Restore Your Mind & Spirit

9 ways to conquer seasonal affective disorder

November 6, 2014|97Comments

Dear Wonderful You, Recently I had a life shifting realization. I struggle with depression. Though it doesn’t totally knock me out, it’s still a wilting bummer that comes on seasonally. And to tell you the truth, I had no idea I was dealing with it. Then I started cycling, feeling better and stronger than I’ve felt in decades. Pushing my body hard released a cascade of endorphins and feel-good hormones that literally cleared the mental… Read More >

Why I write and so should you

October 28, 2014|56Comments

Hiya Gorgeous, For all pen, pencil and keyboard owners. Writing is a powerful tool at the center of my spiritual practice. Like juicing, eating kale and loving animals, writing makes me a healthier person. Today I want to share what writing does for me, because I think it can do a lot for you too. But first, know this, you don’t have to be a professional writer to benefit from a regular writing practice. You… Read More >

How Oprah Reminded Me of the Power of Presence

October 7, 2014|80Comments

Dearest Readers, A week ago, I walked into a transformative stadium with over 18,000 beautiful souls at Oprah’s The Life You Want weekend. We entered that immense space with so many different desires, hopes, fears and beliefs. But when Lady O and her fellow teachers (Mark Nepo—who I love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Iyanla Vanzant and Rob Bell) addressed us as one unified force—we all became stars in the same sacred sky. I left that weekend with… Read More >

A love note…to your younger self

July 8, 2014|64Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I recently posted the picture above on Facebook with this caption: “Fill in the rest of this sentence: If I could give my younger self some nurturing advice, I would tell her (or him)…” The response from my Facebook family was so beautiful that I wanted to share it with you. Heartfelt notes of self-love, self-encouragement and self-compassion poured into the comments section. I think we raised the energy on the worldwide… Read More >

5 Ways to Build Self-Confidence with Healthy Bragging

June 3, 2014|183Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Do you shy away from celebrating your victories because you’re afraid people will think you’re full of yourself? You’re not alone. It’s easy to feel awkward when you stand out and shine. “Will they accept me? Make fun of me? Think I’m a pompous jerk?” Those questions would make anyone draw inside the lines (carefully). To fit in, we believe that it’s safer to bond over pain rather than triumph. Heck, we… Read More >

How to forgive when you just can’t let go

April 29, 2014|128Comments

Hi Sweet Friend, But what if you can’t forgive? I wanted to kick off this blog by extolling the virtues of forgiveness. Every faith agrees that forgiveness is the seat of liberation. It allows us to be fully present in the moment, rather than stuck in the past. However, try as I might, I just can’t muster up the energy to write a big soaring blog on something I’m still having trouble with. The truth… Read More >

My goal for 2014: Ease

December 30, 2013|54Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, In the spirit of unplugging and filling my well before welcoming 2014, I’m keeping today’s blog short and sweet. And I’m really excited about this coming year—not because of monstrous goals or momentous milestones, but because this year is all about ease. For me, ease at work and at home equals joy, health, creativity and contentment. Ease connects me to my internal life. The more ease I feel, the more grounded my… Read More >

How to rise up when you’re in a slump

December 23, 2013|82Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I know that many of you feel tapped out right now. You don’t have another ounce of energy to give—not to work, family, the holidays and least of all yourself. Which is why I want to tell you a quick story about a resilient goat—a goat that knew a thing or two about how to rise up. I often share this on Hay House I Can Do It! stages across the country.… Read More >

Manifesting Your Desires: A Guide to Asking & Receiving

November 25, 2013|208Comments

Hi Sweet Friends! I just got back from working with my Hay House family for two glorious weeks in sunny California. The days were packed with recordings, meetings, dinners (including a fabulous date night with Louise Hay), the spectacular I Can Do It! conference in Pasadena, and lots of delicious manifesting. While I was there, I decided to browse the book table for a new nighttime read. Since everyone’s been gushing about E-Squared by Pam… Read More >

How animal adoption & rescue has transformed my life

November 18, 2013|329Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, This holiday season, the Carr-Fassett family has a lot to be grateful about. If you’ve been following our adventures on Facebook and Instagram (where I post most of my personal pix and lots of animal adoption updates) you know that we found a big ole blessing in the woods (with the help of some awesome New Yorkers!): A sweet, emaciated (35 pounds underweight), sick and struggling-to-stay-alive, hound dog who we named…Buddy! After weeks… Read More >

The First Step to Self-Acceptance: You Are Not Broken

November 17, 2013|84Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, You are not broken. Isn’t that a relief? Yup, your soul doesn’t need to be fixed, nipped, tucked or squished into an acceptable template. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. If you feel like a square peg in a round hole, if you feel unworthy, neglected, banged up or lost in any way—this blog is for you. Welcome to unconditional self-acceptance. Through my work I get to travel the globe giving lectures and… Read More >

Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday with Me & Mark Nepo!

