New Year, New Start

by Leisa on January 1, 2011

2010 is behind us now, and I am certainly looking forward to what 2011 has to bring!

At the start of each new year, I like to look back at the year past and review the ups, the downs, the good, the bad, the achievements, the challenges – and hopefully learn something to take with me into the next year of life.

2010 was a particularly challenging year for me, and many people I’ve spoken with say it was quite a difficult year for them as well. I’m certainly no astrologer, but I know we are in some very interesting astrological times, and I’m sure that has an influence. From my observations it appears that we are being challenged to be integral in everything that we do, and that we may be getting some pretty big wake up calls to get on track and get honest with ourselves.

I’d like to put my best moments, most challenging, and 2011 goals up here – and if anyone would like to add theirs in the comments, it would be great to read how others fared in 2010.

Best: I have to say that my business exceeded all expectations this year. From organising the very successful David Wolfe tour and being part of it as we travelled around the country, to having every Embracing Life! Retreat that I ran in the past six months being totally and completely sold out. The amazing people I meet and the journey we share on the retreats is something I treasure every single time.

Challenging: As many of you already know, my fiancée and I parted ways a couple of months ago, and the stress surrounding that has been immense. I’ve gone through the depths of despair, suffering quite severe bouts of depression at times, as I’ve had to come to terms with being almost 40, single and childless, which was not on the life plan.  In every challenge there is a multitude of gifts, and I’ve learnt some very deep and powerful lessons through this experience that I am very grateful for, and will stand me in good stead for the rest of my life.

On a physical level, the “injury” that I did to my neck in September that left me with excruciating nerve pain and numbness down my arms is still not resolved. No amount of chiropractic, acupuncture, myotherapy, massage, trigger point, sauna’s, herbs, supplements, topical creams, electrotherapy, emotional clearing, etc has resolved it completely. I still have two numb fingers and intermittant pain and pins and needles.  It is slowly healing, but it’s been a difficult journey!

Goals:My 2011 goals for my personal life, are to do with continuing healing on both an emotional and physical level.  My fitness has gone out the window this past year, so I’m looking forward to having fun with excercise again!  Business wise, besides again working successfully with David Wolfe and running some great retreats, I would love to get my first book finished – and the plans to do that are looking good!

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and successful 2011, full of lots of love and laughter!



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Sharon Colicchia January 17, 2011 at 12:10 am

Dear leisa,
I felt much sadness when I read of your challenges last year, I do hope you have a good support base to meet your emotional needs? I am glad to hear you have come to terms with a few things, I wanted to mention that I often receive comments regarding my age and children a lot, as we plan to grow our family and I am turning 40 this year. When I reflect on this, I feel fortunate and sincerely grateful that I became a mother much later in my life, than originally planned. When I reflect on my previous way of living, I feel such gratitude for the birth and parenting journey we have had to date with Jassie, who is now 3. We live with ease daily with her because we live self care daily. She mirrors everything we do, from eating wholefoods, to connecting with eachother with compassion and empathy. We would not of experienced this if we had not waited and embarked on our self care and self realisation journey. We are in such a better place now than four years ago and I am so glad I waited a few more years. My body and soul is in the best place ever, so I know and trust the wisdom of the body, which in turn will deliver an amazing pregnancy, birth and motherhood. This is what you have to look forward to, age is no barrier when you embrace health, which is everything you teach. You are in a very fortunate position, not many realise this.
I wish you much success for 2011 and beyond, and I look forward to meeting with you at the David Wolfe tour next month. I was going to say Hi last year in Melb but it was too busy etc….
With warmth, Shaz

Leisa February 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Dear Sharon,
Thank you so much for your touching comment, and it is very inspiring to hear you speak so positively of being a mother at this time of life, and the journey you have been on. I feel too, that the level of emotional health and maturity I have developed over the years, not to mention the physical health aspects, have bought me to a place where I am ready to bring a child into the world and be an infinitely better mother than I would have been years ago, still in the midst of learning about who I am and where I’m going. Even though the last few years have been very challenging – it does feel like the last breaking through of the cocoon, so that the butterfly can launch into the sky. It was like I had to reach the pits of despair to appreciate the heights. I have had some amazing support, and done a lot of work with an incredible counsellor (she is SO much more than that) and I think I’ve now broken some very big life-long patterns, and I feel different on every level, which is a great thing. I am grateful for the gifts these challenges provided and I am genuinely looking forward to the next phase of life as I turn 40 – and whether that includes being a mother or not – we will see. Thank you for your kindness and support and please come up for a hug at the DW events,

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