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Be Part Of My First Podcast, And Other October Happenings!

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The year may be drawing to a close, but it certainly doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. We’re already halfway through October (how?!) but there is still plenty of excitement before halloween comes knocking. Check it out!


The first episode of my podcast, Radical Self Love Fest, is happening tonight — and you can be part of it! I’ll be talking to one of my best friends, Colin Bedell of Queer Cosmos, about relationships, magic, astrology, and spooky adventures.

And the best part? You can watch us live and ask questions, because in addition to recording as a podcast, it’ll also be streaming on Facebook! I am so excited, I cannot wait for this! Tune in to my Facebook page at 6pm EST tonight!


On Sunday night, I’ll be at the Bowery Poetry Club as part of A Revolutionary Woman podcast. We’ll be discussing different approaches to personal style and aesthetics as radical or revolutionary tools for creative women. It’s going to be fantastic. I cannot WAIT to talk about style as a tool for transformation!

A Revolutionary Woman is hosted by LA Markuson, and those of you who are out and about in NYC a lot might recognise LA as one of the badass Haiku Guys. (I love them so much that I had them at my book party, writing radical self love-themed poems for all the guests!) You can RSVP here. I would absolutely love to see you!


I’m thrilled to have been invited to speak at S.H.E. Summit at the end of the month. S.H.E. Summit is two full days of inspiration and action, loaded with great speakers like Gretchen Rubin, Esther Perel, and Miki Agrawal.

My session is early in the day at 9am on Friday, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on how we can integrate a sense of wholeness and radical self love into our leadership style. I’m really honoured to take part in S.H.E. Summit!

I’d love to see you at one, two, or all three of these fabulous occasions! And if you can’t make it, I hope you’ll be there in spirit.


Photo by The Costa Sisters.

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Radical Self-Love: The Live Online Class!


I‘m so excited to announce the Radical Self-Love online class! My book, Radical Self-Love: A Guide To Loving Yourself And Living Your Dreams, was an instant bestseller, and every day, I hear from women all over the world about how the book changed their life. Now I am delighted to help you go deeper, and experience even more love and joy in your life.

Each week for six weeks, we’ll be going in-depth with a different chapter from the book. As we progress, you’ll follow along by doing the homework. This course will help you to see yourself — and the world around you — with new eyes. You will learn new techniques and approaches that are not in the book and that have helped me experience amazing results.

The online class is live and you can join us from anywhere! I’ll be sharing my personal experiences and lessons, and teach you how you can apply the concepts from the book in your own life. You’ll be part of an online group where you can ask questions, get advice, and discover solutions. You will all be connected to one another, so you can gain support from — and give encouragement to! — other badass babes who are just like you.

I’m really psyched for this class, because I have learned so many new things since the book was published! I cannot wait to share them with you. They will blow your mind, just like they have blown mine!

Here’s what you can expect.


I’ll share why I started studying radical self-love, what it means to me, and how it is still a constant work in progress in my life! We’ll discuss what it really is to “see with new eyes” and how when we approach the world from a fresh point of view, miracles manifest all around us. You’ll be asked to identify the areas of your life that would benefit from a new perspective, and discover how you can start to make progress, even now.


This week, you’ll uncover the stepping stones that lead to true self-love (and a radical mindset). I’ll share some ideas for the best radical self-love dates ever, show you how to use energy techniques to reset your nervous system, and discuss creating a whole new persona (the one you always dreamed about). You’ll discover new ways to love your body, walk confidently, and dazzle everyone around you!


What does it mean to be happy — and should we really be striving for it? In this class, we’ll talk about what it really means to be in the present moment (hint: it’s not what you think), break old patterns of insecurity and unworthiness, and how to set up your daily life in a way that supports you in becoming the babe you always wanted to be.


