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The Art Of Stillness

by Leisa on October 7, 2015

I’m back! I’ve just taken a rare two week holiday and have been completely out of connection for pretty much that whole time – and it was a rare and beautiful opportunity to disengage from from the internet world and immerse in the real one My husband, step-son and I ventured out into beautiful Hervey
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Attack On “Paleo Pete” Hits A New Low

by Leisa on August 30, 2015

I just read an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, where the author admits to fantasising about Pete Evans contracting a life-threatening illness so that he can put his “food as medicine” beliefs to the test – I’m assuming so that he can fail (and die) so that the author will be vindicated in
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Open Mining Pit

I saw a very disturbing interview about the Abbott government’s proposal to change laws to prevent environmental challenges to large developments on the 7.30 Report two nights ago. I thought I would see massive outrage on the internet about it, but somehow the frightening implications of this law change have been seemingly overlooked. As reported
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Life Lessons From Bali

by Leisa on July 27, 2015

Greetings from beautiful Bali! I’ve just finished an amazing retreat in magical Bali, and it always amazes me just how powerful the shifts are that happen for the guests during the week. Spending quality time focusing just on yourself, drinking juices that assist in cleansing both the physical and the emotional body, clearing out old
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I’ve been running the Embracing Health Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreats for eight years now, travelling around Australia and to Bali, teaching hundreds of people about the benefits of detoxification and sharing with them an incredible physical and emotional experience over the week of my retreats. When I started up, there were very few
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Finding The Faith (Again)

by Leisa on June 30, 2015

I had an A-HA moment on the weekend (and I don’t mean I listened to the eighties band!). I went along to the Marianne Williamson workshop in Brisbane for the day and it was like coming home. There is nothing I love more than a highly intellectual person discussing comparative religion and spirituality as it
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Belle Gibson’s Fraud

by Leisa on June 29, 2015

Like thousands of other viewers last night, I tuned into the 60 minutes interview with Belle Gibson. I hadn’t followed her story originally, I caught bits of it from social media and some blogs, but prior to that she wasn’t on my radar at all. But since the story of her fraud broke, I’ve been
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Being Right or Being Kind?

by Leisa on June 25, 2015

There is a terrific saying that I believe holds within it a very powerful truth: “If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you will always be right“. As with any saying, it can be taken too literally – there is nothing wrong with having healthy boundaries and
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Thyroid Sufferers & Frenemies

by Leisa on June 21, 2015

Thyroid sufferers are some of the bravest people I know. Often struggling through life without a proper diagnosis, the fatigue, weight gain, and depression that are the cornerstone symptoms of a thyroid disorder, are a constant in their lives. These people know that something is wrong, but have been unable to find the help they
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The Simple Things

by Leisa on June 18, 2015

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make all the difference. Yesterday I headed down to Byron Bay (actually to  Tallow Beach Houses where I run the Embracing Health Retreats!) as I have been invited to speak at the Nurses For Nurses Retreat being held there this week. My topics were the issues of stress and
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