Karma Palette is all about making you feel good and looking after yourself. After working in the exciting but challenging fashion industry for 15 years, I know all about stress and how it can affect our daily lives. The best way I have found to feel good is to look after myself and do things that make me happy.
Lucky for you, one of my favourite things is looking after you! No matter if you have 5 min or a weekend free; I have lots of tips to help improve your wellbeing as well as your karma. By learning about the energetic anatomy during the various trainings and workshops I attended, I realised that our thoughts, emotions, words and actions are connected and integral to our happiness and wellbeing.
Karma means that we reap what we sow, which makes more and more sense when you learn about subtle energy. I now feel that I have a deeper knowledge of myself and that I am more in charge of what goes on in my mind. At the same time I feel more serene with the outside world and I gradually feel more myself. It is a constant process! Thank you for joining me for a metaphorical cup of tea while you explore all the things you can do to know yourself better and feel happier in your day to day life. I am currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but thanks to the worldwide web we can still work together no matter where you are.
“I am passionate about Massage Therapy but being a natural introvert, I have never enjoyed writing and putting myself out there, especially with social media. Melanie helped me create my website with photoshoot styling and content editing, and feel more comfortable with my online communication and posts. I now feel that my business communication is genuine, positive and most importantly very ‘me’. ”
I love the ultimate personal style book Melanie made me and I can recommend it to everybody. I feel absolutely fabulous when I wear the clothes Melanie picked up for me. At first I was a bit surprised by her choices, so different from the clothes and the colours I usually wear. But once I tried them on I felt glowing: they suit me perfectly, I feel happy and confident when I wear them. With the clothes she recommended, she helped me defined my personality. Melanie has taught me to look at clothes differently: colour, shape, fabric and how they can emphasize your silhouette and your complexion. I had never looked at clothes in magazines before but since Melanie's look inspiration I do a lot! I like how Melanie uses examples from her personal life to help you experiment with make-up and accessories. It made it all very accessible even for a 'beginner' like me. I surprise myself now actually noticing if I leave the house without blusher or a necklace around my neck.
Whenever Melanie practises Pranic Healing, I immediately feel her gifted talent of working with energy and channelling it into healing. I was astonished that during a distance healing my stomach started 'growling' just after 1 minute and my headache was eased. After a very restful night, I woke up feeling completely refreshed. With her professional approach, Melanie is able to bring the body into balance again and to heal pain in a very subtle but powerful way.
The amazing thing I learnt first of all in this two-day course is that each of us has the capacity to draw good energy and apply it especially for cleansing. The two days were spent in a relaxed atmosphere but we covered a lot of ground and Melanie's explanations were very clear. She did answer our numerous questions in the best way possible and I say fair play to her for her management of time; we learned, we practised, we laughed, we had the necessary breaks and we went through the whole of Master Choa's first book. Now, it is up to us!
I ordered an ultimate personal style book from Melanie, and I am really happy with the result. In general I know how to dress for my body type, but to finish the total package is sometimes hard. Melanie came with great options which are a bit out of my comfort zone, but at the same time fit me very well. Like the colour red she proposed for a dress, as I would always pick navy and black. I have difficulties choosing jewellery and I love the cute, timeless pieces Melanie suggested, like pearls and the fine gold necklaces. As a gift to start of the new look I received the cutest pearl earrings, which are wired all around with gold. It gives me ideas of how to combine my jewellery. I also have a hard time choosing shoes and there are some nice suggestions in my stylebook. I am happy with the lipstick suggestions, as on a daily basis I chose nude or natural lip colours, but I am now excited to try the different colours Melanie suggested with my skin tone. I have seen multiple stylebooks that Melanie has created and I love that you can see people's personalities back in the suggestions. She will explain for each item why she chose it. It's not just throwing some items together. And she will also not come with only current trend pieces. Instead she adds timeless items that suit you personally, which not makes it a style book for a season, but more a style book to keep.
The ultimate personal style book was beautifully presented and easy to digest. I enjoyed the mixture of hair, makeup tips as well as outfit ideas and it was lovely to see my colour personality laid out before me. The surprise gift was pretty – quite surprising and not something I would have thought of previously. I have been wearing it quite a lot and it’s really delicate and the heart symbol I adore. The follow up calls and emails were very helpful, especially the info about Bobbi Brown being available in Brussels! This has vastly changed how I see myself and my wardrobe– I had not considered white dresses before and would certainly never have thought about ballerina flats. It’s helped me be a little more focused in my shopping, now that I know what sort of things I’m going for. I would recommend this to other friends who are perhaps at a crossroads in their life and need a bit of help with identifying themselves stylistically.