Lindsay Robin Wellness and Empowerment
The Best Gift I Ever Got (hint: it’s not a hypercolor tshirt)

The Best Gift I Ever Got (hint: it’s not a hypercolor tshirt)

A week or so ago my hubs asked me what was on my wish list. We tend to not buy a lot for ourselves throughout the year because we like to keep things simple and easy to maintain, but I also find it to be a great time to reflect on what it is that I wouldContinue Reading

One Minute Thankfulness Practice + Gratitude

One Minute Thankfulness Practice + Gratitude

Chances are you are already up and at ’em, getting food ready, cleaning the house, driving across town…rush, rush rush. (If you’re American, anyway 😉 ) It’s hard to fit it all in. I get it. But often when we reflect back we find that there are moments where we are more harsh or lessContinue Reading

Tools to Thrive This Holiday Season

Tools to Thrive This Holiday Season

The holidays are well on their way! With Thanksgiving just next week, the season of family gatherings is nearly here. Seriously, how does this happen so quickly every time? I always love to see my family- it’s pretty low drama and I feel lucky to have such interesting and fun people to spend my timeContinue Reading

Are Your Beliefs Ruining Your Relationships?

  Grab a partner and give this a try. Stand facing your partner, holding your hands up and pressed against each others’. Now, both of you push against the others’ hands. What happens? Do you feel tension? Does one of you lose your footing? Does one of you ‘win’? Now stop. This time one of you will pushContinue Reading

3 Magically Easy Steps to Stop Feeling Frazzled

3 Magically Easy Steps to Stop Feeling Frazzled

Working with so many mamapreneurs, it is inevitable that one of the most popular topics of discussion is how to stop feeling so dang frazzled! How can you get out of the ‘autopilot’ of task after task, checking your day off a list (and at the end of the day, never actually ‘living’ at all)?! It’sContinue Reading

Celebrate Being a Great Mama By Getting Exactly What You Need

Celebrate Being a Great Mama By Getting Exactly What You Need

  It’s Mother’s Day, and to many of us that means extra flowers, a yummy brunch or some amazing new artwork from our little people. I, for one, had a delightful breakfast in bed from my girls- cut up banana, orange and plain spinach and cilantro leaves. Ok, so it wasn’t cinnamon rolls or anythingContinue Reading

From Frazzled to Fulfilled!

From Frazzled to Fulfilled!

Spring is here (already!) and man is it a beautiful thing! I am so enjoying being back in a place where I have a sense of balance in my day-to-day. I have created more time to dig into the things that matter to me the most- my family, my coaching, exploring my aliveness and myContinue Reading

The Truth About Why I’ve Been Hiding Out…

The Truth About Why I’ve Been Hiding Out…

  Whew! Have you noticed that I’ve been hiding out? I haven’t written a post in months and it feels great, but probably not for the reasons you would think. I actually love writing. I love coaching. And I love hearing all the feedback from you about how you are living your life more fullyContinue Reading

Connecting to Desire: Reawakening Your Aliveness

Connecting to Desire: Reawakening Your Aliveness

Do you ever find yourself feeling empty? Drained? Disconnected? It’s easy in today’s culture to spend so much time and attention on achieving ‘success’ that we lose track of what it is that we love- what we are passionate about and what makes us feel truly ‘plugged in’ to the universe. Even more than being inContinue Reading

The Top Three Questions For Empowered Decision Making

The Top Three Questions For Empowered Decision Making

Life is full of choices. As we move out of childhood and into adulthood we experience more and more, and they are seemingly more ‘risky’ choices. (As in, if we choose wrong, something terrible will happen- we will dig ourselves into huge debt, our relationships will fall apart, we will no longer be loved orContinue Reading

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap

DIY Natural Foaming Hand Soap

I remember when foaming hand soap came on the market and all of a sudden everybody converted. I never really ‘got’ that trend, and can’t say I followed suit. However, now that I have discovered that I can make it, skip all the chemicals AND save a crap-ton of money? Yup, it’s become an addiction.Continue Reading

