16
Sep
2018
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Gratitude is a powerful force

Over 20 years ago I travelled to Nepal with my dear friend Jacqui. After trekking and white water rafting we visited the remote village of Bardia in Western Nepal – to try and spot a tiger! It was in Bardia that Jacqui’s boyfriend (now husband) almost lost his life due to a medical emergency. The local villagers helped to get us all out of Bardia and into Kathmandu where the ‘foreigner’ was able to have life saving surgery. One person in particular, a young boy with his bicycle, and a second bicycle he had sourced for Jacqui, was critical to getting help and assistance.

This young boy grew up and started a school for the local children in his living room – he is now the Principal of the Bardia Memorial School. Jacqui’s pledge is to honour the community that helped saved her husband’s life and in doing so, contribute to the development of facilities at Bardia Memorial School to educate all children in the local community from pre-school to Year 12.

I believe in the power of kindness and the generosity of the human spirit to bring about positive change and opportunities for all and so it is a privilege to be involved in this project. Next April, I will travel to Nepal with Jacqui and a group of awesome teenagers. My teenage daughter Livi will be one of them! We will be going to assist with projects at the school and our group of teens will have the opportunity to teach classes at the school.

Gratitude is a powerful force when it comes to creating magic. Hearts open and suddenly everything is possible.

Critical to the success of this project is to raise AU$40,000 in the next 6 weeks to establish facilities at the school by the end of this year. This will enable the older children to stay at the school and be educated through to Year 12. Offering educational opportunities to this community not only creates a brighter future, it reduces the risk of these children being lured away from their families and trafficked across the boarder into India. The reality is – this is happening every single day and the number of children affected has increased 5 fold in the last 5 years.

Every heart has the opportunity to change lives.

To donate to these beautiful children and the community of Bardia please click on the link below. I have created a ‘Friends of Combardis’ campaign page. If this project resonates with you please create your own campaign page for friends, family, community and school groups.

*** Bright Futures of Bardia – Donate here ***

Until the end of this campaign Combardis will donate $5 for every mist sold!!

Jacqui Holth, founder of the Adventurous Life Project and Ky Furneaux, stunt woman and survival expert will be visiting the school next week to meet with the team who will help bring this project to life on the ground.

Follow their travels and the entire project by following @brightfuturesofbardia on Instagram and Facebook.

Thank you for taking the time to find a place in your heart for these very special people.

With love and gratitude,

Karen

17
Aug
2018
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Letting go and letting flow

When dreams come true to spend time in Provence – the home of aromatherapy and magical, lush lavender fields! The magic was finding this lavender field without even having to look for it. Isn’t this the magic of life? When we let go of what we can’t control, open our hearts and trust the universe.

The universe speaks: “Allow me to flow through you unrestricted, and you will see the greatest magic you have ever seen.” – Klaus Joehle

 

25
May
2018
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“I am inspired to be the best version of me.”

How do you feel inspired every day to be the best version of you?

My practice is to embrace these simple yet powerful teachings.

To know that we are enough in every breath that we take.

When we feel unease, stress and a feeling of ‘less than’ we can unconsciously hold our breath. Yet, we know our breath is essential to oxygenating our mind, body, spirit and life. Take time to consciously take several deep breaths and exhale slowly to awaken your energy and release old patterns.

When you feel negative emotions towards yourself learn to catch those thoughts and remind yourself that you are enough, you know enough and you have enough. Learn to practice self compassion so that you are able to love and accept yourself for who you are and not fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others.

To know that when we connect with our heart we are connected to the divine one heart.

Take moments of stillness to connect into your heart, place your hands on your heart and in a moment of stillness ask your heart for messages of love and strength. Love heals and when we tune into our hearts we allow love to flow, we connect with the divine one heart …. universal love.

When we fill our heart with love, joy and compassion, we know we are enough, we are inspired to be the best version of ourselves and the universe conspires to support us in every way.

The essential oils of Rose Otto, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Geranium, Sweet Orange and Lime used in Highest Potential Aromatic Mist, combine to help open the heart and remove self limiting beliefs.

Simply close your eyes, spray the mist lightly over the crown of your head and body and take a deep cleansing breath.

Mist … Breathe … Be

All my love,

Karen

3
Apr
2018
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Finding Stillness

How often is the question asked … how does one live an outer life filled with peace and joy? I have learned that the key for me is to find stillness within. Cultivating an inner state of peace is a practice. It often means finding the tools that work for you. Start by taking a deep breathe and noticing this moment, right now.

Coming soon will be a page dedicated to the resources I have used and continue to use to find stillness and meaning in this world of ours.

In the meantime continue to mist, breathe and just be. Take a moment for you to be supported by the gift of natural essential oils and the gift of your breath.

