January 2012

spiritual growth

As regular readers of my blog would be aware, I have a passion for mind-body medicine and self-development – having taken myself from being a pretty messed up and traumatised teenager, to the happy, well-balanced (mostly!), person that I am today. A lot of what I have achieved in my life is due to the
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Happiness

12 Secrets of Being Happy

by Leisa on January 23, 2012

Years ago I read a book titled “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert and was fascinated to read that twelve months after either having an accident which left you as a paraplegic, or twelve months after winning the lottery, people rated their feelings of happiness at about the same level. Which just goes to show that
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There are never any guarantees when it comes to the treatment and healing of cancer. The one thing that I am certain of though, is that it is possible to heal from cancer naturally. I have been privileged to witness this many times during my career – however that doesn’t mean that there is one
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As a naturopath I recommended my fair share of CDSA’s. That’s Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis’s – or in other words – POOP TESTING. Now I am sure you all know, we naturopaths are obsessed by poop. We LOVE it!  We look at it, we talk about it, we study it, we think about it, and I even
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Bloated

Digestive complaints are much more common than you would think, and too many people have to put up with distressing and painful symptoms, because they are unable to find the answers they need. Many foods cause uncomfortable symptoms, one of the main culprits being the gluten in wheat based products. Wheat today has been hybridised and
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Make It Happen

Resolutions to Realities – Using VB!

by Rhianna on January 12, 2012

I would like to introduce Rhianna Smith who will be guest blogging on this site, on a regular basis. Rhi is a naturopath and nutritionist who works with me and is an integral part of the Embracing Health Team. You can view her Guest Blogger Bio here. I’m sure you will enjoy her writing as
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Would You Like to do a Detox Retreat in Bali?

by Leisa on January 9, 2012

How would you like to join us at an amazing eight day detox retreat in beautiful Bali in March? You could be one of those lucky people if you choose to join us at the March Embracing Life! Bali Retreat! With just over six weeks to go until it starts on the 2nd March, there are just six
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Parabens Found in ALL Breast Cancer Tumours

by Leisa on January 7, 2012

One of the subjects that I talk about extensively at my retreats and as part of the education material I provide in the Embracing Health Membership Club, is the issue of chemicals in our personal care and cleaning products. It’s not enough to think that eating organic fruit and vegetables, and shunning the preservatives, colours
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Abundance & Gratitude

Abundance & Gratitude

by Leisa on January 5, 2012

As much as I love raw food and the results people get when they introduce more high quality organic raw foods and superfoods into their diets – what I also love just as much, are the results people get when they explore their emotional side, and the positive impact this work can have on their
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Calcium supplements

Anyone who has listened to David Wolfe’s Longevity Now! Program, or been to one of his live events, would be familiar with his stance on calcium supplements and the danger they pose to our health. We have been told for decades we need extra calcium to support our bones and prevent osteoporosis, however nothing could
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