I’m all about FALL - it’s a wonderful time for turning inward, finding gratitude, expressing love and cozying on up! I need this energy so much in my life right now so I’m making this season count and taking full advantage of the cozy vibes.
Along with joining my Philosophie fam on a GROUP FALL RESET (starting on the Autumn Equinox on Monday, 9/23) these are some of my favorite essentials I keep around the home all throughout this season for my own self-care and healing.
1) Books! And one of my go-to's for DROPPING IN is Mamaste by Lori Bregman
A beautiful read about supporting motherhood from within and finding community along the way. Some others in my essential reads are: The Book of Awakening, Ram Daa Be Here Now, Untethered Soul, I Am Her Tribe, Yoga Journal
2) Palo Santo
A MUST for creating positive energy. I use Palo Santo during the cooler months because we’re home more and have a tendency to invite over more friends + family for the holidays so I want to make sure we invite in positive, uplifting energy in our space.
Chlorophyll has been part of my daily routine for years and I’m so happy I can share this magic with you all! It has the power to completely transform your water - it detoxifies your body systems, hydrates your skin and boosts the stimulation of the immune system. So necessary when battling a cold!
An essential for easy nutritious + tasty dinners for you and the family! I use it on all my favorite roasted veggies, soups and savory meals! So yummy!
Mmmmm! I can't get ENOUGH of these superfood lattes! While a fancy latte may sound like something you should leave up to your barista, it's just as easy to make in your own home!
This deck is one of my best friends and is so beautiful! Whenever I feel super overwhelmed or like I need a bit of inner guidance, I use this deck to tap in and it always gives me a beautiful message of clarity.
This is pure SKIN MEDICINE, an anti-aging treatment AND a skin hydration solution that makes me glow. I usually put it on throughout the day + it smells amazing—it's a luscious combo of sweet orange, rose, and plumeria.
8) Candles and I’m loving Dehv!
A good candle can completely change the energy of a room and I love using candles that are made consciously and so full of love like Dehv. Their packaging is also insanely gorgeous!
As a mama and, truthfully, a woman, I’m told a lot about what I should and shouldn’t be doing in order to have a perfect, healthy life. After years of work in establishing boundaries and leaning in fully to my intuition, I’m not easily swayed by the rules and labels put on women. I’ve created such a strong circle that I barely come across products and stigmas that don’t align with my life. But, I know they exist and my hope is to help other women cut through all that noise and come back to their own body in a beautiful, gentle and loving way. I REFUSE to shrink and label myself to do things that make me look, feel or SMELL better. The second we try to hide what we’re made of is the second we create a toxic cycle within our bodies.
This is why I’m challenging myself to commit to certain clean, non-toxic products that enhance my natural body’s makeup for the next few months and see how I feel and where I end up. I would love for you to join this movement with me!
Using products made with natural and purposeful ingredients EMBRACES our natural beauty. I am partnering with type:A deodorant for the next few months to see what happens after committing to ONE clean deodorant for several months. I’m so excited to see it all unfold and will update you along the way!
Deeply connecting to our intuition and focusing on the natural beauty allows us to truly radiate out to the world and we organically look, smell and feel better without harmful chemicals and toxins covering us up. Other ways you can create this natural beauty and glow is through:
Mindful movement: Moving your body in a way that feels good deep within your bones like a morning yoga flow, a midday afternoon jog around the neighborhood or a HITT class at your local gym.
Daily nourishment: Eating lots of fresh fruits + veggies and TONS of superfoods because it gives you long-lasting energy and boosts your body’s nutrients. Eating all the colors because it’s fun, delicious and rewarding.
Conscious consumerism: Using trusted and safe products like type:A to support natural body functions (aka sweat!) makes you GLOW from the inside out.
All type:A deodorants are aluminum-free, paraben-free (needed!) and come in gorgeous scents like The Dreamer which is made of a soft white floral linen scent with hints of ylang ylang and jasmine. It feels super lightweight when I put it on and gentle to my skin. Since it’s cream-based it also moisturizes my skin but dries to the touch. It’s amazing! I’ve never had deodorant in a tube, but I can already tell, I’m a fan.
If you’d like to join me and try type:A for yourself, use my code “SOPHIE20” for 20% off! So excited to see how my body feels after these few months and I’ll continue to update you all throughout this journey!
In living a life that’s filled up with so much adventure, hard work, joy, love and laughter it’s important that I also live a life of RADICAL TRANSPARENCY. A lot of the good is coupled by a lot of heartache, pain, and struggle. Multiple times a day I’m asked, “How do you do it all?!” and as a mama of 3, an entrepreneur, wife, sister, friend, yoga teacher and wellness advocate—the truth is, I don’t. My loving Philosophie community, I will tell you anything about everything because I WANT to share the things that bring me joy, sanity and peace. So that you can live a life you deserve, too. So when it comes to “doing it all” I’ve learned (the hard way) to ask for help.
