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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.]

Feb 25, 2019

It’s a big day for the Fearless Self-Love Podcast, as Andrea Catherine welcomes Sara Hughes-Zabawa as her new co-host. As Andrea’s business partner in the Fearless Self-Love Retreats, Sara has been a guest on previous episodes but is thrilled to join as a co-host. Sara is licensed clinical social worker and yoga instructor. Sara and Andrea welcome Dana Pulis to today’s podcast.

Dana is a big supporter of the Fearless Self Love Retreat, both as a previous participant and as marketing and communication consultant. Dana brings the hard-earned wisdom of her self-care hacks as a successful business woman to today’s discussion. She is a natural and unique leader. She is the owner and operator of Kinetic Marketing and Creative ( and provides an overview of how she stays grounded and connected in a demanding profession and leadership role.


  • Why giving time and space for emotions is Dana’s Number 1
  • How to create time every morning for meditation, reading and “clearing the deck”
  • How to Use the “delete” button to clear certain beliefs


Links Mentioned:

Dana’s website


Abraham Hicks


Fearless Self-Love Retreat


Sara Hughes-Zabawa’s  website


Show Highlights:


01:29 Easeful Living Practice

10:25 Introduction of Sara Hughes-Zabawa & Interview with Dana Pulis begins

15:02 How to live life with Juxtapositions

17:52 Dana reflects on the challenges of her childhood, leading her to start writing and learning about the power of words

22:57 Dana talks about how to be centered and grounded -- “natural, organic, hippy Dana”

27:07 How do you speak to yourself in moments of transition?

38:01 Dana discusses how to manage stress and stay grounded

41:20 Utilizing the “delete button”

52:40 Creating a culture of change for women who want to be a part of Dana’s professional business

1:03:18 Courageous Self-Care Tip

Favorite Quotes:

I don’t walk out that door until I know that I’m walking out that door set for the day. I’ve brought my whole person into my company and my whole person to myself.” -Dana Pulis

“Intentional living--that’s built in time, that’s built in structure, that’s built in self-care habits that allow you to show up as your best self.” -Sara Hughes-Zabawa

“Really good thinking comes forward in the right time when you’ve invested in it.” -Dana Pulis

“It’s just another day in this amazing paradise.” -Dana Pulis

“If we do these things long enough, they flow through us and we are one with what we do everyday.” -Dana Pulis

“I don’t believe I can be harmed anymore in most respects because I learned to carry with me my own safety and my own peace.” -Dana Pulis

“If there is no exposure or experience with failure or deep disappointment we aren’t as practiced in it.“ -Sara Hughes-Zabawa

We can’t control how other people show up, but we can choose our boundaries, and we can choose how much energy we allow them to take from us.” -Sara Hughes-Zabawa

“Nurture yourself, fill your brain with the good things. Learn on a daily basis how to navigate through every place where there is conflict and contrast.” -Dana Pulis

“Clear the deck: rage if you need to rage, let fear fly if it needs to fly. Whatever that emotion is, give it the place and the space and honor it.” -Dana Pulis

“If I encounter a difficult situation in my day, if I feel emotion coming through, I will just tell myself hang tight, put it in the parking lot, we’ll catch it tomorrow.” -Dana Pulis

“The biggest tool to change my thinking is delete or cancel or forgive the belief I have that is driving the results I don’t want. By doing that, I tell my brain, let go of that. I tell my brain we’re going to delete this thinking or this program and we’re going to fill it with this new program.” -Dana Pulis

“Allow all of yourself to show up.” -Dana Pulis

“The person who makes a mistake is the person who does something great.” -Andrea Bachman


Meet Guest:

Since launching her marketing and communications firm, Kinetic, in 2007 Dana Pulis has focused on moving businesses forward through creative marketing communications. Her intense focus has produced amazing results for a long list of local, regional and national clients. That focus has allowed her to dramatically grow her company, which has doubled in size since 2016.

Dana is a nationally-known marketing expert. She’s an award-winning writer, accomplished public speaker and respected business leader. She recruits top pros – account directors and project managers looking for the next challenge, and designers and writers looking to push their creative boundaries.

While her professional credentials are undoubtedly impressive, what makes Dana so fascinating is how she shows up everyday as her multidimensional self. She describes herself as a “hippy boss, wearing a pencil skirt and stilettos, while smelling like patchouli”. Dana’s ability meld her advanced self-care practices, including meditation and nutrition, with how she moves through the hard and fast paced world of business, provides lessons for all of us.