Rachel Brathens articles

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A Meditation to Find Space

Jan 22, 2020 - When you find space, you will find freedom along with it. Today’s meditation practice focuses on the art of finding space both physically and energetically. You will use your breath to invite an opening to the parts of your body that feel stuck. Every inhale creates expansion, and every exhale releases something weighing you down. Tune in to find space, lightness, and most importantly… freedom!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:43 am
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What Makes You Feel Free?

Jan 21, 2020 - The idea of freedom means something different to each of us. What does it mean to you? To find the answer, we need to reflect on the times when we felt completely restricted, weighed down, pressured and held back, as well as the times that we felt spacious, light and liberated. Tune in today - there may just be a big release waiting for you around the corner.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:31 am
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This Week, I Will Get Organized

Jan 20, 2020 - Are you perfectly organized in every area of your life? Chances are there are some (or many!) areas of your life and your home that could use more structure. When it comes to creating a calm, peaceful, stress-free life, having order in your outside world plays a big role! This week, we are setting the intention to get organized. You can go as big or as small with this as you like. Tune in to motivate yourself to de-clutter your life and find a happier version of you!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:46 am
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You Are More Than What Happened To You - Identifying and Healing Trauma with Shubhaa Kassima Fisher

Jan 3, 2020 - So many of us are struggling to heal from traumatic events that took place in our past. If you have suffered through loss, separation, disease, abandonment, abuse, neglect... You are not alone. Trauma is not identified by what happened to us, but by our ability to respond. We often minimize trauma by saying “it could have been worse”, but when something comes our way and it’s too fast, too much, and too soon it can leave us in shock and suffering for years to come.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:29 am
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No Bulls**t Motherhood with Jen Pastiloff

May 5, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by writer and yoga teacher Jen Pastiloff. Listen in as they dive into topics like how to deal with social media trolls, body image and eating disorders, the power of staying authentic online, keeping your sanity as a new mom, yoga and much more.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:27 am
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How to Shine and Not Hold Back

Jan 17, 2020 - Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measure. Today’s episode of Feel-Good Friday shares words from Marianne Williamson and reminds us of our own greatness. We live in a society that teaches us to play small and not take up too much space. Let’s flip that script and step into our power. You are worthy of everything you can imagine! Every time you shine brightly, you inspire others to do the same - that is how we change the world.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:57 am
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Something I Am Grateful for Right Now Is…

Jan 16, 2020 - Our gratitude practice can be simple, but it is still one of infinite potential. Whether you’re having a good day, and especially if you’re having a bad day, dropping into gratitude can help you gain perspective and snap you out of a funk. Isn’t it beautiful that there is something to be thankful for all the time? Take today to invite gratitude into the present moment. It will help you realize that its always there, sometimes you just need to shift your focus.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:42 am
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A Meditation to Let Go

Jan 15, 2020 - What does it feel like to arrive fully into this moment? As you meditate today, shift your awareness to the body. Can you find areas of tension? Do you sense an energy of clinging or holding on? The beauty of recognizing any tension is the feeling that comes along with consciously letting go. Allow a wave of softness to enter your body. When you release the tightness, you’ll discover that you are enough exactly the way you are. There is nothing you have to hold onto.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:16 am
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Turn Doubt into Acceptance

Jan 14, 2020 - What is a doubt about yourself that you are struggling with right now? We all face insecurities in some shape or form. However, if we don’t speak about them, they grow even bigger. When we expose our challenges, they become more bearable and easy to deal with. Most importantly, we realize that we are not alone in our feelings. Tune in today to find those spots you struggle with and turn your doubt into acceptance.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 8:52 am
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The Simple Secret to a Good Life

Jan 13, 2020 - There is a simple secret to a good life - do more of what makes you happy! But, do you actually know what makes you happy? Sometimes it’s not as clear as it seems. Today, we take the time to figure it out and make a commitment to dedicate our week entirely to our happiness. Spend more time in the kitchen, in the bath, or reading a book. The little things can mean the most. Don’t take them for granted!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:10 am
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Plant A Seed... And Watch It Grow

