About Carole:

~ Writer ~ Relaxation alchemist ~ Crafter of slow retreats and healing circles ~

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Welcome wonderful you,

I fancy myself as a writer.  It fuels my soul with the good stuff.  And so I write. Rejuvenation Lounge (this blog) and I are best friends.  We have been blessed over the years with a strong loyal following from many parts of the world.  This amazes me.  And, it’s because of my wonderful readers I started retreats in England and Europe. I believe in flowing where the energy takes me.  Why not!

“I trust” is a mantra I use a lot when new scary horizons appear before me.  I pause, breathe deeply and sink softly into their brilliant presence.

Staying close to myself is important – so I write and share about all things which have made a difference to my life helping me to pause, breathe and notice more.

I consider myself a relaxation alchemist, crafter of beautiful monthly healing circles and facilitator of delicious slow retreats (now 10 years young). All this sprinkled with a background trained in counselling, restorative yoga, meditation and energy healing.

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I’m a lover of chai tea, dark organic chocolate, hula hooping, my vintage bicycle (#itswatermelon), deep rest yoga, barefoot walking, tree people, feathers, stones, dragons, shaking my booty (dance is medicine), knitting (its the new yoga) and totally addicted to oracle cards.  In case you’re interested my two favourite decks at the moment are Sacred Rebel Oracle by Alana Fairchild and Oracle Of The Dragonfae by Lucy Cavendish.  Both have offered profound shifts to my life.  The Wild huntress for instance encouraged me to reclaim my maiden name.  Wow!

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I adore being a mother of 3 rocking boys. Motherhood is such a precious gift.  I’ve held the space for my boys to grow and discover who they are over the past 10 years (on my own). And loved every minute of it. The easy and the difficult bits.

At the moment I’m living in sunny, warm Queensland, Australia with my three boys. Two are still teenagers.

For the past 20 years I’ve studied oodles (and I mean oodles) of different natural healing and spiritual modalities (and continue to do so). Love learning!

I’m a huge fan of vibrational medicine including flower essences, essential oils and gem elixirs. Most days you’ll find me adjusting my altar, drawing oracle cards, cleansing with sage, talking to my special stone or spraying essential oils in my sacred work space.  It’s sacred because I make it so.

My lifestyle now leans more towards the Ayurvedic way of living. It simply works for my body and helps keep my mind calmer.  I’m prone to having an over excitable mind  that overflows at times with creativity surges – so nature is my medicine and a cup of chai tea.

I’ve studied Relax and Renew Yoga teaching with Judith Lasater, meditation and relaxation alchemy with way too many teachers to mention and have a Diploma of Counselling from Australian College of Applied Psychology.

I’ve sat in a teepee every weekend for 6 month and been taught the North American Indian way, learnt to read messages from nature, meditated for a day on Goddess Pele’s sacred volcano in Hawaii, experienced sweat lodges with Grandfathers and the list of spiritual quests and adventures goes on. I won’t bore you anymore.

Looking forward to connecting with you sometime soon.

Peace, love and chocolate,

xox  Carole Bourne

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Jannette April 11, 2010 at 8:41 am

Hi Carole :)
I love your blog, but yes, it is the time of year to revise revise revise. Definitely felt the same layer coming down…
Hope all the little tweaks turn out well and you are happy at the end of the process too ;)

Good Luck and all beautiful things for the launch of your new e-book. GREAT title ;]

I’ve been proofreading, editing and formatting Ross Lamond’s e-books for launch later in April or early May, and he has a young go-getter to do all the marketing for them, so I’ll be watching how it all works out with an eagle eye :)
Do LOVE a good proofreading and formatting sesh! :)) not so into the edits, but they do help a lot ;] and are of course so necessary…

Blessings and Twinkly Things
Nette
xxx

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Healing Sexual Abuse May 8, 2010 at 1:55 am

I totally agree with what you are doing with your blog… this is so important to do everyday even if it is for 3 minutes… I began doing the stillness and I appreciate nature, I feel connected to nature more, I feel more alive because of it, I have the ability to relax more due to the creator of the Universe and being still in my surroundings being thankful for what I have.
GOD’S BLESSINGS

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Kelly Standridge November 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hi Carole,

I added your RSS feed to my home page a few months ago, and I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful blog. I’m always busy with work, kids, life in general, and I’ve discovered this past year that I really need to take a break and take care of myself a little. I haven’t paid enough attention to my physical and spiritual needs, but I’m trying to do better and your blog really helps me stop and look inward. Thank you so much. Blessed be!

Kelly

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Carole Fogarty November 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Thanks so much Kelly for your kind feedback. It means alot.

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Erling Pande Braathen January 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Hi. I read your Article “get grounded” and found this really interesting.

I would love to post this as “this weeks guest” at my Yogasite
http://yogaportalen.no/

We will of course give you credit with name and link.

I Hope this sounds ok for you.

Best regards

Erling, Yogaportalen.no

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Carole Fogarty January 12, 2011 at 7:45 am

You are most welcome Erling. Thank you.

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amit sharma September 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm

carole madam,it’s one of the best things i had learned from your writing,i m more confident about me now,thanks for sharing all your good enough information and it seems that god had blessed you.

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Dr. Howard Wright December 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

Dear Carole Fogarty
You really know about relaxation and health. Well I have a healthy toothpaste for kids that will just knock your socks off.
I am a retired dentist and after 10 years of work, I have just invented the world’s first color changing toothpaste. Yes, color changing and it’s healthy, and works great (kids brush 5 times longer) and it is made in USA and it is FDA approved. Parents love it too because it puts an end to the all the fights in the morning and at night. Can I send you a tube to try and report on? I think you and your kids will love it. Check out the video at http://bit.ly/v8U6VO or our website at vortextoothpaste.com. If you like it, tell everybody. if you don’t tell me. We are a family owned toothpaste company that is trying to make wholesome, effective, healthy and fun toothpaste for kids that really works. Just email us at vortex@vortextoothpaste.com and I will send you a sample.
Thanks
Dr. Howard Wright D.M.D.

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adrienne w December 5, 2011 at 12:14 pm

i was curious which hotel or place would we stay at when we are at the retreat in bali. i am doing some research to see if i can attend this exciting trip.

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Carole Fogarty December 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Hi Adrienne,

We stay at the Honeymoon Guesthouse in Ubud.

xx Carole

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Glen Zangirolami January 25, 2012 at 2:38 am

I ran into your blog from Google search. Your tips are great and i’m starting to practice them. Being a web developer, I can always use relaxation techniques. Keep up the fantastic work!

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Carole Fogarty January 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Thanks Glen

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christine Walker December 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Hi,Carole i wish to pay more money on my next retreat.Also how much would a reading be with Wayan(balinese healer from eat,pray,love.)And do you need to make a booking?Thanks Christine.

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Georgina sullivan December 7, 2013 at 10:01 am

Dear Carole,
I have just read your words and felt inspired to contact you as I will be in Ubud a day after your march retreat begins,I would love to join in a bit if that’s possible but have flights and Accomodation booked…what do you think.?
Hope to meet you,
Love georgie

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Jude Smith April 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm

I just found your blog/web page. Just reading it makes me feel calmer. So glad I found this site. Thank you.

gassho

Jude Smith

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Carole Fogarty April 14, 2014 at 7:44 am

Wow, that’s awesome Jude. xx Carole

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