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DELICIOUS GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

green smoothie

I’ve been wanting to drink green smoothies more often for a long time now, but I just haven’t really found the right recipe. I’ve tried Greenwitch smoothies, which is such a lovely company where you can get green smoothies delivered every week, but I wanted to be able to do it at home so I could do it a bit cheaper. However, if you have the money I can recommend checking out Julie’s business.

 

Here you go: A delicious, healthy green smoothie recipe!

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • 2 cm of chopped ginger
  • 4-6 portions of frozen spinach
  • some rice milk
  • water+ can be added to boost your smoothie; grinder flaxseeds, chia seeds, acai powder, spirulina, wheatgrass etc.

green smoothie

The old saying goes “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But, I don’t really think one apple is enough, most of us need to eat A LOT more greens to be healthy and thriving, so I think we should change the old saying to:

“A green smoothie a day, keeps the doctor away”

 

 

Are you drinking green smoothies? Or would you like to join me and start getting some more vitamins and nutrients into your body? Then try this recipe! Ps, if you are going to start making smoothies, then I’ll recommend buying some stainless steel straws instead of using plastic straws

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HOLISTISK SKØNHEDSINTERVIEW MED NELLE NOELL

Jeg elsker at læse om andres skønhedsrutiner og små ritualer, og jeg valgte derfor at skrive til nogle kvinder som jeg finder særligt inspirerende indenfor dette område.

Den fjerde i rækken af holistiske skønhedsinterviews er Nelle. Nelle er uddannet kosmetolog, og har arbejdet med adskillelige make-up og beauty brands. Derudover har hun arbejdet med spillefilm, musikvideoer, reklamefilm, lookbooks og fotoserier til magasiner. I dag har Nelle en stor passion for det holistiske, hvor hun på sin blog, youtube og Instagram deler ud omkring alt fra hudpleje, make-up, sundhed, selvværd og meget andet!

Hvis du vil vide mere omkring Nelles skønhedsrutiner, så læs med nedenfor.

Nelle Noell smiling and looking out the window

Hvad er, ifølge dig, det bedste man kan gøre for dig selv og sin hud/krop (både fysisk og mentalt)?

Meditation er det korte svar. Jeg tror på, at ro i krop og sind er det bedste man kan give sig selv og dermed også huden. Når vi formår at slappe af nedsættes kroppens stress hormoner og cellerne kan nyde godt af alt det gode vi spiser i stedet for at stresse, hvilket jeg har erfaret giver en enormt flot hud. Win, Win!

Hvad er dine yndlings produkter til ansigtet?

Rens: Youth To The People ansigts rens

Toner: Caudalie Beauty elixir

Serum: Glossier super bounce og EGF serum fra Bioeffect

Dagcreme: Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream

Gua sha fra honest beauty talk

 

Hvad er dine yndlingsprodukter til huden?

En god hamp handske og body olie. Det kan være mange forskellige. Plus gode, rene kosttilskud. Er ret glad for brandet vitaviva!

 

Har du en særlig ’selvforkælelses rutine’ når du rigtig skal forkæle dig selv og din hud, krop og sjæl, og hvad består den af?

En god bog, serie eller plade, en ansigtsmaske, ny neglelak, lækre æteriske olier og en god kop te, raw kakao eller et glas vin. Så bliver det ikke meget bedre.

 

Hvordan er din aften rutine?

Jeg afrenser, toner, bruger serum og natcreme. Plejer gerne at læse en bog og finde ind til et ”Happy space” inden jeg går i seng. Jeg tror på, det er vigtigt at tænke positive tanker inden, man falder i søvn, så man igennem hele natten sender gode vibrationer og manifesterer det gode i livet

green matcha latte in a cup

 

Hvordan er din morgen rutine?

Jeg vågner kl. 8 gerne efter 8-9 (10) timers søvn – elsker at sove! Så tjekker jeg Instagram og siger godmorgen til min kat (Emma), derefter mediterer vi (hun ligger på min mave) i 20 minutter. Hvis jeg har god tid laver jeg et par yogaøvelser, ellers sætter jeg straks min playliste på, med en masse sange der gør mig glad, så jeg er sikker på at min dag starter med god energi. Derfra drikker jeg en grøn spinat smoothie og en stor matcha latte og så i gang med min hudplejerutine, som minder meget om den jeg laver om aftenen, bare omvendt. Så er dagen i gang!

