Back in time

Haymarket in Stockholm is the one place I go if I want a little time to pamper myself. The whole place cheers me up with its pink decor, marble surfaces, big green plants and old school music. It´s like stepping into a cafe from the 1920s (not that I know anything about how that was, other than what I have seen in movies, but you get my drift). A little get away in the busy streets of Stockholm.

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haymarket2This place, full of optimism and elegance, combined with a warm cappuccino and my work, definitely creates joy. The little things in life, you know?!

Any “little” thing you enjoy from time to time?

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

A grateful yogini

Every once in a while I stop, take a step back (not literally) and look at how lucky I am to live such a good life. A huge contrast to my latest post, I know – hypocrite, sorry about that! But seriously, some moments I can’t  believe how lucky I am.

One of those moments was when I had the privilege to meet Adriene Mishler, as she kicked off her Find What Feels Good Roadshow in Stockholm.

The woman who helped me learn to love myself and find what feels good, both on and off the mat.

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Adriene is a yoga teacher from Austin, Texas who has built a global yoga community on Yoga With Adriene, her YouTube channel, with nearly 4 million subscribers. Making yoga accessible to millions of people.

It’s not about doing it right, it’s about having fun and doing it together.

I have been a part of her community for almost two years, and her words have had a big impact on my life. Getting to participate in one of her classes in real life and then get to talk to her afterwards was… amazing! She even said yes to an interview for Best of You. How awesome is that?!

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Such a down to earth, kind, funny and genuine person

Right now she has a 14-day yoga course named “Yoga for all” going on, created to bring yoga to ALL people, especially those who need it the most and might get it the least. Join hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world. Read more here. 

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Now I just need to patiently wait until I can start working out again, and then you know where to find me!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia 

Good vibes only

You know when life kinda sucks just a little, but then your realise that compared to a lot of other people it doesn’t suck at all, and it leaves you feeling like a jerk because you let the negative thoughts take over for a little while. That has been me about every single day the last week. Ask my boyfriend how fun I am to be around!

libresseMy beloved accessory these days

Nevertheless, today is all about good vibes, because I am working from home, in my comfy (read stylish) PJ, drinking coffee from my favorite cup, while waiting for Marie to come and entertain me with her work spirit!

Hiding behind my coffee

Keeping warm with the ugliest warming pillow in history 

But home office is most certainly comfy and cozy 

Later I am forced to get dressed (hmm, red suit might the best choice) because I am invited to a business-girl event.  I am actually pretty excited about that though!

Back to business now!
Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Thank you for holding my hand

Earlier this week I was wheeled into an operating room at Karolinska Hospital to do a cervical conization. A easy peasy procedure that SOOO many women go through, but that doesn’t mean it’s not scary.

While I was lying in bed, waiting for my turn, several women were wheeled past me. And they all had this look of understanding, like they were saying it’s ok to be scared, that they were too. Not every day you feel like you’re in the middle of an episode of Greys Anatomy after all!

I was put to sleep and didn’t feel a thing, but those moments in that operating room, so white that my eyes were hurting, hearing my heart beat on the screen next to me, surrounded by all those faces covered behind masks, having all these wires attached to my body and feeling stuff being injected into my blood stream, not fun to say the least.

Which might have been the reason I completely freaked out when they woke me up. Started hyperventilating and they needed to injected sedatives and get Johan to calm me down and get my pulse back to normal. Funny thing is that I dont remember this. I just remember Johan talking to me, holding my hand and stroking my hair. But they were all so kind, so understanding and gentle.

The unknown is frightening and we are allowed to have negative emotions too, in this positive world of social media, without that making us weak. I therefore want to send TONS OF LOVE to all women out there who have done this. And for talking about it and sharing your stories! That way we are never alone! And my best friend and partner, who holds my hand through every emotion I have in life.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia 

Your dream is achievable

Over the last few months I have been going to a coach; the talented Anna Vogel, behind Mindful Mojo. We spent the sessions exploring a part of my life I have been struggling with for some while, and it has been both challenging and emotionell, but I feel so much stronger.

Yesterday however, I had my last session and we spent it talking about something completely different: my work life.


I have been struggling with my motivation over the last few months, growing impatient and even questioning myself in regards of what I want to do. Having this feeling that there is some kind of recipe to success in this business, but I don´t want to follow it. I want to do my own thing. And when Anna asked me what is holding me back I realised: 

What often holds us back, is fear

Fear of failing. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of not being liked. And during the session I realised I have been holding back from what I have wanted to do for a while now. Because I am afraid people will judge me.

I came to the realisation that fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears, we can move forward. Stronger and wiser within ourselves.

Because doing what “works” might work at that exact moment, but in the long run it will not uphold. But by doing what you love on the other hand and run a business with your heart, that will always stick.

And it will make you so much happier! Time to follow the heart, once again ❤

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia 

Memories of summer

This years summer vacation turned out a bit different. We didn’t travel abroad like we usually do, due to my slightly tight economy. Instead we spent time at my dads summerhouse at the coast, south in Norway. And even though it is rebuilt, it is as magical as it was through all my childhood.

Every summer has its own story and here is part of mine

A glass of wine and quiet moments to myself 

Morning swims in the refreshing water

A windy boat trip 

Finally got him on a picture, hihi

Favorite Norwegian ice cream 

The love of mye life 

Outdoors Yoga

Quiet mornings 

Long power walks to get in some movement

Visiting my new summer-bestie every time 

Long hours spent next my favorite person 

Talking about what has been and what is to come

Movienights with my favorite candy

Jumping into the water, again and again 

Feeding the seagulls with my sis, just like when we were children

Spending countless hours reading

Enjoying the stillness with this man 

Soaking in the view

Filling my heart with memories

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia 

Pitaya bowl with a dash of workmode

Today I finally got (at least halfway) back into my workmode. On a Friday of all days! Guess it had something to do with waking up to sunshine and the good company I had all day.

Todays happiness level

Got all dressed in my favorite color before riding my bike over to Mahalo at Odenplan to meet Marie for breakfast. Like always, we ordered their delicious bowls and spent the first few minutes photographing (the camera always eats first, right?!) and the next two hours chit chatting! Marie is opening her own studio and I needed an update on all the fun stuff involving paint, equipment and renovations that had happened over the last few weeks! The Workout Plan Studio – go follow people!

Yummy in our tummies!

Afterwards we walked over to The Changers Hub, a free co-working space at Grev Turegatan and spent a good few hours outdoors, checking off things from my to-do list! God, I am so grateful not to be stuck in an office on days like this!

The owner was so nice, giving us everything we needed

Marie in full workmode

Coffee = motivation 

Full focus!

Got home to Johan who finally feels a bit better after having been sick all week, and we went for a little walk before pizza, candy and our favorite crime series awaited! Pretty chill and just what I wanted, because after last weekend wine and social gatherings is the last thing on my mind, hihi!

What about you? How did you welcome the weekend?

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia