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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 2, 2018

It’s easy to get caught up in the thoughts racing through our own minds. We can certainly learn from our head, but connecting with our hearts may be the key to finding joy in our everyday lives. “If our hearts are that powerful, why do we live up in our heads?” Guest speaker Kate Berry challenges us to get into our hearts, shift our perspectives, embrace humility, and live a life of genuine joy.

  • Why getting out of your head allows you to receive the best messages
  • How compassion leaves less room for judgement
  • How to bookend your day with practices that bring you joy

Links Mentioned

Heartmath Institute

Tara Brach

The Eight Pillars of Joy (from The Book of Joy)

Nonviolent Communication

Byron Katie

Brene Brown

Show Highlights

4:01     Easeful Living Practice

11:27   Kate Berry introduction

12:13   About Heartset Coaching

13:22   Getting out of your head and into your heart

16:36   Emotions and judgement

20:09   “Inviting My Dragons to Tea”

20:33   Ego, meditation, and the heart

22:42   The First Pillar of Joy: Perspective

25:24   Reality checking

27:55   The Second Pillar of Joy: Humility

39:34   Leaving a trail of joy in your wake

42:23   Seeking pleasure that causes pain

44:15   Surviving and thriving

48:25   The difference between joy and happiness

53:50   Strategies for keeping joy at the forefront

58:21   Courageous Self-Care Tip: Start and end your day with joy

Favorite Quotes

“The best messages that I receive or the changes that I’m able to make always happen when I get out of my head and into my body, particularly when I tune into my heart and my gut.” - Kate Berry

“If our hearts are that powerful, why do we live up here in our heads?” - Kate Berry

“Our emotions are huge drivers of our choices.” - Kate Berry

“If we’re conscious of [our judgement of ourselves], we can see it’s actually in a way violence against ourselves. We’re not allowing ourselves to be compassionate.” - Andrea Catherine

“Don’t judge the judgement.” - Kate Berry

“There are seven and a half billion people on the planet Earth, which means that there are seven and a half billion different realities, there are seven and a half billion different truths. It’s crazy for me to think that my truth is the only truth and that my way of seeing things is the right way.” - Kate Berry

“All of us humans are really trying to go for the same things in this world, and that is to love, to be loved, and to be of service.” - Kate Berry

“You’re special, just like everyone else.” - Andrea Catherine

“Am I willing to believe the kind things people have to offer me? And how does that add to believing in my own worth?” - Kate Berry

“I don’t know if it matters where I’m headed; it’s just a joyride.” - Kate Berry

“If I could choose ease or growth, I almost always choose growth, and then I’m like, ‘I wish it was easier!’” - Andrea Catherine

“When you are thriving, what are you choosing and what are the common threads that run through each of those moments?” - Kate Berry

Meet Kate

Kate Berry is many things, including a "Heartset" Coach and Joyful Rebel.  She helps creative entrepreneurs and healers redefine balance and prioritize their well being so that they can shine their light without burning out.  Kate calls Whitefish home, where she embraces the ebb and flow of life with her husband, son, and 2 furry dogs. Visit her online at