A life without kids

Every time people ask me about having kids, the answer is always the same: it’s just not something for me. I just don’t see myself as a mom and I don’t have a deep desire to start a family. Johan is my family, with or without kids. The reaction is always the same: just give it time. Just wait and see. Kids are everything and you will want them eventually. My answer is always the same: a smile.

Because I realised; there is no need for me to explain. No need to “defend” my choice. Because a life without having kids is enough for me, and I know that. And because every once in a while I get to be (cool?!) aunt Henni to my two wonderful nephews, and that love is enough for me <3

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Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

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Sthlm - Oslo

I just arrived to Oslo, dressed like I was headed to the north pole. Turns out it is +4 degrees and not as much snow as I thought. Opsi! Nevertheless, I can never be too warm, and I am happy to spend the next two days in meetings and the weekend with my family <3

#123hals knitted by my talented sister! Photo cred: also my sister!

#123hals knitted by my talented sister! Photo cred: also my sister!

Nothing like a little pink to brighten the mood

Nothing like a little pink to brighten the mood

Tomorrow I am bright and early going to meet my dad for breakfast, before running around from one meeting to another. Meeting with different journalists, influencers and the Embassy here in Oslo, and I look forward to get a face to all the emails. After that I am crashing my little sister and her boyfriends valentines date, proudly being the third wheel.

My mom just got in the door so gotta go!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

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Moments of self-care

No matter how much I try to avoid it, life can sometimes get a little too much. And during those times I need to pull back, make room for sorting my thoughts and emotions. And for me, nothing is better than those quiet early mornings, with a warm cup of coffee and time to write.

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Self-care is giving the world the best of you,

instead of what’s left of you!

We live in a time where being busy to many suggest success and productivity. We strive to fill our calendars with all kinds of activities, and are so easily distracted because we’ve created a life full of demands that count on us. Our fear of missing out and our strive for perfection makes us forget one important thing: self-care.

Self-care is showing kindness and respect for yourself through things that make you feel good.

Photo cred: Nina Isabell Abrahamsen

Photo cred: Nina Isabell Abrahamsen

For me, self-care means taking time to practice yoga, write from the heart, enjoy a cup of coffee in silence, eat good food, go for a walk in fresh air.. The list can go on.. But how often do I set aside time for these things? All too little.

Self-care is one of those things you know you're supposed to do. But actually getting around to it, not that easy! But here's the thing: The busier you are, the more important self-care becomes. 

I will not list tips and tricks on how do add more time for self-care in your life, because only you know what works best for you. What I on the other hand will do, is give you a friendly reminder of the importance of taking time to be alone, recharge your batteries and find what feels good <3

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

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Time to smash it
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The plan for the week is set and the goal is to get in at least five workouts, kick starting it with a circuit training class at TWPS later today. So Better You couldn't have chosen a better time to deliver their products!

First one out is their peas-and oats protein powder. Not usually the type to use protein powder, but thought I would give it a try. It´s 100% vegan with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners - you can find it here! By using the code henriette15 you get 15% off you buy. Valid until 31/03/2019.

I mixed together a little delicious pre-workout blend that turned out pretty yummy! The recipe is as easy as:

  • A handfull fresh spinach

  • Frozen raspberries

  • Frozen blueberries

  • A little oatmeal

  • 1 tsp protein powder (link)

  • Almond milk

Serves two and tastes even better served with glass straws. You know, environment and all <3

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Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

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Dreaming-Planning-Creating

Been home for a little over a week now and all my time was spent planning and organising the last details for our half-day workshop that we hosted yesterday. It was such a good day and I will tell you all about it later, just need to let all the impressions digest a little first.

Been a busy week, both at work and with Best of You, so today I spent doing what I do best on Sundays; dreaming-planning-creating! So many ideas rolling around in my head, so it was nice to get it all down on paper and plan ahead a little.

Also finally took the time to pimp up my mac with some stickers I bought in London. My boyfriend laughed when he saw it, but it puts a smile on my face so I´m keeping it!

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Getting ready for a new week with a lot of gym time planned in, one very interesting meeting I hope will lead to a exciting collaboration and lots of healthy food and tons of sleep. Really been off on that department lately and can feel how it drains my body of energy. Time to fuel up.

You ready for a new week? Anything planned?

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

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Peggy Porschen Cakes

At the airport waiting for my flight and honestly sad to leave. Wouldn’t have mind staying another week (or year)! Not much excited about all the snow and the freezing cold awaiting back home either. So, ending the day a little sad, but had THE best start; At Peggy Porshen Cakes in Ebury Street!

I have seen the place on Instagram a hundred times and when I arrived at the office on Thursday and relaised it was just down the road my heart did a little jump of joy. Went their straight after my meetings, but what awaited was the longest queue in history.

Decided to give it a try this morning instead and I actually got the whole place to myself! The perks of being an earlybird I guess. No cakes for me, but a very yummy (and slightly overpriced) cappuccino in the prettiest of surroundings. Could definitely be a princess. Fulltime!

