What’s new?

2 days ago

..Absolutely nothing I feel. I have been going deep into Swedish winter as well as my own inner winter and been hibernating in front of the fire, dreaming up some magical herbal medicines, reading in some dusty books, debating if I should leave Sweden this winter or really try and stick it out like I promised myself. You will find me on skyscanner every afternoon when the sun goes down and the house gets freezing cold, dreaming about going back to Guatemala, Bali, Costa Rica..BUT I also know that a winter here is what I need. To honor the cycles of the year and take more time for deep rest and going inwards. Living in sunny places is amazing but I am never still and in a way I am so curious to see what creative ideas will come out after a winter of just going inwards.

Anyways..I still have a few events before we leave this year behind and there is still spots to 2 of them in Stockholm.

December 15th at Pachamama in Hägersten, 19.00

December 18th at Conscious Life at Södermalm, 19.30.

There will be cacao, breathwork, drumming, singing and sound healing.

I hope to see you there.

 

What’s new?

Fire- the element of transformation. My favourite ritual to do around the full moon and new moon is to write down what I want to let go off and then throw it in the fire and watch it BURN. Very powerful!!

What’s new?

I turned off my phone all day Sunday and wow the creative juices were flowing.

I strained some medicines I made almost 2 years ago and they are potent..

This is Vanilla medicine- super divine and potent and the only way I use vanilla- the powder you get in the store is so processed but this my loves is the real deal!! 1 dropper of this in my cacao and my life just got a whole new meaning..

What’s new?

The things that are cooking on my stove..A hair mask made of sea moss- which is the best thing that ever happened to my hair. Then a decoction of my new favourite adaptogen Rhodiola- game changer..amazing for energy, depression, anxiety, post partum depression, focus, mental clarity..I mean..I have been drinking it for 3 days now and I feel like a super human.

What’s new?

Ah Blue vervain..Amazing nervine which means its calming to our nervous system, calming and amazing for meditation and dream work. Perfect for insomnia and just really good for the winter months of deep rest. I have a few extra bottles so send me an email if you want to get one.

What’s new?

I will be back at the cozy studio Pachamama in Hägersten on December 15th and it will be the last one for this year- 2 more spots left so send me an email if you are interested.

What’s new?

I will be spending a lot of time in Stockholm December and January and will be renting out my entire place- Main house, Yoga barn, Guest house and a sauna. OR do you want to trade for a few weeks? Shoot me an email:)

What’s new?

Had a meeting with my accountant and since I dont really make it out of my sanctuary that often I took the opportunity to dress up.

What’s new?

A few spots left for my Cacao ceremony at Conscious life in Stockholm on December 18th and I have a feeling we will go deep.

När vintern kom till byn

5 days ago

När vintern kom till byn

I have been living in denial that winter is coming but here it is, my car is snowed in and I will live on kale and garbanzo beans until it melts away haha

När vintern kom till byn

But beautiful it is

När vintern kom till byn

Elda LOVES it!

När vintern kom till byn
När vintern kom till byn

I didn’t get that many pictures from my trip to Varberg earlier this week but here is one. We had lunch at a really cute fish place in the harbour and I fell in love with this magical town.

När vintern kom till byn

Oh the ocean energy. Makes me miss LA sunsets SO much

När vintern kom till byn

Found a really good deal on 3 kg of kale and my excitement was probably over the top. Super excited for kale chips, fried kale, kale soup, kale everything..any tips let me know!!

När vintern kom till byn

Ok that was it for now, pray for me this weekend that I survive this snowstorms

Presentkort på kakaoceremoni eller ceremoniell kakao

6 days ago

Presentkort på kakaoceremoni eller ceremoniell kakao

Går du runt och funderar på vad du ska köpa till dina vänner och familj i julklapp och vill ge något meningsfullt? Då kan jag verkligen rekommendera att ge ett presentkort som gäller på mina framtida kakaoceremonier eller på ett 454 gr block ceremoniell kakao- finns att köpa på min hemsida

Här är en recension från en av mina tidigare ceremonier:

“Det var en upplevelse som berörde hela mitt hjärta och själ. Jag fylldes av ett så starkt lugn på ett sätt som jag aldrig tidigare upplevt – som att jag mötte min inre själ. Dagen efter, byttes lugnet ut till en upplyftande energi vilken fortfarande, en vecka senare, sitter kvar. Nina och hela ceremonin hon har skapat var helt fantastisk och det är en upplevelse jag rekommenderar alla att vara med om”- Johanna

