubt and asking for help, premise of Monica’s show, You WANNA do WHAT?!

43:33 I love you affirmation, Andrea’s poem

45:33 Weight and self image -- oh this can be a doozy and we’re going there, gently

48:50 Confidence and Risk taking -- Is it worth it? How do we get more of it?

52:45 Community, connectedness, virtual community -- how can they each meet our needs for relationship

56:50 Paying someone to help you -- yes, it can be well worth it! 39:25 Making your own decisions is possible

104:50 Find your door and walk through it

109:00 Courageous Self-Care Tip & Insight into next episode with Katie Visco!


Favorite Quotes:

“I’ve never been someone who is too shy to ask questions. I am the person who sees a panel of buttons and want to press all the buttons to see what they will do.” -Monica Rivera

 

“I don’t want to do what everyone else is doing I want to give other paths a try.”

-Monica Rivera

 

“Be curious, just observe. The more you do it, the more you exercise your curious ‘muscle.’” -Monica Rivera

 

“Sit in a space before you make a judgement.” -Monica Rivera

 

“Observation teaches you what isn’t serving you.” -Andrea Catherine

 

“Be intentional with the decision you make to help someone else. Ask yourself, does this feel good to the other person, and does it feel good to me?” -Monica Rivera

 

“Our body takes longer to learn than our mind, and we can’t fault ourselves for our process and our progress.” -Andrea Catherine

 

“If we’re not showing ourselves other forms of beauty aside from what’s popular, then how are we going to see ourselves as beautiful?” -Andrea Catherine

 

“When I’m making a big decision, I take people’s input up to a point, thank them for it, then I make the decision on my own and tell them about it afterward.” -Monica Rivera

 

“Doors open that are intended to open. Find your door.” -Monica Rivera

Meet Monica:

Monica Rivera is an action-taking maven. She has a passion for converting ideas into execution - quickly. (She started her podcast, YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! in just 3 days).  A self-taught, NYC-based podcast producer, consultant and speaker, her signature approach comes down to giving you permission to pursue their personal goals through relatable stories and practical solutions.

S3 E10 | Let Change Move You Forward

Are there benefits to being anonymous?

 

with Becky Shepherd

Becky Shepherd reached out on Instagram after listening to, and loving this podcast. As a 22 year old, the show helped her learn how to think about caring for herself rather than going through life as if it were an obstacle course.

 

Join me as Becky and I explore how moving to a new place helps you redefine yourself and how anonymity allows you the freedom to be curious.

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show notes

  • How we can learn from others of any age

  • How relocating can stimulate personal recreation

  • How experiencing the difficult, helps us appreciate the beautiful

Links Mentioned:

Fearless Self-Love Retreat

The Center for Restorative Youth Justice

“No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering” by Clara Bensen

Becky Shepherd email

Show Highlights:

01:21 Fearless Self-Love Retreat 2019: Embrace Your Story

02:30 Easeful Living Practice

07:37 Introduction of Becky Shepherd

10:45 Becky shares how this show has impacted her life

13:20 Becky shares her self care practices she’s taken on since listening to the show

18:16 We can learn from people of all ages

20:47 Becky shares about her graduate program epigenetics

25:40 What it is like to be anonymous after moving cities

34:31 Meaning of “It’s all going to work out”  -- Becky’s 3 mindsets

46:21 Andrea shares what’s changed and what’s remained since she was 22 years old

53:10 The magic of traveling alone


Favorite Quotes:

“When we feel like we have a lot to learn it is a reminder of our zest for life.” - Andrea Catherine

 

“Learning new things lights me up.” - Becky Shepherd

 

“Epigenetics is the study of how we change; how we function and how we behave without changing our cells or our DNA.” - Becky Shepherd

 

“It’s nice when you strip yourself away from your family and the comfortable. You have to learn. It’s been liberating to throw the ‘plan’ away in the bin.”- Becky Shepherd

 

