Rachel Brathens articles

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Self-Love, Fear of Dying, Rose Quartz Spheres and a Crappy Day

Nov 3, 2017 - In this episode Rachel gets real and emotional about her hardships in the midst of a particularly crappy day. She talks about her contrasting struggle with low self esteem and the huge fear she carries around the wellbeing of her daughter while simultaneously feeling content and happy in leading her first teacher training.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:19 pm
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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Oct 17, 2019 - Today’s gratitude practice will leave you with a vibration felt through your entire body. Sit in stillness, close your eyes and repeat to yourself the holiest of all of our mantras: thank you, thank you, thank you. With every inhale, say thank you. With every exhale, say thank you. Feel the power that lies behind those words. Find the gratitude that exists in every fiber of your being.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:44 am
LIFESTYLE

Be Authentic, Share What Matters: How Yoga Girl® Does Instagram

I am certain my Yoga Girl® Instagram account is followed by millions of people because of one thing: I don’t share bullshit. I didn’t plan to grow it into a global business; it happened because I chose authenticity.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:30 pm
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Becoming a Force of Good In The World By Feeling Your Feelings and Choosing Your Community With Care

Sep 08, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel talks about the magnificent power of taking charge of your emotional well being. When we feel whole and safe, we are able to harness that energy and take charge to make a difference in the world - in our own way. YOU have the power to change the world. You do! She talks about the challenge of staying away from gossip and drama and gives examples of how to continuously bring love into situations that try to pull us toward negativity and judgment.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:02 pm
FAMILY

For New Moms Who Fear the Worst: Proof You're Not Alone

Is fearing the worst normal for new moms? This constant worry that something awful is going to happen to my baby… It paralyzes me at times. I obsess over it.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:31 pm
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Everyone Can Be A Yoga Girl

Sep 21, 2018 - The wait is finally over. Welcome to Yoga Girl! In this episode, Rachel shares the news she has been wanting to spill forever - we have launched! All the secrets and hints are finally being revealed and this podcast is all about Yoga Girl - the lifestyle, the movement, the brand, and the community. This practice is for us all. We can all look within, we can all change the world. Everyone can be a Yoga Girl.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:26 pm
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What Emotion is the Hardest for you to Express?

Aug 27, 2019 - Let’s talk about our feelings! What emotion is the hardest for you to express? What experiences in your life have impacted you enough to make you shy away from expressing your sadness? Your anger? Your joy? Tune in to really dive deep into this. Feel it in your heart. Then, find someone you trust, share your epiphanies and find a way to fully express your feelings.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:34 pm
MEDITATION

This is the Remedy for Overwhelm in a Loud World

The world is LOUD. And the world inside our own heads is just as loud - or worse! This is a call to make space for silence, the remedy for overwhelm and so much more.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:31 pm
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Vulnerability Will Change Your Life

March 15, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is back from Costa Rica and home to Aruba. Coming from a very vulnerable place, where she attended the burial of her best friend, she realized: we often act the way we think we should in front of others, instead of allowing ourselves the space to be vulnerable. Especially around our families and those that know us best, we see how we usually act reflected from them and act accordingly.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:35 pm
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You Are Enough

Sept 4, 2019 - Take this time to feel into your body, ground and meditate. Show up as you are, here and now, with everything life has brought you today. Notice that when you slow down, your breath follows. When your mind shifts to your inhales and exhales, you automatically make space within. Let’s drop into that place of silence and tune into the knowing that you are enough, just the way you are.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:28 pm
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What If Every Challenge Is a Blessing In Disguise?

Jan 18, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel shares the lessons her daughter teaches her on a daily basis. From Luna throwing her bowls of food to resting her head on Rachel’s lap during story time, Rachel realizes all of Luna’s behaviors are opportunities for her to self-reflect. If she isn’t present with her daughter she may miss those moments.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:46 pm
FOOD

The Perfect Autumn Apple Cider Recipe with a Raw Yoga Girl® Twist

How do you enjoy those traditional warm, cozy drinks that make the colder seasons brighter when you live near the equator? You adapt and make a raw, juiced version!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:40 pm
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This Week, I Will Get Things Done By...

