Rachel Brathens articles

The Felt Sense of Gratitude

Change is in the air! Can you feel it? It’s a feeling of faith, hope and trust in the future - a felt sense of gratitude. If you place your hand on your heart in this moment, what do you feel the most grateful for? Tune in to feel that energy and believe that something better is always around the corner.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:58 am
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The Felt Sense of Gratitude

Jan 21, 2021 - Change is in the air! Can you feel it? It’s a feeling of faith, hope and trust in the future - a felt sense of gratitude. If you place your hand on your heart in this moment, what do you feel the most grateful for? Tune in to feel that energy and believe that something better is always around the corner.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:53 am

Feeling Your Divine Connection

As humans, we are both ordinary and divine. We have the ability to ground ourselves into reality, but at the same time we can connect to something bigger than us. In today’s meditation, Rachel brings your awareness to the ground, to the sky, and to the present moment. After all, this is exactly where your divine connection can be felt. Tune in to sense it.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:02 am
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Feeling Your Divine Connection

Jan 20, 2021 - As humans, we are both ordinary and divine. We have the ability to ground ourselves into reality, but at the same time we can connect to something bigger than us. In today’s meditation, Rachel brings your awareness to the ground, to the sky, and to the present moment. After all, this is exactly where your divine connection can be felt. Tune in to sense it.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 8:59 am
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From Routine To Ritual - How To Make Your Whole Life Sacred

Jan 15, 2021 - If you are struggling with your day to day routine, starting to put yourself last, or slipping on the self-care, then grab a cup of tea, light a candle, and settle into this episode with your journal and a pen.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 8:42 am

Something I Would Love to Learn More About Is…

Our world offers infinite ideas to contemplate and a never-ending supply of knowledge. Let’s get excited about it! What topic sparks your interest? When does your curiosity peak? Where do you want to dive deeper? You may feel called by several things - but a lack of time, energy or space is holding you back. Today’s episode will break those barriers, unleash your inner creative and allow you to nourish that whisper of curiosity within. Tune in to get inspired!

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:55 am
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Something I Would Love to Learn More About Is…

Jan 19, 2021 - Our world offers infinite ideas to contemplate and a never-ending supply of knowledge. Let’s get excited about it! What topic sparks your interest? When does your curiosity peak? Where do you want to dive deeper? You may feel called by several things - but a lack of time, energy or space is holding you back. Today’s episode will break those barriers, unleash your inner creative and allow you to nourish that whisper of curiosity within. Tune in to get inspired!

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:51 am

Setting Boundaries and Showing Up for Yourself

How often has your intuition warned you that the exchange (physical or energetic!) between you and another individual was unfair, unbalanced or absolutely exhausting? More importantly, how often have you ignored your intuition to benefit that other individual’s needs before your own? In today’s episode, Rachel discusses the importance of setting and keeping boundaries for the sake of your own mental health.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 1:29 pm

Turning Routine into Ritual

How much of your time is spent just going through the motions of your day to day life? Do you even notice? Are you present there? This week’s intention is to turn those everyday routines we do so often into ritual. It could be as simple as saying a prayer before eating or taking five minutes to meditate as soon as you wake up. What are some ways you can take the mundane in your life and make it sacred? How can you implement more presence into your day?

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:38 am
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Turning Routine into Ritual

Jan 18, 2021 - How much of your time is spent just going through the motions of your day to day life? Do you even notice? Are you present there? This week’s intention is to turn those everyday routines we do so often into ritual. It could be as simple as saying a prayer before eating or taking five minutes to meditate as soon as you wake up. What are some ways you can take the mundane in your life and make it sacred? How can you implement more presence into your day?

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:35 am

From Routine To Ritual - How To Make Your Whole Life Sacred

If you are struggling with your day to day routine, starting to put yourself last, or slipping on the self-care, then grab a cup of tea, light a candle, and settle into this episode with your journal and a pen.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:43 am

How to Transform Your Meditation Practice

How often do your thoughts interrupt your mediation practice? Probably a lot! Our minds are always busy doing what they do best: producing thoughts. In today’s self-care practice, Rachel shares a tip that can transform your meditation when you’re really struggling. It begins with a shift in mindset! Maybe to reach the goal, thinking is part of the journey. All we have to do is try to increase the space in between our thoughts. Tune in to begin.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:43 am
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How to Transform Your Meditation Practice

