Podcast Transcription: The Inner Critic (part 1) in Podcast

Episode 69 - The Inner Critic (part 1) Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel invites her Yoga Teacher Training group to join her in sharing a piece of what their inner critic - that judgmental, disapproving voice we all carry in the back of our heads - speaks of, and what life is like when we live from that place. 52 women from 15 different countries share from a place of deep vulnerability and then turn toward the Inner Best Friend - a voice that speaks with unconditional love and support. What...

Podcast Transcription: How To Improve Your Alignment and Find A Sustainable Yoga Practice with Lara Heimann in Podcast, Yoga

Episode 68 - How To Improve Your Alignment and Find A Sustainable Yoga Practice with Lara Heimann Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined once again by yoga teacher, physiotherapist and anatomy genius Lara Heimann. Currently leading a yoga teacher training together, Rachel and Lara discuss everything from their best mothering tips to Lara’s sustainable home. Diving into a deep conversation on the role functional anatomy plays in a yoga practice, Lara breaks down simple poses like downward facing dog, plank, and chaturanga, and notes the common misconceptions people typically bring...

Embrace All Of You in General

I used to think that when it came to self compassion, I was doing a pretty good job. I’d look in the mirror and for the most part, for as long as I can remember, I’d feel ok about being me. There were times when I didn’t like something, sure, but I wouldn’t panic about it. I never had an eating disorder or engaged in self harm. But there was always something I wasn’t happy with. For a while it was my arms. Sometimes I’d obsess over my thighs, or my feet. I hated my...

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Podcast Transcription: Moving Through Pain and Holding Space For Growth in Podcast

Episode 67 - Moving Through Pain and Holding Space For Growth Listen to this episode here! Rachel begins this episode by sharing the immense feeling of gratitude she has carried with her lately. Currently immersed in leading a yoga teacher training, she speaks of the deep bond of sisterhood that has been apparent since this new group stepped into the shala. Sensing an overall shift in the feminist movement, Rachel shares how inspiring it is to be surrounded by women that uplift and support one another. As we all move along our journeys towards healing,...

Podcast Transcription: A Wedding Anniversary and Making Things Work with Dennis Schoneveld in Love, Podcast

Episode 66 - A Wedding Anniversary and Making Things Work with Dennis Schoneveld Listen to this episode here! 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; travelling from country to country in Europe with a toddler and a dog while working towards a major business launch. Dennis touches on what travelling means to him after growing up on a tiny island. He also shares what it was like to be on...

Podcast Transcription: Epiphanies, Self-Care and Being Alone in Podcast

Episode 65 - Epiphanies, Self-Care and Being Alone Listen to this episode here! In this episode, Rachel speaks of her time away from her husband and baby girl and the epiphanies that accompanied her during this time alone. She recollects on her past, and how her childhood shaped her into a ‘fixer’ who always put other’s needs before her own. Now as a working mother, Rachel notices how her attention is pulled in thousands of directions, and still never on herself. After six days on her own, Rachel speaks of the shift she felt in...

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How Much We Love in Love, Motherhood

At the end of the day when all is said and done... The only thing that matters is how much we love. Its taken me 15 months to get truly comfortable with the love I feel for this little girl. When she first arrived I kept waiting for someone to tell me it was all a big mistake; that it wasn’t real, that I wouldn’t get to keep her. I was almost waiting for someone to take her away. Because how could it be true, a love like this? We accept the love we think...

Podcast Transcription: Project Alone Time in Podcast

Episode 64 - Project Alone Time Listen to this episode here! 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 to Aruba alone. She discusses what led her to travel home early and why leaving Lea...

Less Chaos, More Peace in General

I hope June has been beautiful for you so far! Dennis, Luna and I are settling into our fourth week here in Stockholm. It’s felt great to set some roots in Sweden after visiting so many beautiful places in Europe. This trip has gone by incredibly quick and unbearably slow all at the exact same time. I am so looking forward to getting back to Aruba in a few days, but I can’t say the same for my husband. He has been loving this trip and doesn’t want it to end. However, even my husband...

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Podcast Transcription: Yoga with Usher and An Emergency Toolkit For Wellbeing in Podcast, Yoga

Episode 63 - Yoga with Usher and An Emergency Toolkit For Wellbeing Listen to this episode here! In this episode, Rachel begins sharing how she feels this week – elated, joyful and on top of the world. She begins by sharing her recent experience of taking a yoga class with Usher and what it was like being led by a well known superstar, chanting while he sang, and hearing the messages and intentions he brought forth into the space that deeply resonated with her own. Rachel reflects on his words and dives deeper into the...