 

Tusinde tak til Nelle for at besvare spørgsmålene og for at lade os få et kig ind i hendes skønhedsrutiner!

 

Læs også: Holistisk interview med Tanja Gregersen, Carolina Ellie og Tine Emilie Svendsen.

Health

BOOK RECOMMENDATION – WOMANCODE

Today I want to share the book Womancode with you. It’s already been a while since I read it, but it has been on my list to write a little recommendation about it for you, because I loved that book!

What’s it about?

The book Womancode* written by Alisa Vitti is a book all about the woman cycle and how to best support your own health and hormones during the different phases of your cycle. I have learned so incredibly much about the woman cycle, and my own cycle, through this book which I had no knowledge about prior to reading it.

My knowledge about the woman cycle before reading this book was mainly that you had your menstruation once a month, and that I was aware of ovulation also happened. But besides that, I had no knowledge at all, neither did I really know how we could live our lives more in alignment with our cycles and thereby improve our health, hormones and overall wellbeing.

I have now learned that we have 4 different phases which we go through throughout our cycle:

  • Follicular phase
  • Ovulatory phase
  • Luteal phase
  • Menstrual phase

I have also learned how to better stabilise my hormones during the different phases in the form of what to focus on (relaxing, organising, exercising etc.) and what kind of food to eat. Fx to eat more healthy fat during the menstrual phase, such as avocados, chia seeds and flax seeds etc.

 

“The path is this: align with your hormones, allow your body to restore its own balance, and watch your symptoms clear up” – Womancode

 

The book actually contain meal plans which you can follow for the different phases, however I’m not much for following plans strictly, so I’ll probably never do that, but I have started to pay more attention to what to eat more of during the different phases, and learned the importance of keeping a stable blood sugar level by eating regularly.

I read this book at the same time as I was quitting my birth control pills (and I also did some other research as well), but I personally haven’t experienced any problems with getting my menstruation back (so far) after having quit the birth control – which I’m truly grateful for!

I can for sure recommend this book, especially if you are quitting the birth control pill and want to stabilise your hormones and get your cycle back on track, but also just if you want to learn more about the female body and how it functions.

 

Tip!

I can definitely also recommend using the app MyFLO which is created by the author behind this book. Through this app you can see which phase you are in and it gives you tips on what to focus on during the different phases every time you enter the app, which I really love!

*Affiliate link have been used, which mean that if you buy through this link, I’ll get a small percentage of the sale.

 

Read also: Track your period – menstruation apps 

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HOLISTISK SKØNHEDSINTERVIEW MED CAROLINA ELLIE

Jeg elsker at læse om andres skønhedsrutiner og små ritualer, og jeg valgte derfor at skrive til nogle kvinder som jeg finder særligt inspirerende indenfor dette område.

Den anden i rækken af holistiske skønhedsinterviews er Carolina. Carolina er holistisk sundhedsterapeut og livsstilsmentor og lever af at hjælpe andre med at finde årsagen bag deres symptomer og skabe den krop og det liv som de drømmer om. Jeg er elle vild med at følge Carolina på Instagram og lære omkring hendes mange gode tips og tricks til hvordan man få flottere hud og blive et sundere menneske. Jeg har selv fulgt en af Carolinas workshops og fik masser af gode guldkorn til hvordan jeg kunne optimere min egen sundhed. Jeg har også mødt Carolina i virkeligheden, og hun er et skønt menneske der bare stråler af livsglæde og passion for sit eget felt.
Hvis du vil vide mere omkring Carolinas egne skønhedsrutiner, så læs med nedenfor.

Hvad er, ifølge dig, det bedste man kan gøre for dig selv og sin hud/krop (både fysisk og mentalt)?