Jan 15, 2021 - How often do your thoughts interrupt your mediation practice? Probably a lot! Our minds are always busy doing what they do best: producing thoughts. In today’s self-care practice, Rachel shares a tip that can transform your meditation when you’re really struggling. It begins with a shift in mindset! Maybe to reach the goal, thinking is part of the journey. All we have to do is try to increase the space in between our thoughts. Tune in to begin.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:39 am

A Cup of Something Special

When you’re thirsty, you have the opportunity to reach for something you can enjoy. Don’t take that for granted! In today’s episode, Rachel is immersed in a ceremonial tea course. Introducing you to this practice, she shares a way you can infuse gratitude into every sip you take, whether it be of water, tea, coffee, or your own favourite beverage. Tune in to enjoy a cup of something special.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:55 am
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A Cup of Something Special

Jan 14, 2021 - When you’re thirsty, you have the opportunity to reach for something you can enjoy. Don’t take that for granted! In today’s episode, Rachel is immersed in a ceremonial tea course. Introducing you to this practice, she shares a way you can infuse gratitude into every sip you take, whether it be of water, tea, coffee, or your own favourite beverage. Tune in to enjoy a cup of something special.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:50 am

What is Unfolding Inside of You?

So often we approach life from the mindset of the ego. Today’s meditation will allow you to sit down, close your eyes, connect to your breath and step away from the roles, labels and judgements. Tune in to allow yourself to become the witness, where there is nothing to do but simply be.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:12 am
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What is Unfolding Inside of You?

Jan 13, 2021 - So often we approach life from the mindset of the ego. Today’s meditation will allow you to sit down, close your eyes, connect to your breath and step away from the roles, labels and judgements. Tune in to allow yourself to become the witness, where there is nothing to do but simply be.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:09 am

What Has Inspired You Lately?

Today we have a new moon in Capricorn - the perfect time to plant some seeds of inspiration. What is something that has inspired you lately? What creativity is blossoming inside of you right now? In today’s episode, Rachel shares a journaling prompt that will help you take those seeds of inspiration and plant them into something more. Tune in to begin!

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 10:10 am
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What Has Inspired You Lately?

Jan 12, 2021 - Today we have a new moon in Capricorn - the perfect time to plant some seeds of inspiration. What is something that has inspired you lately? What creativity is blossoming inside of you right now? In today’s episode, Rachel shares a journaling prompt that will help you take those seeds of inspiration and plant them into something more. Tune in to begin!

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 10:04 am

This Week, I Will Be Gentle with Myself

The month of January can put pressure on us to get things done. We’ve set intentions, listed our action items and made big goals for ourselves - but we have to remember that we are human. This week’s intention will help you go easy on yourself when you need to. Remember that you are always allowed to put things on pause! To reach your dreams, you have to be kind to yourself along the way. Tune in to begin.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:47 am
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The Period Podcast! with Cycle Expert Nicole Jardim

Jan 8, 2021 - Welcome to the much anticipated episode on all things PERIOD! What was your first period experience like? Have you ever secretly slid a tampon to your best friend? Are you wondering what the pill is doing to your body after years of use? Did your period change during the pandemic? Are you having painful or inconsistent periods and not sure what’s up? This episode is for you and people who have periods everywhere!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:41 am
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This Week, I Will Be Gentle with Myself

Jan 11, 2021 - The month of January can put pressure on us to get things done. We’ve set intentions, listed our action items and made big goals for ourselves - but we have to remember that we are human. This week’s intention will help you go easy on yourself when you need to. Remember that you are always allowed to put things on pause! To reach your dreams, you have to be kind to yourself along the way. Tune in to begin.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:37 am

The Period Podcast! with Cycle Expert Nicole Jardim

Welcome to the much anticipated episode on all things PERIOD! What was your first period experience like? Have you ever secretly slid a tampon to your best friend? Are you wondering what the pill is doing to your body after years of use? Did your period change during the pandemic? Are you having painful or inconsistent periods and not sure what’s up? This episode is for you and people who have periods everywhere!

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:06 am

Meditating with the Seasons

If there is one thing we could all use right now, it’s more fresh air! Today’s feel-good practice will get you out of your house, out of your mind, and into your body. Let’s take our meditation practice outside! Depending on where you live, this may require more or less courage, but connecting with Mother Nature in all seasons is crucial to our self-care and wellbeing. Tune in to meditate now - don’t save your practice for when the sun is shining.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:06 am
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Meditating with the Seasons

Jan 8, 2021 - If there is one thing we could all use right now, it’s more fresh air! Today’s feel-good practice will get you out of your house, out of your mind, and into your body. Let’s take our meditation practice outside! Depending on where you live, this may require more or less courage, but connecting with Mother Nature in all seasons is crucial to our self-care and wellbeing. Tune in to meditate now - don’t save your practice for when the sun is shining.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:00 am