“Everything is so relative and I can’t appreciate beautiful amazing moments unless I’ve gone through some difficult moments that I can compare them to.” - Becky Shepherd

 

“Though everyone’s burden is different, we all carry our heaviest one the same way”  Andrea Bachman

 

“It’s important to create margins, to move with ease and make time for the things I am really craving.” - Andrea Catherine

 

“Travel helps remind me of my privilege and helps me understand more of what it is to be human.” - Andrea Catherine

 

“All across the world, different cultures, different micro societies and different experiences shape the way our cells and our bodies work.” - Becky Shepherd

 

“The real beauty in life comes from the unknown, and in order to change and grow it is important to keep learning, even from those we don’t think we can learn from.”

Becky Shepherd

Meet Becky:

Becky Shepherd is a twenty-two year old science student living in Melbourne Australia. She is a lover of travel, new experiences, books, yoga, and facing my fears.

S3 E9 | The Neuroscience of Your Behavior

Is there only right or wrong?

 

with Dr. Scott Blossom

Dr. Scott Blossom reminds us of why brain health is important. He challenges us to ask a question of our heart every morning, “What is it that I want? What is going to serve me and connect me with my hearts desire?”

 

Join me in a conversation with Dr. Blossom and learn how  knowing our hearts desire leads us to change, redesigning our thinking and compassion. Attention: this conversation may challenge your perspective of self and motivate you to pay attention to your language judgments and paths for cultivating a more inclusive society.

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show notes

  • Why a head and neck massage in the morning can change your mood

  • How to use redesigning thinking as a way to change behavior

  • How self-care and self-love broaden compassion

Links Mentioned:

Dr. Scott Blossom 

Dr. Robert Svaboda 

Zhandor Remete 

Chandra Easton, Scott’s wife, at Tara Mandala 

Jimmy Chang - pulse reading 

Cate Stillman - Yoga Healer 

Kyra Bobinet - A Well Designed Life 

Tara Brach 

Integrative Medicine for Underserved 

Fearless Self-Love Retreat

Show Highlights:

06:52 Introduction of Scott Blossom

07:54 Scott introduces self and gives background of study

11:07 Scott talks about mid-career break to explore interest in neuroscience of behavior

17:10 Scott’s new understanding of brain health

24:22 The glymph of the brain

31:24 Scott’s morning health practices (that you can do, too!)

37:55 Moving forward after sabbatical

41:41 Integrative medicine for marginalized communities

46:20 How the health and wellness industry participate in systems of privilege and power

51:21 Behavior change, ways to circumvent the ways you keep score, and why to go for redesigning your thinking

54:10 Andrea talks about falling down as a way of learning


Favorite Quotes:

“Designers don’t see things as right or wrong, they just redesign.” - Dr. Scott Blossom

 

“The brain is the ocean of the body.” - Andrea Bachman

 

“Ask a question to your heart, what do you really want? What is going to serve me in connecting with my hearts desire?” - Dr. Scott Blossom

 

“Being receptive to what I need and want [personally] has made it clearer as to what I need and want as a professional, and how I can give back to my community.” - Dr. Scott Blossom

 

“It’s impossible not to look at the world through a lens, so to say you don’t have a lens is the ultimate blindness.” - Scott Blossom

 

“Redesign, don’t think it’s right or it’s wrong.” - Dr. Scott Blossom

Meet Scott:

Dr. Scott Blossom is a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Consultant. He has been studying yoga since 1990 and teaching since 1997. His primary teacher are Zhander Remete, founder of Shadow Yoga, and Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and scholar. In 2011 Scott founded DoctorBlossom.com a site dedicated to Ayurvedic education, nutrition and treatments. In addition he does acupuncture and pulse reading. 

S3 E8 | Clear the Deck & Be You

Do you hold outdated beliefs about yourself that need deleting?

