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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.]

Feb 2, 2018

Our culture can have a strong effect on the way we see ourselves and our role in society, especially between gender and sex. The messages men receive within our culture usually reinforce the “rough and tough” advice that's been passed down through generations, and often times, shows up within their relationships with others.

Listen in with guest speaker, Dave Cavnar as he reminds us why self-love isn't just for women. He shares his story honestly and provides insight into nourishing yourself first, along with tips to get started. This one’s deep, so grab a friend or take note, you'll want to share these insights with all the men in your life.

  • Why men need self-loving self-care too

  • How silence can teach us about ourselves

  • Why being selfish is an important part of self-care

Links Mentioned: 

The Rhythm of Life (book) by Matthew Kelly,

Into the Wild (book) by Jon Krakauer,

5 for Love: Free Self-Loving Self-Care video series,

Dave Cavnar’s website,

Show Highlights:

1:30  Easeful Living Practice: Writing Exercise

3:40   “Love, Rest” Poem by Andrea Catherine

7:10   Interview with Dave Cavnar begins

10:50  Difference between self-love and selfishness. Is there?

15:10  Mentality of scarcity vs abundance

17:29  Energy shifts between selfish and selfless: Seeing both as opportunities to receive

23:00  Spirituality and the intersection of self. Loving ourselves as a step to loving others

27:15  Self-focus without self-love. Our “self” as always under construction

31:05  The journey of self-love: Perfection, judgment, human kindness, and forgiveness

37:00  Self-love for men: Dave’s story of coming home to himself

45:21   New messages for young men: “What story do you want to tell?”

49:50   Ways to encourage and nourish yourself: Tips to get started

57:00   Continuing to build connection

61:50   Courageous Self-Care Tip: “Enter the classroom of silence”

63:55   Andrea shares...and how you can start living the life you want

Favorite Quotes:

“Self-love is recognizing can put yourself first.” - Dave Cavnar

“When you're truly embracing the idea that you're complete and you know yourself fully, then you can benefit those around you.” - Dave Cavnar

“...being self-focused without actually feeling self-love.” - Andrea Catherine

“Just because you're under construction, doesn't mean you're not complete.” - Dave Cavnar

“If your cup is empty, you can't share what you don't have.” -Dave Cavnar

“...when I forgive myself or others, it frees me up from being attached to the action and the association I have with that action.” - Andrea Catherine

“In reality, there's nothing more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.” - Christopher McCandless

“Move. Learn. Breathe. Repeat.” -Dave Cavnar

“You have to enter the classroom of silence.” - Matthew Kelly

Meet Dave:

Dave Cavnar is a self-described doodler, learner & ponderer. He is fascinated by consciousness, purpose, Soul, and each of our individual paths. Currently you can find him falling in love with himself and his life on instagram @dvcavnar and you can read the first few chapters of Being Human / Human Being on his website