Jan 10, 2020 - For today’s self-care practice, we are going to plant some seeds (literally and metaphorically!). Surrounding ourselves with nature and taking care of plants is scientifically proven to make us feel good. The most important part? We are going to speak our intentions to our plant friends! This plant represents all the seeds you are metaphorically planting, and speaking your intentions out into the universe is a very powerful practice.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:23 am
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Turn Your Challenges Into Change

Jan 9, 2020 - Looking back on 2019, what was really, really hard? Today’s Thankful Thursday episode will give us the space to contemplate that challenging time as a way to grow. If we can get intimate with the difficult moments, we can start to untangle the knots around what happened. Maybe through that process, you will be able to find a silver lining or a lesson or a blessing. If you sit with it long enough, you may just discover the entire purpose of the challenge to begin with.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:54 am
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A Meditation to Help You Slow Down

Jan 8, 2020 - It is time for our most important practice - our meditation practice! If you find yourself in the mindset that you don’t need mediation or that it’s not productive, that usually means you need it more. After all, there is nothing more important than getting to know yourself in the here and now. Even 5 minutes of meditation can impact your life in a big way!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 8:28 am
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Does Your Longing Come from Love or Fear?

Jan 7, 2020 - So many of us have high hopes for the new year. We often plan on making big changes in our lives (new year, new me!). Today’s episode will ask you the important question - where is that longing to change coming from? Is it coming from a place of fear or judgement? A place that tells you you’re not good enough the way you are? Or is it coming from a place of love? Is the desire to change true to who you are?

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 8:50 am
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How to Turn Intentions into Actionable Goals

Jan 6, 2020 - Happy Monday! As we slowly find the regular flow of day to day life after the holidays, today’s practice will teach you how to turn the intentions you set for the new year into actionable goals. After all, there is no such thing as a dream too big - they can all be broken down into little steps. Once we can do that, the path ahead of us becomes clear. Our job is to just do the next right thing. Tune in to start on the path that will lead you to all your heart’s desires.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 8:40 am
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Intention Setting Ceremony - Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

Dec 27, 2019 - Do you struggle with setting clear goals for the coming year? In the last episode of 2019, Rachel shares a powerful practice designed to get you super clear, focused and centered around what you need to release from 2019 so you can call in your hearts true longing in 2020. You will need a quiet space, a journal, a pen, and anything else that will support you in this sacred practice.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 8:25 am
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Begin the Year with Action!

Jan 3, 2020 - It’s already been 3 days since we set our intentions for the new year. Today, let’s check in on them and reflect! How have your intentions influenced your actions over the past few days? How have you incorporated them into your life (or not)? Meeting our goals takes constant work. The best time to start is right now!

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:31 am
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The Gratitude Jar - Let’s Make 2020 a Year of Gratitude!

Jan 2, 2020 - Today is the first Thankful Thursday of the new year (and the new decade!). Our episode today has an actionable practice to start right now and continue throughout the entire year. We are going to create a gratitude jar! Pick a time in the week to write down what you were most thankful for. By the end of the year, you’ll have a beautiful collection of your most grateful moments. Tune in for the best practice to start your year right.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:58 am
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A Meditation For The First Day Of The Year

Jan 1, 2020 - Happy New Year! Today is a day filled with endless possibilities and limitless potential. In today’s episode, we are going to tap into that power with a New Year’s meditation. Take some time for yourself to sit in stillness today with a completely blank slate. You have the choice with where you want to go next. Use your breath to guide you there.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:08 pm
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In 2020, I Will...

Dec 31, 2019 - It’s New Year’s Eve! In today’s episode, we are going to set a clear and concise intention for 2020. What is your goal for the coming year? What do you want to create? What are you longing for? What feeling do you wish to embody? What kind of year do you want to manifest? Setting an intention, and then following the practice Rachel shares for midnight’s arrival, is the best way to bring your desires out of your heart and into the universe.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 10:21 am
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Do You Know Where You’re Going?

