Category Archives: Motherhood

Podcast Transcription: Triggers and Teachings in Love, Motherhood, Podcast

Episode 61 - Triggers and Teachings Listen to this episode here! 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. By moving away from the idea of feeling busy and more...

Podcast Transcription: Self-Love, Fear of Dying, Rose Quartz Spheres and a Crappy Day in Love, Motherhood, Podcast

Episode 32 - Self-Love, Fear of Dying, Rose Quartz Spheres and a Crappy Day Listen to this episode here! 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. She dives into the topic of teaching yoga the "right" way, what it means to find your true voice as a teacher, cursing...

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...

Podcast Transcription: Stress, Anxiety and Accepting the Present Moment in Love, Motherhood, Podcast, Travel

Episode 56 - Stress, Anxiety, and Accepting the Present Moment Listen to this episode here! 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. She talks about the power of making...

Love Your Body, Search For Peace in Love, Motherhood, Pregnancy

Beach days with my beach babe and I gotta say, postpartum life has been a wild ride. When I had just given birth I felt so gloriously magical and beautiful that when I stepped on a scale for the first time since baby was born and it read 2kg (5 lbs) above my pre-pregnancy weight, I thought “cool!”. Fact was, that scale was broken and I was actually 12 kilos (27 lbs) heavier than I was pre-pregnancy. What this showed me though was such a beautiful thing... Confidence comes from within and when we feel...

Podcast Transcription: From Suicide to Sobriety with Shama Persson in Love, Motherhood, Podcast

Episode 53 - From Suicide to Sobriety with Shama Persson Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined by her mother Shama! They talk about Rachel’s life growing up and Rachel shares their family constellation including every marriage and divorce and all the step dads, step moms, step siblings and half siblings… It’s pretty much the most complicated family history of all time! Shama tells her life story and the struggles she went through in her childhood leading to her moving out to live on her own at a very young age,...

Podcast Transcription: Astrology – The Art of Aligning with Your Life’s Purpose with Debra Silverman in Motherhood, Podcast

Episode 49 - Astrology - The Art of Aligning with Your Life's Purpose with Debra Silverman Listen to this episode here! How does the full moon affect us? What does Mercury in Retrograde mean? Does each person really have a destiny? In this week's episode Rachel is joined by Debra Silverman; psychologist and astrologer with over 40 years in the field. Debra has dedicated her life to helping people heal emotional wounds by aligning with their life’s purpose (she works with Madonna, Sting, Trevor Hall and many more - this woman is literally an astrologer...

Some Things Just Do Stay The Same in General, Love, Motherhood, Yoga

Facebook gave me a memory from 5 years ago today. It’s me in our old house on the little yoga deck Dennis built me in the garden underneath our mango tree. I’m in an advanced yoga pose and I make it look so easy. Looking at the memory I scoff - “those were the days! Look at what my body could do!”. I was practicing hours of yoga every day and taught 23 classes a week at the time. My entire life was yoga. I had just started this Instagram account and every day after...

Podcast Transcription: Life After Death and Healing Emotional Pain in Love, Motherhood, Podcast

Episode 48 - Life After Death and Healing Emotional Pain Listen to this episode here! In this weeks episode Rachel talks about her experience with death and loss. After losing her best friend, her grandmother and her dog within the span of just a few months, her entire life was turned upside down. In this episode she shares little pieces of her experience and talks about emotional healing and how it’s not a linear process. She shares her experience writing her second book - on the topic of grief and death - and how it’s...

Podcast Transcription: From Resentment to Kindness (with a Fever of 103) in Love, Motherhood, Podcast

Episode 42 - From Resentment to Kindness (with a Fever of 103) Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel talks about anger and resentment. When we feel wronged or hurt, instead of lashing out, is there a way we can use challenging situations as a way to grow? As something she's personally dedicated to working on in 2018, Rachel gets candid and honest about her personal anger issues and how harboring resentment holds her back in relationships. While struggling through her baby girl's first bout of sickness, she finds herself feeling fearful and...