November 11, 2013|69Comments

Hi Sweet Friends! If you didn’t catch my original short film and some of my soul food chats on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday episode with Mark Nepo yesterday, here you go (and there’s more to come)! It was super fun to film, and lucky me, I got to work with some of the same crew from my last episode. It’s really nice to get to know the folks who work so hard to bring us all… Read More >

How to identify & release toxic relationships

November 1, 2013|265Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, As wellness seekers, we’re constantly looking for ways to find harmony on our plates, in our bodies and throughout our lives. Yet sometimes that harmony comes from making tough decisions about our relationships. Some folks boost our energy reserves. Others drain us dry. In reality, we each have choices. We get to decide who we allow into our inner sanctum (the space where our spirits replenish, our hearts lower their walls, and… Read More >

How to Show Your Love

October 21, 2013|80Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I’m wild about encouraging folks to love and care for themselves. Treating ourselves in a loving way expands our health and happiness. But today I also want to talk about expressing your love for others. Even if we get nothing in return, showing our love is like giving a blessing to the person you adore. Show your love courageously. Show your love openly. Show your love with no strings attached. Show your… Read More >


What Is Tapping: Emotional Freedom Technique

October 12, 2013|122Comments

Hi Sweet Readers, My dear friend Nick Ortner visited me a few weeks ago to film a Chat & Chew episode about one of my favorite stress reduction and physical healing techniques — Tapping. Nick and his team have brought the power of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, aka Tapping) to millions of people, and now they’re bringing it to us. Get ready for an amazing experience! Why is it called “Tapping”? Because with EFT you… Read More >

How to Find The Messages in Your Fears

October 7, 2013|104Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Oh, it’s you again. Hello fear. It’s October, which means crimson leaves, beer fests, costume parties and breast cancer awareness. In the US, you can’t get through a store without being bombarded with pink ribbons and candy corns. Naturally, this month kicks up a lot of emotion for people, and rightly so. But it’s possible to work with our fears and use them to our benefit. Fear contains powerful messages. When we’re… Read More >

My top 10 must-read inspiring books

August 26, 2013|99Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, The first leaves of fall are starting to pop up at my farmette and the slight chill in the air has me reaching for my cozy sweaters. I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts to cool down, I start thinking about my grade school days. And even though it’s been a decade or two-ish (ahem) since I started my mornings in homeroom, I’m still perpetually in school (and I still… Read More >

Crazy Sexy Spring Picks for Health & Happiness

April 15, 2013|40Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I don’t know about you, but the warm breeze and little sprouts on the trees are putting a refreshing spring in my step. Lately, I have been searching for clever and healthy ways to add more brightness to my days, whether it’s with non-toxic cleaners for my dusty bookshelves, a do-it-yourself project or planning my first vegetable garden (cucumbers galore!). Where do I go to get the juices flowing? Pinterest! Though I’m… Read More >


The power of unconditional acceptance

October 22, 2012|135Comments

Hi Friend, Once upon a time, I wanted to be a movie star, a fancy photographer, a pilot. I wanted to dance on Broadway (I did). I wanted my film, Crazy Sexy Cancer, to win an Emmy (it didn’t). I’ve wanted a lot of things. Some stuff I got, others I didn’t. Like many folks, I’ve had multiple careers, five to be exact. Then, I settled into writing and chatting with you. To be honest,… Read More >


How I kept my wings from wilting

October 8, 2012|114Comments

Hi Guys! Welcome to my new kitchen! After a year of renovating, the farmette is nearly complete. Can I pinch myself now? I can’t believe we pulled this off! I’ve always dreamed of building a house from scratch, especially a kitchen. And I also can’t believe that my actual kitchen and my new book, Crazy Sexy Kitchen are wrapping at the same time. Big smile. Big gratitude. This past year has been deliciously creative for… Read More >