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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.]

Dec 29, 2017

Health Coaching is a term that’s getting a lot of attention these days, but what is it? I talk with Health Coach Liza Baker who studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition about her work and how it parallels my own. Though we trained in different arenas, our approaches are similar.

I love Liza’s insight about putting your schedule on a diet. She gives practical tools for reflecting on what we say yes to, and understanding if our schedule reflects what authentically matters to us. This is a great show to listen to as you transition into the New Year, as it’s a perfect time for reflection and preparing yourself to, as Liza would say, “live in alignment with what you want and what you need,” in 2018.

  • Pattern Interrupt is the key to self-nourishment

  • Keystone Habits help you live with ease

  • Make lifestyle choices based on what feels right to you

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Show Highlights:

01:28: Easeful Living Practice: Sensory Awareness Meditation

06:09: Interview with Liza begins!

10:15: Nourishment with food, relationships, & schedule, including details about Liza’s group course

11:05: “Pattern Interrupt” ~ Description of what we do in 2 to 5 words

12:12: Keystone Habits Discussion

23:57: Andrea’s Keystone Habit is Starting the Day with Ease. She gives some pointers her for how you can start with ease, too!

27:07: The Breakfast Experiment: Way to train yourself to notice “How do I feel?”

28:30: How are you doing? Versus How are you feeling (physically, emotionally, spiritually)? Are you connected with yourself?

32:23 What Andrea & Liza are up to now

Favorite Quotes:

“SOUL foods: seasonal, organic, local & ethical” -- Liza Baker

“If you’re eating take-out 21 meals a week, let’s start with one day [cooking].” -- Liza Baker

“The purpose of pattern interrupt is to come back into alignment with self and needs and ‘what do I need?’” -- Andrea Catherine

“Pattern interrupt isn’t just about how you’re shifting your time...but the way that your mind works, and the way that you’re talking to yourself.” -- Andrea Catherine

“Food is our first economy. We have to eat to live.” --Liza Baker

“It takes longer to watch an episode of Iron Chef than it does to cook dinner.” -- Liza Baker

“We’re so used to looking outside ourselves for validation and for answers….’Should I be vegetarian?’ I can’t answer that for you. The only person who can answer that is you.” --Liza Baker

“You’re not a failure. You’re just not living in alignment with what you want and what you need.” --Liza Baker

“The habits that I encourage people to do are not the be all end all, they’re great. But they are really the tool to learn how to learn about ourselves and to learn what we need.” --Andrea Catherine

“Right is not an external judgment. It’s, ‘this feels right for me.’” --Liza Baker

Meet Liza:

Liza is an Integrative Nutrition® Health Coach and Sanity Whisperer to under-appreciated, under-listened to, under-taken-care-of, under-valued, overwhelmed, overworked, over-scheduled, and OVER. IT. ALL. working wives and mothers who dream of (re)claiming a starring role in their own lives. She lives with her husband in a half-empty nest in Ann Arbor, MI and is passionate about health and happiness, education and exercise, SOLE food and social justice. You can get a taste of her work at