 

with Dana Pulis, founder & owner, Kinetic Communications

It’s a big day for the Fearless Self-Love Podcast, as Andrea Catherine welcomes Sara Hughes-Zabawa as her new co-host. As Andrea’s business partner in the Fearless Self-Love Retreats, Sara has been a guest on previous episodes but is thrilled to join as a co-host. Sara is licensed clinical social worker and yoga instructor. Sara and Andrea welcome Dana Pulis to today’s podcast.

 

Dana is a big supporter of the Fearless Self Love Retreat, both as a previous participant and as marketing and communication consultant. Dana brings the hard-earned wisdom of her self-care hacks as a successful business woman to today’s discussion. She is a natural and unique leader and provides an overview of how she stays grounded and connected in a demanding profession and leadership role.

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show notes

  • Why giving time and space for emotions is Dana’s Number 1

  • How to create time daily for meditation, reading & “clearing the deck”

  • How to Use the “delete” button to clear certain beliefs

Links Mentioned:

Dana’s business, Kinetic Communications 

 

Abraham Hicks

Fearless Self-Love Retreat

 

Sara Hughes-Zabawa’s website

Show Highlights:

0:36 Introduction of Sara Hughes-Zabawa

03:51 Introduction and interview of Dana Pulis

07:24 How to live life with Juxtapositions

09:11 Dana starts writing and learns about the power of words

14:15 Dana talks about how to be centered and grounded

20:19 How do you speak to yourself in moments of transition?

31:20 Dana discusses how to manage stress and stay grounded

33:39 Utilizing the “delete button”

38:22 Example of a moment in Dana’s life where she has used the delete button

45:53 Creating a culture of change for women who want to be a part of Dana’s professional business


Favorite Quotes:

“I don’t walk out that door until I know that I’m walking out that door set for the day. I’ve brought my whole person into my company and my whole person to myself.” -Dana Pulis

 

“Intentional living--that’s built in time, that’s built in structure, that’s built in self-care habits that allow you to show up as your best self.” -Sara Hughes-Zabawa

 

“Really good thinking comes forward in the right time when you’ve invested in it.” -Dana Pulis

 

“It’s just another day in this amazing paradise.” -Dana Pulis

 

“If we do these things long enough, they flow through us and we are one with what we do everyday.” -Dana Pulis

 

“I don’t believe I can be harmed anymore in most respects because I learned to carry with me my own safety and my own peace.” -Dana Pulis

 

“If there is no exposure or experience with failure or deep disappointment we aren’t as practiced in it.“ -Sara Hughes-Zabawa

 

We can’t control how other people show up, but we can choose our boundaries, and we can choose how much energy we allow them to take from us.” -Sara Hughes-Zabawa

 

“Nurture yourself, fill your brain with the good things. Learn on a daily basis how to navigate through every place where there is conflict and contrast.” -Dana Pulis

 

“Clear the deck: rage if you need to rage, let fear fly if it needs to fly. Whatever that emotion is, give it the place and the space and honor it.” -Dana Pulis

 

“If I encounter a difficult situation in my day, if I feel emotion coming through, I will just tell myself hang tight, put it in the parking lot, we’ll catch it tomorrow.” -Dana Pulis

 

“The biggest tool to change my thinking is delete or cancel or forgive the belief I have that is driving the results I don’t want. By doing that, I tell my brain, let go of that. I tell my brain we’re going to delete this thinking or this program and we’re going to fill it with this new program.” -Dana Pulis

 

“Allow all of yourself to show up.” -Dana Pulis

 

“The person who makes a mistake is the person who does something great” -Andrea Bachman

Meet Dana:

Since launching her marketing and communications firm, Kinetic, in 2007 Dana Pulis has focused on moving businesses forward through creative marketing communications. Her intense focus has produced amazing results for a long list of local, regional and national clients. That focus has allowed her to dramatically grow her company, which has doubled in size since 2016.

Dana is a nationally-known marketing expert. She’s an award-winning writer, accomplished public speaker and respected business leader. She recruits top pros – account directors and project managers looking for the next challenge, and designers and writers looking to push their creative boundaries.

