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Rachel Brathen, known as Yoga Girl, is an international yoga teacher and speaker, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Now – Rachel offers an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and of course, yoga and well-being. The light you are seeking is within your own heart. Join Rachel as she helps you uncover it, from her heart to yours.

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    Ask Rachel: Navigating Judgment During Pregnancy and How to Begin a Tea Ceremony

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 70:54


    Welcome back to another segment of Ask Rachel, where Rachel listens to all questions weighing on your heart and offers her guidance and support. In this episode, she answers two very important questions. How can we deal with negativity from family members or friends if they disagree with our pregnancy and birth plans? Why is it harder to stay anchored in our own truth when so many voices around us are pushing their own beliefs? Afterward, Rachel dives deeper into her tea practice, including how she began and what this sacred ritual means to her. Tune in for a deep and insightful episode sitting in conversation together. Do you have a question for Rachel? Call her and leave a message at +1 (720) 443 1771. Share your name, where you're from, and whatever question is on your mind. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Self-Care Isn't Selfish: Modeling Your Needs for Your Children

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 63:41


    In today's episode, Rachel is speaking to you with three days of alone time ahead of her. Dennis and Lea are away on a ski trip and Rachel has some big plans for herself too: self-care and more self-care! She shares how she's been dealing with pain this pregnancy, and how it's so important to take care your needs seriously and put yourself first. Only then are you able to model these behaviors for your children. At the end of the episode, Rachel gives a much-anticipated pregnancy update. She shares the sex of the baby, her recent interaction with the medical system, and how Dennis and Lea took the news. Tune in for the scoop! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    You Are Enough: How to Let Go of a Past Version of You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 55:30


    If you are struggling with feelings of unworthiness, or if your sense of self is intricately tied to success and accomplishment, this episode will remind you that you are lovable exactly as you are. There is nothing more you need to do. Rachel shares intimately today about some big fears and inner judgements she has been sitting with lately. She just accomplished a big dream - she moved to a farm in Sweden. But a voice inside her head (maybe society's voice?) has left her wondering if she is throwing away past versions of herself too soon. We are not only one thing at a time - we are yoga teachers and mothers and farmers and dreamers. We are a million things wrapped up into one complicated human. Sometimes the big feelings will make you wonder if you're doing enough. But today's raw and vulnerable sharing will give you the opportunity to simply be. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Following Your Intuition During Pregnancy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 70:22


    In today's episode, Rachel dives deeper into the journey of her pregnancy and shares what she is envisioning for the birth. Her decision has been met with resistance every step of the way - from doctors, from the media, and from a society that treats pregnancy as an illness. But this experience is a sacred and deeply personal one - it shouldn't be a debate. There is room for everyone to feel autonomous, empowered, and have their needs met. While Rachel has opted for a less invasive pregnancy, this episode will not tell you how to do things. It will only encourage you to ask questions, do research, and actively participate in this experience that is inherently yours. Tune in to hear Rachel's story and be inspired to follow your own path - not a path that anyone else chose for you. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From the Heart: The First Christmas on the Farm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 63:40


    Welcome to the first official episode of From the Heart with Rachel Brathen! Today Rachel shares a hilarious story of the craziness that happened during the first Christmas on the farm. From power outages to thrown backs and cold meatballs, what began as pure chaos turned into something magical. It all culminated in the moment Rachel realized that she was truly home. This episode is your reminder that if you've had a tough time over the holidays, it's not too late to begin anew. The life of your dreams could be waiting right around the corner. Tune in to find it. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Teaser Episode: From the Heart with Rachel Brathen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 1:48


    Welcome to From the Heart with Rachel Brathen. In this show, Rachel Brathen, New York Times Bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and podcast host, shares directly from her heart to yours. This is a place where you can be an open book – where you can feel your feelings and know that you're not alone. In an intimate storytelling format, each episode explores everything from overcoming adversity, to wellbeing, self-care, and motherhood. You'll learn how to speak your truth, set boundaries, sit with grief, truly love your body, and make the mundane sacred. New episodes release every Friday, and each one is a space to hold your own heart. Because we all feel the same things, just not always at the same time. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2023 Intention Setting Ceremony: How to Create A Beautiful Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 83:42