2 ting: At dyrke yoga, og spise grøntsager. Det lyder super kedeligt, men det er så sandt. Vi komplicerer ofte vores krop og sundhed, og vi glemmer det mest basale. Jeg ser det gang på gang hos mine klienter – vi bliver nødt til at gå back to basics! Tilbage i køkkenet med en røvfuld grøntsager og snit 😉
Yoga er det mest fantastiske system til både krop og sind, og du bliver beviseligt gladere, mere tilfreds, og roligere indeni. Det er et uundværligt afbræk i en travl hverdag (og travlt samfund), og jeg ville ønske at alle verdenslederne startede deres dag med 30 minutters yoga 😉
 

Hvad er dine yndlings produkter til ansigtet?

Traumeel-salve, som er en homøopatisk salve, du kan få i helsekosten. Det er et vidunderprodukt til uren hud! Jeg bruger den som afsluttende creme inden jeg går i seng, hvis jeg får en bums. Den er fuldstændig uundværlig. Derudover elsker jeg Avivirs ansigtscreme med hyaluronsyre, og Jane Iredale’s Purepressed Base Mineral Foundation. For f*nden, det er en god foundation, der endda plejer min hud mens jeg har den på. Alle pengene værd!

Hvad er dine yndlingsprodukter til huden?

Olier og ler. Jeg bruger ikke penge på dyre skønhedsprodukter og dippedutter. Jeg holder mig til de rene råvarer og forkæler min hud med ler, hybenkerneolie, aloe vera og massage. Jeg er også blevet stor fan af oilcleansing/pulling, som jeg snart skriver et indlæg omkring. Har aldrig haft pænere hud! 

Har du en særlig ’selvforkælelses rutine’ når du rigtig skal forkæle dig selv og din hud, krop og sjæl, og hvad består den af?

Enten en tur i kurbad hos Frederiksberg Kurbad, hvor der er saunagus og hjemmelavet bodyscrub. Min krop og sjæl er helt smørblød efter sådan en tur, og jeg skal nærmest skrabes væk med dejskraber efter sådan et par timer. Ellers elsker jeg at få en deluxe mani-pedi hos Nails Cph på Borgergade, som er tæt på, hvor jeg bor. De russiske kvinder der har det er effektive og kan virkelig deres kram.
 

Hvordan er din aften rutine?

Jeg renser mit ansigt enten med oilcleansing eller rasuller, og masserer mit ansigt igennem med min dagcreme og olie, så huden får let rødme. På den måde optager huden meget mere de gode indholdsstoffer, og får transporteret affaldsstofferne væk.
Inden jeg skal sove, får jeg mine kosttilskuds-cocktail: 2 x Mega B-Stress fra Solaray, of 3 kapsler Trypton*t fra Naturdrogertiet. Man sover som en drøm på den kombi!

Hvordan er din morgen rutine?

Min hund vækker min kæreste og jeg, fordi den vil ud at gå, og derefter skal jeg have morgenmad. Jeg ELSKER morgenmad, og er altid sulten når jeg vågner. Jeg får en kæmpe grøn smoothie med alskens gode sager i, en kop god øko-kaffe, og så ser jeg Go’Morgen Danmark. Jeg ville ønske, at jeg var sådan en type der mediterede og sad i Lotus-stilling om morgenen, men det gør jeg altså ikke. Til gengæld er det mega hyggeligt, og jeg bliver i godt humør af det. Så tager jeg meditationen senere 😉

Tusinde tak til Carolina for at besvare spørgsmålene og give os et indblik i hendes skønhedsrutiner! 

Læs også: Holistisk skønhedsinterview med Tanja Gregersen

Health Inspiration

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TIPS

It’s January and a new year, and there’s no better time to start getting into lots of healthy habits to live your best life! I fully agree that we are all different, and that it might not be in your interest to get into healthy habits, I completely respect that. But, I do want to say that if you want to feel better, look better, feel more energised and productive and hopefully also feel much better once you get older – then these are some of the tips that might help you achieve all of that!

Here you go, some healthy lifestyle tips:

 

Get enough sleep

Preferably 7-8 hours each night, and the best is to get to bed before 10pm. Turn of the television and electronics at least 1 hour before going to bed since the electric blue light disturbs your body and makes it harder for you to fall asleep. Read a book, or have a good talk with a loved one instead.