 

While her professional credentials are undoubtedly impressive, what makes Dana so fascinating is how she shows up everyday as her multidimensional self. She describes herself as a “hippy boss, wearing a pencil skirt and stilettos, while smelling like patchouli”. Dana’s ability meld her advanced self-care practices, including meditation and nutrition, with how she moves through the hard and fast paced world of business, provides lessons for all of us.

S3 E7 | Put Your Heart In the Room

Can you feel confidently vulnerable?

 

with Brea Johnson @heartandbonesyoga

Brea Johnson’s passion for connection and living her truth is contagious. Yoga teacher, travel lover, mother and business owner, Brea’s experiences have shown her that the “intersection between our work is that self-care is self-love.” Speaking with my guest this week gave me new found hope and inspiration for my own practice of Yoga and of simply (or not so simply) being human.

 

Listen in to our conversation for insights on how to beat imposter syndrome -- that sense that you’re not qualified or enough -- as well as how to let both vulnerability and confidence be the co-pilots of your life.

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show notes

  • How to overcome feeling like an imposter in your own field

  • Why vulnerability and confidence are crucial to your success 

  • What to do when it’s not your job to change the world

Links Mentioned:

Interview with Liam Bowler, Season 2 Episode 8

Show Highlights:

01:50 Easeful Living Practice -- Creative Cooking

5:17 Interview with Spencre L.R. McGowan begins -- our cooking and teaching connections, and an intro to Spencre’s book, Blotto Botany

09:21 Spencre’s journey from Nantucket to Montana by way of Herbalism school & her love of cordials

19:48 The book’s release date and the postpartum depression of sorts that followed

26:20 What Spencre learned about herself in the process of producing her book, Blotto Botany

32:00 Spencre’s Pie Delivery service

33:33 Courageous Self-Care Tip


Favorite Quotes:

“The person who feels like they’re an imposter, that they’re not good enough, it’s because they care.” -- Brea Johnson

 

“I’m not really doing my Yoga if I’m shoulding all over myself.” -- Brea Johnson

 

“[Yoga is] being mindful, being aware, asking myself the hard questions...and the body stuff is a bonus.” -- Brea Johnson

 

“An effective teacher is one who’s connecting with the people in front of them; one that offers a really intentional space where [they] can help people feel better.” -- Brea Johnson

 

“There is so much more than the movement, and yet the movement is often what helps us connect inward, and helps us to feel better.” -- Andrea Catherine

 

“We’re all in a movement deficit.” -- Brea Johnson

“It’s not our job to change the world.” -- Brea Johnson

 

“Release the pressure valve, it’s not all on you.” -- Andrea Catherine

 

“The only way to be a good teacher is to actually make mistakes.” -- Brea Johnson

 

“That love that we all crave is 1) universal and 2) our students are not where we’re going to get that.” -- Andrea Catherine

Meet Brea:

Brea Johnson is a yoga teacher, mentor and community builder, with a focus on functional and sustainable approach to yoga, Brea teaches workshops, teacher trainings and retreats around the world. She is the founder of Heart + Bones online yoga studio and online yoga teacher continuing education. She is known for providing a safe foundation of healthy movement while remaining focused in the heart of the yogic teachings. As the popularity of yoga increases along with yoga-related injuries, this approach has made her a much sought-after teacher in the yoga and movement communities. Visit her website: www.heartandbonesyoga.com 

S3 E6 | The Afterbirth of Creativity

Do you know what you don't want? 

 

with Spencre L.R. McGowan of @gingertoothandtwine

This cozy recording in which I hosted Spencre L.R. McGowan of @gingertoothandtwine in my tiny recording closet, she and I explore the impact of being publicly creative. What happens after the book is published, the art exhibit closes, the podcast launches? Then what? Do you pause, get sad, allow space for something new?

 

Spencre boldly shares her story, the one of conception, birth, and a seeming postpartum depression before new ideas and clarity again blossomed. Join us as we explore this real thing we creatives feel, but don’t often reveal. We’ll leave you with a bath of tea and an herbal steam.

