Manhattan-based private chef and nutritionist Sophia Roe (@sophia_roe) is a bad ass. She is passionate, funny, smart and inspiring. Her social media posts keep us both entertained and encouraged. She is often very vulnerable and refreshingly candid about her growth and challenges as a woman and we admire her so much for that. Recently, she shared some thoughts on vulnerability in an Instagram post that rang true for us. Being brave, courageous, honest and focused can be a challenge and requires true vulnerability. But being vulnerable can be intimidating to even the most “put together” amongst us. No matter what, we often all need this reminder that Sophia shared.
“I’ve felt the evil of insecurity, but above all, I was fearful. How in the actual hell was I going to actually do all I dreamt for myself? Like yeah..’woo hoo! Believe in yourself Soph.’ That’s cool and all, but in the midst of that shit, I was vulnerable as hell and down right terrified. 😖😱 It’s just now that I understand vulnerability is the greatest strength a person can have. How on Earth could I have ever experienced life without really feeling life. ❤️
To love, have passion, desire, drive, etc is to be vulnerable my dears. The absolute authenticity of being vulnerable, it’s powerful guys! It means you’re open and ready for whatever the hell is about to come next! It could be some sunshine, it could be a damn shit storm–either way it is a lesson! And what is life without those? 💥
I am constantly reminding myself…’Soph, breathe, count to 20, trust that you’re good, and just be open to this shift or change.” Life happens in movements, like a symphony. It can’t always be the same, or ughhhhhhh life would be so damn [sad]. Remember, nobody has ever learned a damn thing by being angry, close minded, and fearful. An unbelievably crucial part of every persons wellness journey..is vulnerability. 💪🏽The strongest women I know, exposed and opened themselves to change. 💎
Vulnerability is truly the birthplace of the innovated self. Just a soft and subtle reminder to remember to open up sometimes, try something new, let your guard down just a touch. The most subtle opening of the door, can shed the brightest light my loves.
Cheers to all of your individual wellness journeys. ❤️ Sending only the most open and vibrant energy to you beauties today! Love your individual process, because you are your very own matchless project.”
— Sophia Roe
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