 

Eat alkaline food

Eat plenty of vegetables and beans! Especially the green vegetables (broccoli, spinach, kale etc.).

Highly alkaline food: 
– green vegetables
– green salad and seaweed
– potatoes
– sprouts, nuts and seeds
– sesame- and flax seeds
– almonds and brazil nuts
– pumpkin seeds and coconut
– garlig, turmeric and ginger
– avocado
– herbal teas, green and white tea
– olive-, coconut- and flaxseeds oil
 

 

Avoid acidic food

Meat, sugar, candy, sodas. If your body gets too much acidic food it creates an unhealthy and inflamed environment in your body where sickness, pain and overweight can grow.

Very acidic food: 
– meat
– eggs
– sugar and honey
– artificial sweeteners
– vinegar
– dairy products – especially cheese
– industrial processed food
– junkfood
– margarine
– frying oil
– candy and cakes
– alcohol
– black tea and ordinary coffee
– sodas
– fruitjuice
– energy and sportsdrinks

 

Drink lemon water 

When you wake up in the morning drink some hot water with the juice from half a lemon. This helps the digestion and it detoxes the body. After drinking this wait at least 1/2 hour before eating breakfast.

 

Drink lots of water during the day, but not while you are eating 

Drink 2 litres of water or more during the day, but not while you are eating since this disturbs the digestion process and the absorption of the nutrients from the food.

 

Chew your food thoroughly and eat slowly 

Chew your food until it becomes liquid before you swallow it. If you don’t chew the food enough, acid will be created in the body.

 

Exercise – move your body 

Move your body, get your pulse up and sweat out all the toxins from your body. Moving, fx through yoga, also massages your organs and makes your body function better and creates more blood flow and improves digestion. It also releases endorphins which is a “happy hormone”, which makes you feel happier.

 

Drink herbal tea 

Switch the coffee out with some herbal tea (fx green tea).

 

Mental health

Think happy and nice thoughts about yourself. Start to really love yourself and your body just as it is right now. Think that you want to take good care of your body by filling it with lots of healthy food, so it will be fresh and healthy all your life. Look yourself in the mirror each day and tell yourself that you love you <3

 

Do things that you love 

Read, relax, go for a walk in nature, dance, talk, go to a spa a sauna – do things that makes you happy and spend your time with people who makes you feel good and who you love.

 

Take care of your body 

Use natural products, and smear your body into oils. Drybrush your skin. Give yourself a nice oil massage on the body, in the face and your scalp Take a nice bath, scrub your skin. Just relax.

 

These were some of my favourite health tips for taking good care of oneself and ones body. I do want to notice that it’s all about balance. There’s no health in restricting yourself to only eat vegetables all the time, listen to your body and treat yourself once in a while as well, that is also healthy for your soul.
Please share some of your favourite health tips as well! 

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HOLISTISK SKØNHEDSINTERVIEW MED TANJA GREGERSEN

Jeg elsker at læse om andres skønhedsrutiner og små ritualer, og jeg valgte derfor at skrive til nogle kvinder som jeg finder særligt inspirerende indenfor dette område.

Den første kvinde, i rækken af holistiske skønhedsinterviews, er Tanja Gregersen, som er en af grundlæggerne bag det nye danske make-up mærke Miild. Jeg har selv mødt Tanja personligt og hun er sådan et skønt menneske. Jeg elsker selv at følge hendes små insta stories omkring både hudpleje og make-up tips og tricks. Hvis du vil lære lidt mere omkring Tanjas skønhedsrutiner, så læs med nedenfor.

Hvad er, ifølge dig, det bedste man kan gøre for sig selv og sin hud/krop (både fysisk og mentalt)?

