Archives for January 2018

01.17.18

A New Year, a New YOU with Helix

Ever since I can remember I’ve had a sensitive stomach. Some of it, of course, caused by my anxiety and sensitivities to different foods. It’s taken some time to figure out what I can and can’t tolerate; I am still on a journey of figuring it all out! So when Helix sent me the at-home food sensitivity kit from EverlyWell I was really excited to see what my results would be like I once I got them!Do you find yourself wishing you had easier access to taking care of your body and knowing more about the very things that keep you energized and in check? Our bodies have such an amazing way of telling us when things are off or feel funny. But sometimes we want answers to why we feel a certain way, or what is causing sleeplessness, irritability, or maybe even exhaustion. I am truly excited to be sharing my personal experience using Helix a product called FoodSensitivity+by EverlyWell (one of Helix’s partners). Helix is dedicated to making DNA learning accessible and actionable for everyone. They strive to help others make more informed choices on their health, fitness, nutrition, and much more. Helix is on a mission to empower and educate others to discover the sequencing and storing of DNA. Helix “believes in a world where everyone benefits from their biological information and is able help all of humanity lead better lives.”

The process of opening up my kits and following the instructions was quite simple, informative and easy to follow. You simply order your at home test kits online, pick it up at your door-step, and follow the easy instructions to send back your samples. I can hardly wait to see what my results will be and some ways to better my health and overall wellness. I love that this product was made to save time, educate, and build stronger bodies to better serve and nourish what we have.

Empower your-self and others by taking an active step to get to know your whole self. Find out what foods your body may be sensitive to and how your DNA may influence nutrient levels with the ease of an at-home blood and saliva kit from EverlyWell. Use my personal code ‘CULTIVATEMOTHERHOOD’ to receive 30% off an product on the Helix platform. Click here to shop: DNA kit!

XX,

Sophia

This is a paid/sponsored post, however the opinions stated are my own.

01.07.18

All We Have Is Now

Memories..photos..notes…become the very things you want to keep, hold onto, bottle up, and save for a life time. My family is truly one of Gods greatest gifts to me. Each one of them blessing me in a different way each day. Each one of them unique and full of grace and love. Each one of them reminding me that I am stronger, braver, and more adventurous with them by my side. This year my husband Aaron will be deploying overseas for the first time. For those who maybe don’t know my husband is in the national Guard reserves, he flies Black Hawks for the Minnesota Guard part-time alongside his civilian job. Although he would say I am the glue to this family I too feel the same way about him. We compliment each-other is so many different ways. He is gentle, kind, and always understanding. We have graciously learned over the years how to better support one another and truly listen and be heard and seen by each-other. Since finding out-we both have taken quite a bit of time processing both personally and together and continue to do so each day. As we hold on to each present day we are trusting and believing in the power of grace and strength to get us through our time apart. When I found out about his deployment I really wanted to capture our family unit through photos. Photos we both can hold onto, look at, and remember why were in this together. To remember that what we have is magic, sacred, and full of love.To remember even on the messiest and hardest days that what we have is pure goodness. We had the chance to work with a beautiful photographer  named Chrystal in her cozy white studio a few weeks back and I am so thrilled with what she captured. Crystals Photography  

I am so excited to be sharing her amazing work with you, and giving you a glimpse into the day!

I love this photo because it captures what my girls love to do each and every day. Dance and make believe! These dresses are from our favorite small shop Mien Studios

This photo above melts me. Aaron was made for girls but I know our creator knew that long before he was formed and conceived. His heart is tender yet strong with his girls. I admire his desire to see them flourish and be exactly who they are.

My heart already aches for how missed this man will be when he is gone. But I will trust, and I will remember my purpose, our purpose. I will remember that this is a season for growth to expand our hearts in love and grace. This is a season of pressing into strength and vulnerability. This is a season for asking for help when I may need it. This is a season of great purpose because on the other side we will see the fruit and we will build upon our story, our family story, our individual stories. All we have is now.

xx,

sophia

If you are interested in booking a photography session with Crystal click on the link below. Crystal is located in Cambridge Minnesota.

http://www.crystalsphotographymn.com/