Dec 30, 2019 - This week is a powerful one! Not only is a new year coming, but a new decade as well. Spiritually, this transitional period is the perfect time to get really clear and focused on what we want to manifest and in what direction we want our lives to lead. But how do we know where to go? First, by setting an affirmation to anchor into right at the start of the week! Tune in for the perfect affirmation to bring you into the mind space for beautiful and important changes to come.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:47 am
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How to Love Yourself

Dec 27, 2019 - Today’s episode is in loving memory of Ram Dass. Ram Dass was one of the most influential teachers in Rachel’s life. She came back to his writings and discourses again and again since she was a teenager. For Feel-Good Friday, she shares one of his most important messages on how we can love and accept ourselves more. We hope this is a message you can come back to again and again, too.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:36 am
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The Most Important Post-Christmas Practice

Dec 26, 2019 - Did Christmas pass you in a whirl? Then you’re not alone! It’s easy for these days to pass by quickly with constant doing, doing, doing. Today’s episode of Yoga Girl Daily will connect you to the most important post-Christmas practice - one of gratitude. There is so much to be grateful for. Don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate it.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:39 am
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A Christmas Meditation

Dec 25, 2019 - This year Christmas falls on Wellbeing Wednesday, which means Yoga Girl Daily is providing you with the gift of meditation! This is a day of high energy, love, and excitement. It can also be a day of stress, with lots of people to visit and so much to do. Give yourself the gift of five minutes to yourself to sit in stillness. It can make the day so much more special. Remember, the real present is being present.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:03 am
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The True Meaning of Christmas

Dec 24, 2019 - What does Christmas mean to you? The holiday season is filled with so much - memories from past Christmases, time spent with or without family, and deep feelings across the entire emotional spectrum. It’s important to get to the root of what is in your heart. Is there joy or resistance there? Tune in to discover the true meaning of Christmas for you. Only then can you connect with yourself and create space for all that is coming your way.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:03 am
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This Is the Reality Check You Need

Dec 23, 2019 - It’s officially the week of Christmas! Today’s affirmation will remind you how beautiful this life and everything that surrounds you actually is. Tune in for a reality check that you can come back to again and again, especially if you find yourself in a challenging moment or need some uplifting energy.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 3:03 pm
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From Triggers to Trust - Christmas is a Time to Heal

Dec 20, 2019 - Are you struggling with feeling like you constantly have to do more, perform better, work harder, parent perfectly, care for yourself, cultivate your relationships and maintain your career? In this episode, Rachel talks about mom guilt, burn out, the inner critic, and the art of slowing down and cutting yourself some slack! We all have an inner critic - that loud voice in the back of our heads that tells us we sent good enough.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 2:30 pm
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Will You Stand in the Center of the Fire and Not Shrink Back?

Dec 20, 2019 - In today’s episode, Rachel shares a beautiful message that she comes back to again and again, one that has stirred her heart and touched her soul. Tune in to find the meaning of joy, sadness and finding your true self. If you’re open to it, the universe holds so many invitations.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 10:26 am
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Who Do You Seek Guidance From?

Dec 19, 2019 - When you don’t know where to turn, who do you seek guidance from? Who has been influential in your life? What have they taught you? Today, we are sending them some gratitude and some love. There are many blessings in life, an important one to acknowledge is our teachers.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:41 am
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A Meditation to Feel What You Feel

Dec 18, 2019 - It’s time to drop into our meditation practice, which means slowing down, taking the time to drop into our body, our breath, and most importantly - our emotions. Meditate on how you are feeling right now in this moment. What’s happening in your heart, what is your heart trying to tell you? Use your breath as a way to tune in. Use your body as a way to feel into your heart.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:58 am
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Calling in Authentic, Genuine Relationships (with yourself and others!)

Dec 13, 2019 - As the year comes to a close and we reflect on the events of the past year, did you surround yourself with authentic people that really lift you up? Did you do the things that make you feel the most alive? In this episode, Rachel reflects on the past year, everything she has learned, and what the year 2020 will bring. She explores what it feels like not to be in charge of everything, and the value of surrounding yourself with authentic, genuine relationships.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:48 am
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Learn the Best Way to Reflect on 2019!