My support system has been made from years and years of trust, open communication, and growth. From my husband to my business team, my chosen family and other trusted services, my businesses have grown (Philosophie and IGNTD) and my children live a life that supports their nurturing and allows me to show up to them fully as a mother. I have an amazing manager Erin Cutler, founder of Neon Rose Agency (truly amazing if you’re looking for a manager!!) and an incredible personal assistant, Taylor Heinrich.
When it comes to my kiddos, we knew a network of babysitters wouldn’t cut it anymore and we couldn’t afford a full-time nanny so we tried out Cultural Care, which is an au pair cultural program bringing amazing humans from other parts of the world to live with you and be a part of your family. Our au pair, Noemii became part of our family. If you’re not ready for an au pair, you can also explore sharing a nanny with another family or swap when you can, meaning you watch a neighbor’s kids and then they watch yours another time.
How do you ask for help?
Communication is SO important. While nothing is perfect, a relationship is built on communication, intimacy, vulnerability and trust. It’s knowing that in order to succeed in life you have to delegate and let others step in and pick up the reins when you can’t. It’s knowing that you’re human and you’ll never be perfect but as long as you put in the work, do the research and SHOW UP then life is saner and 100x more enjoyable.
Some of my favorite service and go-to's include:
Bambino Sitters: I use this especially when I’m traveling because I don’t want to feel trapped because little babe is asleep. I want the freedom to explore.
Kango: A literal lifesaver in navigating my kid’s schedules that are often busier than mine! This reliable car pickup/dropoff service is super safe and I trust them 100% to help get my boys wherever they need to be on any given day.
Washos: Mobile car wash and detailing service that is SUPER helpful when you need a quick wash but can’t leave your home.
Spatial Soulutions: Dany has become part of my family and helps keep my home organized and beautiful. I work with her every few months or so to make sure things stay clean, organized and functional. Highly recommend!!
Find some of my other MOM HACKS in this post and tips for a WORKING MOM here. You can also find some of my favorite beauty tricks and secrets that have become timesavers in this post. Never feel guilty for asking for help and support! Relationships are built on an equal give and take. Know that every problem has a solution once you take yourself out of the “victim” role. You got this!
Anything I’m missing? Anything you use? Share in the comments below!
We’re spiritual beings. We share energy on a daily basis with humans, places and things. Most of the time they bring in positivity, joy and love into our lives but there are times when they create low vibrational energy. By sharing energy we create attachments or energy cords to relationships and things that either serve our highest good or block our growth. Like a mother’s bond to a child or a passionate bond to a lover, energy cords are made up of mutual sharing, trust and love. As we are always in a state of growth, bonds have the potential to shift or transform as time comes and goes. It’s our CHOICE to decide when energy shared enhances your life or restricts it. Then you can decide how to move forward from there.
There are certain people and things you effortlessly align with and keep coming home to over and over and over again. Trust their love for you. Trust the joy they bring you. Anyone who you can pick up exactly where you left off and get DEEP into it—those are your people. Hold them close.
Decide now to choose YOU. Your joy and happiness. Nobody or nothing can rob you of your joy. Did you know that? If you feel the energy cord inhibiting you from living a life you’re meant to experience, let go. Create more space. More music. More baths. More nature. More breaths. More fun. More nourishment. Cut cords energetically for more love and gratitude to seep in.
What are some signs of unwanted energy cords?
Obsessive thoughts or behaviors around a person or thing
Negative self-talk or feelings with that relationship
Feeling drained with a person or a thing
You don’t feel like your true self around that person or with that thing
You hold onto to the hurt or pain in a low vibrational way
The relationship makes you physically anxious, tired or sick
The same way we can energetically attach to people, places or things, we can also physically attach. It’s our choice and birthright to cut any forms of an unhealthy attachment. Through connecting to your intuition and maintaining nourishing self-care rituals and practices you’ll recognize where energy cords are strengthening or depleting you.
The best thing you can do is let go of feeding that person, place, trauma or hurt your energy through thought or emotion. Forgive them, forgive yourself and LET GO.
A ritual for energetic cord-cutting
Find a quiet place and light some candles then clear away negative energy with Palo Santo (available here). Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Then perform this visualization exercise:
Picture a thick cord coming from the center of your body, traveling deep into the earth and tying you safely to the core. Grounding you and protecting you.
Now imagine the person, place or thing you wish to let go.
Visualize a physical cord with this relationship and imagine cutting it. Tell this person, place or thing that you love them and are grateful for them but will no longer be tied to them.
Remove the cords.
Visualize the cord you tied to the earth coming back to your center.
Bring your awareness back to reality and move your body (try a quick yoga flow or delicious stretch).
Finish by lighting some Sweet Grass (available here) and bring in new, vibrant positive energy into your home and the energy within.
How do you challenge your growth and reach toward your highest self? Share in the comments below or connect with me on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove.