Härligt ärligt

6 days ago

Härligt ärligt

Den här veckan gästar jag och Elin Härligt Ärligt podcast och snackar yonisnack, våra Peace for Her retreats, holistisk hälsa, sisterhood och så mycket mer- lyssna och gå in och följ både oss på @weareherpeace och @harligtarligtpodcast

Härligt ärligt

Vi fick chansen att kolla in deras fina smycken från deras SNIPPA kollektion som skapades för att hylla oss kvinnor och det ÄLSKAR man ju!! En helt oplanerad och ostylad photoshoot i något som kanske ser ut som en lush djungel men som är framför en magisk buske i Emmas trädgård i minusgrader.

Härligt ärligt
Härligt ärligt

Och såklart Elda fick vara med på ett litet hörn också.

Härligt ärligt
Härligt ärligt

Womban circle december 5th

2 weeks ago

I am super excited about this co-creation with Zahra which is an afternoon in my healing barn outside Näsum in Skåne where we will dive deep into our womb space.

We will drink and meditate with a cup of nourishing and warming ceremonial cacao from a woman’s collective in Guatemala, move together with a soft and fluid embodiment practice, talk about our cycle and do a transformational breathwork session where we dive deep into the womb. The afternoon will flow something like this:
– Opening, introduction & intention setting
– Cacao + Shaking + Dancing + Embodiment Practice
– Womb talk
– Breathwork
– Meditation and sacred sounds
– Sharing Circle Date & Time:
Sunday 5th December, 14 till 18 Investment: 555 kr, Swish 1232173870 and email info@ninamedicina.com to secure your spot. Cacao, womb healing tea, snacks and all activities included. What to bring: Pen and paper, your water bottle. If you want to come stay the night before or after in my magical Wild Apple Meadow you can read more and book your stay here: https://www.ninamedicina.com/swedish-glamping We cant wait to see you there.
Womban circle December 5th
Womban circle December 5th

Kakaoceremonier i stockholm

2 weeks ago

I’m back in the forest again after a really intense but beautiful week in Stockholm with ceremonies every night and I was so happy to see so many new faces and to be able to share cacao, her story and mine on how I ended up in the countryside cause of the spirit of cacao telling me to listen to my heart. (She is a very powerful heart opener..)

I loved that I got some family life staying with wonderful Frida (that you already know from her blog here at TWWP) and her family in their gorgeous 70s home.

Now it is a week of recharging and this weekend I’m going on another tour to the west coast which I’m really excited about.

For those of you in Stockholm- My Schedule for December is up on my website and you can find me at LAMB, Conscious Life and Pachamama in the midst of next month so book your spot here. And if you want to book a private ceremony with me for your own group of friends I have the night of December 16th free and any morning and daytime between 15th to 18th- email me at info@ninamedicina.com for more info and booking.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

Prepping the altar for my ceremony at Conscious life which is really one of my favourite studios in Stockholm. Really amazing energy in there.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

Shaking and brushing off stagnant energies is one of my favourite practices I love to share. I try to do it every morning and before going to bed.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

And I got to join some cozy family dinners at the Billegrens.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

I just LOVE their house. AND I love my new sleeping bag jacket that has been a game changer living for me that is trying to survive my first Swedish autumn and winter in many many years.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

So funny that I asked Frida for advice before I got the jacket..and it ended up she already had one.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

Lunchtime dog walk

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

And this was my last ceremony in town, a very powerful full moon gathering at the beautiful store Swedish Nature Collaborations which I can highly recommend- supercute store!!

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

I took a day for some well needed selfcare with an infrared sauna session at LAMB and I got to see 2 of my favourite people Lousie and Romissa, we’ve been friends since I met Louise at Vattefestivalen 25 years ago and its never a boring second talking about our crazy memories we’ve shared together.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

I’m super into drumming lately and I will take this winter in front of the fire to learn some new songs so send some my way if you have any.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

Ah, Elda transformed Fridas idea that she doesn’t like dogs.

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

And I am getting pretty tired of all of my bags I have to carry around with me with all my intstruments- I think I need one of those HUGE bags that photographers and stylists use on their trips so I can have it all in one place..Right now I am really allover the place- Any recommendations?

