Genni Lee Hester

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Wait, Weight, Wait

Today I share a poem from my book memoirs of the am. May it both inspire you and help you find comfort during the holiday season. Enjoy every bite guilt-free… Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wait, Weight, Wait

Just wait, before you finish your day,
The thought of pounds, your weight,
Will most likely come to mind.

Don’t worry; it’s part of the design.
I want to prosecute the crime of this confusion.

Showing size zeros;
Those with eating disorders.
Yet, providing innutritious food,
To those waiting to lose weight.

This constant debate in our society has us
Waiting to weigh in. With our money, time, and health.

Waiting for truth to weight-loss cannot be bought.
Just STOP eating what they tell you is good,
And follow your heart – set yourself apart.

Don’t weight.



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power intention for new moon

I am always trying. 

I don’t necessarily mean that as a bad thing, but it certainly is not wholly good. It, in some sense, is simply what it is. When we want alignment, we try to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together — we ‘figure’ out how it will all work. Since the new year I have been attempting to find alignment through allowance instead. It is a bit harder for my personality type, but I do feel myself more absorbed in what I do (even if it means less marked off the to-do list).

Therefore, for the new moon today I reassert my commitment to allowance with recognition that allowing sometimes results in trying. And so the cycle continues.

What is your power intention?





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hot chocolate oatmeal

Brrrrrr… it is cold here in NYC.

I have been craving something rich and satisfying for breakfast. Oats are especially yummy this time of year, but if you do not mix-up the toppings you might get a lil bored! The other morning I was rummaging through my cabinets to find some perfect ingredient to create a new buzz to my morning routine. Chocolate is always the right answer. Throwing a spoon or two of cocoa into the oats creates a whole rich and satisfying breakfast. Try it out…. oh, and coffee doesn’t hurt either ;).














– 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
– 1/2 cup of fresh H20 

– 1/2 cup of oats
Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 11.21.05 AM– sprinkle of salt

– 1-2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)

– fruit of your choice 
– handful of pecans


  • bring milk & water to boil
  • add oats (regular or quick cook)
  • add sprinkle of salt
  • last minute of cooking throw in: cocoa, vanilla, and fruit (I love to warm berries up but prefer bananas on top).
  • put into bowl and add remaining toppings.





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MeditationMoment35: study

“Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity
to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the |spirit| for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.” — Albert Einstein


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MeditationMoment33: flip the word

“Don’t call it uncertainty — call it wonder.
Don’t call it insecurity — call it freedom,”  Osho. 


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tout chocolat


With Halloween right around the corner I thought I would share my favorite chocolatier: tout chocolat.

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Tout chocolat, nestled in the lovely Condesa neighborhood, is exclusive to Mexico City. It is a feast for both the mouth and the eyes. You literally get to watch the behind the scenes process.

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lookBeautifully designed bites, which are both vegetarian plus gluten-free, melt in the mouth like no other chocolate. They also have other concoctions for those who like even greater variety.



Groovy flavors like spicy chia and lychee raspberry gauruntee you’ll never be bored! Look at how the colors radiant in the sun…


Try it out the next time you’re in the D.F. (please bring me back a box). Until then, enjoy the pictures and have a SPOOOOKTACULAR Halloween :).



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reminiscing cinque terre

Welcome Readers! Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. A good trip can last a lifetime; travel provides memories that satiate the soul years after the excursion. This weekend I had the joy of hearing about a friend’s recent trip to Europe. When she began talking about Cinque Terre, all I could do was light up. She gave me so much joy listening to hear trip and allowed me to reminisce on my own time spent there. Since I had never shared this trip with you, I thought I would… What better way to extend summer? The photographs are from my travel companion over at (make sure to checkout all of her great food photography). cinqueterre_01 cinqueterre_09 cinqueterre_04 cinqueterre_02 cinqueterre_05 cinqueterre_07 cinqueterre_03 cinqueterre_06 cinqueterre_081