    The time has finally come. With 2023 fast approaching, call in the year meant for you in this yearly ritual and intention setting ceremony.  Join Rachel to pull a card, dance, ground, journal, and set your intentions for the New Year. Focusing on the four main areas of your life - your home, body, mind, and soul - you will close a chapter and define what comes next. What is the most beautiful version of 2023 that you can imagine? What feeling do you want to embody by the end of the coming year? It's all up to you. At the end of this practice, you will have a clear intention, affirmation, and word of the year to guide you toward something new. Tune in to call your longings into existence. And so it is. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Processing 2022: A Ritual to Let Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 63:12


    Can you believe that we are already at the end of 2022? This week's episode begins our New Year's rituals - we are going to process 2022 and everything that came our way. After all, it's hard to move forward when you're stuck in the past. Grab your journal and pen, brew yourself some tea, and settle in for a journey into the hard, the beautiful, the takeaways, the blessings, the friendships, and the love. Rachel will guide you through a series of journaling prompts to ready yourself for 2023, body, mind, and soul. The only way out is through! Tune in to begin. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Finding Home: The Story of a Farm

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 75:34


    You're in for a bit of a crazy story today! Rachel shares the journey that brought her to her dream farm in Sweden. Coming from mold drama in Aruba, to a cabin she couldn't keep, and searching for her forever home, Rachel and her little family have been on quite the trek over the past few years. But now it's time to finally set some roots on a little farm with a complicated history. Following your dreams is never without worries. There's always that voice in the back of your head telling you to not get too comfortable. What if everything falls apart? What if it doesn't work out? But darling, what if it does? When you can fully lean into it, the power of manifestation is a striking force. Today's episode will remind you to keep an anchor in gratitude, fully embrace your joy, and stand tall in your power. Something beautiful just may be on its way. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ask Rachel: A Wild Pregnancy and Overcoming Birth Fears

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 72:21


    Today's episode is another segment of Ask Rachel, and this one is especially intimate and vulnerable. Rachel answers some questions specifically centered around pregnancy and childbirth. She shares about unprocessed grief from her first pregnancy and then vulnerably opens up about her dreams and wishes for her second. If pregnancy or motherhood is on your mind, this episode is for you. It dives into wild pregnancies, unassisted births, claiming your power, and overcoming your fears. At the beginning of the show, Rachel also shares an exciting change that is coming to the Yoga Girl Podcast… but you'll have to tune in to find out what it is! Do you have a question for Rachel? Call her and leave a message at +1 (720) 443 1771. You may hear your voice on the next segment of Ask Rachel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We're Having a Baby… and We're Moving!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 52:59


    This episode is full of exciting news! Rachel is back from Aruba and finally gets to share what she has kept secret for so long. She is having baby number two… and the growing family is moving to their dream farm. Rachel shares the entire story, from the moment she knew she wanted another baby, to conception, Lea's reaction, and where she is now. Tune in for an episode that will lift you up and remind you to believe in the good things coming. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We Can Do Hard Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 3:48


    Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed, watched in awe as this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved her life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry. Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard. On We Can Do Hard Things, Glennon, her wife Abby Wambach, and her sister Amanda Doyle, do the only thing that has ever made life easier: They talk honestly about the hard. They laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sometimes On The Way To Your Dream, You Get Lost And Find A Better One

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 53:48


    If you're on the path toward a dream, you know the power that manifestation holds. But there is an often unspoken part of this process that doesn't get the acknowledgement it deserves: you cannot create something new without tearing something else down. In today's episode, Rachel finds herself recording in a familiar spot, Island Yoga. She reminisces on the years she spent at this property, from the months of construction, to the first retreat she hosted, and the community that was built in the Luna Shala. But now her life looks a lot different. Creating something new in Sweden has meant she needs to say goodbye to this space that held a dream. This episode is an intimate conversation in finding the balance between manifestation and surrender. Tune in to anchor your trust into the beautiful things waiting for you around the corner, when you're finally able to let go. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Story Time: The Return to Aruba

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 68:37


    It's story time in today's episode! Rachel and her family have returned to Aruba for the first time after moving to Sweden a year ago. But it hasn't been smooth sailing since their arrival. They left the island escaping a mold disaster… and the universe had a funny way of welcoming them back. Yes, it involves some mold, their car, and a bit of a disagreement between Rachel and Dennis. This episode has the entire story! From the struggle of leaving Aruba, to the remediation of their house, and the interesting way they happened upon a new fixer upper, you're in for a tale. It will remind you that if you don't heal on a deep level, the universe may throw you right back into the exact same place. It's up to you to do the work to break the cycle. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Social Media Ruining Our Lives?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 56:26


