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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling 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.


"Rachel beautifully illustrates that loving fiercely and grieving deeply are often two halves of the same whole. Her story will break you down and lift you up." -Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior and founder of Together Rising

"Take the time to clear your mind and mellow out with Rachel Brathen's endearing and inspiring memoir of a misspent youth, rebirth on the mat, and epic adventures in the Costa Rican jungle. Along the way you'll find . . . yoga routines and healthy recipes."
-Bustle

"An international force in the world of yoga."
-Allure


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.

Praise for To Love and Let Go

"Breathtakingly honest, Rachel beautifully illustrates that loving fiercely and grieving deeply are often two halves of the same whole. Her story will break you down and lift you up."
-Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Love Warrior and founder of Together Rising

Praise for Yoga Girl

"Take the time to clear your mind and mellow out with Rachel Brathen's endearing and inspiring memoir of a misspent youth, rebirth on the mat, and epic adventures in the Costa Rican jungle. Along the way you'll find . . . yoga routines and healthy recipes."
-Bustle

"The book was like a perfect yoga class-it left me inspired, relaxed and at the same time gave me tons of ideas."
-Elephant Journal

"An international force in the world of yoga."
-Allure

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2019
November 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Octopus
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

symonava ,

To love and let go

Thank you Rachel for sharing this story . It has made me cry made me laugh .... But most of all to love and let go .... I really needed this 💜💜💜🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳

Sambampam ,

An emotional journey

As inspiring as it is heartbreaking, Rachel’s memoir of enduring pain and seeking healing is a journey we can all see reflections of ourselves in. Her honest writing is a window to intimate tableaus from her life, reminding us that only by being open can we all make it through the experiences that make us human. Those who think they know @Yoga_Girl will discover they don’t, those who don’t know her will discover they do.

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