I’m Coming Out, But It’s Not What You Think

I’m Coming Out, But It’s Not What You Think

Oh Diana Ross, you’ve done it again. I hear the phrase ‘I’m coming out’ and all I can think of is your ridiculously catchy tune. (And it just seems so appropriate!) “I’m coming out. I want the world to know, I’ve got to let it show! There’s a new me coming out…” So what isContinue Reading

3 Amazing Ways To Choose Love Over Fear

3 Amazing Ways To Choose Love Over Fear

Throughout time, poets, philosophers and psychologists have generally agreed that there are really only two emotions- love and fear- and everything else stems from these. Love is what we are all born with, the sheer joy available in this present moment when we are open and receptive to the world. Fear, on the other hand, is anContinue Reading

Programming Your Kids’ Inner Voice: Conscious Parenting 101

Programming Your Kids’ Inner Voice: Conscious Parenting 101

Picture this- you’ve just taken a quick shower only to hear your kids giggling in the other room when you get out. You quickly dress and head into the living room to see what is going on, only to find that your kids have unfolded and piled up every pillow and blanket in the house and dumped allContinue Reading

Conscious Parenting: It’s Not Just For Hippies!

Conscious Parenting: It’s Not Just For Hippies!

There is an increasing buzz building around conscious living- getting in touch with what really matters to you, living in alignment with your most authentic self, connecting to your passions and exploring new things. I truly believe that living consciously and knowing the decisions we are making in each moment (because everything is a decisionContinue Reading

5 Top Tips: Conscious Gift Giving For Parents

5 Top Tips: Conscious Gift Giving For Parents

  One of the areas of home life that many people become more and more conscious of as they begin simplifying their home and life is the topic of gift giving. It can be such a challenge in the consumer culture that we live in to remember the gifts that our kids and others wantContinue Reading

How Homeschooling Makes Me a Smarter Mama

How Homeschooling Makes Me a Smarter Mama

  My evenings for the past week have been consumed with reading about Thomas Jefferson Education- a look at how the great thinkers and leaders throughout history have been educated. It is fascinating to read and learn about so many different philosophies as I navigate homeschooling for my own kids. The most striking I have comeContinue Reading

Ditch Your Parenting Books: Learn The Secret to Raising Happy Kids

Ditch Your Parenting Books: Learn The Secret to Raising Happy Kids

As spring bursts forth- grass greening, leaves emerging and the beginnings of plants peek up from the soil- I find myself reflecting on how they all began as seeds. Even the giant maple tree in our front yard started as a tiny seed. Within it, the imprint of what it would become in all itsContinue Reading

Why I Quit Forcing Business and Started Playing

Why I Quit Forcing Business and Started Playing

My first year of coaching was a jumble of learning, growing, pushing and stressing. I enjoyed the learning, expanded in the growing, but also experienced undeniable blocks in making this ‘thing’ I had in my head a true business ( ie making any actual money). Knowing that we really did need the money made it difficultContinue Reading

How Having a Colicky Baby Changed My Life (Everything Has a Silver Lining)

How Having a Colicky Baby Changed My Life (Everything Has a Silver Lining)

  Before having children, I made a wish that my kids would not be ‘boring.’ That they would have interests and passions and express their needs so that I could support them in every way I knew how. I hoped for kids who embodied words like ‘spunky’, ‘lively’ and ‘creative’. I got what I asked forContinue Reading

Build a Life, Not a J-O-B

Build a Life, Not a J-O-B

I’ve spent a lot of my years wondering what I would be when I grew up (almost as if I didn’t really have a choice about it). What I was suited to, where I would be able to find a job I loved, and how I would manage to fit a life in around it.Continue Reading

Ten Random Facts About Me

Ten Random Facts About Me

In the spirit of getting to know each other better, I find that sometimes random facts are a great way to really get to the heart of things. What are the things that make me distinctly myself- that I have had random fascinations with or that I value (hint: novelty is big for me!). HereContinue Reading

My Top Three Favorite Natural Cleaning Products

My Top Three Favorite Natural Cleaning Products

  One of the things I especially liked about the Montessori school where my older daughter went was all of the household supplies they had available to the children. I loved the idea of incorporating my children into all aspects of life- letting them help in the cooking and cleaning to learn general life skillsContinue Reading