Dec 17, 2019 - With 2019 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the past year and everything that occurred in it. Whether or not 2019 was challenging or easy for you, what was something amazing that came your way? Big or small, long or short, a person, place or thing, an accomplishment… reflect on it! Write or share about it. Reflecting on a success, an achievement, a blessing, will allow you to feel gratitude for what came through, be open and prepare you for what’s coming next.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:57 am
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I Am Beautiful the Way I Am

Dec 16, 2019 - Beauty is a feeling, it comes from within! What does beauty mean to you? Today we are going to tap into the affirmation that we are beautiful exactly the way we are. We tend to spread ourselves thin around the holidays, and we are often bombarded with messages around the theme of “new year, new you”. This affirmation is your remedy!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:23 am
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Things You Love About Yourself

Dec 13, 2019 - At Yoga Girl Daily, we love to make lists! Today as a self-care practice, let’s all make a list of the things we love about ourselves! What qualities to you have that make you feel great, confident, unique and beautiful? There is no limit, the longer the list, the better. The more permission you give to yourself to shine bright, the more you influence others to do the same. The truth is, you’re pretty great. Let’s acknowledge it!

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:54 am
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Go on a Gratitude Walk

Dec 12, 2019 - Today’s gratitude practice will bring you to your feet – we are going on a gratitude walk! This isn’t any ordinary walk. With every step you take, make yourself fully present in the here and now. Stay very conscious to your surroundings that you might not notice otherwise or take for granted. Find as many things that connect you to gratitude as possible. Slow down enough, give yourself space and time to notice how many beautiful elements you are surrounded by.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:20 am
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Soften and Let Go

Dec 11, 2019 - Today for our meditation practice, our awareness is brought to our lower belly. As you practice today, notice the physical shifts that happen in the low abdomen with every breath. With each inhale, there is growth, expansion and an energy increase, and with every exhale there is contraction as you release that energy back into the world around you. This is a place on our body that we usually hold onto.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:57 am
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The Kindest Thing I Can Do for Myself Right Now Is…

Dec 10, 2019 - What is the kindest thing you can do for yourself right now? The holidays are a beautiful time of year but they often ask a lot from us. Don’t forget to show compassion for yourself, too! It’s not selfish to take time for self-care, it allows you to show up as your best self and feel more motivated to get everything done. Today’s episode of Tune-In Tuesday will allow you to really tap into this energy of being kind to yourself and asking for what you need.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:38 am
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Get Ready For 2020 with Astrologer Debra Silverman​!

Dec 6, 2019 - On today’s episode, Rachel is once again joined by expert astrologer Debra Silverman! If you are interested in astrology but overwhelmed by the amount of information out there, this episode is for you. Join Rachel and Debra as they answer all of your questions about astrology and how to apply it as a practice to improve your life.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 8:55 am
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I Trust in My Ability to Make Good Decisions

Dec 9, 2019 - It is really important that we make our own decisions, but more so that we are confident in them! The more time we spend doubting ourselves or looking for an answer outside of ourselves, the more time we spend out of alignment with our authentic souls. Our heart always knows the answer; sometimes the practice is sitting in silence and reflecting on what that is. Today’s Make It Happen Monday will reaffirm that you’ve got this!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:32 am
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Cut Yourself Some Slack

Dec 6, 2019 - Today we are practicing the spiritual art of cutting ourselves some slack! You may not even be aware of the high expectations you put on yourself to accomplish, but here is a truth: you are doing the best you can. Adding pressure only makes you feel like you never do enough. Today, relieve yourself of that pressure and let go of some of your responsibilities. Ask yourself what are some things you actually don’t have to do right now?

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 11:23 am
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Count Your Blessings

Dec 5, 2019 - Sometimes we set really good intentions for our day, but then life takes over. Today’s practice will allow you to step into gratitude at every moment. Let’s keep a gratitude journal! Bring a notebook with you today and every single time you encounter something you feel grateful for, write it down. Soak the gratitude in and then document it in real time. Be specific!

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:27 am
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The Beautiful Connectedness of Your Body

Dec 4, 2019 - Today’s meditation practice can be helpful if you find yourself experiencing stress or anxiety – we are going to do an entire body scan! Bring yourself to a place where you can fully let go and relax. Then bringing your attention all the way from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, you will have space to connect to each part of your body individually.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:25 am
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For Me, Success Means...

