November 2008


Infuriating, Patronising Doctors

by Leisa on November 30, 2008

Mary Shomon on her thyroid website wrote an article asking for people to write in with the comments that their doctors have made, that infuriated them the most. I have had a few moments of my own when suffering with thyroid problems.  One that easily comes to mind was when I was complaining about how
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I is for Ice-cream!

by Leisa on November 28, 2008

Well, raw vegan ice-cream anyway! I really don’t like being deprived, so I love the fact that you can create recipes that resemble the unhealthy dairy, sugar-laden, fat-laden products and make them in a tasty healthful way with raw gourmet food. This recipe comes from Anand who owns Raw Power, a business that offers raw
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Sounds like a bit of a daunting title doesn’t it? This interesting article is by one of my favourite authors, Charles Eisenstein.  I thought it a very good piece, especially seeing as I have suffered myself with auto-immune problems myself, and have seen many people that carry a thought pattern of “self-attack” when suffering from these
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Could Mammograms Cause Breast Cancer?

by Leisa on November 24, 2008

I am sure that in some circumstances they could. I’ve read plenty of research over the years about the danger of mammograms.  They give the sensitive breast tissue quite a large dose of radiation while causing trauma to the delicate tissue.  There are also numerous cases of false positives that cause a lot of stress
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Retreat #3 is Sadly Over :-(

by Leisa on November 22, 2008

It is such a shame that this retreat had to come to an end!!  I’m sure we all could have stayed another week and enjoyed the beautiful relaxing surrounds, good food and friendships that we formed. The last night was fantastic!  We had our gala dinner where everyone dressed up, we took photo’s, had a great
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A Transformational Space

by Leisa on November 19, 2008

Honestly, I am so blessed. This is turning out to be the most incredible week.  It wasn’t that the other retreats weren’t special – because they were – this is just turning out to be more intense, more connected, more uplifting and more soulful. There are many factors contributing to this, and I can’t put
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Uki Retreat

by Leisa on November 16, 2008

Yesterday was the first day of the Embracing Life! Retreat held about 45 minutes from the Gold Coast at a place called Uki in Northern NSW near Mt. Warning. 20 guests, 4 full time staff, myself and William met at the Universal Peace Centre for a week of detoxing, education, fun and relaxation at the most
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The Paradoxical Commandments:

by Leisa on November 13, 2008

I liked these The Paradoxical Commandments “I wrote these comments back in 1968, when I was nineteen, a college sophomore: 1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. 2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. 3. If you are successful, you will win false
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The Marshmallow Study

by Leisa on November 11, 2008

The Stanford Marshmallow Study – Delayed Gratification (Self-Discipline) the Key to Long Term Success. I thought this was really interesting and worth the read! “Stanford University psychology researcher Michael Mischel demonstrated how important self-discipline (the ability to delay immediate gratification in exchange for long term goal achievement) is to lifelong success? In a longitudinal study
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Health Celebrations Raw Food Class!

by Leisa on November 9, 2008

For anyone local to the Gold Coast area, Raw Power are holding a fantastic food preparation class at Mermaid Beach on Saturday 6th December at 12pm. During the festive season it is easier to be tempted by processed foods and foods that we normally don’t eat during the year – but if you have healthy
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