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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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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 >


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Make Friends With Your Perfectionism

May 17, 2012|9Comments

Perfectionism can be a frustrating little pest. Wanting everything in our lives to be perfect is the quickest way to cultivate feelings of “I’m not good enough” down every corner we turn. Perfectionism can block us from being productive, intuitive, creative, and authentic. It can keep us from celebrating our progress. Perfectionism can also keep us from beginning something new or completing a project, for fear of not being the best. And it can keep… Read More >


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Sick and Tired

May 16, 2012|25Comments

When I was 25 years old, I got sick. Not just a cold or flu, or even a string of colds and flu. Here I was, in the “prime of my life,” but I felt exhausted every day, was putting on pounds like never before, had migraine headaches several times a week, feeling depressed, and couldn’t stop slurping up caffeine and grabbing chocolate throughout the day. Getting sick was one of the best things that… Read More >


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Why Can’t Doctors Be More Like Dogs?

May 15, 2012|14Comments

I was sitting in the doctor’s office – 20 minutes early for an appointment that would be a half-hour late, thumbing through a six-month old magazine, when I came across an article on the amazing things being done with service dogs. As I read about how these fantastic animals are changing and saving lives, it occurred to me that these canine helpers have a lot to teach the medical establishment. At the time, I was… Read More >


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Seven Steps to Getting Through a Bad Day with a Better Attitude

May 14, 2012|13Comments

Have you ever had a totally awesome day followed by a totally crappy one? This happens to me all the time. One Friday night, I went to bed with a giant smile on my face, loving life and feeling completely present and grateful. On Saturday night, I sat pouting on the floor of the shower long after my shower had ended, writing “I hate my life” with my finger on the condensation of the shower… Read More >


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I’m Getting Married.

May 11, 2012|31Comments

I’m getting married. Me, getting married. We met four years ago on Match.com. (His sister met her husband on Match too. Wild!) Both of us were simply looking for someone to have dinner with, maybe go for a hike. We’d both been on Match for a couple of weeks and were not digging it – it felt like person shopping and made us feel a little icky – so we were about to sign off… Read More >


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A Mother’s Grief

May 10, 2012|17Comments

Grieving is a personal experience. Depending on who you are and the nature of your loss, your process of grieving will be different from another person’s. There is no “normal and expected” period of time for grieving. Some people take a year or more, particularly when their daily life has been radically changed by traumatic and unexpected loss. On May 10, 2011, I lost my remarkable son Anthony to a tragic accident. He was 23… Read More >


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Pregnancy, Children and Food Choices

May 9, 2012|4Comments

I remember receiving a card at my baby shower celebrating the “eating for two” shared belief in our culture. It was all about nine months of indulgence with the message: “If you’re going to be gaining weight, you might as well have some chocolate cake and ice cream to show for it.” There has been a wide range of studies showing that kids are more likely to be overweight or “sugar-holics” if their parents, particularly… Read More >


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Body and Mind Remedies for Eczema and Other Conditions

May 8, 2012|12Comments

In the past couple of months I experienced an unprecedented bad case of eczema. What started off as an innocuous patch of dermatitis, contained on one of my fingers, spread angrily all over my chest and stomach and onto my back, and finally, to each of my four limbs. It wasn’t pretty, and it eventually got me really down, which obviously did not help! Since becoming an almost organic vegan, my diet has been more… Read More >


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Scorpio Full Moon: Detox, Dance & Drink Tea

May 7, 2012|5Comments

Who’s up for a transformation, maybe even an extreme one? Saturday’s full moon in Scorpio was a “supermoon,” which means it occurred at the closest possible proximity (perigree) to planet Earth. That makes its lunar effects ultra intense—in a sign, Scorpio, that already is ultra intense. Hang on to your spring bonnets people, because this supermoon can usher in some epic changes. Scorpio is represented by three animal totems, which symbolize spiritual evolution: the scorpion,… Read More >


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Clearing the Clutter in Your Mind