Sept 2, 2019 - Let’s commit to getting things done. There is no better feeling than having a productive week, checking things off the to-do list, getting that project completed and moving forward with a feeling of freedom and ease! Don’t save things for tomorrow and end up overwhelmed. Tune in and let us know how you are going to get things done this week.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:38 pm
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This Will, I Will Practice Self Care By...

Sept 9, 2019 - Setting an intention for the week ahead can make a world of difference when it comes to feeling purposeful in our lives. Today’s intention is an important one - this week we are focusing on self-care! We can’t pour from an empty cup and taking good care of ourselves means we can take good care of everything else that needs tending to in our lives, too. How will you practice self-care this week?

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:32 pm
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Right Now I Feel…

Nov 12, 2019 - How are you feeling in this exact moment? Not how you felt yesterday, or how you felt this morning, or how you expect to feel later today. How are you doing right now? The practice of feeling our feelings in the present moment is one we should return to again and again. This life allows us to feel a large range of emotions and each one is valid and beautiful! Let yourself sit with what right here, right now.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 12:14 pm
HEALING

See the Signs, Find the Light—Secrets From the Universe

The universe has secrets to tell you… Are you awake? Are you listening? Do you see the signs?

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:18 pm
HEALING

Follow Your Wild Heart to Become Who You’ve Always Been

You have a brilliant mind with thoughts that can build a better world. The mind is powerful. But listen carefully: don’t let your thoughts become your identity.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:27 pm
FOOD

Break the Sweet Smoothie Mold with Yoga Girl’s 5-Ingredient Spicy Raspberry Smoothie

Smoothies are easy, nutritious, filling, and there are about a gazillion ways to create them. They’re usually sweet, but today I made one with a little kick!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:18 pm
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Conscious Entrepreneurship - The Art of Doing Business With a Heart

Nov 8, 2019 - How do you find a balance between remaining authentic while manifesting abundance? Are you struggling to grow your business, or putting a lot of energy into something but not receiving the energetic return? In this week’s episode Rachel reflects on the art of doing business from the heart, why you should be paid fairly for your efforts (including in the yoga industry!), and the energetic exchange of time, effort, and money.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 11:49 am
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The Sleep Episode

Oct 13, 2017 - Sleep is a spiritual practice and without it, we cannot function (there is a reason sleep deprivation is used as a form or torture)! In this episode Rachel shares how she got her baby girl to sleep through the night - almost! After struggling with intense sleep deprivation for two months she decided to take charge and has since read eight books, had two sleep consultations, asked the world for advice through social media and googled her way to things that actually WORK.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:36 pm
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Life After Death, Facing Your Worst Fear and The Power of a Brief Life

July 28, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Amelia Barnes; yoga teacher, artist, designer and author of the book Landon's Legacy. In 2014 Amelia's son Landon was born. He died four days later. This episode is the painful but powerful story about how Landon passed away and the gut-wrenching journey that followed.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:24 pm
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Feel Your F*cking Feelings with JP Sears

Oct 12, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by JP Sears, the comedian, author, speaker, emotional healing coach and YouTuber (with over 300 million accumulated views!). Sharing from the heart what has been present in his life lately, JP opens up about feeling lonely and insignificant and how it is through merging comedy and spirituality that he seeks to bring awakening to others.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:41 pm
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Stress, Anxiety and Accepting The Present Moment

Apr 20, 2018 - How can we practice being present in the here and now when the moment we are in is particularly challenging? In today’s episode Rachel talks about her latest travels to Europe and how parents should receive awards at the end of long travels with babies. She shares everything that went wrong and how, even with the best intentions, she lost her cool and spent almost two whole days overwhelmed with stress and anxiety.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:15 pm
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Venting - The Art of Working Through Struggles and Returning to Gratitude

June 30, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel talks about her travels to Sweden, feeling overworked, the challenge of running a business as a new mom and why trying to be "superwoman" and doing it all just doesn't work. She also talks about how opening up about pain is the first step to healing, failing the no-sugar challenge (ugh!) and what she and her husband are struggling with as parents.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:56 pm
LIFESTYLE

