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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 9, 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 to this follow-up interview 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.

  • How a morning routine sets the tone for the day

  • How to find balance between pushing boundaries and easeful play

  • Why we’re worthy of creativity and self-love


Links Mentioned:

Tim Ferriss

Some Things Are NOT Negotiable

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

Global Purpose Expedition

A Planet On Purpose by Brandon Peele

Feeding Your Demons (meditation practice)

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

REVOLUTION: 31 Days of Yoga by Yoga with Adriene

Dave Cavnar’s website


Show Highlights:

3:20 Easeful Living Practice

9:20 Dave Cavnar introduction - a year-and-a-half later

10:41 Living a simpler life

13:41 Prioritizing internal creative work over external requests

14:34 “The Morning Thing” and nourishing creative outlets

18:47 Not taking things too seriously

21:45 “If I was my significant other, what would that look like?” and other conversations with yourself

24:02 Fear and uncertainty

32:46 Feeding Your Demons, a meditation practice

34:45 Experiencing rejection

37:20 Doing what scares you

38:27 Playfulness and intuition

52:07 “Letting down our adult”

56:28 Path to Dave’s latest project

59:18 Dave’s project: yoga and doodles, The Dao of Doodle

1:08:10 Calls to action

1:13:42 Courageous Self-Care Tip: “Find something that can be the foundation for your day” and “Find your own doodle”


Favorite Quotes:

“Elegance in simplicity… I think it takes awhile to figure out your own formula.” - Dave Cavnar

“One of the most common threads, across all fields, for people that are considered successful in their field is a morning routine and meditation.” - Dave Cavnar

“I find [a morning routine is] just an experience with what feels the best for you and what gives you energy.” - Dave Cavnar

“If I can manage to do… the creative piece and the little meditation; if that’s all that I do [in the morning] it’s hard to knock me off track.” - Dave Cavnar

“All we know is that we have the moment with us right now, right? So you might as well play and have fun.” - Andrea Catherine

“Sometimes bad things do happen but, most of the time, we have each other’s best interests in mind.” - Andrea Catherine

“Everything we go through, all the trials and tribulations, I believe lead to the beautiful places. The hardest path leads to the most beautiful waterfall.” - Dave Cavnar

“I know that when I betray something I told myself I’m gonna do, I don’t really buy into it yet.” - Andrea Catherine

“There are practical aspects to living that require us to wear those adult hats, but why not turn it backwards and be playful in that?” - Dave Cavnar

“We are on the leading edge of our lives; at any moment you can start new and just totally change your life.” - Dave Cavnar

“Creativity and play and self love … we don’t have to earn them; they become part of our foundation and part of what’s essential for us to thrive.” - Andrea Catherine

“You could not be more deserving.” - Abraham


Meet Dave:

Dave Cavnar is a self-described doodler, learner, and 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