2021, thank you

4 weeks ago

Wow what a year

It normally always happens a lot in my life but I think this year took the record..

It started at Punta Mona, a permaculture farm in the jungle of Costa Rica, it took me to a spiritual community PachaMama on the other coast of Costa Rica, then through Guatemala and Mexico before I landed in Sweden, moved into my house in the countryside, worked day and night to get my retreat up and running before the high season was over and done with, hosted and co-hosted a lot of magical retreats and ceremonies, me and Elin launched our business Her Peace, my own business Nina Medicina took of and I am almost ready to launch my cacao business together with my bestie Erika under the name Wild Cacao Collective.

I fell of a horse, fell down several stairs and I got Covid-19- all VERY clear signs to tell me to slow down, my mantra in life and the most difficult thing for me..I keep learning and growing everyday and I feel so grateful knowing that I create my own reality, hard freaking work though and my goals this coming year is to work smarter, not harder. Make more time to have fun. Learn to finally play the guitar. Sing more. Move my body more. Meditate more. Host more retreats and go to some myself. Find a better work/life balance. Keep shaking off of all toxic things, energies and people getting into my field. Open up for more love. Oh create some more engagement in here, I feel its awfully quite so lets start with:

What is your goals in 2022?

 

2021, Thank you

This is how I spent last New Years eve- by the ocean, in the jungle, surrounded by some of the most unique people I have ever met. A day and night forever in my heart.

2021, Thank you

So this is another goal for 2022- more dancing, more beaches.

2021, Thank you

Harvesting my own cacao was another highlight of last year. To see the whole process from the tree to my very own cup of magic.

2021, Thank you

Jungle walks

2021, Thank you

This feels SO far away, braids, tan, shell necklace..a winter in Sweden is really not great for GLOW.

2021, Thank you

I talked to a LOT of plants last year and I keep learning that nature is the best medicine.

2021, Thank you

Breathwork ceremonies jungle style

2021, Thank you

I hosted a ceremony with a herbal elixir and breathwork on Punta Monas New Years retreat and I was so nervous hosting it in front of so many people, my biggest ceremony so far I think and it was just mind-blowing and it set the tone for the rest of the year.

2021, Thank you

I feel so grateful I got to meet so many sisters from allover the world and connect on such a deep level in such short time.

2021, Thank you

Touch is also medicine and I always incorporate that into my ceremonies for those who wish.

2021, Thank you

And SHAKING. I do it pretty much everyday and its saved me from a lot of anxiety this crazy year. Observe cats after they fight..they walk away and shake it all off and then they move on with their lives..while us humans tend to just hold it inside, get more tense and tense until we explode. Well not anymore. Not holding it in anymore.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

Gathering in community in front of the fire is something I want to call in more of in this year to come.

2021, Thank you

And to learn even more about plants and herbs, especially the ones growing native on my land.

2021, Thank you

Grateful for all the people I got to meet last year.

2021, Thank you

Living in community has its challenges but really brings in so much magic.

2021, Thank you

Such contrasts- this was last year and this new year we were in complete solitude in the forest. Just me, 2 of my best friends and my dog.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

Wow look at mama nature, the trees just delivers beauty and doesn’t compare or compete with eachother. They live and flourish together. Its very inspiring.

2021, Thank you

On international woman’s day me and Elin launched Her Peace which is a platform where we work to remove shame and stigma around woman’s health issues. We wrote 2 e-books, hosted our first Peace for Her retreat, hosted several online woman circles and coaching and we will continue with more retreats this coming year- the next one already end of January. DM me if you are interested or check our website

2021, Thank you

Ahhh these magical woman were such a delight to start the year with at PachaMama- an amazing community in Costa Rica with a lot of ceremonies, yoga, meditation and beach time. I had my own casita and had a LOT of alone time after not being alone for 4 months at Punta Mona, this was pure medicine.

2021, Thank you

Ahhh sunsets on the beach

2021, Thank you

And all the ceremonies..

2021, Thank you

Ran into my burning man friend Anais at Pachamama, magical woman.

2021, Thank you

Made offering to the earth – yoni

2021, Thank you

And sat in more ceremonies and woman’s circles

2021, Thank you

I moved on to Guatemala and stayed with my friend Azzurro up in the mountains of Jaibalito. A lot of alone time here as well and I really tried to learn the guitar without much improvement- coach anyone?

2021, Thank you

We hosted our first woman’s circle online with Her Peace which was a bit scary in the mountains of Guatemala with VERY unpredictable wifi but it went great. I also fell in love with the house cat Artemis who became my best friend for a few weeks.

