I'm Not Selfish, I Love Myself

I got home yesterday afternoon from a business trip.  4 days. 6 cities.  Dozens of hours on planes and on the road.  My body ached and needed to move.  Get some exercise.  A good detox. So I got up this morning and since no one was awake, I went for a run and hit a yoga class, knowing full well all my husband had to do was take my daughter to pre-school. ...

My Amazing, Super Green Drink

Are you debating on how to incorporate more greens into you diet? Wondering if you should stop by the juice bar but afraid you'll spit it up all over the person standing in line next to you? You know it - greens are good for you, but you're having trouble getting them down. If greens tasted like Twinkies or Potato chips you'd be all over it, rig...

Can You Be A Vehicle For Change If You're Not Whole?

Vehicle For Change : I bet you want to change the world, or you've at least thought about it once. War. Famine. Injustice. Child Abuse . Rape. Murder. Horrible things that our world can definitely do without. You get it. The list of atrocities in this world can go on and on. It's easy to talk a big talk about wa...

What You Need To Do So You Never Get Sick Again

Doesn't getting sick SUCK?   First of all you feel like doggy-do.  Second, you're wiped out.  And third, you're totally out of commission from all the things you love to do. What do you do proactively that helps you from getting flattened like a pancake? I'll tell you what I do.  I use essential oils of course!  And most specifically, a blend ...

Be Your Best Self.

Today, try an experiment. Try to be vulnerable, express your truth, not run from your feelings and uncomfortable emotions, and do something that scares you. The more and more you feel and come from the heart, instead of hiding behind whatever fears you have, the more you will see and experience your authentic self. If you want to be your best self, ...

How To Get Amazing Legs

I know you want AH-MAZING legs. Sexy legs in short shorts, skirts, and bikinis deserve to look their very best.  Don't cha think? Girlfriends, even if you have been blessed with good genes or work out like a mo-fo, I"m telling you - you can do better. Do you exfoliate? Are you moisturizing? Exfoliating your skin at least once or twice a week a...

How To Get Over Doubting Yourself All The Time

I think my parents had high hopes and expectations of me as a child. Perhaps all parents do.  After all, aren't we reflections of who our parents really are and who they could have been? So what happened? I became an overachiever.  In the worst way. I had to be amazing.  I had to be great.  I had to be worthy of my parents pride. When you are p...

6 Essentials Of A Non-Toxic Home Environment

I had a health scare a few years ago.  In a nutshell?  My liver basically stopped working.  So everything else in my body started to shut down as well. I couldn't eat.  I couldn't function. The funny thing was, I thought I was super healthy.  I had been dairy free almost my entire life.  Gluten-free for at least 7.  I had weaned myself off sugar.  I pract...

Delectable Mango-Avocado Gazpacho

On a hot day there is nothing better than cold delectable soup to refresh the palate. Given my love of mango and avocado this gazpacho is one of my most beloved soups. Delectable Mango-Avocado Gazpacho 2 cups diced fresh mangoes 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, plus 5 drops of wild orange essential oil 1 cup chopped cucumber, peeled and see...

The Benefits of Gratitude

Today, I give thanks to my family who, both, supports and encourages me every way. I give thanks to my daughter for choosing me, to my mother and father for giving me life and raising me well, to my husband for loving me and supporting me even at his own expense at times. I am grateful for my friends, my team, people who relate with me and work with me...

Why You Need to Let Go of The Past

Sometimes I hold on to things too long, and I don't even realize it. I think I have let go of things and poof, somehow some memory resurfaces from the past and I wonder if I ever truly let go of it. Memories can haunt us like ghosts. The things that happened in the past are gone. Keep the good memories inside of you and allow those memories to ...

3 Major Health Benefits of Meditation

The first time someone I told me to meditate I wanted run far far away. You feeling me? Who the heck wants to sit still and quiet down when our minds are like kids doped up on too much candy? I didn't.  That's for sure! But I kept hearing about how meditation was all the rage, so I went out and bought one of those fancy meditation cushions an...

Unforgettable Vegan Pad-Thai

Vegan Pad-Thai Eastern food is some of the most flavorful and delicious food in the world. I love making Asian food. Yummy fresh vegetables with rice noodles and tasty curry, who could go wrong with those mix of flavors?! Ingredients: Vegetables 1 12-ounce (340 g) package rice noodles 1 lemon or lemon essential oil (I pre...

Why Experience Is More Important Than Knowledge

When you were a kid growing up, I am sure you heard the saying: "Knowledge is Power." Our culture emphasizes knowledge.  Everywhere. Schools are extremely mind oriented.  For example, knowledge and information are taught to be more important than experience. By the time our children graduate from high school they will have spent more time acquiring f...

3 Ways To Get Kids To Stop Sneaking Food

Recently, while on vacation, I came face to face with the epidemic called child obesity. I live in what we call the “Boulder Bubble.”  The land of the healthy and fit.  So although I am a health coach who regularly works with clients to build nutrition programs that work, I was caught somewhat off guard when it appeared right in front of my eyes. But h...

Why I Can No Longer Treat My Body As A Graveyard

Coming Soon: Hayley Hobson's Hip Guide to a Raw & Vegan Life I used to eat meat. As I kid, I ate hamburgers like most people.  But then, for some reason, which I cannot remember, I came home from summer camp at the age of 12 and told my parents I was a vegetarian. But here was the problem – I hated vegetables.  So my dad convinced me...

Why You Need To Make Your Man Feel Needed

I’m the kind of person that likes my space.  Empty house?  VACATION!  No mess, no noise, no obligation to anyone but myself. So I figure, when I travel, my man would feel the same. He can be as messy as he wants, eat whatever he wants without my evil eye, go to bed as late as he wants. No nagging wife. Nope.  Not the case.  My man wants me around. ...

My Rawsome Vegan Caesar Salad

I am the laziest person when it comes to preparing meals.   HA!  I bet you don't believe it with all the talk I do about food.  But it's true.  I mean it.  I do not like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.  Sorry.  I'm a busy woman and I've got loads on my plate.  The plate in my office that is! So here's the deal. I make quick, easy meals. ...

A Simple Reason Why You Need To Go With The Flow

I like to fly.  I know some people don’t.  But I like to fly.  The whole thing.  Driving to the airport.  Waiting for my flight.  Sitting in those cramped seats for often 3 hours plus.  I like to fly. I know I’m going somewhere.  And while I’m on my way, there is peace and quiet. No interruptions.  No cell phones.  No voice message...

Rawsome Sun-dried Tomato Hummus

Hummus is great go-to snack and it is easy to make. It is also an awesome way to eat extra veggies you might not want to eat plain: carrots, cucumber, bell peppers (of any color), tomatoes, jicama, celery. Or you can make a veggie wrap! Ingredients: 2  cups garbanzo beans soaked overnight (you can use a 15 ounce can chickpeas drained and rins...