Stress and Health

by Leisa on August 13, 2008

I know I keep harping on about the relationship between our health, our emotions and stress levels, but it’s a point that has really hit home to me lately because I’ve been in the middle of experiencing it.

There’s nothing like learning something really well by going through it yourself, and because I had a bit of stress earlier this year, I noticed a direct relationship between it, and a decline in my usually quite good health.

I do have a bit of a tricky adrenal and thyroid system that needs lots of support – but even with doing that AND eating really well and exercising regularly  – during the times I felt the most challenged, I had quite a number of negative physical changes.

My skin broke out a bit, I gained a few kilos, my hair was falling out, I was tired, and had lots of aches and pains.  It wasn’t until I resolved the emotional component and got back on track, that my physical health then naturally improved.

It just goes to show what a huge impact how we feel has on our physical health – and I am beginning to count this area as being just as important as what we eat, and maybe even more so.  I don’t believe that we can eat well and do everything else right – but leave our emotional garbage unresolved, and still be healthy.

Our mind / feelings / emotions live in every cell in our body and we cannot separate them.  To be really healthy we need to heal the body and the mind, not just one or the other.  I see my best results in clinic, when someone embraces the physical side of healing, and also works on resolving their emotional issues as well.

With the launch of my Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Renewal Retreats, I’ve found a new passion and have become very excited and enthusiastic about it all – and these feelings have resulted physically in a new-found energy, clear skin, healthy hair, a few kilos dropping off and a brighter outlook.

We never stop learning, and the best lessons are the ones that we experience ourselves. The power of observation in our own lives can be a powerful tool for significant insights and healing experiences.



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Christine Grossman August 14, 2008 at 4:16 am

I want to join you in Qld so its warm.
Do you do a 2week one as I would make it a nice holiday, so when i go back to work I feel amazing?
if not a week will do.What do you have and were in September 08.

Leisa August 15, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Hi Christine,

Thanks for your interest in the retreat. At this stage I am only running one week retreats, but am looking at doing a two week one in QLD next year for those that like to do that.

At the moment the Sept retreat on the Sunshine Coast is booked out – but I am putting on a retreat on the Gold Coast in November. If you go to the site you will find a “Register Here” button where you can enter your details so that you will be the first to find out once I announce the Gold Coast Retreat!

I hope to see you there!


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