2021, Thank you

My dear friend Azzurro that I have some exciting projects with in this year.

2021, Thank you

Lake Atitlan- manifesting a house on this lake this year.

2021, Thank you

So many ceremonies, this was a cacao ceremony around the fire with Nana Marina, a medicine woman from Guatemala.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

My turban got an upgrade by a local abuelita.

2021, Thank you

And more ceremonies- this one with the magical woman Hamaima that I love dearly. Sooo much magic, songs and inner child healing.

2021, Thank you

Ahh Lake Atitlan..This is where I will build my winter home and spend a lot more time at. More info to come.

2021, Thank you

Did a plant dye workshop at Luna Zorro in Antigua and fell in love with her and the beautiful shop. If you have been following me a whole you might know I love to dye everything dirty white with avocado seeds for a dusty earthy pink tone and here I got even more inspiration and its another mission this year- use what I have in the garden and start experimenting.

2021, Thank you

Then my last stop on this life changing trip was Tulum where I danced on the beach, did some amazing breathwork, shopped endless macrame interior and ate a lot of Guacamole.

2021, Thank you

And stayed with Bibi that is a very inspiring woman that teaches conscious lovemaking and other tantric practices amongst other things. And I love her style!!

2021, Thank you

Alchemy of breath was a magical way to close of my 7 month trip- a very intense breathwork journey with music to DIE for.

2021, Thank you

I went a bit overboard with these guys..

2021, Thank you

Then I came home right in time for spring and started to decorate my cute little guesthouse.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

And made loads of medicine with abundant weeds and herbs

2021, Thank you

A little piece of Guatemala and Mexico in the sweetest part of Sweden

2021, Thank you

Apple trees in bloom must have been one of my favorite highlights this year. Endless beauty

2021, Thank you

Ah and all the thrift shopping.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

My master bedroom coming together

2021, Thank you

Ah dancing around Österlen was another highlight for sure. Spring time was quiet and so beautiful

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

And the beaches, almost like Bali..

2021, Thank you

My stair. My happy place

2021, Thank you

I found an old kitchen piece in a storage on my property and decided to put it in the yoga barn with the help of some amazing local handymans. Not as easy as expected..it never is, is it?

2021, Thank you

My first retreat was on summer solstice and it was over expectation magical.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

So much love

2021, Thank you

And sisterhood

2021, Thank you

And herbal elixirs

2021, Thank you

And besties

2021, Thank you

This magical woman saved my retreat and cooked the most amazing food one could ever imagine. TACK TOVE!

2021, Thank you

So happy that these little magical berries grows allover my land.

2021, Thank you

Thank you mama cacao for taking me through this year and guiding me through life based on what my heart wants, and not what my overthinking money mind thinks.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

My home is where my hat is.

2021, Thank you

So much joy having so many woman I love in the same place. We have all been spread out across the world so this is more than magical.

2021, Thank you

Morning writing exercises has been an important part of my year and well being. I like to start to write what im grateful for, what I let go of and what I call in.

2021, Thank you

Baby Elda came into my life and it would never be the same again. Its good that I was so naive about how easy it would be to get her to Sweden from the US cause if I did know I would have not have her by my side now. Love of my life.

2021, Thank you

So happy we were pretty naive about starting Her Peace as well cause if I would have understood how difficult it would be to reach out to a bigger crowd I would have probably not signed up on the mission- but so grateful we went for it cause I’ve learned so much and had so much fun and it feels so good to help make a change in how we talk and educate about woman’s health.

2021, Thank you

My mission to have a functioning permaculture farm in a year or so was very naive too but that time will come. I did manage to cultivate a lot of magical herbs though.

2021, Thank you

I feel like I have been allover the place..so much I want to write about, talk about and share.

2021, Thank you

And I also just want to be a godess and lay in my hammock and read one of my 100 books I have gathered on my journey around the globe.

2021, Thank you

And meditate more..that is on my list.

2021, Thank you

My healing barn ended up over expectation and its the perfect place to gather in ceremonies.

2021, Thank you

Natural beauty products have been a big part of my life in the past years. I no longer buy a lot of products- I rather make them myself and if I do buy anything I make sure it is as natural and non toxic as possible.

This is a dandelion body scrub that works like magic for my skin

2021, Thank you

And my friend Tove introduced me to sea moss as a hair mask and it was life changing.

