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Dec 16, 2021

Podcast Intro:

Our habits begin with the things that our family does. Eventually, those things are firmly embedded. To truly make a difference requires time, focus, and a shift in energy inwardly. Reconnecting with our bodies is a must. 

The process by which behaviors become habitual is known as habit formation. Habits can arise without a person's knowledge, but they can also be cultivated—or eliminated—to better suit one's particular objectives. But how does one go about changing a bad habit? With acclaimed yoga teacher and author Myra Lewis, this episode will discuss how to nourish your holidays through a holistic approach.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How our Habits are influenced by our family and environment
  • How our Perspective in Life is essential to our general well-being
  • How our Negative Thoughts generate negative vibrations into our Bodies



  • Cate discusses a workshop on Emotional Eating
  • Cate talks about self-healing before the Dharma.
  • Cate explains how classic holiday recipes have been extensively replicated and have grown unhealthy.
  • Cate discusses her wrong pattern of overeating and then exercising.


  • [06:03 - 06:43] “What we call cause and effect is we take action and there's a result. And we've been taught to pretty much ignore that when it comes to everything outside of us. I'm going to do these things because it seems pleasurable. But tomorrow, I'm going to feel like crap. The foundation of this is we start to see that there's cause and effect. I have control over that, or I can have control over that. ” 
  • [15:52 - 16:20] “Follow your path rather than following everybody else. And it doesn't mean you can't be with them. Perhaps, it takes some inner focus to do that, but then you show up as a light in that environment. That's very different from just being part of the crowd and going along with whatever's happening there.”


  • "The most essential thing is that we reconnect with our bodies.  Many of the things we think, "Oh, it's my body doing this or my body doing that," are actually done by our mind."
  • "The level of impressions produced, or wounds that occur in the early stages of life is the most powerful piece in terms of modifying our relationship. That relates to our bond with our mother. And whether you think it's amazing or dreadful, it's simply the nature of it, and how you're reacting to it at this time in your life."
  • "You'll always find out when there's a bad motive. Something that will lead us away from ourselves rather than toward ourselves. And so you have all that success on the surface, and you're empty on the inside."

Guest Bio: Myra Lewin

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) and Ayurveda Yoga Therapist (AYT), Myra Lewin is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and Yoga Alliance (ERYT 500). As a master yogini, Myra has amassed more than 50,000 hours of Yoga teaching experience spanning 30 years of practice. She’s also the author of two books, Freedom in Your Relationship with Food and Simple Ayurvedic Recipes, and is the host of two awesome podcasts on holistic healing, “Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule” and “Spark Your Intuition”.