Feel at Home While Traveling: 4 Things Yoga Girl Always Does

Feeling at home while traveling can change your entire trip! There are 4 things I do every time I travel and stay in a hotel to keep me grounded and energized.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:04 pm
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From Burning Out to Changing the World with Olivia Rothschild

June 23, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by her best friend and co-worker Olivia Rothschild. They talk about going through pregnancy and childbirth together and Olivia shares the story of how a scary burn out led her to leaving the corporate world and founding the non-profit 109 World. They also dive into fun stories from growing up and traveling the world together and how life is changing as they are settling into motherhood.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:20 pm
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Mother-Daughter Insights, Sobriety and Loving Lea Luna with Shama Persson

April 21, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined my none other than her mom, Shama Persson! Together they discuss how they’ve managed to let go of the weight of a heavy past, Shama’s newfound sobriety, what it’s like living 5,000 miles apart and the beauty of mother- and grandmotherhood.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:17 pm
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Competition and Jealousy - The Business of Yoga

Feb 02, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel dives into the very sensitive subject of competition, jealousy, and cattiness in the world of yoga and business. She shares her own stories of being on both sides of the spectrum - both having felt nervous about other teachers competing with her and having had other teachers create drama over competition.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:35 pm
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Just Breathe

Nov 13, 2019 - As we meditate today, we focus on the breath and the practice of breath retention. Take some space to settle into your body. Notice your breath. Then notice the spaces in between the breath. Are they long or short? Are they a natural pause or longer and fuller? As you start to deepen both sides of the breath to the lower belly in a beautiful balance, find your center and connect to your own intuition. It can be found in the spaces in between.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:29 pm
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Venting - The Art of Working Through Struggles and Returning to Gratitude

Jun 30, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel talks about her travels to Sweden, feeling overworked, the challenge of running a business as a new mom and why trying to be "superwoman" and doing it all just doesn't work. She also talks about how opening up about pain is the first step to healing, failing the no-sugar challenge (ugh!) and what she and her husband are struggling with as parents.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:07 pm
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Just a Mom - Sleep Deprivation and Other Stories

Sept 1, 2017 - In this episode Rachel gets real about her in-the-moment struggles: dealing with some serious sleep deprivation. She talks about her greatest challenges as a mother, being sensitive about comments she's getting on Instagram, feeling overall crappy and the realization that she wants to be more than "just a mom".

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:53 pm
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Where Your Attention Goes, Energy Flows

Aug 16, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel has so many dreams on the brink of coming true. Her new book is being released, she is going on tour, the podcast is growing and taking a new spin… But how do dreams become manifested?

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:38 pm
FOOD

Drink This Matcha Green Tea Latte for Morning Mindfulness

Some days a hot cup of coffee is LIFE. But it isn’t the healthiest daily ritual for the nervous system! When I want a break from coffee but still need an energy boost, I turn to matcha. Plus, making a latte with this green tea is a beautiful, sacred ceremony of the heart.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:36 pm
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The Family Podcast with Dennis Schoneveld and Shama Persson

Nov 9, 2018 - For the first time ever, Rachel is joined by two guests, her husband, Dennis and her mom, Shama. Rachel had the brilliant idea to invite them both on to take control of the show while she is sick and battling a throat infection - but that didn’t work out for her!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:09 pm
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The Spiritual Practice of Making Music with Trevor Hall

Sept 29, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by singer-songwriter Trevor Hall! Trevor shares his life story and get ready because this one comes with a TON of wisdom. He shares how a deeply rooted passion for music launched him into a successful career as an artist without ever actually setting out to become famous in the traditional sense of the word.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:37 pm
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On The Road Again

May 04, 2018 - In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis while traveling through south of France. They talk about their adventures through Europe and their differences in terms of the kind of traveling they enjoy. Dennis shares what it’s like seeing the world from the eyes of a someone who grew up on a tiny island and Rachel shares how she has changed as a traveler since becoming a mom.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 2:53 pm
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Taking a Leap for Love with Dennis Schoneveld