Jeg har gennem årene prøvet mange kure, mange måder at spise på og mange måder at teste min krop på. Dels fordi, jeg synes det er spændende, men også fordi jeg i perioder ikke har haft det godt i min egen krop.
Det jeg har lært er, at med mental balance, kommer fysisk balance. Jeg mener, det er vigtigt, med en stærk krop. Det får du gennem god sund nærende kost, men også gennem træning. For mig er det vigtigt at understrege at vi mennesker er lige så forskellige indeni som udenpå. Derfor det, der fungere for mig, fungere nødvendigvis ikke for dig.
Jeg meditere, dyrker yoga og lige nu spiser jeg ikke kød. Den sidste del handler primært om, at jeg ikke har lyst. Jeg er i en tilstand lige nu, hvor jeg lytter til min krop og respekterer det, den fortæller mig. Jeg er træt, hvil dig. Jeg skal tisse, så tis med det samme. I en travl hverdag, er det nemt at komme langt væk fra sin krop og egentlig glemme at respektere den. Tal pænt til dig selv og lyt til kroppens signaler. Inderst inde, så fortæller den dig alt, mener jeg.

Hvad er dine yndlings produkter til ansigtet og huden?

Alle mine produkter er uden parfume og med nærende, simple ingredienser. Jeg kan godt lide en cremet rens til ansigtet – lige nu bruger jeg en fra PH Formula, som hjælper og beskytter min hud. Den smører jeg i hele ansigtet på tør hud, den fjerner også min mascara og så vasker jeg efter med en vaskeklud (den helt klassiske af slagsen). Fordi jeg lider af atopisk eksem, så føler jeg aldrig min hud kan få fugt nok. Så lige nu bruger jeg Olivias Tryllesalve i ansigtet. Det er en balm lavet på olier.
Til kroppen veksler jeg i mellem kokosolie og jojobaolie som jeg påfører på fugtig hud.

Har du en særlig ’selvforkælelses rutine’ når du rigtig skal forkæle dig selv og din hud, krop og sjæl, og hvad består den af?

Jeg elsker at trække stikket ud og give min krop og sind forkælelse. Jeg har forskellige ritualer, men især et vil jeg gerne dele med dig.

Jeg tager et varmt, varmt, varmt bad. Normalt er jeg typen som tager korte bad med mellemvarme på vandet. Men i dette ritual, skruer jeg helt op for varmen, så min hud bliver helt varm.
Når jeg har stået under bruseren et par minutter og blevet helt gennemvarm, så slår jeg vandet over på det helt kolde. UH det er et koldt gys, men super fedt.
Så hopper jeg direkte ud og ned i et sengetøj til min dyne og går ind under dynen.
Efter få minutter, kan jeg mærke varmen strømme tilbage i kroppen og gøre mig helt afslappet. Det føles skønt. Det er et anti-stress trick. Det gør at kroppen stresser helt ned og ofte falder jeg i søvn.

Hvordan er din aften rutine?

Min aftenrutine er vigtig for mig. Først kommer jeg mit NDS pulver i et glas vand, så de står og opløses og bliver klar til at drikke. Jeg starter med at rense min hud to gange. Derefter kommer jeg min selvbruner fra Eco by Sonya på min hud. Når den er tørret ind påfører jeg olie, creme, serum, alt efter, hvad jeg lige bruger. Har det været en lang dag, stresser jeg min krop ned med lidt ansigtsmassage. Bare lige et minut.
Derefter drikker jeg mit NDS og tager mine vitaminer. Og så slutter jeg af med at børste tænder.

Hvordan er din morgen rutine?

Min morgenrutine er et morgenbad. Efter badet sørger jeg for at give min hud en masse fugt. Derefter lægger jeg min makeup. Den varierer lidt efter hvad jeg skal og hvilket humør jeg er i. Men altid mit eget mærke, Miild.
Jeg elsker naturligt makeup, der fremhæver de smukkeste træk og får dig til at se lige lidt friskere ud.

Tusinde tak til Tanja for at besvare spørgsmålene, og for at lade os få et nærmere indblik ind i hendes skønheds rutiner!

Health Personal

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.

Books Health

MY FAVOURITE HEALTH BOOKS

I was asked the other day if I wanted to share some of my favourite health books, and of course I want do! Health is one of my biggest passions in life. I LOVE to read about it, watch documentaries about it etc. and learn new information. I’ve read several books about this subject, but these are some of my absolutely favourite ones. There are books about hormones, what food to eat to make your skin look beautiful, what food is good for improving digestion, natural contraception methods, yoga and ayurveda, herbs and just learning more about what food to eat, and what food to eat less of, if you want to have a healthy body.