The Gratitude Jar Ritual

The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin a new ritual - the gratitude jar. Tune in as Rachel shares the ins and outs of integrating gratitude into your life in this magical way. At the end of 2021, you can look forward to a year’s worth of memories where everything will come full circle.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 11:12 am
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The Gratitude Jar Ritual

Jan 7, 2021 - The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin a new ritual - the gratitude jar. Tune in as Rachel shares the ins and outs of integrating gratitude into your life in this magical way. At the end of 2021, you can look forward to a year’s worth of memories where everything will come full circle.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 11:06 am
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What Is Moving Through Your Heart Right Now?

Jan 6, 2021 - Your heart is vast. It is connected to every inch of your body and takes up so much space energetically. When your heart is sad, you may feel a tightness in your throat, but when your heart is happy, there can be an entire lightness of your being. In today’s episode, Rachel takes you on a journey straight into your heart. Tune in the let yourself marinate in your feelings whatever they may be today.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:13 pm

What Is Moving Through Your Heart Right Now?

Your heart is vast. It is connected to every inch of your body and takes up so much space energetically. When your heart is sad, you may feel a tightness in your throat, but when your heart is happy, there can be an entire lightness of your being. In today’s episode, Rachel takes you on a journey straight into your heart. Tune in the let yourself marinate in your feelings whatever they may be today.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:12 pm
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A Sacred Ritual for New Year’s Day

Jan 1, 2021 - Happy New Year! 2021 is finally here, and with it comes a sacred practice Rachel has done every single New Year’s Day for the past 11 years. We are going to complete 108 sun salutations! Why 108? This is an important number that returns again and again in many aspects of life and will anchor you into the new year in a sacred way. Tune in as Rachel shares why we do this practice, how to do it, and ways you can adapt and modify to fit you.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:45 am
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Your Intention for 2021

Jan 4, 2021 - Today is the first Monday of the year - and the first intention setting practice! Of course, this week’s intention is the intention you set for the year as a whole. If you haven’t set one yet, now is your time to come up with a really clear sentence that encompasses your goals and dreams for 2021. Only when you get clear on what you want can you turn it into action! Tune in as Rachel shares great ways to anchor into your purpose and move forward into 2021 with clarity and ease.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:45 am
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The Beautiful Things Your Body Can Do

Jan 5, 2021 - We are in the loudest week of diet culture. Everywhere we look we are being bombarded with messages telling us we are not good enough - especially when it comes to our bodies. No matter how strong we are in our self-awareness and self-care practices, taking all these messages in can affect us on a subconscious level. In today’s episode, Rachel counters this narrative by taking you on a journey of everything your body does for you in a day.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:45 am

The Beautiful Things Your Body Can Do

We are in the loudest week of diet culture. Everywhere we look we are being bombarded with messages telling us we are not good enough - especially when it comes to our bodies. No matter how strong we are in our self-awareness and self-care practices, taking all these messages in can affect us on a subconscious level. In today’s episode, Rachel counters this narrative by taking you on a journey of everything your body does for you in a day.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:09 am

Your Intention for 2021

Today is the first Monday of the year - and the first intention setting practice! Of course, this week’s intention is the intention you set for the year as a whole. If you haven’t set one yet, now is your time to come up with a really clear sentence that encompasses your goals and dreams for 2021. Only when you get clear on what you want can you turn it into action! Tune in as Rachel shares great ways to anchor into your purpose and move forward into 2021 with clarity and ease.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:45 am
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Put Your Intentions Into Action - Daily Rituals For The First Week Of The Year

Jan 1, 2021 - Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2020 and step into 2021 committed to our goals, dreams and visions for the year, how can we actually put our plans into action? Join Rachel as she leads you through daily rituals for the first week of 2021 - the most important week of the year!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:44 am

Put Your Intentions Into Action - Daily Rituals For The First Week Of The Year

Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2020 and step into 2021 committed to our goals, dreams and visions for the year, how can we actually put our plans into action? Join Rachel as she leads you through daily rituals for the first week of 2021 - the most important week of the year!