Release the Mama Guilt, Feel the Love

Release the Mama Guilt, Feel the Love

I spent this morning at a play with my kiddos. Having a strong theater background, this is something I always dreamed of sharing with my kids- it just seems so magical to me. It was pretty much a Hallmark moment when they met the actress after the show and were so enthralled with the charactersContinue Reading

Want to Be a Better Mama? Start With Yourself

Want to Be a Better Mama? Start With Yourself

  The beginning of my journey as a mama was rough- a fussy baby who never slept, a husband who was seemingly always at work or school, upside down finances, a complete lack of personal space/boundaries… It seemed like the list of things against me was long and growing. I felt so completely alone and lostContinue Reading

Chins and Compliments

Chins and Compliments

This week has been packed with goodness- new friends, fun/focused time with my little ladies, adventures and inspiration. I vowed last fall that I would make and donate 100 hats to a local charity and promptly signed up for a craft fair, then Thanksgiving and Christmas, not to mention working on loads of new projectsContinue Reading

Have Yourself a Love Fest!

Have Yourself a Love Fest!

It’s been a crazy busy week! (Thanks to all who attended the first Women’s Conscious Living MeetUp group! It was a great kickoff and I’m looking forward to lots more!) You know how some weeks you just can’t get your crap together? That’s me. This week. I’ve accomplished a lot, but still feel like IContinue Reading

Discipline Changes Everything

Discipline Changes Everything

The message of my post today is a little church-y, but it spans into personal growth for all of us so please don’t check out based on the biblical reference. I promise it’s a good one! The Bible has a lot of messages, one of the most famous being ‘the meek shall inherit the earth’. I’m sureContinue Reading

Don’t Make This Mistake!

Don’t Make This Mistake!

When I look back two years, all I see is a mess. I was a struggling mama, wanting to find purpose and yet spending all my waking moments coping with two high needs children, a struggling marriage (due to all the stress and a VERY precarious financial situation) and a seemingly never-ending feeling of emptiness. IContinue Reading

Do You Have A Dream?

Do You Have A Dream?

Remember back in Elementary school when teachers and adults would ask you ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ It was always something like doctor, veterinarian, pilot, or basketball player. Never once did kids say ‘sit in a cubicle and punch computer keys all day’. Why is that? Well, there are likely manyContinue Reading

Create New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

Create New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

New Year’s is the perfect time to envision the year ahead of you as a blank canvas- ready for you to paint your amazing life (masterpiece). I think it is so exciting and inspiring to take the time to imagine everything that is possible, so that I am ready to take the steps toward my dreams when the universeContinue Reading

3 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Holidays

3 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Holidays

Sometimes it seems crazy that words like ‘love, peace, joy and happiness are on all of the holiday cards and decorations when it can feel like a challenge to truly feel this way through the holidays. With decorations popping up as soon as Halloween is over and sales being pushed on us before Thanksgiving is evenContinue Reading

Three Top Food Habits to Break For Healthier Kids

Three Top Food Habits to Break For Healthier Kids

There are some things that as a parent can be a real challenge. Eating habits is definitely one of them. For those of you with picky eaters or sensory eaters, my heart goes out to you. This has been a huge evolution for my family and it was a bumpy road. (WOW was it bumpy!) ThereContinue Reading

Choosing Love Over Fear- My First Year Homeschooling

Choosing Love Over Fear- My First Year Homeschooling

One year ago I found myself deciding on a school for my daughter to attend kindergarten. For those of you who are unaware of our previous struggles, she is a highly sensitive person and had challenges functioning in large groups as well as too much noise in general so school was a challenge, to sayContinue Reading

Do You Have a Healthcare Team?

Do You Have a Healthcare Team?

One of the questions I get most often is ‘other than a classic MD, what other options are out there for healthcare for myself and my children?’ Over the past couple of years, my resources have grown substantially and I love to be able to share what has worked for myself and my family. IntegrativeContinue Reading

Feel Like There’s Never Enough Time? Maybe What You Really Need is Clarity!

