Soul Chat with Sophie
Welcome to 'Soul Chats', where we talk with positivity queens, inspiring goddesses, empowering wonder women, and awe-inspiring girl bosses.
Our vision is to uncover how these beautiful humans nurture their soul, feed their mind, and nourish their body, to share their tips and insight with Intrinsic's beautiful community.
Next up, we've got Sophie Bretag from Metta Leaders. A barefoot walker, squeezy hugger, sunshine and rainbow chaser, who lives her mission every day to create a Global Kindness Revolution where organisations and leaders embrace Cultures of Kindness™ with whole-humanness at their heart!
Grab a cuppa, get comfy, and read below to discover Sophie’s tips and tricks for living an empowered life.
I practice mindfulness every day by…
Barefoot walking in nature, morning meditation and stretching, journaling.
My top 3 self-care activities are…
Nature connection - a daily non-negotiatble
Drinking 3 Litres of water every day
Energetic boundary setting
My go-to tools for expanding my mind…
Listening to podcasts
Talking to my two boys - their curious minds continue to amaze me
I nourish my body with…
Beach and forest time
Acupuncture, cupping and massage
Tulsi tea or a strong coffee in my Intrinsic mugs (seriously!) while I relax
My fave quote…
I have 2:
‘Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself’ - Maya Angelou
‘What we know matters, but who we are matters more’ - Brené Brown
My advice for maintaining a positive mindset through tough times…
Ask for help from those you love - or seek paid support if you have to! We are never alone and yet we often try to do things on our own.
Meditate, meditate and meditate - preferably out in nature! The more time you have to turn inwards to listen to your intuition, the more you will be able to make aligned choices and deal with stress and overwhelm.
Be kind to yourself. This is about working towards letting things go when they upset us instead of letting them eat at us, it's about setting boundaries around things that will help your mental and emotional health. At the end of the day it's about putting yourself first and knowing you are worth taking care of.
Sophie’s work combines over 15 years Executive Human Resource Experience with Happiness Coaching, Meditation, Breathwork, Forest Bathing, EQ and Positive Psychology. A proud National Mental Health Ambassador for the ANZMH Association, she is in demand as a speaker, podcast guest, facilitator and mentor on the topics of kind leadership, workplace happiness and mental health.
Hear more from this kindness queen by popping over to her Metta Leaders website, liking Metta Leaders on Facebook, joining the conversation with Sophie on LinkedIn or following @mettaleaders on Instagram to tap into her vibrant and inspiring vibes.