057 Choosing Happiness, Interview with Rachel Rosen
Rachel shares with us her realization that her unhappiness could no longer be borne. She describes her method of working through her decision to end her marriage. She rises victorious and happy in her new life. Rachel also shares her excitement about her new project, SPARK: for Humanity.
What was the one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love? Everybody’s influence. There was so much fear about what other people were going to think or judge.
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better? My current partner, Leah. She is one of the most incredible human beings I’ve ever met.
What is the best advice that you have ever received? “Listen first. Speak second.”
What is your favorite self care habit? Yoga and tending to my body mindfully. I also journal my goals and intentions each week.
What is your favorite quote? Cornell West, “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
What is your favorite app or resource to help with our own for self care Every once in a while, Oprah and Depak have 21 day meditation challenges that are free. I think they are phenomenal.
What book are you reading right now? What Lies Between Us, by Nayomi Munaweera.
About This Guest:
Rachel Rosen is the Founder of SPARK: For Humanity, a fun, relationship-building activity, for leaders and communities who want to strengthen bonds and believe that meaningful conversations have a lasting impact. She also currently works for an educational nonprofit, where she coaches leaders to create powerful, equitable learning conditions for their schools and communities. Rachel’s extensive training in leadership and coaching, as well as her personal experience in an interracial same-sex relationship, has shaped her deep belief that—when space is created for meaningful connection, transformation ignites, community is built, and new possibilities emerge for a more hopeful tomorrow.
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