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lvl-2Hi, I’m Leigh!

I’m a 40+ mum of 4. I live by the bay with my husband and boys on the Mornington Peninsula (Victoria, Australia), one of the world’s most magical spots where I feed my soul daily with the beauty that surrounds me.
I was devastated by the death of my Mother/Best Friend in 2008 from cancer and my world crumbled. Over the years, I gradually picked up the pieces & constructed a new and improved ‘me’. (although admittedly a continual work in progress…).
I believe in keeping things very real and honest and think that what you put out into the world, you get back!
After my mum Joanne passed away, I wrote a book; ‘Without My Mum’, hoping to help other women after they had experienced the early loss of a mother as I felt very alone when my own mum was ill and following her death.
To further support women grieving the loss of a mother I created a private Facebook group where daily, thousands of women connect, relate, help and comfort each other as they experience the roller coaster ride that grief is.
Ultimately, I want to encourage all women to love who they are and to fully embrace their lives. I hope that by being honest and relatable, I am able to help others by sharing the struggles and gains from my own experiences…
Any enquires, please email ‘leighvanderhorst@gmail.com’
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Thank you for reading. XXX
When Leigh lost her dear Mum, she used her personal journal and blogging as a means to deal with her grief, and in turn help herself and others live a more mindful and grateful existence, and ultimately a healthier and happier life.” – A quote from a beautiful reader.



Book Review: 'Without My Mum' - Write of the Middle March 2, 2015 - 7:31 pm

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Robyn Holland September 24, 2016 - 1:11 pm

Hi Leigh ive just lost my 96 yo mum and I think I need your book darling where can I buy it ?? Xx 💞

Leigh Van Der Horst October 8, 2016 - 10:08 pm

If you are in Australia hun you can buy it from any major store or online overseas (Amazon etc). I hope you can locate it and send you all my love xxxx

Love Yourself October 8, 2016 - 6:08 pm

[…] There were a number of local and international speakers throughout the day – Yvonne Hypolite, Leigh Van Der Horst, Emily Rex, Azure Antoinette, as well as a Q.A. session lead by Shauna featuring Ruth […]


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