About Dr. Diane Hayden

Dr. Diane Hayden is the owner and publisher of Natural Nutmeg Magazine and Essential Living Maine Magazine and is an author, speaker, and workshop facilitator. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Connecticut, a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland and is an Empowerment Life Coach. For 20 years, her work has focused on inspiring people to learn about the power of thought and belief systems and how that shapes their lives. Her passion centers on helping men and women break the failed relationship cycle through her proprietary SPARK method. You can learn more about her online at http://naturalnutmeg.com/category/where-is-dr-di-travel/ or http://drdianehayden.com/.

When Time Stood Still… A Silent Retreat

Three days of silence. No cell phone, no Blackberry, no email, no computer, no television, no radio, no one to talk to. Nothing but the sound of waves crashing on the shore, a seagull’s cry and the rustle of fallen leaves. Does this sound like heaven, or does it strike fear in your heart just thinking about it? What do you do with all this time and absolutely no distractions? You begin to remember who you really are, why you are here and what your soul’s purpose is in this lifetime. This was my first time on a silent retreat. [...]

By |2017-07-13T12:38:20+00:00July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hudson Valley – The Napa of the East Coast

I’m driving West on Rt. 44 past beautiful rolling hills in Salisbury and Lakeville on my way to Hudson Valley for a two month stay in Rhinebeck and High Falls. As I cross into New York and head over Winchell Mountain Road to Rt. 199 which will take me into Rhinebeck, my jaw drops as I come to the top of the hill and gaze out over miles of some of the most breathtaking countryside I’ve seen on the east coast. It probably didn’t hurt that the sun was also setting behind the Catskill Mountains creating a stunning skyline as [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What if you only had one year to live?

What would you do? What places would you visit? Who would you spend your time with? How many of you have contemplated this question? I mean seriously contemplated it to the point that you have identified all of the things that you are most passionate about and maybe even created a “100 Things to Do Before I Die” list. In our crazy, busy, jam-packed lives how many of us are just going through the motions. We work because we have to, but we’re not really that excited about our job and some of us may even hate our jobs. We’re [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00June 10th, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

Self-confidence is SEXY!

Too many people think that being self-confident means you are cocky and disrespectful. Don’t get me wrong – there are people like that – but I wouldn’t call them self-confident. In fact, when I meet someone who is totally full of themselves, I find that it’s typically a total sham to cover up some major insecurities. That’s not confidence. Self-confidence is defined as: a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment. To me, it means continually striving to make yourself a better person and enjoying the journey. But not in a demeaning, condescending, belittling way to others and [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

How I Lost My Passion in Life and Love + Exactly How I Got It Back

Have you ever woken up one day, looked around at your life and thought, “This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! MY GOD!...WHAT HAVE I DONE?” Yes, I’m quoting the Talking Heads, where David Byrne plays make-believe imagining himself as a suburban husband smacked with a midlife crisis. This was my life a few years ago. I was unhappy in my job (which was really bad because it was a business I created), in my relationship (which was even worse because I was married to my business partner) and just in general…my life. How did [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00April 14th, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

Should You Cheat to Bring Back Excitement in Your Relationship?

I was listening to this amazing TED talk by Esther Perel – just her accent is enough to keep you interested in what she has to say – about her research on relationships and cheating. She makes some very fascinating points on how intimacy (or long-term togetherness) inevitably kills passion. In long-term relationships, we often expect our significant other to be both best friend and sensual lover. But as Esther Perel argues, mind-blowing and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for surprise…and our need for security. Most of her research shows that everywhere where romanticism flourishes, there [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00March 31st, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

Are You in the Maze?

Reading a fascinating book today, “The Tools,” by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. Have you ever noticed that there is a pattern that repeats itself in your relationships? Do you find yourself fighting about the same thing with a different person? Do all of your relationships end because of the same reasons…she’s too jealous, she’s too emotional and needy, she’s doesn’t appreciate me? Stutz and Michels will tell you that you’re in “The Maze.” I’ve been there – many times! The Maze is a state that you get into in your head where you become obsessed with someone who has [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00March 16th, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

What Is Fear Keeping You From?

My mother always used to say things to me like, “play it safe”, “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, “that’s too risky” and a million other statements that she would come up with to protect me. But all my life I have been a risk taker most of the time, which has probably added to her gray hairs and stress level! I am just like my father who was constantly trying new business ventures, some of which worked and some didn’t. We are the kind of people that have to learn the hard way – [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00March 8th, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

What Do You Believe?

“If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it” – Napoleon Hill Belief is a powerful thing that can work for you or against you. You can reach your wildest dreams if you believe you can, or you can remain stuck in the same old routine feeling unsatisfied and unfulfilled if you believe you have no options. It’s hard to believe (no pun intended), it’s as easy as that. One of the greatest prophets, Edgar Cayce, often said, “Spirit is the life, mind is the builder, and the physical is the result.” These words describe the recipe [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00March 1st, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

Just Cross the Room

"Learn to ask for what you want. The worst people can do is not give you what you ask for which is precisely where you were before you asked." - Peter McWilliams How many times has this happened to you? You see this beautiful woman – on the train, in the bar, at the grocery store – and you think to yourself, “Wow, she is so hot – I wish I had the balls to just walk over there and talk to her.” But what do you do instead? You watch her walk away. Another opportunity lost forever. Here’s what [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

Can You Create Your Reality From a Simple Thought?

If I asked most people, what is the most important thing they wanted to change about themselves in order to create an ideal life, I would hear the following answers: 1) I want to be healthy (thin); 2) I want a relationship (be happy); or 3) I want to be rich or have more money (have freedom). Most people fall into one of these categories: fat, lonely or broke…the three things that seem to stop people in their tracks from accomplishing their wildest goals and dreams. And it seems they all intertwine. I’m too fat for anyone to want to [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00January 19th, 2016|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments

I Want You to Tell Me No

I am going to teach you how to LOVE rejection. By the time I am done with you, you will CRAVE it and seek it out. Yes, I know you think I’m crazy, but hear me out. About 10 years ago, I worked for a very successful, well-known network marketing company. The personal development and sales training I went through with this company was incredible and invaluable. I credit it for my ability to start my own company and be hugely successful in sales. I learned how to build a mindset that focused on being relentlessly positive, never taking it [...]

By |2016-10-21T14:46:45+00:00November 18th, 2015|Dating & Relationship|0 Comments