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The Blue Room

by Leisa on July 26, 2011

The spirit and energy in Hawaii is alive and well, and the majesty of the landscape inspires a feeling of awe and connection with nature. On my last day in Kauai, I was told about a magical place called The Blue Room, a cave that is not well known to the public, hiding under a mountain and filled
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Finding My Tribe

by Leisa on July 24, 2011

My holiday in Hawaii is almost over and I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it has been. Although the scenery and landscapes, the activities and adventures, have all been amazing, the highlight for me has been spending time with loving, like-minded people. For those who know me, or have been to a retreat or
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Vegetable Gardening is a Crime?

by Leisa on July 19, 2011

Only in America! We hope We want to see MORE veggie gardens in people’s homes, not less! From ABC news: Julie Bass faces the prospect of going to jail for what she’s growing in her front yard. The illegal growth is tomatos. And zuchinis, peppers and other edible and what normally would be legal plants.
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Humpback Whale Freed

by Leisa on July 18, 2011

I saw this video recently by Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC), who narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale entangled in local fishing nets, in the video below. And this started me thinking about human nature. How is that some people will dedicate their lives to protecting and saving these beautiful creatures,
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The Horseriding Guru

by Leisa on July 17, 2011

I love synchronicities (as I wrote about in this post here) and love meeting new people when travelling and being amazed at who turns up on your path. One of the things I really wanted to do whilst in Hawaii, was go for a horse-ride in the lush Hawaiian landscape. So I found a place
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Gasland – Coming to Australia

by Leisa on May 21, 2011

Not long ago I watched the movie GasLand which premiered as a part of the Life Changing Doco’s series at the Gold Coast Arts Centre – and it had a profound effect on me. The movie was about “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing of the earth to release natural gas, also known as coal seam gas mining.
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No Impact Man

by Leisa on November 16, 2010

I really enjoyed this movie when I saw it a while ago. I think it was a really interesting insight into how most of us would handle lowering our environmental impact, coming from a modern western society lifestyle. The challenges, hardships, benefits and changes that the family went through were very real and honest. “Writer Colin
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Home – The Movie

by Leisa on August 9, 2010

I love a good movie, and this one definitely fits the bill.  And as a bonus it is freely available online, so you don’t even have to leave your desk to watch it! “We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the
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The Untrained Environmentalist

by Leisa on July 15, 2010

I love to read, and I read a mix of about 3-4 books a week, about health, metaphysics, raw food, healing of all types, permaculture and the environment – and when I want to switch off my brain – I love reading a variety of different genre’s of novels. This week I read a great book
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Human Versus Nature

by Leisa on June 22, 2010

When I was about 10 years old I was watching the evening news with my family, when a politician came on urging women to have more children for the “growth of Australia”. I remember thinking, even at that young age, that this was a ridiculous proposal seeing as the world was already over-populated and had endless
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