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lvl-2Hi, I’m Leigh!

I live by the bay with my family (my 4 beautiful boys and wonderfully patient husband!) 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. I gradually picked up the pieces, constructed a new and improved ‘me’ and now practice what I gained from the lessons she taught me during her illness.

Over the years, I’ve had to make the decision to either fold into myself and be miserable, or just suck it up and seek out the most delicious life possible. I chose the latter. And it was worth it! My mum’s passing gave me a new opportunity to learn from her wisdom. To learn more about this, take a look at my beautiful book ‘Without My Mum‘ which I hope will help heal and inspire many Motherless women worldwide.

My goal in life is to empower and inspire women as I strongly believe that what you put out there in life, you get back.  For this very reason, I LOVE finding and sharing about AMAZING women in this world and I hope you love to read about them here on my website! You just might gain something from someone else’s story!

Life is for living and never to be taken advantage of. It’s all about awareness, attitude and gratitude. Happiness is so many different things to so many people, but it’s at the core of what we all strive for. It can be found in the simplest moments. From the warm comfort of sunshine, to the company you keep, and the dreams you dare to dream. I hope my readers realise they are original and important, and worthy of a wonderful & happy life……

It’s just up to them to believe it and create it!



“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 at 7:31 pm

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Robyn Holland September 24, 2016 at 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 at 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 at 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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