May 18, 2014

Here’s to Walking Barefoot.

rachel brathen set soul free

Here’s to walking barefoot.

To make-up free days.

To saying I Love You.

Here’s to flower headbands,

to messy hair,
to taking deep breaths,
to salty lips,
to freckles,
to sandy feet,
to breaking all the rules,
to hot tea on chilly mornings,
to sunsets,
to holding hands,
to swimming naked,
to good books,
to friends that tell you the truth no matter what.

Here’s to puppies,

to freshly picked strawberries,
to the full moon,
to going on vacation,
to being home.

Here’s to yoga,

to long hugs,
to too much jewelry,
to laughing until your face hurts.

Here’s to silence, to first kisses, to last kisses, to all kisses.

Here’s to life and death and the moments in between that makes it all worthwhile.


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Photo: courtesy Rachel Brathen


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littleladyblogger Jun 3, 2014 9:06am

Hear hear! Here's to life and being yourself. Here's to being an inspiration for others, and showing that even in your darkest moments you can let your light shine through. Rachel, you are truly an inspiration and I love reading your words. Stay sunny *

staceylynn411 May 21, 2014 8:14am

Beautifully written…here's to summer and a life of no worries! See you on the sand. Cheers, Stacey

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Rachel Brathen

Rachel Brathen is a yogi on a world tour. Born and raised in Sweden, she currently resides in the beautiful island of Aruba where she is busy teaching yoga at a resort in the mornings, coordinating retreats at noon, taking her three somewhat crazy dogs to the beach to keep up with the surf in the afternoon and trying to survive as a vegan (where no vegetables grow!) in the evenings. She firmly believes that life is not black or white – it’s black and white and blue and yellow with rays of pink and sparkle in between. You can teach yoga and still be a party animal. Meditate and ignore your spending problems. Be vegan and eat too much chocolate. Have a Swedish passport and live in the Caribbean. You can do anything, as long as it’s you! You can find Rachel on the beach, probably practicing her Astavakrasana, or on facebook.com/rachelsyoga.