The power and beauty of women

How my retreat went

October 5, 2015

Well, here I am, back for almost a week from the S-Factor retreat in Miami. I am still adjusting. This is the hard part for me; figuring out how to maintain the feeling that I had when I was away while fulfilling responsibilities to my work, family, children and myself. To keep my insights, discoveries and deep yearnings alive. To remind myself of myself, even …

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Bring me your sh*t

July 16, 2015

That title is so provocative! Mmm….me lovey. There’s a back-story to this title. I’ve been thinking about what I “want” women to bring to my classes. I used to borrow what I had heard in yoga classes and ask students to leave everything at the door. To be in class, free from their daily worries and stresses. But as my experience deepened with the Juicy Woman …

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This still surprises the heck out of me…

April 2, 2015

My life has changed. Really changed. And it still surprises me every day. Because there was a point when I didn’t believe that anything could change about my life. That I didn’t have any or enough power to change my mind-set, change my day, change my life. But I did. And so can you. Now, before you start rolling your eyes at yet another blog …

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3 pounds vs 8 cookies?

January 7, 2015

(By the way, this photo is taken from “Advanced Style” – both a book and a documentary about women in their later years who continue to shine and express themselves with outrageous joy for life. Gorgeous and inspiring. You can find out more about “Advanced Style” here.) I was in the gym over the holidays and overheard a conversation between two women, both in their late …

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Meet your most fearless, confident and pure self

December 17, 2014

“She does what she wants and never anything to impress or please. She dances in the shadows when she wants and on centre stage when she wants. Her body is made for pleasure and she curves and rolls and reaches and mesmerizes. She is ice cold and fire hot. She is untouchable. Untameable. Unknowable.” These are some of the notes I made at the S-Factor retreat in January …

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My thoughts on beauty…

December 3, 2014

  Now that I have a daughter, I have been examining my opinion of the word “beautiful” and what beauty is. Or should be. Little girls hear a lot about being beautiful. They are told they look so pretty in their dress. That they are beautiful. Adorable. Cute. Smile for the camera! There is something in all of that that makes me feel uncomfortable. Whether …

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I always look to THIS woman when I have a problem…

November 7, 2014

  There are times when I feel lost or overwhelmed. When I’m facing problems that I don’t know how to solve because I can’t see around my own petty emotions and issues. When I feel as if me, mere human, can’t step up to the challenge. When I feel helpless, I turn to my inner wisdom and ask “What would Juicy Sophie do?”. I love this …

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What I hear A LOT from women…

October 29, 2014

Here’s what I hear a lot from women when I send out an email about a workshop I’m having. You know, one of those sexy workshops. “Sophie, I would love to some day but I’m just not ready yet.” “I’m trying to lose some weight and when I do, I’ll totally come.” “I don’t have anyone in my life right now.” “I’m just too tired. I don’t have …

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