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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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Nothin’ Wrong With You, Baby

June 18, 2012|23Comments

The beauty industry would have us believe that we’re inherently flawed. We have poor genes, faulty willpower and –gasp! — our mothers’ thighs. The constant parade of unrealistic, Photoshopped bodies makes us look in the mirror and mentally flog ourselves for not having a similar physique. Is it any wonder that according to the National Eating Disorder Association, 10 million women and girls are struggling with anorexia or bulimia? Millions more suffer from compulsive and… Read More >


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A Quick Remedy for Your Over-Committed Life

June 15, 2012|5Comments

What was I thinking? It’s so often what we ask ourselves when we look at our insanely busy schedules. It’s also a very good question! Being over-committed has become our cultural norm—what people expect of you, and maybe also what you expect of yourself. But what’s the cost of all those commitments? How do they affect your energy, your wellbeing and health, both physical and mental/emotional? When you look below the surface, there’s a layer… Read More >


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Be Present Pit Stops

June 14, 2012|3Comments

Lots of people live in the past. They reflect on what might have been if only they made a different choice at a specific moment in time. “What if I took that job, moved cities, stayed with that guy … he wasn’t so bad, was he?” Then, there are people who live in the future. They constantly imagine themselves further down the road and love to make “five-year plans”. Occasionally, I’ll catch myself dwelling on… Read More >


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Cancer World

June 13, 2012|6Comments

An unexpected benefit of holding your baby while she dies is the wisdom that comes from tragedy and deep, deep suffering. Some years ago, I discussed this with my friend and spiritual mentor, Marge. At the time, I was pregnant with my third son, and Marge was living with terminal cancer. We had been friends for some years, since about the time my newborn daughter Grace died. Marge and I would spend time together while… Read More >


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Love, MS and Letting go: a Discourse on the Heart (with a List to Match!)

June 12, 2012|37Comments

Love … Gorgeous love. We all crave it. We’re all terrified of losing it. We all struggle through the moments when we feel we don’t deserve it. We’re all capable of giving it … and receiving it. At times, it seems to vanish. We wonder why love has left us. But it never does … Love is expansive and complex. I grew up in a tough household. Out of some misguided belief that too many… Read More >


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Getting Healthy With A Plan

June 11, 2012|7Comments

When I embarked on my journey of transformation, I approached it like I was packing for a vacation. I made lists, Excel spreadsheets and binders with recipes for easy reference. Having attempted to get my weight under control many times, only to fail, I took an inventory of what had gone wrong in those instances. I wanted to learn how I could avoid those pitfalls again. My unsuccessful forays were marred by disorganization; I would… Read More >


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Fill Yourself Up From the Inside

June 8, 2012|10Comments

Fabulous and fresh thinker — Do you know how to love yourself and feel loved each and every day, in a consistent way? Definition of self-love: You loving you, so you can love the world more. I’m inviting you to live like a “full cup of self-love, sharing the overflow with the world,” and not like a half-empty cup trying to get filled. And when you do feel half-empty, to use your transformational practices and… Read More >


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Sip on This: Three Teachings on Tea

June 7, 2012|22Comments

If you’re on the road to health but have yet to say no to your daily cup of Joe, let it go! You’ll be doing your bod an enormous favor because excess caffeine prevents our insides from absorbing all those vital nutrients from our organic green juices and salads! A cup of white or green tea in the morning (sans milk and sugar) may help you ease off your caffeine addiction because tea contains bio-caffeine,… Read More >


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Connecting to Your Divine Spark

June 6, 2012|9Comments

How has your divine spark been winking attcha lately? Are you winking back? Maybe you’re flirtin’ with the sacred on a daily basis and consider yourself quite “spiritual.” Awesome. But remember, no matter how many divine winks you receive or yoga classes you take, self-help books you read, meditations you practice, mystical experiences you have, spiritual workshops you attend, energy work you do, or positive intentions, vision boards, and prayers you make – there’s always… Read More >


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From Meat to Millet: How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Changed My Life

June 5, 2012|23Comments

When you’re diagnosed with a disease like cancer, you quickly become an expert on things you never thought you’d want or need to know, like how many doctor appointments you could cram into one day. You’ll experience a new form of tired you’ve never thought possible; you’ll understand defeat and isolation; and you’ll also develop possibly the strongest connection between you and your body that you will ever have. It’s a connection I never truly… Read More >