    Why is it so hard to set boundaries around our screen time and social media usage? We know it's not the best for us, and we usually don't even particularly enjoy being there, but we do it anyways. In today's episode, Rachel shares her current relationship with social media and dives into this complex topic as a whole. Is screen time beneficial for our health and wellbeing? How does it affect our sleep? What will constant EMF exposure do to our bodies? Where is society ultimately going? Tune in and you may just be inspired to put the phone down. Your life should be spent doing things that fill you up, not going back and forth between a couple different apps. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ask Rachel: When It Comes To Your Relationship Issues, Are You Part of The Problem?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 76:29


    Welcome to Ask Rachel, where you receive a direct answer from Rachel on anything weighing on your mind. Today's segment brings us many relationship questions. Is it a deal breaker if your partner doesn't have the same diet or lifestyle as you? How do you rekindle a challenging relationship with a parent? Can we redefine ourselves after having a baby? On top of that, Rachel shares a bit about how to garden with limited space and the best way to source your food locally. Tune in for a fun and insightful episode sitting in conversation with Rachel.  Do you have a question for Rachel? Call her and leave a message at +1 (720) 443 1771. Share your name, where you're from, and whatever question is on your mind. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Veganism, Drama, and Why Shame Will Never Inspire Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 76:59


    It's been a week since Rachel shared the news that she is no longer vegan and let's just say… a lot of people had opinions about that. After a social media storm, Rachel discusses the fallout, the drama, the bullying, and some legitimate questions that have been raised since sharing her news. Stepping away from veganism hasn't meant that Rachel is suddenly okay with factory farming or other harmful and unsustainable practices. It has meant learning new things, acknowledging past ignorance, and accepting that the world is not black and white. It's been a journey. A process. And we all have to walk our own path. Tune in to hear Rachel's. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    I Am No Longer Vegan: The Full Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 62:16


    This episode was difficult to record and scary to release, but it's a truth that Rachel wanted to share. She is no longer vegan.  Rachel shares the full story, from going vegan for the first time, to how her needs changed throughout different life transitions, and what finally made her reconsider the views that were so ingrained in her psyche. She discusses what this means for her health and wellbeing, as well as the mixed emotions she feels about sharing this news with the world. Ultimately, we never know what is right for another human being. We can only hope to live in a way that is sustainable to the earth - and to ourselves. It is both brave and difficult to open ourselves up to backlash. With that, we ask that you listen with kindness. Emotional reactions are okay, but please keep them to yourself. Tune in for the story.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Find Something To Fight For - Activism From The Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 60:33


    Today's episode begins with a grounding to help settle your nervous system. Rachel has been feeling both very content within the bubble of her life, and very worried about the state of the world at the same time. She shares the contrasts happening in her outside world and in her heart. How do we stay hopeful when the world feels hopeless? Using her love for the (increasingly disappearing) forest as an example, Rachel shares the grieving process she has gone through in trying to align her life with her core values. Is it possible to walk through the forest in peace every day, while knowing most of it is being cut down just a mile away? Can we appreciate what we have, while also grieving what is lost? If you have a cause that you love, now is the time to get out of your bubble and fight for it. There is no time like the present. Today's episode will inspire you to begin. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ask Rachel: Letting Go of Old Identities, Grieving Your Past Self and Nourishing Creativity

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 85:17


    Welcome to Ask Rachel, a segment answering all your questions from the heart. In today's episode, Rachel dives deep into how to nourish creativity when you feel uninspired, whether or not you should help your partner on their spiritual journey, and how to grieve past versions of yourself as you continue to change and evolve. You'll hear some personal stories, some hard truths, and some words that will uplift your soul. Tune in to ask yourself big questions, make real changes, and shed old identities. Do you have a question for Rachel? Call her and leave a message at +1 (720) 443 1771. You may hear your voice on the next segment of Ask Rachel! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Balancing Joy and Suffering, Parenting Struggles, and A Beautiful Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 63:56


    Life comes with ups and downs, but that doesn't mean they are easy to manage. How do we feel joy when there is also pain? And how do we navigate the shame that comes with it? If you've been working through this lately, today's episode is for you. Rachel discusses the duality of life that so many of us are experiencing right now. Through a personal example, she shares the fairly challenging phase she is going through with her daughter. And how even though it's hard, this is still one of the most beautiful times of their lives. At the end of the show, Rachel shares some exciting news (hint: it may involve new life classes on yogagirl.com!). It takes courage to take a step back and process before you react, but this is the practice. Nothing will ever be perfect, so we can only learn to take the challenges as they come and never hold back from our joy.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    There Is No Such Thing as “Just a Dog”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 62:07


