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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 and 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. [New episodes released on the 1st and 15th of every month.]

Mar 9, 2018

Valentine’s Day, or National Singles Awareness Day, as some call it, can be a frustrating and lonely reminder of our relationship status or lack thereof. But who says being single has to be devoid of love? Fearless self-love reminds us that we need to spend just as much time building a relationship of love within ourselves. Join me as I interview Ayurveda student and writer, Lauren Gernady, who also struggles with being single. Grab your favorite cup of tea and get comfy as we explore how Ayurveda teaches us about courageous self-love and being authentic to ourselves. Of course, one has to know themselves first; every thought, every feeling, every crevice.

  • How Ayurveda can teach you to love yourself
  • Why you need to embrace being single
  • How to say yes to yourself

Links Mentioned

Kripalu School of Ayurveda

Everyday Ayurveda

National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

Ayurvedic Center of Vermont

Yoga Healer

Dr. Claudia Welch

Dr. Vasant Lad, Marma Points

Episode 7 Podcast

@ home in your body course

Grounded Here

Show Highlights

1:27     Meet Lauren

9:25     Ayurvedic Terms: What it means to be pitta

13:55   Lessons from @ Home in Your Body: Importance of Play

16:25   Ayurvedic Practices: Benefits of Shirodhara

20:45   Ayurvedic Practices: Panchakarma “5 actions”

27:45   Ayurvedic Practices: Abhyanga aka self-massage

35:30   How to create a routine of Abhyanga to experience the physical, relational, and spiritual benefits

43:10   Strategies for being single

46:25   Giving ourselves permission

49:43   Perspective of Time and cultivating the quality of non-rushing

Favorite Quotes

“Shoot for four out of five days...that other day is just as important and it's okay to blow it off.” - Andrea Catherine

“[Abhyanga] is a way to nourish the body from the outside in.” - Lauren Gernady

“It's impossible to be angry and curious at the same time.” - Unknown

“It's interesting to take an inventory [of our bodies] everyday.” - Lauren Gernady

“We're householders, we're not sitting in an ashram.” - Rosie Mann

“I can totally provide for myself what I want from someone else.” - Lauren Gernady

“While it's mine, its treasured time.” - Mae Erlewine

“We're so focused on how we show up for other people that we forget how to show up for ourselves.” - Andrea Catherine

Meet Lauren

Meet Lauren Gernady, Admissions Counselor and writer at Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Her passion for writing and Ayurveda has led her down a path of inspiring and teaching others who desire to know more about the science of self. If you're curious and want more information, you can email her at or visit Kripalu’s website here