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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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Is the Connection So Hard To See?

by Leisa on May 14, 2009

I’ve written before about how easy it is for me to forget that most of the population don’t view food and healing the same way that I do! Food, health and healing are a daily experience for me – I live it, I read about it, I research it, I teach it and I associate
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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 Missing Element of Celebration

by Leisa on January 1, 2009

Happy New Year everyone! It is New Years Day, and even though I know a lot of the population are tired and nursing hang-overs from last night’s celebrations, that is far from the picture in our house   I must be getting old! but anything past 9.30pm is past my bedtime, and alcohol just makes
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The Supplement Myth

by Leisa on September 6, 2008

I get asked a lot about supplements, which ones are the best, what do I take every day, and how to know which ones you need. I was once a total supplement junkie – I had 40 bottles of different tablets and capsules on my bench top, and every morning I would take handfuls of
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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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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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What’s Wrong With What We Eat…

by Leisa on June 22, 2008

Following on from the topic of my last blog post, I found this video of a talk by Mark Bittman, where he explains in a really great way, what is wrong with what we eat. Maybe not what I eat  or maybe even not what you eat either – but he speaks in a very down to earth
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Favourite Quote

by Leisa on April 17, 2008

This is an wonderful quote that I picked up from the Raw Power website www.rawpower.com.au “An individual who eats the typical foods found in so-called “civilized society” who then changes to a raw-plant-food diet can discover energy they have never known. Eating a balanced mix of raw plant foods restores the body on a molecular level, building
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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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