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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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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|16Comments

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|14Comments

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|8Comments

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|15Comments

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 >


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A Meditation on Nothing

June 22, 2012|6Comments

There’s something about the promise of variety, novelty and sheer quantity. The other day, while I was at my trainer’s studio, I noticed a popular women’s fitness magazine on the coffee table. Mixed in with the usual headlines (flat belly, sexy legs, yada yada yada), one line with an eye-popping number grabbed my attention: “860 MOVES FOR A HOT UPPER BODY.” Not six moves, mind you, or even 60, but 860. That’s a lot for… Read More >


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Exercise: It’s a Love Thing

June 21, 2012|18Comments

It’s a Friday night, and the gym is packed with the masses straining to look as good as they can before the weekend commences. Stripped down to just a towel, I coax myself onto the scale. Squinting at the numbers, I see that the dial is advancing farther right than it ever has in the past. “How can this be?” I mutter. I’m doing all the proper things someone who wants a better body can… Read More >


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Uncovering The Secret to True Happiness

June 20, 2012|1Comment

Happiness is something we all want. This is a universal human desire, no matter what age we are, gender, or where we come from — we all seek as much happiness as possible. However, as much as we all crave bliss, how to obtain the most happiness out of life is elusive to most people. Many people assume happiness can be found in experiences, like enjoying a heaping cup of ice cream, watching a movie,… Read More >


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Gemini Blue Moon: Connect, Dance & Explore Your Alter Ego

June 19, 2012|0Comments

June 19, 2012—Gemini new moon: take two! That “once in a blue moon” time is upon us with the advent of this week’s new moon in Gemini. This is the second consecutive new moon to light up the sign of the Twins—the last one came a month ago during the solar eclipse in Gemini on May 20. Since there are thirteen new moons each year but only twelve months, the “spare moon” is called a… Read More >