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Winter Is Here!

by Leisa on May 31, 2016

This was such a great winter post “Winter is Coming… by Rhianna Smith) that I decided to run it again, on this first day of winter! Winter is coming… Ok please excuse the Game of Thrones, Stark house tagline, but it is appropriate in this case! In the last week we have moved from “Oh
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Tahini Balls

This is an old faithful tahini ball recipe that I’ve just revisited after not making them for quite a long time! These are a great substitute when you are having a chocolate craving – but I always use a mix of half raw cacao powder and half organic carob powder to balance them out so
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The Brilliance Of Elizabeth Gilbert

by Leisa on February 1, 2016

I am definitely an Elizabeth Gilbert fan. I know there is a huge divide between the “lovers” and “haters” when it comes to her bestselling novel Eat. Pray. Love. but I found the authenticity in her book and the integrity in Gilbert’s writing to be something quite lovely. And listening to her since, especially when
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Nature Glow – Natural Beauty

by Leisa on January 27, 2016

Angela is one of our current assistants at our Embracing Health Detox Retreats. Yoga Teacher and general hands-on superstar, Angela is a wonderful asset to our team and her kind nature and optimistic attitude is always appreciated by staff and guests alike. Angela runs her own small business called Nature Glow which focuses on all
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The Cruelty of Comparison

by Leisa on January 12, 2016

Body image is a very evocative issue. I am endlessly fascinated with the media obsession of there only being one size and shape that is attractive in women, and if you don’t fit into that flawless design, then you are either unhealthy, lazy or eating all the wrong foods. There is quite a push for
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Vision Boards: Embracing the New Year

by Leisa on January 4, 2016

One of the more creative endeavours that I bring into my life every New Year is the vision board. Vision boards are a fun, inspiring and empowering exercise that anyone can do at home and the New Year is a wonderful time to set aside some time to get creative and set some goals for
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Mind. Officially. Blown!

by Leisa on October 26, 2015

Sometimes in life there are pivotal points where everything comes together to create a shift in perspective and understanding that takes you to another level of knowing – and that happened for me this weekend. I attended a three day seminar with George Kavassilas and before I went I really didn’t know exactly what it
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The “Vitamins Are Dangerous” Propaganda

by Leisa on October 20, 2015

When the president of the NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association is called upon to give his “expert” opinion on the “serious health risks” of vitamins and supplements (because we all know how much training medical doctors do on health and nutrition), on a morning national television program, you have to wonder about the
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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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