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The Light in the Dark.

    The Light In The Dark Sometimes life shoves us out of our complacency and it can come in many forms. I’ve heard of a near-death experience or the diagnosis of a chronic disease be described as a “sacred moment”. Or as the American poet Jack Gilbert wrote “Teach me mortality, frighten me into …

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Trail Tales – Rekindling a Dusty Romance

  I have been back from my little adventure a few days now. The dust is beginning to settle under my feet but perhaps not around my spirit….. As those who may have read my previous blog, this 4 day solo hike was a little “last minute” in its planning, after a small group “Fastpacking” hike …

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No wrong turns.

I really don’t have time to write a blog…but I just wanted to share a bit of an epiphany I had the last day or two. My plans for next week were thrown into the air like a losing hand on Saturday but as those cards scattered around me, the ones I picked up turned …

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A Beet Relax Post – Life and other bruises.

If there’s one thing sure to make me not feel relaxed is someone telling me to “Relax”. Especially if the delivery is a sneering and condescending “Jeez….relax!”  Relaxing.  Even when we think we are… Are we? For many of us it’s a lot harder to do than we would like to think…. especially if we really don’t know ourselves well enough …

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A Beet Adventure Blog – Life Matters

I love the pre dawn and sunrise.  No matter how late I get to bed, to miss one is to feel like I have cheated myself of something magical. Whether I’m out on the trail, running or mountain bike riding, paddling on the ocean or at my desk that faces the Kinglake Ranges, witnessing the …

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Welcome to the Beet Retreat

We are all part of the natural world, but many of us have lost the ability to feel it. We get lost amongst the sharp edges and hard surfaces of modern life and forget who and what we truly are.  Here at The Beet Retreat we hope you will find a soft, safe place to …

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Why Vegan? (Part 3)

The Beet Retreat grew organically from that process….Beet Fitness likewise. The only things that last within us and that truly serve us are the things we do or feel that are authentic. That come from our heart and soul. I knew I wanted to live according to my values. I knew I had to. In …

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Why Vegan? (Part 2)

I share this space I call home with many other species and their presence is as constant in my life as the grass, the trees and the warming sun. Each day, I see us all going about our lives, simply doing what we need to do in order to survive. For the most part and …

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Why Vegan? (Part 1)

The Beet Retreat started almost by accident with the “see what happens” approach of offering one of the big rooms to guests through the Air BnB website. It just so happened that I put the ad on a week before Easter 2014 so ended up booked solid within a few days! The first guests wanted …

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