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Welcome to Real Talk with Rachel Awtrey (formerly Behind The Bliss), the podcast that feels like having a heart-to-heart with a friend. Mama, wife, and blogger Rachel Awtrey leads conversations around the ups and downs of life, from practical tips to relatable stories that'll leave you thinking, "oh, I'm not the only one?" With a witty sense of humor and a knack for bringing out the best in her guests, Rachel invites you to join her on a faith-based journey of growth and self-discovery. Listen in each week for a peek behind the curtain of life with Real Talk with Rachel Awtrey!

Real Talk with Rachel Awtrey Rachel Awtrey

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    • 4.9 • 581 Ratings

Welcome to Real Talk with Rachel Awtrey (formerly Behind The Bliss), the podcast that feels like having a heart-to-heart with a friend. Mama, wife, and blogger Rachel Awtrey leads conversations around the ups and downs of life, from practical tips to relatable stories that'll leave you thinking, "oh, I'm not the only one?" With a witty sense of humor and a knack for bringing out the best in her guests, Rachel invites you to join her on a faith-based journey of growth and self-discovery. Listen in each week for a peek behind the curtain of life with Real Talk with Rachel Awtrey!

    What's stopping you? with Rachel and Emily Solopreneur Summer Part 2 | Episode 287

    What's stopping you? with Rachel and Emily Solopreneur Summer Part 2 | Episode 287

    We are in the middle of our summer series all about enterpeneurship & Team Real Talk is diving in to the nitty gritty with you to talk all about the things that hold us back in business (+ life really). From actual logistics to the roadblocks we have to overcome in our minds, we break down them all and leave you with encouragement to take away.

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    EPISODE CREDITS:
    Podcast Cover Photography: Jay Barr Photography
    Intro Music: "Luxurious" by Sunny Tones

    DISCLAIMERS:
    The views and opinions expressed in each episode are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the podcast host and team or the owner of this Intellectual Property. This podcast is not an authority of legal advice, and listeners are encouraged to seek professional counsel with regard to their brand, business, and otherwise. We all hope you enjoy and find value in each episode.

    Many of the product and service promotions in each episode are under the negotiated terms of affiliate or sponsorship agreements. If a link is clicked and a purchase is made, an affiliate commission may be received. However, we recommend products or services that we personally endorse and believe may be beneficial to others. This information is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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    • 36 min
    The Story of My Business Nobody’s Heard Until Now! | Solopreneur Summer Part 1 with Emily and Rachel | Episode 286

    The Story of My Business Nobody’s Heard Until Now! | Solopreneur Summer Part 1 with Emily and Rachel | Episode 286

    Click here for more information about Rally!!
    CONNECT FURTHER WITH RACHEL
    RACHEL'S INSTAGRAM
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    CONTACT: podcast@rachelawtrey.com

    ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW:
    To inquire about host-read ads or to become the show’s next Presenting Sponsor, please send an email to podcast@rachelawtrey.com

    EPISODE CREDITS:
    Podcast Cover Photography: Jay Barr Photography
    Intro Music: "Luxurious" by Sunny Tones

    DISCLAIMERS:
    The views and opinions expressed in each episode are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the podcast host and team or the owner of this Intellectual Property. This podcast is not an authority of legal advice, and listeners are encouraged to seek professional counsel with regard to their brand, business, and otherwise. We all hope you enjoy and find value in each episode.
    Many of the product and service promotions in each episode are under the negotiated terms of affiliate or sponsorship agreements. If a link is clicked and a purchase is made, an affiliate commission may be received. However, we recommend products or services that we personally endorse and believe may be beneficial to others. This information is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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    • 46 min
    Hang Up & Hang Out (Navigating the Love/Hate Relationships with our Phones) with Joey Odom | Episode 285

    Hang Up & Hang Out (Navigating the Love/Hate Relationships with our Phones) with Joey Odom | Episode 285

    Today, we dive into the complex love/hate relationship we have with our phones. Special guest Joey Odom joins Rachel to explore how these devices have become an inseparable part of our lives (without the shame of similar conversations), often dictating our time and attention. Together, they discuss practical strategies to regain control, set boundaries, and cultivate a healthier, more intentional connection with our phones for us, our family and community! Tune in for an honest conversation filled with actionable tips to help you navigate the digital age with balance and mindfulness.
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    Text BESTIE to 55444 for fun updates of all things Real Talk!
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    CONTACT: podcast@rachelawtrey.com
    ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW:
    To inquire about host-read ads or to become the show’s next Presenting Sponsor, please send an email to podcast@rachelawtrey.com
    EPISODE CREDITS:
    Podcast Cover Photography: Jay Barr Photography
    Intro Music: "Luxurious" by Sunny Tones
    DISCLAIMERS:
    The views and opinions expressed in each episode are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the podcast host and team or the owner of this Intellectual Property. This podcast is not an authority of legal advice, and listeners are encouraged to seek professional counsel with regard to their brand, business, and otherwise. We all hope you enjoy and find value in each episode.
    Many of the product and service promotions in each episode are under the negotiated terms of affiliate or sponsorship agreements. If a link is clicked and a purchase is made, an affiliate commission may be received. However, we recommend products or services that we personally endorse and believe may be beneficial to others. This information is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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    • 53 min
    Motherhood Wisdom From a Mom of 10 (Abbie Halberstadt) | Episode 284

