January 2011

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Sustainable Living Festival Melbourne

by Leisa on January 28, 2011

The Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne starts next week, and what an amazing job the organisers do, of putting together a fantastic line-up of lectures and events over the two week period. Sustainable Living Program Jump online or check out the program above, see what is on offer, there are so many great events it would be
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Is Expression of Feeling a Weakness?

by Leisa on January 24, 2011

I’ve had cause to ponder this question over the last few weeks, as someone close to me judged me as being a “spiritual beginner” because of the way I deal with my feelings and emotions. And I had to stop and process that, and see what my truth within that judgement was. I choose to see anyone who “pushes my
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The Vegetarian Myth

by Leisa on January 21, 2011

I’ve been watching both sides of this debate with interest, and although I have resisted buying this book (not wanting to support it) I may have to see if the local library has it, because the massive debate around this book has peaked my interest in it. If for nothing more to satisfy myself that
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This part of WA is one of my favourite places in the world, and I am SO looking forward to the retreat that Samudra is putting together for the David Wolfe Tour. We have just launched some new options for the retreat, so you can now choose a package where you look after your own
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The Pet Dog Dilemma

by Leisa on January 17, 2011

For quite a long time I’ve been living in apartments without pets – which makes me wonder what I’ve been doing – as I am a huge animal lover and grew up with a menagerie. My plan by the end of the year is to be on an acreage again and to start building up
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A Positive in Nature’s Drama

by Leisa on January 13, 2011

I have a lovely friend in the Rockhampton area of QLD and as we’ve watched the devestating floods and the havoc that nature has caused in the part of the world, she had a beautiful positive message to share, that she gave me permission to post it  here. “I just got back from the supermarket
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Why The Angst?

by Leisa on January 11, 2011

It’s quite interesting that recently I’ve received some pretty strong anti-David-Wolfe messages via email and it always surprises me, the amount of vitriol that his message produces in the raw food and vegan communities. I’ve written on this topic before – Raw Vegan Obsessions – because it is a subject that I am very passionate about. If someone
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A Tour Through My Kitchen

by Leisa on January 7, 2011

Not that long ago I had to move house, so I got to set up my new kitchen from scratch, and I thought I would invite you into my home and show you what it looks like! Being organised is the key to success, and I find that if I have a well stocked and sorted
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Elephants – Please Don’t Go

by Leisa on January 5, 2011

I always love to read the writings of one of my favourite authors, Charles Eisenstein, and his latest blog post “Elephants: Please Don’t Go” is another beautiful, inspiring and thought provoking piece. In this age of planetary destruction, the elephants are losing their habitat at an alarming rate and may become extinct within the next
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Unbearable Lightness – Book Review

by Leisa on January 3, 2011

Over the Christmas holidays, I read several books, and Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi was one of them.  The book was an intimate journey through Portia’s battle with anorexia, and provided a chilling insight into the thought patterns that shape and inform this tragic disorder. Having always been interested in food and health, which
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