Self Talk with Rachel Astarte

Self Talk with Rachel Astarte
Psychotherapist and transformational life coach Rachel Astarte talks to the voice in your head.

#23: Blame vs. Boundaries in Conflict
Feb 13 • 10 min
How we handle conflict with another person says a lot about who we are, but also what we are capable of. In this episode, we’ll look at blame versus boundaries and how each plays a part in conflict as well as humanity as a whole.Music:”Ave Marimba”Kevin…
#22: Self-alignment Meditation
Jan 30 • 17 min
When emotions get the best of us, we can feel overwhelmed and out of control. This brief, body-focused meditation brings us back into alignment with love and acceptance of our fully human lives.
#21: Surrender
Jan 2 • 8 min
What does it mean to surrender? In this episode, we look at how surrendering on the path is far from a passive act.
#20: Being on the Path
Dec 10, 2019 • 15 min
What does it mean to be on the path? In this episode, we look at the obstacles and consequences—both challenging and rewarding—to choosing a psychospiritual life journey.
#19: Working with Depression
Nov 14, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, we look at a possible purpose of depression and ways to resolve feelings of hopelessness while within its depths.
#18: Working with Anxiety
Nov 6, 2019 • 11 min
How to handle bouts of anxiety with the most powerful tool in your psychospiritual toolkit: This moment.
#17: Falling in Love
Oct 22, 2019 • 11 min
How the highest self can shine a light in the darkness after the excitement of falling in love fades.
#16: Conflict in Relationships
Oct 15, 2019 • 8 min
Every couple experiences conflicts. How can we manage those conflicts as our highest self?
#15: Shadows on the Mountain, Exercise #2
Oct 2, 2019 • 16 min
Rachel offers a guided meditation to help integrate your shadow aspects and to increase self-acceptance.
#14: Eating the Shadow, Exercise #1
Sep 17, 2019 • 14 min
Rachel presents an exercise that helps us integrate—or eat—our shadow.
#13: The Shadow Self
Sep 4, 2019 • 11 min
A look at the parts of our psyches we keep in the dark—and why we need to bring them into the light.
#12: Your Problems Are Blessings
Aug 13, 2019 • 11 min
How to see your problems as helpers along your path—and work with them toward wellness.
#11: How to Love Yourself
Jul 31, 2019 • 7 min
Loving yourself is beneficial not only for you but for everyone around you.
#10: You Are Never Alone
Jul 16, 2019 • 5 min
Even though we may feel isolated and alone in our lives, we never really are.
#9: Now is Good
Jun 30, 2019 • 9 min
The practice and benefits of being in the present moment—both in pain and in pleasure.
#8: Plant Medicine: An Addendum
Jun 18, 2019 • 10 min
As New York State legislators decide whether to legalize marijuana, Rachel discusses the ways plant medicines can be used and how to avoid the pitfalls of their healing powers.
#7: Your Wild and Precious Life
Jun 5, 2019 • 10 min
The process of self-work as a gentle restoration rather than ambitious striving toward an idealized self.
#6: Creating a Solitude Practice
May 28, 2019 • 16 min
How (and why) to develop a regular solitude practice, beginning with creating sacred space.
#5: Self and Solitude
May 10, 2019 • 17 min
Solitude is not a retreat from the world, but a way for us to recharge our soul’s batteries.
#4: Happiness
May 2, 2019 • 16 min
What does happiness mean and where can we find it?
#3: Automatic Negative Thoughts or: ANT-eating
Apr 25, 2019 • 15 min
A look at Automatic Negative Thoughts—where they come from and how to get rid of them for good.
#2: You Are a Spark of the Universe
Apr 15, 2019 • 16 min
The science and spirit of interconnectedness, and what it has to do with becoming our highest selves.
#1: Who Are You, Really?
Apr 15, 2019 • 11 min
A look at the self and what it means to us, personally.