Dec 3, 2019 - How do you define success? What does success mean for you? We have been taught that success is financial. However, when we pause and give ourselves space to reflect on this topic, there is usually something deeper there. Your end motivation is never purely financial. It is usually more about security, safety, or finding freedom and peace. Today, we are challenging you to evolve the idea of success in your mind.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 9:41 am
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I Am Good Enough the Way I Am

Dec 2, 2019 - This week’s affirmation will remind you that you don’t have to change anything about yourself. You are good enough the way you are! We live in a society that tells us to improve; to do better, look better, make more money, be more successful, be thinner, be smarter. It’s a radical idea to think that you are already enough just as you are.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:45 am
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#MeToo, Yoga and Protecting Your Energetic Space

Nov 29, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is in Tulum on vacation with her family and trying to slow down. After receiving some interesting news and getting kicked off a magazine cover shoot after speaking up on the topic of #MeToo in the yoga world, Rachel does what she usually does: she speaks out for justice and stands with those who have been subjected to trauma.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 10:21 am
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Start Saving!

Nov 29, 2019 - Today’s self-care practice might seem boring, but it can actually be really fun! We are going to take a look at our finances – which has more to do with self-care than you may think. Take some time to meditate and reflect on something you want to save up for. It can be big, small, long-term or short-term! What are you aiming for in a material sense? A trip? A training? Figure out how much it will cost you and then look over your finances and take the first step to saving.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:05 am
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Blessings in Disguise

Nov 28, 2019 - Every day should be one of gratitude. But sometimes, it takes a little while to find the gratitude in certain situations. Today, remind yourself of something you once perceived as a problem or issue in your life that happened long ago. Can you now find the gratitude in that situation? Usually beneath all the major struggles we face in life, at some point after the fact we realize that hidden beneath them is a beautiful lesson.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 1:11 pm
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Trust the Transitions

Nov 27, 2019 - Our meditation practice today is centered around transitions. Dealing with change can be really hard for most of us – even the small day-to-day changes such as transitioning from high energy at work to a slower paced energy at home. We need to take the time to consciously allow for an energetic transition. This grounding meditation will allow you to accept and notice the space you are in in the present moment.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:33 am
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To Feel At Peace I Need...

Nov 26, 2019 - It’s Tuesday and a beautiful day for us to look within and learn something new about ourselves. Today, our focus is on something absolutely crucial in our lives: finding peace. What do you need to have happen in your life for you to feel peaceful? When is peace lacking? What has to fall into place to bring it back? Maybe you need to cut yourself some slack, maybe you need to ask for help, maybe you need some alone time.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:45 am
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How To Go From Hurting To Healing

Nov 22, 2019 - Are you feeling hurt? Betrayed? Upset by the actions of someone close to you (or a perfect stranger)? Wondering how to get to the root of your emotional triggers? In this episode, Rachel talks about unpacking emotional wounds through the use of observing, recognition, holding space, therapy, and putting the pieces of the wounded puzzle back together again.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 10:37 am
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I Have Everything I Need

Nov 25, 2019 - This week we are setting an affirmation. An affirmation is something that we tell ourselves already exists in the present moment of our lives. Repeat to yourself: I have everything I need. Regardless of whatever struggle you may be going through, face it from a place of support rather than a place of lack. The tools you have in this moment are enough. You are safe, held, and supported. Allow this notion to unfold in your life and you will realize it as truth.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:45 am
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Take a Nap!

Nov 22, 2019 - For our self-care practice this week, we are going to take a nap. You may not think so, especially if you are constantly doing, doing, doing, but taking a nap is 100% a self-care practice! Resting is crucial when it comes to our wellbeing. Any imbalances we feel often arise from not giving ourselves enough space to slow down. In fact, resting is your birth right.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:39 am
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Share Your Gratitude with the World

Nov 21, 2019 - Let’s bring our gratitude practice to the world! Social media can be a place that makes us feel anything but grateful so today – let’s create a ripple effect of gratitude on the Internet! Go to the social media platform you use the most and share a post that pours your gratitude into the world. Anyone who reads it will then have the opportunity to connect to their own gratitude.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:08 am
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Connect to your Senses

Nov 20, 2019 - As you sit down to meditate today, notice any energy that may be lingering in your body. Start to listen to your breath and the inner workings of yourself. Use this as a way to connect deeply to each one of your senses. Feel the physical connection you have to ground. Hear the sounds all around you. Become very present with where you are in this moment. After all, it is our senses that root us in the present moment. They connect us to the here and now, which is all we ever have.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:22 am
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Emergency Toolbox for Wellbeing

Nov 19, 2019 - All of us find ourselves in a difficult or dark time at some point in our lives. When that happens, it is important that we have tools and resources we can turn to, to be able to pick ourselves back up. Today for Tune-In Tuesday, we are working on filling our Emergency Toolbox for Wellbeing. What makes you feel grounded and stable when everything around you seems upside down?

