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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

It’s Monday and time to look back at the happy moments from the past week!

How was your past week?

After having returned home from holiday I’m so happy to be back to green smoothies, green teas, matcha lattes and lots of healthy food! I simply just love and enjoy filling my body with good, nourishing food!

I’ve started school again, and luckily I have some pretty interesting courses, fx one about consumer culture and buying behaviours – highly interesting

I’ve been reading a loot of homeworks and had classes, but I’ve of course also found time for some relaxing self-care time. Always remember to take time to stress down and relax – otherwise you’ll run out of energy and will not be able to do any of all of the things you want to <3

I’ve also been listening to some lovely podcasts (Emma Martiny’s and Connie Chapman’s), and been reflecting and journalling

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Hello everyone!

I’m back home from my skiing trip! And waauw, it was amazing. To be honest, I did not have high expectations that I would like to ski, because I normally hate cold weather and I can be a bit scared of high hills. But, it was such a great experience!

Me and my boyfriend’s littlebrothers girlfriend were both newbies on ski, so we was on skiing school and had a private instructor for the 2 hours the first 4 days, and we learned SO much.

I completely forgot how good it feels to throw yourself outside your comfort zone and try something new. Now we can both ski on green and blue slopes (and we also tried half a red slope!). So my view the past week has looked like what you see on the pictures, and lots of yatzy, games, warm drinks and a great time!

We were in La Rosiére in France and it was so beautiful! Almost all days (except 1) it was sunny and the most beautiful sky, and skiing down a big mountain with this view was just incredible

(Ps, for everyone going to travel by plane from Copenhagen (Kastrup) Airport, you can bring your own empty water bottle through security and then refill it in a cold tap in the toilets at gate B, the first ones you come across when going through gate B. Just a little tip to save money and some water bottles!)

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

This past week was wonderful! I finally finished my last exam, and was able to just relax and as you read this I’m in France on a skin trip with my boyfriend and his family!

This week has for sure been lovely. As mentioned, I finished my last exam at my 1st semester of my Master, I finally found a delicious green smoothie recipe and have been drinking these A LOT (you’ll know if you follow me on Instagram), I went to see the movie Wonder with my mom and cried like so many times. I can really recommend it, it was so sweet and really shows how we are all battling with our own problems, and how we should never judge a person based on how they look, or how we might think their lives are, we should instead be nice and open and try to get to know other people. I wish all school children could watch this movie!

Friday I participated in Sustain Daily’s event for their kickstarter campaign for their new Magazine Sustain Yearly, which you can support here! Saturday morning I went to the airport and travelled to France. But, even though I might be in France for the next week, I’ve still planned some blogposts which are coming up for you!

How was your past week?

Just look at this cutiepie! I already miss her (my grandparents are taking care of her while we’re away on holiday, so I know she’s being spoiled and getting lots of love <3 )

I’ve been drinking macacao (cacao with maca, it’s good and stabilises hormones!)

I’ve been journalling and reflecting

I’ve been drinking 4 green smoothies in 4 days, and I intend to continue this lovely habit once I’m back home again from my skin trip! Ps, you can find the recipe on my Instagram, or wait till tomorrow where I’ll share it here on my blog

The beautiful Sustain Yearly magazine! Ps, I might have written an article in it, so I know I’m biased, but I LOVED the 1st edition, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the 2nd issue. Go support the magazine here!

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

It’s Monday and time to reflect at some everyday happiness which I experienced the past week. I’ve had a lovely past week filled with DIY projects, great talks, and watching a documentary together with my parents and much more! How was your past week?

The past week I made a cleaning spray consisting of only water and white vinegar, easy peasy!

I also made some homemade lip balms, which you can find the recipe for right here

I’ve been planning and reflecting a lot. I know 2018 is going to be one amazing year!

I’ve been eating deliciousy healthy food! I watched What the Health once again this week, this time with my parents <3

I had the most delicious hot chocolate on coconut milk at Souls, together with the most lovely, passionated talk about so many different things together with Cirkeline <3

After a visit to Souls, we went straight across the street and visited the most beautiful little store called The Organic Club, which both sells brand with a sustainable focus and secondhand clothing – loved it, definitely worth a visit!

