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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 16, 2018

When life hands us lemons, we make lemonade. Or in Upasna Kakroo’s case, use storytelling and art to make life’s difficulties a little bit sweeter. Our stories are important and they create connection between us and our consumers. Being fearless and authentic in our life, art, and business requires self-love and compassion toward the truth of our lives and experiences. Join me as I interview doodler, creative, and business leader, Upasna Kakroo, who shares how art inspires her life and helps her solve problems. Grab a cup of tea, a pencil, and a pad since you might just become more inspired with your life and find answers to the questions living within you.

  • Why self-love requires you to prioritize your time and values
  • How to use your life story in business and art
  • Why creating always involves being your authentic self

Links Mentioned

Upasna’s Blog/Personal Website

Brandanew, Upasna’s Company Website

Lil’ Danny Runs a Race (book)

Yoga Health Coaching

Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies (book)

Grounded Here

Show Highlights

5:30   Show starts

9:32   Paradox of connection in social media. Responsibility of our action

12:55  The life doodles of Upasna

16:25  Bringing authenticity to social media

18:45  Balancing our time to reflect our values

22:50  Rubin’s Four Tendencies: How we uphold our expectations

24:35  The importance of the company you keep and saying “yes” to opportunities

29:05  Cultivating self-care when there's no model

33:43  Traveling as a means to self-discovery

36:05  Process of creating authentically and how it creates connection

43:00  Upasna's life reflected in art

49:58  Connect with Upasna and view her work

Favorite Quotes

“Stress doesn't solve problems.” - Upasna Kakroo

“The world doesn't exist so that it can be uploaded.” - Unknown

“I pay very close attention to what I say yes to.” - Upasna Kakroo

“Sometimes we tend to know ourselves better when we get away from where we're from.” - Upasna Kakroo

“ create for the sake of creating.” - Upasna Kakroo

“When I draw, it simplifies the problem for me.” - Upasna Kakroo

“All art is personal.” - Upasna Kakroo

“ see and admire our own skill set based on the life we've had.” - Andrea Catherine

Meet Upasna

Upasna Krakoo is a business owner, creator, and leader in brand marketing, storytelling, and art. Growing up through displacement and instability, she's found a way to embrace and share her life through art and business. She’s also the author of a children’s book and inspirational calendar, that you can order through the website listed above. Connect with her via Instagram for business content @brandanewco and her doodles at @upasnakakroo.