Time is the great equalizer. Everyone has 24 hours in a day, no matter what their age, gender, race, ethnic background, etc. is. It is how we use this time that makes the difference. How we choose to live our values, share our truths and pursue our purpose affects how much time we feel that we have.Continue Reading

The Story of Your Life

The Story of Your Life

From the moment we are born to the moment we die we are creating a story. Through our actions, through our intentions, and most of all through our emotions. Think about it. Without our emotions, nothing in this world holds meaning. Cross culturally the same incident or action could occur but the interpretation may be completely different.Continue Reading

How Are YOU Saying ‘Yes’ Today?

How Are YOU Saying ‘Yes’ Today?

  I just got back from an AMAZING conference- packed with transformational coaching skills, business building and the most amazing group of people striving to give their best to the world. Needless to say I am left feeling inspired, uplifted and so ready to help the struggling mamas of this world who are wishing theyContinue Reading

3 Lessons About Life From a Burned Out Mama

3 Lessons About Life From a Burned Out Mama

One and a half years ago I started on a journey to discover who I was. I felt stressed and limited by my roles- wife, mother, chef, cleaning woman, behavioral specialist- overused and underqualified for most of these titles. Let me just say that I was and always have been grateful for the choices IContinue Reading

The Single Best Rule to Gaining a Truly Healthy Body

The Single Best Rule to Gaining a Truly Healthy Body

There are so many myths floating around about nutrition and a lot of them revolve around the concept of deprivation (perhaps the most prevalent one being the notion of ‘calorie in, calorie out’). There are a lot of problems with this approach scientifically speaking, but even more than that is the notion that in order to beContinue Reading

What is YOUR boldest life?

What is YOUR boldest life?

Something I have been pondering a lot lately is the idea of ‘how do we know what we have to offer the world?’ and ‘what does it mean to step boldly into that vision?’ As you are all well aware of, I LOVE listening to talks and reading books to squeeze out every kernel of inspirationContinue Reading

Is This One Thing Keeping You Out of Flow?

Is This One Thing Keeping You Out of Flow?

One of the big topics that often comes up with my clients is around ‘flow’- ‘what is it and how do I get more of it?’ Though not everybody uses the term ‘flow’ specifically, the intent is the same. How do I discover my purpose, live it more fully and get in better connection with my intuition?Continue Reading

Living with Courage

Living with Courage

Thinking back on the last few years, one of the commitments that made the biggest difference for me is to learn to better understand and express myself as I really am. When I was struggling with my oldest daughter, I was good at putting on a happy face and downplaying the despair I was experiencingContinue Reading

2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen List

2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen List

Are you trying to eat more organic but feel like it is breaking the bank? Not sure how to maximize the quality of your food with the least amount of time and effort? The dirty dozen/clean fifteen lists are a great place to start. If you are not familiar with them, the Environmental Working groupContinue Reading

Love The Crap Out of Your Baby!

Love The Crap Out of Your Baby!

These last couple of weeks have included a lot of baby time with friends and relatives sharing their delicious new arrivals. It is wonderful to see these friends experiencing the initial amazing glow of parenthood and getting to squeeze the heck out of those little babies. (I’m more gentle than I sound, I swear!) ThatContinue Reading

The Art of Blissipline

The Art of Blissipline

Have you heard the word ‘blissipline’ before? I love it a little too much. My interpreted definition is ‘the art of determining and incorporating the little things you can do each day that make a BIG difference in how your day goes-to give you more space, freedom, love and flow!’ I have been thinking aboutContinue Reading

And Then I Realized My Dream Wasn’t What I Thought…

And Then I Realized My Dream Wasn’t What I Thought…

  The typical American dream- get a great job, get married to the love of your life, buy a family-sized house, have kids, live in said house and enjoy life. Am I missing anything? How many people follow this path? Now, how many people truly have great jobs? How many people feel like they areContinue Reading