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 11:28 am

A Sacred Ritual for New Year’s Day

Happy New Year! 2021 is finally here, and with it comes a sacred practice Rachel has done every single New Year’s Day for the past 11 years. We are going to complete 108 sun salutations! Why 108? This is an important number that returns again and again in many aspects of life and will anchor you into the new year in a sacred way. Tune in as Rachel shares why we do this practice, how to do it, and ways you can adapt and modify to fit you.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 11:23 am

Finding Gratitude for 2020

It is our final gratitude practice for 2020 and one that may be a little challenging. What are you grateful for that happened this year? Allowing yourself time to process and without forcing gratitude, can you find a sliver a thankfulness for anything that came your way? Tune in as Rachel guides through a practice that will allow you to settle on what feels like truth for you.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:47 am
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Finding Gratitude for 2020

Dec 31, 2020 - It is our final gratitude practice for 2020 and one that may be a little challenging. What are you grateful for that happened this year? Allowing yourself time to process and without forcing gratitude, can you find a sliver a thankfulness for anything that came your way? Tune in as Rachel guides through a practice that will allow you to settle on what feels like truth for you.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:46 am
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New Year’s Intention Setting Ceremony 2021

Dec 25, 2020 - It’s time for the most important podcast of the year - the New Year’s Intention Setting Ceremony! This is one of the most precious yearly practices that we do in the Yoga Girl community. Join in to let go of all of the ups and downs of 2020 and step into the New Year a focused, clear, determined and hopeful version of yourself!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:58 am
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A Meditation for Endings and New Beginnings

Dec 30, 2020 - We are reaching the end of the year, and even saying goodbye to 2020 can be difficult. We learned things this year. We transformed. We found out who we are. Today’s meditation will allow you to anchor into a place of trust, knowing that what is to be left in 2020 will stay, and what is to come with you is meant to be. Tune in say goodbye and start anew.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:57 am

A Meditation for Endings and New Beginnings

We are reaching the end of the year, and even saying goodbye to 2020 can be difficult. We learned things this year. We transformed. We found out who we are. Today’s meditation will allow you to anchor into a place of trust, knowing that what is to be left in 2020 will stay, and what is to come with you is meant to be. Tune in say goodbye and start anew.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:30 am

My Word for 2021 Is…

What do you long for? What feeling do you want to embody in the new year? Can you describe it in only one word? Today we are going to settle on our special word for 2021. Whether it is gratitude, love, compassion, balance, or strength - find yours. This is a word you will come back to again and again in 2021. When you are at a crossroads, ask yourself which path will bring you closer to that feeling you want to embody. Finding the answer can be as simple as that.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:25 am
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My Word for 2021 Is…

Dec 29, 2020 - What do you long for? What feeling do you want to embody in the new year? Can you describe it in only one word? Today we are going to settle on our special word for 2021. Whether it is gratitude, love, compassion, balance, or strength - find yours. This is a word you will come back to again and again in 2021. When you are at a crossroads, ask yourself which path will bring you closer to that feeling you want to embody. Finding the answer can be as simple as that.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:23 am
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The Last Intention of 2020

Dec 28, 2020 - It is officially that weird time between Christmas and New Years where we don’t know what’s going on. But this is an extremely important time! These are your last days of 2020 and the last days of what has been a life-changing and challenging year. Tune in today as Rachel shares the final intention of 2020 that will allow you to envision your goals and get structured on your dreams for 2021. We are closing a chapter.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:12 am

The Last Intention of 2020

It is officially that weird time between Christmas and New Years where we don’t know what’s going on. But this is an extremely important time! These are your last days of 2020 and the last days of what has been a life-changing and challenging year. Tune in today as Rachel shares the final intention of 2020 that will allow you to envision your goals and get structured on your dreams for 2021. We are closing a chapter.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:22 am

New Year’s Intention Setting Ceremony 2021

It’s time for the most important podcast of the year - the New Year’s Intention Setting Ceremony! This is one of the most precious yearly practices that we do in the Yoga Girl community. Join in to let go of all of the ups and downs of 2020 and step into the New Year a focused, clear, determined and hopeful version of yourself!

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:14 am

A Christmas Gift to Yourself

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Today’s Feel-Good Friday practice will really allow you to take a moment for yourself today to appreciate and bask in the joy surrounding you. Christmas Day comes and goes quickly - don’t let it pass you by! Tune in as Rachel shares the perfect Christmas gift to give yourself. It only takes 5 minutes and it will make all the difference.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:14 am
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A Christmas Gift to Yourself

Dec 25, 2020 - Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Today’s Feel-Good Friday practice will really allow you to take a moment for yourself today to appreciate and bask in the joy surrounding you. Christmas Day comes and goes quickly - don’t let it pass you by! Tune in as Rachel shares the perfect Christmas gift to give yourself. It only takes 5 minutes and it will make all the difference.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:10 am

