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Crazy Sexy Life archives are brimming with health and happiness content from my old site, Crazysexylife.com. Some of the best minds on the planet graced these pages with their teachings. All of the posts were curated and vetted by my editorial team. Quite simply, there is a treasure trove here. Use the search tool provided to better navigate these brilliant pages. Grab a cup of tea or a green juice and empower yourself with knowledge. Enjoy!

Peace & history,

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Re-write Your Gospel

August 13, 2012|17Comments

I did something wonderful and adorably dorky tonight in the name of self-love. I worked on my new gospel. For 30 minutes on my car ride home, I spoke out every damn thing that went right. I accounted for every person I could think of who I met at the exact right time, who taught me exactly what I needed to learn. I channeled Al Green and transformed my ballads into sweet love songs. That… Read More >


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Beat the Heat: 9 Ways to Halt Heartburn

August 10, 2012|8Comments

Heartburn – lots of us get it, but how do we stop getting it? For some it’s little purple pill or a swig of a vile pink potion, while others just grit their teeth and bear it – none of which solve the problem or prevent future episodes. Fortunately though, heartburn is very treatable and all of us have the power to stop the fire before it starts – without drugs, potions or unpleasant side effects.… Read More >


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Embodied Spirituality

August 9, 2012|9Comments

A new and soulful orientation to personal growth is taking root in our collective consciousness where the high ideals of spirituality are becoming more and more grounded into our bodies and our lives. This merging of spirit and matter is called embodied spirituality. In order for spirit to be embodied, it has to have some weight. These days we’re looking to soulful stories, authentic laughter and good old-fashioned gut instinct to guide us along with… Read More >


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Antidepressants: Not A Life Sentence

August 8, 2012|19Comments

Many people are surprised to learn that I took antidepressants in my early 20s. On the surface, I looked like I had it all together. I was valedictorian of my graduating class, I had an active social life, and I was pursuing my PhD in psychology. But inside I was screaming. I’d spent most of my youth desperately seeking male approval. I was also an achievement junkie who was obsessed with getting good grades. I’d… Read More >


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Move out of Pain and into Love

August 7, 2012|4Comments

Yesterday I was playing with my 4-year-old daughter, Sabina, and she cheerfully stated “I love Sabina!” To which I replied, “Me too! What do you love about Sabina?” She said, “I love that she is funny and her cute little butt.” This made me laugh and melt. What genius children possess. Loving ourselves and our bodies is our natural state, but somehow, somewhere along the line, we often lose sight of this. There are numerous… Read More >


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When Jonesing for Sugar Teaches You the Secret to Life

August 6, 2012|20Comments

Sometimes I find myself staring into the depths of a pint of Cherry Garcia at eleven o’clock at night, wondering where all the ice cream went and when I started eating it. But for all the angst a gal can feel when her spoon scrapes the bottom of the carton, it was the cookie dough ice cream that taught me the secret of life. The first thing my wildly spiraling sugar cravings taught me is… Read More >


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Eat Like an Olympian: Top Ten Veggie Gold Medalists

August 3, 2012|20Comments

When it comes to competing for stellar placement in your grocery cart, consider vegetables to be the equivalent of Olympians—in fact, they are the gold-medal winners. Packed with fiber, macro- and micronutrients, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and other disease-preventing & health-enhancing qualities, they taste great and make you healthy at the same time. 1. Green leafy vegetables: Whether it’s kale, spinach, Swiss chard, collard greens, mustard greens, beet greens, turnip greens, bok choy or Brussels sprouts, these… Read More >


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Three Tips for Raising Self-Confident and Spiritually Aware Kids

August 2, 2012|7Comments

Just yesterday, I worked with an eight-year-old client named Ava. She is highly creative and intelligent, yet also struggles with her self-confidence. So I asked her, “Would you like to paint today?” and she replied, “I am not sure if I can do it.” Of course, this is a clear sign that she continues to need help building her sense of outer to inner confidence. Since I also know her family as a spiritual but… Read More >


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Vegan Myths Debunked

August 1, 2012|30Comments

I’ve been vegan for years, so I’ve grown accustomed to certain myths people believe about what it means to eat a plant-based diet and live a creature-free life. Here are a few things people often get wrong about veganism. All vegans are skinny, white women We come in all colors, shapes, sizes and genders. Not all vegans are frail/anemic-looking waifs either – some are ultra-marathoners, UFC fighters, famous talk-show hosts, actors and actresses … most,… Read More >


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Miracles Happen…

July 31, 2012|33Comments

It is crazy how time changes the way you look at things. There was a time when I could not have imagined being where I am today. A time so dark and scary that it literally took my breath away, crippling me with fear in a way only one’s threatened life could! By the time I was 9, I had seen a lot. Truth is, most of the memories I have of my childhood are… Read More >


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Are Competition Commandos Controlling Your Brain?