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

This past week has been filled with exam preparation, a cup of chai latte with Emilie, a meeting with Cathrine, work, celebration of having been together with my boyfriend for 5 years, talk and a walk with Ida, seeing my mom for a café date, been to the most lovely and touching yoga event and celebrated my dad’s birthday!
But, I don’t really have much pictures from all of the above since I’ve just been enjoying it and not taken any pictures. So, here are some pictures from my Instagram from the past week.

It’s been months since I last saw Emilie, so it was lovely to catch up again and talk about how everything is going!

I love how loose leaf tea, but to be honest this is just a picture of the loose leaf tea in my kitchen. I still have sooooo many tea bags, because I’m a bit of a tea hoarder, but I’m trying not to buy new packages (pay attention to “try”) and finish what I have and from then on only strive for loose leaf tea

I posted this picture on Instagram and asked for you guys’ advice on which shampoo bars you used, and WOW I got so many good suggestion for different shampoo bars, also a suggestion for no-poo and using morrocan clay to wash the hair with. I’ll experiment with some different ones, but I was so happy to get all the lovely advice! (If you want to read all the lovely suggestions, then you can find the picture here)

Saturday I was at a yoga event with Cathrine and Karen Pallisgaard in collaboration with Børne Hjernecancer Fonden (a Danish organisation raising money for science in brain cancer for Children). This was one of the most beautiful and touching experiences I’ve ever had. I’m a very sensitive being, but I can usually “control” myself when I’m out amongst other people, but not today. We had 1 hour of yoga with Cathrine, then 1 hour of meditation and yoga nidra with Karen and then Anette from Børne Hjernecancer Fonden ended it all with telling about how her daughter got diagnosed with a brain tumor and died, and that was the reason for why she founded this organisation. It was so touching, and I truly think it’s such a beautiful organisation she has created.

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since these everyday happiness update. Since last time I’ve written an exam, celebrated Christmas, relaxed and celebrated new years eve! Did you have a good Christmas and new years eve? And are you ready for this new year? I sure am!

I got this lovely little book about positive psychology in a Christmas present, and it is such a nice, quick and easy read, I think I want to read more of those “tænkepauser” books, such a good way to get a quick introduction to an interesting topic.

On the last day of 2017 I spend the day with 150 other people practicing yoga and setting good intentions for the next year. I was so happy to be a part of this, a big thank you to Cathrine and Carrotstick for creating this lovely event in the most beautiful setting (Brøndsalen, Frederiksberg)!

I’ve begun using my new Atelier Aarhus calendar for 2018, and I just love to fill it with great plans!

I’ve been doing a lot of relaxing and selfcare. I got a giftcard to Matas for Christmas, so I decided to try out this little cupping glass from Sard Kopenhagen, which I’ve seen Tine and Tanja recommend.

I’m so happy about how our kitchen is turning more and more zero waste and filled with beautiful glasses. Just look at this spice collection! Am I the only one loving it?

Before the new year I also bought a new plant. My boyfriend thinks our living room is turning into a minor jungle. What can I say, I just LOVE green plants!

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UPDATE ON QUITTING BIRTH CONTROL

I have promised several of you on Instagram an update on how everything is going with me quitting the birth control pill (I’m also having some lovely conversations with others doing the same thing, it’s so nice to be in the same situation and have someone to share it with).

So, it’s time for a little update on how everything has been going so far. And I’m well aware that it’s only been a short amount of time and that things can change quickly, but then I’ll of course update upon this if that happens.

The last day I took the pill was on November 14th 2017, and as usually my menstruation came a few days after, but that was just as anticipated because that would also have happened if I continued to take the pill. So I wasn’t really that nervous about the first menstruation. The one I had been a bit nervous about was the first “natural” menstruation. I have heard several stories where people go 1-3 years without getting their menstruation. And I certainly didn’t want that, because I view having my menstruation regularly as a clear sign of having a healthy functioning body, and that is what I want to have.

But no need to be nervous, my first natural menstruation came only 1-2 days “behind schedule” (according to my menstruation apps). I had a little bit of headache on the first day, but not as bad as it has been for the many past menstruations (crossing my fingers that this will only improve).

Have I experienced any symptoms?

I got my menstruation at the right time, and I still haven’t had cramps or anything. I’ve gotten a few more blemishes in places where I don’t usually get it, but not that many. So I cross my fingers that it won’t get worse, and I do my best to make my body function as well as possible, and I believe that over time this will improve my skin as well.

But one of the best things is that I can completely feel it on my mood! I feel so much happier and healthier now that I’m not filling my body with disturbing hormones. I want to listen to music and dance around, and I just feel so much better than I have done in a long time.

 

What I am doing to stabilise my hormones

Vitex supplement
As already mentioned I’ve been taking a supplement called vitex which is supposed to help you stabilise your hormones.

Maca powder 
I’ve also been putting 1 tsp of maca powder in my oatmeal every morning, this also helps to stabilise hormones.

Relaxing
I’ve learned a lot through reading the book womancode* and from an online workshop with Carolina, and one of the most important things when it comes to stabilising your hormones is simply learning to just relax. Don’t stress too much, take it easy and just relax. So, I’ve been drinking lots of tea, tried not to have too many things scheduled in my calendar and I’ve also just been laying on the couch and been relaxing completely.

Eating vegetables!
One of the best things you can do for your body to make it function as well as possible is to give it a lot of fibre! Eat a lot of vegetables, in a variety of colours (but especially those dark green ones such as kale, broccoli and spinach!). So I’ve tried to do some more meal prepping and made sure to eat plenty of vegetables. This is also one of the best things you can do for your skin!

 

So, what do I use for protection now?

You might wonder, “well, if you quit birth control and you are still in a relationship, then what do you use for protection for not becoming pregnant?“, Quiet simple and very old fashioned, condoms. I’ve also invested in a Lady-Comp machine (another blogpost about that another time), but it takes a little while before the computer really “knows you”, and therefore it will take a while before it says that it is safe to have sex without condoms. I should also mention that this machine is of course not protecting against unwanted sexual diseases and is therefore only recommended to use if you are in a committed relationship. If you are not, then condoms is of course the best way to protect against these kind of diseases.

I’ve also started to really try to learn more about my overall cycle through reading the book Womancode and through the apps Clue and MyFLO. I find it extremely interesting to try to live more in alignment with my own cycle, so I’m all about learning more about that and myself at the moment.

Questions for you: I would love to know if you’ve ditched the birth control pill as well? Or perhaps you’ve never been on it? Or if you are considering it? What have your experience with it been? Let’s talk about it!


*Affiliate links have been used, which means that I get a percentage of the sale if you buy through this link.

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REFLECTING ON THE YEAR THAT PASSED

I’ve already been writing down in my journal some of my reflections for the past year, but then I thought that some of these things might be interesting for you out there to follow along with as well. Here are some of the things which have had the biggest impact on my life in 2017:

 

Zero waste

2017 was the year that I learned about Zero Waste. I had NEVER heard about this concept, before I came across Lauren Singer from trashisfortossers on Youtube, and I fell head over heels in love with the concept and how Lauren made it look cool while at the same time doing something amazing for the planet. So, I started doing a lot of researching about this and saw a ton of youtube videos and read blogposts about this concept and started to change things in my own life.

I’ve already changed lots of things in 2017, I have changed to a menstrual cup, a shampoo bar, I’ve started to change my skincare and bodycare products for products that come in glass or steel instead of plastic, I’m still using a reusable water bottle which I’ve done for many years actually, I’m using reusable cotton bags whenever I’m buying groceries, I’ve switched to bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic brushes and I’ve started trying to make a lot of homemade skincare products as well.

These are just some of the things which I’ve been changing, but the biggest one is just my mentality. I had honestly never thought about before how I could make a positive change in my life besides the usual advices such as”turn off the lights when you don’t use it” and “don’t shower too long”. It has encouraged me to really believe that I can make much more of a difference in my everyday life than I first thought possible, and I’ve also started to realised how I can show the world what I want to support by using my money. I’ve started doing a lot more research before buying anything new, I want the brands do be sustainable and ethical, and I especially want to support more local brands.

 

Friendships

2017 was also the year where I learned to reach out to new people with the same interests as me. I gotta make a shoutout to Ida for making me more open towards this. Ida was the one asking me if we should grab a cup of coffee in the beginning of the new year. I gotta admit, I was kind of nervous about meeting something for the first time whom I had only been writing with on Instagram.