Christmas Eve Gratitude

Happy Christmas Eve! Whatever you may be celebrating right now and whatever feeling is being evoked inside of you, today’s practice will help you find the most important moment of gratitude you have had so far during the holidays. Gratitude is more than writing it down or saying it out loud, it is a true feeling within. Tune in today to acknowledge your precious moment and embrace the feeling it brought with it. There is always something to be grateful for around the holidays.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:05 am
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Christmas Eve Gratitude

Dec 24, 2020 - Happy Christmas Eve! Whatever you may be celebrating right now and whatever feeling is being evoked inside of you, today’s practice will help you find the most important moment of gratitude you have had so far during the holidays. Gratitude is more than writing it down or saying it out loud, it is a true feeling within. Tune in today to acknowledge your precious moment and embrace the feeling it brought with it. There is always something to be grateful for around the holidays.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:02 am

A Meditation to Create Something Sacred

The days before Christmas can be hectic. Just remember that it’s all in the effort to manifest something sacred and beautiful! If you need a moment of peace, tune in today as Rachel guides through a meditation practice that will bring your awareness back to your body and away from your long to-do list. You will notice you have arrived when you feel a little shift of energy and something settling inside of you - and you will remember what you are creating in the first place.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:04 am
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A Meditation to Create Something Sacred

Dec 23, 2020 - The days before Christmas can be hectic. Just remember that it’s all in the effort to manifest something sacred and beautiful! If you need a moment of peace, tune in today as Rachel guides through a meditation practice that will bring your awareness back to your body and away from your long to-do list. You will notice you have arrived when you feel a little shift of energy and something settling inside of you - and you will remember what you are creating in the first place.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:58 am
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Processing 2020: Letting Go, Finding Gratitude and Making Space

Dec 18, 2020 - We’re almost done with 2020! But, in order to move into 2021 with clarity, it is so important to process everything that happened this year; the lessons, the hardships, the practices, the blessings, the relationships, and the gratitude. In this week’s episode, Rachel will guide you through a practice to summarize 2020.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:56 am

A Holiday Check-In

The holidays evoke different memories and emotions within each of us. Some of us may be feeling sad or triggered, while others are in their element, and even more of us may just be trying to meet our own expectations. Whatever you may be feeling, now is a great time to sit down, close your eyes, and check in with yourself. How do you usually feel around the holidays? How do you feel right now? What if the holiday spirit meant allowing yourself to be as you are?

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:57 am
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A Holiday Check-In

Dec 22, 2020 - The holidays evoke different memories and emotions within each of us. Some of us may be feeling sad or triggered, while others are in their element, and even more of us may just be trying to meet our own expectations. Whatever you may be feeling, now is a great time to sit down, close your eyes, and check in with yourself. How do you usually feel around the holidays? How do you feel right now? What if the holiday spirit meant allowing yourself to be as you are?

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:50 am
SELF LOVE

Self-Worth Struggle: The Unshakable Commitment Between You and You

One of the most important realizations we can ever have in life is understanding our own self-worth.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 3:02 am
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I’m Not “Brave”, I’m Human—Stop the Body Shaming

Amy Schumer was once called “brave” for a photoshoot she did in her underwear, holding a cup of coffee. Someone else looked at that same photo and likened her to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. When you share a photo of yourself as you truly are, you’re being beautifully human. Not brave. It’s time to stop the body shaming.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 2:53 am

This Week, I Will Anchor into Gratitude

Dec 21, 2020 - What are you grateful for that happened in 2020? If you had a really hard year, anchoring into gratitude can seem impossible - but it can make all the difference! In today’s episode, Rachel shares a simple approach you can take that will allow you to open the door to gratitude in a small way. Over time, things may start to seem more purposeful, and what once felt challenging may seem a little easier to tackle. Tune in to begin.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:51 am
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This Week, I Will Anchor into Gratitude

Dec 21, 2020 - What are you grateful for that happened in 2020? If you had a really hard year, anchoring into gratitude can seem impossible - but it can make all the difference! In today’s episode, Rachel shares a simple approach you can take that will allow you to open the door to gratitude in a small way. Over time, things may start to seem more purposeful, and what once felt challenging may seem a little easier to tackle. Tune in to begin.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:36 am

Processing 2020: Letting Go, Finding Gratitude and Making Space

We’re almost done with 2020! But, in order to move into 2021 with clarity, it is so important to process everything that happened this year; the lessons, the hardships, the practices, the blessings, the relationships, and the gratitude. In this week’s episode, Rachel will guide you through a practice to summarize 2020.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:23 am