In week four, we dive into the sticky subject of making friends — and even more crucially, keeping them! How can you amp up your friendships to make them even more supersonic, and how hard is it to make new ones, really? I’ll be sharing anecdotes from my own life to help you transform your inner circle and have way more fun.


How can we manifest the lover of our dreams, transform our relationships, and maintain our sense of self even when we’re smitten? In week five, I’ll share all the answers to these questions (and more). You’ll learn about non-verbal communication, love languages, and navigating the seas of love when the boat starts rocking. This week will change the way you look at relationships forever!


Our final lesson will feature an exploration of how we can create the lives we’ve always wanted, and a handful of magic and rituals to help expedite the process. You’ll learn how to get clear on what you want, as well as how you can use your feelings as a barometer of success. I have so many new tricks around this subject which I can’t wait to share!

REQUIRED READING: Radical Self-Love: A Guide To Loving Yourself And Living Your Dreams.

WHEN: The class starts on Wednesday the 14th of September and our last session is October 19th. The lessons are live on Wednesdays at 3pm (Los Angeles), 6pm (New York), 11pm (London), 8am Thursday (Sydney), 10am Thursday (Auckland).  If you can’t attend live, you are welcome to submit questions in advance and watch the playback at any time!

Sign up now for only $97! Just click the link below, and we will be in touch with how you can gain access to the group and recordings.


“It was life altering. Expect huge mind shifts, camaraderie, inspiration plus lots of practical techniques to incorporate more self love into your life. This is an area that every single woman can afford to improve upon. I left feeling totally relieved of my burdens, injected with love and with an arsenal of exciting techniques to love myself more.” — Rachel K.

“I realised that I had been my own gatekeeper to authentic happiness for more than two-thirds of my life. I was the one who had crawled after men’s crumbs, feeling like I didn’t deserve any better. I was the one who constantly sabotaged herself, so that the light of my passion for life wouldn’t shine too bright (and maybe blind someone). Even though I had already done so much self-love work before buying this adventure, it showed me new paths to walk on and explore. I feel softer, more feminine, more grounded and just more “me” than I did before I started.” — Cat Bennis

“I always leave your events leaving refreshed and inspired, and this was absolutely no different — when I walked out of that door, I felt like I could conquer all the obstacles that had felt so insurmountable before. Perfectionism, self-deprecation, comparison, all the icky feelings that keep me down seemed to melt away.” — Noelle Nichole

I cannot wait to embark on this brand new adventure with you! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to send them to [email protected].

Radical self-love always,

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Bad Witch Workout This Weekend… And A Hypnosis Session To Boot!


Last week, I wrote about how we can view working out as a magical practice. Since then, the gears have been turning in my head. I have so many ideas about how to expand Bad Witch Workout and make it super-potent. We don’t want to just work your butt, we want to work your mind, your imagination, and your ability to turn ideas into reality.

Our second Bad Witch Workout happens this Sunday at 3pm, and I’m very excited to announce that this session will be featuring a very special guest, my friend Grace Smith! Grace is an incredible hypnotherapist who has helped me with a lot of issues in my own life. I’m thrilled to bring her expertise into Bad Witch Workout! After we’ve worked out, she will be leading us through a hypnosis session to help lock in our goals, release resistance, and manifest our wildest dreams. It’s going to blow your mind.

It’s still Bad Witch Workout: a killer workout with kickass tunes thanks to one of the most incredible trainers in the city, Garnett Strother. But you’re also going to use all that energy you churn up to create something larger than you. It’s a whole new way of working out, and it’s going to change everything.

You can snap up your ticket right here, and if you have questions, just ask us on Instagram! We cannot WAIT to see you on Sunday in New York City, for a truly magical and transformative afternoon.

Love always,

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Introducing Bad Witch Workout: LIVE In New York City!

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Ever since I started working out with my boyfriend and sharing the videos on Instagram, the two of us have been answering endless questions about exercise. In the time that I’ve known him, my body has completely transformed, and it’s all because of his very unique training style.

