Author Archive: Rachel Kain

Guest Post for Break The Weight

Guest Post for Break The Weight Two of the ladies who are also featured in Transforming Loss, Ricki and Lulu, have an awesome website––that documents Lulu’s weight loss journey as she’s coached by Ricki through the experience. The site is inspiring, always. I love reading every day’s post as they each discover new things about …

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GIVEAWAY: God’s Whisper Manifesto

Part of me has always wanted to live in a real community. Not just people that happen to live together on a street and wave to each other when your walking to the car to leave. I dreamed of something like a commune, where people live and work together. I’m a firm believer that we …

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Living Up Close

I have such a hard time being. Just being. Just experiencing whatever is going on in the moment. I have, admittedly, strayed far, far away from my meditation practice. I think when I was regularly meditating and practicing yoga, I was able to “be” a lot better. See, I am a person who is very …

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Transforming Loss: Part 2

I left off yesterday’s post in the coney island after our morning of filming in the church. Today’s post picks up where we left off. After we finished our lunch, we headed back to our house. This was going to be the hard part: the interview. The day had grown significantly warmer as we had …

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Transforming Loss

After attending the fourth screening of Transforming Loss this week, it occurred to me that I have never written about our filming experience. I’m going to break the story up into two parts because I don’t think I can boil this down into one blog entry, so expect another entry tomorrow. Yep, two posts in …

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My Latest Still Standing Post: Self-Care and Significant Others I hope you’ll read (and enjoy!) my latest article on Still Standing. After re-reading it, I wanted to make an addition to point out that beingĀ a seemingly stoic caretakerĀ in a time of deep grieving can be grieving in and of itself. Many people heal by helping others. After all, that’s how I finally began …

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I promised to post here more frequently, and I dropped the ball. And you know what? That’s okay. Here’s why. I had a few goals set for the past few months. One was to get my blog REALLY up and running, regular posts and all that. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and I’ve …

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Cleaning Out My Closet

It’s a new year. The last few years of my life have been a never-ending carnival of change. Both good and bad change, both changes of choice and changes foisted upon me. But all of it constant upending change. For FOUR YEARS. I’ve had 4 jobs in the last year–for a variety of reasons. I …

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see …

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A Letter for My Son

So, we had this assignment to write a letter telling our son, Austin, how special he was and what we love about him (everything, ‘course!). I whipped this up super fast, but sometimes that’s the brighter gold. I re-read this and I’m really happy with the end result, so I thought I’d share it here. …

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