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show notes

  • Why to create even when you think no one’s watching (of very few)

  • What the afterbirth blues of a creative project can reveal

  • How to nourish yourself with herbs in your bath and beverage

Links Mentioned:

Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center

Kim Krans' The Wild Unknown 

Blotto Botany 

Gingertooth & Twine 

California School of Herbal Studies 

Rosemary Gladstar

Haus Witch 

Harper Collins 

J.K. Rowling 

Show Highlights:

01:50 Easeful Living Practice -- Creative Cooking

5:17 Interview with Spencre L.R. McGowan begins -- our cooking and teaching connections, and an intro to Spencre’s book, Blotto Botany

09:21 Spencre’s journey from Nantucket to Montana by way of Herbalism school & her love of cordials

19:48 The book’s release date and the postpartum depression of sorts that followed

26:20 What Spencre learned about herself in the process of producing her book, Blotto Botany

32:00 Spencre’s Pie Delivery service

33:33 Courageous Self-Care Tip


Favorite Quotes:

“What we don’t talk about as creators is the process and the emotional toll that it can take on a person.” -- Spencre L.R. McGowan

 

“When you release a book, it’s like...a milestone birthday.” -- Spencre L.R. McGowan

 

“[In the process of writing a book] I’ve learned mostly what I don’t want.” -- Spencre L.R. McGowan

 

“I am fucking Harriet the Spy.” -- Andrea Catherine

Meet Spencre:

Spencre L.R. McGowan is an herbalist and writer from many places, primarily Maine and Nantucket. She is the creator of Gingertooth & Twine, a blog and shop dedicated to enhancing herbal wisdom through plant based brews, meals and publications. Spencre received her certification as an herbalist from the California School of Herbal Studies in 2013 and is the author of Blotto Botany: a Lesson in Healing Cordials & Plant Magic. She currently lives alongside the icy caps of Montana with some plants.

S3 E5 | Your Creativity Is Intuitive

Do you see the creative light within yourself? 

 

with Jenny Bevill

Kick off your new year by trading in fear for creativity and comparison for curiosity. In episode 5 of season 3 of the Fearless Self-Love Podcast, I interview artist, teacher, and creative coach, Jenny Bevill. Jenny’s career and personal life have taught her time and again how healing and essential creativity is, not just for artists, but for everyone. “Everybody wants to be creative,” she says. The problem is, we often feel we’re not good enough or don’t have certain skills.

 

Listen in for tricks to peak your own curiosity and ultimately bolster your own creativity.

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show notes

  • How fear prevents us from being creative

  • Why curiosity is the basis of creativity

  • How to use your own personal connection to cultivate creativity

Links Mentioned:

Reggio Emilia  

Kylin O’Brien 

Kylin O’Brien Interview Season 1 Episode 19 

Jamie Wyman 

Jamie Wyman Interview Season 1 Episode 22  

Kiki Smith’s Wolf Girl 

Jenny’s Website

Show Highlights:

01:29 Easeful Living Practice ~ Reggio Emilia’s Emotional Continuum

13:25 Interview with Jenny Bevill begins! Our mutual gut feeling we would be collaborating in some way

19:20 Do we need a specific skill set to reflect our creativity? What about your fear? Is it getting in the way?

28:55 Jenny’s creative process ~ what lights her up

37:16 How Jenny helps people find their creativity


Favorite Quotes:

“When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I need to do something about it.” -- Jenny Bevill

 

“We can’t try to feel amazing all the time. That’s just not human, and it’s going to take so much energy, and it’s just not possible.” -- Jenny Bevill

 

“Everybody wants to be creative.” -- Jenny Bevill

 

“Art is way bigger than ‘can you copy something realistically?’” -- Jenny Bevill

 

“To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” -- Joseph Chilton Pearce

 

“If you’re fearful you really can’t learn, and you can’t be creative.” -- Jenny Bevill

 

“If you never fail, you never learn to be resilient.” -- Jenny Bevill

 

What stops people is they think [creativity] is one thing, and that one thing doesn’t work for them, so then they think they’re not creative.” -- Jenny Bevill

Meet Jenny:

Jenny Bevill is passionate about creating shared experiences for children and adults around works of contemporary art. Her workshops help people unlock their own creativity by silencing their fearful inner critic and practicing creative behaviors and cultivating curiosity.

