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Sophie Jaffe

Meet Sophie Jaffe

As a certified raw food chef, yoga teacher, and mother, Sophie Jaffe is mindful about how to treat and nourish the body.

As a certified raw food chef, yoga teacher, and mother, Sophie Jaffe is mindful about how to treat and nourish the body. With a cultivated superfood radar, she has an eye for ingredients that are chock-full of nutrients for healthy meals and smoothies. She recently founded Philosophie, a health and wellness brand with a mission to help others achieve complete nourishment every time they feast. Philosophie offers an assortment of powders and butters made from high quality, fair-trade, organic superfoods. Each product aims cleanse and strengthen the body, and to spread love and health throughout communities everywhere.

YOUR INSPIRATION
For starting your business…

I envisioned one easy, convenient jar full of my favorite superfoods and protein blends. I wanted to help and guide people towards a more enriching and balanced life starting with something as simple as superfood honey.

For being a rockstar mom…

My family is everything. In everything I do, I think of how it can better help them.

How to stay grounded in family…

I meditate and set intentions for my day, returning to those when I need a positivity boost. Working out + eating healthy also play an integral part in helping me feel my best and be able to power through everything that I need to get done.

YOUR CITY
What you love most about LA…

The community it offers and the weather, honestly.

Favorite afternoon café…

Cafe Gratitude. SO good!

Go-to place for superfoods…

Culver City Co-opportunity has everything, including Philosophie superfoods.

A night on the town…

Hitting up a speakeasy called La Descarga in east LA. Burlesque dancers, live music and Cuban cigars. It’s SO COOL!

Sophie Jaffe and her husband

YOUR DAY
Morning beauty routine…

I oil pull every morning and use natural based beauty products. I get eyelash extensions so I don’t have to worry about putting on a lot of eye makeup everyday.

Perfect yoga clothes…

I love fair trade, small business shops. Some of my favorites are Electric and Rose, Athleta, Varley and Show Me Your Mumu.

Evening relaxation…

A nice, long soak in a bath with my favorite face mask and sleepy tea.

YOUR BEAUTY
Must-have skincare products…

Our Chrysalis products for face and body.

Favorite makeup…

BECCA Cosmetics for glowy, dewy skin.

Favorite scent…

Santal 33, by Le Labo.

YOUR NIGHTSTAND
A good book or magazine…

I am currently reading The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.

Any intimate rituals you love…

Taking a bath by candlelight alone or with my husband. With him, I love giving or receiving an oil massage post-bath. So connecting and loving.

Favorite tea…

A recent obsession during pregnancy has been Mayan Mothers Tea with Philosophie Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend. AMAZING!

Aside from shopping the Philosophie line (we’re browsing the site as we speak!), how can our readers support your brand and make healthy choices for their families?

Instead of creating a “healthy diet” based on limitations and rules, I eat from a place of love—love for myself, my family, and my world. I eat because I love how the food tastes and how it makes me feel. The moment you do something that’s “good for you” without having any passion for it is the moment that it loses some of its power. So it’s simple: find recipes for nourishing dishes you can’t wait to make, buy organic fruits and veggies from local farmers who pour passion into their food, and enjoy each bite, and each sip that you take for the gift of vitality that it is.

I’ve passed on healthy eating habits and wellness practices to my kids by teaching them the value of food and the importance of their health.

Family rituals….

Family time is sacred and the simple act of being together is a ritual. Most weekday mornings we have a dance party before I send the boys off to school. On weekends, we have lazy Saturday mornings together filled with endless snuggles and superfood waffles galore. We go on staycations and put our phones away an hour before bed so we can read books or sing and create magic together. We go to the beach or go on hikes together. I’ve passed on healthy eating habits and wellness practices to my kids by teaching them the value of food and the importance of their health. Instead of creating a “healthy diet” based on limitations and rules, I show them how to eat, move, and breathe from a place of love: love for themselves, their communities, and their larger world.

sophie jaffe family

One day, it hit me—as long as my kids are safe, happy, and healthy, that’s all that matters.

Advice for new parents who are entrepreneurs?

I had the learn the crucial lesson of saying “no” and the importance of BALANCE. Once you learn the power of saying “no” to things and people that don’t bring any joy or good to your life, you can make it. Early on I was always so stressed because I wanted everything with Philosophie to be perfect and I wanted to say “yes” to every offer or lead I received, but it was more harmful than good in the end. One day, it hit me—as long as my kids are safe, happy, and healthy, that’s all that matters. Everything else is just gravy. Now I work my schedule around my boys’ schedule. When they’re at school that means I’m on the computer answering emails, going to meetings or going to casting calls. Once they’re home, it’s family time.

Follow Sophie on Instagram: @sophie.jaffe

Fern Olivia Langham

Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid Yoga® and Ajai Alchemy.
Combining her education in Biomedical Engineering with her studies in yoga and integrative nutrition, Fern Olivia has created Thyroid Yoga®, a unique approach to supporting thyroid health.
In addition to teaching, retreats, events, and speaking on the topics of holistic health and self-expression, her course is a best-seller on MindBodyGreen and she trains wellness leaders and practitioners in her Thyroid Yoga® training, now available internationally. Fern Olivia is also the founder of Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone balancing and aphrodisiac benefits.
Through her authentic storytelling, media platforms, and new TV show, Sensual Intelligence, Fern Olivia has inspired a mass movement of conscious self-expression and holistic health.

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