Tears are words the heart can´t say

I close the door behind me and feel the silence in our apartment embrace me. I sink to the floor, not bothering taking off my jacket or shoes and let the tears that have been building up all morning, silently run down my cheeks. While sitting there, alone on the floor in the hall, crying, something that has been griping around my chest, slowly loosens. Then he comes home, flowers in his hand and a supporting smile. Then that warm embrace. Him holding me, making me feel like the world is good. And suddenly I can breathe again.

The last week I have been headed downhill when it comes to my mindset. A mindset I have been working so hard on. I have just hated everything I see in the mirror, I have cried when I have seen photos of myself and I have sometimes gotten this overwhelming feeling to tear my own skin off. I have tried to ignore it, but guess today I reached my limit. When I woke up this morning everything just felt so wrong. My body was aching, my head hurting and I felt sad, fed up, indifferent, angry, restless. All at once. I didn’t want to get up and face myself in the mirror, yet again disliking everything looking back. I just wanted to sleep.

I have no idea why. I have been doing so good the last few years, mainly because of my work with Best of You and shifting my focus and working on acceptance. But I guess, like with everything else in life there are ups and downs. It will get better, I just need to work my way through it.

I am now sitting here, in my favorite PJ and a warm cup of tea, doing what works best; writing it all down. All to the smell of those fresh and beautiful flowers. I am so grateful to have him by my side, even though he probably doesn’t understand any of it. But by simply loving me, he makes me stronger. And those blue eyes telling me everything will be ok and that smile, that always makes me smile, that helps too.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Dream office and tons of creative ideas

I am at my office, that isn’t really my office, that is without doubt my dream office. You might be super confused right now, but  I am of course talking about Selma City Spa. I kind of just moved in here, and they make me feel so welcomed and at home.

The view and the light… Enough said. 

A plate of tropical fruit helps me feel fresh 

I started my day with a super exciting meeting with the founder and owner of the brand Spurtee. With a vision to help ladies release their inner power and share that feeling with others, Mina Lindman founded the brand with sportswear consisting of powerful quotes. I meet Mina through one of my team members on Best of You and ended up doing an interview  with her (you can read that here). I got to try her clothes and we got to talk more and as she was looking for some help on branding herself on Instagram, I offered to help.

So she has now hired me to help her with her social media and re-brand Spurtee a little. So people, go and follow Spurtee on Instagram and Facebook. We have tons on plans and spent 2,5 hours today going through everything and setting a plan for spring. So now I am ready to get going and dig myself into the work.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Dream it – Do it

Right now, I am over the moon! Never mind that I am feeling sick, never mind that I am so tired I don’t even know my name, never mind that I have 700 SEK left of my salary and need to find a way to live on that until my next pay check. Because right now I am high on life peeps.

It was time for the second Tuesday of City Spa Yoga early this morning, and the class was completely full. A bunch of ladies I have never met before came to enjoy Mo´s gentle and warm practice, before enjoying Selma´s wonderful spa. I am so glad to see that people like what we offer, making it possible for us to continue this.

Seriously, who would have thought this one year ago? Like my wonderful top from Spurtee Sportswear says; Dream It – Do It! I really don’t need Best of You to ever be a BIG business, as long as I can continue doing what I am doing right now, helping a little group of people at a time to find what feels good.

I have also been interviewed about Best of You and my journey by the lovely Ivona, behind the site The Smoke Detector. You can read it here. Really weird being the one answering questions for once, but I am very grateful she asked. Also been doing another interview and have a podcast interview coming up. Definitely out of my comfort zone, but very exciting. Will share it with you when it is all out.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Breakfast date in our PJ´s

Work seems to be consuming us these days, which gives us little time and energy for each other. And when we don´t work we meet friends or go to the gym (separately), so the little time we actually have together we are often tired, wanting to zoom “out” on each our computer.

So, little bossy me sat a new rule: one date per week. Just the two of us.

Today it was breakfast. For those of you who don’t know us, we never eat breakfast. Except when on vacation. Which is sad, because some of my best childhood memories are from around the kitchen table during the weekend. Time to do something about that!

We made our favourite pancakes (recipe here), and as it turns out I am not so good at actually making the pancakes round or stay whole, to his amusement, so I cut some fruit and sat the table instead.  Then we enjoyed a meal without any computers or phones (just my camera really quick, haha).