    If you have a furry companion, you know one very important truth: there is no such thing as just a dog. Today's episode will connect you to the infinite love and gratitude you feel for your pets. Rachel is speaking to you today from a very raw, vulnerable space. Her family has just said goodbye to her brother's dog, Hammer. She shares the story of how her family tragically lost their first dog, her relationship with Pepper and how she handled his death, and how the passing of Hammer has been both hard and harrowing, but also beautiful and healing. Losing a dog is like losing a very pure, innocent part of ourselves. But knowing that Hammer's time was limited gave the family something very precious: vulnerability, honesty, love and presence. Tune into today's episode to honor your fur babies, to hold them in gratitude, and to hug them tight.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    You Are the One You've Been Waiting For

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 70:59


    We spin ourselves in circles and drive ourselves wild searching for peace. We look for success and validation from others but disappoint ourselves along the way. If you've been working yourself too hard or searching for your purpose, today's episode will help you reframe your journey. After returning from a hiking trip above the arctic circle, Rachel is feeling more like herself than ever before. She discusses her journey over the years, from her self-harming teenage years, to finding yoga, and becoming a mother. But through it all, she lost sight of her reason why - her authentic motivation. It was nature that pulled her back. She shares exactly what about this hiking trip was so special and how she is slowly reconnecting to her true purpose. What places, people and circumstances make you feel like yourself? And how often do you turn away from them for something far more trivial? At the end of it all, you are the one you are looking for. You might as well start now. Tune into today's episode to begin. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Parenting with Compassion: The Story of a Temper Tantrum, an Epiphany and a Healing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 83:39


    Parenting is hard, but knowing that other parents experience the same difficulties can help you feel seen, understood, and a little bit less guilty about it. If you've been struggling with your little ones lately, today's episode will bring you a newfound sense of hope. Rachel shares the story of a recent temper tantrum that her daughter, Lea had. In the moment, there was no fixing it. But afterward, when she had some time to think it over, she began to put the pieces together and determine what happened. It concluded with a beautiful moment the two shared together and an epiphany for Rachel as a mother. At the end of the show, Rachel takes some questions from you for a bonus segment of Ask Rachel. You'll hear how to use oracle cards, how to balance your yoga and teaching practice, and how to manage imposter syndrome. Tune in for an all-encompassing episode that will leave you feeling a little bit lighter. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Self-Reliance and Freedom: Learning to Connect Your Values with the Way You Live Your Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 54:21


    What brings you joy? Is it a priority in your life or does it fall to the wayside for everything else? Today's episode will remind you why you must chase your joy at all costs. It's harvest season over at Rachel's house. Simple things these days, such as teaching her sister how to garden, making elderberry syrup, and learning how to preserve foods has brought her more joy than she can remember in a long time. After some challenges with Lea's schooling, Rachel discusses using her joy as an anchor to remember where her true values lie: in feeling free, being self-sustainable, and finding confidence in her ability to care for the ones she loves the most. The closer you bring yourself to your joy, the more you will recognize what really matters in your life. Tune in to remember what it's all about for you. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to Compromise and Other Important Marriage Things with Dennis Schoneveld

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 81:58


    It's been a while but your favorite guest is joining the show today: Rachel's husband, Dennis! Hear the latest from the best couple in this hilarious conversation. From the light-hearted to the more serious, this episode has it all.  Will Dennis ever get a sailboat? Will Rachel ever get a cow? Has Dennis found his purpose in Sweden? How is his transition going? More importantly, how did his latest Iron Man race go? Whether you're interested in learning about Dennis' passion for photography, what it's like to live in nature, or whether Baby #2 will ever happen, this episode has the answers to your questions. Tune in for an episode that will remind you that relationships are about compromise, but a little goes a long way when there's a whole lot of love and laughter. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Life, Death, and a Whole Lot of Gratitude

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 53:39


    It's heartbreaking but it's inevitable - at some point in our lives we will all move through grief, loss and death. If this is close to your heart right now, today's episode holds a beautiful epiphany for you. After a morning paddle boarding on the lake, Rachel was left feeling so alive. Death has felt very present in her life lately - but sometimes, it's that closeness with death that allows you to be deeply present in every moment. She shares the story of her dog, Laika, and the scary experience that brought her to the emergency vet this week. As Laika nears the end of her life, Rachel discusses how to navigate grief, how to gently broach the topic with your children, and how to not waste your one precious life.  There is aliveness all around you, from the plants in your garden to the buzzing bees and the people and pets you love the most. Tune in to remember what it is that you truly live for. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ask Rachel: What To Look For in a Healer, Learning to Surrender, and Showing Vulnerability

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 64:11


    It's time for another segment of Ask Rachel, where listeners call in and receive heartfelt and vulnerable answers to life's big questions. In today's episode, Rachel dives into topics from beginning yoga, to astrology readings, how to start a podcast, what to look for in a healer, and surrendering to whatever may come your way. Hear some personal stories and learn how being open and honest always leads to vulnerability. Tune in for an episode with great insight and inspiration to the path forward. Do you have a question for Rachel? Call her and leave a message at +1 (720) 443 1771. Share your name, where you're from, and whatever question is on your mind. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Moving Through Grief: Our Furry Companions and What To Do When Love Ends

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 52:20


    If you have a pet, you know the bond you share is special and unique. That's why it cuts so deep when it's time to say goodbye. If you're moving through the loss of a pet, today's episode will help you navigate these lonely and cruel waters. Rachel is recording from the west coast of Sweden - but her heart is back home with her brother and his dog, Hammer. After receiving some heartbreaking news that Hammer is very sick, Rachel is thrown back into the grief from losing her own dog, Pepper. She recounts the story and shares how to pull yourself through or help someone else moving through the same experience. The grief hurts, but the love never ends. Our furry companions live on in our hearts - and maybe they're waiting over the rainbow bridge for us to throw them a stick one more time. Tune in to honor your pets and reminisce on the love you shared. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Fragility of Life: Immense Love, Deep Belonging, and Anchoring Into Good When Things Get Hard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 53:55


    Some days more than others we are hit with just how fragile life is. Our experience on this earth is fleeting - and nothing is guaranteed. If you've felt untethered lately, this episode will anchor you back into belonging, gratitude, and purpose. Rachel has just returned home from a trip to Amsterdam to visit family after a hard diagnosis. She shares a bit about how lost she felt, how unfair life is sometimes, and how her family's lives were turned upside down. It was some yarrow on the side of the road that reminded her - there is so much love present here too. Maybe we experience love this deeply because we know how fragile it is. Sometimes all we can do is put one foot in front of the other, take things day by day, and return to love again and again. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Waves of Anxiety: The Journey From Panic to Peace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 57:30


    If you have ever experienced anxiety or panic attacks, if you're coping with burnout, or if you have been trying to align your life with something that better fits who you are, today's episode is just for you. After a recent experience with anxiety, Rachel was thrown back into feelings from an old life. It has been years since she changed the pace of her life, moved to a different part of the world, and started slowing down enough to consider what she truly longed for. Panic attacks seemed to be a thing of the past. But with a return of these visceral feelings, she is left looking for an answer. She shares stories from the past, her coping mechanisms, and what is different today.  Why does anxiety return after we have done so much work on ourselves? Maybe as a full circle moment or to remind us to be grateful. Whatever the reason, if we can't sit with it, we can tell the truth about it. Tune in to honor your own truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ask Rachel: How to Begin A Meditation Practice, Validating Our Fears, and Making the Mundane Sacred

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 59:15


    Welcome to another segment of Ask Rachel, where you call into the show and Rachel gives in-depth answers to the questions weighing on your heart. In today's episode, we hear some beautiful questions from listeners. From the fears we experience in motherhood and how to cope with them, to tips and tricks to commit to a meditation practice, and how to make the mundane moments in our lives feel purposeful and sacred, there are some beautiful insights to share together. Tune in for a fun episode sitting in conversation with Rachel. Do you have a question for Rachel? Call her and leave a message at +1 (720) 443 1771. Share your name, where you're from, and whatever question is on your mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Spontaneous Adventures: The Beauty of Aimless Travel and Letting the Universe Take the Lead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 54:46


    In today's Yoga Girl Podcast episode, Rachel has just returned from a spontaneous adventure with her best friend. It brought her to blueberry fields, flower gardens, Swedish bakeries… and some surprising synchronicities along the way. She shares the story and a beautiful realization that comes with releasing control and letting the universe guide your way. No matter where you go, the universe puts you on the right path. All you have to do is take that first step. You may end up in some really interesting places when you drop your expectations and let go of the outcome. Tune in for the adventure.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Ebbs and Flows of Life: Honoring Where You Are and Aligning Where You're Going