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Lots of love from Henriette Sophia



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Postcard from London

Been spending the last week in London and I am have fallen completely in love with this city! Every street, every neighbourhood and every single corner of this place makes my heart go warm! I just can’t get enough. Just look at this beautiful place:

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Talk (write) more this weekend. A few meetings on the schedule before heading back home. Happy Friday <3

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia





London Calling

On Wednesday I am off to London for a whole week and I can´t wait! Only been home for two weeks, but already longing to travel again. Well, safe to say I got the perfect job for that.

On the plan is training and introduction with our London office Wednesday-Friday, then my boyfriend comes from Friday-Sunday, and while he is headed home on Sunday, I am meeting up with the rest of the Stockholm office to join a European meeting from Monday-Wednesday. So, lots of work with a little mini vacay in-between!

Photo: Unsplash

Photo: Unsplash

Photo: Unsplash

Photo: Unsplash

I have only been to London once, back in 2006, so it is safe to say I am pretty damn excited to explore the city. Problem is, there is so much I want to see and do, and restaurants I wanna try, but not enough time, so I am spending today trying to decide what to prioritise this time. Not an easy task!

Got any good tips? Please leave them in the comment field below ( just to complicate things a bit more for me, hihi)!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia



Sweat and smiles

Yesterday it was time to snap out of my Thailand bubble, ignore jetlag and low energy and get back into it. And damn was it a good way to start the day. Just felt a little heavier than in 2018.

2019s first workout contained lots of sweat, laughter and a few curse words, and the mood was high at TWPS. And afterwards a hot shower, lovely products from Rituals and a ginger/orange/turmeric shot was the cherry on top before heading off to work.

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Can’t wait for next weeks bootcamp, seing as the group always motivate each other and make it way easier and more fun to actually get up and get going! Seriously, feel I make new friends every time I am there! People are so damn nice, and so…. normal! All ages, all sizes and no runway show. Just a group of women moving their bodies (to the best music).

Wanna join? Go check out www.theworkoutplan.se!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

The joy of discovery

The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments.

During our stay we spontaneously decided to join an afternoon snorkling tour that the hotel organised. I was a bit reluctant to leave the sun-bed in the beginning, but as Johan said; memories are not made from lying around in the sun.

We drove to the other side of the island, jumped on a boat that took us out to a coral reef and jumped in. We snorkelled for about an hour, and afterwards the boat took us to this little island, where we ate fruit and just relaxed, before driving back to Koh Samui in the sunset.

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The sunset was truly magical and after having taken some shots of it, I put away the camera, leaned in to Johan and just soaked in all the beauty. In that moment I was purely happy!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Scootering around Koh Samui

Turns out a tropical storm hit Thailand just after we left and all transportation to the mainland was shut down. Freaky, because I remember telling Johan on our last day it felt like there was a shift in the weather and something was up. Luckily Koh Samui appeared to have been spared the brunt of the storm, according to CNN this morning.

Made me think back on our fantastic scooter tour around the island on Christmas Day! We just drove aimlessly around the whole day, seeing everything from gigantic resorts to the small sheds next to waste piles where some locals lived. Huge contrasts, but still charming somehow. Took some time to get used to the crazy driving though, in addition to driving on the other side of the road, but we managed to scooter around for 7-8 hours, so I would say we did good.

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We saw everything from jungle to beaches, animals and local markets to Starbucks and shopping malls. Also took a little stop at the local supermarket to check out their food (you know me) and for lunch we ended up around the Thong Krut Bay area, at a little restaurant on the beach, where I ate what turned out to be the best fried rice with veggies in my life.

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On our way home we completely missed our exit and ended up driving around 45 minutes the wrong direction, suddenly ending up where we had been earlier in the day. But it didn’t matter, seeing as we were in no rush and the feeling of soaking up another place, another culture this way, was so much fun!

Definitely going in the memory book as one of our best days!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Paradise isn't a place, it's a feeling

I am sitting in our candle-lit apartment, trying to fight off the darkness outside. I am covered by two blankets and layers of clothing trying to heat up my cold body. While sipping on my morning coffee my mind is drifting. Drifting back to our adventure in Thailand and all the memories we created in only 11 short days.

We came back yesterday, and as always when returning from sunny and warm days, back to darkness and the shivering cold I start questioning it all; Why do we live here? Are our routines swallowing us whole? Isn’t there more to life than running around, checking off one “important” thing after another from our long to-do lists? Isn’t life to short to be doing anything else than enjoying it?

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I sit here and just let the thoughts come and go, like always. Because in a day or two I am back to normal. Back to the routines I do love, the job i really enjoy and my friends and family I love having around. And like always I come to the realisation that paradise isn’t a place, it’s a feeling. Sometimes I just need a little break from reality to remind myself of that.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia