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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?

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

It’s Monday and time to look back at the past week which consisted of a lot of homeworks and exam preparation, but also time to relax and drink lots of tea and matcha latte’s!

Last week I wrote a blog post about Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse to make the transition period from conventional shampoo to shampoo bar easier – and I’m still loving how soft my hair gets after I use it in the shower!

Speaking of Apple Cider Vinegar, I’ve also tried to make my own ACV toner for my face which I’m currently using every evening and I really like it so far – update will come later!

I’ve started to look more into Bullet Journals and writing down and tracking lots of things, if you have a good bullet journal ‘theme’, then please share it with me!

This is how I’ve spend most of my days the past week – cozy socks and matcha latte and reading homeworks!

I visited LØS market to stuck up on a few things, and don’t “zero waste” grocery shopping just look amazing? I’m completely in love with it!

I’ve also been eating hella-healthy the past week, after having been so inspired by the book WomanCode which I’m currently reading. I’m feeling amazing after having followed some of the flo-living guidelines in the book (fx keeping your blood sugar stable by eating regularly), and I’ve been so inspired that my lunch and dinner have looked like the above plate for most of the past few days!

How was your past week? And are you up to anything great for this week?

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Monday and time to look back on some of the happy moments from the past week!

On Tuesday I was out with Cathrine filming yoga videos all day – keep an eye out, exciting things are coming!

I received my Gua Sha from greenbeautysupplies and have been using it to give myself a facial massage every morning, and I love that little self-care ritual <3

I’m telling myself that this (dates, peanutbutter and peanuts) is a healthy snack, however, considering the amount of these that I’m eating, it probably ain’t that healthy any longer, but I just can’t help myself they are seriously soooo good!

I finally threw out my old, torn apart phone case where I kept all my cards in and invested in a beautiful cork wallet where I can now keep all my cards

How was your week?

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Monday and that means time to look back at some of all the everyday happiness I’ve found in the past week!

I’ve been so grateful for my and my boyfriend’s apartment – it is truly a lovely place and just HOME, I love it <3

I’ve started using a shampoo bar, and if you’ve been following along in here, you also know that I was just about to quit it after having tried it the first time – read more about that right here!

I’ve been drinking matcha lattes with sweet Cirkeline at the most lovely café in Copenhagen called Yellow Rose which has a vegetarian/vegan menu <3

and I have of course been drinking ton of tea as always, especially nettle and rooibos tea these days are my absolute favourite!

In the weekend I was half a day at work at Saturday and then directly home to my parents and littlesister, to celebrate my sister’s birthday. And on Sunday it was time for work all day again.

How was your week? 

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EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Denne forgangne uge har stået på masser af rare ting, og jeg har desværre ikke fået taget billeder af alt. Men jeg har set nogle skønne veninder, min familie, været til fødselsdag i Jylland og et tandlæge tjek (hvilket ikke er det mest spændende, men tænderne var fine, så lidt glæde kom der jo også ud af den besked) 😉

/This past week has been filled with lovely things, and unfortunately I’ve not been able to capture every moment on camera. But I’ve spend time with some lovely friends, my family, been to a birthday in Jylland and been the dentist (which really isn’t that exciting, but she told me my teeth’s looked fine, and that was of course good news) 😉

Jeg har købt komposterbare poser fra Maistic, og aldrig i mit liv havde jeg egentlig troet at jeg kunne være så entusiastisk omkring sådan et køb, men så ser man mig nu og nu er jeg hylende begejstret for alt hvad der har med bæredygtighed at gøre!

/I’ve bought some compostable bags from Maistic, and never in my life had I imagined that I would be so enthustiastic about something like that  – but look at me now, being overly excited about everything that has to do with sustainability!

Jeg har, som altid, drukket te, te, te – og lidt mere te! Og lidt matcha latte, og en enkelt chai latte på café mens jeg læste lektier. Det er nok noget af det bedste ved at vejret bliver koldere, at så har man en god grund til at drikke varme drikke hele tiden!

/I’ve been drinking tea, tea, tea – and some more tea! And some matcha latte’s, and a single cup of chai latte on a café while I was reading homeworks. That is probably the best thing about the weather getting colder, that you have a good excuse for drinking warm drinks all the time!

Jeg har læst i denne spændende bog “Beauty Foods*”, som kan anbefales til alle der er interesserede i naturlig skønhed (vi snakker grøntsager, vand, vitaminer, mineraler osv. – som i ved, så kommer skønhed jo indefra)

/I’ve been reading this interesting book “Beauty Foods*”, which I can recommend for all interested in natural beauty (we are talking vegetables, water, vitamins, minerals etc. – as you know, beauty comes from within).

