Seek Discomfort - A Story About Privilege and The True Meaning of Freedom
We are one people. We all have the same beating heart inside our chests. We are all born with the same longing to be loved and free. However, our freedom only extends as far as our privilege, and some of us are born with more privilege than others. In this episode, Rachel shares the story of how she found herself faced with the challenge of having her US ESTA visa revoked and the eye opening process that followed. She is no longer free to travel to a country she pays taxes in, has multiple businesses in, and has visited countless times before.
As Rachel travels to the nearest US embassy to apply for a new visa, she is faced with a stifling situation. She watches applicant after applicant be denied entry to the US; family members who have not seen their children in years, only to be sent home heartbroken.
The whole situation is emotionally draining and exasperating, yet Rachel leans into the discomfort and brings light to what unites us. So much more connects us than could ever separate us - and the world is made up of much more than border lines. This episode will remind you that with privilege comes the responsibility to help other people. After all, we often don’t even notice our own privilege until it is taken away. You can help by donating to https://togetherrising.org/, an organization helping families separated at the US border, created by Glennon Doyle.
How To Stick To Healthy Habits and De-Clutter Your Life with Gretchen Rubin
Are you struggling to cultivate the habits that you intended to create in the New Year, or do you find it hard to create and stick to healthy habits in general? Maybe you just haven’t found the method that works specifically for you! On this week’s podcast, Rachel is joined by happiness and habit expert and best-selling author, Gretchen Rubin.
Together, they break down the types of habits you can form to help you to reach your own happiness goals. How can you create inner order for outer calm and find balance with your family, partners, loved ones? The key is to figure out your nature, then frame and cultivate healthy habits that work for you. They also dive into the refreshing topic of decluttering and creating order in your life. What is the secret behind organizing and cleaning out your home? And how can we stop accumulating things we don’t need for good?
This episode will help you frame your life in a way that sets you up for success. Learn how to discern what your true nature is, cultivate and commit to healthy habits, follow through with commitments, de-clutter your home, and accept what you can’t change. There is a big truth waiting to be found!
How To Manifest from a Place of Ease
As we move deeper into the new decade, we have a chance to shift our lives and choose goals to work toward. This year, can you break down your intentions so that you have the ability to live a simpler life while manifesting your dreams? Can you give yourself the option to live a more intimate life and take time to be present with your loved ones and community?
Being busy doesn’t equal being accomplished. In this week’s episode, Rachel talks about the benefits of giving yourself space to choose the projects you want to work on, rather than loading up your to-do list with endless tasks. Once the pressure is off, you can manifest from a place of ease.
This week’s episode will remind you that it’s ok not to finish everything on your list! It’s much more important to prioritize what’s actually important and to cultivate habits in your daily life that lead to happiness. Maybe the trick is to work smarter, not harder. Tune in to figure it out.
You Are More Than What Happened To You - Identifying and Healing Trauma with Shubhaa Kassima Fisher
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.
In this episode, Rachel is joined by trauma therapist, psychologist and Path of Love leader Shubhaa Kassima Fisher. Together they identify and unpack trauma, dive into how to begin the road to healing, and answer many questions around the topic of trauma and overcoming adversity.
Life is full of ups and downs, valleys and peaks, highs and lows. Those lower vibrational emotions, such as anger, frustration, and loneliness can get trapped in our hearts. The process of healing will only begin once we acknowledge them, and once those feelings are validated and metabolized. If you’re reading this, you have probably already felt the desire to heal!
There is no better time than now. This episode will help you to acknowledge your own trauma and shine the light on a path forward to help bring you closer to healing. Shubhaa also shares a profound example of the power of healing trauma in her own post-partum recovery story. Tune in to begin the journey!
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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 will guide you through a series of exercises designed to get clarity in all areas in your life from 2019 by using helpful questions as writing prompts to feel into your heart space.
Then you will clearly define your intentions for 2020. What do you want to manifest? What are you looking to create? This is a potent practice that will support you in defining the lessons and blessings of 2019 so you can manifest an absolutely amazing 2020!