3 Simple Tips To ‘Discover Who You Really Are’

3 Simple Tips To ‘Discover Who You Really Are’

Discovering your innermost self- your most authentic, honest and clear being- can be quite a challenge for many people. As we go through life, we take on a lot of baggage- expectations of others, ‘rules’ for how society works, boundaries for what we are ‘not capable of accomplishing.’ It’s no wonder we lose track ofContinue Reading

You Can’t Win It if You Don’t Begin It

You Can’t Win It if You Don’t Begin It

One of the biggest blocks people encounter, myself included, is perfectionism. AKA fear of sucking. You want what you do to be good. Sometimes without even practicing. For me, this desire goes WAY back. I remember as a child only participating in activities that I could do well. Not just that, but do well WITHOUTContinue Reading

Are Your Skincare Products Toxic?

Are Your Skincare Products Toxic?

We’ve been hearing more and more that there are toxic ingredients in our skincare products, but how bad is it? Many people assume that just because products are on the market, they must be safe. That’s not necessarily the case, according to David Andrews of the Environmental Working Group. “The American government surprisingly doesn’t requireContinue Reading

Beauty- It’s not what you think!

Beauty- It’s not what you think!

Ready to have your perception of beauty blown out of the water? This project is an intriguing look at beauty. A woman hired graphics specialists from 25 countries and asked them to ‘make her look beautiful’. This is what she got… ====>CLICK HERE FOR THE SLIDESHOW Kinda makes it hard to put a label onContinue Reading

Top Five ‘Beginner’ Food Flicks

Top Five ‘Beginner’ Food Flicks

If you are anything like me, you have probably seen a food flick or two. They seem to be coming out more and more often as the state of food production and quality becomes more publicly understood. If you are just beginning your food journey, though, this may be new territory. Why watch a foodContinue Reading

The Awesome Summer Fun List

The Awesome Summer Fun List

As the school year wraps up and the summer is upon us, it is easy to find yourself having a little freak-out session. If you have small children, you know how tiring it is to have them home all day without any help or formal structure to keep everybody on track. It can be a balancingContinue Reading

Top 5 Reasons to Switch to Grass Fed Beef

Top 5 Reasons to Switch to Grass Fed Beef

One of the most noteworthy changes most Americans can make to their diet is the switch to Grass Fed Beef. Why is it such a big deal you may wonder? Well for starters, the way cows are fed plays a major role in the nutrient composition of the beef. This means that the nutritional valueContinue Reading

Top 5 Ways to Get Out of That Rut!

Top 5 Ways to Get Out of That Rut!

Truth be told, I have been in a bit of a rut for the past week or so. I’ve been extra tired and lacked motivation. No fun! Do you have those times where you can’t seem to make any headway and you just spin your wheels, or worse yet you waste all your time onContinue Reading

The Single Best Trick to Eating Healthy

The Single Best Trick to Eating Healthy

Summer will be here before we know it- gardens are teeming with life, and some of us crazy health nuts are ready to get the garden going. I always imagine it looking full and bright, with leafy greens, bright peppers and tomatoes popping up all over. In reality, gardening at my house is a differentContinue Reading

The Key to Jumpstarting Your Health Goals

The Key to Jumpstarting Your Health Goals

We all have health goals- lose 10 pounds, gain more energy, figure out what the heck is going on with that stomach of ours (why is it so angry all the time?)… and on and on. Now how many of you actively seek after these goals? Why is it that health goals always seem toContinue Reading

The Secret to Waking Up Your Intuition

The Secret to Waking Up Your Intuition

Intuition is probably the most powerful tool we as human beings have- the ability to assimilate information without even knowing that it is happening and then come up with a ‘gut feeling.’ When we are able to use our brain’s power without constraining it with logical thinking, we have the ability to come up withContinue Reading

The Spring Glow Detox is Here!

The Spring Glow Detox is Here!