In 2020, I Learned…

The new year is almost here, but are you ready for it? 2020 has been a huge year for all of us in so many ways. In order to step into 2021 with clarity, it is important to take a moment to acknowledge what this year taught us about ourselves, about life, and about the world as a whole. Tune in today for a bite-sized practice to process 2020.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:20 am
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In 2020, I Learned…

Dec 18, 2020 - The new year is almost here, but are you ready for it? 2020 has been a huge year for all of us in so many ways. In order to step into 2021 with clarity, it is important to take a moment to acknowledge what this year taught us about ourselves, about life, and about the world as a whole. Tune in today for a bite-sized practice to process 2020.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:01 am

There’s Beauty in the Mundane

Full permission to have whatever kind of day you’re having! Chances are today is not the best day of your life, but also not the worst day of your life. The majority of our moments are spent in the mundane, the day-to-day regular life. The good part is - there is so much beauty to be found in it! Tune in today to honor the ordinary, to appreciate the mundane, and to be here now.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:00 am
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There’s Beauty in the Mundane

Dec 17, 2020 - Full permission to have whatever kind of day you’re having! Chances are today is not the best day of your life, but also not the worst day of your life. The majority of our moments are spent in the mundane, the day-to-day regular life. The good part is - there is so much beauty to be found in it! Tune in today to honor the ordinary, to appreciate the mundane, and to be here now.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:55 am

Your Body Always Tells the Truth

Your body is a reflection of whatever is moving through your mind, your heart, and your soul. What is your body showing you right now? In today’s meditation, you will take the time and space to tune into that place inside of you that knows what you need. Your body always tells the truth, so tune in to learn what that is for you in this moment.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:17 am
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Your Body Always Tells the Truth

Dec 16, 2020 - Your body is a reflection of whatever is moving through your mind, your heart, and your soul. What is your body showing you right now? In today’s meditation, you will take the time and space to tune into that place inside of you that knows what you need. Your body always tells the truth, so tune in to learn what that is for you in this moment.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:10 am
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Put Your Phone Down - How To Minimize Your Screen Time and Make Your Devices Sacred

Dec 11, 2020 - Are you struggling to find boundaries with your phone, your apps, or your devices? Are you constantly scrolling with no actual purpose? Your phone should be a tool to connect, find inspiration and communicate with loved ones. If it is controlling your life or stealing your energy, you may need to change things up!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:08 am

Something That Brings Me a Sense of Trust Is…

Is trust a challenging topic for you? We tend to focus on the parts of our lives where trust is lacking, but today’s episode will allow you to flip that script. When does trust show up in your life? How does trust show up in your life? Whether it’s a specific person, being in nature, a place you can feel safe or a practice that brings you home, trust is there for you in some way. Tune in to lean into that trust and know that things are going to be okay.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 12:15 pm
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Something That Brings Me a Sense of Trust Is…

Dec 15, 2020 - Is trust a challenging topic for you? We tend to focus on the parts of our lives where trust is lacking, but today’s episode will allow you to flip that script. When does trust show up in your life? How does trust show up in your life? Whether it’s a specific person, being in nature, a place you can feel safe or a practice that brings you home, trust is there for you in some way. Tune in to lean into that trust and know that things are going to be okay.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 12:11 pm
MEDITATION

Why the Moments That Matter the Most Are the Ones That Go Unnoticed

I live for the little moments in between. Not the moments when I cross the finish line of a goal, not the events that make headlines, but those moments that usually aren’t even noticed.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 2:52 am
SELF LOVE

To Those Who Are Hiding Their Fire, Here’s A Matchstick

There is a fire in your soul - a spark ready to ignite its force through your spirit and out into the world.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 2:41 am
SELF LOVE

Self-Love and Humility—Can You Have Both? This Truth Changes Everything.

Why is it frowned upon to praise ourselves? Why does being humble mean putting yourself down every time anyone lifts you up? Stop hiding your self-love.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 1:58 am

This Week, I Will Honor Everything I’ve Overcome

The year is almost over, and how we spend the last few weeks of it is really important! 2021 may feel like our knight in shining armor, but instead of jumping forward let’s focus on the now. We have overcome some really challenging things this year. We have grown, we have healed, we have made it through things we never thought we would.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 12:22 pm
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This Week, I Will Honor Everything I’ve Overcome

Dec 14, 2020 - The year is almost over, and how we spend the last few weeks of it is really important! 2021 may feel like our knight in shining armor, but instead of jumping forward let’s focus on the now. We have overcome some really challenging things this year. We have grown, we have healed, we have made it through things we never thought we would.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 12:17 pm

Put Your Phone Down - How To Minimize Your Screen Time and Make Your Devices Sacred

Are you struggling to find boundaries with your phone, your apps, or your devices? Are you constantly scrolling with no actual purpose? Your phone should be a tool to connect, find inspiration and communicate with loved ones. If it is controlling your life or stealing your energy, you may need to change things up!

