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Rachel Lavin

Lifestyle & Wellness

About Me

Established in 2000

Rachel Lavin is a Published author of The Doughnut Diaries, Professional Speaker, Body Love Coach, Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer. She grew up in Northern California and has lived in Hawaii, Vancouver, Washington, Portland, Oregon, and New York City. She currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her Partner.

My Mission is to Create a Lifestyle through Balance, Connection, & Wholeness.


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Declutter & Organization Services

By helping you declutter, purge, and organize your space I can create a place for you to feel whole, balanced, and connected to the other parts of your life. Your home or office space is an extension of who you are, and it should provide a feeling of peace.

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Rachel Interviewed by Eden Wine on “Practical x Woo” Podcast

Rachel Interviewed by Ashley Ladanza on the “Eat. Explore. Love.” Podcast

Rachel Interviewed by Jaclyn Gee on “Doom to Bloom” Podcast

Rachel Interviewed by Leslie Draffin on “The Light Within” Podcast

Rachel on the “Embracing Layers Radio Show”: Why Do We Say We’re Sorry?

Rachel Interviewed by Trevor McCormack on “Come to Think of Fit” Podcast


Love letter to Your “Summer” Body

With the start of summer less than two weeks away, and just like every year, looming over us like a dark cloud, is a new diet with the promise to get you your summer body now! I’d like to propose that we look at this in a different way. If summer is your favorite time of year, why not allow yourself to fully enjoy the time spent with your family and friends instead of imprisoning yourself to have a “summer body”. Creating memories with the people you love. Doing the things you love is much more valuable than not doing anything because you don’t believe your body is already ready for summer and beyond! It is just another ploy that the diet industry has used to instill fear in all of us and if you don’t get on a diet 3 weeks before summer and shed 10, 15, 20…… pounds then you wont be able to enjoy this time of year. That is not realistic or even attainable, I’m sorry but its true. Realizing that rapid weight loss always equates to more weight gain!

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First Body Love by Rachel In-Person Event

I really enjoyed my first "Body Love by Rachel Lavin" in-person event. The event was held at the West Village Lofts community room and was open to the public. It was a lively event with a brief presentation followed by a very active Q&A session. Judging by the...

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Why are You Still Looking for that Quick Fix?

Desperation to lose the weight once and for all is the most intense feeling I’ve ever experienced and finally finding that one thing that promises me the weight will finally come off and stay off I believed it with all my heart, and I thought to myself I’m sold!!! I...

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January 2023 is Over – How Did We Do?

Mid-January is where we tend to feel like we failed again, another year of resolutions down the drain. I’ve been thinking about how I want to approach this month’s blog. Hopefully by now you know I do my best to not shame or chastise my community, but to approach...

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Christmas Dinner Won’t Make you FAT!

It’s that time of year again where we are all making the usual, yet untrue and unkind, statements about our holiday eating and weight gain. I am sure you have either heard a family member, co-worker, neighbor, friend, or you say some of these or all of these...

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Body Shaming – Are You Guilty?

Accepting people who have bigger bodies is more than long overdo, we are at DEFCON 5! It’s a huge problem in our culture. Why can’t people accept that those of us who come in bigger bodies are not lazy, full of disease or unhealthy. If you really believe that then you...

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Do We ALL Have Anxiety Now?

I don’t know about you, but I have been experiencing anxiety/panic attacks for over a year and it’s driving me crazy! I hate them! They happen at the most inopportune times. What is the solution? Is my only choice to go on medication? I am only speaking for myself,...

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Menopause, Such a Dirty Word!

It has started!!! I don’t know what this is exactly, but I do know that I feel different. This isn’t going to be another fact ridden blog about peri menopause, hot flashes, hormones, and everything in between. Today I’m writing a blog about how I’m feeling; in a word...

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Book Reviews

“Rachel Lavin is truly a New Yorker – you can tell her dry wit from the first chapter and picture yourself having the same experience in the grocery store… that alone is worth reading ‘The Doughnut Diaries!'”

— Robert Solis, Senior Designer at Izod, American Luxury Menswear Stylist, and Influencer

“I like to call Rachel’s book a necessity for anyone who is struggling with being image-conscious. I highly suggest that you read this uplifting, informative book that also expresses Rachel’s great sense of humor. Each passage in the book is not only very true, but will hit the spot for readers as they relate to Rachel’s journey on how she successfully overcame the dark side of what we’re led to believe we should look like.”

— Tonijean Kulpinski, CBHC, BCHP, AADP, and Bestselling Author of the Stop Battling Disease & Start Building Wellness Book Series

“Rachel Lavin has been every size imaginable and she has learned how to maintain a healthy body while still eating doughnuts! Want to know how she does it? You can eat it all up in ‘The Doughnut Diaries!'” 

— Christy Whitman, New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy, and Certified Law of Attraction Coach

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