 

1. Womancode – Alisa Vitti*
I read this book recently, and I love it. I feel like I’ve learned SO much about women’s cycles in it, and how to stabilise hormones and avoid hormonal imbalance. Definitely a must-read for women, especially if you are just getting off the birth control pill and want to stabilise your hormones back to normal again.

2. Beauty foods – Sally Walker & Laura Bonné*
I love to read about what specific foods does for our body, our health and how we look. This book goes into depth with different food which is amazing to eat for our health and how we look.

3. Hormonel harmoni – Caroline Fibæk & Stine Fürst*
If you want to learn more about stabilising your hormones, or finding out what kind of hormonal imbalances you might have, then this book is great. It also has a little test where you can identify where you might have a hormonal imbalance.

4. Taking charge of your fertility – Toni Weschler*
When I first started thinking about quitting the birth control pill, I lend this book from my friend, and wow. This was when I started to learn about more natural ways of protecting yourself from getting pregnant, and just in general learn more about the female body and the cycle.

5. Et Pukka Liv – Sebastian Pole*
The founder behind the Pukka tea brand wrote this lovely book (A Pukka Life) about health, ayurveda, herbs and their benefits.

6. Food Pharmacy – Mia Clase & Lina Aurell*
A lovely book about what food to eat if you really want to be healthy, you’ll learn a lot more about probiotics, vegetables and much more.

7. Begynderyogabogen – Karen Pallisgaard*
If you are new to yoga, or want to learn about ayurveda, then this book is amazing. So easy to read, and yet filled with so much good information. I’m such a fan of Karen’s books, also Langsom Livsstil.

8. Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods – Anthony Williams*
This book is also about how food can change your life and make you healthy. It describes different food and how it affects your body and your health.

9. How Not to Die – Michael Greger*
If you’re interested in a plant based diet, this is probably one of the books most people will recommend you to read. Michael Greger is one of the ‘big nutritionists’ in the plant based field and have written this amazing book. The book comes with so much scientific evidence for how only a diet can prevent and reverse many of the causes of diseases-related death. Another one is The China Study by T. Collin Campbell & Thomas M. Campell, which is about a study made in China which showed how diet affected health.

I hope you can find some inspiration, and please also share your favourite health books with me – I’m constantly on the hunt for new amazing books to read!

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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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ORGANIC YOGA CLOTHING

I have been looking for some new yoga clothing, because I simply just didn’t really have any good yoga clothing. And I do find it necessary to have some as I’m practicing more and more yoga nowadays. But as you might know, if you follow me regularly on my blog and Instagram, I don’t really want to support brands which do not take care of the environment and our Planet while producing their products. Therefore, I was very pleased to find the brand Yogamii.

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Yogamii – Organic Yoga Clothing

Yogamii is a Danish brand which makes beautiful, organic yoga clothing. Their clothing has the GOTS certificate which means that you can trust that the clothing has been produced with care for both you, the environment and the people who produce the clothing. The clothing design is simple and comfortable and have been created with the intend of making you feel comfortable in whatever you are using the clothes for, whether that be yoga, exercising or just everyday life. Another amazing thing is that for every item you buy on their website, you also help support a girls orphanage in Arni (India) through the help of Danish Indian Child Care. I love brands who make sure to take care of the environment in their production and brands who support good causes as well.

I was grateful to be gifted the clothes on the pictures. I’ve also been trying out Yogamii’s clothes for a couple of hours of yoga filming with Cathrine and Yogavivo, and I feel absolutely comfortable in the clothing and I also think the design is very lovely. I can therefore definitely recommend you the brand.

I’m wearing a black strap top in x-small and black long tights in small on the pictures. 

Discount code

If you also want some organic yoga clothing, then I have a little discount code for you. In collaboration with Yogamii, I have a code for you which you can use on all of the items on Yogamii’s webshop. Thereby you can choose a pair of nice basic yoga pants, or a tank top or a warm blouse for the colder months or just for relaxing in when you are home. Or, if you know of anyone who is interested in yoga then it’s a perfect idea for a Christmas gift!

You get 15 % off on Yogamii’s webshop when you use the discount code “Camilla15”.