May 4, 2012|10Comments

I am going through this absolutely agonizingly delicious process, right now, of clearing out and re-organizing my office. Impatient sigh. Taking each book from the shelf, holding it in my hand, and deciding — do I want this thing? Will I read it again? Did I ever read it? Am I keeping it because it was a gift? Should I donate it? The whole process makes me lightheaded and queasy. I am working with an… Read More >


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How to Be Spiritual Without Meditating

May 3, 2012|22Comments

I don’t meditate. I know, I know. I’ve read everything you’ve read about meditation. It’s good for your health, it helps with manifestation, it keeps you young, it enhances your intuition, it increases creativity and productivity … the list of positive benefits is endless, right? And according to our beloved Kris Carr, it’s a prerequisite for Crazy Sexy success! Ouch. Am I in trouble? I’ve tried meditation. Yes, I have! While it was supposed to… Read More >


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Supplements: Part of the Cure for Modernity

May 2, 2012|21Comments

As a raw vegan chef, author and teacher, I’m often asked, “Is it necessary to take supplements if I’m on a balanced, organic raw food diet?” I used to assume not, based on the idea that a raw diet is the food that humans evolved to eat. Well, it turns out I was wrong. No matter how well you eat, I think it is essential to supplement. Here’s why: Paleolithic humans foraged from hundreds of species… Read More >


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Embrace Your Rawsome Self

May 1, 2012|10Comments

A few years ago, I was introduced to a friend of a friend who happened to be a vegan. As a recently enrolled student at The French Culinary Institute, where meat and dairy reign supreme, I was in awe. I could never be as motivated and devoted as him, I marveled to myself. The idea of removing all animal products from my diet seemed like an impossible mountain to scale. Fast forward three years later,… Read More >


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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

April 30, 2012|11Comments

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis seven years ago, at the age of 28, it felt like my life was sent spinning downhill. My fear of how this disease would weigh on me, drag me down into inevitable disability, was echoed by the concerned family and friends who cautioned me to be careful, not to take risks, to take drugs, to abandon my dream of having children. How would I cope with one day… Read More >


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An Apple a Day Melts the Pounds Away!

April 27, 2012|15Comments

Here’s the secret to weight loss: It’s all about crowding out, not cutting out. Crowding out is a term used in nutritional circles to describe how to eat in a healthy way so that you never even have the chance to feel hungry. You literally crowd out the junk you think you want to eat by choosing to eat key foods throughout the day so that you’re always satisfied. Isn’t that preferable to depriving yourself of foods and white-knuckling… Read More >


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My Journey With Yoga

April 26, 2012|8Comments

From an outside perspective, one could be forgiven for wondering if I took my cues from Goldilocks when it comes to practicing yoga: trying all of the styles, repeatedly, only to find one “too hot,” the next “too hard,” etc. … quickly moving on to the next, except that I never found one that was just right. It certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying. When I say I tried every kind of yoga, I… Read More >


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How to be a Manifesting Maven

April 25, 2012|14Comments

We are always manifesting. Each thought we have creates an energy flow within and around our physical being. This energy attracts its likeness. So if you’re thinking, “I suck,” then your energy kinda, well, sucks–and you attract sucky experiences. The opposite experience occurs when you think high-level thoughts like, “I rock!” When you think and feel, “I rock,” you exude an energy of confidence and in turn attract great experiences into your life. Each thought… Read More >


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Empowered Health

April 24, 2012|11Comments

There’s something so annoying about getting sick. Whether it’s the common cold, flu-like symptoms or being hit with the cancer stick – it really is most inconvenient! And let’s be honest, it’s never a good time to get cancer. “I have things to do, thank you very much – you are mucking up my life plan, god damn you!” was my response to my “incurable” disease. I have never been one to do things by… Read More >


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Losing Judgment, Gaining Bliss

April 23, 2012|16Comments

We all come from very different places – different countries, religions, families. We are all unique with individualized beliefs and values. Certainly we are environmentally conditioned as children, but as we grow and learn, our thoughts change and develop into opinions. Eventually, as adults, we become one-of-a-kind beings with the ability to live blissfully. So … what is stopping us? A new study has revealed that only 25 percent of Americans consider themselves emotionally healthy.… Read More >