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The Brilliance Of Elizabeth Gilbert

by Leisa on February 1, 2016

I am definitely an Elizabeth Gilbert fan. I know there is a huge divide between the “lovers” and “haters” when it comes to her bestselling novel Eat. Pray. Love. but I found the authenticity in her book and the integrity in Gilbert’s writing to be something quite lovely. And listening to her since, especially when
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Angela

Nature Glow – Natural Beauty

by Leisa on January 27, 2016

Angela is one of our current assistants at our Embracing Health Detox Retreats. Yoga Teacher and general hands-on superstar, Angela is a wonderful asset to our team and her kind nature and optimistic attitude is always appreciated by staff and guests alike. Angela runs her own small business called Nature Glow which focuses on all
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The Cruelty of Comparison

by Leisa on January 12, 2016

Body image is a very evocative issue. I am endlessly fascinated with the media obsession of there only being one size and shape that is attractive in women, and if you don’t fit into that flawless design, then you are either unhealthy, lazy or eating all the wrong foods. There is quite a push for
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Vision Boards: Embracing the New Year

by Leisa on January 4, 2016

One of the more creative endeavours that I bring into my life every New Year is the vision board. Vision boards are a fun, inspiring and empowering exercise that anyone can do at home and the New Year is a wonderful time to set aside some time to get creative and set some goals for
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Mind. Officially. Blown!

by Leisa on October 26, 2015

Sometimes in life there are pivotal points where everything comes together to create a shift in perspective and understanding that takes you to another level of knowing – and that happened for me this weekend. I attended a three day seminar with George Kavassilas and before I went I really didn’t know exactly what it
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The Art Of Stillness

by Leisa on October 7, 2015

I’m back! I’ve just taken a rare two week holiday and have been completely out of connection for pretty much that whole time – and it was a rare and beautiful opportunity to disengage from from the internet world and immerse in the real one My husband, step-son and I ventured out into beautiful Hervey
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Getting Back To Nature

by Rhianna on January 29, 2014

Biophilia- noun, (according to a theory of the biologist E.O. Wilson) there exists an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world. Most of us know that it does us good to ‘get out in nature’ as often as possible. And for many people that might include walking the dog in
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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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Nature Quotes

by Leisa on December 20, 2008

I found these quotes in David Wolfe’s The Sunfood Success System: “The constitution of man’s body has not changed to meet the new conditions of his artificial environment that has replaced his natural one. The result is that of perpetual discord between man and his environment. The effect of this discord is a general deterioration of man’s body,
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Beautiful Poem

by Leisa on May 7, 2008

What a lovely reminder to let go of our worries and rest in nature… The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where
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