How to Make Your New Year Sacred

At the end of every year, everywhere you turn there’s always a focus on New Year’s resolutions, setting new goals, and ways to improve your life with all that “new year, new me” mentality, but what if there was a different way to approach the new year?


How to be Amazed by Life, Even When You Can’t Feel The Light

LIFE—it amazes me. Every day, with its highs and lows, ups and downs… Life is amazing. I’ve experienced tragedy, loss, pain and suffering, but as I look at the sunrise bringing a new day, my heart flutters in complete awe of life.

Rachel Brathen - Monday, 10:42 pm

Don’t Wait for Happiness to Find You - Choose it Now!

A day at the beach is all I need to remember life’s greatest lessons. Our minds can latch onto drama, for example, and we act like the only way out is a big, cryptic secret.

Rachel Brathen - Monday, 5:42 pm

2 Methods Yoga Girl Uses to Find Happiness and Balance

If you’ve followed my Yoga Girl account for any amount of time, you’ve probably picked up on something: I can be unconventional. The methods I use to find happiness and balance might not be what you’d expect — but they always, always work for me.

Rachel Brathen - Monday, 10:29 pm

How to Take the First Step After You’ve Convinced Yourself Not To

What do you do when you want something, but you've convinced yourself not to go for it? When taking the first step feels impossible, try this.

Rachel Brathen - Monday, 7:56 pm

My Favorite Books on Yoga and Spirituality

These books are books that I return to again and again for different reasons. They have all been in my life for years, some of them for a really long time. They’ve completely supported me on this journey, or in some shape or form, helped change my life.

Rachel Brathen - Thursday, 6:56 pm

5 Wellness Tips for Every Day

You are worthy of feeling your best every damn day! Here are 5 of my favorite wellness practices to inspire your daily life.

Rachel Brathen - Friday, 7:33 pm

Why Travel if You Never Arrive? Lessons From a Nomad

When I left Sweden to travel the world, my mom would tell her friends I was on a "world tour". I was a free spirit, confident I was meant to wander the world and never settle down. It was part of my identity, going from place to place. Nothing was better than constant travel. But I didn’t know I was keeping myself from the best part: arriving.

Rachel Brathen - Tuesday, 4:56 pm

Happy Summer, Happy Heart

I love the summer. Mostly because l absolutely love eating fresh seasonal organic fruit. Fruit in California this time of the year is super delicious and prevalent. I like it also because I can eat lighter and still have loads of energy.

Chandanni Miglino - Tuesday, 4:57 pm

What Does It Mean To Be Brave

It seems to me the older I become; the faster time flies. I used to be afraid of getting older. I used to be scared of a lot of things. But now I realize that fear is a limiting emotion and getting older is a privilege.

Dianne Bondy - Thursday, 7:17 pm

Giving Up Versus Surrendering—What's the Difference?

What is the difference between giving up and surrendering?

Dianne Bondy - Tuesday, 4:57 pm

Why We Need To Be Strong (And Throw Some Arrows)

Weakness and frailty make consistent appearances in my thoughts and reality. On a personal front, my 77 year old father is literally running out of air as emphysema closes down his lung function. Globally, our world faces tremendous challenges in all realms, especially political and environmental.

Lara Heimann - Monday, 10:10 pm

Where Can You Let It Be? Learning to Not Work So Hard and What We Gain in the Process

I sleep a lot. It’s always made me feel ashamed, how much I like to sleep. How much I need sleep. Busy people, successful people (at least the ones I know) do not take marathon naps like I do.

Jen Pastiloff - Thursday, 7:15 pm


A few nights ago, I awoke at 2am and my mind started churning with ideas, with worry, with life’s big questions. Evaluating my performance as a mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, studio owner, and traveling yoga instructor, I began to feel like a failure.

Lara Heimann - Monday, 10:10 pm

Loving Differences

I’m often asked how I navigate relationships with those who don’t understand or agree with my views and life choices. Most of my life I’ve been questioning the status quo and striving to trust and follow my intuition, or my ‘gut’, rather than what is considered ‘normal’ and comfortable within my social context.

Amelia Barnes - Tuesday, 4:57 pm
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