99% of the time, I am happy. Truly happy, and content.
But I have been hurt. I have experienced heartache, and anger over that heartache, both against the situation, and the person involved.
Frankly, I’ve been still feeling angry about something that I thought would have blown over by now. It’s not worth the energy, I know that logically, and I’ve moved on in every way. But I’m still pissed.
_**And it’s ok.**_
It’s ok to be angry about something. It’s ok to feel anger against someone who hurt you, or broke your trust. I wrote in an Instagram post today how akin anger is to a crying toddler. The more you ignore it, the louder it will scream.
So what do we do about this anger?
Embrace it. Validate your anger – and yourself for feeling it, because _**it is ok to be angry**_. Never be afraid to feel your feelings. Talk them out. Write them out. Cry them out. Scream them out. The key word? OUT. The longer we hold in our feelings, or shame them by feeling they are “wrong”, the more damage they can do.
Let the feelings out. Accept their existence. Eventually, the pain will pass, and the wound will heal. And on the other side of that anger? There is new knowledge, perspective, and likely the puppies, rainbows and unicorns you’ve been missing.
Oh life! You sure know how to push my boundaries – and I LOVE it!
I recently learned about the gorgeous Northern Iceland and the possibility of doing a retreat there. So, my partner Laurel Attanasio and I started looking at it for an epic adventure in 2017. After all, seeing the Northern Lights has always been on my bucket list.
Then we found out that the Northern Lights may not be visible for 11 YEARS after this winter. That’s right, over a decade. What?! Time to push things up….a lot. (More HERE about the disappearance.)
So we have partnered with One Yoga Collective to find our inner lights and chase those magical views this March 6-12th!
In this amazing environment of deep tranquility, classes will focus on connecting with your inner light and absorbing all the amazing energy Iceland has to offer. An amazing yoga flow followed by hypnosis sessions to help spark your personal motivation so you can shine your light throughout the world!
Daily Yoga and Group Hypnosis
Two Snow Shoe Excursions: Water Fall Hike and Island Hike
Northern Light Chasing (AHHHH!)
Excursion to the Famous Myvatn Geothermic Volcanic Region with Nature Spa
Beautiful Accommodations and Most Meals
Picturesque Flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri
Free Time in Both Reykjavik to Akureyri
This is an adventure you will not want to miss and it will sell out quickly!
For further details and to grab your spot click HERE!
**Receive $300 OFF if you register by December 15!**
PS – If you need further convincing, read here why Lonely Planet listed Akureyri, Iceland as it’s favorite place to visit in Europe!
PPS – Nonstop flights from the NYC area are under $500!
In my circle, we talk a lot about surrendering. Letting it go. Giving it up to God (or the Universe, or the Divine, or whomever you believe in, if you believe) and releasing any attachment to the process or outcome.
I truly believe in letting go and letting God take over, but only after I’ve made my decisions. I let go of the outcome. I surrender to what will be.
We still need to make decisions. We still need to choose a path that feels right for our soul. Only after we do that can we “let go”. Life was not meant to be driven on autopilot. It’s meant to be lived, full out.
I haven’t alway made the best choices, but they were the right choices. To get me exactly where I needed to be – right here.
Make choices. Make mistakes. Let those choices guide you to the path that you are meant to be on. Stop giving your power away.
Last week I had the pleasure of seeing my friends at AHL. With all the breakups and divorces in the media, it seemed like a good time to talk about relationship red flags, and how to make sure your relationship stays healthy. Check it out here!
I hope you have been having an amazing summer! I cannot believe it is August already. The last two months have been filled with travel for work (always mixing it with play), but my upcoming trip to Puerto Vallarta is what I am really excited about!
If you are looking to get away, and hit the refresh button on life, check out my upcoming [**Self Love and Self Discovery Retreat**](http://www.racheldealto.com/mexico-retreat/)with my partner and yogi extraordinaire Laurel Attanasio.
The all inclusive rates cover your lodging, food, all classes, excursions and transportation to and from the airport. It’s going to be an amazing experience for all involved, and we only have a few spaces left.
If you are feeling called to start making changes in your life, to pursue happiness, to relieve stress, and to fill yourself with self love – check it out [**here**](http://www.racheldealto.com/mexico-retreat/).
ps – We have had several requests for attendees to be paired with roommates. If you are interested in coming solo and sharing (a 5 star palapa), shoot me a note and we will see what we can do!