Reminder: You Are Good Enough in General, Love

You are good enough. Just the way you are. You don’t have to be thinner or more successful or have more friends or better skin. You are good enough. Now! The idea that we always have to change and fix and improve on every part of ourselves isn’t real. It feels real if you bring energy to it by obsessing over your “flaws”, constantly trying to change. The truth is this: you are lovable EXACTLY the way you are in this moment. Right here, right now. You are lovely. Just the way you are. X,...

Podcast Transcription: Wedding Wonders and Tough Travels in Podcast, Travel

Episode 60 - Wedding Wonders and Tough Travels Listen to this episode here! 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. Wondering whether this is a...

Podcast Transcription: Are We What We Eat? With Ella Mills in Podcast

Episode 34 - Are We What We Eat? With Ella Mills Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined by Ella Mills; creator of the insanely popular food blog Deliciously Ella. Ella healed herself from a devastating disease through plant based food and a healthy lifestyle and has since dedicated her life to inspiring the world through the art of cooking. They talk about how our eating habits affect our lives, the emotional connection we hold to the diet we were raised with, adding broccoli to your pepperoni pizza and how when...

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Podcast Transcription: Powering Through and Mellowing Out in Love, Podcast, Travel

Episode 59 - Powering Through and Mellowing Out Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel reflects on her latest weekend trip to LA to teach a yoga class at a fitness festival. She talks about the different mindset she had being separated from her baby girl compared to previous solo trips, and how this allowed her to turn on the fiery side of her personality so she could tackle an intense weekend with a strict run of show. She shares how staying in the here and now reminded her why she travels to...

Podcast Transcription: Relatable Feminism, Anti-Bullying and Loving Yourself No Matter What with Violet Benson in Podcast

Episode 35 - Relatable Feminism, Anti-Bullying and Loving Yourself No Matter What with Violet Benson Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined by comedian and social media superstar Violet Benson, also known as Daddy Issues! Violet rose to stardom through her wildly popular meme account @daddyissues_ on Instagram where she highlights relatable and controversial topics through the eyes of the millennial woman. They talk about how Violet’s struggles with being bullied and having low self-esteem led her to create the social media alter ego that completely changed her life and Rachel...

Podcast Transcription: On The Road Again in Love, Podcast, Travel

Episode 58 - On The Road Again Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis while traveling through the 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 someone who grew up on a tiny island and Rachel shares how she has changed as a traveler since becoming a mom. They share their favorite parts of the journey so far, challenges that keep...

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Podcast Transcription: Best Friends Forever with Olivia Rothschild in Love, Podcast

Episode 37 - Best Friends Forever with Olivia Rothschild Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel’s best friend takes over as host of the show to interview Rachel! They start off talking about Rachel’s fears about leaving her baby for the first time and Olivia asks some very serious questions Rachel normally does not answer (like, “when was the first time you ever farted in front of Dennis?”) and they then venture toward more serious subjects (...like pooping during childbirth). After getting the many questions about bodily functions out of the way they...

My Morning Routine in General, Love

My morning routine differs a little bit every day depending on where I am in the world, how the baby has slept and how I’m feeling that day. Normally I pick up Lea Luna first thing and then we have tea and eat breakfast together but if I’m up a little earlier I roll my yoga mat out first thing. One thing that doesn’t change even when I travel is taking my temperature with Natural Cycles first thing in the morning. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this and wanted to share a...

Arriving in Love, Motherhood, Travel

And now, here I am. Grass beneath my feet. Olive trees and figs and fresh lavender as far as the eye can see. Baby sleeping soundly. Body craving movement. All. Is. Well. I used to feel like such a free spirit, like I was meant to wander and travel the world and never settle down. It was part of my identity, going from place to place. I was always proud to have filled a passport with stamps and would feel so accomplished about having to get a new one, or how one year Dennis and...

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Neon Lights in General, Love

Neon Lights. Contemplating life and relationships with the hubs over dinner. Conclusion: life will give us challenges when we are ready for them. The people closest to us show us the way by triggering the old, the unconscious, the pain. Running from difficulty because it is challenging is missing out on the greatest learning. Day dreams turn to nightmares and nightmares turn to day dreams and round and round it goes until we make peace with where we are and who we are here with. At the end of the day... It’s all love. Don’t...