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Dear Readers,

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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Sleep and Rhythm: How To Live In Accordance With Your Natural Cycles

June 15, 2010|10Comments

In addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise, getting enough restful sleep is the most important thing you can do for your health. Proper sleep is one of the keys to looking and feeling your best, yet it’s estimated that up to 70 percent of Americans are chronically sleep deprived. Chronic sleep problems interfere with your body’s natural rhythms and rob it of the time it needs to restore itself. The incidence of many… Read More >


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Conscious Camping Tips

June 14, 2010|8Comments

  By Carolyn “The Healthy Voyager” Scott Summer is just around the corner, and what’s more summer prep appropriate than camping? Whether you rough it, tent it, take a camper or an RV, you tend to not have all the comforts and accoutrement of home when you’re sleeping under the stars, which makes it very easy to fall into a rut of convenience store food, cooler snacks and campfire munchies. This can lead to sleepless… Read More >


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Perfection

June 11, 2010|33Comments

Aloha Life Lovers, Ta da! Check out my 2nd Vlog. This week’s topic is perfection and I sure hope it resonates with you. I also circled back to last week’s vlog on rest and highlighted a brilliant comment made on my Facebook fan page. I’ll be checking comments all weekend (in between some learning and healing at Omega and my juice and smoothie demos at CAS). Leave any thoughts, nuggets or ah-has, ’cause you know… Read More >


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Iron In Your Diet

June 10, 2010|16Comments

When it comes to getting iron from your diet, think Goldilocks. You don’t want too much and you don’t want too little. Fortunately, getting just the right amount is not that hard, even for people who don’t eat animal foods. The main reason we need to be sure our bodies have adequate amounts of iron is to avoid anemia. This is a condition of too few red blood cells. Some of the first symptoms of… Read More >


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Health Challenges: Ten Tips for Happiness

June 9, 2010|32Comments

By Maria Mooney Over the past five years, my illness evolution has unfolded exactly the way it was meant to unfold, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the process, admittedly becoming impatient at times. My diagnosis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS) has been my greatest gift, my teacher, and my master, bringing me closer to my core self, others, and a higher power. I received the message loud and clear in the form of… Read More >


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Petroleum in Perfume

June 8, 2010|11Comments

Something doesn’t smell right, and not just in the Gulf. The horrifying destruction of life caused by the oil spill has everyone’s attention; what many people don’t realize is that the toxic effects of oil addiction are hitting much closer to home. Humans have found many uses for oil, but one thing we can’t do with it is process it with our bodies to use as food or nourishment. So it’s not really a surprise,… Read More >


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Easy Ways to Compost at Home

June 7, 2010|12Comments

When most people think of compost, they think of a huge heap of rotting food, dirt, flies and an accompanying horrible smell, which is why they won’t even think of composting in their homes or apartments. Well, that is not totally true. Yes, compost is made of rotting food and dirt, but if it’s maintained properly, the flies and dirt can be kept under control, and the end result will be a resource that can… Read More >


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Rest

June 4, 2010|80Comments

Howdy Wellness Warrior! Today kicks off the first in a series of short, fun and sass-o-matic vlogs. I’ve missed connecting with you so much, but I’m back in the crazy sexy saddle and ready to share my wellness tips and adventures once again. Lots of people ask me how I start my day. To be honest, it’s never the same, which is why it’s so exciting! Here’s a sneak peek of one of my current… Read More >


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The Grudge: How To Embrace Forgiveness

June 3, 2010|12Comments

By Jess Ainscough “Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.” –Harriet Nelson At some point in our lives, each and every one of us experiences betrayal by friends, lovers, family members or that person on eBay who sells you a fake Louis Vuitton bag after she stated it was authentic. No one and no relationship are exempt from deceit. This little gem of wisdom could turn you into quite the… Read More >


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5 Lessons for the Aspiring Entrepreneur

June 2, 2010|11Comments

By Ayinde Howell In 1999, when I was barely in my 20s, I opened my first café in Seattle called Hillside Quickies Vegan Sandwich Shop. My thinking was that this was exactly what Seattle needed–a place to get hot fresh vegan sandwiches. The only problem was that I was the only one who thought that. Since I had worked in my parents’ business from the age of 13 (delivering cold sandwiches to stores in the… Read More >


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Acupuncture: How, When, and Why?

