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Tears Behind Closed Doors

by Leisa on November 16, 2012

I recently read the book “Tears Behind Closed Doors – failure to diagnose an underactive thyroid: the truth behind the tragedy” by Diana Holmes, and there were some major insights and shifts that came to me through it. For those who are new to my blog, I have been living with hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue
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Last Retreat for Almost 12 Months!

by Leisa on November 8, 2012

I have a confession to make. The upcoming Eight Day Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreat being held by the pristine beaches of Busselton, WA at the end of November, is going to be the last retreat I run for nearly a year… I absolutely love running the Embracing Life! Retreats, but for the past couple
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Pinkwashing: Breast Cancer Fraud

by Leisa on November 7, 2012

If anyone happened to notice (!) last month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the whole world turned pink. Now, I know I have a pink website, but I didn’t think about the “pinkwashing” industry when I set it up and created my branding! So I’m going to happily own my “Embracing Health Pink” but
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Fighting Illness: Is it a Battleground?

by Leisa on November 6, 2012

One of the most pervasive themes we find in the way the world views illness today; is that poor health or disease is a battle we need to win. We hear stories every day about a celebrity diagnosed with cancer who vows to “fight with everything they have” and are determined to “win the battle”
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Warming Foods & Ayurveda

by Leisa on November 5, 2012

Just recently I was privileged to have a short holiday with my friends Brian & Alora from Soul Fire Spirit Journey Sailing Adventures, aboard a catamaran in the beautiful Hervey Bay, touring along the pristine Fraser Island, laying in the sun, communing with the most magnificent whales, swimming in the ocean – and eating the
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The Importance of Testing

by Leisa on November 4, 2012

There seems to be such a divide between the natural medicine world; and the orthodox model that the majority of the population embrace. People seem to sit stubbornly on one side of the fence or the other – giving no credit or ground to the other side at all – as if we are mortal enemies
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The Stress Circus

by Rhianna on June 12, 2012

“Stress is like a tight rope!” This was my realisation the other night while watching embarrassingly bad late night TV. You know when you get those little light bulb moments? Well this wasn’t so much a light bulb but a circus tent. I clearly saw a silken costumed clown balancing precariously on a high wire
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Are Your Stress Hormones Out Of Control?

by Leisa on May 26, 2012

On this blog I’ve talked quite a bit about adrenal fatigue and what happens when the adrenals can’t keep up with the daily demands of stress and the stress hormone cortisol depletes. One thing I haven’t talked a lot about though, is what happens prior to that when cortisol levels are high and we are pushing
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Are you Tired; or Suffering Fatigue?

by Leisa on April 3, 2012

In the area of fatigue issues, I’ve learnt through working with hundreds of patients, how important it is to be able to differentiate between being tired and suffering from “fatigue”. Rather than exaggerating how tired they are, I find that many people grossly underestimate how bad they truly feel. I hear sentences like “I’m sorry, I’m just too
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Being Present

by Leisa on March 24, 2012

In our day-to-day busy-ness, it can be very easy to get caught up in “doing” and lose sight of just “being”. I, like many of us, can easily spend hours where I’m not connected to the present, filling my days with work and other tasks, my mind projecting into the future and forgetting to just
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