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Integrate Something New in to Your Daily Life to Help Bring About a More Naturally Beautiful You

benaturallyou2 Whether you’re
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Be Genki rituals, or have been reading and following them for years I’d love to express my deepest gratitude for your support and for simply taking a moment in time to stop whatever it is that you’re doing to read the latest post.

After a lovely holiday over the Christmas break, I’ve decided to hang up my Be Genki blog boots for 12 months to focus on Be Naturallyou – my latest project and that which is particularly close to my heart. Terribly sorry if you’ve grown to love the Be Genki blog but there’s only so much a girl can do / fit in to one day; and I am sure that you will love Be Naturallyou. After years of study, research and working in the health and beauty industry I have been inspired to share my knowledge and experience via this new website in the hope that it will help inspire a more naturally beautiful you.

In a world with so much conflicting information, advertising everywhere we turn, and a large number of brands concerned more with profit return than the long-term health of their customers, it’s no surprise that we’re a little misled and confused about what beauty products to use, what foods to consume, and how best to improve our natural beauty.

I hope to clear a lot of the confusion by providing straight-forward, factual information, including:
~ a list of cosmetic ingredients to avoid and why
~ a directory of natural ingredients that help to promote beautiful skin
~ a tried and tested page of my favourite natural beauty finds
~ the foods to consume to help promote clean, clear beautiful skin
~ nutritious and delicious recipes to help promote a beautiful body inside and out
~ lifestyle rituals to help promote inner and outer beauty
~ reviews of heavenly healthy spa retreats
~ and my favorite page is the interviews with naturally beautiful and inspiring women from around the world

One area you may find particularly interesting is the Brand Directory page that has brands added each week. I have been so impressed over the years by a number of FAB beauty brands and desired to create a central location to share with beauty conscious women who are seeking natural and organic skin care. I spend my life researching this stuff, but the average person does not have the time to do this, so I’ve essentially done a lot of the ground work for you to log on to the website and then choose a brand that suits you. There are a considerable number of ethical brands out there who are doing their part to contribute to the health and beauty of their customers and planet that we share. It’s up to us to choose them.

It has been an absolute joy to create this website and share the information that I gather whether that be inspiring interviews, or a healthy vegan recipe that I create, or a dreamy spa review that the lovely Kris Abbey from Spa Life magazine contributes, or another beautiful beauty brand. It’s a tool that has also inspired me to take a closer look at my lifestyle to make small changes to help improve my own natural health and beauty.

So I encourage you to log on to be naturallyou and integrate something new in to your daily life to help bring about a more naturally beautiful you, whether it be lifestyle, nutrition or skin care related.

Oh… another little gem worth sharing… by subscribing to the be naturallyou monthly update you’re automatically entered to win our much loved monthly giveaways.

Best wishes for a more naturally beautiful you.
xSam

Have You Loved Enough

Lately I’ve been particularly inspired by an interview in The Times magazine with one of my favourite novelists, Paulo Coelho, best known for The Alchemist. When asked “What is the purpose of love?” Paulo replied,

I am convinced that when you arrive seeking entry to the gates of heaven, the Lamb of God will not judge you on your good deeds or the things you achieved. The Lamb will ask one question: did you love enough? Cheesy, but true. Continue reading

The Beauty of Nature : Wild Deer and a Duck Dancing on Water

Sometimes its just lovely to simply sit and be, especially when surrounded by nature, as you never know what might show up.

I couldn’t resist sharing these beautiful moments in time from my last weekend in the countryside, whilst pausing for a moment on a tree stump.

Such a joy to be gifted a herd of wild deer playing about and doing their thing, and then a duck doing a little dance on water. I kid you not! Look closely at the picture below. Continue reading

Who Are You … Really


So beautiful and so true. Definitely worth watching … promise you’ll love it :)

Give Yourself the Opportunity to Change Each Day

I love the turn of the year. It inspires conversations of change within people. A chance to turn a new leaf. To choose something different. To finally do whatever it is that you’ve been meaning to do. To stop doing something that is causing you unease. What if you gave yourself that opportunity every day? What if each morning you woke up with a fresh clean slate … creating your life each and every day, being present, right here, right now, instead of regretting the past and assuming what the future will be made of. Continue reading

make a wish

Thank you for all your support throughout 2011. As always, I am truly grateful for your continued belief in Be Genki. Such a joy to be doing what I love to be doing, with continued love and encouragement from you.

I once heard a phrase that I like to remind myself of often:

those who believe in magic, are those who get to experience it.

Wishing you a wonderfully happy and healthy holidays with the new year bringing with it an abundance of love and magic.  xSam

What Could You See if You Opened Your Eyes Today?


Love this oh so important message from the lovely Dain Heer!
Open your eyes. What could you see around you that you haven’t been willing to see that’s been there all the time? What could you see if you were willing to just open your eyes and have a different point of view about the world? What could you see if you weren’t so focused on what seems like the problems of life and if you actually considered the possibilities that around you instead?

Louie Schwartzberg’s TED talk on Gratitude

Another amazingly beautiful TED talk by Louie Schwartzberg.

Some of my favorite bits:

When people see my images a lot of times they say “oh my god”. Have you ever wondered what that meant? The “oh” means it caught your attention. It makes you present. It makes you mindful. The “my” means it connects to something deep within your soul. It creates a gateway for your inner voice to rise up and be heard. And “God”, God is a personal journey we all want to be on. To be inspired. To feel like we are connected to a universe that celebrates life. Continue reading

Green School

I first heard about Green School via a TED talk a number of years ago, so when the invitation presented itself to visit whilst in Bali with some dear friends we jumped at the opportunity.

Love the concept! Loved seeing all the little kiddies running around outside, playing in nature, as opposed to cooped up indoors underneath fluorescent lighting playing with plastic toys or in front of a computer screen. Love the vegetable gardens interspersed between the classrooms. Loved the farmyard animals. Love that the entire school is built from bamboo. Continue reading

Green Inspiration from Switzerland

The first thoughts that come to mind when I hear the word Switzerland are ‘eco’ and ‘green’ – not only for the beautiful lush green valleys and mountains sprinkled with pretty flowers, but also for the admirable respect the people of Switzerland have for nature, the environment and sustainability. And how apparent that it is indeed green that we associate with this region. Continue reading

Mindbloom: Grow the Life You Want


Mindbloom has a deep, spiritual purpose to help you improve your life, nurturing a virtual tree by engaging in positive behavior related to health, exercise, relationships and finances. Co-founder Chris Hewett calls Mindbloom a “social life game focused on health and wellness.” Genius! Love it!
To start growing the life you want visit www.mindbloom.com

I Would Rather Stumble A Thousand Times

I am forever grateful and deeply inspired by people who live their lives boldly; those who aren’t afraid to take that leap of faith in to the unknown; to follow their heart and take risks so that their dreams can perhaps one day become a reality; to create new dreams; to step up and challenge the “norms” and what society conditions us to believe as “real” or “truth”; those who seek consciousness, to “wake up” from the disillusions of what it means to live, to be successful and to be happy. Continue reading