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

Best assistant, THANK YOU Frida

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

I am also manifesting in some alchemy bowls into my life, the sound of those if you ever experienced them is just SO much more amazing. If anyone has any used ones to sell- let me know

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

Ah and some pictures from Fridas magical home. Apples are from my Apple Meadow

Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm
Kakaoceremonier i Stockholm

I think that was it for this time..Have a beautiful week and I hope to see you at any of my upcoming ceremonies in December.

4 days in la

1 month ago

4 days in LA

Ah I LOVE the magical mountains in LA- Malibu, Topanga, Pacific Palisades- If I ever move back this is where you will find me.

4 days in LA

Such a beautiful reunion with my sister Hannah that I haven’t seen since we hugged our goodbyes on a beach in Costa Rica last christmas- SO much had happened in both of our lives and it was not enough time to catch up

4 days in LA

In my favourite Topanga store- Moona Star.

4 days in LA

Want it all

4 days in LA

But this was not a shopping trip so the only thing I got was a selfie with my new puppy

4 days in LA
4 days in LA

Ahhh look at that pillow..

4 days in LA
4 days in LA

At my friend Marcielos wizard house north of LA

4 days in LA

I got some amazing seeds to plant next spring..super excited!!

4 days in LA

A sound healers dream with instruments in every corner

4 days in LA

And here he lives alone with his 4 wolves and a whole lot of crystals

4 days in LA

Thank you for being such an inspiration on how to live off the grid, plant seeds, play music, water plants and stay away from everything that doesn’t feed your soul.

4 days in LA

With my dear friend Jess, I used to live in a house in her backyard my last years in LA and that also feels like a whole lifetime ago. She has since then moved pretty much fulltime to PachaMama in Costa Rica- the community I stayed at for a month earlier this year and there she works as a teacher in their school.

4 days in LA

Sunrise cacao and journaling at my friend Hannahs magical Malibu patio

4 days in LA

And then I made it to one of our school of the sacred wild live mentor meet-ups and I got to hug my favourite woman Des and make some magical herbal medicines.

4 days in LA

Of course Elda joined witchy school and she did so well.

4 days in LA

Our epic teacher Marysia showing us around the herbal garden before our medicine making

4 days in LA
4 days in LA
4 days in LA

And we learned more about composting- so inspired to build one of these at home

4 days in LA

This plant was magical- made my whole mouth numb and its said to be great for toothache, I can highly recommend.

4 days in LA
4 days in LA

And I stayed a few nights on the east side with my dear friend Ashley who coached me through my first days and nights as a puppy mom. THANK YOU

4 days in LA

Elda saying goodbye to Frankie, so heartbreaking to take her away from her mom and sister.

4 days in LA

How cute is her family? In love with them all

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

1 month ago

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

I get so many questions on when its the best time to drink cacao and in my opinion you can never go wrong. Although my favourite cup is my first cup in the morning. I normally make it pretty unsweet- 2 tablespoons cacao, cayenne to get my system going, some Himalayan sea salt and 1 date. Then I normally add some chaga or cordyceps mushroom to get me through the day with a happy and calm nervous system

You can get ceremonial from several places in South and Central America but my absolute favourite one comes from Guatemala. I have a very special relationship with it and I just love the flavour and how it makes me feel.

I get mine from 2 different sources at the lake- Ruk’u’x’ulew and Lava Love cacao. You can find them both in my webshop at www.ninamedicina.com

Not many people know that cacao is natures most potent superfood and it has SO many magical health benefits like:

CACAO MAKES YOU HAPPY AND RELAXED

Drinking ceremonial cacao on a regular basis can have therapeutichealth benefits, including creating new neural pathways that can change our daily experience to include more joy, love, and connection. How amazing? Cacao also helps boost our serotonin and dopamine levels. Cacao is a natural anti- depressant with no side effects that can also help relieve emotional stress. Win, win, win if you ask me!

INCREASES ENERGY AND FOCUS

Cacao increases the blood flow to the brain and can create more mental agility, awareness, energy and focus but without making you jittery like caffeine can do for some. It also doesn’t give us the typical caffeine crash that we had one to many in the past.

CONTAINS MANY BENEFICIAL MINERALS

Consuming cacao in its pure form can replenish minerals vital to our body that many of us in the western world are deficient in i.e  magnesium that helps your body relax as well as iron, zink, copper and calcium to name a few.

HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Ceremonial cacao has possibly the highest amount of antioxidants of any food- more than acai and blueberries and it is said to help you boost your immune system.  A true superfood!