May 12, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis and their baby girl, Lea Luna! They talk about how they first fell in love, what it's like working together with your spouse, life as new parents, dealing with social media fame and much more. Dennis shares how he found his passion for yoga (it wasn't through Rachel!) and why he was reluctant to be a guest on the show.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:42 pm
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Something That Frustrates Me These Days Is…

Oct 1, 2019 - Frustration is a normal and natural emotion. It’s often linked to anger and inaction; we haven’t been able to fully let our emotions out or we feel helpless and like we need to make a change. For Tune-In Tuesday, reflect on what has been frustrating you lately. Most importantly, try to dive deep into what lies beneath the situation. Is there something you can do to take action? Only you know the answer, and you can find it through self-reflection.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:29 pm
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This Week, I Will Be Kind

Oct 7, 2019 - Today’s intention is one we all strive to live by, but this week it will be at the center of our attention. This week we will be kind! Of course, being kind can be so easy, but we all have those situations or people or hard days that can make it a little more challenging. Where can you show up with extra kindness this week? Are you showing kindness to yourself, especially? Let’s anchor into this intention and allow kindness to be the shining light that leads the way.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:53 pm
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Learning from Pain, Working through Baggage and Learning the Art of Letting Go

May 26, 2017 - Is it possible to be so connected to another human being that their pain can be physically felt within you? What happens when we are unable to let go of emotional pain from our past? This, and much more is answered in this weeks podcast episode. Rachel gets deep and personal and touches on a few traumatic experiences from her past - the death of her stepfather, her mothers suicide attempt and a car accident she suffered through in her teens.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:52 pm
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Let's Dance!

Nov 15, 2019 - It’s time to dance! One of the all-time best self-care practices. Don’t worry if you have no rhythm or feel awkward on the dance floor; this dance party is just for you. Blast that song that makes your body itch to move. It doesn’t matter what you look like as long as you feel free, weird and wild. Let yourself go crazy, release your inner child and shake it! Nothing can turn a day around quite like it.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 1:06 pm
SELF LOVE

What Makes You Enough is Not What You Think

Are you enough once your abs are toned and you can balance on your hands? HELL. NO. What makes you enough is not defined by tricks your body can do. Your strength runs much, MUCH deeper.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:42 pm
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The Guilt of the New Mom

April 28, 2017 - In this episode Rachel shares her struggles as a new mom and the guilt and self-doubt that often comes with motherhood. She also talks about the practice of sitting with pain and finding growth and healing by learning how to not escape emotions when they come our way.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 2:50 pm
YOGA

Office Yoga at Your Desk? Try Yoga Girl’s 5 Favorite Poses

When your job makes you sit for long hours, and there’s no space for a yoga mat at your desk...what’s a yogi to do? Try my 5 favorite (and discrete) office yoga poses. Or, be like this person…

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:56 pm
HEALING

Moving Towards Love: How Yoga Girl® Consciously Chooses Love

Your heart needs to break open from time to time. It's how we transform and grow as human beings. If you've never had your heart broken open by loss and despair, if you've never truly been in pain, if you haven't walked through the fire and back…You haven't truly lived.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 6:24 pm
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Finding Gratitude in Struggle

Sept 19, 2019 - Today for Thankful Thursday, our gratitude practice is centered around a person in our life that we struggle with. Who came to your mind first? Maybe it’s a family member or a friend that hurt you or betrayed you and you are holding on to that resentment.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 2:52 pm
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Believe In The Good Things Coming with Nahko Bear

Jan 26, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by her friend (and favorite musician!) Nahko Bear. Rachel shares the story of how she first connected to Nahko’s music and how it helped her move through the grief of her best friend’s passing and Nahko shares what it’s like to write music that deeply impacts people all over the world.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:10 pm
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Quitting Sugar and Making Changes Out of Love

Jun 02, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel talks about her sweet tooth; something that used to mean enjoying dessert after dinner but that lately has become a full-on addiction. How can we make changes in our diet (or in our lives) and stick with them? Is there a way to find a loving approach to quitting bad habits? Join Rachel as she embarks on a journey of freeing herself from sugar and get inspired to look at your own life.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:55 pm
YOGA

