Episodes

  • In this episode, Rachel reflects on her present emotional state and the powerful tool of service. As humans, we can quickly become self-centered and only concern ourselves with our immediate problems. As Rachel begins to unpack her emotional state, she takes a closer look into herself and starts to do the internal work. She begins to focus on the aspects of her life that bring her peace: service.

    The launch of Yoga Girl Foundation is the number one project in her life that brings her peace. After two little boys who lived 15 minutes from her home in Aruba died from abuse, Rachel’s eyes opened to the massive abuse problem worldwide. She created the Yoga Girl Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping abused women and children.

    Yoga Girl Foundation’s first project is to build a Family Justice Center in Aruba. The goal of this center is to catch the victims of abuse and to ensure that they are safe, loved and free from harm. Yoga Girl Foundation’s focus is to make sure the proper protocol is in place, the victims are well cared for, well documented, well managed, and all of the entities are connected within the system.

    Being of service is one of the most important offerings you can make to the world. If you would like to learn more about the Yoga Girl Foundation, please visit www.yogagirlfoundation.com. You can donate directly to the foundation, help spread the word on social media and to your friends and family. This episode will remind you to turn to service in any way possible, and do what you can for the sake of this world! 


  • In this episode, Rachel reflects on the pressures of society and how it affects us creatively. We are all born with a unique gift; a way to be purposeful in life that no one else could ever mimic or duplicate. But how we create and how we find that purpose can get distorted by society and outside influence. Instagram, social media, photo filters and all of society telling us we have to look perfect, be perfect, act perfect makes it so hard to listen to our inner voice and for us to feel good enough the way we already are.
    If we fall into the rabbit hole of social media, comparing ourselves to others, and concerning ourselves with what others think, how will we ever be able to tune into the heart and create the life we were meant to have? 
    Rachel reminds us to tune into the heart, listen to our inner voice, and find ways to get into the creative zone. The universe aligns exactly as it was meant to when we are working from the heart and creating with passion, unattached to the outcome or to what other people think; creating for the love of creation! 
    This episode will remind you to be authentic, create from the heart, listen to your inner voice and anchor into this most important truth: there is not a single thing about you that you need to change. You’re a badass! Don’t ever forget it.

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  • In this episode, Rachel gets personal about her struggle to pull herself out of a dark, fearful place. After staying up all night worrying about Lea Luna, she begins to spiral into a self-pity party, only to be pulled from her funk by a touching message from one of her followers. She begins to process her fear, realizing that she has not taken the time to emotionally work through the release of the book, and that with the book release, her deepest traumas will be shared with the world. But, thanks to the message she received at the exact moment she needed it, she receives the perspective needed to turn the day around, beginning to process her emotions around the book release and upcoming tour. Rachel starts to focus on the positive effects of the book; keeping the memory of her best friend alive, offering her story in hopes that it will help others cope with trauma, and the healing element of connecting with community through her book tour. This episode will remind you to consciously choose to change the negative feedback loop in your mind, give yourself time to process your emotions, become grateful for all of the opportunities in your life, and help you to envision meeting and exceeding your goals.

  • In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by her amazing, slightly awkward, sarcastic and hilarious husband, Dennis Schoneveld! Getting hyped for Rachel’s upcoming US Book Tour (Find all details at www.toloveandletgo.com!), the two discuss travel (and who is the worst one to travel with; the kid or the dog?), the key to a successful marriage, where they see themselves in five years and what their thoughts are about baby #2. With everything they have going on, the two still find time for lots of laughter. Tune in to see just how they make it work - we promise you’ll be belly laughing the entire time.

  • In this episode, Rachel has so many dreams on the brink of coming true. Her new book is being released, she is going on tour, the podcast is growing and taking a new spin… But how do dreams become manifested?

    Sharing one of her own stories (one that’s weird, wild and involves Ringo’s balls and something called Sugarlumps), Rachel shares just how to turn ideas into reality, even the seemingly unachievable ones. The first steps are always to release the fear of failure, focus on what you can gain, and just do the first actionable thing! Tune in for an episode that will inspire you to just go for it.

  • In this episode, Rachel dives into the important topic of setting boundaries for your time and energy. Whether it’s friendships that don’t align anymore or work engagements that are asking too much, it is ultimately our responsibility to tell the world exactly what we can offer… and when we need to take some space. When you know what those boundaries are, stick to them! The moment you break your own boundary is the moment you tell the world there is no line that can’t be crossed. But when we set clear guidelines, we allow others to learn their own self-reliance, and we usually receive nothing but compassion in return. Life is short! Cherish your precious time and energy. Tune in for an episode that will help you align your values, speak your truth and put your foot down.

