Just Be Brave//Sophie Jaffe
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest
fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our
darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be
brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to
be?”
— Marianne Williamson

BRAVE.
A word that holds a whole lot of weight and power. A
word that can transform your life, if you let it in. Just be brave. In the era of #MeToo and brave woman voices. Be the strong, magical, fierce, mama goddess you are.

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As a mama of two (and soon to be three), a wife, daughter,
entrepreneur and an overall human I’ve had my share of gritty moments.

From my best friend unexpectedly passing away to being in an abusive
relationship to having to watch my mother struggle with stage four
breast cancer and all of these painful experiences
have helped me really come to understand and recognize my own personal
strength, self-worth, and purpose.


When there are times I need to climb
up over the next mountain it all comes down to inner-strength, self-love and being brave.

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Be vulnerable. Be authentic.

From my own personal experiences,
sharing intimate details has helped me heal and come to terms with some of the more difficult moments in my life. I’ve realized it also creates a space for others to discuss these sorts of issues and know that they’renot alone in dealing with them.

It helps us connect more deeply with one another. By stripping down to our truest
selves, we allow others to see us for who we really are, and they, inturn, are so much more likely to share with us their true selves,
ultimately allowing for greater trust and compassion.

As I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy with baby #3, I’ve had plenty of time to reflect.

I challenged myself to embark on this new journey with my family because I knew it was our next step in this life.  In my mind, there was no other way. While it has been a beautiful
blessing, it has also opened up to the biggest change and transition in my life.


This pregnancy has not been easy. I have been tested and stretched to the limits as a working mama, but I’ve put on a brave face by turning inward and staying true to my instincts instead of listening to all the negativity being thrown my way. I am a mama and I do me.

If I decided to share my journey and people had something to say about it then I listen to my heartbeat and baby girl's heartbeat, having the strength to believe in my own
intuition.

I've shared my journey publicly, without any filter, because I want to help other women and mamas tap into their own intuition as well.

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Pregnancy is the beginning of finding that connection with the voice inside, to following your gut and that alone.

There's so much NOISE out there -- from the internet, from doctors, from nurses, from friends, from family, from other moms in our community.

It's the most brave journey to just trust your OWN heart, to connect to your baby, beginning at this early stage.

Noticing when you are anxious, the baby responds. Noticing when you are relaxed, baby is too. This is a constant throughout motherhood -- happy mama = happy baby = happy family.

This is when that connection begins and I hope by being brave and sharing my story, other mamas will follow their own as well.

I’m ready to bring this new beautiful little being into our world. I’m ready for this new journey.

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