Empower Your Lifestyle

My natural foundation roundup + step-by-step application tips


Hiya Gorgeous, Have you ever applied foundation only to find yourself feeling like you’re wearing a Kabuki mask or your face just jetted off to the Bahamas for some sun bathing without the rest of your body? Needless to say, it’s a tricky item to get just right for your skin tone and type. And while foundation isn’t a must-have (no makeup item is!), I like having some on hand for covering up blemishes and… Read More >

5 tips for becoming an Ageless Goddess


Hiya Gorgeous, Last time I saw Christiane Northrup, MD on stage at an I Can Do It! event, I knew I had to share her most recent work in shifting our perspective on aging with you. One thing that came to mind when I saw her speak was just how fun and free this great woman is. She embodies being herself and loving every inch of her bad-ass awesomeness. If that’s what growing older like… Read More >

How to move from dreaming to doing (free planner included)


Hi Dear Friends, Is there something you’ve been aching to try but are too afraid to pursue? Are you frozen in a belief system that no longer satisfies who you are today? Do you celebrate everyone else’s progress but your own? Well, I’ve got some potentially difficult (yet ultimately awesome) news for you. A spiritual forest fire could be stirring. The universe has a way of burning down our inner town when we’re built for… Read More >

Polling is Open for My Next Beauty Roundup… Foundation!


Hiya Hot Stuff, Foundation is a tricky one, isn’t it? Finding the right match, weight, texture, application style, plus a brand that’s non-toxic and kind to animals? It’s enough to make your head spin, which is why I want to help! Even though I don’t reach for my foundation daily, it’s a go-to product when I’m getting ready for a photo shoot, biz meeting, or hosting a shindig at the farmette. During my teens and… Read More >

My Natural Lipstick Roundup + 6 Lip-Smacking Tips


Hiya Gorgeous, Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” There’s something empowering and totally sexy about a really great lipstick. Although I don’t wear it everyday, I love to dress up my smoocher when I’m out on the town or on stage. And I know many of my readers are curious about which lipsticks are safest and perform the best, which is why it’s Crazy Sexy… Read More >

Here’s your Crazy Sexy Starter Kit. A roadmap to vitality!


Hiya Health Seekers, Feeling good can’t be found on a prescription pad. It comes from an interconnected way of life that centers around nurturing ourselves in a holistic way. This approach is really what’s at the core of my teaching. Over the years, I’ve figured out how to use this philosophy to feel fabulous from the inside out. Today, I want to give you something that’ll help you do the same. So many people ask… Read More >

An interview with Nathan Runkle: What everyone should know about factory farming & animal welfare


Hiya Kind Hearts, If you’re part of my Facebook community, you know that I regularly share petitions that have to do with food policy and animal welfare. Often times I’m posting about a breaking undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals (MFA). When I do, I’m always amazed by so many of my loving readers (you!). It only take a few minutes to become a voice for the voiceless and I just want to thank you… Read More >

Your Crazy Sexy Guide to Food Labels + Printable Cheat Sheet


Hiya Food Sleuths, Understanding food labels is an essential part of making sure you’re getting the safest and healthiest food possible. Thankfully, more people are demanding to know what’s on their plates and how it’s produced. We’re no longer staying silent or blindly trusting that food companies or our government have our backs. We want to understand what foods have been heavily sprayed by pesticides and how these chemicals can damage our health. We want… Read More >

Holiday Survival Kit: 5 tips for staying well + a self-care planner


Hello Wonderful, The holidays. A time to celebrate family, friends, tradition and spirit. And yet we often limp through the experience feeling wrung out on the other end. Not this year. This year, I invite you to look at the holidays with pleasure and your well-being in mind. That’s why we’re here today. The best way to protect your health and happiness is to schedule it. Otherwise, wrapping paper, cocktail parties and holiday recitals are… Read More >

How to do a self-breast exam (infused with fun & love!)


Hiya Prevention Pioneers, In honor of breast cancer awareness month, it’s time to #checkyourselfie! Keep A Breast Founder, Shaney Jo Darden, joined me for this interview to share how to do a breast check infused with fun and self-love. We also discuss important tips on breast health and prevention. In this video, Shaney and I check our own breasts and we hope you’ll join us! If you’ve got some privacy, follow along—or try this at… Read More >

What everyone should know about toxic products & greenwashing


Hiya Gorgeous, When it comes to chemicals in personal care and beauty products, you have to be your own fierce advocate. Sadly, there’s no guarantee that the products sitting on drugstore shelves are safe for you or your family. That’s the main reason I do my Crazy Sexy Smackdowns and talk about the Environmental Working Group so much. Knowledge is power. When it comes to our food system, I’ve encouraged you to vote with your… Read More >

Polling is Open for My Next Smackdown…Lipstick!


Hi Gorgeous! Last week I posted our epic mascara smackdown. Did ya see it? You voted (hundreds of suggestions came in!), my team and I researched and tested. We looked at everything from cruelty-free certification and sneaky animal product ingredients to price and overall performance. Because I wanted the analysis of each mascara to be as up-to-date as possible, I asked Environmental Working Group (EWG) to update their ratings for our picks. If a mascara… Read More >

Mascara Smackdown: What’s Non-Toxic, Cruelty-Free & Works?


Hiya Bright Eyes! If I were stranded on a desert island and only allowed one makeup item, it would definitely be mascara. That peeper potion is like oxygen—essential to my very survival. During my days in showbiz, I worshipped the classic green and pink Maybelline Great Lash. But as I wised up to the reality of animal testing and toxic chemicals, I ditched my go-to lash blaster in search of a mascara that respects animals,… Read More >

Juicer Smackdown: How to choose the best juicer


Hiya Sweet Friends, The other day I got a hilarious email from one of my closest pals. Here’s what she wrote: “I hope you don’t want to poke my eyes out for asking this question, but you’re so educated on this stuff and I don’t trust anyone else but you! I think I need to upgrade my juicer. There are so many juicers to choose from on the market. Where do I start? Oh and… Read More >

6 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy this Summer


Hi Sweet Friends, One of the many things I love about my readers is your deep dedication to animals. Summer is such a fabulous time to get outdoors with our furry companions. But as temperatures rise, it’s important to keep our pets safe. That’s why I teamed up with Adopt-a-Pet.com to share their amazing tips. You may already know this stuff, but take a moment for a quick refresher anyway. Your fur-kids’ lives could depend… Read More >

7 reasons to be fed up & ready to change our food system


Hi Sweet Friends, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Laurie David, producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and the new must-see, much-talked about film, Fed Up. This movie puts you in the shoes of obese children in America. It’s the closest we’ll get to understanding their daily struggles and why the government and the food industry have put their bottom line before our health. But most importantly, Fed Up shows… Read More >

Update on my furry family + why animal adoption matters


Hi Sweet Friends, I’ve been blessed with many teachers throughout my life and they’ve come in all shapes and sizes. My grandmother. Dear friends. My husband. Books. Cancer. Healers. Doctors. The list goes on. Some teachers have been kind, some tough, and others have been a little off their rockers (in the best possible way). But what I’ve noticed over the years is that my most powerful teachers walk on all fours. A dairy cow… Read More >

Natural Deodorant Smackdown!


Hi Sweet Friends, Let’s talk B.O.! Do natural deodorants really work? Why should we use them? Which ones are best? As per usual, there’s more here than meets the nose! In this video and blog, I’m giving you the down and stinky scoop on deodorants and antiperspirants. Like many of you, I’ve been on the hunt for natural products that work for years. I finally tested over a dozen products and included the results in… Read More >

Quick & Easy Travel Tips


Hi Sweet Friends, I’m often asked how I stay well while traveling, and it’s really quite easy — a little forward thinking and some simple lightweight items that fit in my bag. Jet-setting (or schlepping about) makes us more susceptible to stress, junk food, late nights and germs, which is why it’s super important to take your self-care efforts up a notch and protect your immune system with my travel tips. Remember when we talked… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Self Care Planner


Hi Sweet Friends, I love you. I do. And one of my absolute favorite things is tending to the people I care about most. Making a scrumptious plant-happy dinner for close friends, Skyping with my sister, going for a long hike with my mischief-making pup and sending support to my colleagues, are just a few of my precious rituals. But sometimes, when I don’t give myself the same TLC, doing for others can be too… Read More >