Category Archives: Environment

Ripples of Change

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As Be genki approaches its 10th birthday, I’m on one hand extremely excited and grateful to still be doing what I love to do – providing you with the inspiration and possibility for more energy, less stress, a better relationship with yourself and loved ones, and the possibility of a good night’s sleep.

On the other hand we’re taking the time to look at the way we do what we do, and to question if there is a better way we can help Be genki touch the hearts and lives of those who are seeking more holistic health, happiness and wellbeing.

Why? because every time I receive a letter from one of our customers about how a Be genki product has changed their life, a little tear of joy wells up inside my eyes.

The most recent one was as follows:

Thank you so much for my last sample. I have been massaging the Be Genki Serene body oil into my 2 year old and for the first time in many many months she is sleeping through the night. It is a relief to find a product and blend of oils that has helped with Georgie’s restlessness at night and my own anxiety surrounding it.  – Melanie Continue reading

Sometimes we have shit days.

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Sometimes we have shit days. The other day was one of those for me. You know the drill … wake up with a thumper of a headache for no apparent reason. And then be inundated with various crap throughout the day. It’s bound to happen, even to the most joyful, positive and sprightly of us.

And it always make me giggle a little, when I see people painting their lives as this “picture perfect” illusion, when in reality, we’re all one and interconnected. We have our ups. We have our downs. Yes, some more than others. But I’m sure you catch my drift. Life happens. Continue reading

Earth Month: Support Those That Care

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With April being Earth month, what better time to choose to support those that care.

Never before has there been so many different brands on the market with a multitude of promises on the external packaging and by spokespeople who naively don’t know any better. Words such as ‘natural’, ‘organic’ and ‘ethical’ have been used and abused. So much so that we are now confronted with more confusion than ever.

How do we know what is truly natural? How can we be sure that the organic product we choose is genuinely organic, as opposed to a small fraction being organic with the remainder containing pesticide residue? What does ethically produced really mean? Continue reading

Japanese Beauty Secrets

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Blue skies and cherry blossom in Tokyo … sometimes all you can do is “look up”.

Maybe I’m delusional, maybe I was given a few extra shots of wishful thinking, or maybe I just hope that my ‘rabbit hole thoughts’ can’t possibly be true … but as long as I’m here I’ll continue to look up and seek for, ask and implement different possibilities so that the beautiful planet that we live upon can one day be restored to exactly that, and free from the insanities that pollute the earth, oceans and air we breathe.

Travelling as much as I do it never fails to shock me when observing the state of the world. Tokyo is no exception. Whilst it is seductive to write about the devastation of the reality that is right in front of me, as I sit here feeling the tension of the Earth in the joints of my knees, I would like to suggest something different … to make conscious choices in our daily actions and look for the beauty in all moments. Continue reading

A Birthday Wish

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It’s no secret that I love to travel. But whilst I jump for joy at the short visits to exotic destinations that take my breath away, what I love more so is immersing myself in a different culture, questioning, wondering and exploring so that I can see things from other people’s perspectives. So that I can fully appreciate the sounds, the tastes, the smells, the feelings, the culture of that country. Wondering why certain cultural norms exist. Wondering what these people love to cook, eat, do, feel, love and think about. My desire to learn, grow and become more flexible is unquenchable.

And so begins my love affair with Spain. Continue reading

Happy New Year

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Whilst down at the beach this morning with my adorable husband … the sun kissing my back, swimming in the surf, and breathing in the beauty of Byron Bay beach and surrounding hinterland, I am completely filled with gratitude.

I believe that heaven really is here on earth if we wish to choose to create it. Every day that I make the intention to be present as I walk on the beach observing the clouds, the mountains, the seagulls, the ocean and the way the waves crash upon the sand; or when I look out our living room window at the birds, butterflies, flowers, plants and dragons all doing their thing in the garden, I am simply in awe at just how beautiful this planet is. It washes away all my worries and concerns about the news ‘stories’ that are designed to fuel our fear. And every time I breathe in the beauty of nature, I am gifted with even more unexpected surprises, whether it be a pod of dolphins swimming by, or a coloured flower that I hadn’t seen before, or a cloud formation that all fill me with happiness, joy and beauty.

Creating my life exactly how I like it is something that I absolutely love to play with. Continue reading

Thank you Sporteluxe

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As you well know by now, Sporteluxe is one of our favourite online sites, so what a joy it was to see that the beautiful Sporteluxe girls love and recommend our Be genki Sensual candle. Continue reading

November Ritual: Healthy Hydration Tips

waterHaving just returned home to Australia after a long haul flight from Spain, hydration is at the forefront of my mind.

Maintaining optimal hydration is one of, if not THE key to health, beauty and wellbeing. Not only are we two-thirds water, but every cell, groups of cells, and organ requires water to function optimally.

Quite simply, water can be the answer to many of your skin and health concerns. The short version for “why?” is as follows Continue reading

If You’re Loving Begenkiblog.com Vote for Me

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a shameless self promotion … I’m up for the following award “BEST KEPT SECRET” … and would LOVE if you took just 10 seconds to vote for me via the following link: VOTE FOR BE GENKI’S SAM SARGENT

and if you have an extra 15 seconds you can add in a note as to why you’re voting for me … pretty please with a dancing me on top of the cake :)

October Ritual: 30 Days of Movement

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No matter where I am in the world, September / October is my favourite time of year. It is simply beautiful no matter where we are. The sun shining. The skies blue. A breeze in the air. Not too hot. Not too chilly. So, as you can imagine, the Be genki ritual for October is all about getting outdoors to move your body and be with the beautiful surrounds of nature.  Continue reading

Question Everything

“Everybody realises the issues. Nobody actually acts. There is no time to be silent. There is no time to excuse. The time is now. Let’s start. The future is in our hands. And to make it better we must first change ourselves. Shed all the hatred, all the envy, all of the sadness. Be kind. Smile. and forgive. Continue reading

Thank you Sporteluxe

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Today’s email from Sporteluxe featured an article on how to give your home sanctuary a makeover. What a joy it was to see that the beautiful girls at Sporteluxe love and recommend our Be Genki Vital Candle to make your room smell like a spa. Continue reading