    Motherhood Wisdom From a Mom of 10 (Abbie Halberstadt) | Episode 284

    Pull up a seat and get ready to learn from a mom of 10 today Abbie Halberstadt. We chat motherhood, pursuing dreams, and how hard is not the same thing as bad. Press play for a ton of wisdom and encouragement from someone who has been there, done that!
    CONNECT FURTHER WITH RACHEL: https://rachelawtrey.com/
    SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.instagram.com/realtalkpodcast https://www.instagram.com/rachel.awtrey/
    CONTACT: podcast@rachelawtrey.com
    ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW:
    To inquire about host-read ads or to become the show’s next Presenting Sponsor, please send an email to podcast@rachelawtrey.com
    EPISODE CREDITS:
    Podcast Cover Photography: Jay Barr Photography
    Podcast Post Production and Management: Cait and Phillip Howard of Amplify Boutique
    Intro Music: "Luxurious" by Sunny Tones
    DISCLAIMERS:
    The views and opinions expressed in each episode are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the podcast host and team or the owner of this Intellectual Property. This podcast is not an authority of legal advice, and listeners are encouraged to seek professional counsel with regard to their brand, business, and otherwise. We all hope you enjoy and find value in each episode.
    Many of the product and service promotions in each episode are under the negotiated terms of affiliate or sponsorship agreements. If a link is clicked and a purchase is made, an affiliate commission may be received. However, we recommend products or services that we personally endorse and believe may be beneficial to others. This information is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 39 min
    What Should Be on Your List This Summer With Emily (Summer Bucket List + Catch Up) | Episode 283

    What Should Be on Your List This Summer With Emily (Summer Bucket List + Catch Up) | Episode 283

    GRAB YOUR FREE SUMMER BUCKET LIST HERE: https://rachelawtrey.myflodesk.com/summerbucketlist
    Summer is here and we want to help you intentionally make everyday fun! Rachel and Emily talk about ways big and small you can enjoy this summer whether you’re working, momming, or vacationing.
    CONNECT FURTHER WITH RACHEL: https://rachelawtrey.com/
    SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.instagram.com/realtalkpodcast https://www.instagram.com/rachel.awtrey/
    CONTACT: podcast@rachelawtrey.com
    ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW:
    To inquire about host-read ads or to become the show’s next Presenting Sponsor, please send an email to podcast@rachelawtrey.com
    EPISODE CREDITS:
    Podcast Cover Photography: Jay Barr Photography
    Podcast Post Production and Management: Cait and Phillip Howard of Amplify Boutique
    Intro Music: "Luxurious" by Sunny Tones
    DISCLAIMERS:
    The views and opinions expressed in each episode are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the podcast host and team or the owner of this Intellectual Property. This podcast is not an authority of legal advice, and listeners are encouraged to seek professional counsel with regard to their brand, business, and otherwise. We all hope you enjoy and find value in each episode.
    Many of the product and service promotions in each episode are under the negotiated terms of affiliate or sponsorship agreements. If a link is clicked and a purchase is made, an affiliate commission may be received. However, we recommend products or services that we personally endorse and believe may be beneficial to others. This information is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 35 min
    The Secret to Friendship with Danielle Bayard Jackson | Episode 282

    The Secret to Friendship with Danielle Bayard Jackson | Episode 282

    UMMMM this episode is sooo eye-opening with the amazing Danielle Bayard Jackson, the ultimate friendship guru. I met Danielle when I went to Soul Camp with Jess Connolly a few months ago and I am so so thankful she joined us to spill the tea on what really makes a friendship tick, and trust us, it's not what you think!
    Join us as Danielle flips the script on traditional friendship norms. From the surprising power of vulnerability to the magic of self-awareness, she'll have you nodding along and rethinking everything you thought you knew about being a good friend.

    Get the friendship freebies here!! https://rachelawtrey.myflodesk.com/vowryy60km
    CONNECT FURTHER WITH RACHEL: https://rachelawtrey.com/
    CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: https://www.instagram.com/daniellebayardjackson/
    Preorder Fighting for Our Friendships: https://www.betterfemalefriendships.com/fighting-for-our-friendships
    SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.instagram.com/realtalkpodcast https://www.instagram.com/rachel.awtrey/
    CONTACT: podcast@rachelawtrey.com
    ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW:
    To inquire about host-read ads or to become the show’s next Presenting Sponsor, please send an email to podcast@rachelawtrey.com
    EPISODE CREDITS:
    Podcast Cover Photography: Jay Barr Photography
    Podcast Post Production and Management: Cait and Phillip Howard of Amplify Boutique
    Intro Music: "Luxurious" by Sunny Tones
    DISCLAIMERS:
    The views and opinions expressed in each episode are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the podcast host and team or the owner of this Intellectual Property. This podcast is not an authority of legal advice, and listeners are encouraged to seek professional counsel with regard to their brand, business, and otherwise. We all hope you enjoy and find value in each episode.
    Many of the product and service promotions in each episode are under the negotiated terms of affiliate or sponsorship agreements. If a link is clicked and a purchase is made, an affiliate commission may be received. However, we recommend products or services that we personally endorse and believe may be beneficial to others. This information is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
581 Ratings

581 Ratings

honestreviewer34 ,

I LOVE THIS

This podcast is AMAZING. truly so truth-filled, fun, practical, relatable, and encouraging. i am 15 years old and have been listening for over a year. it has encouraged me in so many ways even though a lot of the episodes don’t directly apply to me lol (marriage, infertility, motherhood, etc). thank you so much rachel (and mary scott) for all the amazing episodes!! it is so clear that y’all are seeking to grow the kingdom and encourage women right where they are! KEEP GOING!!
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WhitNeSmith ,

Sooooo much wisdom!

I have been loving digging into brew and old episodes of Real Talk!!! Love hearing all the things the Lord knows my heart needs through Rachel!! 🫶🏼🫶🏼🫶🏼

briplove ,

Obsessed!

Thank you for everything you do! This podcast is amazing and I feel like we’re best friends and I have known you forever just by listening to it! You love others so well! Thank you for always
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