Jeg er startet på lidt aromaterapi herhjemme, og har brugt denne lavendelolie* i en lille skål med vand om aftenen, samtidig med jeg har drukket en kop urte te og læst i en god bog – og dét er altså den perfekte opskrift på at falde til ro og blive klar til en god nats søvn!

/I’ve begun with some aromatherapy at home, and I’ve used this lavender essential oil* in a little bowl with water in the evening, while drinking a cup of herbal tea and read in a good book – and that really is the perfect recipe for calming down and getting ready for a good night’s sleep!


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

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QUITTING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS #1

Som i måske, måske ikke, har læst i dette indlæg – så har jeg (i lang tid nu) gerne ville stoppe med at tage p-piller. Nu er det snart ved at være lige oppe over, jeg skal bare lige have investeret i sådan en maskine her efter jeg kommer hjem fra Thailand i oktober. Hvis man ikke vil bruge penge på sådan en maskine har jeg også hørt godt omkring app’en ‘Clue’.

Men jeg tænkte at jeg kunne lave en lille mini føljeton af min oplevelse med p-pille stop.

Her vil jeg først beskrive hvad jeg gør som forberedelse inden jeg stopper med pillerne for bedst muligt at balancere min hormonbalance, i forhåbning om at den ikke går for meget amok (for jeg vil virkelig gerne undgå ikke at få min menstruation i lang tid og også undgå vildt udbrud af akne – som er nogle af de bivirkninger jeg har læst om kan komme når man stopper med p-pillerne).

Herefter vil jeg efter noget tid komme med en opdatering om hvordan det hele er gået, og om jeg har haft nogle af ovenstående bivirkninger.

Hvis i selv har erfaring med p-pille stop og har gode tips og tricks, så må i endelig dele dem med mig i kommentarfeltet!

Forberedelse til p-pille stop

Jeg har læst mig frem til, at ens hormoner kan ryge fuldstændig ud af balance når man stopper. Hvilket jo giver rigtig god mening, eftersom de har været totalt påvirkede af en lille pille fyldt med hormonforstyrrende stoffer i så lang tid.

Derfor har jeg fundet ud af, at noget af det bedste man kan gøre, som forberedelse op til at man stopper, er at indtage noget der kan stabilisere ens hormoner.

Maca pulver
Maca kan hjælpe med at balancere ens hormoner og give fornyet energi. Det virker ved at regulere produktionen af de overordnede hormoner i hormonsystemet fra hypofysen.

Vitex Agnus Castus kostilskud 
Dette tilskud hjælper kroppen med at danne progesteron igen. Det er ofte dette som kroppen er i mangel af efter at have været på p-piller. Kosttilskuddet kan hjælpe på PMS-symptomer, menstruationssmerter og ømme bryster og kan være en god hjælp hvis man lider af hormonel akne.

Ro og afslapning
Udover dette, er der selvfølgelig også noget så simpelt som at tage det hele med ro og undgå stress. Stress kan påvirke kroppen virkelig meget, og kvinder der er meget stressede kan opleve at deres menstruation fuldstændig udebliver, og først kommer igen når de er afslappede og kan tage det hele med ro igen.

Jeg håber at du kunne bruge nogle af disse råd hvis du selv overvejer at stoppe med p-pillerne, og skriv endelig i kommentarfeltet hvis du også skal til at stoppe med dem!

Jeg vil selvfølgelig opfordre til at man undersøger sagen selv rigtig grundigt før man stopper, og at man beskytter sig på anden vis når man har sex, især hvis man ikke har en fast partner.

English:

As you may, or may not, have read in this blog post – then I’ve been wanting to (for a long time now) stop taking the pill. And now it’s almost time to stop, I just need to buy this machine when I get home from Thailand in October. If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on this machine, I’ve also heard good things about the app ‘Clue’. 

But I thought that I would make a little serie of blog posts regarding my experience with stop taking the pill.

Here I will first share my preparations leading up to the stop in order to balance my hormone balance in the best possible way, in the hope of it not getting too much out of control (because I would really like to not having to live without my menstruation for too long or avoid getting serious acne – which are some of the side effects I’ve read people have suffered from when getting off the pill again). 

After a little while I will come with a little update about how everything has been going, and if I have gotten any of the side effects.

If you have any experience with stopping with the pill and have some good tips and tricks, please share them with me in the comment section!

 

Preparing for quitting the pill

I’ve read that your hormones can come completely out of balance when you stop taking the pill. Which makes good sense, considering that your hormones have been affected by this little pill filled with hormone disturbing stuff for such a long time.

I’ve therefore tried my best to find out of what to do as preparation before stopping with the pill, and that is to take something which can stabilize your hormones.

Maca powder
Maca can help balance your hormones and gives you new energy. It works by regulating the production of the superior hormones in the hormonal system from the hypophysis. 