 

Jenny began collaborating with NYC public school teachers to integrate visual arts into the classroom in 1992. Before joining the Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art program in 2004, she worked with the Brooklyn Museum, Grand Street Settlement, and other cultural organizations, both as an artist and as an educator. She earned her BFA from Parsons School of Design and her MA in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

She and her teaching partner Ilana Ingber, are in their second year of a mentorship program with Success Academy, the largest charter school network in New York City. Happy HeART Teachers supports teacher wellness and prevents burnout.

 

Jenny serves the Missoula Art Museum as Educator Coordinator. In this role she collaborates to design interpretive strategy and educational programming around exhibitions.

S3 E4 | Love the Earth, Love Yourself  

What are you consuming that you don’t need?

 

with Lia Raz

Lia Raz has reinvigorated my spirit! She brings to light the concept of eco-anxiety, its commonality and Her reminders about caring for ourselves through caring for the earth, serve as an affirmation and measure of accountability for some of my goals in 2019!

 

As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and current Horticulture student, Lia reminds us all of the connection between the nature within us and the nature all around us. We are the microcosm within the macrocosm. What we do impacts us all. After this interview, securing a composting system is at the top of my list for 2019!

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show notes

  • How gratitude can be the first step toward positive change

  • Why composting matters and how to do it in your home

  • How and why to be a contributor rather than a consumer

Links Mentioned:

Show Highlights:

02:28 Easeful Living Practice ~ Travel Tips for the Holiday Season

07:38 Interview with Lia Raz begins with an exploration of eco-anxiety and self-compassion

13:22 How our relationships with ourselves reflect our relationship with the planet

18:41 Gratitude as the first step to making change…from passive hope to action

21:40 The staggering impact of rising temperatures on the fate of humanity

29:01 Worm composting! How and why to start composting immediately.

37:32 Make things for yourself…contribute rather than consume.

43:15 What’s next for Lia in 2019, followed by her courageous self-care tip


Favorite Quotes:

“Hope is great, hope is important, but it also needs to be active.” — Lia Raz

 

“Everything comes back to compassion. The greatest teacher we can have in compassion…is our relationship with ourselves.”

 

“To have that compassion for ourselves, to be kind to ourselves and forgive ourselves, that’s everything. That’s step one before we can really go out in the world and show compassion and care for others, for the planet. And not come at it from this kind of conflict.”— Lia Raz

 

“I get kind of angry when I’m sick, and it’s not my body being upset with me, it’s loving me and showing me where I need to work.” — Lia Raz

 

“What do we have to work with when we just feed ourselves processed food?” —Andrea Catherine

 

“When we create that gratitude for what goes into our bodies and what heals us, we also create a connection to the planet.” — Lia Raz

 

“All uncomfortable moments are gifts. They’re opportunities to practice and to learn. It’s just very hard to remember that when you’re in it.” — Lia Raz

 

“Food scraps in landfill are just as bad as anything else. They’re not breaking down the way they would in a compost.” —Lia Raz

 

“Be conscious of what you consume, and if you need it. Such a huge part of how we got to where we are is consuming things we don’t need.” —Lia Raz

 

“We are whole, we are beautiful we are perfect, and we don’t need things to make us any better. We’re perfect as we are.” — Lia Raz

Meet Lia:

I'm a Brooklyn native with a background in Ayurveda, birth and postpartum support, permaculture, composting and horticulture. My dream is to live in community, in self-sufficiency and in harmony with Mother Nature. I'm on the cosmic hero's journey to wholeness, just like everyone else, whether they know it or not. 