June 1, 2010|9Comments

Today I want to talk to you about one of my life’s passions: Acupuncture. Acupuncture, one of the oldest healing practices in the world, is an alternative healing modality used to restore and maintain health. Fine sterile needles are placed at specific points of the body, which stimulate qi (life force energy). Acupuncture can be used for many ailments but must be performed by a qualified practitioner to be safe and effective. Our body is… Read More >


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Transforming the Body into a Sanctuary

May 31, 2010|24Comments

Photo Credit: Hillary Harvey By Jeffrey Davis I don’t have time to feel ill. At least, that used to be my attitude. I didn’t ignore a head cold or sinus infection. I just had my acupuncturist wife pin me down to perk me up, practiced a few key yoga postures, and moved on. Dis-ease desisted. But then a tick bit me in the gut and kicked my attitude in the butt. That was in June… Read More >


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Glad No Matter What

May 28, 2010|15Comments

After many years of resisting change and grieving losses in my life, I embarked on a journey of choosing to be – Glad No Matter What. This choice sprang from how dreadful the alternatives seemed, and also from burrowing into my own psychology for many years, and finding out that weaving the dark and the light together creates a rich, fertile “middle ground” to live in. From this middle ground came my gladness. So what… Read More >


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You Cannot Live Without Bacteria!

May 27, 2010|10Comments

As you might already know, digestion (and good healthy poops!) is one of my favorite topics. “Probiotics” are all the rage these days but with so many to choose from what’s a crazy sexy gal or dude to do? I’ve found that Dr. Ohirra’s blend gives me perky and productive bowels. I’ve ask Martie (an expert at Ohirra headquarters) to share the nuts and bolts of bacteria in our bellies and explain why bacteria help… Read More >


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For Yoga Beginners: Operation Lotus

May 26, 2010|8Comments

By Kino MacGregor The experience of your first yoga class feels like embarking on a mysterious adventure in a whole new terrain. As you curiously peer into the incense-filled hallways lined with Ganesh and Shiva, the open-hearted calm beckons you to travel into your own sacred inner realm. The seductive power of yoga is an addictive calling to go deeper into yourself. Once you experience firsthand how magical yoga is, all resistance becomes futile. Regardless… Read More >


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Rating the LifeForce Energy in Our Food

May 25, 2010|13Comments

Over the past few decades, we at Hippocrates Health Institute have conducted research into the electrical frequency of our food and the effect that electrical charge has on the frequency of healthy cells. In conjunction with the photographic research conducted at UCLA in the mid-seventies, which measured the relative energy level in different foods, we have created a list of foods from highest to lowest in energy content. Why are wheatgrass, edible weeds, and tropical… Read More >


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The Life Wheel: “Picture” Your Health

May 24, 2010|7Comments

By Erinn Selkis To become healthier and live a fuller and more joyful life, it’s helpful to get a clear picture of where you are currently. Just like store maps in malls, we need a “You are here!” point before forging ahead. I encourage you to do this simple exercise to give yourself a broad overview of your health as you perceive it. Once you have a general picture, you can slowly make improvements in… Read More >


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Seven Tips to Help Your Garden Flourish

May 21, 2010|8Comments

Even someone who claims to have a brown-thumb when it comes to gardening can achieve green and gorgeous results with these easy gardening tips. Whether it’s digging up dirt in your own backyard or container growing on a sunny windowsill, these simple strategies will help your garden grow. Gardening Tip #1: Reuse those packing peanuts. Container gardening is popular for folks with limited backyard space, but the large pots can be heavy to move when… Read More >


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How To Activate the “Rest and Digest” System

May 20, 2010|6Comments

By Giuliana Torre The key for optimum health is operating from the parasympathetic nervous system as opposed to the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The sympathetic nervous system is what activates the flight or fight response. It is triggered by stress, fear, caffeine, and just about anything else that causes the heart rate to increase and keeps us living on an adrenaline rush. For many of us, this is a state that is sustained all day… Read More >


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The Scoop on Omega-3

May 19, 2010|4Comments

Recently I saw a generic brand of knock-off Oreo cookies. Not surprisingly, the first ingredient was refined sugar and the second was bleached, white flour. Across the front of the box, larger than the name of the cookies, it said: omega-3. That was the most prominent text! And while omega-3 is vastly important (essential even), the way its suggested usage is being promoted has become somewhat misguided. As with many healthy foods or nutrients grabbed… Read More >