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:38 am

How to Transition from Work to Play

Have you ever felt unable to shake off the anxiety from your work day? Today’s self-care practice is here to help! Tune in as Rachel shares her best tips and tricks for transitioning from work to play that are guaranteed to change up your energy, relax your nervous system, and allow you to take time for YOU.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:34 am
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How to Transition from Work to Play

Dec 11, 2020 - Have you ever felt unable to shake off the anxiety from your work day? Today’s self-care practice is here to help! Tune in as Rachel shares her best tips and tricks for transitioning from work to play that are guaranteed to change up your energy, relax your nervous system, and allow you to take time for YOU.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:20 am
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Cultural Appropriation with Susanna Barkataki

Aug 31, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel invites Susanna Barkataki to discuss the topic of cultural appropriation. Susanna is a teacher, inclusivity promoter, yoga culture advocate and the author of the original article, “How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice” that was widely circulated across social media over the past few weeks. What is cultural appropriation? Where do we draw the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation? Join the conversation.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 6:28 am

Bringing Mindfulness to Your Meals

The ability to have nourishing foods on our plate for every meal is a huge blessing. Today’s gratitude practice is one that occurs across culture and time - we will give thanks to the food on our plate. Having a moment of gratitude before eating can slow you down, infuse more presence into your meal, and remind yourself that there were a lot of people involved getting your food from farm to plate. Tune in as Rachel shares what she does before every meal.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:32 am
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Bringing Mindfulness to Your Meals

Dec 10, 2020 - The ability to have nourishing foods on our plate for every meal is a huge blessing. Today’s gratitude practice is one that occurs across culture and time - we will give thanks to the food on our plate. Having a moment of gratitude before eating can slow you down, infuse more presence into your meal, and remind yourself that there were a lot of people involved getting your food from farm to plate. Tune in as Rachel shares what she does before every meal.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:26 am

Let Yourself Be Held

Are you feeling ungrounded and unsure of yourself? Today’s meditation is the remedy! Tune in as Rachel guides you through a practice that will root you into this earth, into your body, and into your true knowing. The earth always has your back, so let yourself be held.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:06 pm
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Let Yourself Be Held

Dec 9, 2020 - Are you feeling ungrounded and unsure of yourself? Today’s meditation is the remedy! Tune in as Rachel guides you through a practice that will root you into this earth, into your body, and into your true knowing. The earth always has your back, so let yourself be held.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:01 pm

What Is Your Body Asking of You?

What has your body been telling you today? What nudges or signs have you been given? Most importantly, is there something you can do to meet your body’s needs in this moment? Tune in today as Rachel guides you through an intimate practice that will allow you to connect to your body physically and answer these questions and more.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:42 am
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What Is Your Body Asking of You?

Dec 8, 2020 - What has your body been telling you today? What nudges or signs have you been given? Most importantly, is there something you can do to meet your body’s needs in this moment? Tune in today as Rachel guides you through an intimate practice that will allow you to connect to your body physically and answer these questions and more.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:38 am
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Uncomfortable Conversations with Emmanuel Acho

Dec 4, 2020 - Today’s episode may be uncomfortable, but it is a conversation we need to have again and again. Joining us on the show is Emmanuel Acho, former NFL linebacker, Fox Sports analyst, and New York Times bestselling author. After the death of George Floyd, Emmanuel found himself mourning, unsure what to do with his grief. After sitting down for some hard conversations with his white friends, he was inspired to launch a video series: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:33 am

Are You Living from Your Body or Your Mind?

Your body speaks to you every day through emotions and sensations. How often do you listen to it or push those feelings away? In today’s episode, Rachel shares a simple but impactful practice that can drop you deep enough into your body to listen to it when it speaks. Tune in to spark a beautiful conversation between you and your vessel of life. It may mean you have a totally different week than you usually have!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 10:17 am
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Are You Living from Your Body or Your Mind?

