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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.]

Apr 5, 2019

Monica Rivera is a woman who is not afraid to try new paths. She won’t hesitate to agree that life has its ups and downs and every part of it matters, has something to teach us, and also invites us to respond as our best selves. Listen in asMonica and I talk about making big decisions, being true to yourself and taking risks. Can’t get enough, check out Monica’s podcast: YOU WANNA DO WHAT?!


  • How to ask yourself what you need, and answer that need, too!


  • Why being intentional with your decisions matters every time
  • How to find a community that helps you live the life you love



Links Mentioned:

“You Wanna Do What” podcast with Monica Rivera

Yogahealer podcast

Fearless Self Love Retreat

Dancing Spirit Ranch


Show Highlights:

02:30 Easeful Living Practice

26:02 Introduction of Monica Rivera

27:11 You can’t be what you can’t see, how others can help us believe what’s possible for ourselves

31:20 Staying in a curious mind set while balancing the old adage, “To thine own self be true.”

40:00 Self doubt and asking for help, premise of Monica’s show, You WANNA do WHAT?!

43:33 I love you affirmation, Andrea’s poem

45:33 Weight and self image -- oh this can be a doozy and we’re going there, gently

48:50 Confidence and Risk taking -- Is it worth it? How do we get more of it?

52:45 Community, connectedness, virtual community -- how can they each meet our needs for relationship

56:50 Paying someone to help you -- yes, it can be well worth it! 39:25 Making your own decisions is possible

104:50 Find your door and walk through it

109:17 Courageous Self-Care Tip & Insight into next episode with Katie Visco!


Favorite Quotes:

“I’ve never been someone who is too shy to ask questions. I am the person who sees a panel of buttons and want to press all the buttons to see what they will do.” -Monica Rivera

“I don’t want to do what everyone else is doing I want to give other paths a try.” -Monica Rivera

“Be curious, just observe. The more you do it, the more you exercise your curious ‘muscle.’” -Monica Rivera

“Sit in a space before you make a judgement.” -Monica Rivera

“Observation teaches you what isn’t serving you.” -Andrea Catherine

“Be intentional with the decision you make to help someone else. Ask yourself, does this feel good to the other person, and does it feel good to me?” -Monica Rivera

“Our body takes longer to learn than our mind, and we can’t fault ourselves for our process and our progress.” -Andrea Catherine

“If we’re not showing ourselves other forms of beauty aside from what’s popular, then how are we going to see ourselves as beautiful?” -Andrea Catherine


“When I’m making a big decision, I take people’s input up to a point, thank them for it, then I make the decision on my own and tell them about it afterward.” -Monica Rivera

“Doors open that are intended to open. Find your door.” -Monica Rivera

Meet Monica:

Monica Rivera is an action-taking maven. She has a passion for converting ideas into execution - quickly. (She started her podcast, YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! in just 3 days).  A self-taught, NYC-based podcast producer, consultant and speaker, her signature approach comes down to giving you permission to pursue their personal goals through relatable stories and practical solutions.