The Lifeful Heart
HI! I'M SOFIA.
Since I remember being "Me", I've always been on this personal journey of discovering and hacking the world. I was always curious about what it meant (and how one could build) a Healthy, Joyful, and fulfilling life!
And for that, I underwent a long (and diverse) academic and personal journey.
Regarding my academic journey, first, I decided to answer to my inborn scientific curiosity and study the laws of the material world (Mathematics, Physics, Quantum physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mechanics...) and how the body functions in that same world (Anatomy and Physiology, Bioelectricity, Tissue Biomechanics, Biomechanics...).
After, studying all these subjects I came to realize that I still knew nothing about what it meant to be Human, and living a Human Experience! Something was missing! This led me to turn to Human Cognition and Psychology. And that's How I end up in a Ph.D. in Psychology studying Human Neurosciences in Dyadic Context with a loved one. It was just delightful to learn all these theories and authors of classic psychology, human cognition, affective theories, human learning, social neurosciences...
Although this academic journey was undeniably quite interesting and even amusing at times, it was through the challenges of life I did learn the most.
In the past decade alone, I had the opportunity to meet (and overcome) anxiety, panic attacks, depression, an unhealthy relationship, (and consequent breakup), and a life-threatening Burnout. A Burnout that completely shook my life, making me rethink everything in life.
It took me almost 3 Years to "become me Again". (Well, not me! More of a Sofia 2.0. A more intuitive, healthy, and joyful version of Me!).
Since then I'm 100% dedicated to figuring out and cultivating (through healthy eating habits, yoga, meditation, and self-development learning) what fuels and nurtures a healthy and fulfilling life.
But more importantly, I decided to make it a priority to share what I learn through this journey of Self-Growth, Discovery, and Deep Healing.
May the Lifeful Heart inspire you (and sometimes even guide you) on your own journey toward a healthier, joyful, and more luminous version of yourself ❤️🙏.
(2013) MSc in Biomedical Engineering.
(2017) Tog Chöd Teacher Certification
(2020) Ph.D. in Basic Psychology
- Daring To Take Up Space - Daniell Koepke
- Breath of Joy: Poems, Prayers, and Prose - Danna Faulds
- Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life - Cleo Wade
- The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
- A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
- Conversations with God I, II, III - Neale Donald Walsch
- Wildfit90 with Eric Edmeades
- Duality by Jeffrey Allen
- The Power of Presence - Eckhart Tolle
- Awakening Through the Pain Body - Kim Eng
- The Power of Awareness - Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield
- Mindfulness Daily - Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield
- Radical Acceptance - Tara Brach
- Awaken Your Heart, Creativity & Wisdom - Tara Brach