Finding the right kind of exercise can be tricky, especially if you’re anything like me. The things that many other people love fill me with a creeping dread. The idea of sitting on a stationary bike while a perky blonde screams at me makes me want to die a thousand deaths!

I started thinking that I couldn’t be the only person who felt this way. What if you, like me, prefer to wear a serious cat-eye to the gym? What if you’d choose Coal Chamber over Coldplay any day of the week? What if you desire Morticia Addams’ hip-to-waist ratio… And don’t mind using a little bit of magic to get it?!

As Garnett and I talked, a vision started to appear in our minds: a room of badass babes doing moves that really work, while listening to Nine Inch Nails and rocking some epic winged liner. The daydream was so beautiful that we decided to make it happen.


I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce that we’re going to be holding a live Bad Witch Workout in NYC on Sunday the 24th of July at 3pm! Come and join us for a killer workout with excellent tunes, plenty of bad witch attitude, and lots of hugs.

Got questions? I’ve got answers!

Q. I’m a beginner/advanced gym bunny, is this class for me?
A. Yes! This class is for all levels. If you have limited mobility or injuries, let us know at the start of class and Garnett will tailor moves for you.

Q. What’s the location of the workout?
A. The workout is in Manhattan, and you’ll receive the exact details via email once you purchase your ticket!

Q. Do I need to bring anything with me?
A. Bring water for sure! A yoga mat will make life easier if you have one, but if you don’t, you can totally participate without one.

Q. What should I wear?
A. Sneakers are a must, but other than that, it’s up to you. Have fun with it! If you come along wearing a witch’s hat, I’ll give you a special prize!

Q. How long is the class?
A. Class is 45 minutes and then afterwards there will be plenty of time to socialise, take photos, and talk about your favourite goth songs to sweat to!

Wanna join us? Click the button below! We can’t WAIT to see you!


If you have any other questions, email us and we’ll help you out.


Kisses and kettlebells,

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New York, London, Hamburg… Come And Celebrate With Me!


The launch of your first book is a big thing. Momentous. My entire childhood revolved around sitting at the kitchen table with a pen and paper, writing stories, so having an actual book in bookstores is crazy!

So… Celebrations are in order. And boy, are we having them!

I’d love to invite you to join me in New York City, London and/or Hamburg for three very different — but equally exciting — events.


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My book launch party is at ABC Carpet & Home in NYC on Wednesday March 2nd. Yes, that’s next week!

I’ll be talking about radical self love and how to make your dreams come true with my girl Gabby Bernstein, we’ll be offering custom radical self love haiku poems from The Haiku Guys, and my #1 witch, Veronica Varlow, will be doing tarot card readings.

$20 gets you in the door, $30 gets you a book too — what a bargain! Wear something sparkly, bring your best friend, and be prepared for a beautiful night.



I’m speaking at Hay House Ignite in London on Saturday March 12th.

This one is a big event — with an audience of around 900 people — all packed in for a full day of inspiration.

In their words: “Hay House Ignite will bring together the next generation of Hay House authors for a day dedicated to your wellbeing. From juicing to self-love, from raising your energy to living your dreams, our speakers will equip you with a toolkit of techniques for living a healthy, creative and fulfilling life. You can expect plenty of inspiration, some serious ‘Aha’ moments and an amazing tribe of like-minded people. Let’s join forces and ignite!”

Oooooh! I can’t wait!


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I’m leading a radical self love salon in Hamburg on Saturday March 19th.

This is a super-intimate event for a few magical babes. Over the course of four hours, I’ll be teaching you my favourite radical self love techniques, as well as showing you the rituals I use to clear my head and manifest big magic. There will be crystals and oils, hot pink rose petals and cauldrons, and you’ll walk away from this afternoon a changed person… Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

I can’t wait to see you, somewhere around the world!

I love you,

All photos in this post were taken by Made U Look Photography! They are the best.

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