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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.]

Jun 23, 2018

This interview with fellow Yoga Health Coach Carly Banks grew out of our conversation in the surf on a Yoga Healer retreat in Mexico this past March. Carly is on for growth and embracing the changes that better her life. She is on for guiding others to do the same.

In this conversation we talk about the impacts of prioritizing self-care on family life. As a mom, Carly’s insights and personal transformation that she shares will resonate most with those those have a lot to tend to, and who are on for discovering they are much more powerful than they imagined.

  • Why putting yourself first is a habit you want to have

  • How to get unstuck from thinking you can’t change

  • What strategies for building healthy habits work for moms

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Show Highlights:

02:59 Fearless Self-Love Retreat Details!!

08:24 Easeful Living Practice

13:31 Interview with Carly Banks begins with how and why thinking of herself first has been essential

19:51 Value of waking with the sun, the power of circadian rhythm, Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology

23:20 Relationships with others are dependent on our relationships with ourselves. How Carly got out of her own way as a new mom.

30:24 Carly’s journey to self-love from self-hate; highlight on Abhyanga (self-massage)

41:13 Figuring out who we are, so we can show ourselves and others, and love ourselves:) Carly’s celebration of healing in her marriage as a result.

44:26 Impact on physiology of honoring circadian rhythms ~ lighten your physiology

51:07 Courageous Self-Care Tip~ touch your own body in a way that will help you to love you more

Favorite Quotes:

“Everything just flows a lot more easily if you can just put yourself first, and then you become more able to serve others, and to serve your business.” -- Carly Banks

“Our minds are a part of our bodies, rather than the other way around.” -- Andrea Catherine

“The cool thing about our relationship with ourselves, is that we have the power to change [our] behavior.” -- Andrea Catherine

“I’m ... doing watercolor paintings, and making flower crowns... I’m being hyper creative in this brahmamuhurta, this sacred time before the dawn. It’s brought me a feeling of self, again.” -- Carly Banks

“As I massaged my body and gave thanks to my upper arms, for everything that they do, and the way they hold and support and embrace my children and my family and myself, all those feelings of hatred went away, and so much acceptance swept in.” -- Carly Banks

“The world is full of perfect people and they come in all shapes and sizes.” -- Carly Banks.

Meet Carly:

In learning the foundational teachings of Ayurvedic wellness, along with the science behind the power of routine, and the unbelievable level at which our habits - good and bad - dictate our reality, Carly's gone back to her roots. From the ground up she's created a healthy structure for her life, creating routines and daily practices that fill her up, thereby filling up her kids. Now, through her offerings at The Habit, Carly provides well-structured programs to support and nurture the growth and thrive of all women.