How to Start a Yoga Practice: 8 Tips From Yoga Girl®

Starting a yoga practice is learning a new language — literally if you count the Sanskrit for each pose! It can be hard to start, especially if your focus is a home practice. These are 8 tips to help you get started, get motivated and fall in love with yoga!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 6:21 pm
FAMILY

A Surf Shop and a Shooting Star—The Rachel and Dennis Love Story

Finding love seems to happen by total surprise; but the most important pieces to get you there might be seeing the signs and leaning into the fear—mine took the shapes of a surf shop and a shooting star.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:20 pm
SELF LOVE

Life Lessons Worth Sharing: Yoga Girl's Guide to Living Your Best Life

I've come to terms with the fact that I'm broken. Not in a sad way but in an it-is-what-it-is kind of way. Life happened and I've adjusted accordingly. We're all a little bit shattered. Pain and heartache comes our way and with time we develop patterns that we think will protect us... but that only keep us in fear.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 10:11 am
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What Already Flows in Your Life?

Aug 29, 2019 - Today we focus on gratitude. When you lose sight of the beautiful things already present in your life, you may start to focus only on what’s lacking. The best way to get out of that funk is to shift your awareness and pay attention to those moments of perfect flow that already exist in your life! What do you have in your life that’s already working? Let’s not take them for granted. Tune in to flip your perspective.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:14 pm
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Social Media Marketing and Making Money With a Purpose

Feb 16, 2018 - In this episode Rachel gets into the topic of social media marketing, ads and staying authentic in how you portray yourself in social media. She talks about her frustration with big corporations that take advantage of the yoga community to make big bucks and shares her own decision to never use her Instagram platform for marketing (and why that might be changing in the near future!).

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:43 pm
HEALING

Life Doesn’t Want You to Hide—It's Daring You to Live!

Which lie have you let frame your life: life dealt you a bad hand. You’re one of the unlucky ones. You’re always the victim—it’s you against the world. You’re not important.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:30 pm
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Battling Burnout - Hard Lessons and Big Blessings

Oct 18, 2019 - This episode finds Rachel sharing something that is really hard for her to say: lately, she hasn’t been feeling well mentally. As someone who provides healing to others in her courses and retreats, and as someone with an incredibly blessed life and so many exciting events surrounding her; the hardest part about the anxiety Rachel has felt has been having no clear reason as to why this is happening.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 8:20 am
HEALING

This is the Key to Feeling Better on Bad Days

Having a bad day? Going through a rough patch? Life crisis? The key to making a bad day just a bad moment so you can feel better is simple.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:30 pm
HEALING

The Key to Growth is to Let it Burn - It’s Time to Step into the Fire

This is the day you look your fears square in the eye...without running away.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:31 pm
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A Wedding Anniversary and Making Things Work with Dennis Schoneveld

Jun 29, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis on their 4th wedding anniversary – after they both almost forgot it. They begin by diving into the intense Spring they had; traveling from country to country in Europe, with a toddler and a dog, while working towards a major business launch. Dennis also touches on what traveling means to him after growing up on a tiny island.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:47 pm
HEALING

4 Healing Tools Yoga Girl Used to Move Through Pain and Loss

How do you continue to live after 3, almost 4, of your loved ones pass within a few months? The journey is different for everyone. For me, 4 things helped me move through the worst pain and loss of my life.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:33 pm
SELF LOVE

A Reminder to Those Who Feel Too Much

I feel so very blessed to feel. It’s a profound and holy gift, the experience of feeling. Have you been told feeling is a bad thing, that you can feel “too much?” I have. And I couldn’t disagree more.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:59 pm
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Turn Failure and Shame Into Success and Worthiness

Nov 1, 2019 - What is your relationship with failure? How can we use our failures as spiritual lessons? And what are the limiting beliefs you live by that are actually holding you back? Throughout her life Rachel has believed that she has to succeed at everything she does - even to the point of exhaustion. In this episode she reflects on the concepts of failure, limiting beliefs, and how to let go of control.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 7:04 pm
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Becoming Yoga Girl

