The Sunday Soother

The Sunday Soother

Welcome to a podcast all about authentic living and compassionate, holistic personal development. Catherine Andrews, the author of the popular Sunday Soother newsletter, discusses topics like self-worth, boundaries, emotional intelligence, personal growth, holistic tools, and more. If you're interested in knowing yourself more deeply, living your life more meaningfully, and growing as a person with space for wisdom and compassion along the way, this is for you. The podcast comes out every Sunday morning.

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July 25, 2021 69 min

In today's episode I talk about how we as sensitive people can stop outsourcing our emotional states and emotional power to other people and reclaim emotional responsibility and agency in our lives. I talk about why emotional outsourcing develops in sensitive people; what true emotional agency is and isn't about; and strategies for how we can more consciously choose to accept, regulate and respond from different emotional s...

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In today's episode, I explain one of my core approaches to healing for highly sensitive women: inner child work. You may have heard of this concept, but not fully understand what it is, how it works or how you can begin, so I break it all down for you today.

Inner child work and healing will be a cornerstone of my upcoming mastermind for sensitive women, Soothe. You can read all about Soothe here, and book a discovery call about...

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Hi Soothers! Today's podcast is audio from a recent IG Live I did, all about how you can increase your emotional resiliency as a highly sensitive person. I think many of us sensitive souls assume emotional mastery and resiliency will never be a possibility for us because we just feel SO deeply and so much and, like, all the time, but let me tell you: it is not so! Emotional resiliency is well within grasp for you, with a little...

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Are you ready to transform your life in one year? Then Soothe, my mastermind for sensitive women, might be for you. In today's episode, I give you all the details about Soothe: who it's for; what we'll be doing each month; the kind of women who are joining; how it will change your life, and why I created this mastermind (which, btw, is just lingo for a group that works on goals and growth together) in the first place.

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In today's episode, I share audio from my weekly IGTV coaching series, Free Coaching Friday. I discuss the concept of "stuckness" that sensitive women suffer from and why this happened to you (spoiler alert, it has nothing to do WITH you or your "brokenness"!).

Stay tuned for future episodes where I'll be giving a deep dive into the curriculum of Soothe, my mastermind for sensitive women. Soothe opens for enr...

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In today's episode, I revisit the concept of "the gray fog" from episode 103, and I help you understand 3 ways you might have gotten there. I also help you understand why, as a sensitive person, you are actually built as an exquisite, world-changing technology, and how you can begin to use this technology both in your favor and to help change the world for the better. This is your sensitivities turning into superpowers,...

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In today's episode, I give you a little catch-up on my life, how I'm navigating post-vaccine life acceleration (poorly!) and I tell about a little concept I call "the gray fog:" the state of murky fear and disconnection that sensitive women can end up in, simultaneously feeling like "I have a good life, I should feel more grateful," "And how the hell did I end up here and what can I do about it?"

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Do you ever try to calm down in a moment of anxiety or anger by breathing or meditating and actually end up feeling worse? You're not alone. I see people try to take care of their nervous systems with a bandaid approach that doesn't help sustain long-term wellbeing. In today's episode I discuss what the nervous system does; its different states; how we can cultivate self-compassion by better understanding how our nervou...

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Today I tell you a simple but powerful method for dealing with negative thoughts: the judge, the prosecution, and the public defender. It sounds silly, but it super works for me, and I hope it will for you, too.

The Sunday Soother is a spin-off the popular newsletter, The Sunday Soother, a weekly newsletter that creates conversations around compassionate personal development and helps readers access their spirituality and mindfulnes...

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It's been 100 episodes of The Sunday Soother!!!

To mark this occasion, I'm sharing my philosophy and approach of personal transformation that I call the forest, the meadow, and the river of misery.

Many of us are living in a forest without realizing it. Some of us make it to out the forest only to be faced with what I call the river of misery: the difficult experience of truly going after the dreams we want, whether it's ...

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In today's podcast, I talk about thought work and self-coaching: the tools by which you can literally learn to change your negative/unsupportive/intentional thoughts to get better results in your life.

I've found these tools very powerful. But there was a steep learning curve for me in using them, and, I suspect, for other sensitive people who struggle with a larger volume of thoughts; more negative thoughts in general; and ...

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In today's brief podcast ep, I talk about two inevitable realities when it comes to your own healing and personal growth: It often really sucks and is painful for a while; and also, you don't have to wait til you're "healed" (or less anxious, or thinner, or more confident, or less wounded, or in a better job, or whatever thing you've told yourself you have to be, or solve,) to begin living your beautiful lif...

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In today's episode I discuss one of the reasons sensitive women overidentify with work, and why that overidentification, and lack of sense of self overall, can make it particularly hard to do something like leave your 9-5 or corporate career to work for yourself or start a business.

I'm hosting a workshop on removing blocks to entrepreneurship for sensitive women April 21, 7pmET, replay available, purchase tix here.

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Today I discuss the concept of the spiritual awakening. What is it? How does it happen? What are its symptoms? How do you know if you are in one? And I share the story of my own spiritual awakening. 

This audio is an excerpt from a lesson in my new course, Practical Spirituality. Practical Spirituality is a 6-week course geared to help you discover your purpose and path and sustainable, grounded practices for self-reflection, connec...

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In today's podcast, I talk about the most common myths and misconceptions as I see them about the concept, discovery and stepping into life purpose. Helping you narrow in on your life purpose will be the theme of the first week of my new course, Practical Spirituality.

Practical Spirituality is a 6-week course geared to help you discover your purpose and path and sustainable, grounded practices for self-reflection, connection, a...

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March 21, 2021 23 min

In this episode, I answer a reader's question about how you can begin to trust in things in life again. Listen to my previous experience I reference in the podcast about Focusing here. You can find Sandy Jahmi's site here.

Practical Spirituality is a 6-week course geared to help you discover your purpose and path and sustainable, grounded practices for self-reflection, connection, and greater meaning in life. Enroll here. We...

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As I enroll for Practical Spirituality, my latest course, I discuss the several ways in which spirituality has supported my growth as a sensitive person, and if you are curious, how it could help you, too.

Practical Spirituality is a 6-week course geared to help you discover your purpose and path and sustainable, grounded practices for self-reflection, connection, and greater meaning in life. Enroll here. We start April 5th.

The Sund...

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Every week, I read my Sunday Soother newsletter as a bonus podcast episode. In today's episode, I discuss my relationship with my inner child that I am beginning to develop.

I have a new course starting April 5 2021 I'd love to have you join! Practical Spirituality is a 6-week course geared to help you discover your purpose and path and sustainable, grounded practices for self-reflection, connection, and greater meaning in l...

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You may know I'm a spiritual person... but I wasn't always. Just a few years ago I was an atheist, didn't know anything about Tarot or astrology, and didn't consider myself to have a life purpose, And now... I do! How did that happen? And if you're curious about becoming a more spiritual person, where could you start? How can you learn to create space for magic, delight, meaning, trust and connection in your lif...

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March 3, 2021 7 min

Every week, I read my Sunday Soother newsletter as a bonus podcast episode. In today's episode, I discuss self-trust and why I still struggle with it.

I have a new course starting April 5 2021 I'd love to have you join! Practical Spirituality is a 6-week course geared to help you discover your purpose and path and sustainable, grounded practices for self-reflection, connection, and greater meaning in life. Enroll here.

The Su...

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