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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.]

Jul 7, 2018

Do you believe you are worth the love you give others? I don’t mean do you think others should love you as much as I mean, do you believe you deserve your own love. Yes, you can pause here. Breathe. This is a big question. It’s the question Melanie Redd and I explore in this wide-ranging interview in which she shares her story of self-love by way of parenthood at an early age, launching a fitness business and learning new sports in her forties.

Melanie has passion for making self-love a prerequisite for meeting particular fitness goals. Looking at our bodies with disgust gets us nowhere we want to be, and fast. Listen in for tips to move gently into self-love no matter what your wellness goals are.


  • Why authenticity is worth the hard work
  • How to take a compliment, and mean it!
  • How to learn something new at any age

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Show Highlights:

02:15 Fearless Self-love Retreat Early Bird Bonus Details!!

06:36 Easeful LIving Practice ~ Cooling Breath

11:14 Interview with Melanie Redd begins

14:14 What does it mean to deserve self-love?

18:58 Melanie’s personal journey into self-love and self-care -- intentional life disruption as an act of self-love

32:42 The work it takes to be authentic and why it’s worth it. We can all do hard things.

52:21 How to take a compliment -- “Thank you, it’s true.” (hat tip: Yoga Health

Coaching community)

1:05:40 How to shift and name boundaries in order to show up and being loving to myself.

1:10:03 Learning new things at any age is possible, including skateboarding at 40 and snowboarding at 42

Favorite Quotes

“I’m learning to skateboard; what’s the big deal?” -- Melanie Redd

“There is great risk for people to not love themselves.” -- Melanie Redd

“The moment I found out I was pregnant was the day I started practicing the figure-it-out way of life.” -- Melanie Redd

“I’m done sending my representative; I’m going to send me!” -- Andrea Catherine (in reference to Glennon Melton in Love Warrior)

“I just don’t want to feel, ever again, like I’m coming from that place of inauthenticity, and I want to do the work that it takes to be authentic.” -- Melanie Redd

“You’ve got to work on yourself, and I don’t think I can help you with it.” -- Melanie’s husband

“The act of being vulnerable includes admitting what we don’t know.” --Andrea Catherine


Meet Melanie:

Melanie Redd is a Fitness business owner and runs a virtual training program for holistic exercise and total wellness programs. She is also a Strength & Conditioning Coach for a highschool football team and specializes in Functional Movement and corrective exercise for athletic performance and reduced injury risk.