July 30, 2012|18Comments

It’s safe to say that I’ve been known to have a bad attitude when it comes to meeting new people. And though I’ve become more open over time, my husband is still programmed to say, “Babe, I know you don’t like new people, but there is someone you really have to meet.” Bizarre, right? What’s up with that? I’m a happy, outgoing, easy with a smile, kind of a person. I like people. My job… Read More >


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Five Ways to Not Raise a Bully

July 27, 2012|6Comments

Quentin, three-and-a-half, was happily darting around the playground, like usual, when out of nowhere another little boy ran right up and kicked him in the shins. Quentin looked stunned, like he couldn’t believe what had just happened. But he didn’t kick back. First, he cried for a few minutes — not unusual for a small child. But then he collected himself and walked right up to the boy. “Martin,” said Quentin, calmly but with emotion.… Read More >


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How to Create Your Own Urban Garden

July 26, 2012|10Comments

Since you are part of the Crazy Sexy Life community, you know the importance of your food, where it comes from and how it’s grown. You also want to start growing your own food, but aren’t sure where to start and what to do since you live in an urban environment. I understand because I was in the same situation back in 2009. During that time I was living in New York City. There was… Read More >


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5 Tips for Crazy Sexy Manifesting

July 25, 2012|69Comments

You know those women who seem to get absolutely effing everything they want? Admit it. Even the most enlightened of us have moments when you see another chick’s success and think “Lucky blank!” Am I right? Whether it’s the abundant lifestyle, glowing yoga body, hot boyfriend or just the shiny hair you covet, you have just as much chance as the next girl of getting “lucky” too. Take it from someone who has manifested bank… Read More >


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The Benefits of Juicing

July 24, 2012|63Comments

TV hosts such as Dr. Oz have taken juicing and green smoothies to mainstream America, and the popularity of juicing has soared. It’s catching on with all sorts of people – from soccer moms to busy executives, stars and athletes. That’s because it’s a quick, easy and economical way to get healthy and stay fit. Many stars eat raw food and juice to prepare for a role or an appearance. Some athletes power up their… Read More >


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Letting Love Shine In From All Sources

July 23, 2012|4Comments

One of the most awesome things about love is that there are so many different kinds. The love we feel for family, friends, pets, fellow human beings we don’t even know, ourselves, those we’re in love with, those we used to be in love with, and on and on. With all this love around us and in us, it’s amazing that somehow it seems so easy to let troubles within the realm of our romantic… Read More >


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Be So Unlike You

July 20, 2012|10Comments

Burning Man tickets just went on sale again. Last year was my first year, and boy, have I been reminiscing. It was such a banner experience for me. Why? Going to Burning Man was so “unlike me.” I like order, cleanliness and accomplishment. It’s not about any of that. Do you know about Burning Man? It’s a week-long gathering of somewhere around 50,000 people in the middle of a Nevada desert that come together to… Read More >


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Three Ways to Find Peace with Food and Your Life

July 19, 2012|11Comments

Peace is a practice, a commitment. It is not a gift bestowed upon the special or lucky, but a choice you make. To find inner peace, you must practice peace in every aspect of your life. Geneen Roth wrote in her book, “Women, Food, and God:” “No matter how developed you are in any other area of your life, no matter what you say you believe, no matter how sophisticated or enlightened you think you… Read More >


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Cancer New Moon: Roots, Retirement & Rejuvenation

July 18, 2012|3Comments

July 18, 2012—Greetings, Mama Moon. On July 18, the new moon in Cancer brings our nurturing natures to the fore. Cancer is the mother sign of the zodiac, the ruler of the divine feminine. While new moons are a time for planting seeds, this particular lunar moment is more about stillness than action. Pressing pause allows us to open up our channels of receptivity and intuition…trés feminine. One of the best things to start this… Read More >


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6 Ways to Transform a Bad Experience

July 17, 2012|21Comments

Think about a small flame on a birthday candle doing its absolute best to light up and glow. In the bright of day, its flame is lost. Against the backdrop of the sun or a glaring light bulb, it almost becomes insignificant. So what do you do to maximize its effect? You create darkness by turning off the lights, and you carry the cake into the room for the excited birthday boy or girl. Because… Read More >