Vitex Agnus Castus supplement 
This supplement helps the body to create progesterone again. This is often what the body is lacking after having been on the pill. The supplement can help on PMS-symptomps, menstruations pains and sore breasts and can be a good help if you suffer from hormonal acne. 

Quiet time and relaxation 
Besides the above, something as simple as taking it slowly and avoid stress is a major contributor in order to balance your hormones. Stress can affect the body tremendously, and women who get stressed can experience not to get their menstruation for a long time, and experience that it first comes back when they are relaxed again.

I hope you could use some of these tips, and if you are going to stop the birth control as well, leave a comment and we can share our experiences!

I of course want to recommend that you do your own research regarding this topic before quitting the pill, and I’ll recommend to use some other protection, especially if you do not have a permanent partner. 

Sources:
Balance i hormonerne efter p-pille? af Carolina Ellie 
The book ‘Taking charge of your fertility’

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WATCHING YOURSELF CHANGE

Forleden faldt jeg over dette billede af mig, som min søde kæreste delte på sin Instagram for 100 år siden, og jeg er bare et HELT andet menneske i dag end jeg var på det billede, både udvendig og indvendig.

Dette fik mig til at tænke på hvordan jeg har udviklet mig og ændret holdninger, meninger og værdier igennem livet. Jeg synes det er smukt at se ens egen udvikling, og ikke mindst utroligt sjovt.

For bare få år siden afblegede jeg mit hår flere gange om året hos frisøren, jeg var på A-vitamin kuren for at gøre noget ved bumserne, jeg drak og festede ofte, jeg brugte en serum for at få længere øjenvipper og mine livsværdier var bare helt anderledes end de er i dag.

Men det er ikke kun de fysiske forskelle der har ændret sig, det er også de indre.

I dag vil jeg gerne leve så naturligt som overhovedet muligt, fordi at jeg nu synes at naturlig skønhed er det smukkeste – og fordi at jeg mere tror på at skønhed kommer indefra, både i form af hvad vi spiser, men også i form af hvordan vi er som person, og om vi behandler andre mennesker ordentligt.

Kan du genkende dette ved dig selv? Vi ændrer os jo allesammen som mennesker, og det gør vi igennem hele livet – og det er smukt. Hvordan har du selv forandret dig igennem livet?

English

The other day I came across this picture of me, which my sweet boyfriend shared on Instagram ages ago, and I am SUCH a different person today, both when it comes to the outside and the inside.

That made me think of how we develop and change opinions, thoughts and values all throughout life. I think it is so beautiful to watch your own self development, and also very fun.

Just a few years ago I bleached my hair several times a year at the hairdresser, I took the A-vitamin pill to get rid of my pimples, I drank and went to a lot of parties, I used a serum to get longer eyelashes and my values in life have changed completely.

But it is not just the physical differences which have changed, but also those inside.

Today I want to live as naturally as possible, because today I think that natural beauty is the prettiest – and because I believe that beauty comes from the inside, both in terms of what we eat and put into our bodies, but also how we are as a person, and in how we treat others. 

Can you recognize yourself? We all change as humans, and we do that throughout all of our lives – and that is beautiful. How have you changed through your life?

Read also: Learn to love yourself

Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Så blev det mandag igen, og det betyder tid til endnu en gang af den forrige uges glæder!

Then it became Monday again and that means time for another round of the past week’s happy moments!

Sidste søndag var jeg i et smut i IKEA med min mor, og jeg blev simpelthen nødt til at købe denne fine kokospalme som vokser ud af en kokosnød!

/Last Sunday I were in IKEA with my mom and I just had to get this lovely coconut palm tree which grows out from a coconut!

Jeg var også et smut forbi Glyptoteket om tirsdagen (der er gratis adgang om tirsdagen) med min veninde, hvor vi også nød lidt solskin på deres fine tagterrasse!

/On Tuesday I was at Glyptoteket (free access at Tuesday) with my friend, and we spend some time in the sunshine at the lovely rooftop! 

Så var jeg forbi den hyggeligste lille interiør butik/café, Cousins, på Vendersgade og drak te og spiste en romkugle sammen med min skønne mor <3

/I also drank tea with my mom at the lovely little café Cousins at Vendersgade <3

Jeg fik også gået nogle skønne ture udenfor (når der endelig var solskin!)

/I also went for a lot of walks outside (when the sun was finally out!)

Og så får jeg læst en del omkring alkaline / basisk livsstil, som jeg nok skal skrive et blogindlæg om om ikke så længe

/And I have read a lot about alkaline living, which I’m going to write a blog post about soon

Hvordan har jeres sidste uge set ud?
/How has your last week been?