Dating a bad girl
"On social media everyone weighs 100lb, goes to the gym and is fulfilled.But no one's life is like that really, not even a Victoria's Secret model." Behind Rachel's idyllic existence is, she insists, a girl with pain and insecurities, just like everyone else.It shattered me on a level so profound, I've lost my sense of identity.She abandoned me and it's not the first time and now our family is in a million pieces.
There were screaming rows with her parents, a drink driving offence, drugs, and a boyfriend who beat her up. At 18, her mother dispatched her on a week's meditation course, an unusual choice, but exactly what Rachel needed.Im five years old again but this time it's not after my birthday party, it's during a trip I took to Thailand and she is in Sweden.It's not her fiancé crashing his plane into the ocean but her husband divorcing her.And now it's five months later and nothing has healed.No one is fine and I am so angry I want to scream until my voice is gone and I'm sad and I'm scared and I'm five years old wondering if it's all my fault.
Maybe I should have been better, less fussy, teased my brother less. So I become perfect and my entire life revolves around being the best at everything and suddenly I'm 26 and history repeats itself and people tell me "it had nothing to do with you" but how could it not have anything to do with me when I am the one always saving her life A photo posted by Rachel Brathen (@yoga_girl) on I asked Rachel, 26, that very question when we spoke this week: she was preparing to fly to London to promote her book, Yoga Girl, which, with its mix of yoga know-how and healthy recipes, is already a New York Times bestseller.