September 9, 2014

Balance is Key.


rachel brathen one armed handstand

Balance is key. In everything you do.

Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day.

Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice.

Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it.

Wear high heels on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday.

Go shopping at the mall and then sit down to meditate in your bedroom.

Live high and low. Move and stay still.

rachel brathen running neon headstand

Embrace all sides of who you are.

Be brave and bold and spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence and patience and modesty and peace.

Make your own rules and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs.

rachel brathen backbend in park

Repeat to yourself:

I am a free spirit. The pure essence of my soul is freedom. I am free to manifest the life I want to live, and every situation I am presented with is an opportunity to explore and enjoy the beauty of this world.

The choice is mine, and I choose to be free.

Balance is key.

Rachel brathen headstand on surfboard


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Editor: Renée Picard

Images: courtesy of Rachel Brathen


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