What does Self Love actually look like in our daily lives?
How do we love ourselves and each other better in such challenging times? Lola sat down with Self Love explorer, writer, and influencer Aubree Nichols for this very vulnerable, very casual convo about opening to living and loving more fully when it could be temping to shut down instead.
Topics Covered with Aubree Nichols
- Being an empath is an emotional haul and that’s what most people do not understand
- Doing breath work in order to be tuned in
How shaming blank stares from her closest family members made Aubree started to question her being an empath and HSP
- What Aubree’s compassion for herself looks like
- Why is there an inverted proportion that is; all empaths are highly sensitive people and not all highly sensitive people are empaths
- How Aubree feels when being told that she is WRONG about being too sensitive and what she feels intensely
- Lola tells the experience she had with her her family as an empath growing up
- Having a sensitive nature is NEVER a reason to apologize to anyone
- Self-care and creating boundaries as important tools for empaths
- What is an empath stress disorder and why people who don’t know they’re empaths suffer from it
- The moment when Aubree realizes that her eating disorder is the way she is carving a space for herself
- Coping mechanisms of empaths and highly sensitive people are usually intense, and our culture is not supportive of our full range of emotions
- How Aubree’s doctor thought that she has an ADHD and wants to prescribe medicines for her
- How empaths can look like they’re not expressive and not paying attention but in reality, they are in it deeply
- Empaths are most of the time drawn to narcissist and it is connected to empaths avoiding the healthy narcissist inside them
- Joshua Tree, sunset, and great music makes Aubree lit up, so are all empaths and highly sensitive people
- Self-repression is what leads to oppression, and how music can help the lid off of us
- How Aubree takes the lid off of herself through movement and journaling
Aubree has a black belt in truth-telling. She hails from Texas, but this feminine feminist finds comfort in the sunshine, green juice and hellacious traffic of Los Angeles, California. Her writing for The Week, Observer and Elite Daily has made her a resonant voice in the self-love movement, which she believes is the ultimate love story. That said, the pioneer of mobile dating is swiping right in hopes of finding her S.O. She believes that love can change the world.
She has a M.A. in Organizational Change, and for her day job she cultivates community and ignites creativity within organizations with her proprietary workshop, Stoked!.
If she’s not drinking coffee, dancing to Beyoncé or writing, she is thinking about drinking coffee, dancing to Beyoncé or writing.