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 12:04 pm
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This Week I Will Cut Out One Habit That Isn’t Serving Me

Nov 18, 2019 - This week, our intention focuses on something that can really serve us and create a big shift in our lives. We all do things that aren’t very good for us. What is your bad habit? This week, you are going to kick it. Take it seriously and evaluate how you feel at the end of the week. Maybe this is a habit that needs to leave your life for good!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 10:47 am
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Stop Minimizing Your Pain!

Nov 15, 2019 - Are you carrying around pain, exhaustion, or moving through life from a wounded place? Soldering on without giving yourself permission to feel? In this episode, Rachel speaks about how minimizing our pain actually creates more of it, and how holding space to feel and heal wounds (large and small!) actually can expand your capacity for compassion and service.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 10:33 am
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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
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No Complaints!

Nov 14, 2019 - If there is one thing that takes us away from gratitude the most, it’s complaining! Little complaints may slip out of our mouths every day more than we realize. So, let’s take an entire day to not complain at all. Every time you catch yourself, make a little note. Can you change the way you are communicating your feelings? Are you complaining a lot about the same thing?

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 12:41 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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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
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This Week I Am Moving Closer to My Goals by Taking Action

Nov 11, 2019 - This week, focus all your energy on a goal you are consciously working toward. We know making our dreams come true takes hard work. We can’t journal and meditate our way there; we get closer by taking action! How can you dissect your goals into actionable steps to bring your dream a little bit closer? Find 7 steps you can take this week and by the end of it, find yourself inspired and closer to everything you desire.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 12:04 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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Pamper Yourself!

Nov 8, 2019 - Today for Feel-Good Friday we are going to pamper ourselves. It’s time for a spa day! This doesn’t have to be a full day and it doesn’t even have to be at the spa. You can do it in your own bathroom! Wherever you are, make it sacred. Light so many candles that you don’t need to use electricity. Decide what treatments will fulfil you (maybe a body scrub or face mask!).

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 11:28 am

Podcast Transcription: #MeToo

Nov 30, 2017 - In this weeks episode Rachel joins the #MeToo movement and shares her own stories of sexual harassment and abuse. She journeys back to the first moment she every felt objectified as a young girl and retells a few experiences with varying degrees of intensity where she felt violated, taken advantage of or abused. She also dives into the challenging topic of victim blaming and how speaking up and shedding light on our experiences can lead toward empowerment.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 7:09 am

Podcast Transcription: #MeToo

Dec 01, 2017 - In this weeks episode, Rachel joins the #MeToo movement and shares her own stories of sexual harassment and abuse. She journeys back to the first moment she every felt objectified as a young girl and retells a few experiences with varying degrees of intensity where she felt violated, taken advantage of or abused. She also dives into the challenging topic of victim blaming and how speaking up and shedding light on our experiences can lead to empowerment.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 7:07 am

#MeToo – The Yoga Stories (Part 2)

Here it is: a second round of #MeToo – stories of sexual harassment and abuse from the yoga world. We have received hundreds of stories. This is a selection from people who have given their consent to have these shared – women and men who want their stories to be heard.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 5:31 pm

#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
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Thank You, Mom!

Nov 7, 2019 - Today’s gratitude practice is centered around a specific person in our lives: our mothers. No matter what your relationship is with your mother; whether she birthed and raised you, whether you have a peaceful relationship, or whether she is still on this earth, this practice is for you. Envision her image in your mind. From that first moment of connection, she has moved mountains for you.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 1:12 pm
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Meet Yourself Where You Are

Nov 6, 2019 - Today for your meditation practice, show up exactly as you are. Drop all your expectations and judgements about what meditation should be. You don’t need to breathe or sit in a certain way. If you meet yourself the way you are, you will notice what is showing up for you. Your body and your breath hold the truth of the moment. Notice it and stay right here; the rest will follow.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:49 am
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Something That is Working Well in My Life is…

Nov 5, 2019 - Today as we tap into self-inquiry, we are going to focus on something that is working really well in our lives. We tend to get caught up in trying to improve or fix or be better, so let’s flip that script! What is that part of your life that just flows? Maybe it is your relationship with your partner, maybe it is your job, maybe it is your home – it could be anything!

