383 episodes

Rachel Brathen is a bestselling author, podcast host, and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Now – Rachel offers an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and well-being. The light you are seeking is within your own heart. Join Rachel as she helps you uncover it, from her heart to yours.

From the Heart with Rachel Brathen Rachel Brathen

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 696 Ratings

Rachel Brathen is a bestselling author, podcast host, and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Now – Rachel offers an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and well-being. The light you are seeking is within your own heart. Join Rachel as she helps you uncover it, from her heart to yours.

    From Veganism to Chickens and Farm Fresh Eggs 

    From Veganism to Chickens and Farm Fresh Eggs 

    Today’s episode is all about… chickens! The farm gained 6 new friends this week as a flock of hens moved into their coop. Rachel shares all about it, from the types of chickens they got, to how they brought them home, the fancy features of her coop, and the first 24 hours. It also includes a hilarious story about tucking the chickens in for the first time that resulted in sassy birds and an upset husband and Bear.
    Sometimes things are a little chaotic when you’re new to homesteading and learning on the job. But there is no better feeling than working toward a dream and realizing that it actually happened. Tune in for a full-circle episode that will inspire you to listen to your heart’s longing, whatever it is telling you. 

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    • 54 min
    The Lake, The Bees, And The Chickens

    The Lake, The Bees, And The Chickens

    In today’s episode, Rachel takes you on a journey through the farm and the exciting new happenings occurring there. In short, it’s an episode about the lake, the bees, and the newly added chickens! Rachel shares a fear she overcame while swimming, how she went from novice beekeeper to her first honey harvest, and the next new undertaking: the farm’s own eggs.
    Slowly but surely, this little farm is becoming a thriving and lively ecosystem. It has been a journey of overcoming fears, allowing yourself to be a beginner, and learning new things. And this is something we can all do, no matter what our lives look like. Each small decision that you make can bring you closer to nature, realign your heart, and rewild your soul. Eventually, you will find your way. Tune in for a conversation about returning to nature and how to find your own unique way to do just that.

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    • 52 min
    Ask Rachel: All About Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy Fears, and Purpose

    Ask Rachel: All About Motherhood, Parenting, Pregnancy Fears, and Purpose

    It’s time for an episode of Ask Rachel, and this one is all about motherhood! Every caller this week had parenting on their mind, from book recommendations, to questions on parenting style, and how to handle pregnancy fears. Rachel shares how her and her husband differ in their approach, as well as some vulnerable stories, including one where she made a mistake and had to repair her relationship with her daughter afterward. Finally, the conversation turns to an interesting topic: is motherhood a woman’a only purpose? And in which ways can you find fulfillment if you are not a mother?
    Tune in for a beautiful episode of sisterhood, motherhood, and how we as women can hold each other through the ups and downs of life. If you have a question for Rachel, call +1 720 443 1771.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Summer Solstice Rituals and Aligning Your Heart with Nature

    Summer Solstice Rituals and Aligning Your Heart with Nature

    Happy Summer Solstice! This week’s episode is a time of celebration and Rachel’s family is deep in it: it’s Swedish Midsommar and Bear turned one! Rachel talks about celebrating this time of year in a way that aligns with nature. She shares the meaning behind Midsommar and rituals you can do (especially a beautiful ritual to dream about your soulmate). 
    On top of that, you’ll learn typical foods and drinks for the occasion and fun games played in Sweden that you may want to try with your own family. At the end of the episode, Rachel discusses the everyday chaos of family life, especially now that Bear is one, which is something almost everyone can relate to. Tune in for a fun, family-filled episode that will remind you the reason behind everything we do.

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    • 53 min
    Limiting Screen Time and Why Boredom Is The Seed of Creativity

    Limiting Screen Time and Why Boredom Is The Seed of Creativity

    Think about the time before iPads, smart phones, and other devices. You came home from school and played outside. You went on a road trip and sang songs with your family. You did arts, crafts and other activities when you were bored. 
    Today’s episode discusses the sensitive topic of smart devices, the internet, and how excessive screen time can affect the health and wellbeing of our children. Have we lost the ability to be bored? Can we still find presence in the moment? Rachel shares stories from her own family life and offers ideas to limit screen time and raise well balanced kids. The internet can offer us so much - can we learn to keep the good and get rid of all the rest? Tune in to find the balance.

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    • 55 min
    An Unlearning: Limiting Beliefs, Generational Trauma, and Everything That Holds You Back

    An Unlearning: Limiting Beliefs, Generational Trauma, and Everything That Holds You Back

    So many of us live our lives burnt out. We work, we provide for our families, and we spend the rest of the time managing our never ending to-do lists. Or is that just an old story we tell ourselves? If this sounds like you, today’s episode ponders a very big question: is it possible to change who we are at our core? 
    Rachel has always been someone who puts work first, who never stops moving, and who always has a million projects on the go. She reflects on why this might be the case: is this all she witnessed and experienced as a child? If life had turned out differently, would she have been different? And if so, how can we unlearn any generational trauma and unhelpful thought patterns to get back to who we truly are within? Today’s episode will help you reframe your past and learn to prioritize rest. There is hope in the beautiful mundane moments of life, and the dishes can wait. Tune in to begin.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
696 Ratings

696 Ratings

lindsaywearsbigrings ,

My favorite podcast!

I always look forward to Fridays to listen to a new episode. It’s chatty and really makes you think all at the same time. Been listening since day 1 and still loving it!

Rhonda-Lee ,

Postpartum episode resonated!

Rachel, your story and sharing of your life after baby #2 is so admirable. I love the way you are cherishing each moment of life. I’m 57, sons are 25 &23 and I, too, cherished every age and stage, no matter how difficult it can be at times! You pod this week really brought me back to that time in my motherhood. Love it! Rhonda-Lee

M6kh ,

Speaking feelings into reality

Rachael, your podcast is true and real. Todays episode on “Does it take a village to raise a child” spoke to my soul. You brought into existence the experience I felt with my son. There is so much expected of women and mothers in our society. How do we care for ourselves while carrying by so much? Starting with the question helps us all. May the next generation of mothers have a different experience. May they be supported to care for their children because they are cared for deeply by the people around them in helpful ways. May it be available to all women regardless of family situation or income. May our babies have the gift of mothers who are cared for. Thank you for your words and thoughts…you are exactly who the world needs exactly as you are.

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