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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.]

Aug 25, 2018

Sara Hughes-Zabawa and I give you a taste of the Brené Brown Daring Way Curriculum, movement and reflection participants will experience on the Fearless Self-Love Retreat October 10-14, 2018. To learn more, visit

Join us for your 20 minute micro retreat! You’ll benefit most if you’re distraction free, have access to a wall to put your legs up, or a way to elevate your feet to at least hip height, something to write with and something to write on.


  • What it means to retreat and why we need to
  • Why clarifying your values matters
  • How to utilize your values to enhance a challenging situation



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Show Highlights:

02:55 Interview starts, easeful living practice included within interview!

06:29 Tools you’ll need for this practice today and what retreat means

10:35 Micro version of the Fearless Self-Love: at home in your heart retreat

36:11 Courageous Self-Care tip


Favorite Quotes:

“[To retreat is] an act of mindfully withdrawing, protecting or preserving time or energy to do our soul, or heart work.” -- Sara Hughes-Zabawa

“Our intention for our retreat is that people create the space and the container to really hear themselves and feel and learn and rest.” -- Sara Hughes-Zabawa

“[Humanism is] seeing everyone, including myself, as human with the same needs (whether they’re in a different order than mine or not) and the same worth.” -- Andrea Catherine

Meet Sara:

Sara is a licensed clinical social worker (LMSW) and a certified yoga instructor (RYT). She is passionate about helping clients achieve better balance and thrive as they enhance the quality of their lives. Either through therapy, yoga, or wellness coaching Sara partners with her clients to help foster the bravery and skills necessary to step towards holistic wellness that honors their mind-body-spirit connection.

Sara received a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan, with an emphasis in Interpersonal Practice: Mental Health and Interpersonal Practice: Communities and Social Systems with a minor in Community Organizing.

She also received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. Sara completed here RYT 200 hours through the Yoga Alliance certified Bodhi Yoga Studio in 2010.