  • In this episode, Rachel contemplates the body and the role it plays in healing along with the patterns, behaviors, and the stories we tell ourselves. So many of us are in a constant state of stress or fight or flight, especially if we have experienced trauma in our lives. The regular activation of our sympathetic nervous system becomes engrained in us. We feel unsafe and the body holds onto it! 

    How can we train our bodies to process what happened and get back to that place of safety? Ultimately, there is no one who can do the work except for you. You can find people to help or give you tools, but we have to take charge. Recognizing that power can be the difference between staying stuck and finding freedom. Tune in for an episode that will help you recognize your own path towards healing.

  • In this episode, Rachel is reflecting on the true meaning of self-care: self reflection. Remaining conscious and present with how we feel, what triggers us and how we relate to others is the most important key to living a balanced life. Continuing to self reflect and do the inner work isn’t easy! It requires us to check in with our heart, to stay vulnerable, and to look at ourselves with truthful eyes every day.

    Have you ever taken a break from work and felt so low the entire time that you couldn’t even enjoy it? When was the last time you looked at yourself and took care of your own needs? It is our responsibility during those times to do actual self-care; to unpack what isn’t true, to release what doesn’t serve us, to stop telling ourselves old stories, to have the difficult conversations, to let our walls down. To figure out where to go from here. That is what it means to be truly present. That is how you can change your life.

    Rachel dives deep into this conversation this week, giving examples from her own life and conversations with her husband that showed her that there is purpose in everything. Tune in for an episode that will remind you that the moments where you fall apart are the ones that lead you where you need to go, all in divine timing.

  • In this episode, Rachel is immersed in her yoga teacher training and is speaking to us from a place of absolute tiredness. Reflecting on her ability to keep going no matter what (really), she ponders something so many of us struggle with: finding the balance between working hard and taking time to rest. Throughout our lives, we fall on different sides of the spectrum between not trying at all and trying too hard. But when we aren’t trying at all - is it due to a fear of failure or are we bravely letting ourselves take some well-deserved space? When we are working non-stop, are we moving toward a place of burning out? How can we find the balance between working, building, manifesting and slowing down, finding peace and keeping our sanity? What if we could find a place of flow and ease in our lives and be able to catch ourselves before we lose it? Ultimately, the universe gives us little clues along the way that hold the secret to a really great life. Tune in for an episode that will help you connect the dots.

  • In this episode, Rachel is lucky she can speak after going in for emergency dental surgery! Gaining wisdom after losing a wisdom tooth, Rachel shares on her fears of the dentist, the difficult dental experience she had in the past and how she had built this up to be a really big, gut-wrenching thing when in reality... It was no big deal at all. Sometimes we tell ourselves stories that define our lives; that we will never be able to pull something off, that we are too scared, that certain things are not for us - and these stories often have more power than the reality we are actually in. What’s a story you are telling yourself that isn’t actually true?

    Tune in for an episode on being uncomfortable and looking your fears straight in the eye. Sometimes facing them can be the biggest moment of healing.



  • In this episode, Rachel is in a pivotal moment of her life. She has been receiving signs from the universe - signs that she is in for BIG CHANGE, both personally and professionally. Change is often not comfortable, but we have to recognize what doesn’t serve us and let it go. 

    How do you escape feeling your emotions? Is it through food and alcohol, or do you have other ways of avoiding discomfort? Every time you try to escape your feelings, they go somewhere inside you and eventually they have to be released. But the universe always gives us what we need at the moment we need it, and in the amount we need. So today, feel your feelings - no matter what they are. This episode will show you how.


  • In this episode, Rachel gets personal about an experience in her life that recently caused her to harbor a lot of resentment. When our needs have not been met, or we have been wronged, we are often quick to judge and jump to conclusions. But often times, we don’t know the full story! Putting ourselves in another person’s shoes is difficult, but practicing this is crucial - because the truth can surprise you.

    Tune in to an episode on expectations, character flaws and how to embrace compassion and understanding, especially when something doesn’t go as planned.

  • In this episode Rachel is joined by esteemed singer songwriter LP (you for sure know her platinum single Lost on You!). In between tours, LP is home in LA and takes the time to talk with Rachel about life, love and perseverance. To LP, having tools to calm ourselves so we can take all the curveballs of life is the key to being balanced (and calming ourselves is not the same as laziness, as we often think!). She shares insight from her yoga practice and the process of writing music that’s brought her through everything from break-ups, being dropped from record labels, and eventually turning her dreams into reality.

    Life is a long and winding road full of ups and downs. The important part is to show up for yourself as you are throughout the entire journey. Tune in to an episode that will encourage you to listen to your inner voice and honor who you are at your core.


