Rachel Brathen @yoga_girl avatarRachel Brathen

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LA-cruising! Vintage stores and green juice and French toast and good coffee and family time and traffic. All in all, a pretty regular LA day☺️ Off to dinner with @jenpastiloff and @snowpatrol (also sort of a regular day in this town)💃🏼 Happy day! (and yes this shirt says PETTY)😂 #la #travel #happyhappyday

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Los Angeles... Let’s go!!!! ✈️☀️🙂 . . .

#travel #life #losangeles #la #weekend #fun #susterhood #traveleverydamnday

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Me when I do something totally insane like book a flight to Los Angeles leaving TOMORROW to hang out with @snowpatrol and @teddysphotos 😜😳😇😅😍 AHMAGAD THIS IS SO NUTS! @jenpastiloff you are the literal definition of magic. This woman seriously manifests absolutely everything. FOLLOW HER IF YOU ARENT ALREADY!!!! Ok, LA. I’m bringing my sister (aka the biggest @teddysphotos fan of all time and yes we are definitely going to hug him and not cry at all lol) and we are staying until Sunday. A trip-trip! To have fun! Yay. Yay. Wild. And yay. SEE YOU SOON! x #lastsecondtrip #craziness #travel #life

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🌵 The cacti in Aruba bloom with the light of the moon. Just like me🌸☺️ When they grow too tall, they break and fall and set new roots in the point of impact. How magical is that? I just found out that this massive one behind me easily could be over 100 years old! Such resilience. And beauty. I love this desert landscape so much. Couldn’t dream of a more beautiful backyard❤️🌵 .

#kadushi #cacti #cactus #desert #aruba #nature #pachamama #landscape #sky #handstand #yoga #yogagirl #yogaeverydamnday

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Sidekick for life❤️😍 .
. (swipe left for her “okay but are we gonna eat soon though?”-face)😂 PS tantrum phase ended! We are back to sunshine. Let’s see how long it lasts😇 #holymotherhood #lealuna #toddler #motherhood #besties #bestfriends #bff #happiness #joy #friends #mother #daughter #gratitude #life

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Mantra of the day: Everything I want is on its way. .

Everything I’m looking to create is already in motion. It’s been manifested. The question is not how can I create, build, plan, overcome... But how can I allow myself to receive. To trust. To know I’m worthy of a good life. .
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I want to start a children’s initiative that changes lives - for real. I want to hold my next book in my hands, published. I want a retreat center dedicated to people healing from trauma. I want an organic garden with fresh veggies. I want a global expansion of my brand that makes a difference in the world. And at the end of the day... I want to feel at peace with where I am. I want to go to bed knowing my family is safe and healthy and that I already have absolutely everything I’m ever going to need.
What do you want? What are you looking to manifest? SPEAK IT OUT LOUD. Share it in the comment section. Ready - set - go. Tag a friend to manifest your dreams with❤️ #dream #manifest #changetheworld #seva #service #abundance #universe #spirit #trust #be #practice #yoga #yogagirl #yogaeverydamnday #paradise #summer #swim #sunshine #love

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Here is the single best thing you can do if you’re looking for purpose in life: be of service to others. There are so many ways to help people in need. And trust me; they are all around you.
We visited the biggest orphanage on the island this week. The weekend after next I am attending a 3-day conference on child abuse. One of the workshops is named Child Abuse and Murder by Parents and there are lectures I’ll be sitting in on that have descriptions that make the hairs stand up in the back of my neck. I’m absolutely dreading it. And yes, I could be spending the weekend lounging by the pool - I don’t have to do this. I could send someone to go in my place. I could be of service in other ways. I could choose to donate to existing organizations and hope that it sticks. But here is the thing: to make a real change you have to do the work. You have to learn. Educate yourself. Get into the gritty stuff. And the hard truth is that the child abuse that takes place in the country where I live has been swept under the rug for so many years that there isn’t even reliable data on the topic. I’ve read articles that say 1 in 5 children suffer from physical or sexual abuse. Another said 1 in 3. During our visit to the orphanage I asked what would happen if they had facilities twice as large and with twice the manpower. “It would fill up right away”. .