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:22 am
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This Week I Will Feel My Feelings

Nov 4, 2019 - How often do you find yourself acting in a way that doesn’t represent your feelings? That is often how life works; we have to keep ourselves together for our families, at our jobs, and in many parts of our day-to-day lives. Our feelings are often not encouraged or welcomed and we put on them on the back burner. But your feelings are still there, and it is still important to allow yourself to feel how your feel.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 10:57 am
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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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Build an Altar!

Nov 1, 2019 - Today’s Feel-Good Friday practice is to build an altar. An altar is a sacred space or corner in your home where you place objects that hold meaning for you. Maybe its photographs of your loved ones, crystals, or letters. It can be any objects you have come across in your life that mean something! After you collect them, put them together in that special place. You’ll know in your heart when it’s complete.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 11:48 am
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Say Thank You - Out Loud!

Oct 31, 2019 - Today for Thankful Thursday we are going to speak our gratitude out loud. Who is that person in your life that has done something special for you recently? When was the last time you sat them down and told them how much they mean to you? It is a true practice of vulnerability, intimacy and personal growth to be able to speak your gratitude from the heart. And being on the receiving end of it? There is nothing quite as beautiful.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 12:42 pm
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Your Home is Here, Now

Oct 30, 2019 - As you meditate today, allow yourself to soften into the body and relax into whatever shape you’re in. Any difficulty that arises in this practice comes from the mind telling you how it should be. Instead, accept that the mind will continue to produce thoughts and use them as a loving reminder to bring yourself back to the breath; back to the body, back to the present moment, back home.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:08 am
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I Would Feel Lighter If I Let Go Of...

Oct 29, 2019 - Here is a universal truth: we all have baggage. There is not a single person out there who is not weighed down by something from their past. But the more we hold onto things, the harder it is to open up to new experiences. What do you need to let go of? What would your life be like if you were free of it? Whatever it is, it wants to be released. This is not something to keep in the dark corners of your soul.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 11:16 am
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This Week I Will Make Space to Play and Have Fun

Oct 28, 2019 - It’s a brand-new week and we have a blank page to fill with limitless possibilities. So, let’s make sure the things we fill our life with are fun! This week, tap into your inner child and make space for play every single day. Approach things with curiosity, not fear. If you look for fun wherever you go, it will be sure to find you!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 10:30 am
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Generational Trauma: Heal Now What You Couldn’t Heal Then

Oct 25, 2019 - In this week’s episode Rachel candidly unpacks some of her generational trauma and how it has influenced her life through her work ethic and motherhood. By becoming a mother, she is given the gift of watching her generational story unfold in the way that she cares for herself and her family. Through therapy and a lot of personal development work, she is recognizing the need to heal her childhood wounds - and that the time to begin is now.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 10:22 am
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A Social Media Cleanse

Oct 25, 2019 - Today for Feel-Good Friday, we are doing a social media cleanse. If you don’t watch who is in your social media space, it can end up downright toxic. If you are following accounts that make you feel less than – unfollow, unfriend or mute! It’s as simple as that. Your space should be filled with things that bring you energy, inspire you, lift you up and stir your soul. Anything less than that just isn’t worth it.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 11:37 am
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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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The Heart Already Knows

Oct 23, 2019 - If you feel too busy for meditation, that’s when you need it most! If you are immersed in doing, if there is something on your mind, if you are looking for an answer – you will find it here. Notice the energy moving through your body. Whatever is going on in your current life situation, in these five minutes there is nothing that needs to be fixed. The more you practice just being, the easier the answers come.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:10 am
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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
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This Week, I Am Slowing Everything Down

Oct 21, 2019 - This week, we aren’t just slowing down, we are slowing everything down! All aspects of our lives tend to run at a high pace; there is work to be done, children to take care of, and a to-do list to check off. But rushing and hurrying through life often leads us nowhere. How can you apply slowing down in your day-to-day? Where can you adopt a softer, kinder, gentler pace?