Dec 7, 2020 - Your body speaks to you every day through emotions and sensations. How often do you listen to it or push those feelings away? In today’s episode, Rachel shares a simple but impactful practice that can drop you deep enough into your body to listen to it when it speaks. Tune in to spark a beautiful conversation between you and your vessel of life. It may mean you have a totally different week than you usually have!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 10:12 am

Uncomfortable Conversations with Emmanuel Acho

Today’s episode may be uncomfortable, but it is a conversation we need to have again and again. Joining us on the show is Emmanuel Acho, former NFL linebacker, Fox Sports analyst, and New York Times bestselling author. After the death of George Floyd, Emmanuel found himself mourning, unsure what to do with his grief. After sitting down for some hard conversations with his white friends, he was inspired to launch a video series: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:13 am

Is Your Phone Stealing Your Peace?

Are you addicted to your phone? It’s not your fault! These devices are designed to draw us in and keep us coming back - but what do they take from us in the process? Don’t forget there is a whole other part to life that happens offline, when you aren’t distracted and you’re free to take things as they come. Tune in as Rachel shares tips and tricks for getting off your phone, and reminds you the reason why you need to do it.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:57 am
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Is Your Phone Stealing Your Peace?

Dec 4, 2020 - Are you addicted to your phone? It’s not your fault! These devices are designed to draw us in and keep us coming back - but what do they take from us in the process? Don’t forget there is a whole other part to life that happens offline, when you aren’t distracted and you’re free to take things as they come. Tune in as Rachel shares tips and tricks for getting off your phone, and reminds you the reason why you need to do it.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:38 am

Your Most Important Resource

What grounds you? What helps you cope with challenging times? What brings you back home? Our resources are endless, but they are also very individual and constantly changing. In this moment in time, what is your most valuable resource? Tune in today to contemplate the answer to that question and find some gratitude for all it brings to your life.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:37 am
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Your Most Important Resource

Dec 3, 2020 - What grounds you? What helps you cope with challenging times? What brings you back home? Our resources are endless, but they are also very individual and constantly changing. In this moment in time, what is your most valuable resource? Tune in today to contemplate the answer to that question and find some gratitude for all it brings to your life.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:28 am
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A Meditation to Bask in Stillness

Dec 2, 2020 - Do you have trouble sitting still or quieting your mind during meditation? This is the practice! Our mind is only doing what the mind does, but we usually take our constant thoughts as failure. In today’s practice, you will commit to stillness. Every time you notice a thought or a movement arise, use it as an opportunity to bring yourself back. Awareness is all it takes!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:44 am

A Meditation to Bask in Stillness

Do you have trouble sitting still or quieting your mind during meditation? This is the practice! Our mind is only doing what the mind does, but we usually take our constant thoughts as failure. In today’s practice, you will commit to stillness. Every time you notice a thought or a movement arise, use it as an opportunity to bring yourself back. Awareness is all it takes!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:05 am

An Emotion I Haven’t Allowed Myself to Feel Lately Is…

Are you holding back? Is there an emotion that you are keeping at bay? Being an adult with responsibilities is hard, and it usually means we keep our true feelings hidden. What is a feeling that you haven’t had enough space and support to feel lately? Tune in today to acknowledge it, explore it, and entertain the idea of fully experiencing it in a safe and constructive way.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 8:51 am
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An Emotion I Haven’t Allowed Myself to Feel Lately Is…

Dec 1, 2020 - Are you holding back? Is there an emotion that you are keeping at bay? Being an adult with responsibilities is hard, and it usually means we keep our true feelings hidden. What is a feeling that you haven’t had enough space and support to feel lately? Tune in today to acknowledge it, explore it, and entertain the idea of fully experiencing it in a safe and constructive way.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 8:46 am

Making Space for You in December

The last month of 2020 starts tomorrow! Are you ready? December is a sacred month. It is a time to close a chapter, to reflect, to slow down, and to spend time with loved ones. But that’s not always how it works out! December can also be a really busy month for so many of us. Tune in today to set an intention with Rachel that will help you make the most of this final month so you can focus on what really matters.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:19 am
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Making Space for You in December

Nov 30, 2020 - The last month of 2020 starts tomorrow! Are you ready? December is a sacred month. It is a time to close a chapter, to reflect, to slow down, and to spend time with loved ones. But that’s not always how it works out! December can also be a really busy month for so many of us. Tune in today to set an intention with Rachel that will help you make the most of this final month so you can focus on what really matters.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:11 am
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Trauma Healing Meditation + Understanding The Signs Your Body Is Trying To Show You

Nov 27, 2020 - Do you remember what it felt like to be a child before the world got to you? There was a time in your life when you were totally present, moving with the rhythms of your natural essence, allowing your being to be exactly as it was. When did that stop? Somewhere along the way, we start to become separate from our bodies. Maybe for you, this shift happened slowly, or maybe something unbearable came your way that forced you to grow up too fast.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:06 am