I’m dedicated to finding out what the situation truly looks like. Dismantling the root cause of this suffering. And helping as many children as we can. I am only one person but there are 20 times as many people following me in social media that there are actually living in Aruba. I don’t know where this will all take us but I know this: if we end up making a difference for one single child it will all be worth it.
Follow➡️➡️➡️ @yogagirlfoundation (coming soon) #service #human #world #heart #beofservice #support #purpose #yogagirl #yogagirlfoundation

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The most beautiful breakfast. In my favorite place.
The podcast is out and in today’s episode I talk about that side of us that wants to pull us out of alignment - you all know what I mean! It’s that little voice that whispers “just one more episode” when you’ve already watched 3 episodes of your favorite show on Netflix and before you know it it’s 1am and you’ve missed out on a peaceful nights sleep and the ability to get up early to start the day right. It’s the voice that urges you to drink one more glass of wine, finish the entire pint of ice cream, that keeps you in relationships that don’t serve you and that hits the snooze button again and again and again. For me, these seemingly small things are what bring me completely out of alignment and in this weeks episode of the podcast I share how I’ve lost my early mornings to late night Netflix and how it’s SO DAMN HARD TO GET OUT OF. What brings you out of balance? What do you have “just one more” of and how does it impact your life on a larger scale? I talk about moment in my life where I’ve been super unhealthy and how when I’m tired or over worked, these patterns start sneaking their way back in. I also give tips on how to turn it all around, to make decisions that keep us well aligned and lead a lifestyle that fuels us and lights us up from within. Link in bio to listen! Or go to rachelbrathen.com for all podcast providers. Happy Friday😊 #yogagirlpodcast #fromtheheart #yogagirl #smoothiebowl #breakfast #yoga #life #yogaeverydamnday

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Swipe left for the before picture😍 #secretspot #naturalpool #cave #magic #motherhood

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Apparently I shared three controversial things on my Instagram stories yesterday. First, I uploaded a screenshot of a @cowspiracy post where they linked a Bloomberg tweet talking about how unsustainable the commercial fishing industry is. (Did you know that 0.3% of plastic found in the ocean is from plastic straws, and 46% come from commercial fishing?) I wrote that if you opt out of straws in your drinks you could start thinking about eating less fish... (it IS entirely possible to do both!) - but people got so, so upset. I got so many DMs from people telling me loudly just how much they disagree and that eating fish is so important for your diet and that commercial fishing isn’t all that bad I literally could not answer them all🐟🌊 Second, I shared a video of Lea Luna packing our grocery basket with conditioner at the store. It was adorable, and I made her put all of them back (which she did just as joyfully!) but a bunch of upset people wrote me that I’m annoying and “that’s awful” and “don’t be that parent”. Third, I uploaded a photo of myself in a bikini captioned “Love my body”. Comments ranged from “but you’re fat” to “easy for you to say” to “I love how confident you are even though you don’t look like a model” (which I think is sort of a backhanded insult...?)😂 Of course, I got a whole lot of love too.
My point in this is... YA GOTTA LIVE YOUR DAMN LIFE! Holy shit. If I worried about what every person thought about me, or wanted everyone to agree with me all the time, I would literally never get a single thing done. I think worrying about the oceans and eating fish is hypocritical. I let my kid run wild sometimes. I choose to love the skin I’m in. My opinions. My kid. My body. My life!
Stay the course. Live your life. Eat what you want, wear what you want, parent how you want. If shit triggers you - interesting! Sit with that. If shit makes you insecure - interesting! Sit with that, too. Then... Take a breath and go about your day✌🏼x #liveyourdamnlife #contemplate #breathe #listen #moveon #focus #body #selflove #compassion #surrender #trigger #letgo

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Left tantrum-throwing baby at home with grandma and went out to eat😱 Is 16 months a cue for some sort of developmental thing that brings out TOTAL CRAZINESS?🙈 She is so cranky. Cries over everything. Wants to be held and put down and held and put down and held and put down... All day non stop. For the first time since becoming a mom I feel like I actually don’t understand what’s going on. Hoping that she’ll wake up tomorrow and that she’ll be her beaming, joyful self but let’s see... I love her so damn much and I hate to see her upset😩. This is the first time we have had dinner out alone since we were in Sweden! @dennisfromsalad behind the camera. Food is delicious. Wine, too. And my husband is so handsome. I’m tired and grateful and confused and happy and all the things all at once. Hope you are having a good evening, wherever you are😘 x #life #datenight #photography #evening #husband #family #tired #grateful

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When life gives you lemons... Put your head in the ocean🌊🍋 .
I’ve been feeling low on energy these past couple of days - baby is super cranky (and won’t let anyone that isn’t mom hold her), I have so much to do but feel like nothing is getting done, the house is a mess and I wake up every morning feeling like I’m already behind... Little things, yes. But I’m feeling unsettled. Wanna know my favorite way to hit the reset button? OCEAN THERAPY! Or, if you’re not near an ocean - nature. Of any kind. Just get outside. Turn your phone off. Put your bare feet on the earth. Look up at the sky. It’s simple, really. We are small pieces of a big puzzle and it’s easy get distracted. The ocean reminds me to go with the flow, to let things be. And to stay on course💪🏽 Where do you go to find peace? .

#pachamama #nature #beauty #ocean #sea #sky #barefoot #surf #sup #paddle #breathe #letgo #justbe #grateful

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