Oct 06, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel shares the story of how Yoga Girl came into existence! She talks about how her Instagram account came to be and recalls the first time anyone every recognized her from social media (not as much fun as you might think!). She also tells the hilarious story of how she taught her first-ever yoga class abroad.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:04 pm
HEALING

Stressed? You Always Have the Perfect Remedy With You: Your Breath

Whenever you find yourself in tense or stressful situations, your breath probably becomes short and restricted. Maybe you hold it altogether! Here's a super simple way to bring some calm into the storm.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:20 pm
FAMILY

How to Stop Morning (All Day) Sickness: Yoga Girl’s Top 10 Tips

Severe nausea hit me like a ton of bricks just 5 weeks into my pregnancy. I don’t get hangovers, so I really wasn’t prepared for morning sickness - Nausea. Every. Damn. Morning.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:58 pm
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Your Top 3 Things

Oct 24, 2019 - Today for Thankful Thursday, we are doing a fun exercise called your Top 3 Things. We often have an idea of what we should feel grateful for; things like our home, our family, and our job. While these things are super important, they are not necessarily what we actually feel grateful for in this exact minute. What are the three things you are most grateful for right now?

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 11:25 am
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Holding On and Letting Go

Oct 19, 2018 - In this episode Rachel begins by discussing her newly launched Yoga Girl Community - a safe space for people to open their hearts online. From receiving so many deep and personal messages through emails and social media, she knew she needed to find a space to connect us all in a deeper and more tangible way. With the Yoga Girl Community comes the tradition of Sharing Sunday.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:15 pm
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The Guilt Of The New Mom

Apr 28, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel shares her struggles as a new mom and the guilt and self-doubt that often comes with motherhood. She also talks about the practice of sitting with pain and finding growth and healing by learning how to not escape emotions when they come our way.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 2:47 pm
HEALING

How to Cope With Loss and Darkness: My Life Lessons on Growth

No matter what you’ve been through, coping with loss doesn’t always get easier. But I've learned that darkness holds life lessons we all need for the 1 thing we’re here to do: GROW.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:47 pm
FOOD

Should You Add Hemp to Your Smoothies? Yoga Girl’s Dreamy Recipe

Smoothies are the perfect way to nourish your body — and enjoy how it tastes! It wouldn’t be a Yoga Girl® smoothie without some experimentation... My favorite find and new smoothie staple? Hemp! Here’s my favorite dreamy recipe for this superfood.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:32 pm
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What If Fear Is A Doorway To Healing?

July 12, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is lucky she can speak after going in for emergency dental surgery! Gaining wisdom after losing a wisdom tooth, Rachel shares on her fears of the dentist, the difficult dental experience she had in the past and how she had built this up to be a really big, gut-wrenching thing when in reality... It was no big deal at all.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:41 pm
LIFESTYLE

5 Wellness Tips for the Holidays and Every Day

You are worthy of feeling your best every damn day! Here are 5 of my favorite wellness practices to inspire your daily life.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:22 pm
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Thankful Thursday

Aug 22, 2019 - Thursdays are all about gratitude! By noticing the many blessings already present in our lives and by deepening our gratitude practice we can improve our lives in so many ways. Feeling authentically grateful doesn’t always happen on its own - it’s a practice!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:16 pm
BEING OF SERVICE

Feeling Hopeless? Read This and Return to Love

The more we learn about what’s happening around the world, the more we experience our own heartache and pain, the more it can feel like hope is lost. Like love is gone. But there is only one constant, and it never, ever runs dry.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:51 pm
SELF LOVE

I’m Not “Brave”, I’m Human—Stop the Body Shaming

Amy Schumer was called “brave” for her photo shoot 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- Wednesday, 5:37 pm
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Wedding Wonders and Tough Travels

May 18, 2018 - In this episode Rachel talks about her latest European adventures at her best friend’s wedding in the South of France. Feeling like she was taking an intermission from life for the past couple of weeks, Rachel moved around at a high pace and speaks of a deep feeling of being uprooted. She discusses the changes she has seen lately, not only in her group of friends since her wedding four years ago, but in herself as well.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:08 pm
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Here, Now

