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A Transformational Space

by Leisa on November 19, 2008

Honestly, I am so blessed. This is turning out to be the most incredible week.  It wasn’t that the other retreats weren’t special – because they were – this is just turning out to be more intense, more connected, more uplifting and more soulful. There are many factors contributing to this, and I can’t put
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Stress and Health

by Leisa on August 13, 2008

I know I keep harping on about the relationship between our health, our emotions and stress levels, but it’s a point that has really hit home to me lately because I’ve been in the middle of experiencing it. There’s nothing like learning something really well by going through it yourself, and because I had a
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The Retreat is Here!

by Leisa on July 28, 2008

I am very happy to be announcing the launch of my fantastic health retreat experience, the Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Renewal Retreat.  My passion in life is to spend time with people dedicated to learning about health and healing, and there is nothing better that doing that with a group of like-minded
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Stress and Switching Off…

by Leisa on July 23, 2008

With stress being the causative factor in so many degenerative health conditions, part of my philosophy on healing is to lower and manage stress through various techniques. I talk to people about the benefits of regular exercise in stress reduction, we talk about resolving and working on the emotional aspects of stress, we can look
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Reclaiming our Feelings

by Leisa on July 18, 2008

I have always seen the recognition of our feelings as a way of connecting with our true and authentic selves, rather than seeing them as something we need to “overcome” in this life. Life without feeling, to me, is a life only half-lived, and to abandon the texture and colour that feeling gives to life, is to deny
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The False Face of Guru-ism

by Leisa on April 28, 2008

When I was younger I always got caught up in thinking that everyone else was better than I was and knew more than I did, and in my own mind I elevated many people onto a pedestal. I learned very painfully over the years, that very few people are who they appear to be, or
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The Art of Conscientiousness

by Leisa on April 13, 2008

It is an interesting word – conscientiousness – and it is one trait that I admire in people and one that I aim to embody myself. This is what it says in Wikipedia: “In psychology, conscientiousness is the trait of being painstaking and careful, or the quality of acting according to the dictates of one’s
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A Deeply Inspiring Near-Death Story

by Leisa on April 6, 2008

I have a fascination in all things unexplainable and this story certainly fits into that category.  I think the essence of this story is what is important, not the actual facts surrounding it.  Messages of love, tolerance and acceptance never get old with me… Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience (NDE) in
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What is Enlightenment?

by Leisa on April 3, 2008

Last night I went to a talk by Dan Millman, author of the classic book “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior”, as well as many other inspirational writings.  I first read this book in the late 1980s and it encouraged me to think very deeply about the themes presented in it.  It became one of
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