We are welcoming in a New Moon in the house of nurturing Cancer but also a powerful Solar Eclipse with it. Even if you’re not able to witness it, this energy can be felt worldwide. It’s our job to understand and know how to tap into this energy and use it to make powerful transformations during the season ahead.
Eclipses have the ability to influence the next 6 months and act as a pivotal time of change. Solar Eclipses only happen when there is a New Moon and hold a strong sense of new beginnings. As this one is focused in Cancer we’ll draw attention to aspects that make up our “home” and sense of being whether it’s our personal relationships, feminine spirit, comfort, stability, and emotions.
Because of this Solar Eclipse coupled with the Cancer New Moon you can expect emotions to be opened wide and deeply felt throughout the day. Allow some time to yourself and you travel through these emotions. Hold yourself and acknowledge all that you’re feeling. This is a time for calling forth your deepest desires and true needs from a place of intuition Cancer encourages. Listen to your heart and gut feelings for guidance during this astrological event. You never know what could be opened up for you.
“TOTAL Solar Eclipse NEW MOON in Cancer in the sign of the Great Mother, nurtures the child within and offers us a refuge, a home within ourselves, where we can return to our place of Origin. This is the energy we are spiraling in with this Cancer Eclipse. Sensitivities are opened, our tender places are feeling tender, and the many facets our inner child can be more readily accessed, witnessed and integrated. Because of other aspects occurring including Mercury which is about to go retrograde 7/7, we must bring mindfulness to how we are expressing ourselves. With awareness of this, we can rise to a more mature response. Our inner Mother Elder Wise One can help guide the child within through all these changes. And as every Mother knows, play is the most creative fun way to engage with children and with Life. So amidst it all, let’s remember to yield to that Lightness of Being expanding within us and allow humor to lift us as we journey home to ourselves. May this beautiful MOTHER Energy continue to rise and awaken within each and every one of us, to help us to have more compassion for ourselves and for each other.” - MYSTIC MAMA
Channel all this magical energy through a vibrant yoga flow to help get out of your head and back into your back. I shared a 15 min. HITT Vinyasa Yoga Flow now up on my YouTube channel.
Grab a Magical Moon Satchel or “intuition kit” to help uplift your energy today and every day.
Happy New Moon and Solar Eclipse!
I’ll be the first to admit that I was pretty hesitant to jump on the podcast bandwagon. It wasn’t until I was a guest on some truly amazing podcasts and then took the HUGE leap and started my own with Adi (IGNTD podcast) that I began to truly appreciate the magic of this kind of storytelling. Podcasts have the unique way of bringing people together and sharing stories in an honest, authentic way as long as you come to it with the right intention. It’s incredibly rewarding and I feel so honored to be able to connect with my community in this way.
Now, I look forward to these talks with other women, content creators and entrepreneurs excelling at what they do. The feedback I receive whether it’s from our IGNTD podcasts or a podcast I’m a guest on is amazing and so entirely worth it.
Here’s a little round-up of all the podcasts I’m featured on and how you can tune into the IGNTD podcasts!
Love, Light & Lace with Marissa Lace // Vulnerability, Relationships, Honoring YOURSELF, + being a powerful mama
The Alchemized Life with Ava Johanna // Why we all should practice radical transparency, a no BS gratitude practice, and conscious parenting
Claim It! Podcast with Your Joyologist // A conversation on balance, living with intention, boundaries, motherhood, becoming an entrepreneur and what ignites joy
Healthier Together with Liz Moody // Myself & Courtney Swan on things you’re not supposed to talk about—money, sex, & body image
Off the Record // Life as a child, shame, intimacy, a "passion for fashion," and transforming tragedy into triumph
Manifest This with Ashley Wood // Manifestation, magic and mindful motherhood
Bring Your Own Kombucha // A chat on all things motherhood, balance, and living your best life!
The Influencer Podcast with Julie Solomon // The importance of speaking your truth to grow your influence
Almost 30 // A conversation about balance, motherhood, and saving a marriage
Soul On Fire with The Balanced Blonde // A talk on friendships, balancing it all, motherhood, our food philosophy, life and so much more
Dynamic Lifestyle // How to IGNITE your relationships, career, and well-being
#Nofilter with Zack Peter // How to overcome cheating & F*ck Shame
Adi and I starting IGNTD together, out of our home, was a huge leap for us and our partnership. It was tough in the beginning but now I look forward to every single conversation on our podcast with some amazing guests. We’ve created the space to be deep, vulnerable, honest and intentional.
The IGNTD Relationships podcast is an exploration of all things relationships whether that’s money, family, career, love and more - there’s nothing we won’t shy away from.
Recovery Secrets offers an entirely new look at the addiction problem with my husband Adi.
What podcasts do you listen to? Any shows you’d like me to appear on or any guests you’d like to see on the IGNTD podcast? We want to know!!