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I Have a New Name!

by Leisa on April 29, 2020

For my birthday today, I’ve gifted myself something that I’ve been wanting for some time now – a new name! The decision actually wasn’t that easy. Leisa Wheeler has a history – I’ve had that name for nearly 50-years now and it is the one that I commenced my naturopathy career with. The one that
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Start New Life

Pushing the Reset Button on Life

by Leisa on February 18, 2020

Do you ever feel like you need to press the reset button and halt life in its tracks? A pause so that you can take a step back, breathe for a moment, and have a look at where you’ve come from, where you are right now, and where you want to go in the future?
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Walking the Path

Healing is Not a Linear Path

by Leisa on October 17, 2019

Of all people, I should know this one well! Having worked with thousands of people over the past fifteen years, often closely accompanying them on their healing journeys – if there’s one thing I’ve learned, is that it’s never a straight path back to health. In August I wrote my first blog post “In Recovery”
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In Recovery…

by Leisa on August 5, 2019

I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I’ve written on my blog and been actively involved on a regular basis with Embracing Health. The time has passed both in a flash, and in some ways it feels like forever and that Embracing Health was in a previous life. And in some really significant
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Green Rice Terraces Landscape On Mountain Background

The Next Bali Adventure

by Leisa on October 4, 2016

I would like to invite you to join me on my next Bali Retreat Adventure this November.  Following on from the posts I wrote from my last Bali Retreat (The Beauty of Detox in Bali & Truly, Madly, Healing) I am excited to share the new retreat format with those who would like to take
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Truly, Madly, Healing

by Leisa on July 26, 2016

I had a profound healing experience this week (well to be honest I’ve had several profound healing experiences this week – but the others will have to wait for another time!), but I wanted to share this one as it is such a clear illustration of the healing power we can find in the natural
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Plumeria Or Frangipani Decorated On Water And Pebble Rock In Zen

The Beauty of Detox in Bali

by Leisa on July 11, 2016

Every time I walk off the plane at Denpasar airport and take in the unique scent of  the incense-laden air here in Bali, I know I’ve come home to a place of my heart. From the very first time I set foot in Ubud, I knew there was something magical about this place and even
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Fountain Of Youth Concept.

I really shouldn’t read “health” articles on “news” sites, as they do little more than to frustrate me at the lack of knowledge so often on display. This recent article – “Fountain of youth pill available in just two years: Blend of 30 vitamins and minerals may reverse aging of the brain” almost  made me
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Fruit & Vegetables

A small Australian study has just been released showing that a diet high in fibre is a key indicator in what is called “successful aging” – defined as not suffering from disability, depression, dementia, respiratory problems, cancer, heart disease or stroke. The article states: “Dr Bamini Gopinath, from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research in
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Vegetable soup surrounded by fresh vegetables.

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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