S3 E3 | Celebrate Your Way to Success  

What’s your next adventure within?

 

with Jackie Marie Beyer,

host of the Organic Gardener Podcast

Interviewing Jackie was a breath of fresh air. She offers enthusiasm, humor, insightful reflection and even sings her song for 2019! Host of the Organic Gardener Podcast, Jackie has interviewed hundreds of farmers and gardeners sharing insight on how to grow your own best garden.

 

In this interview Jackie reveals her strategies for staying motivated. She shines a light on the power of creativity. And encourages us to celebrate our successes.

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show notes

  • How to earn motivation

  • Why tune into nature

  • How creativity spawns creativity

Links Mentioned:

 

Show Highlights:

01:47 Fearless Self-Love Retreat 2019! Book your spot now and save $100!

02:28 Easeful Living Practice: Set up yourself for success in the kitchen

10:51 Why getting older rocks, and some of the hurdles we all face

15:58 What’s motivation got to do with it?

24:50 Why it lights Jackie up to be 50 years old -- self-publishing, podcasting and a trip to Paris

32:59 The motivation of celebration and connection

39:56 Jackie’s theme some for 2019


Favorite Quotes:

“I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life to be 50.” -- Jackie Marie Beyer

 

“Life happens for you, not to you.” -- Jackie’s 2018 Mantra

 

“Write it down, make it happen.” -- Michael Hyatt

 

“Draw it down, make it happen.” -- Jackie Marie Beyer

 

“I feel like Facebook could get rid of bullying, if it was used properly...how many kind comments can you make?” -- Jackie Marie Beyer

 

“Can You Feel It?” -- Michael Jackson

Meet Jackie:

Jackie Marie Beyer is the host of the Organic Gardener Podcast where she interviews backyard gardeners, market famers, sustainable agriculture experts and nutritionists. She’s lived in NW Montana with her husband Mike for the last 25 years  where they grow as much food as they can each year. Their goal is to help you build an organic oasis of healthy food or an earth-friendly landscape using the best practices that will save you time and energy while developing a natural ecosystem that supports wildlife and the planet at the same time.

S3 E2 | Bring on the Inventure  

What’s your next adventure within?

 

with Shelby Stanger, host of the Wild Ideas Worth Living Podcast

The host of an adventure podcast pauses to examine the internal adventures of kindness, humor, and stillness. Shelby Stanger of Wild Ideas Worth Living, sponsored by REI, shares her strategies for biohacking feeling good daily. She invites athletes to challenges themselves with quieter pursuits of meditation and Yoga and leaves listeners with the relief and encouragement she experienced when writing herself a letter from her future self.

 

Join us as Shelby and I resonate on the challenges of carving out space for quiet, slowing down and learning we actually have the tools and insight to offer ourselves the self-help we need, perhaps without needing to consult an external “expert.”

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show notes

  • How to biohack feeling good everyday

  • How humor heals and helps us reach our goals

  • Why kindness matters, especially when we’re kind to ourselves

 

Links Mentioned:

 

Show Highlights:

01:28 Easeful Living Practice ~ What are your internal adventures?

05:04 Interview with Shelby Stanger begins!

09:05 Another way to challenge yourself if you’re already an athlete: yoga, stillness, quiet

12:28 How Shelby biohacks feeling good everyday including JOMO (the joy of missing out!)