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 56:48


    Do you find yourself longing for a different pace in life? Are you feeling directionless, like you're lacking true purpose? Is your life an endless hustle but you still don't feel good enough? Today's episode will help you put all of that to rest. Rachel discusses how her family life has changed since moving to Sweden. She hasn't been actively creating or working, instead she's spent most days in her garden. While this change of pace has brought so much contentment and abundance to her life, it has left her wondering what her true purpose is. Is she doing enough? Is she allowed to feel at peace with such a simple life? We all have different seasons of our lives. Some bring about creation, activity and busyness, others bring rest and contemplation. Together, they make up a life. Today's episode will remind you that your true purpose lies in finding contentment with where you are and in accepting who you are. Tune in to align the two. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Alone or Lonely? An Extrovert's Guide to Solitude

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 56:41


    The rise of smartphones and the internet has brought about many changes in our society, one in particular being that solitude is really hard to come by. We are bombarded every moment with text messages and emails - and if not, we can open up our social media apps to stay updated by the minute. Gone are the days of being truly alone. In today's episode, Rachel shares her struggle to find a balance between her extroverted tendencies and her need for true solitude. She reminisces about the time when she traveled without the internet, using only guidebooks and the occasional payphone as her companions. Her lack of alone time lately has her craving something deeper - a break from social media? A solo plant medicine retreat? Solitude can be uncomfortable, but it's the only way you can get to know yourself without the world's expectations on your shoulders. Tune in for an episode that will have you craving quiet moments to hear your true voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ask Rachel: Answering Your Questions From The Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 75:26


    You asked… and now Rachel answers! This episode is the very first segment of Ask Rachel, where you call in, hear your voice on the show, and Rachel gives a heartfelt answer to whatever is weighing on you right now. In this episode we hear questions from Germany, Serbia, Australia, and the United States. Rachel dives into what brings her hope, how to accelerate the manifestation process, her favorite must-read books, how to tackle the highs and lows of life, setting boundaries, and whether we should change our partners or accept them for who they are. Tune in for an intimate conversation between Rachel and you. Do you have a question for Rachel? Call her at +1 (720) 443 1771. Share your name, where you're from, and whatever question is on your mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Do You Suck or Is That Just Your Inner Critic Talking?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 56:10


    Are you ready for a bit of a sh*t show? Today's episode is messy, emotional and human - just like the healing journey. As Rachel tackles an extra-loud inner critic, she is dealing with extreme feelings of self-doubt, a scattered mind, and an unanchored soul. She shares how these feelings came about, why they are there, and most importantly, what she does to move away from that negative inner voice (hint: it's not what you think). The healing journey is never the beautiful experiences we tend to see on television. Instead, healing is messy and hard. But it's also not linear. No matter how often you feel like you're moving backward, you have never stopped putting one foot in front of the other. Tune in for the journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Mother's Vulnerable Sharing: Birth, Death, and Everything in Between

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 60:23


    The love that comes with motherhood is immense - but then so are the fears as well. It's like living with your heart outside of your body. But is there a point where normal fears cross over into being obsessive thoughts that inhibit your ability to live a normal life? On today's episode, Rachel contemplates this notion after her daughter, Lea had a recent sickness that shook Rachel to her core. It brought her back to those first moments of motherhood, when the fear of something happening to her daughter was too big to even acknowledge or consciously recognize. She goes on to share a very intimate story about Lea's birth and a recent epiphany she had about when it was time to push. Perhaps the reason our love is so immense is because we know it's fleeting and fragile. With risk comes faith, with the unknown comes trust, and with a mother's heart comes all the love and fears that seem impossible for one person to hold. Today's episode may be a sign that you are ready to alchemize your fear into something new. Tune in to anchor into trust. Trigger Warning: This episode discusses birth, fear of death, and the sickness of a child. Listen gently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Holding Hands with Hard Emotions: How to Define, Process, and Learn from Your Discomfort

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 57:20


    Anxiety can find us at any moment without rhyme or reason. But what should we do when it arrives? If you've been struggling with anxiety or any other difficult emotion lately, today's Yoga Girl Podcast episode will help you recognize your triggers, pause before your reactions, and learn to sit with difficult feelings.  As Rachel sat down to record, an overwhelming sense of anxiety was lingering within her. Her innate reaction was to jump into “fixing” mode. Surely she would feel better if she tackled her to-do list and got a lot of things done. But is that really true? Rachel reflects on a moment she had with her daughter recently that reminded her where the healing really happens. We need to feel the entire spectrum of human emotion in order to fully embrace our happiness, our joy and our humanity. You shouldn't sell yourself short of an experience just because it's hard. It could be leading you somewhere. Tune in to tap into your innate knowledge to feel and to heal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    If Your Inner Child Could Speak, What Would She Say?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 59:32


