Destiny.

Dream. See. Want. Yearn. Walk. Call Out. Command.

If it’s meant to be, it’ll crawl to you, or swim…

(Inspired by the Insta post by Amber Khan.)

Peace and Love,

Kimmi Madeline

C/O GERD Unisex Deodorant

I made a video about a year ago where I mentioned that I transitioned over to Aluminium-free deodorants because of all the studies linking the high amount of aluminium in the arm pit area to breast cancer. It’s not been proven, but there are a lot of studies that point in that direction. After about 6-8 months of trying my best to stick to aluminium free deodorants, it just didn’t work for me in stressful situations or when working out. I constantly felt that I either had to reapply throughout the day or bring a long an extra T-shirt that I could change to because of the drenched T-shirts I was wearing after just half a day at work. I didn’t feel comfortable when summer was approaching so I had to revert back to aluminium deodorants. I was really sad that I couldn’t succeed with continuing on my natural journey since it seemed like it had worked for so many people. I guess everyone is different and we all sweat differently. I think for me it was mostly during stressful situations and at work where it was cold in the office, that I found myself sweating more.
Long story short, here I am again with another go at going aluminium free. With the help of this brand that is Swedish, called C/O Gerd. It’s a unisex deodorant and it was the only one left in my local chemist. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s gonna do it’s magic. I will be providing an update in some weeks from now, because they usually say that it takes many weeks for the body to get rid of the traces of the aluminium deodorant.

C/O GERD UNISEX DEODORANT. Bought at Apotek Hjärtat, Stockholm.

C/O Gerd Unisex deodorant

Peace and Love,
Kimmi Madeline

Pisces heart.

Pisces heart. Always wandering and always lost. To all my Pisces fishes out there. There’s always hope. In the turning tide. Just hold on and keep the faith. Love endlessly.

Late night scribbles

Water is my magic element

Flowing back and forth between waves

Catching air between my heavy breaths

Connecting through these open hazel eyes

Beaming light coming through from the other side

Telepathic sonic waves

Travelling through the ocean

Where fishes swim in different directions

Will they ever find the way?

Chilling in Copenhagen | Pictures

Drinks and pizza at Neighborhood, Copenhagen.

This amazing dessert with sorbet and mascarpone was delicious and out of this world. Also at Neighborhood.

Waffle sandwich with hummus and avocado. At Social, Copenhagen.

Quesadillas at Cafe Flottenheimer.

Essential Shopping in Copenhagen

Shopping in Copenhagen. I’m not normally a very avid shopper since I try to live my life pretty minimalistic when it comes to buying stuff that really doesn’t provide any value to your life unlike travelling and eating good food. But since I’m here in Copenhagen and there has been some sales, I figured I could stock up on some of my essentials and must have items in my wardrobe. Here’s a list of places to go to for shopping in Copenhagen.

Köpmagergade.

Fisketorvet – this is a mall so for anyone who likes that type of place it’s good enough. But it wasn’t quite my cup of tea, and they didn’t have any exciting restaurants or cafés other than Starbucks and Espresso House (which we also have in Sweden)

Illum – it’s more high end and good brands in here and if there’s sale you might make a good deal or two for better quality items. I for example found amazing stockings which I can use all year since they’re more durable. Normally I would have problems with cheaper versions since they just tare or the toe creates holes in the front very quickly.

Magasin du nord. – similar to Illum in many ways since it’s a huge department store. Great shops and brands.

Field’s.

Journaling | Writing down thoughts and emotions

10 year journaling anniversary.

I love to write down my thoughts and feelings. I can’t remember for how long I’ve actually been doing this thing we call journaling but I’m very greatful for it. Some people draw to get their emotions out on paper, and some write, while others might actually talk out loud with someone to get some perspective on what’s going on inside of us. I prefer to write and usually won’t let anyone see what I’ve written, because it’s thoughts and emotions that usually have been buried inside for a long time and only dare to come out in the presence of my own soul. Quietly and emotionally.

While I was looking through my hard discs and old PC stuff I found old files where I wrote down thoughts and used as a sort of diary. It’s always difficult to look back in old files and read what has been written from an older self, although I am very grateful to be able to do that. It allows for some time of reflection on your current life and where you’ve come in your journey, if you’re going in the right path and if you’re not, it’s usually pretty clear after a while meditating on your purpose.