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Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse

June 4, 2012|4Comments

Monday, June 4 marks the second eclipse of the summer of 2012—a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, the zodiac’s Archer and seeker of higher wisdom. Get ready: The arrows of truth will go a-flyin’ this week. Some will be enlightening, others may sting. Lunar eclipses reveal what’s in the shadows and bring all that is hidden into the light. Mix that up with Sagittarian’s penchant for bluntness and there could be some “open mouth, insert foot”… Read More >


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You Are the One Thinking the Thought

June 1, 2012|19Comments

Despite how the title of this post might make me sound right now — no, I’m not high. What I’m talking about is a little thing that we refer to in my line of work as “projection.” In the broadest sense of the term, projection refers to the human inclination to take an internal thought or feeling and to make it external — to place it outside of yourself, psychologically speaking. Strange as it may… Read More >


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Three Ways to Celebrate Being Cancer-Free

May 31, 2012|4Comments

The day my sister, Jo, learned she had breast cancer was the scariest day of her life – and mine. Jo is more than just my sister; she is my best friend and confidant and has been by my side through thick and thin. The thought of losing her was impossible to comprehend. After months of intensive treatment and a mastectomy, she learned her cancer was in remission. When her doctor revealed the results of… Read More >


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Green Your Period

May 30, 2012|32Comments

Thankfully, in recent years tips to go green have become rampant, and environmental awareness is on the rise. Many of us have done everything from the simple — change out our light bulbs, use recycled bags at the grocery store — to the invested: go solar, give up animal products, and so on. However, the issue of feminine hygiene and the accompanying products are rarely, if ever, mentioned. Is this because the topic is too… Read More >


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Healing With Love

May 29, 2012|8Comments

After 20 years in family practice, and the last 10 years of an integrated approach, I now wonder if all healing can occur from a space of true, compassionate and unconditional love. Can love truly heal all illness? Can love heal depression? Chronic fatigue? Multiple sclerosis? Diabetes? Anxiety? Obesity? Can love heal every ailment we hear of in medicine? I feel it can. I now work teaching people how to release and allow true love… Read More >


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Raw: Nice and Easy

May 28, 2012|20Comments

Like many of us, I stumbled across the raw diet soon after I was diagnosed with cancer, when I suddenly found myself looking for anything and everything to help me survive. I was only 37 and smack in the middle of unchartered territory, desperate to live more than ever before. It was like I had been on the road to California and ended up on the Jersey shore. So discovering the raw diet was a… Read More >


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Can GMOs Help End World Hunger?

May 25, 2012|4Comments

Can genetically engineered foods help feed the hungry? Are anti-GMO activists and over-zealous environmentalists standing in the way of the hungry being fed? The hope that GMO foods might bring solutions to malnutrition and world hunger was never more dramatically illustrated than when Time magazine ran a cover story titled “Grains of Hope.” The article joyfully announced the development of a genetically engineered “golden rice.” This new strain of GM rice has genes from viruses and daffodils… Read More >


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The State-of-Grace: Where Unlimited Possibilities Await

May 24, 2012|19Comments

I love being in that state–of-grace place where synchronicity occurs, coincidences happen, just the right people, books, and events present themselves, and things work out better than I can imagine. It’s the magical realm of unlimited possibilities — I also call it the Miracle-Prone Zone. I’ve experienced this place throughout my life and it has thrilled me and filled me with a knowing that there is so much more to life than meets the eye.… Read More >


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Solar Eclipse in Gemini

May 21, 2012|0Comments

Sunday, May 20, 2012: Be on the lookout for your “other half.” A new moon in Gemini gives us the green light to partner up with kindred spirits and like-minded souls.  This new moon also happens to be a solar eclipse, which can illuminate opportunities that are hidden in the proverbial shadows. Your perfect pairing may be with someone whose name is already filed in your contact database or among the ranks of your Facebook… Read More >


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The Missing Piece of the Diabetes Puzzle

May 18, 2012|15Comments

Modern medicine operates much like a farmer who fixes his fences only after the horses or cows have broken out. Hence, most serious health conditions incubate for years before they are diagnosed. This is certainly true of type 2 diabetes. A couple of weeks ago, I read a timely article in Life Extension magazine entitled “Glucose: The Silent Killer.” In addition to summarizing all of the really bad things that excess blood sugar can do… Read More >