Tagged love

Choosing love over fear.

In October, I ran for my life, as a terrorist in a truck plowed down people on a bike path near my home in Tribeca.  I ran with a mass of people clutching my sweet pup Waffle under my arm. People ran into their homes nearby, but I unfortunately had nowhere to run. My home was 10…

The chase for approval. Will I ever be good enough?

Hi my name is Rachel and I’m an “approval addict.” I measure my success based on what other people think of me, not what I think of myself.  There it is.  It all started when I was a child.  Think about it, we’re all taught if we do something good, we’ll get praised and that praise feels good. For…

How to have the perfect wedding day.

It’s been one year since I married this guy, and it truly was magical.  I woke up the next day with sore face muscles from smiling so damn much.  I want this for you.  As a life coach and overall spiritual human being.  These 8 things will guarantee that your wedding will be EVERYTHING you want…

Learning to not judge. Bangkok.

Bangkok was the three day stop-over before the beach part of our honeymoon. The place to get over jet lag. I wasn’t that excited about Bangkok, because I’ve never heard any great reviews. You hear of sex trade, ‘ping pong shows,’ and drunk bachelor parties.   Even when I posted on Facebook asking for tips, most people…

Your job is what you do, not who you are.

A year ago I subscribed to two magazines; Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure. I’m not really sure why to be honest. Maybe it was a secret voice pulling me to the unknown. It is funny what you put in the universe and how it circles back. So here we are on the eve before…

The Uber ride that kick started my 2017..

On New Years Eve, we took an Uber to Brooklyn for dinner with friends. My husband asked our driver, Mamadou, from Guinea “How was your 2016?” He laughed. “Best year yet! I married the love of my life.”  I instantly smiled from ear to ear and said, “Us too.”   He got super excited and…

The Good Guys vs The Creepers

It’s been an interesting week to be a woman, to realize how connected we are in sexual assault.  Even writing that statement is infuriating.  As I reflected on my own life, and all the times I was degraded, touched, violated because I’m a woman. To be a woman is to deal with these things with…

#Blessed? Really?

I felt emotional after spending ten days with family and friends wrapping their arms around me, in celebration of my up-coming nuptials. The amount of love and kindness I received was overwhelming. I couldn’t help, but feel “Do I deserve all this?” I truly wanted to post #blessed everywhere, don’t worry I avoided the urge,…

Why playing it cool may be keeping you single…

Another classic ‘me moment’ on the plane home from Mexico this week…. In an attempt to read my magazine, I manically tried to twist my reading light on, announcing it’s not working. The beautiful woman next to me gives me a look like, “are you a dim wit?” and hits the button above the light…

Say yes to 2014. Lean in.

If most people are like me which I’m assuming they are…….New Years is approaching, holidays are behind you ,and that hopeful anxiety of a new year arriving begins to bubble. I’m going to guess a lot of you this weekend will find yourself with pen and paper writing down a list, a list of how…