I am a book nut. I love reading any genre of book… fantasy, adventure, autobiography, all kinds.
I waited over six months for Rachel Brathen’s first book Yoga Girl to come out in the United States, and it was so worth it.
For those of you that don’t know, Rachel Brathen is a yogi who has taken social media by storm. She is on Instagram, has a blog, and a YouTube channel. She is inspirational to many, and lives by the mantra of love for all.
While her new book shares this life mission, it also has instructions for yoga poses, vegan/vegetarian recipes, as well as her life story.
Her book is in a different format, completely different than that of boring autobiographies we have seen before. She has colorful pictures of her home in Aruba and her travels across the globe, some even coming from her Instagram.
I think what I really loved about Rachel’s book wasn’t just what she said or her gorgeous pictures, but just how she took the time to write her story.
She took time aside to share her life struggles through all the avenues of information sharing available to her, and I just find that so refreshing and inspiring.
I have been coming across several women I have gone to school with, who work on my college campus, or that I am friends with, and they are all saying the same things. They all want to share what they have learned through personal experiences through writing. And guys, I am LOVING it.
Some people complain about my generation as being “too noisy”, “too vain”, and “wanting too many likes”, but I think that most of that comes from wanting to share stories. We all want to share about what we have learned and be loved in spite of our failures, and we do that the only way we know how. Writing. Social media. Pinterest. Message boards. Whatever.
Rachel’s book is such a great example of how being open with others can help, inspire, and encourage others. Even when we don’t agree on everything, we as people desire to tell stories and be loved. So if you have the time, read Yoga Girl’s story. And maybe write your own.
“If doing something new doesn’t scare you at least a little, it’s not worth doing.”
– Rachel Brathen, YogaGirl
Much love. Much grace.