    Are we all living our lives trying to hide the fact that we have no control, nothing is permanent, and we don't know what's going on? If the fear of uncertainty is gripping you today, this Yoga Girl Podcast episode can help. Rachel shares a story of returning to her inner child. One year ago, she was lost, between homes, and realizing a deep longing she had to return to Sweden. But what was calling her there? It was only after slowing down enough to listen that she realized her inner child's true desires: a simple life in nature and a family to love. It all culminated in a beautiful moment with family over the weekend that broke the mold and brought everyone to tears. If you let your inner child speak, beautiful things can happen. But it's up to you to do the work. Harsh edges can soften. Slowly, things can begin to change. Eventually, you will find your way back home. Tune in to begin the journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Prayer, God, and Tackling the Big Questions in Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 67:39


    How do you define your spirituality? What do you believe in? Are you comfortable with words like God, prayer, universe, or Mother Nature? Today's episode of the Yoga Girl Podcast tackles the big questions of life. By the end, you may feel closer to your own spirituality and your place in the universe. After recently leading a meditation to embody prayer, Rachel shares not only what this meditation is, but the learnings and epiphanies she took away from the experience. A lot of us have a complicated relationship with our beliefs, but sometimes the weight we put on certain words can keep us from a true knowing: that we are all connected, and we are here for a reason. You are the embodiment of universal love, but sometimes that's forgotten in the messiness of life. Tune in to anchor back into that knowing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Parenting with Intuition: How to Do What's Best for Your Children

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 62:31


    As parents, we would stop at nothing to do what's best for our children. But sometimes, what's best isn't black and white. If you're navigating the difficult world of parenthood, today's episode will help you intuitively recognize your child's needs by honoring something that isn't often given enough credit - your child's own intuition. Rachel shares the story of how Lea slowly found her place in Sweden. It hasn't been an easy transition! Moving from a wonderful, supportive school in Aruba, it has taken some time to adjust to something new. Rachel discusses the anxiety she has felt, the challenges she's had along the way, and the real reason why they ultimately changed Lea's school. Sometimes a small intuitive pull is enough. You don't need a big sweeping reason why something feels wrong. You can sense it - but more importantly, so can you child. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Holding Your Inner Child: Understanding Emotion, Unpacking Trauma, and Unmasking the Reason Why

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 64:40


    It is said that the first seven years of your life are crucial in the development of the person you will one day become. That inner child in you still lives on - in your nervous system, in your reactions, and in feelings you cannot always explain. Today's episode will help you understand the language of your own inner child. Rachel shares a story of her experiences as a young girl, and how lingering traumas still show up in her life today. When she seeks rest, peace, and play, she is always left with a feeling of stress, guilt, and fear. But why? Her life is not the same as it was when she was five years old. Maybe her inner child doesn't quite believe that.  Whatever challenge you may be facing right now, make sure to hold your inner child through it too. That vulnerable, innocent part of yourself is just longing to have their needs met. Tune in to begin the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Head vs. Heart: The Internal Struggle of Finding Purpose in Rest and Balance in Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 56:13


    As multifaceted human beings, we are able to hold so much within ourselves at once. Our hearts guide us toward pleasure, joy, and rest. Our minds lead us to create, to work, and to find purpose. But what happens if these two parts of our being are at odds with one another? How can we find internal balance between the give and take? Today's episode will illuminate the way. Rachel begins with some space to breathe and tune into your own needs. She then discusses her experience in shifting from a hustle and grind lifestyle to something more sustainable and restful. It hasn't been an easy journey! It has taken years to identify ingrained values from society, what our parents taught us to be truth, and how to reconcile this with who we really are. If you're locked in an internal battle between slowing down and meeting goals, if you're searching for worthiness, if the inner critical voice is exhausting you, tune in to find a new pace in life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Murphy's Law: If It Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 61:02


    You know those days where nothing seems to go right? Where your life feels like a manifestation of Murphy's Law? Rachel sits down in the midst of a two-week long meltdown to record today's podcast. From getting sick, to missing appointments, dropping tea on her keyboard, having no hot water, and Dennis almost giving up on Sweden, Rachel shares the entire story. It's a doozy! If things seem hard for you right now, know that you are not alone. Life has a way of hitting us when we're down - but it also shows us what we're made of. Sometimes there is nothing more you can do than find humor, practice gratitude, and keep returning to the practices that steady you. Tune in for an episode that will bring back your sanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Seasons of Sweden: Staying Rooted, Planting New Seeds, and Growing a Dream