  • In this episode, Rachel is going through a week of feeling unmotivated and uninspired. We all go through challenging times… while sitting with your struggles can be helpful for learning and evolving, we need know the difference between what is truth and what is our inner critical voice demanding too much of us. The most important thing to do during these harder moments is to pull yourself into the present moment to recognize what you actually need. If a night on the couch eating chocolate cake is what you need - do it! If it’s a run - move your body! If its time spent with loved ones - ask for it! It can be exhausting listening to that inner critical voice all the time telling us to be better and work harder. So, cut yourself some slack, ask for help and allow yourself to receive, and know you are not alone. Tune into an episode that will inspire you to do just that.

  • In this episode, Rachel is joined by her dear friend, writer, public speaker and teacher of all things love, Jen Pastiloff to celebrate the release of Jen’s book ‘On Being Human’. The two have an intimate chat on vulnerability, bullshit stories we tell ourselves, and how to let ourselves off the hook. So often, we believe that we don’t fit it or that we are not enough. But the truth is, we are all human and we are all allowed to take up space in this world.

    Tune in for a raw and real episode that will remind you of your life’s purpose.

  • In this episode, Rachel finds herself in a huge moment of joy; SHE FINISHED WRITING HER BOOK! While her first book flowed out of her easily, this second book was five years in the making. She recounts the story of writing the first book, going on tour, and the tragic events that turned that happy time into the hardest of her life. But sharing her grief was the first step to healing… and writing down how she felt was the beginning of what would become book number two.

    Tune into this episode to hear the heartfelt story and the exciting news of what’s coming. Then preorder Rachel’s new book! You can go to bit.ly/toloveandletgo or search To Love and Let Go by Rachel Brathen on Amazon or wherever you get your books.

  • In this episode, Rachel is joined by Anthony William, known to the world as Medical Medium. Anthony is a healer, a best selling author and the creator of the famous celery juice movement. 

    Taking everyone, especially women, on a journey towards better health, Rachel and Anthony discuss everything from chronic illnesses and mental health problems, to thyroid issues, fibromyalgia and acne. Anthony shares his thoughts on vegan and paleo diets, his take on vaccines and the importance of empowering women when it comes to their health. For too long, women haven’t been taken seriously by the medical community. Now, as Anthony moves his mission forward and gives concrete reasons for health problems plaguing so many, he gives a voice to those looking for answers.

    Tune in for an episode that may change your life, your health, and maybe even your morning routine as Anthony shares the one single thing you should add into your life (you probably guessed it!).

  • This week’s episode may spark some debate as Rachel joins the pro-choice versus anti-abortion discussion. Growing up in Sweden, abortion has been legal Rachel’s entire life (and her mother’s and grandmother’s!). Now living in Aruba where abortion is illegal and seeing the current political happenings in the United States, she can no longer keep quiet - for the sake of her own daughter and women everywhere. 

    Check your privilege, use critical thinking and tune into this episode to join the discussion. We all have the power to have hard conversations, to protest, to march and to use our voice. We all have the power to change the world.

  • In this episode, Rachel answers deep and personal questions from her Instagram community - ones that stirred her heart while reading them:

    How do you forgive someone who really hurt you? 
    Is there a way to know that we’re on the right path in life? 
    How do we continue to practice self-care when we are feeling especially low? 

    Beginning with a gratitude meditation you’ll get the opportunity to tap into your center, feel your feelings and evoke the powerful vibration of gratitude within yourself. Rachel shares some deep gratitude for the community and then moves on to the topics at hand. Is it true that we “have to” forgive everyone that’s ever harmed us? What is the true meaning of forgiveness? How do we know that are on the right path? And how do we stick with our self-care practice on those particularly challenging days? Sharing insight on forgiveness, life purpose and self-care, Rachel talks about how to navigate challenging times in life and also draws on examples from her own life. 

    Listen in for a heart-opening episode that is sure to give you tools on how to navigate your own healing journey.

  • In this episode, Rachel is on a path to let things GO. In a regular day we often swing from high to low more times than we can count. Having just been triggered by some not-great news, she shares how when she is present with her emotions, she can track how quickly contentment can be replaced with a feeling of unease. What if instead of letting it throw us off track, we can use our triggers as keys to unlock what’s inside of us to learn more about who we really are? The big things that throw us off often relate to childhood wounds. What does your inner child have to say? Are you reacting from an old wound, or are you able to respond from the present moment? In this episode Rachel urges us to go deeper and look at whats behind a situation you are working through that’s challenging you. She discusses the importance of first recognizing what you may be carrying from your childhood and the emotional triggers it manifests. She shares how to allow space for that doubtful voice in your head - and how to use it to give yourself a reality check. Tune in for an episode that provides concrete tools for tapping into the present moment, healing old wounds and embracing the highs and lows of life.