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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.]

Jun 23, 2018

In this interview with fellow Yoga Health Coach, Alexandra Epple, she gets real about her struggle with Anorexia and her journey to finding deep appreciation for who she is. Her passion for supporting women to love and care for themselves comes from her very real journey of learning to do so for herself. Listen as Alexandra not only reveals her personal trials, but also her triumphs. She offers practical tools for exploring how to enjoy your own company.


  • How Alexandra’s anorexia transformed into a relationship of self-love
  • Why nourishing touch can be foundational to cultivating self-love
  • How time in silence and stillness can enhance one’s self-love


Show Highlights:

02:59 Easeful Living Practice: Mindful Eating Practice

11:20 Interview with Alexandra Epple begins

15:12 Alexandra’s recognition of her privilege and the development of her anorexia

20:02 Lack of self-love rooted in lack of purpose

26:35 Impact of another reflecting love as foundation of self-love

29:32 Spiritual self-discovery through Yoga & Thai Massage -- the power of touch

41:10 Nourishing the spiritual body with silence, sound, stillness, prayer

Favorite Quotes

“There is so much that can be done by the changing way we feed ourselves, the way we treat ourselves, the way we look at our bodies.” -- Alexandra Epple

“For so long I thought I was going to be a mom, I always thought I was going to be a mom. And now, I feel like my children are my students or my clients or my patients.” -- Alexandra Epple

“Purpose really comes from knowing your spirit, what your spirit wants, what you’re deeply desiring.” -- Alexandra Epple

“I still wasn’t loving myself; I still wasn’t eating” -- Alexandra Epple

“Falling in love [is] a mirror [in which] we see ourselves through someone else’s eyes.” -- Andrea Catherine (credit to my therapist Michael Joseph)

“If you can’t enjoy your own company, how can you expect someone else to enjoy your company?” -- Alexandra Epple

“Life is a lot more fun when I’m confident” -- Andrea Catherine

“Physical and emotional cleansing...needed to happen in order to actually get to the spiritual self, to get more subtle.” --Alexandra Epple

“By bringing hands onto our body the nervous system calms down, and the access opens to self-love.”  --Alexandra Epple

“Once you really embrace money and just see it as an energy exchange...I’m giving something and someone sees it as being so worthwhile that they’re giving energy back.” -- Alexandra Epple

Meet Alexandra:

Alexandra Epple CAS, CMT is an Ayurvedic Practitioner & Teacher, Yoga Health Coach, seasoned bodyworker and Midlife Coach. Her approach to health is super practical and down to earth. She supports mature women through menopause and midlife so they come out the other end feeling better than they ever have; vibrant, joyful and luxuriously healthy. There is no complicated hormone stuff, vitamin hunting or mineral counting. When it comes down to it, healing is super logical and pretty easy too. You  just need to learn some principles. Alexandra helps you do that. Her podcast Women Gone Vibrant revolutionizes the way you think about your body so you can create the next you, unapologetically. Download her FREE Better Menopause Video Series to get the scoop on a natural, easeful menopause.