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From the New York Times best-selling author of Yoga Girl and 'international force in the world of yoga' (Allure), a moving and inspirational memoir on how to cope with tragedy, adversity and change through yoga. 

To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go...it's the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.

While on her way to a yoga retreat in the Caribbean, Rachel Brathen collapsed in the airport and was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. When she opened her eyes following the surgery, her boyfriend was at her bedside weeping, and she immediately knew something terrible had happened. She soon discovered that at the same time as her collapse, her best friend was killed in a car crash. 

Over the next two years, which should have been the happiest time of her life with her engagement and growing career, Rachel experienced trial after trial. From the overwhelming loss of her best friend, to the illness and death of her grandmother and a shocking suicide attempt by her mother, Rachel found herself in a deep depression. When she discovered she was pregnant, Rachel decided to use her pregnancy as a time to heal and an opportunity to be reborn herself. 

Now, in this evocative and remarkable memoir, Rachel shares the tools she used to cope with and overcome her depression. She invites you to share in her eye-opening epiphanies and realizations about life and death, love and fear, what it means to be a mother and a daughter, and the restorative power of yoga. Perfect for fans of Gabrielle Bernstein and Glennon Doyle, this unforgettable memoir will move and enlighten you.

©2019 Rachel Brathen (P)2019 Octopus Publishing Group

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  • Elske Rotshuizen
  • 09-08-20

Great book

Love this book so much, read it twince and the audiobook is even better! Beautiful raw story about life and loss. Made me cry, laugh and gave me all the feels. Great writing and also great to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-15-21

First half enjoyable, second half not

First half is an enjoyable story of being young and travelling. The second half focuses on the realism of death, however things are just repeated over and over for different people. Alot of people will enjoy this, but its not my cup of tea

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  • Jenny
  • 09-12-21

Inspire

Beautiful book. Would recommend to anyone looking to overcome obstacle in life.
I would read this book again and again.

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  • Caroline
  • 09-09-21

Beautiful book.

Honestly written, raw, emotional and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story to the world.

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  • L
  • 07-24-21

Totally immersed from Chapter 1 to the end

Heartbreakingly honest and totally relatable. A wealth of thought and thoughts to ponder over. Full of love and light ... and a sense that Good Things are always coming, coming ... despite the darkness and sadness we may find ourselves walking through. Thank you Rachel x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-21

Nice story

Sad but nice little story. A inspirational story for light after darkness. Its also easy to listen to.

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  • Leo
  • 04-25-21

Beautiful

I absolutely adored this book. I laughed, I cried and I felt it all so personally. As soon as I had finished I gifted it to my sister. Brilliant brilliant brilliant.

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  • Liz Aiken
  • 03-27-21

Amazing

I thought this book was simply amazing!... so raw and real!... Rachel writes so beautifully it was an easy listen.

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  • voyager
  • 01-20-21

terrible

who is this woman? this was so terrible, I couldn't even finish. a very privileged person talking about hardship and difficulties, come on now, this shouldn't even been published.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-17-20

Amazing

The most beautiful story I’ve ever heard. Thank you, Rachel so much for writing this book!

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  • jessi
  • 12-16-19

What a wonderful book!

Oh my goodness. Beautiful beautiful real raw story! To hear Rachel narrate this book herself so superbly, makes it that more special to hear about this beautiful woman’s journey. There is so much magic in this life, this book is a reminder of just that. Thank you Rachel for allowing us into your story.
Get the tissues ready!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-21-20

a book that takes you on the author's journey

I've never cried so many tears throughout a book. I felt so connected to Rachel, and with Andrea. I grieved with Rachel. I felt happy and excited for her in the best moments and my heart hurt in the tough ones. this book pulled so tightly on my heartstrings but I could read it over and over and over again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-20

Heartbreakingly Beautiful

This book helped me through my own stages of grief and made me feel less alone. I have so much gratitude for this raw and honest tale of life. Thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-20

Absolutely Beautiful

Just a great story of Love, Loss & Gratitude. I love that Rachel reads this book too. No words just lots of emotions.