S2E13 Becoming Brave with Katie Dean by Katherine Mackenzie-Smith published on 2018-09-13T02:36:13Z Real talking Katie Dean talks about anxiety and fear and doubt with a no BS approach (wait for a shit storm analogy that is gross, but so apt). She takes such a pragmatic approach to understanding fear and embracing the messiness of life, knowing fear is definitely along for the ride but isn't taking the wheel on her watch. Her refreshing honesty about her life as a single mum, author of the book Becoming Brave, and embracer of feeling all the emotions shows up fully in this episode. We also chat about: Listening to the messages your body is sending you; Reframing anxiety as a superpower and learning to understand your emotions; Undoing the belief that fear is bad; Anxiety showing up when we're trying to control and protect ourselves from unknown future outcomes or past experiences; Changing the conversation around 'living without fear', when fear is a huge opportunity for growth; Not labelling our life, day, emotions, or ourselves as 'bad' but just acknowledging that we are feeling not so great; Why we're so judgemental of our emotions; Plus some practical tips to really become aware and mindful of what's going on in your body and emotions. Self care as a way of being able to show up in your relationships and support yourself better.