Welcome to the wellness oasis.
I'm on a mission to awaken wellness everywhere by reminding people that they are Infinite Divine Beings. I'm believe strongly we need to change the approach of wellness from treating the problem to being the solution.
No matter what challenges you are currently facing, may you find the courage and the strength here to take responsibility for your own health and wellness. May this website become an oasis where you feel nurtured, nourished, strengthened and empowered to be the best that you can be… one small step at a time.
It is our intention to ensure our creation processes and philosophies are grounded in inspiration and decisions around our work are based on intuitive daily practice. Frequent energy clearing and constant requests for guidance through meditation are the norm in our workspace. This ensures that we are deeply connected to divine energy and the resultant creations are infused with love and guiding light.
About Leslie Bridger
Many years ago Leslie Bridger was living in Toronto, Canada and had reached the pinnacle of success that she thought would finally make her happy and her life complete. It didn`t. She had climbed the corporate ladder, was making a solid 6 figure income, had lots of “stuff” to show for it and looked extremely successful on the outside. Despite appearances, however, she was unhappy, unfulfilled and felt empty and dead on the inside. Maybe you know this feeling
Additionally, Leslie had struggled with her weight for decades, as she had used food to cover up her unexpressed emotions from her past traumas. Before turning fifteen, she had lost her only two brothers and had been sexually abused by an uncle for four years. So, she overate when she felt sad, ashamed, unworthy, guilty, fearful, anxious, overwhelmed or any other feeling she didn’t want to feel. Her addiction to food kicked in at a new level to fill the void left by this superficially successful career and, at her heaviest, carried around an extra 60 pounds.
When she woke up crying most mornings, she knew something had to change. She felt that there must be more to life, there must be a better way of living and being. While still working in an unfulfilling career, Leslie was determined to find the answer. She spent two years rediscovering and reclaiming herself, as well as soaking up everything she could learn about wellness. Being a nature photographer, she spent as much time as possible outside, feeling embraced by Mother Earth and capturing her beauty in photographs. A lightbulb had gone off in her mind when she found countless reputable research studies that showed the healing power of nature.
At the end of 2000, she finally found the courage to jump off the corporate treadmill to follow her calling. She didn’t know exactly what she’d be doing, however knew she’d be using her nature photographs in some way. Mother Earth had helped her to heal in her darkest hours and she wanted to create healing environments for others in need. Just four days later, the Universe provided her with an amazing opportunity to discover her gifts and to ‘test’ what she had learned .
Her mother was diagnosed with "terminal" cancer and given months to live. Leslie immediately flew home to Newfoundland to share her nature photos, as well as all of the wellness knowledge she had learned over the past few years with her mother. Just six months later, her mother’s "terminal" cancer diagnosis was reversed and she was almost cancer free. With this uplifting news, Leslie knew she was on the right path. She then called herself a Wellness Innovator and spoke across Canada for over four years, inspiring and empowering people to take charge of their life and think outside of the box about On June 14, 2005, she was given the perfect opportunity to live and breathe the wellness lessons she had been sharing on a much deeper level. On that day she was riding her bicycle down a very steep hill in Toronto to get to the bicycle path at the bottom. She never made it. There are six weeks she doesn’t remember, however an eye witness said they saw her front wheel shake, hit a pothole and then Leslie was thrown over the handlebars, landing directly on her face and head.
She received a traumatic brain injury and immediately had brain surgery when she arrived at the hospital. Her injuries were so severe that she was placed in a drug-induced coma for several days to increase her chance of survival. When the doctors knew she would live, she was taken out of the coma and her friends and family were told not to expect much given the severity of her brain injury. They were told she’d probably never be able to function as she had in the past and that they’d have to look after her for the rest of her life.
Knowing Leslie, though, they knew she’d be much better than anyone expected. What they didn’t know was that besides her optimism, she came out of the coma with vast knowledge...about life here on earth, about eternal life, about the changing role of humans, about our ability to heal ourselves and about the true Divinity and perfection of every living thing on this planet, amongst many other things.
She finally understood that we not only have an eternal soul that carries on after our body transitions, it is here to play a much larger role in our lives. She knew that when we learn how to let our souls lead our lives instead of our limited ego minds, we’d be shown a much better way of living and being in this world. Initially, she didn’t know what to do with this knowledge for a number of reasons:
- She’d had a brain injury and didn’t want anyone to think she was crazy.
- She was a very left-brained individual before her accident, as were most people in her life.
- She, and almost everyone she knew, had to see it to believe it.She didn’t have any role models whom she respected and trusted to help her embrace this
Over the next eight years, she learned how to get out of her own way to allow this Divine knowledge to come to the forefront of her day-to-day experience. She would not be here today – happy, at peace and absolutely loving life – if she did not live and breathe the wellness lessons that she shares today and embrace the wisdom she gained from her visit to the other side.
Leslie wakes up every morning excited about the magical and wonder filled day before her, regardless of the challenges around her, eager to jump out of bed. She now knows that, YES, there definitely is a better way of living and being and, NO, you don`t need to have a challenge or traumatic event, or give up everything and remove yourself from society, to realize it. It is not only possible to create a life that you absolutely LOVE, it can be done with ease and grace.
Leslie Bridger is passionate about making a difference and is on a mission to awaken millions of people around the world to their magnificence...to the Infinite Divine beings that they are.