Growing from Loss and Creating a Positive Outlook with Rachelle Tratt
Today’s topic is not an easy one. When we first set out to do IGNTD, we talked about relationships in relation to many different things. Today we’re going to talk about family relationships and a topic that’s very close to both of our hearts: loss. Our guest today, Rachelle, really has a way of finding the beauty in it all and reminding us not to be afraid of death.
In this episode, we discuss the loss we’ve experienced within our lives — Rachelle with her mother, Sophie with her best friend Heather, and myself, with the death of my father. Loss of this magnitude can really change the way you look at the world — a lot of things can seem not as meaningful and other things, all of a sudden, start taking on meaning.
Rachelle is really close to us and in this episode, we get really deep with her in the interview and speak about the changes she’s gone through since experiencing loss and what has come of it. Rachelle’s story begins with loss; from founding her business, The Neshama Project, to teaching her successful yoga class. Her ability to connect with people and to weave meaning and soul into her work in the world is profound. She’s very inspiring and we hope you connect to this week’s episode and feel as inspired by her story as we do.
[1:05] Introduction to our topic today, loss.
[2:43] About the loss of Sophie’s best friend, Heather.
[5:00] About the passing of my father and life afterward.
[7:42] The changes we and our families have gone through after experiencing loss.
[9:54] About our guest today, Rachelle.
[11:56] Introducing Rachelle to the podcast.
[14:16] Rachelle’s story: how she got started with where she is now from a place of loss.
[20:28] Rachelle’s pushback after experiencing loss; escaping from reality and rebelling against her family and life.
[24:11] Turning her life around and creating a new life for herself through the experience of loss.
[28:08] Yoga giving way to healing trauma, and the passion Rachelle and Sophie share for it.
[31:11] Rachelle’s yoga journey.
[34:02] The importance of connecting to music during yoga.
[35:30] Serving you best; being selfish and taking care of yourself.
[36:33] What brought on The Namesha Project; the starting of Rachelle’s business.
[44:43] Sophie finding her own business, Philosophie Superfoods.
[46:36] Rachelle’s advice to others and herself.
[49:48] Rachelle’s favorite self-care rituals.
[52:51] Where to find and connect with Rachelle online and in person.
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