This year, 2018, marks a special year for me, it’s been exactly 10 years since I started to journal in the computer and digitally. During this time I have of course used a lot of notepads as well, but I usually come back to my Google Docs documents where year after year is stored. Some year files contain more than 25 000 words and I am amazed of the amount of text I’ve actually been able to write over the course of a year. Other year files are much smaller, for example around 5000 words. Those years are usually very busy and emotionally draining, which obviously makes me take a step backwards and don’t get my thoughts out on paper. It can take a while to work through what you’ve been going through sometimes to be able to be creative with it and actually want to put it on paper.

My poems and writing poetry is the same approach, I usually need some distance to my feelings to be able to immerse into my deeper thoughts and emotions.

One of the best ways to help me with my inner life, although somewhat expensive, is to travel the world. One destination at a time. It doesn’t even matter how far you go, or you stay at fancy places, for me the important part is just the journey. It really helps me escape the daily routine and break free from detrimental thought patterns and start fresh, in another place, totally disconnected from the rest of my life.

How do you sort out your thoughts and help you to reflect on your life? Which are the different ways for you to work through your thoughts?

Peace and Love,
Kimmi Madeline

Journaling

Winter Essentials for your Skin | Natural Beauty

  • Face pack made of: chickpea flour, turmeric, milk or vegetable milk, almond oil, aloe vera gel, rose water, yoghurt (optional). Once a week. Apply the mixture to the face and let dry for 20-25 min and wash off while you scrub it off at the same time.

  • Lip scrub: organic raw sugar grains, honey, olive oil and aloe vera gel. Mix all ingredients
  • Bedtime serum: coconut oil, argan oil and rosehip oil. Mix together 5 drops of each in your palm and blend together in your hands, apply gently on your face with light strokes and dont forget your neck and collarbones. Also apply this under your eyes and on your eye lids before going to bed. Any leftovers on your fingers can be used on your eye brows to make them grow more and rub the rest on your hands as a moisturising hand serum.
  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside. The winter time dries our skin a lot so we need to take care of it with the right nutrition and water intake. Aim for at least 2 liters of water a day and remember to listen to your body and give it more the days you’re feeling dehydrated.
  • Use sun protection even though it’s winter time. The sun rays are always there even if it’s a cloudy winter day and you need to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays that damage your skin much faster. I usually just use it under makeup and let it sink in a bit before applying the rest of my routine. The sun protection in the foundation is not always enough since it can rub off throughout the day.

My door is not wide open

I just came came back from a Reiki session that went on for like 70 min. In the south of Stockholm there’s a place called Crea Diem which I found online in a spontaneous whim. I think my body knew that I needed this today. It was my birthday yesterday and every year has its ups and downs. All emotions were enhanced when I woke up this morning after. I always carry around a huge sorrow and melancholy in my chest which is hard to describe, and I guess I am not sure why either. Sometimes I think it’s just the combination of being a scattered Pisces with Libra moon. The struggle of the two fishes swimming in opposite directions for as long as I can remember.

Reiki healing

The Reiki healing itself was exactly what I needed today to balance myself on these emotional days. After the session I was talking to the guy who performed the healing, and he was telling me what I should think about so I don’t get so low and all in my head with these thoughts and feelings. I didn’t need to tell him about my pain, it was visible in my heart. I should stop listening to what everyone else thinks and feels about my life and start tuning inwards and listen to what I want, because that is the hardest thing for me. I always get lost on the way of listening to other people who don’t even know the half of my inner true voice. Can you really expect anyone to ever know you completely? One thing I have noticed though is that the few people who have given me Reiki healing have always gotten to know my inner struggle and what I’m battling with constantly. It’s amazing how you can hide some things from everyone subconsciously but not at all from the ones who have practiced with the energy. He has my respect. The Reiki master. 🙏🏽

When the pain in your heart is slowly dissolving and trying to go away, it doesn’t go quietly. Tears are needed to flush away all the pain and suffering from all the accumulated years. I already feel a little lighter today.

Peace and love,

Kimmi Madeline

Malala is my inspiration | Women empowerment

I just finished watching the documentary about Malala. The Nobel Peace prize winner. I’m in awe of her mental strength and determination. I am so inspired by her and she reminded me about my fight for women’s freedom. We easily take these things for granted here in Sweden but the struggle is hard for those that are from a similar background. Religion and culture go hand in hand many times and we’re affected by centuries of treating women as less than men. Or not get the same rights to education or freedom in life similarly. I’ve been crying so much throughout this documentary, not only because of how much she affected my emotions but also because she reminded me of a side of myself that I’ve kept quiet for so long. My inner voice was silent but the tears were real. They don’t lie and they’re never quiet.

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