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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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The Benefits of Juicing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 >