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 49:17


    When Rachel pictured her life in Sweden, she saw days in the forest, swimming in the lake, and getting her hands dirty in her own vegetable garden. But the late arrival of spring has made the last one nearly impossible. If you're a struggling gardener, today's episode will inspire you to continue the journey and have a few laughs along the way. As Rachel records today's episode, there is snow coming down in buckets from the sky - and all her plants are clinging to life in her garage. She shares the grueling efforts she has taken to keep her seedlings alive, how she may have underestimated a Swedish winter, and the impatience she has felt trying to make everything come together. Just like gardening, much of life is trial and error. It all comes down to the balance of staying rooted in the here and now, while letting the branches of your mind grow into different possibilities. If you've been feeling the need to plant something new, tune in to get started. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Story Time: How Getting Arrested Changed My Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 72:34


    In today's episode, Rachel has just returned from the dealership after buying her first car in Sweden. Finally feeling like an adult in her home country, this sparks an epic story where Rachel shares a secret from her teenage years. It involves a scooter, a lot of alcohol, and two cops. You hear the full story, from everything that happened, to how it affected her and her history of driving.  Our teenage years are hard - but they are crucial in shaping us into the people we become. Sometimes, we need a big awakening in order to make a change for the better. This is the story of Rachel's. From her self-sabotaging teenage years, she was guided into a completely different lifestyle. The rest is history! Tune in for a great story that will anchor you into the knowing that whatever difficulty you may be facing now could be setting you up for something beautiful to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Eye of the Storm: Preparing for Chaos, Hoping for Calm, and Staying Intensely Present

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 48:40


    Do you want to make a change in your life, but you can't find the energy to actually do it? Do you think you're only worthy of rest after you work to the point of exhaustion? Today's episode will inspire you to reprioritize, find balance, and chase your dreams. As Rachel sits in the eye of the storm before a very intense week, she contemplates how her life got to this moment. A few years ago, she was burnt out. Now, she has released a new course and is on her way to LA for something secret and special. Can she continue to chase her dreams in a sustainable way? Or will she add too much to her plate again until she loses herself in the process? Our default behavior is not always peace - sometimes its coping mechanisms we create to protect us. That's why it's so important to stay intensely present on this journey. You always have a chance for a new life and a new beginning. Tune in to reset yours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to Be Human: Allowing Your Feelings, Acknowledging the Pain, and Staying Connected to Your Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 43:55


    Being human comes with many emotions and even more fragile moments. If you're having a hard time taking it all in lately, today's episode will remind you that you're not alone. Rachel begins the show with a much-needed check-in. Take some space to allow yourself to be the way you are before diving deeper into today's topic. After receiving some personal news about her family, Rachel is feeling a little hopeless as she reflects on the state of the world and the suffering found around every corner. When life as we know it crumbles in a single day, there is one place you can turn: community. Stay close to your family, to your loved ones, and to your own heart. Vulnerability reminds us that we are in this together. Tune in to crack your heart wide open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Living a Life of Service: The Little Things Make a Difference

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 52:04


    There is a lot going on in the world right now. If you're feeling guilty for what you have while others are lacking, or if you're not sure how to help, today's episode will remind you of what's really important. As Rachel gets some things off her mind, she shares how overwhelmed she has been lately with Dennis in Aruba, her work duties piling up, and the world seemingly in chaos. Feeling like she hasn't been doing enough, she remembers a crucial lesson. We do not need to fundamentally change our own lives to be of service to others. And the only way to remember what this is all for is to never take for granted what we have. Tune in for an episode that will remind you that the little things add up - and that our hearts can hold a lot more than we think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We Don't Need to Carry Everything, But We Need to Carry Some

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 56:21


    It's a hard time to be human right now - or maybe it always is. If you find your anxiety levels rising from constantly checking the news, or if you've been unwilling to look at the news at all, today's episode will help you find the balance between the give and take. Rachel begins by sharing the story of the service initiatives she has developed throughout her life. From saving snails, to rescuing puppies, and helping women and children in need, service has always been firmly rooted in her heart. But sometimes it has taken over to the point that she cannot take care of herself. There's a delicate balance between helping others and taking care of your own heart. If you give too much, you can lose your ability to give anything at all. But if you don't give anything, you are bypassing your responsibility as a human being. We don't have to carry everything, but we do have to carry some. Tune in for an episode that will show you how to balance it all sustainably. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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