3 Simple Tricks to Help You Communicate More Effectively

Last week I had a massive blow-out with my husband.  I was heartbroken.  It took us days to recover. Once we were able to walk away from our hot and heavy crazy-head selves, we began to communicate. I'd say something He'd get really defensive. He's say something. I'd get really defensive. Butting heads against walls.  Going nowhere again. ...

I Used To Be A Sugar Junkie

These are the true confessions of a recovering sugar addict. I used to feel like a criminal in the morning as my husband collected the evidence of countless cookie crumbs in our sheets before he climbed into bed next to me. Flash back to earlier that night and you’d see me sitting in bed reading a Deepak Chopra book. Desperate Housewives would be on i...

My Strawberry Spinach Salad

Fresh organic strawberries are a little sliver of heaven, especially when they're in season. Salads are an amazing way to incorporate fruits with vegetables and to get your young ones excited about eating greens! A child is more likely to be open to eating a salad if it has strawberries. In my house, I like to make easy, simple, nutritious reci...

5 Tips To Get The Sexiest Legs EVER

I want sexy legs.  Doo-da-dee.  I want sexy legs.  Doo-da-dee. Oh yeah.  I'm not afraid to admit it.  As much as I love to get all sweaty, running around on all the trails out here, a girl needs to feel sexy too in a short little dress too. But unfortunately, sexy legs can't be made in the kitchen. Sexy legs take ALOT of work and the right kind of...

The 100 Year Boulder Flood - my story

When it started raining in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, Sept 11th, emotions were already flying high due to the anniversary of such an immense tragedy. As the rain fell I, symbolically, took it for the tears in many people's heart over thousands of lives lost. 911 still haunts many of us, especially New Yorkers, who lived in the city during the time...

Why You Should Choose Organic Skincare

When I was young, broke and didn't know any better, I'd smother the cheapest store bought skin care products on my face, never thinking for a split second about what was actually  IN them. Nice packaging?  Great commercial?  They were probably good enough. Growing up during the height of  a  processed food nation it would take a rare mind to stop and th...

Cilantro-Lime Chickpea Salad

I don't know about you, but I love a simple fresh snack that burst with color and flavor. As a board certified health coach and vegan, I look for simple recipes that are loaded with nutrients. This is one of my personal favorites. You can make it and store for up to a week and keep it for whenever you need a healthy snack. ...

If You Need Hug, Give Someone A Hug First

Every now and then you need a hug. A hug that says I care about you or I can take the time out of my busy day to drop in and connect with you emotionally. Today, if you need a hug, put yourself out there and give someone else a hug first. Hugging softens others, brightens days, brings smiles to faces and that is goodness money cannot buy. ...

Hayley's Hip Guide To Living Your Sexy and Abundant Life

Today is the DAY! My brand new book is out. It's a fun and fresh take on life featuring my wit (haha) as a mom, wife, yogi and business pioneer.  It's a look at my life in the fast lane - with plenty of stops for asanas and avocado along the way. Not only will it entertain you but it will educate you those you choose to share it with as well.  :-) ...

Two Easy Tips To Remember You're WORTH it!

My husband and I were on vacation last week.  We try to get away every year.  If we don’t, the potential to become completely insane work-a-holics is a very high probability for both of us. Even though we both have the flexibility to work from home, it’s pretty normal for us that between our work-day and our kids, we have absolutely no contact with each o...

Instructions For Keeping Your Colon Moving

For most of my life, I was constipated. Yes, you heard me correctly.  And just like you’re probably thinking, it totally sucked.   I struggled with “irritable bowel syndrome” my entire life and was constantly constipated.   I spent years trying to figure out how to heal my finicky gut.  I went to every doctor under the sun.  General doctors, Gastroentero...

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad

Root vegetables are delicious and when finely shaved and added to a salad, they are an excellent way to get lots of your veggies down.  :-) I love eating a wide variety of veggies and think this is one of the tastiest salads I've made by far. Ingredients: 4 Golden beets, shaved 4 Red beets, shaved 4 Carrots, sh...

Essential Oils For Balancing Chakras

Unless you travel in non-ordinary circles of reality, talk about Chakra's is not your typical garden variety chat. You probably already know this but your body is not just it's physical being. There is a non-physical aspect of your body that is purely energetic. Chakras are centers through which energy flows. Balancing your chakras is essen...

4 Secrets To A Happier Marriage

My husband and I are on our way way to the airport for our annual summer vacation together.  And every single way one of us goes about traveling is different from the other.  You may wonder how we every ended up together. He likes to check bags.  I don’t trust any of the airlines with my stuff.  Besides they are all charging for bags these days, whic...

Why You Need A Home Diffuser

I love the smell of clean, crisp outdoor air, especially after a good rain. Don't you? Can you smell it? Call me crazy pants but after it rains, first thing I want to do is head outside and run around in the street. Freshly cut grass, plant oils, the aromas of flowers sifting through your nose, wet dirt and asphalt.  LOVE it all. To me, it sme...

How To Accept Yourself Even When You Feel Like A Loser

I was always scrawny kid. Instead of blossoming into a supermodel body, I felt more like a teenage boy. Flat chested. Skinny legs. Weird shaped nose. Frizzy hair.  A really hot guy told me in junior high I looked like a guy with a girl's face.  Nice. When all the girls in my class started showing off their cute butt’s in their Jordache and ...

Raw Almond, Pesto and Zucchini Pasta

Before I became vegan pasta was the staple of my diet. Now that I no longer eat gluten, I make most of my pasta dishes out of zucchini. Zucchini is SO good for you and it is delicious when shaved and tossed with olive oil and pesto. Ingredients: For Pasta: 2 Zucchini shaved long 4-5 large Sun Dried Tomatoes 6 Artichoke Hear...

What To Do When You Need Headache Relief

Do you ever get headaches, migraines or sinus infections? Is the pain or pressure in your head, face, sinuses, or neck that it can pretty much ruin your day? I don't get chronic headaches but I do get them every once in a while.  And when I do get them , they are nasty. In face, they SUCK. I'm not a fan of conventional meds.  So when someone recomme...

A Simple Solution To A Great Night Sleep

How well do YOU really sleep? I go to bed at 10 or 11pm and sleep 7-8 hours without even waking up to pee.   Can you believe it?  I couldn't at first.  I had been on sleeping medication for years before I discovered the secret I'm about to share with you. It seems like more and more people have a difficult time sleeping these days. Popping Tylen...

Don't Consume Crap! 5 Healthy Snack Alternatives.

The clock hits four or five and you feel the urge to put something in your belly to keep your energy up until dinnertime. Perhaps your blood sugar levels are low, your energy is dropping and your stomach is growling. We’ve all been there. We like to think that if we eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch, those meals should be able to sustain us until dinn...