Guest Profile

Dr. Diane Hayden Ph.D.

Dr. Diane Hayden, PhD, is an entrepreneur, mindset warrior, perspective shifter and unshakable optimist. She started a health and wellness publishing business (Natural Nutmeg & Essential Naples Magazines, ELM Media Group) with nothing more than passion, a laptop and a dream, and has created a socially conscious print and digital platform that has touched thousands of people in the last 13 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland and is an Empowerment Life Coach.

Dr. Diane has spent over 20 years in the health and wellness industries as an Assistant Professor at Central CT State University, St. Joseph’s College, New York Chiropractic College and the University of Bridgeport. She is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the Journal of Gerontology. In addition, she has a professional speaking and coaching business and travels nationally to speak and present spiritual and personal development workshops.

In her spare time, you can find her traveling, hiking, cycling, and pursuing studies in meditation, metaphysics and transpersonal psychology. Learn more at