My name is: Sophie Jaffe.
My expertise is in: Intuitive and intentional living, wellness and motherhood.
I stay physically healthy with: My daily dose of superfoods! I founded my superfood company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness. There is not a day that goes by when I don’t integrate these high vibrational, potent superfood blends into my meals and/or drinks in some form.
Most mornings, I start with a superfood coffee using Cacao Magic with healing reishi and energizing raw cacao and, throughout the day, I’ll sip on large mason jars of water full of Liquid Sunshine Chlorophyll Drops.
Besides that, I need some form of movement in my day. With everything going on in the world, my nervous system has been shot and my stress and anxiety levels are high, so getting in grounding wherever I can is absolutely necessary. I go on a daily evening walk with my family and without my phone to compress and soak up some nature.
I keep my emotions balanced with: Daily check-ins. I prioritize my day by following the feeling I want to feel. When I’m feeling off-balance or emotionally strained, I’ll do what I can to get out of my head and back into my body, which often looks like dance parties in my living room with my kiddos, long luxurious bath soaks using Chrysalis Detox Bath Soak, free-writes to leave my thoughts on the page and establishing boundaries around the energy I allow into my space.
I’m intellectually stimulated by: I’ve been dedicating hours a day to educating myself and am fully committed to being a spiritual and social activist, learning how to be an ally both in my private and public spaces. We’ve had the honor of welcoming so many incredible guest speakers and leading voices on the IGNTD podcast. I’m currently reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, which is so moving and teaching me about racism through his personal story.
I was recently transformed by: Every summer, my family and I spend about a month in Tel Aviv visiting family and celebrating summer. This year, we had to shift our plans and made the trip to Tulum instead—and it was magic. We felt so safe and even more isolated than here in LA the entire time. We also spent about a week in our own personal jungle home at Papaya Playa Project. This trip, more than anything, allowed a return back to myself. It helped me to remember who I am at my core and rediscover a joy for the basics of life: food, love, play, connection and nature. This trip was all I needed for entire mind, body, sprit reset. Sometimes, all you need is to unplug for a little while to return back to equilibrium.
In the last six months, the ritual that has become so important for me is: A daily five-minute check-in. I’ll find a quiet moment for myself either before my kids are awake or during my youngest’s nap time to connect to what I’m feeling and intuitively tap into how I want to feel. This moment of connection allows me the space to do my best as an entrepreneur, wife, friend and mother every day.
Here’s how you can do it too: All you need is your body and your breath, but I also like to set the space with a candle (currently loving Dehv) and a journal. Sit comfortably and take in three deep rounds of breath. Next, list either mentally or on paper what you’re currently grateful for, which could be as simple as food in your belly or a recent manifestation. Then, you’ll write one to two things you’re currently feeling and really release it out onto the page. Letting it go. Finally, you’ll write an intention about how you want to feel for the rest of the day and close with an “I am __” affirmation to ground you.
It helps me live my process because: It helps me to follow my intuitive rhythm and live more intentionally. In taking at least five minutes to myself, I prioritize my day by following the feeling I want to feel. If I want to feel connected to my kids, I prioritize hanging with them with my phone away. If I want to feel accomplished work-wise, then I make a list of all the priorities and check them off one-by-one for a few hours. If I want to feel free, I go on a hike in nature or leave my phone at home and take a really long bike ride to a coffee shop or on an adventure. In making space for a daily check-in, I’m embracing the now and allowing more creation and more love.