Dear Readers,

Crazy Sexy Life archives are brimming with health and happiness content from my old site, 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,


Healing With Love


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 >


Raw: Nice and Easy


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 >


Can GMOs Help End World Hunger?


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 >


The State-of-Grace: Where Unlimited Possibilities Await


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 >


Solar Eclipse in Gemini


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 >


The Missing Piece of the Diabetes Puzzle


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 >


Make Friends With Your Perfectionism


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 >


Sick and Tired


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 >


Why Can’t Doctors Be More Like Dogs?


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 >


I’m Getting Married.


I’m getting married. Me, getting married. We met four years ago on (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 >


A Mother’s Grief


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 >


Pregnancy, Children and Food Choices


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 >


Body and Mind Remedies for Eczema and Other Conditions


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 >


Scorpio Full Moon: Detox, Dance & Drink Tea


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 >


Clearing the Clutter in Your Mind


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 >


How to Be Spiritual Without Meditating


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 >


Supplements: Part of the Cure for Modernity


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 >


Embrace Your Rawsome Self


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 >


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough


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 >


An Apple a Day Melts the Pounds Away!


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 >