About Carole and this relaxing blog:

“Pause. Breathe. Repeat”  Rejuvenation Lounge’s mantra

Rejuvenation Lounge is all about remembering to nourish ourselves and be our own medicine – one slow breath and one replenishing ritual at a time.

Small rituals are big medicine.

pausebreatherepeatIt’s about adding more moments of pausing, thoughtful breathing, softer thinking, slow living and intentional rest (to balance out the residual effects of crazy fast).

All with the higher purpose of untangling, coming back to our centre (hugely important), so we can be the healthiest, wisest brightest shining version of ourselves.

I hope I do this with my simple daily rituals,  regular blog posts, downloadable meditations, free downloadable manifesto, global full moon healing circles and at my Rejuvenation Lounge Retreats in Italy, Spain, Bali, France and England.  xx Carole

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About Carole:

I’d like to think I’m a writer, relaxation alchemist, crafter of delicious slow retreats and workshops sprinkled with a background trained in counselling, restorative yoga, meditation and holistic healing.

I’m a lover of chai tea, dark organic chocolate, hula hooping, my vintage bicycle (#itswatermelon), deep rest yoga, barefoot walking, shaking my booty (dance is medicine), knitting (its the new yoga) and about to re-kindle my love of horse riding.

mecyclingI 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 find me burning essential oils or spraying potions into the air.  I offer monthly Full Moon Global Healing Circles.

I’m secretly addicted to my oracle cards and probably have over 15 decks at home collected over 20 years. My Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards are still my favourite after 10 years. They always hold the answers.  If I need healing, then my Liquid Crystal Oracle cards hold potency to activate the change within. Check them out.

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 so nature is my medicine and best friend along with warm oil self massage and alternate nostril breathing. Driving a car does not work me nor does busy shopping centres.

caroleI’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.  Inner stillness is my thing.

I’ve sat in a teepee and cleansed myself in sage smoke every weekend for 6 month, learnt to read messages from nature, meditated for a day on Goddess Pele’s sacred volcano in Hawaii (she’s never far away), experienced sweat lodges with Grandfathers and the list of spiritual quests and adventures goes on. I won’t bore you.

I write this blog, the daily prompts, full moon healing circles and facilitate my Rejuvenation Lounge Retreats strongly from my intuition and through a higher guidance. I’m often amazed at the words which appear in front of me. Writing fuels my soul with the good stuff.

If it feels right in my belly I’ll write a blog post or add another retreat. If it doesn’t feel right in my belly, it doesn’t happen. Simple.

Do I get confused at times?  Of course, I’m human.

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About Carole’s retreats:

Quite a few years ago now I started Rejuvenation Lounge Retreats.

I began small by offering one retreat a year as my children were very young.  I didn’t advertise or even have a business card (I still don’t).  People booked simply from reading this blog Rejuvenation Lounge or by word of mouth.

balibabesOver the years I added a couple more retreats as my boys got a little older. People kept booking. Grateful.

As the majority of my blog readers are from America, Canada or England  I started adding European locations. Italy was first. Scary. Super scary. But I did it anyway. The retreats booked out.  Phew!

As of today I offer around 8 or so retreats a year in Morocco, Italy and Bali and have just added Spain, France and England. I never planned this path for myself. There’s never been a business plan.  There’s never been an advertising plan. There never will be. And its certainly not about the money. I go where the energy takes me.  The direction of least resistance.  Flow and simplicity are my foundations.  If I feel stuck. I stop. Create space for the new to arrive. I’ve learnt not to solve stuff with the mind.

My retreats, without a doubt,  are my absolute passion.  My heart and soul is infused into each and every one of them.  I can’t begin to describe the amount of joy they bring me. Around 3 or 4 weeks before each retreat I start tuning into the energy of the group. All retreats begin this way.  I open up to inspiration and the crafting of a magical retreat gradually blossoms.

I feel blessed to be doing something I love.  Learning and sharing is what its all about.

Look forward to meeting you one day soon and sharing a cuppa chai tea.

Peace, love and brand new adventures to each and every one of you, xx Carole

Know you are always welcome to email me healthylivinglounge ( @ ) gmail.com

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Global Full Moon Healing Circles:

Each month I craft a magical full healing circle and offer distant healings on a donation basis.

They are a potent alchemy working with the power of prayer, intention, nature spirits and universal energy.

Click here to read more.

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Popular posts:

As there are literally hundreds of articles here on my blog that may be of interest to you,  start here for a short list of popular posts.

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caroleMy email address is healthylivinglounge (at) gmail.com.  Happy to have a chat anytime.

Photo left was taken in Ubud, Bali September 2013.  Sitting in Clear Cafe drinking the best chai, cashew nut milk and artisan palm sugar chai in the entire world.  It’s the very first drink I have when I get to Bali.

Peace, love and chai tea

xx Carole


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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
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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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