In this episode, Tony and I talk about ways we can really enhance our sleep, the Beauty benefits and some common things that may be causing you to not get enough shut eye! We talk about everything from external and internal stimulants to hormones and rhythms. Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? This is the podcast for you!

Then, I interview the lovely Rachel Brathen, also known as Yoga Girl for Part Two of  this powerful interview! Rachel is the leader of yoga workshops and retreats all around the world, and she’s the founder of a wonderful new online platform and healing community called oneOeight. Rachel and I dive deeper into Rachel’s story, mission and future endeavors!

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  •  Tony and I discuss how you can’t cheat your hormones and how you can’t have coffee to feel more awake and expect your body to be producing the optimal level of hormones…
  • An hour or two less sleep than you need can result in a significant reduction in growth hormones, testosterone and then also in elevated cortisol…
  • There’s some people that claim that they can get away with less sleep but it’s usually an adaptation…
  • We cover the best hours for extreme rejuvenation in terms of your production of melatonin…
  • Research shows this one thing can count towards your sleep hours…
  • Rachel Brathen shares her past and what she has gone through to form the powerful message that she gives today…
  • How Yoga Girl has grown her audience very organically through authenticity, passion and love…
  • How to find balance and happiness in your life, through self-love and passion…
  • All about Rachel’s new platform oneOeight!


Picture of Rachel Brathen : sleepAbout Rachel Brathen, aka Yoga Girl

Swedish native Rachel Brathen is a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and international yoga teacher residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality.

After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. With close to two million followers in social media, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day and constantly travels the globe to connect with her community.

In Rachel’s new book YOGA GIRL, where she gives readers an in-depth look at her journey from her self-destructive teenage years to the bohemian and beautiful life she’s built through yoga and meditation in Aruba today.

About Tony Flores, a long-time friend of Kimberly who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community!


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