Sept 11, 2019 - Wednesdays mean wellbeing and coming back to our meditation practice. Take five undisturbed moments for yourself to close the eyes. Feel what’s moving inside of you. Connect to the ground beneath you. Use your breath as a doorway to the present moment and see what it feels like to be here, now.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:28 pm
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Hard Lessons Learned and The Business of Yoga

Aug 11, 2017 - In this episode Rachel opens up about feeling taken advantage of and how it's a pattern that continuously shows up in her life. She shares a few examples of some very hard lessons she's had to learn in the yoga industry over the years and how even though they helped her grow and learn, she still finds herself too trusting in an industry that's sometimes everything but "zen".

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:02 pm
FOOD

Yoga Girl’s Nourishing, Gluten-free Breakfast Bowl for Sacred Mornings

Introducing: the most nourishing, heart-warming, nurturing breakfast bowl... Ever! I love treating my mornings like they’re sacred, like everything is a ritual. And one of my favorite morning rituals is breakfast.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:29 pm
LIFESTYLE

How to be Amazed by Life, Even When You Can’t Feel The Light

LIFE—it amazes me. Every day, with its highs and lows, ups and downs… Life is amazing. I’ve experienced tragedy, loss, pain and suffering, but as I look at the sunrise bringing a new day, my heart flutters in complete awe of life.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:24 pm
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Journey Into The Heart

Sept 18, 2019 - Place your hands on top of your chest and feel the connection to your heart space. So much is held here; not only love and joy and compassion, but also sadness, frustration and fear. Today, listen to what your heart is telling you. Emotionally, how are you doing? We are meant to fully feel and express our emotions. Know that everything that’s here is here because you’re ready to experience it. Even for just five minutes.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:45 pm
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Give Yourself Permission to Feel! Live from NYC

Oct 11, 2019 - This week’s podcast is a special Live show recorded in NYC! This podcast begins with a hilarious open from Dennis, and is filled with courageous, heart centered sharing and stories from both Rachel and audience members.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:48 am
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How To Heal Your Heart

April 26, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is fresh out of a 7-day retreat leading the art of feeling your feelings, alongside her own teacher from Path of Love. She shares the experiences of her childhood that taught her to hide her negative emotions and the work she has done since to allow herself to hold space for anger, frustration and sadness - all the feelings we think we should never feel.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:19 pm
SELF LOVE

A Leap of Faith and The Secret to Finding Love

I’ve done many things in my life that absolutely terrified me. The thing that terrified me the most? Marrying this man. Committing to marriage rewrote my faith in love, in life.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:43 pm
LIFESTYLE

4 Tools to Help You Fall in Love With Life Again

I’ve had to develop the tools to pick myself back up when life knocks me down; to help me love life again. They had to be methods that matter to me, and they had to be things I would do if I was feeling 100%.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:45 pm
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Here, Now with Seal

Aug 17, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by none other than beloved international singer, Seal! True to the spirit of the From the Heart podcast, Seal begins the episode by giving a refreshingly honest answer to how he is feeling in his life now compared to a year ago. He shares how his perspective has changed from feeling helpless, victimized and isolated to feeling simply fantastic – and the incredible story that brought him there.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:44 pm
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Who Do You Need To Forgive? (And Should You Always?)

May 10, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel answers deep and personal questions from her Instagram community - ones that stirred her heart while reading them: How do you forgive someone who really hurt you? Is there a way to know that we’re on the right path in life? How do we continue to practice self-care when we are feeling especially low?

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 6:22 pm
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Who Do I Need To Forgive?

Oct 8, 2019 - As we self-reflect today, we are focusing on the topic of forgiveness. Forgiving someone who have wronged us can be challenging, but the truth is: forgiveness is for you. Forgiving someone else doesn’t mean they need to be present; you don’t even have to tell them! It simply means you are releasing some of the resentment that’s been taking up valuable space within you. You are letting go of the pain that came from the situation.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:37 pm
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Path of Love

Oct 5, 2018 - In this weeks episode Rachel speaks to us from Path of Love, a retreat she has been assisting for the past week in Motala, Sweden. To begin, Rachel tells the story of her own Path of Love experience when she participated in May, 2016. She shares the story of what brought her there (she finally went after booking it twice and cancelling!) and what came out of it (Hint: Her name is Lea Luna).

