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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.]

Nov 25, 2018

The host of an adventure podcast pauses to examine the internal adventures of kindness, humor, and stillness. Shelby Stanger of Wild Ideas Worth Living, sponsored by REI, shares her strategies for biohacking feeling good daily. She invites athletes to challenges themselves with quieter pursuits of meditation and Yoga and leaves listeners with the relief and encouragement she experienced when writing herself a letter from her future self.

Join us as Shelby and I resonate on the challenges of carving out space for quiet, slowing down and learning we actually have the tools and insight to offer ourselves the self-help we need, perhaps without needing to consult an external “expert.”


  • How to biohack feeling good everyday
  • How humor heals and helps us reach our goals
  • Why kindness matters, especially when we’re kind to ourselves


Wild Ideas Worth Living Podcast

Alex Honnold

Courtney Carver

Shelby’s Interview with Gabby Reece

Laird Hamilton

Jen Sincero

Shelby’s interview with Cheryl Strayed

Shelby’s interview with Rebecca Rusch

Yoga Healer Podcast

Prince Harry surfing for Mental Health

Show Highlights:

01:28 Easeful Living Practice ~ What are your internal adventures?

05:04 Interview with Shelby Stanger begins!

09:05 Another way to challenge yourself if you’re already an athlete: yoga, stillness, quiet

12:28 How Shelby biohacks feeling good everyday including JOMO (the joy of missing out!)

19:25 Letting go of perfectionism and being with the task at hand

24:00 Humor as a healer for perfectionism and its power to help us learn new things

29:57 Why kindness matters

33:24 Ayurvedic Self-Massage and quick transition into princess adventuring:)

37:21 More on humor and Shelby’s strategy of writing herself a letter, plus getting real about substances and emotions


Favorite Quotes:

“A good adventure is one that gets you a little out of your comfort zone, but helps you make a positive change in your life.” -- Shelby Stanger

“My physical challenge... is to try to do a little less, a little more consciously, and to carve some space for just quiet; that’s not easy for me though!” -- Shelby Stanger

“I don’t stack, I focus. I monotask.” -- Shelby Stanger

“I think being offended really sets us back, and doesn’t allow us to take power, it just allows us to divert our anger.” -- Shelby Stanger

“The biggest thing we can all do is just be really kind to each other.” -- Shelby Stanger

“There’s this perception (in the self-help world) that we have to wait for someone else to tell us what we need to help ourselves.” -- Andrea Catherine

Meet Shelby:

Shelby Stanger has been obsessed with storytelling since she inked her first article in a national newspaper at the ripe age of 15. As a longtime adventure journalist and marketing consultant in the action and outdoor sports world, the waterwoman has standup-paddled a portion of the Peruvian Amazon, dove into the punk rock scene reporting about a summer-long series called the Vans Warped Tour, surfed from Tofino to Tavarua, and interviewed countless CEOs, entrepreneurs and pro athletes on assignment for major international publications and brands like Outside Magazine and Vans. The common thread: A little adventure is life’s antidote. To second chances. To soul seeking. To success. Her Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast, established in 2016, amplifies these narratives with Shelby going further afield for high-impact storytelling that empowers others to live their passions, and get outside.