Now that I have had an actual wittle baby (Lil Bub!) I can see that my “book baby” comparisons still feel on point. Deepak and I have been working on Radical Beauty for over a year, nurturing it through hundreds of edits and research, and the “birthing” of the book is actually today…publication day!
What is Radical Beauty and how is it different than the other Beauty Detox books you might ask?
Radical Beauty redefines beauty to be an empowering concept to access the highest and most authentic potential of your natural beauty. You are the most beautiful when you are simply you, and not trying to be something you are not.
I’ve become increasingly concerned with the bombardment of images and messages that make us feel that we are have to compare, compete or feel inferior to other women’s beauty. Or that beauty is simply a shallow outer concept, compelling us to have the latest hair style as the current starlet or have the same super skinny body as what you find in a fashion magazine or on Instagram from Fashion Week.
Instead, Deepak and I truly believe that Beauty is your birthright and the birthright of ALL of us. And Radical Beauty is your true beauty guide to help you achieve your highest beauty potential in your inner and outer being, including in your health, energy, skin, hair, vitality, inner peace, demeanor and connection with yourself.
This is the first time I’ve written on topics such as sleep, skincare, syncing with nature and more in a book, combining timeless beauty secrets with groundbreaking new research on the complete beauty lifestyle.
Here is a little more info on the 6 Pillars that each have a section in Radical Beauty:
Pillar 1) Internal Nourishment/Diet:
Cutting edge information on metabolic health and beauty-boosting circulation methods. Practical lists and boxed out text on info to incorporate into your lifestyle today– without having to make a total 180 turn. Foods and practices to support your liver (your main detoxifying organ) and blood to transport nutrients all around your body, as well as other practical tools such as how to get past a hangover and how to beat bloating once and for all. Optimize digestion and create nutritional balance, which will lead to brighter skin, healthier hair, a flatter midsection, and more muscle tone.
Pillar 2) External Nourishment/Skincare:
Innovative daily skin routines and anti-aging practices. How to work with your skin to soothe your nervous system, boost your endocrine system and slow aging. Powerful DIY home skin-care and beauty remedies, treatments to address everything from acne to dry skin and wrinkles.
Pillar 3) Peak Beauty Sleep:
Learn the best tools on how to sleep deeper and maximize the sleep you are getting to enhance your body’s creation of growth hormones, which keeps your skin firm and resilient. Learn how to incorporate practices during the day to help your night sleep. Lots of amazing “sleep hack” tips!
Pillar 4) Primal Beauty/Connecting with Nature:
This is personally my favorite pillar. Almost all the health editors that got the book early tell me, “I’ve never heard of this information before!”. Learn powerful techniques to promote your natural beauty by syncing with the larger rhythms and the elements found in nature. Vary your skincare and dietary routine per season to feel your most energetic, balanced and beautiful. Align with the solar (such as the right way to get vitamin D but not age your skin) and lunar rhythms to harness more natural beauty. (This is a very unique pillar that you will certainly love and benefit from immensely.)
Pillar 5) Movement/Exercise:
Learn breathing techniques and specific yoga positions to promote oxygenation and detoxification, which help to revitalize your body. Learn what types of exercise can actually be aging and create free radicals in your body, and exactly how much protein (and the best types) you need a day to maintain optimal muscle tone.
6 – Spiritual Beauty:
Tools to let go of comparing ones’ beauty with others. Meditation practices that can reduce chronic anger, worry, and fear, conditions that are just as acidic and inflammatory to your body as junk food. Find peace with yourself and become your most beautiful you.
Radical Beauty will help you feel more confident, illuminate your natural glow and – perhaps best of all – will teach you to tap into the true untapped beauty that lies within you.
Before today, you could only pre-order your copy… but beginning today—right now—the wait is finally over.
The chance to work with one of my personal heroes and inspirations—and share so much of what has helped so many of my clients look and feel their best (that I’ve never shared in a book before!).
Now, those same secrets can be yours—by getting and reading Radical Beauty, starting TODAY.
I also want to share how grateful I am for our community and for you and for life at the moment. Those of you that are longer-term readers or who have read the Beauty Detox books know that part of my journey involves backpacking around the world, adventuring and seeking out beauty secrets.
On the road, and after coming back to live in NYC, I was often penniless, sleeping in my tent or making my way around town eating only a few oranges from a street vendor. But I was rich in experiences and big dreams. I believed in what I was learning and doing, and I believed (and still do) that we are all connected.
I held fast to my dream of one day being able to reach many and share what I had learned on the road, and what I had learned about health through my own journey of losing weight, healing my severe digestive issues and acne, and my chronic low energy and self esteem.
And you know what? Even when I only had a pair of flip flops and Chucks as my shoes for a few years, and even when I was bouncing up and down on the hardest of benches in the third class trains whizzing around China and India, I knew, I just knew deep down that I would get my message out.
So now as I am thrilled to share with you my fourth book offering, a book baby that I know will help you and anyone else who reads it improve your life, have more peace, tap into your own natural beauty, inside and out…I can honestly say that passion is the most powerful fuel in life. Passion is what fueled me from a travelig to New York Times bestselling author.
Passion is what has shaped my life. And passion can shape yours. But passion can be propelled with superior vitality + health + energy + true beauty…in other words your own unique expression of Radical Beauty. It is yours and yours alone to show the world. And no one can take it away from you.
So please join me in living your best possible life! That is my sincere dream for you. Because I know the more of us that tap into our Radical Beauty, the more we will support each other and raise the vibration and make the world a more beautiful place.