Next week we have booked Badminton and the week after a table at Wienercaféet! Now we are headed out for a long walk, before I need to get back to work. But the few hours it is just him and me are the highlight of my day ❤

How do you spend time with your family or friends? Do you set aside time often or just every once in a while?

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Wienercaféet anno 1904

There is this one place in Stockholm that I really love. Always have and always will. A place I always stop to admire every time I pass it. It is old, beautiful and classy. I am of course talking about Wienercaféet anno 1904.

Like the name says, it has been there since 1904 and there is just something about the atmosphere; very old school! And I love it. The food is lovely, the coffee perfect and the service outstanding. But I guess you get what you pay for, because it is pretty pricy.

But since the weather sucks (big time), and since we don´t do this very often, my bestie Trixie and I decided a breakfast together there was a good way to start the day. We even got a table right next to some people we know, so as it turns out; great minds think alike!

I had a bowl of fresh fruit with yoghurt and muesli, a big glass of freshly pressed orange juice and a cappuccino. And for dessert a very big and delicious pain au chocolate. Mhhhmm, get hungry again just thinking about it!

Bestie Trixie, always in a good mood ❤ 

You should be there early though, there was a constant line the two hours we spent there.

Afterwards I ran some errands with Johan and now I am firmly planted in bed with a cup of tea and my macbook. Ready to enjoy a very slow weekend. How about you?

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia 

City Spa Yoga

I am so happy, proud and over the moon about our premiere of CITY SPA YOGA this Tuesday.

I got up super early: 05:15 people, enough said. I hadn’t slept much at all, guess I was nervous, so applying mascara to my swollen eyes was a fun filled event. However, when in place at Selma City Spa, I started to wake up and the excitement kicked in! We packed goodie bags, placed all the colourful mats and got a big, tropical plate of fruit, smoothies and tea from the hotel kitchen, before opening the doors to our premiere morning.

It was such a warm and gentle 45 minutes’ practice, led by Best of You´s teachers Ann and Mo. Since it was the premiere they held the class together, which was a wonderful mix. I really found stillness that morning and felt so happy. I guess the colourful mats from Yogish Collective, my motivational and strong coloured clothes from Spurtee and Workout Empire played its part in that too.

Fall in love with taking care of yourself.  Mind, body and spirit

Afterwards we mingled and ate, before people got into the heated rooftop pool and enjoyed the spa facilities before heading off to embrace the day. It was so wonderful to see people enjoy their morning and start the day with self-care and tons of love. Exactly what I wanted to accomplish with this. Take a look for yourself:

Photo cred: Linda Florin

The goodie bag consisted of a Noa drink, muesli from mymuesli, products from Burt´s Bees and Weleda, tea from Yogi Tea, a notebook and pen (for thoughts and ideas that often occour during yoga, at least for me) and a discount code at Yogish Collective

The feedback has been amazing and I am excited to welcome more people the upcoming Tuesday mornings. Maybe I will see you? If you´re interested, take a look here. You can aslo see more pictures on Best of You´s Facebook page.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia


Monday morning, bright and early! Are you ready to embrace the week? I am for sure! I know not everyone is jazzed about Mondays, but dread it and it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Love Mondays and Mondays will love you back. Or just put on a smile, that helps too.

There is always a reason to smile

This week is full of stuff and I am so excited, can´t stop smiling! Tonight I have my last session of the Mindful Mojo workshop for example. We are going to talk about stress, a theme close to my heart. I am looking very much forward to seeing how these three workshops will make me feel in the end. You can read all about my experience with it so far here.

And tomorrow we have the premiere of “City Spa Yoga”, a morning filled with yoga, healthy food and spa. Everything you need to start the day in the best possible way. I am so proud of this collaboration with Selma City Spa and very excited to continue to offer this every Tuesday morning. You can read all about it and get your tickets here. 

Then there are workouts, meetings, interviews and even a podcast recording marked in my calendar. I love busy weeks like these and I am so grateful for my work. So many new doors have opened and so many wonderful people have come into my life. Guess there is always something to smile about, if we just look closely.

What is on your agenda this week? Anything you look forward to? Dinner with a friend, job interview or maybe a favorite workout?

Have a happy Monday peeps! Lots of love from Henriette Sophia