Leanda

Hello and welcome … I was born on the hill in the city of the blue lake (Mount Gambier) 1968. Five years later we moved to the southern suburbs of the Adelaide Hills. My gypsy spirit has seen me live in the Riverland – South Australia, the Pilbara – Western Australia, the pristine Strzelecki Ranges of South Gippsland, Victoria, Melbourne and I now reside on the Mornington Peninsula.

I haven’t always been a writer or aware of my abilities as a lightworker. My earliest memories of holding a pen was when I was ten – I’d sit on my Pippa’s knee and teach him how to write. I didn’t understand then that he had Parkinson’s disease. Otherwise, I was the avid pen-pal letter writer who loved to keep in touch with family and friends… I still do! While I have enjoyed many vocations and each has helped propel me forward on my path, it was a long-held dream to be self-employed.

Writing and healing came to me through a mix of introspection and one or two psychics. I attained an interest in energy and what feeds the soul in 1997. Words, stories and energy work are my passion. My writing pursuits have been many and varied including children’s picture book stories, short stories, poems, memoir, and fantasy genres.

To date I have self-published two books—mind, body, spirit memoirs: ‘Write to Heal‘ and ‘In Light of the Truth‘. I also ghostwrote ‘Colourful Life of a Workaholic’ Joe Pincini, an autobiography.

I’ve been fortunate to have pieces published in poetry anthologies, the Pilbara News, Mirboo Times and The Great Southern Star newspapers as well as The Lifestyle, WellBeing, Insight Magazine and Evolving Beings (Canada) magazine articles.

I have assisted the small business owner with their website writing material; the elderly to write about their life; and the student to combat bullying and depression, and raise self-esteem. Instrumental in creating a local writer’s group Ridge Writers – Gippsland, I collaborated with members to obtain a grant where we successfully ran a Writing for Wellbeing workshop weekend.

As well as a writer and author, I am a workshop creator and facilitator, and an advocate and educator of Reiki and Sound Reiki®. I have transformed my life from student to Master Teacher and entrepreneur, and believe all have the power within to heal and rewrite their story.

A disciplined yoga and Pilates fan, I love capturing photographic moments in nature, am confident in the kitchen and passionate about travelling to sacred places. When I’m not writing, I love to sing as though no one were listening. Sensitive and empathic, I aspire to uplift and empower others to live a meaningful life. A loyal friend, I value integrity and the splendour of life. Presently, I’m back in Australia after a six-month Canadian adventure, completing my writing projects.

I look forward to connecting with you.

Blessings,

Leanda

 

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