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:22 pm
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The Vaccination Debate and Social Media Regrets

Jun 09, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel shares her own experience with making the decision to vaccinate her baby girl, the backlash she received online when she shared it with the world and how she is navigating this very delicate subject.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:12 pm
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This Week, I Will Allow Myself to Take Up Space

Sept 30, 2019 - So often we play small; we talk ourselves down, we deflect compliments, we don’t toot our own horns. But letting yourself be who you are is a wild act of rebellion, especially living in a society that likes us to stay in a small box. This week, we are going to do just that! Set the intention to take up more space. Celebrate everything you offer. Give yourself permission to be really big and most importantly - don’t shrink back.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:06 pm
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A Story of Rape and Responsibility with Thordis Elva

Aug 25, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Thordis Elva; writer, journalist, public speaker and crusader for women’s rights. Thordis shares the powerful and painful story of how she was raped by her boyfriend at only 16 years old, the downward spiral it sent her on and how she was able to eventually find healing by confronting her perpetrator (who she ended up writing a book with!).

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:02 pm
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Random Act of Kindness

Aug 30, 2019 - On Fridays we do things that lift us up. Something often overlooked in a self-care practice is being of service for others. When you do something kind, the happiness you created is felt by everyone involved - you included! Today, practice a random act of kindness. It will make someone’s day (and yours, too!). Tune in to get inspired.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:31 pm
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On Being Human with Jen Pastiloff

June 7, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by her dear friend, writer, public speaker and teacher of all things love, Jen Pastiloff to celebrate the release of Jen’s book ‘On Being Human’. The two have an intimate chat on vulnerability, bullshit stories we tell ourselves, and how to let ourselves off the hook.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 6:22 pm
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I Deserve A Medal For...

Oct 22, 2019 - Today’s self-inquiry practice flips the script we play in our head. So often, we focus on what we lack, what we believe we can’t do, and failures we think we have experienced in life. But today, we are focusing on everything we’ve done, all we’ve accomplished, and the mountains we’ve climbed. What have you overcome that was really, really hard? Write it down, fill the page, and come back to it again and again.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 8:19 am
#METOO

#MeToo – The Yoga Stories (Part 1)

#MeToo. Thank you all for speaking up. We have made no edits other than censoring out names and details.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 5:30 pm
BEING OF SERVICE

Heal Yourself, Be the Change: Yoga Girl Inspiration to Do More

If you want to heal yourself and the world, you have to do more; you have to take chances. There’s no way around it. Because making a change means just that – things must change. And things do not change just by wishing they will.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:19 pm
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Triggers and Teachings

May 25, 2018 - In this episode Rachel dives into the topic of using relationships and challenges for growth, finding ways to express your emotions no matter what society says and the beauty of letting your inner child come out to play. She begins by discussing the different place she is in this week compared to last. From feeling ungrounded and stagnant, Rachel talks about diving back into work-mode and the new energy that came with it.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 2:45 pm
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Life on Tour with Nathan Connelly

Aug 24, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by the talented, humble and down-to-earth guitarist from Snow Patrol, Nathan Connolly. First discussing how they randomly ended up in LA together through the connection of a mutual friend, Nathan then dives into how the first show opening for Ed Sheeran went, and what life touring is like (hint: he needs it).

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 2:44 pm
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You Are Not Sick - You're Healing

Feb 22, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel and her entire family are in Costa Rica - and super sick. Every time Rachel travels here, anything that is stirring inside her is brought to the surface. This time, becoming sick has Rachel reminiscing on her astrology teachings from last year and recognizing what happens if she does not slow down.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 5:45 pm
LIFESTYLE

Want to Manifest Your Dreams? You Might be Forgetting This Important Step

Do you dream in secret? That might be your problem! If I’ve learned anything about manifesting my dreams, it’s this.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:05 pm