BALANCING TO HORMONAL HEALTH

I have plenty of personal experience of cacao regulating our hormones and a cup a day has helped me with healing hormonal acne, it has drastically reduced my PMS symptoms and my past menstrual cramps. And my past crazy, bad mood around my moon/menstrual time- well that’s nowhere to be seen. Need I say more?

IT’S AN APHRODISIAC

Phenethylamine is a chemical, which occurs in small quantities in cacao and it stimulates the nervous system and triggers the release of the pleasurable endorphins that we love. Cacao also activates dopamine, which is associated with sexual arousal and pleasure. Cacao actually promotes the brain chemistry of feeling in love- in yourself, a partner and in life. Yes, please, thank you!

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

Here we are preparing for a cacao ceremony with Izaias who is an amazing cacao medicine man.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

Here he is preparing to cleanse us with the raisin copal which smells amazing and is used to cleanse bad spirits and energy.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from
Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

Erika is having a cacao in Izaias cute little shop in San Marcos.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

And the brown thing you see is a dried cacao fruit- cause YES, cacao is a fruit and one of natures most potent superfoods.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

The house dog at the woman’s collective we buy most of our cacao from.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

Here are some of the ladies who are peeling, roasting, grinding and chopping the cacao you can buy in my webshop and that I drink everyday. These woman are SO amazing and I just love to sit in their backyard and smell the cacao being roasted.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

Here abuelita (grandmother) Magdalena is showing us how to grind the cacao beans so they turn into a paste- SO hard to do, she just laughs at me when I try.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from
Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

This is the peeling process- each bean will get the skin peeled and all the moody beans get sorted away and according to these ladies- they get sold to the bigger commercial chocolate companies- YUCK.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

This is how the beans get roasted- all done by hand to control the temperature- no bean can get burn as it will kill some of the potency as well as make it taste bitter.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from
Where the ceremonial cacao comes from
Where the ceremonial cacao comes from
Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

This is some local chili

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from
Where the ceremonial cacao comes from
Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

And this is me setting my intention for the day, drinking my first cup up in the mountains overlooking the lake in our dear friend Hanna Englund beautiful ceramic cups that we are obsessed with.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from
Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

You can order on her website I think, not sure if she ships to Sweden as the logistics have been really hard but I really recommend you check her out.

Where the ceremonial cacao comes from

Fullmåne kakao ceremoni på nature of being (swedish nature collaborations)

1 month ago

Fullmåne kakao ceremoni på Nature of being (Swedish nature collaborations)

Welcome to join a full moon ceremony at the magical place Nature of Being in Stockholm- I am SO excited for this ceremony as the space is just SO beautiful and intimate.

We will celebrate the full moon with ceremonial cacao, breathwork, sound healing and some singing together for those who wish:)

It will be my last ceremony in Stockholm in November so dont miss this.

WHEN 19th of November

TIME  7- 9.30 pm

WHERE Swedish Nature Collaborations

YOUR INVESTMENT 500sek

We will be an intimate group of 10 so make sure to book and secure your spot at hej@swedishnatureco.com

Fullmåne kakao ceremoni på Nature of being (Swedish nature collaborations)

Such a cozy space

Fullmåne kakao ceremoni på Nature of being (Swedish nature collaborations)

Ahhh cant wait!!

Kakaoceremoni stockholm

1 month ago

Kakaoceremoni Stockholm

And from the countryside to Stockholm- I will be in town from November 14th and will host a few ceremonies that I would love to see you at if our stars align!

Here’s my schedule:

November 14th, Conscious life at 19.30- only 4 spots left

November 15th, @belambco at 6 PM- This event is almost sold out, I think it is 1 spot left and you have to be a member there which I highly recommend- so many magical woman under 1 roof.

November 16th, Conscious life at 19.30- 5 spots left

November 19th, Full moon ceremony at Nature of being @swedish.nature.collaborations at 19.00- I am super excited about this new collaboration in this magical space- and with the full moon energy it cant be more than amazing- sign up on their website.

You can also email me for more details or book on my website www.ninamedicina.com or DM me on my instagram

Oh, I still have a few spots left for private ceremonies- morning/daytime all week and the evening on the 18th November so reach out if you want to arrange your own smaller ceremony for family or friends.

Lets raise the vibration together and I promise to sing a couple of new songs I just learned:)