New Yorkers: we hear you! It’s been a cold one: adding some much needed warmth and spice to your lives with this #HERHighlight on @sophia_roe as she talks food 🍉🥑🌶= feelings at tonight’s #HERNYC dinner. Read below for a glimpse of her soul— we don’t know about you but this is exactly the kind of message we needed to hear today. _____ Professional purpose in life/Personal purpose in life: My personal and professional purposes in life are deeply tied. Professionally, I want to make myself available as a resource to others, period. In whatever capacity I can, I really just want to be there for people. I want to be a person who people know will always talk about the real stuff, the difficult to swallow stuff, the painful stuff, the real stuff. Best advice you have received: “People can take up space in your heart, without taking up space in your home” —It’s okay to need to love someone from afar. I know the relationship with my mother is deeply entrenched in that quote. I love her, but I also know that I have to build up barriers to keep myself and my home safe. Words/motto you live by: “Time is only real when you’re baking a cake”—This one I probably say to myself all day long, and have for years. There is this idea of RUSHING these days that HAS TO GO! Hemingway said, "I write one page of genius, to 92 pages of shit” GOOD THINGS, AND IMPORTANT THINGS TAKE TIME! One message you want guests to take away from the evening? Remember that food is never the enemy, never to be trickled with guilt, or laden with regret. The connection between food and feelings is rooted deep, and investigating that relationship is how we can grow to further understand ourselves, and even others around us. It’s my hope that conversations such as these..(discussing what gives us joy, why does food feel like poison when it’s what we need to survive, what breaks our hearts about wellness, why do we feel shame about our bodies, etc) can help steer us in the direction of triumph, happiness, and freedom. None of us can do it all alone, and I believe its high time we start TALKING to one another about our FEELINGS!