“In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.” – Howard Thurman

23
Nov
2017
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Clarity

Finding clarity in our fast paced lives can often prove to be a challenge.

Allowing ourselves space to create moments of stillness can feel indulgent when there are so many things to ‘do’. However it is precisely when we feel overwhelmed and busy that we benefit enormously from moments of stillness. Simply pausing to take a long, deep and cleansing breath slows down the nervous system resulting in a more calm and relaxed state.

Pausing to take a deep breath is a mindfulness practice as it involves paying attention to the present moment.

Mindful moments help us to create space in our lives, softness in our body and clarity of mind. Mindfulness also helps us to slow down a little and appreciate the ‘little things’ – the things that make life worth living.

To create a mindful moment and inspire clarity simply close your eyes, spray the mist lightly over the crown of your head and body and take a deep cleansing breath.

I allow my mind to be still and the way forward becomes clear.

 

16
Aug
2017
0

Enhance your mindfulness practice

Support your mindfulness practice with the therapeutic benefits of an essential oil mist.

We all know meditation and mindfulness help calm the mind, body and spirit allowing us to be present and to tune in to the beauty and possibility in each moment … however, in our fast paced, demanding world full of distraction we often need some additional help.

The balancing qualities of essential oils and the soothing effects of natural aromas help the body and mind to settle into a state of mindfulness.

Keeping a mist handy throughout the days serves as a useful reminder to stop and take a mindful moment!

In a world full of doing, doing, doing, it’s important to take a moment to just breathe, to just be.

19
Jun
2017
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Featuring Harmony mist

We all know that life gets busy and at these times it’s more important than ever to take the time to stop and just breathe. Harmony mist was created for these times of overwhelm and for when life feels a little (or a lot!) out of balance.

The heart warming essential oils infused in this blend help to reconnect the mind and heart allowing you to move forward in a calmer, more centred state. Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Lavender combine with Cedarwood and citrus oils to soothe the senses and bring harmony to the mind and body.

Using the mist mindfully …

Simply pause for a moment and spray the mist over the crown of your head and around your body. Breathe the natural scent in deeply, repeat the affirmation and just be. 

“I am connected to a deep sense of peace within me.”

Taking the time to just breathe is a simple, mindful self care practice that impacts the nervous system in the most positive way. When we take a moment to be still, to fill our lungs completely and then let it all out we allow our muscles to relax and our mind and body to be grounded in the present moment.

Set an alarm to stop and take a deep breath every hour and notice the impact it has on your day.

 

1
May
2017
0

Mind Heart Connect Event

Inspiration in a bottle to support this wonderful event coming up May 5-7 on the Gold Coast, Queensland

Last chance to get tickets is NOW … http://www.mindheartconnect.com/

I was reminded of how much I was influenced by Dr Joe Dispenze the last time I saw him in Sydney as I re-read an old Combardis blog post …. ‘The people who have positive changes in their health have also changed their thinking’.

Be in the presence of Dr Joe Dispenza, Australia’s Dr Peta Stapleton leading clinical research at Bond University in the area of EFT/tapping, Dr Lori Leydon – doing amazing work in the field of EFT in Rwanda, and many more incredible speakers who are helping global healing on so many levels.

We are delighted to have created a mist especially for the event and will be both attending the event and exhibiting our beautiful mists and wellbeing kits.

Combardis Aromatic Mists originated to assist in inspiring positive thoughts and emotions. By using a beautiful essential oil blend mindfully the benefits of the essential oils are magnified.

A simple mindful exercise is to spray the mist over your body and personal space, breathe the scent in deeply and then repeat a simple positive affirmation. By using the mist in regular mindful ritual you will be engaging in positive thoughts and subsequent positive emotions.Positive emotions = happy and healthy life. 🙂

 

23
Mar
2017
0

What is your Anchor?

We all know the power of the mind and the importance of positive thoughts to create our reality.

However to expect that our thoughts will always be positive is quite unrealistic. In fact we need to experience negative emotions to allow ourselves to dig deeper into our underlying thoughts and feelings in an attempt to learn more about ourselves and how we can learn and evolve.

When a painful thought, experience or memory comes up we can use an anchor to help acknowledge the situation and then bring our awareness to a place of mindfulness.

What are the anchors you use on a daily basis to bring you back to the present moment or to stay focussed on a goal?

The breath is a reliable anchor as is doing a 1 minute body scan.

We can also engage our senses . . . an essential oil aromatic mist is a wonderfully reliable anchor – it works as a mindfulness tool yet delivers the benefits of pure essential oils.

By repeating an affirmation we also work to bring about new positive thought patterns.

MIST … BREATHE … BE.

Find an anchor that works for you when the wind of mindlessness blows.