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 9:09 am
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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
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Practice Yoga!

Oct 18, 2019 - Today’s self-care practice is to move your body in the form of yoga asana! Commit to taking whatever time you need on your mat today to flow through a physical practice as you connect to your breath. Make sure you set no expectations. Just listen to what your body needs! Do you want to sweat? Is your body craving some relaxation? Are you looking for an extra-long Savasana? You’ll know as you go!

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 9:51 am
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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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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
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It's Okay to Let Go

Oct 16, 2019 - We spend so much time in our minds; overthinking things, running through our to-do list, and working at a high pace. As you drop into your 5-minute meditation practice today, connect to your body. Notice where you are holding tension. Then notice, as you focus on releasing that tension, the space you are left with. Feel your shoulders dropping and your body getting lighter. Not everything weighing you down is yours to carry.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:34 am
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What Makes You Happy?

Oct 15, 2019 - What is something that makes your heart genuinely happy? What is that one thing you do, the one thing that you have, that habit, that ritual, or that experience that makes you truly joyful? Take some time to think about it and then ask yourself: do you give yourself undisturbed time for whatever that is? How often? Life is short - don’t forget to make space for the things that matter.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 10:10 am

The Only Thing That Matters Is the 1 Thing We Fear

What matters most? Your actions, the conversations you have in your head all day long… When you step back and look at the core motivation behind everything, it’s easy to see if it’s coming from a place of love or a place of fear.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:50 pm
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How To Set Boundaries And Never, Ever Betray Yourself with Stephanie Birch

April 5, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by Stephanie Birch, yoga teacher, writer, photographer, and play-at-home-mom. Stephanie opens up about being an introvert and her relationship with writing. She then dives into a deep sharing on her journey through postpartum depression and finding her way to yoga.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:50 pm
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Clean Up and Clear Out!

Oct 11, 2019 - It’s Feel-Good Friday and time to transition from working hard to feeling good for the weekend. Our practice today is to clean something up! We accumulate so much junk in our lives and there is always a space that needs clearing. What is that for you? Your fridge? Your closet? Your toiletries? Your car? Chances are, you already know. Let’s get to it! Afterward you get to bask in the clarity that comes from a clean and organized space.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:50 pm
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Walking Through Fire, Letting the Other Shoe Drop and Telling Your Story with Glennon Doyle

Oct 27, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Glennon Doyle; #1 NYT Best-Selling author, activist, philanthropist and founder of Momastery; an online platform that changes the lives of millions through storytelling. Glennon shares the story of how she found the love of her life in soccer player Abby Wambach immediately following the release of her #1 New York Times Bestseller Love Warrior (a tale of marriage redemption!) and the value of being truthful - even when it's inconvenient.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:49 pm
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Imperfection, Self-Doubt and Grief as a Journey

Sep 28, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by none other than Cheryl Strayed! Cheryl is a novelist, essayist, column writer and podcast host with the Number 1 New York Times best selling memoir “Wild” (you’ve probably seen the movie, starring Reese Witherspoon!) along with several novels under her belt.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:49 pm

5-Minute Meditation for People Who Can’t Meditate

Today is the day you meditate! It’ll only take 5 minutes, and it just might change your life. Doubtful? That’s okay. I’ll tell you why and how to try it right now.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:49 pm
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Manifesting Abundance

April 7, 2017 - What is the true meaning of success? Is it possible to manifest financial freedom and still stay true to who you are? How can we do business with a heart? To answer these questions we dive into the topic of money, success and manifesting abundance. In this episode Rachel shares stories from her past to find the secrets to how she built a thriving business out of nothing.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:35 pm

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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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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Project Alone Time

Jun 15, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel speaks on the importance of taking alone time to rejuvenate and practice self-care. With the demands of everyday life, taking time for ourselves can be challenging but is so necessary if we wish to offer our best selves to the world. Rachel begins the episode by sharing the emotions that surfaced as she left her baby girl and husband back in Sweden and arrived in Aruba alone.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:31 pm