Our Lovely Tess

by Leisa on June 14, 2009

I have a lovely friend in WA, Tess, whom I first met when she was a guest at the health retreat I once worked at; and she has now joined me at two of my own Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Raw Food Retreats. Tess is an absolute delight to have as a guest
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Raw Food Retreats

by Leisa on May 17, 2009

I’m just back from another of the awesome Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Raw Food Retreat’s, and I cannot tell you how excited I am that the vision I had for these retreats has come to fruition in the most beautiful of ways. I think I’ve written a little bit about this before –
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Trusting Your Own Body

by Leisa on February 24, 2009

It has been a great start to the week of detoxing and education about raw food and health at this latest retreat – and one point that everyone is learning really well – is that we CAN trust our own bodies. We are taught so thoroughly to not trust the messages our body gives us.  If we
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The Next Embracing Life! Retreat

by Leisa on February 22, 2009

The next Embracing Life! Retreat starts today and I am excitedly anticipating meeting a new group of people and taking them for a week of education and relaxation at Nirvana Luxor Resort on the Sunshine Coast of QLD. It is always such a huge undertaking!  Not having a permanent base for the retreats means weeks of
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Bikram Yoga

by Leisa on January 11, 2009

It’s a New Year, and I’ve decided to learn something that will enhance my fitness, quieten my mind, and detox me at the same time! One of the most inspirational ladies I have ever met, made the commitment each new year to learn something she had never done before.  One year it was ballroom dancing, the
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Raw For 30 Days DVD Viewing in Bryon Bay

by Leisa on December 18, 2008

As a follow up to my post about Diabetes a few days ago, I found a blog by Ian Blair Hamilton of Ion Life in Byron Bay, who screened “Raw For 30 Days – Reversing Diabetes” locally. In his blog post, he writes “Now you’d think that a movie about curing diabetes naturally would bring diabetics,
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Uki Retreat

by Leisa on November 16, 2008

Yesterday was the first day of the Embracing Life! Retreat held about 45 minutes from the Gold Coast at a place called Uki in Northern NSW near Mt. Warning. 20 guests, 4 full time staff, myself and William met at the Universal Peace Centre for a week of detoxing, education, fun and relaxation at the most
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The Retreat!

by Leisa on September 26, 2008

I can’t believe that it’s been two weeks since I last wrote on my Blog!  I think that is the longest gap I’ve had since I started writing over a year ago. The reason for my absence is due to the launch of my very first Embracing LIfe! Retreat! On the 14th September myself and my
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Six Day Detox Retreats

by Leisa on September 4, 2008

Well, it’s just over a week to go until the inaugural Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Renewal Retreat is off and running, and I’m so excited I can hardly sleep!! It has been a really interesting journey to get to this point, and I am so grateful for the wonderful people who have put
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Arthritis Remedies

by Leisa on July 30, 2008

One of the most amazing results I witnessed when working as the Naturopath at Hippocrates Health Centre, was the resolution of arthritic pain in less than a week. I would see people come in on heavy pain medication, stiff, with limited mobility, often with swollen inflamed joints – and after going through a juice fast and
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