simple tips and tricks you MUST teach your children

Our culture is ever evolving.  It is so important that we, as parents teach our little girls how to respect their beings.  We set the example. What kind of relationship are you in? Who are you attracting? Who are you investing your time on? How are you being viewed by others? Do you respect yourself and your decisions? Teach your children ...

why you need to buy local organic foods

You might not be able to buy happiness, but you can create happiness and abundance in your life through mindful living. If you have a farmer's market in town, make sure you are stopping by.  Anytime you can buy local, you are supporting your local farmers and purveyors. And besides, local, organic foods are WAY better for you than all those imported foods an...

i bet you need help getting motivated!

Do you ever sit there and think, W hat's it going to take for me to get off my butt and do something about the body I want, the life I want, the career I want, the relationship I want? You are not alone! Part of what holds us back from doing what we want is NOT doing. We feel unmotivated, tired, over-worked, under paid, taxed.....the list goes on and ...

be the change you wish to see in the world

When I was in college, someone told me a secret.  Before I could make any changes in the world, I would need to begin with myself. I remember feeling floored by the notion that change began inside of me. ME? It is very easy to project our ideals and wish for change.  However, the real shift comes when we seek change within ourselves. When we embody pea...

why exercise is my natural high

I've always been an athlete. I'd love to sit here you and tell you that I have struggled to get off my bum (and I do some mornings, believe me, it isn't always easy), but the truth of the matter is I love exercise. There is nothing more amazing then sweating it out, then feeling my body gain strength and flexibility. I feel connected to my soul when I exerci...

Are You Looking To Benefit Your Health, Happiness and Career?

Spring is in the air! If you want to do something special for yourself in honor of this season of new beginnings, this is the ideal time of year to start, especially when it benefits your health, happiness, and career! The Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s (IIN) program could be the perfect way to accomplish this. Enrolling at IIN was one of the bes...

be positive

It's so easy to worry and focus on the negative. If we are not in sync with ourselves, we hold negative energy onto our breast plate like a crying baby, pondering why we can't can't control it. The truth is, we can control it.  We have the power to turn that negative energy into positive. We have the power to change our lives.  Instead of worrying and creati...

love is patient and kind

Sometimes when I hear people speak about love, I think they are romanticizing love in its ideal form. None of us are always patient or kind. We are busy and spread thin, running from this to that, doing, doing, doing. Often times, we treat those that we love the most the worst. I believe we are here on this planet to learn about what it means to love and be ...

i need you, girlfriend!

A few days ago, I woke up with a stifling headache. I never get headaches. For quiet some time I walked around with this throbbing pain in my head until I was able to unload onto one of my girlfriends something that had been upsetting me for days. After I was able to vent, I realized that this headache had manifested in my body due to the stress of the situa...

never stop looking at the world through eyes of wonder

My little girl, Madeline is three and a half.  Every day she asks me what our plan is for the day.  Today she said, "Mommy, what are we doing now?"  I told her we were getting dressed.  "Then what?"  I explained we'd go down for breakfast.  "Then what?"  Our next step would be heading to school.  "Then what?"  I reminded her she'd play, have lunch, take a na...

you have two hands for a reason

You have two hands for a reason.  You may be using one of your hands to help yourself as much as you can.  You do everything you can to better yourself.  You try to eat as well, stay healthy and fit, work diligently to further your career. But what are you doing with your other hand?  Are you helping others?  Your family?  Friends in need?  Giving to a...

spirit exists in everything

Have you ever felt like there is something greater than yourself? Have you ever wondered how things come into being? How the world moves beyond your grasp, and at times, whether you have  power to control it? If you're like the rest of us there are moments when you reach out and try to control the uncontrollable.  But have you ever wondered what your life wo...

all you have to do is practice

Do you want to be the absolute best version of yourself that you can be? I know I do. I do it the holistic way—I lay down my yoga mat. It’s easy to find an excuse  not  to practice. You stayed late at work. You have to make dinner. You’re simply  tired ! But our practice is our way through which we can better ourselves, and it’s just as important as all...

get a better workout with essential oils!

Getting a workout in on a regular basis is HARD!  I know there are days I feel like I can't drag myself out of my pj's until 3pm.  I'm stuck in front of my computer like a suction cup.  I keep telling myself, "don't open the laptop or look at the iPhone until AFTER your workout, Hayley." But no avail.  I'm an obsessive, compulsive woman with drive.  So peeli...

cherish your little ones

If you're like me, you probably feel like there is never enough time in the day. You wonder how anyone can ever be busier than you.  You're busy with work, relationships, businesses, hopes and  dreams. How can you find the time to do everything in this magnificent world that you want to do?  Our little ones need to feel cherished and valued. Which means, it'...