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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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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 >


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Crazy Sexy Diet: The New Love of My Life

July 16, 2012|8Comments

Navigating my thirties as a mostly single gal has been a challenge to say the least. There are many days that I feel like Bridget Jones and have reflected her habits accordingly. There have also been numerous late night conversations (and drinks, etc.) with my sister and friends who are in the same boat, and we just can’t seem to figure out where all the good ones are! After discovering Kris Carr from her beautiful… Read More >


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Tai Chi and Qigong Can Bolster Cancer Survivorship

July 13, 2012|9Comments

Though many forms of exercise seem fairly mechanical in their execution, some are more grounded in the realm of awareness and mindfulness. The latter include Tai Chi and Qigong (pronounced Chee-Gung), both of which are more generally referred to as meditation in motion. This is because, although each type of exercise does involve some form of movement or body positioning, its practice also entails a focus on relaxed breathing and the cultivation of a clear,… Read More >


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Get Rich for Real: Get Spiritual

July 12, 2012|19Comments

Whenever the term “spirituality” comes up, it conjures varying kinds of mental images. And that’s because spirituality, in fact, encompasses everything. If you think spirituality is stupid and boring, you’re right. If you think it’s the greatest transformative experience, you’re right. If you think it’s humbug you’re right, and if you think that nothing else exists except spirituality — then you’re also right. People around the world, all the religions, and some of the greatest… Read More >


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A Dozen Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Better

July 11, 2012|10Comments

Do your kids like kale? Mine neither. They do, however, like a lot of other great vegetables including beets, asparagus, brussel sprouts, artichokes, and avocado. Vegetables and fruit do the body good. Aside from providing much needed vitamins and minerals, they also can: boost the immune system, help protect against disease, improve circulation, regulate digestion, and much more. I know a lot of moms struggle with picky eaters and may find the following tips useful:… Read More >


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Yes, I am a Vegetarian. No, I Won’t Shove Tofu Down Your Throat.

July 10, 2012|16Comments

I have never been a huge fan of shoving my beliefs down people’s throats. Bible bangers and crazy vegans and protesters have always agitated me. Yes, you believe what you want to believe, but you don’t have to make other people feel uncomfortable to get your point across. I’ve been a vegetarian for almost eight years now. When I was around 15 years old, I was eating barbeque and looked down and saw the outline… Read More >


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Self-love Means More Than Taking a Bath

July 9, 2012|16Comments

I work for a career-change guidance organization, helping folks who have perhaps taken a path that doesn’t suit them and instead nudging them toward something more innately ‘them’. I am also on my own path of personal realignment. Frequently I have seen this type of self-directed change take a fairly long time, with some resistance. Speaking for myself, after eking out my passions, what I’d like to do, what I’m drawn to, there’s always been… Read More >


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Iodine – The Universal & Holistic Super Mineral

July 6, 2012|15Comments

Recently, a popular authority on nutrition and alternative health publically stated that the highest amount of daily iodine intake should be no more than 400 micrograms. That surprised me. For the sake of higher public good, I would like to suggest a variety of scientific and holistic reasons that a significantly higher amount of iodine should be used. His recommendation is only slightly higher than the FDA recommendation, which is 150 to 290 micrograms daily,… Read More >


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10 Steps to a Homemade, Toxin-Free Manicure This Summer

July 5, 2012|9Comments

We all know how harmful the products we use can be for our general health, and nail polish is one of the worst offenders. Not to mention the preservatives and additional chemicals in the lotions and scrubs we use to keep our nails looking sexy. Fortunately, when we make products ourselves, we know exactly what is in them and can stay away from known carcinogens and other harmful chemicals. Try out this step-by-step guide to… Read More >


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Full Moon in Capricorn: Appreciating Men, Celebrating Independence and Re-visiting Resolutions

July 4, 2012|1Comment

July 3, 2012—The full moon in Capricorn lights the skies, awakening the divine masculine in us all. Capricorn is the zodiac’s big poppa, the sign associated with fathers, men, and all things traditionally male. No matter our gender, we all have traits that are classically feminine and masculine. Carl Jung referred to this as the animus and anima. Just for this week, set your “lady parts” to the side and try on traits such as:… Read More >


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Food and Culture: How to Survive Family Meals

July 3, 2012|10Comments

In Mexican-American culture, getting together usually involves food. A celebration between family and friends can be an all day affair. Food in general is hot, spicy, and there’s a lot of it. Sounds great, right? Well I’m going to admit something here with you right now. It was kind of a problem for me adjusting to a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle at classic, traditional, Mexican get-togethers. This issue all came back to me as I attended a… Read More >


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The Power of Doing Things That Scare You

July 2, 2012|22Comments

Recently I decided to take on a challenge that really scared me. What it was isn’t entirely important. What does matter is that I decided to do it. When I committed to this event I had coinciding feelings of extreme excitement and utter fear. Despite the pit in my stomach, I knew this was an important step for me to take to push me beyond my comfort zone. I believe in doing things that feel… Read More >


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The Skinny on Sustainability

June 29, 2012|6Comments

With popularity often comes dilution, and the concept of sustainability is certainly not immune. Those of us who pursue sustainability are often mystified to see the concept applied to automobiles and chemical-based agriculture. As we try to sort the simple truth from the complicated myths, we can become overwhelmed. A state of overwhelm can lead to a spell of immobility – something that we simply can’t risk. Every moment, and every resource, matters. The word… Read More >


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My Divine Diet

June 28, 2012|11Comments

Four years ago, I was as low as I could go. I was an attorney living in Chicago and taking about 25 pills a day for everything from ulcerative colitis to fibromyalgia (chronic pain). I lived all alone in a not-so-great neighborhood, as I was soon to be divorced and could not afford anything better. I could barely work 10 hours a week at a local legal aid organization and did not see how I… Read More >


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Crazy Sexy Solitude

June 27, 2012|17Comments

Being yourself is Crazy Sexy. We Crazy Sexy Life readers know this statement rings true. But why is it we sometimes feel blocked from fully being ourselves or muddled about who we really are in the first place? I talk to so many amazing women who tell me that they have a sense of their inner sexiness, but it gets trampled on and snuffed out by work stress, busyness, lack of play and general confusion.… Read More >


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Take Care of Your Skin

June 26, 2012|20Comments

This is a true story with three very important lessons.  If you can take anything helpful from what I am about to share with you, then I have done my job.  This is a story about a young man, but let me be very clear whether you are male or female this story relates to you. I know this guy.  He is 23 years old.  He is handsome, sweet and extremely smart.  He works for… Read More >


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Healing the “wHOLE”

June 25, 2012|8Comments

I understand struggling with low esteem and having dampened spirits. I know from working through my own bewilderment the importance and healing power that came from valuing the “hole” that is part of my whole. And, through experiences with clients who have worked their way out of the hole, I observed the value of accepting each one’s individual hole. I applaud all of our grace and courage, while acknowledging the process does not always look… Read More >