6 Ways to Beat Stress

Life has a tendency to pour everything on at onceit seems at times that we’re suddenly flooded with work, commitments with friends and family, and to-dos that pop up unexpectedly.

Thankfully, there’s a variety of methods to tackle stress and make everything that’s running through our minds much more manageable. What’s even better is that these techniques can be compiled into a lovely self-care routine full of aromatherapy, more zzzzs, and tons of laughter!

Check out the video below to hear my friend Kathy Patalsky and I chat about stress and our fun, effective ways to beat it: 

What's your favorite way to beat stress? Share it with us in the comments + be sure to subscribe to the Philosophie Youtube Channel for more tips on creating a nourished + balanced life! 

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Berry Bliss//Jnantik Mayan Mothers Tea Recipe

When this winter season has you sick, stressed and completely not yourself this sweet, cozy tea. This warm delight is infused with Philosophie Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend and effortlessly combined the healing vibrational properties of Mayan Mothers Tea.

I’m OBSESSED with this tea, especially for a mama to be. It’s made from the Mayan seed which is high in calcium, iron, fiber, and antioxidants. It’s also a top-notch coffee alternative during pregnancy, which is just what this mama needs AND it provides natural energy as opposed to a caffeine jolt.

Adding in berries, coconut milk and Philosophie Berry Bliss creates the perfect morning drink. It sweetness delights my senses and transforms my mornings so I’m ready to tackle whatever I have for the day ahead.


Gather This:

1 cup Coconut Milk

1 tsp Philosophie Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Coconut Bliss Superfood Coconut Butter

1 tbsp Berry Bee Superfood Honey

1 tbsp Mayan Mothers Tea

1 handful of Organic Strawberries


Do This:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend, warm on the stovetop, or serve chilled!


What’s your favorite Philosophie superfood winter drink? Share with me on Twitter using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #PhilosophieLove

17 Weeks Pregnant!

This pregnancy has been quite the ride! Finally, I've reached a new level on this journey where I’m getting back into my groove (with modifications ☺). I'm reminding myself to listen to every part of my body and bring in all the good energy for this little one growing inside me. All the challenges faced, all the pain, aches, sickness, aversions have reminded me how this little life I’m creating is truly magical. 

I took the time in the video below to share how I’m feeling at 17 weeks, my pregnancy up until this point and answer all the questions you had. Enjoy!

Find my previous pregnancy videos and other videos on my YouTube!

Berry Beet Toast Recipe

Happy Toast Tuesday, tribe!

For this week’s sweet treat, I dreamt up my favorite pink hue on gluten-free bread because that’s all that’s been on my mind these days. This magical creation is loaded with raspberries, beet hummus, and Philosophie superfoods! I used the Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend together with sweet + tart flavors of berries and beet for a beautiful flavor combination.

Beets are high in Vitamin-C, which I cannot stress enough during this time of the year. I also encourage you to drizzle on some Berry Bee Honey because of its immune boosting properties. I’m giving my boys a bit of it every morning to keep the cold away!

Thanks to the beautiful, Kara Elise and her amazing TOAST cookbook for the constant #ToastTuesday inspo. I love throwing my Philosophie touch and creating recipes like this Berry Beet Toast for all of you to enjoy as much as I did.


Gather This:

2 tbsp Beet Hummus (recipe here or you can find it at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s)

A handful of raspberries

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

¼ cup sprouts

One slice gluten-free bread (toasted)

Optional drizzle of Philosophie Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

Toast bread to your perfect texture. Next, spread the Beet Hummus and sprinkle raspberries, pea sprouts, Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, and a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey. Enjoy!


How are you celebrating this beautiful #ToastTuesday? Share your favorite Philosophie infused toasts on Facebook using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #MakeEverySuperfoodASuperfood.

Heart of the Week: Magnesium/Salt Baths

We never have a true winter in LA, but nights get colder and sickness seems to go around so we know it’s winter. I love this season. I love snuggling with Kai + Leo in the early mornings or wrapping myself up in my blanket and sneaking in kisses from Adi. Most of all, I love being able to take the time to care for my own SELF. This pregnancy has been rough and because of it I’ve made self care and healing rituals a must. My favorite is a classic bath soak.

When I prepare to draw a bath, I like to create a calm environment and light candles, maybe play some soothing music, and prep my mind + soul. Sometimes I start with a meditation before and light Palo Santo or I’ll do a quicky yoga flow. Whatever makes your body feel good and relaxed!

In the bath, I use Philosophie Chrysalis Detox Bath Soak which works to open up your skin and draw out toxins, and sometimes I drop my favorite essential oils for calming aromas. I’ve also been obsessed with Naturally Vitality Calm which is loaded with magnesium. They make bath soak products or drinks if you’re in the mood for something to sip on while you cleanse.

Magnesium not only induces calmness, but helps improve skin hydration and decrease inflammation. It can also ease joint pain or muscle aches. This is so needed during a prenancy!


