Empower Your Lifestyle

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

October 14, 2014|29Comments

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

September 16, 2014|39Comments

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!

August 26, 2014|623Comments

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?

August 19, 2014|208Comments

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

July 15, 2014|43Comments

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

July 1, 2014|14Comments

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

June 24, 2014|24Comments

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

April 8, 2014|100Comments

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!

October 30, 2013|373Comments

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

October 13, 2013|165Comments

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

September 30, 2013|100Comments

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 >


Healthy Home Checklist: A Toxin-Reducing Guide from Me & EWG!

September 23, 2013|38Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Can you believe it? We’re already halfway through Prevention Month. Time flies when you’re kickin’ butt and gettin’ healthy! We started our journey with insights from some crazy sexy thought leaders and change makers. Next stop, an in-depth look at organic farming. And today we’re bringing prevention straight to your doorstep—literally. Here’s something you might not know about me: I love horror movies. Love ‘em, the scarier the better. I’m a sucker… Read More >


The Crazy Sexy Guide to Organic Foods

September 16, 2013|54Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, It’s time that we had a serious talk. The source of my distress? Pesticides, herbicides and all the other icky -icides and chemicals that make their way onto our plates from the grocery store from industrial farming. Organic foods are part of a movement near and dear to my heart, so this week, we’re continuing our focus on prevention by shifting our gaze to the ground—right to the roots of a problem… Read More >


My Prevention Month 2013 Mission & Line-Up!

September 2, 2013|228Comments

Hi Wellness Warriors, It’s here! You might not have been anticipating the beginning of September as eagerly as I have, but let me tell you—this month was a long time coming. I couldn’t be more thrilled to debut KrisCarr.com’s Prevention Month 2013! Each week this month I’ll be featuring a fun new collection of accessible and easy ways to live healthier every day, including amazing information from some of the wellness world’s leading thinkers. You… Read More >


The shocking truth about toxic chemicals & body burden

August 22, 2013|92Comments

I fell in love with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) when I realized who they’re fighting for you and me. This organization is doing all the work for us when it comes to understanding how to protect ourselves from the toxins in our world today. And I’m not just talking about our soil, streams and air. These pollutants have made their way into our food, water and personal products. EWG’s tireless research, reporting and consumer guides… Read More >


Safe Sunscreen & Sun Protection: Your Questions Answered

June 10, 2013|59Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, I love summer. Bare feet. Swimming holes. Veggie gardening. And the soul-warming sun. In my earlier days, I had a dangerous love affair with those radiant rays. Sunscreen? Yeah, right. Nothing was going to stand between me, my baby oil, a Body Glove surfer bikini and a golden tan (or rather, a lobster-red sunburn!). Today, I’m much wiser, but not just about the importance of wearing sunscreen. I’m also aware that we… Read More >


10 Simple Ways to Eat Clean & Save Green

May 27, 2013|124Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, Ever since I started sharing my journey from Hot Pockets to whole foods, I’ve often heard that it’s difficult to afford a healthier lifestyle. I won’t argue with you there. Real food is pricier than processed food made in a lab or a factory. And you will certainly see a jump in the grand total on your grocery receipts. But over time you’ll get the hang of it, and I promise it… Read More >


What’s in my pantry?

May 6, 2013|110Comments

Hi Sweet Friends, My pantry is the trusty scout leader of my kitchen — always prepared! Over time, I’ve stocked my pantry with items that are the foundation for my meals and can be used in a variety of recipes or all on their own. Once you begin to collect your own favorite pantry pals, you’ll see a few things shrink: your grocery bill, your shopping list and your meal planning woes. Suddenly, half your… Read More >


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My Holiday Guide to Living & Giving

November 26, 2012|36Comments

Festive Friends, While the holidays are a fabulous time to be grateful and merry, they also stir up a lot of emotions, memories and even fears. What a shock. From about mid-November to early January we often engage in a flurry of parties, extra demands and financial stretching. If you’re like me, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. You might find yourself sleeping less, drinking more, abandoning your self-care practices and beating… Read More >


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Come grocery shopping with me to kick off Prevention Month!

November 5, 2012|162Comments

Powerful friends, Have you ever heard the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? As an outspoken cancer patient I know in my bones that the only lasting cure for that which ails us is prevention. And when I talk prevention, I’m not just referring to cancer, I’m referring to any disease or state (self-doubt, listlessness, fear) that harms you. If you’ve been a part of the Crazy Sexy revolution for… Read More >