But this had probably been one of the most life changing things for me. Because I came to realize that it really isn’t that frightening. I mean, what is the worst that can happened? That the two of you don’t get along, well then you can just stop meeting up anymore. And wow how I’ve met some inspirering new people through Instagram and my blog. I’ve met Ida, which is now one of my very close friends. I’ve met Anna, Cathrine and Cirkeline. I’ve also met some of the girls from Sustain Daily, and become a part of Sustain Daily influencers thanks to Instagram. And I’m constantly thankful for all those commenting and messaging me on Instagram or my blog, I absolutely love connecting with like-minded people, it is truly amazing and inspirering. Thanks to all of you out there.

 

Health

2017 has been one of the best years when it comes to my health both physically and mentally. I’ve learned a lot more about yoga, spirituality, ayurveda, hormones, the menstrual cycle and so much more! I’ve finally realized that the best way to be healthy is to have the connection between both the physical and the mental aspect. You will never be really healthy if all you do is eat strictly healthy, train all the time and just do things for the sake of your ‘outer appearance’ or physical health. Life is ALL about balance. It can be just as healthy for you to go on a café with your best friends, your loved one or your mom and just talk and eat a delicious cookie and drink a latte. Everything in moderation, but life is all about balance and it should not be about restricting yourself. Find out what makes you the happiest, and make sure to do these things regularly – life is made out of the small everyday things, and we should strive for bringing those small things into our lives as much as possible.
2017 was also the year I chose to stop taking birth control pills after having done a lot of research about how damaging this is to our bodies and how much it can affect our mood and our overall happiness, and I can already say after just 1 month without birth control pills that I’m feeling so much happier.

 

I feel unbelievably blessed for this past year and what I’ve experienced, and how my mentality has changed and for what I have learned. I want to take some days off from the blog for the rest of this year to take time to be with my family and friends (and work on some exams), and then I’m absolutely positive that I will return in the new year with lots of new content and inspiration.

I also want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you out there following along, both in here and on my Instagram, and thanks for engaging – it means the world. If there is anything you would like to see more of in the new year, then share your thoughts and ideas with me! I wish you all the best Christmas and a Happy New year – see you very soon! (btw, I’m still going to post some things on my Instagram, but the blog will take a little break and be back in the new year).

 

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

It’s Monday and I feel so good! I handed in one exam last Monday, and was at another exam Friday, and now I only have 2 more left, but now there’s more time for relaxing and Christmas. I’ve had a lovely past week, how about you?

And I’m looking forward to the upcoming as well. Today I’m going to spend time with a good friend, on this week it’s also time for Christmas in Tivoli with mine and my boyfriend’s families, and I am thinking time for a lot more relaxing and being in the Christmas spirit!


I’ve been journalling and reflecting about the past year and what I have learned, and also about some of the things I want to pursue for the New Year. Ps, I’m trying to get more into the Bullet Journal thing, and Emma has made a lovely blogpost about it (Danish) if there’s others who are interested!

I received this beautiful bronzing powder as an early Christmas present from the sweet girls from Miild, and it really helps my skin to look more glowy rather than pale and white during the winter time, I love it!

I’ve been drinking matcha latte’s and snacking while preparing for the exams <3

 

This Sunday was oh so lovely! (Especially after 10 hours of work at Saturday). First I slept for a long time which was so lovely, then I found a winner for the competition about a giftcard to Bleschu, and I felt beyond grateful for how many wonderful people who had participated in the competition! Then I participated in a lovely workshop held by sweet Carolina, where I learned a lot about the skin. And not long after that my mom, grandma and littlesister came by with Christmas cakes (æbleskiver) and for a cup of tea <3

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Monday and the last week filled with everyday happiness (and a lot of exam preparations), nonetheless it was still very lovely with lots of matcha latte’s, tea, cozy indoor time, tea with my mom and Christmas coziness with my friends!

I’ve been practicing yoga at home in my living room because I just seem to be a bit too lazy to get myself outside in the cold weather…

I’ve written gratitude lists and also full moon reflections about the past years on December 3rd

I’ve used some of all my lovely natural products! I also received the most beautiful bronzing powder, from the sweet girls from Miild, as an early Christmas present – which I’m so grateful for <3

I’ve been doing some more yoga in my new Yogamii yoga clothing (which I was gifted), and I still have a discount code for you for their clothing. Use the code “Camilla15” and get 15% off on all items on Yogamii’s website.

I’ve been drinking lots of matcha latte’s and tea this week. Btw, I spilled matcha latte all over my plant after taking this photo (but I guess if it’s healthy for my, then it’s probably also good for the plant 😉 )

How was your week? And are you up to any exciting things this week?