Magnesium Bath Recipe:

1-2 cups of Magnesium (I use Naturally Vitality Calm)

1/2 cup Chrysalis Detox Bath Soak

10-15 drops of essential oil of choice

Photo thanks to Nicole De Khors

How do you de-stress after a long day? Share your favorite self care rituals on Twitter using #PhilosophieLove or #MyPhilosophie

Getting My Protein Fix w/ Orgain

While this post is sponsored by Orgain, these are 100% my opinions!


I’m beginning a magical 2018 with an intention to reconnect and reimagine all aspects of life. As a mama of two boys and a baby girl on the way, a wife, a friend, an entrepreneur I’m making it a point to practice self care and embrace challenges + opportunities that are coming my way. The only way I can reach the goals I set for myself is starting with a well-balanced diet. I love finding different ways to get my daily source of protein, vitamins, fruits and veggies. It’s such a win when I can find it from one convenient source. Orgain’s organic nutritional shakes are an easy shake on-the-go loaded with 16g of grass-fed protein, organic fruits + veggies, and 21 vitamins and minerals.  


What I love most about this product is how beautifully it mixes with my Philosophie smoothies + lattes. It acts as a great base for my morning matcha, which is loaded with super filling protein (thanks to Orgain), nourishing fats from superfood coconut butters and an extra sweet boost from our raw, organic green dream honey. I’m energized and my body works on building lean muscle. It also supports healthy weight management. A huge plus, am I right?!


Other times, I use it as a water substitute in my smoothies. I’m a big fan of thick + creamy smoothies and using Orgain creates this perfect consistency every time. Kai and Leo love the taste of smoothie bowls with Orgain because it’s a little extra sweet, a lot more nourishing and fills their little bodies with quality ingredients I can trust!


I get so excited when I find a product that synergizes so well with Philosophie superfoods that I want to share it! Orgain is hosting a New Year’s renewal getaway sweepstakes for two valued at $5,000! One winner will create a custom getaway for two. AMAZING! You decide where. Orgain pays. Visit Orgain.com/renew for all the details.


What do you love to combine with Philosophie superfoods and Orgain for a little extra boost? Share your favorite combos on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #NewYearRenewYou and #GetPickyWithYourProtein!

Sophie’s Favorite LA Yoga Studios

It’s the second week of 2018 and I’m feeling super energized. Who else is with me?! It’s time to get back into your F L O W. Now in my second trimester, I’m ready to get back at it and keep my body moving. There’s no better way to kick off your fit goals for the year than to start on the mat.

While I also love getting a good flow in at home where I can really zen out, I give it my all in a studio. Practicing at a studio allows me to challenge myself and reach new limits. When I’m at a studio, I feel support from our beautiful community and am constantly inspired by the teachers + energy in the room.

After a yummy yoga flow treat yourself to a superfood smoothie loaded with Philosophie Superfood + Protein Blends!

 

Here are a few of my favorite local LA yoga studios:

Hot 8 Yoga: Beverly Hills + Santa Monica

I love to go to this studio to get my sweat on! This is my go-to studio when I want to reach max energy levels and obtain full efficiency. The heat helps you get into poses quickly and safely, plus the increase of sweat is a great toxin flush. I really enjoy their Yoga Barre class because it combines yoga, barre, body sculpting and non-impact cardio for an full body workout.


Love Yoga: Venice

Stepping into this studio instantly transports me into a focused, vibrant headspace. The teachers are fantastic and encourage a perspective-shifting dialogue. The classes here extend far beyond the mat with a packed schedule full of yoga, workshops and retreats. I recently taught a HIIT Vinyasa Flow at this studio, which will not be my last! I also highly recommend classes taught by Miki Ash and Jana Roemer.


Yoga Collective: Venice

This funky studio in the heart of Venice reflects the city’s playful spirit and offers strength-building classes often set to fun music. The teachers here guide flows rooted in ashtanga and Iyengar. In a normal class you’ll find yourself mat to mat in a very warm room so come prepared with an open mind, full heart and a large water bottle. 


Power Yoga: Santa Monica

This studio holds a special place in my heart as it was the first place I practiced yoga when I moved to LA. The founder of this beautiful studio, Bryan Kest started it to offer space for people to explore their freedom, discovery and creative expression. The teachers here are incredible and I can guarantee you’ll leave feeling invigorated and confident!


SoulPlay Yoga: Culver City

I can’t list my LA favorite yoga studios without mentioning this fun, playful studio! This one is such a gem. For one, it offers the most wonderful children’s yoga class that both Kai and Leo attend weekly. This class encourages their imagination while also building their small muscles, mental awareness and focus. Bonus, this studio also offers pre- and post-natal classes for expectant and new mamas.


What are some of your favorite yoga studios in your hometown? Share with me on Facebook using #PhilosophieLove or #MyPhilosophie



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