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Tears Behind Closed Doors

by Leisa on November 16, 2012

I recently read the book “Tears Behind Closed Doors – failure to diagnose an underactive thyroid: the truth behind the tragedy” by Diana Holmes, and there were some major insights and shifts that came to me through it. For those who are new to my blog, I have been living with hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue
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Last Retreat for Almost 12 Months!

by Leisa on November 8, 2012

I have a confession to make. The upcoming Eight Day Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreat being held by the pristine beaches of Busselton, WA at the end of November, is going to be the last retreat I run for nearly a year… I absolutely love running the Embracing Life! Retreats, but for the past couple
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Something very exciting has happened! Three months out from our August Bali Retreat, I was completely booked out with a waiting list and quite a few enquiries… So I got on the phone to Villa Gaia in Bali and organised to do another retreat in August for those who missed out on the first one!
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Keeping It Real

by Rhianna on May 21, 2012

After completing my first full Embracing Life! Detox Retreat earlier this year I came away motivated and detoxified and brimming with enthusiasm about how to take all I’d learnt and implement it into my daily life. Upon returning home I was going to do yoga five times a week, eat 100% raw vegan, exercise three times a
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Recently I was lucky enough to attend the Embracing Life! Detox Retreat in Ubud, Bali. The retreat was amazing! A life changing experience that I feel so grateful to have been a part of. One part that made it so special was that my partner came with me, and we were able to share the experience
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Being Present

by Leisa on March 24, 2012

In our day-to-day busy-ness, it can be very easy to get caught up in “doing” and lose sight of just “being”. I, like many of us, can easily spend hours where I’m not connected to the present, filling my days with work and other tasks, my mind projecting into the future and forgetting to just
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By Trudy Brooke from Begins Within I hear a lot of discussion & often criticism of today’s youth and younger generations and whilst I agree with certain aspects (such as communication – too much texting! not enough talking!) don’t you envy (at least a little) the ‘enthusiasm, the world is my oyster, my options are
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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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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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