July 2011

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The Blue Room

by Leisa on July 26, 2011

The spirit and energy in Hawaii is alive and well, and the majesty of the landscape inspires a feeling of awe and connection with nature. On my last day in Kauai, I was told about a magical place called The Blue Room, a cave that is not well known to the public, hiding under a mountain and filled
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My Tribe

Finding My Tribe

by Leisa on July 24, 2011

My holiday in Hawaii is almost over and I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it has been. Although the scenery and landscapes, the activities and adventures, have all been amazing, the highlight for me has been spending time with loving, like-minded people. For those who know me, or have been to a retreat or
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The Best Drink You Will Ever Have!

by Leisa on July 23, 2011

Yesterday we had a bit of a party at Noniland and one of the wonderful people working there, Koda, made a juice / smoothie and it was so heavenly I had to ask for the recipe. It is my new favourite drink ever! Passionfruit Love Drink ingredients: Passionfruit Coconut water Fresh Noni fruit Fresh Aloe
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Exercise is Meant to be Fun!

by Leisa on July 22, 2011

When we feel fantatsic every day with boundless energy and enthusiasm for life, we naturally want to move our bodies and find joy in the expression of physical activity. But when we are tired, unmotivated, apathetic, and feeling down, exercise becomes an insurmountable challenge and drops to the bottom of our to-do list. This then becomes a viscious cycle where the
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The Magic Of Ho’oponpono

by Leisa on July 22, 2011

I learned of the healing process of Ho’oponopono many years ago and was fascinated by this ancient practice founded in Hawaii. Last weekend I was at an event at the Hawaiian Sanctuaryon the Big Island of Hawaii, where there were several speakers including  David Wolfe, the wonderful Aussie permaculture goddess Tania Leilani, and we were
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How would you like to join us at an amazing eight day detox retreat in beautiful Bali next month? You could be one of those lucky people if you choose to join us at the August Embracing Life! Bali Retreat! With just over a month to go until it starts on the 19th August, there are
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Organic Garden At San Francisco City Hall Promotes Slow Food Movement

Vegetable Gardening is a Crime?

by Leisa on July 19, 2011

Only in America! We hope We want to see MORE veggie gardens in people’s homes, not less! From ABC news: Julie Bass faces the prospect of going to jail for what she’s growing in her front yard. The illegal growth is tomatos. And zuchinis, peppers and other edible and what normally would be legal plants.
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Humpback Whale Freed

by Leisa on July 18, 2011

I saw this video recently by Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC), who narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale entangled in local fishing nets, in the video below. And this started me thinking about human nature. How is that some people will dedicate their lives to protecting and saving these beautiful creatures,
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The Horseriding Guru

by Leisa on July 17, 2011

I love synchronicities (as I wrote about in this post here) and love meeting new people when travelling and being amazed at who turns up on your path. One of the things I really wanted to do whilst in Hawaii, was go for a horse-ride in the lush Hawaiian landscape. So I found a place
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Zucchini Pasta Napolitana Feast!

Zucchini Pasta Napolitana Feast!

by Leisa on July 13, 2011

In my last post I talked about eating healthfully while travelling, and today I thought I would share with you one of the simple meals my travel buddy Tim made for us last night. And yes, we have a blender. At the farmers markets we bought fresh zucchini, tomatoes, avocado, garlic, onion, basil and parsley.
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