Say hello to a fellow blogger and writer! I reached out to Rachel specifically because I really love her blog. Also, if you go to her social media you will probably feel so much envy for all the gorgeous hiking and outdoor exploration she does with her friends.
As I was scrolling through her feed and website one day, I felt an urge to learn more about her. There was a pull I can’t really explain but I had a hunch she would be open too. So I messaged her via her blog, and she was totally willing to open up a bit to a complete stranger. What a gift I was given!
Although I’ve never met her in person, there is something about typing up people’s responses and appreciating where they choose to insert exclamation points. I think punctuation tells a lot about a person. And I know it sounds silly – but I literally feel like her friend because she got excited about her favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor! I loved her simple answers. It reminds me how when I filled out a similar survey for my yoga teacher training and I replied similarly, short and sweet.
She has been documenting her baby bump growth too and if you know me personally – well, you know I love anything that has to do with pregnancy!
So here is Rachel – just a fellow yogi, writer/blogger, and mama to be. She also makes her own all natural, handcrafted lip balm, lotion, face masks and other beauty products. Check out Yogi Glow on Etsy for the goodies. Read on to discover more natural goodness.
Name: Rachel Bortles
Location: Brunswick, Maine
Occupation: Yoga Instructor, Freelance Writer, Waitress
Where can we find you? Pine Tree Studio, Sebasco Harbor Resort, Sea Dog Brewing Co.
On her nightstand: Oil diffuser, Photo of my husband and I, Water bottle, CBD tincture, Varying array of essential oils
What books to you always recommend people read? Harry Potter!
What does your self care/love routine look like? Bubble baths, face masks, trash tv, pizza, zero obligations, zero guilt.
Describe your fitness/movement routine: I like to make sure I get sweaty from cardio at least 3 times per week. Yoga at least once a day, even if it’s just for a couple minutes to work out the kinks. I thrive with bodyweight exercises so I incorporate those roughly 4 times per week. Lastly, I love turning up the music and dancing freely around the house with my dog.
The last gift you gave someone? Shucking knife and oyster cookbook to my brother in-law.
What were you like in highschool?
Angry, emotional, dark, self-conscious, rebellious, emo AF.
If you had all the money, what type of vacation would you plan? The most epic road trip of all time.
Words that inspire you today: Every no is a yes to something better.