2021, Thank you

I drove to a German castle, held a ceremony and joined several more. It was magical and really rough at the same time.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

I got to hold some amazing cacao ceremonies at the magical place Fiskabäck in Österlen and got to meet so many beautiful souls.

2021, Thank you

This year I am selling my chakra set of crystal bowls and calling in some alchemy bowls to replace them. Anyone interested?

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

Manifesting a place like this to be able to host bigger groups than I am able to now.

2021, Thank you

And this dome is just so dreamy!!

2021, Thank you

Tried my best to learn how to grow my own vegetables. Some projects more successful than others.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

I hosted a cacao ceremony around the fire at a new earth gathering in Österlen. SO much magic and so fun to find such a big community of likeminded souls down here in Skåne.

2021, Thank you

Drummed away with my new friend Johanna that I will host a trum and cacao ceremony with next week, I think there is a spot left so let me know if you are interested

2021, Thank you

More dancing in nature, really my happy place.

2021, Thank you

I hosted some small and intimate healing sessions in my yoga barn and it has been so beautiful to see my baby grow to life.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

So happy I get to be surrounded by so many woke and wonderful woman in my life.

2021, Thank you

Here is one of them turning 40.

2021, Thank you

And here was on my birthday, cacao ceremony in a different forest.

2021, Thank you

Some other highlights were all my ceremonies at Conscious life. I love that place.

2021, Thank you

I also loved and cried over all my apples. Hard freaking work and I didn’t even manage to take care of most of them but this year I will put more love into it and maybe even create a little apple business, my creative juices are flowing.

2021, Thank you

In my happy place

2021, Thank you

It will be a year filled with a lot more nourishing beverages like golden mylks, cacao and matchas.

2021, Thank you

Magical Bree will hopefully come to Sweden from LA to co host a breathwork retreat with me here in May, lets all cross our fingers it will work out in this crazy travel world right now. She is AMAZING!

2021, Thank you

Sunrises in Malibu..ahhh makes me miss LA

2021, Thank you

And I timed in a live day with all my herbal witches  on some magical land in Pacific Palisades.

2021, Thank you

My mornings

2021, Thank you

For our Peace for Her retreat our chef Olivia connected with local farmers and we got this mega piece of a pumpkin amongst a lot of other magical foods. Goalzzz

2021, Thank you

Another goal is more retreats this year, its really what im the most passionate about. To gather in community, heal, share, eat high vibe foods and be in nature.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

My apples made it to Stockholm and looking great in Fridas window

2021, Thank you

Super grateful for this magical woman for so much fun this year- my garden guru Frida that I am sure you already know .

2021, Thank you

I will also learn more songs on the drum this year. Ahh a lot of missions.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

Its also been so wonderful being back in Sweden and reconnecting with some old friends, same same but different.

2021, Thank you

I have been trying not to buy anything in terms of clothes for a year and a half now as I have more than I need but this jacket has really saved me in this hardcore winter I am now living in.

2021, Thank you

My fermentation projects keeps me busy. This will hopefully be apple cider vinegar soon

2021, Thank you

Ah kale from the neighbouring farm

2021, Thank you

And that little green house-WANT!!

2021, Thank you

This is how my healing barn ended up, still a work in progress but the kitchen is in place, ready for my cacao lounge to open up.

2021, Thank you

And future collaborations with sound healers and kirtan bands.

2021, Thank you

Almost there..I have been working on my cacao brand for like 5 years now, its really a labour of love and its been through so many phases but SOON it will be launched and you will LOVE it. The blends are to die for.

2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you
2021, Thank you

Me and Elin joined the podcast Härligt Ärligt and it was such a beautiful meeting with Emma and Jennie that we also decided to collaborate and start selling their yoni inspired jewellery – LOVE.

Get it in our webshop.

2021, Thank you

Ah baby Elda is getting used to snow

2021, Thank you

Its a love story

2021, Thank you

And now a cozy winter in front of the fire

2021, Thank you

Trying to find my winter style here after so many winters abroad. its really been too cold for me to maintain some sort of sense of style, its been more about survival.

2021, Thank you

My closing ceremony this year was of course- MAGICAL. Looking forward to this year to come

2021, Thank you

With many more magical forest memories

2021, Thank you

Loads of home cooked high vibe foods

2021, Thank you

Loads of snuggles

2021, Thank you

And people who really allow me to see them and that sees me for who I am.

2021, Thank you

And sooo much more music. Yep, that’s it. 2021 was a whirlwind of a year and I know in my heart 2022 will bring in all that I dream of.

 

AND SO IT IS

What’s new?

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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)

3 months 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!!