September 2008


Super Dooper Superfoods!

by Leisa on September 29, 2008

Raw Power – were a great help with supplying me with information hand-outs on all different types of superfoods and sending me samples of over a dozen superfoods for us to try at the retreat. One of the lectures that I do at the Embracing Life! Retreat, is on the benefits of using whole
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Grander Water

by Leisa on September 28, 2008

Grander Water were another generous supplier supporting the Embracing Life! Retreat with a portable water treatment unit that provided us with top quality water to drink during the week. Grander Water is not a “water filter” and can’t be compared to anything else on the market.  It is a stand alone technology that alters the
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Sunlight Saunas

by Leisa on September 27, 2008

One of the highlights of the retreat (and there were many!) was the generous supply by Sunlight Saunas, of a three person Sunlight Sauna Cabin and a Solo Sauna for our use during the retreat. Roseanne from Sunlight drove up on the Sunday and organised the set up of these units at the resort.  They
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The Retreat!

by Leisa on September 26, 2008

I can’t believe that it’s been two weeks since I last wrote on my Blog!  I think that is the longest gap I’ve had since I started writing over a year ago. The reason for my absence is due to the launch of my very first Embracing LIfe! Retreat! On the 14th September myself and my
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Green Smoothie Challenge!

by Leisa on September 14, 2008

The Green Smoothie Challenge is on again!  Being run by Anand and Runi from Raw Power – they have set up the GSC as a two week challenge to drink a litre of green smoothies every day.  Great as an introduction to raw food for new people, but also a great challenge for those of
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Being Authentic

by Leisa on September 9, 2008

I really like this quote from one of my favourite books by Charles Eisenstein, The Yoga of Eating: “A discrepancy between what we eat and who we are in the world generates a kind of tension, which is resolved either when the diet moves back in line with the person’s incarnate role, or when the
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The Supplement Myth

by Leisa on September 6, 2008

I get asked a lot about supplements, which ones are the best, what do I take every day, and how to know which ones you need. I was once a total supplement junkie – I had 40 bottles of different tablets and capsules on my bench top, and every morning I would take handfuls of
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Six Day Detox Retreats

by Leisa on September 4, 2008

Well, it’s just over a week to go until the inaugural Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Renewal Retreat is off and running, and I’m so excited I can hardly sleep!! It has been a really interesting journey to get to this point, and I am so grateful for the wonderful people who have put
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To Salt or Not

by Leisa on September 1, 2008

A lot of health conscious people shun salt, and many people with high blood pressure also take most of the salt out of their diet in an effort to bring their blood pressure down.  But salt has unjustly been given a bad name. I have read studies that have come to new conclusions about the
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