Spring is here and I don’t know about you, but I have been in the mood to do a little spring cleaning! (It’s much needed, so thank goodness for the extra seasonal push!) Besides the typical house reorganization and purge, it has become a new found tradition to also do a whole foods detox thisContinue Reading

Knowing When to Choose Organic Just Got Easier

Knowing When to Choose Organic Just Got Easier

  The mention of a ‘Dirty Dozen list’ came up a couple of weeks ago in one of my blog posts about eating healthy on a budget. It occurred to me (duh!) that you may not have it on hand or even know where to find it. Let me introduce you to EWG- the EnvironmentalContinue Reading

Food Fight: Full Fat Versus Non Fat Dairy

Food Fight: Full Fat Versus Non Fat Dairy

As a typical American, I grew up drinking loads of milk, eating plenty of cheese and choosing ice cream as my dessert of choice whenever possible. As a child of the 80’s and 90’s I was taught to eat nonfat everything. I always thought I was making the healthy choice until I started reading theContinue Reading

The Secret to Happiness- It’s So Easy!

The Secret to Happiness- It’s So Easy!

Have you ever wondered what the secret to happiness is? Did you ever feel like it might be right under your nose, but you weren’t sure what you could be missing? Many people believe that happiness is a mindset- but how do you create more of it other than just ‘deciding to be happy?’ (whichContinue Reading

Stop Bickering With Your Spouse- in 3 Easy Steps!

Stop Bickering With Your Spouse- in 3 Easy Steps!

Ok, so on the surface this may seem like a stretch from the typical topics I cover on my blog. However, it is more related than I ever would have imagined a year ago! In my studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, there was one particular quote from  Joshua Rosenthal that really stuck withContinue Reading

5 Easy Tips for Going Organic- & Saving Money!

5 Easy Tips for Going Organic- & Saving Money!

One of the things people ask me most about is how to eat healthier without breaking the bank. And even more specifically, how to eat organic on a budget. Depending how and where you spend your money, this can be tough. If you go out to eat often, that is an obvious corner you canContinue Reading

5 Great Fats Everybody Should Eat

5 Great Fats Everybody Should Eat

So for those of us who lived through the 80’s ‘fat phobia’ this may be a major mind adjustment. However, as we all hear time and time again- It is not fat that is making us fat! It is, however, excess carbohydrates and sugar but that is a whole different story… So that got meContinue Reading

5 Tips to a Simply Happy Life

5 Tips to a Simply Happy Life

If there is anything I have been seeking in the last couple years, it is intentionality. How can I be more intentional with my schedule, my interactions, and my priorities to make sure that I am living the life I desire and not one driven by mass consumption and the world’s expectations? And if thereContinue Reading

Adrenal Fatigue- Do You Have It? And What To Do About It

Adrenal Fatigue- Do You Have It? And What To Do About It

Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, characterized by the adrenal glands functioning below the necessary level. This condition is most commonly related to prolonged or intense stress, but can also come about during or after acute or chronic infections. How do you know if you have it? TheContinue Reading

What is Oil Pulling anyway?

What is Oil Pulling anyway?

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification. Natural substances are used to clean and detoxify teeth, whiten teeth, improve breath, and improve gum health by removing harmful bacteria. Short aside: I have always been bad about flossing so my gums had become less healthy than they could be. Last yearContinue Reading

Are You Living The Life You Dream Of?

Are You Living The Life You Dream Of?

Have you ever had a moment when you suddenly realized that you weren’t living to your full potential- you weren’t  thrilled with the path you were on, or you weren’t reaching the heights you had always dreamed of as a child? Life has a way of breaking you down- failure, rejection, criticism- and slowly butContinue Reading

Are New Year’s Resolutions Worth The Hype?

Are New Year’s Resolutions Worth The Hype?

Are you a person who makes New Year’s resolutions? Do you keep them? According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45% of Americans nearly always make New Years resolutions, yet only 8% of people achieve the goals they have set forth for themselves. What gives? Why do people take the time to identify their prioritiesContinue Reading

2013- The Year I Took Back My Life

2013- The Year I Took Back My Life

2013 was a hard year for me- It started out difficult, trying, and stressful, but by the end I had discovered my family’s beautiful and rewarding future of possibilities. I started out the year crying. We were broke, I was stretched ridiculously thin with my jobs, my relationship with my husband was lacking at best,Continue Reading