About Rachel

I am journeying through this life as a single mom, entrepreneur, teacher, and hopefully friend. Born and bred (mostly) in Las Vegas, NV, but moved around a lot for a family that wasn’t in the military. By the time I turned 21 I had moved 28 times. From Las Vegas to Southern Utah, to Central Nevada, back to Vegas, out to California, then back home long enough to decide I wanted to go to college – away from home. “Reno, NV, here we come!” is what my childhood friend and I said when we were both accepted to the University of Nevada, Reno. After a year of being homesick and independent living, we packed up and headed back home.

I wasn’t serious about or prepared for college, but I was the only member of my family who had ever tried, so I began taking classes back home at our community college. Working full-time at the world’s largest hotel at the time and going to school, I figured I was doing ok. I even picked up a second job at our state’s first law firm to fund a big trip, so I really thought I was making a big splash into adulthood. My only measurement for success was that if I didn’t turn out like my family (except Grandpa) I had made it. From where I stand now, I’d say that was a pretty bleak outlook on how life should be. Remember being 18?

The young adult years were t-o-u-g-h. Late teens and early 20s had me seriously considering how to exit the planet early. With no real moral compass or direction or even encouragement to do this or that, my life was literally flapping in the wind. Perhaps there are people out there who can exist without meaningful relationships and a sense of purpose. I’m not one of them. As much as I’d like to believe I’m strong and independent (which I am), I’m still created for relationship just like you. Like it or not, we need healthy human connections. It took me years, but I finally started to learn what a healthy relationship looks like and realized most of the people around me were spiritually, mentally, and physically sick. As messed up as I felt in my early years, I knew I did not want to be like those people – miserable, depressed, and self-deceived.

As I have lived out my 20s, 30s, and most of my 40s, I realize that life is precious and we only get one crack at it. Mistakes have been made and will probably continue. After all, how can we learn from our mistakes if we never make them in the first place? Part of my purpose is sharing those mistakes – and successes with you. My hope is that this blog will evolve into a trove of valuable life lessons, resources, and helpful information to help you along in this journey called Life. I’m also developing this site with my young adult children in mind. Life is so much more complicated than even when I was growing up. But I am convinced that you are made for the time in history in which you exist. May my ceiling be their floor.

If you’re interested in health, food, business, writing, and people, you have come to the right place. RachelBieri.com is a live experiment where I can share exercises, meal plans, business tips, and more – once I have tested and tried myself. And if you have read this far, I want you to know that you are precious. Your age, background, education, and relationship status have nothing to do with the value of your life. You are worthy of learning and improving, regardless of your circumstance. And you can do it! 💖