19:25 Letting go of perfectionism and being with the task at hand

24:00 Humor as a healer for perfectionism and its power to help us learn new things

29:57 Why kindness matters

33:24 Ayurvedic Self-Massage and quick transition into princess adventuring:)

37:21 More on humor and Shelby’s strategy of writing herself a letter, plus getting real about substances and emotions


Favorite Quotes:

“A good adventure is one that gets you a little out of your comfort zone, but helps you make a positive change in your life.” -- Shelby Stanger

 

“My physical challenge... is to try to do a little less, a little more consciously, and to carve some space for just quiet; that’s not easy for me though!” -- Shelby Stanger

 

“I don’t stack, I focus. I monotask.” -- Shelby Stanger

 

“I think being offended really sets us back, and doesn’t allow us to take power, it just allows us to divert our anger.” -- Shelby Stanger

 

“The biggest thing we can all do is just be really kind to each other.” -- Shelby Stanger

Meet Shelby:

Shelby Stanger has been obsessed with storytelling since she inked her first article in a national newspaper at the ripe age of 15. As a longtime adventure journalist and marketing consultant in the action and outdoor sports world, the waterwoman has standup-paddled a portion of the Peruvian Amazon, dove into the punk rock scene reporting about a summer-long series called the Vans Warped Tour, surfed from Tofino to Tavarua, and interviewed countless CEOs, entrepreneurs and pro athletes on assignment for major international publications and brands like Outside Magazine and Vans. The common thread: A little adventure is life’s antidote. To second chances. To soul seeking. To success. Her Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast, established in 2016, amplifies these narratives with Shelby going further afield for high-impact storytelling that empowers others to live their passions, and get outside.

S3 E1 | Healing Your Love Identity  

Are you trying to find love without loving yourself first?

 

with Dr. Diana Kirschner of Love in 90 Days

This was a beautiful surprise of an interview with Dr. Diana Kirschner. Our conversation begins with Dr. Diana’s personal story of self-love. Reaching back to pains of childhood and launching into her relationship with her “Fairy Godmother,” Dr. Diana provides truth, courage and does anything but paint a fluffy, unrealistic picture of love.

 

Her invitation to discover your Diamond Self-Name as a pathway to self-love, confidence and finding true love with another is a beautiful and heartfelt practice. Listen as she guides me through the practice and challenges me to step into my own radiance. With gratitude and excitement, I welcome you to Season three of the show!

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show notes

  • How Life could Be even better than you can imagine

  • Why explore your own diamond self name

  • Who you already know to call on for love mentoring

 

Links Mentioned:

Show Highlights:

03:40 Easeful Living Practice ~ Grateful for Yourself?

08:18 Interview with Dr. Diana Kirschner begins

10:18 synchronicity of Diana sharing that life could be “even better than you can imagine” with Andrea’s revelation from a Faiths of our Mothers meditation

13:29 Diana’s love journey for herself, the impact of her family only valuing boys; laughter as an expression of truth

21:08 Dr. Diana’s Fairy Godmother, her mentor who has offered her much support and love and exploring the Diamond Self

26:08 Andrea’s exploration of her Diamond Self name

33:29 Healing the Disappointing Self Identity

40:48 How Dr. Diana connected with her Fairy Godmother

49:12 Courageous Self-Care Tip ~ how to find a love mentor


Favorite Quotes:

“Your life is going to be even better than you could ever imagine.” -- Andrea’s future self

 

“I had the opposite of self-love. I just felt like I was useless, stupid, you name it, unworthy.” -- Dr. Diana Kirschner

 

“Seeking out love and seeking out deservedness, and just a little bit of willingness to seek that out even though you’re in a terrible darkness, just that  little willingness to find some healing and to find some love, and then the Divine gives that to you in spades.” -- Dr. Diana Kirschner

 

“We are wired to be healed. You don’t have to be stuck in the childhood you grew up in. We are wired to be reparented by loving figures.” -- Dr. Diana Kirschner

 

“The word strong and the word radiant have different energy...the word strong...is also fairly rigid. When I think of radiant is also strong, but they’re open.” -- Andrea Catherine

Meet Diana:

Bestselling love expert Dr. Diana has handpicked and trained a team of awesome Love Mentor® coaches. And you can talk with one of them for free for 40 minutes by phone or Skype! If you have any pressing dating or love questions, sign up for your free session now. Just go to http://lovein90days.com/dating-coach/ and you will be talking to a wise helpful Love Mentor® very soon!  Just say “Andrea sent me” for VIP treatment!