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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 23, 2018

Have you thought about working with a life coach but find something’s holding you back? When we’re comfortable with the status quo, we have little incentive to pursue change. It’s only when we view change as necessary that we’re ready to reach out for guidance. Join me in my conversation with life coach, Shelly Smith, as we discuss the power of working with a coach, how shifting thought patterns can change your trajectory, and the importance of fiercely protecting your own self-care.

  • Why it helps to name your thoughts and feelings
  • How you can choose to think something different
  • How to fiercely protect your own self care

Links Mentioned

Body Thrive by Cate Stillman

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Show Highlights

03:59 Easeful Living Gratitude Practice with guest, Shelly Smith

7:20 Interview Begins

13:50   Thinking big and following the path

20:40  What stands out about coaching

24:00   Coaching inspirations

28:44   Necessity to be fully present

32:52   Why folks seek a life coach

41:14   Changing thought patterns

48:45   A coach’s own self care

50:10   Saying “no” and other ways of protecting self care

57:04   Are you sacrificing your higher intentions? Do you have everything you need?

Favorite Quotes

“You make decisions every single day, and you can decide to go left or right, and you can decide what you eat, and you can decide how to react to things, and every single choice changes the direction of your life.” - Shelly Smith

“People forget that they have choices.” - Shelly Smith

“Thinking big is just a series of choices that increase your belief each day.” - Shelly Smith

“Thinking big is really a bunch of little thoughts.” - Andrea Catherine

“Just start on that path, and one day you’re gonna look back and you’ll be pretty much there.” - Shelly Smith

“It’s when we decide to choose to believe in something we can’t see that things start to change.” - Andrea Catherine

“I just love fantastic conversations about real things.” - Shelly Smith

“People don’t change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” - Shelly Smith

“Every habit we have has a reward, or we wouldn’t have that habit.” - Andrea Catherine

“There’s something energetically different about talking about what’s working.” - Andrea Catherine

“I’m a big fan of self care; in fact, I protect it pretty fiercely.” - Shelly Smith

“I think a lot of people need permission to say ‘no’ to things they don’t like and want.” - Shelly Smith

“If people don’t create boundaries and take care of themselves, everybody just starts wreaking havoc on each other because they’re not happy.” - Shelly Smith

“Who are you trying to impress at the expense of your own wellbeing?” - Shelly Smith

Meet Shelly

Shelly Smith, sales and leadership consultant, believes laughter is as important as discipline. She has coached over 170 clients in a wide range of industries. She hopes you stop taking yourself so seriously so you can enjoy the journey