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11-15-15 Blog from Crystal

Well, it’s been a long time coming.  I’ve been working on this most of the year but, as life happens, other things pop up.  I wanted to create a place where I could put down thoughts, share experiences and maybe figure out a thing or two myself.  In some ways, having the desire to create this space caused BIG change in my life.  Im sure you’ve noticed the multiple things I do and then tweet about….; ).  While I absolutely LOVE the many things I do,  I started to notice that My Ass Was Tired….and a little saggy which is ANOTHER reason why the change had to happen.  I was faced with the LAW of DIMINISHING RETURNS.  Basically, I had to reorganize EVERYTHING!!!  I mean, EVERYTHING!  And Im so glad I did!


First and foremost, I took a hard look at myself.   Was I happy?  Truly happy?  Was I looking forward everyday to making my dreams happen?  When I broke down all the components, yes.  I love my family.  I love my work.  I love feeling fit and healthy. But, because I was doing so much, without balance, it was kind of a drag and everything suffered just a bit.  Was that good enough, I asked myself.  Do I want to give my family just enough or all I got?  Do I want to give MYSELF an average experience of life or the BEST it has to offer?


So, off I went…In search of HEALTH….HEALING.  I rejoined my meditation practice after at least a decade off.  Boy, what a difference this makes.  I only use the word Asshole once a day rather than 10 times a day like I used to.  I have kept up with the word FUCK though because it makes me laugh. : ).  I decided squats and pushup were worth it because I like the results.  I dont like to jump up and down and have too many of my body parts following me. So, my ass, arms and stomach mostly stay in place now.  I enrolled in a business course that has hugely changed how I approach what I do.  Being the CFO of Open Book and The Sabatino Family, I needed new skills….and Im getting them! It’s made a huge difference in my stress levels which were adequately being helped by the above meditating…..and wine.  But the wine wasnt helping my ass so new skills were a must! (I still enjoy my grape but only to the point  that its kind to my tush).  I also have a life coach.  She’s cheaper then a therapist and has a no BULLSHIT rule.  Me like her…..  I’ve hired new people to work within Open Book and we are gearing up for Venice.


Venice Season 5 is coming!  Now that I’ve opened up my time and found balance, I couldn’t be more excited about working on Venice.  I love the script.  I love the cast.  I love the crew.  Cant wait to see them all again!  And, yes, all your questions will be answered this season! ; )


Beautiful Life!!!!!!


Go Kick Some Ass!!!  I believe in YOU!




*Grateful to YOU ALL!!!

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Help my friend, Hillary B. Smith, to end Alzheimer’s disease!


Please join and support my friend, Hillary B. Smith in her walk to end Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Hillary is fighting to stop it – and she’s  asking you to join her!  By joining her team or donating to her team: A Million Happy Nows , you can help end this epidemic and show your support for the more than 5.4 million individuals currently living with the disease.

Hillary’s team is named “A Million Happy Nows” which is named after the movie she will be producing with me this year!   To join her team, to donate to her team or to her as a walker, visit:

Hit either the register button if you like to walk with Hillary or hit the donate button and either type in the name of the team (A Million Happy Nows) or you can search for Hillary as a walker and donate to her as Captain of the team. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research, and the funds we raise will go directly toward supporting their efforts. Thank you so much for whatever you can do to help.


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Auction for a lunch with Crystal!

Have you ever wanted to have lunch with Crystal Chappell?  Here is your chance for you and 3 of your friends to do just that.  Proceeds of the auction go towards helping make season 4 of Venice The Series.

Details of the auction can be found here:


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Would you like to see Crystal on Dancing With the Stars?  DWTS is currently asking fans on their facebook who they would like to see.   You can weigh in here

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2012 Luncheon Details Announced!

We are excited to announce this year’s CC & Friends 2012 Fan Club Luncheon with Crystal!!! The event will be held on Saturday, July 28th, at the Hilton in Universal City, CA (Los Angeles). The hotel is located right next to Universal Studios and is about 40 minutes from LAX airport and about 10 minutest from the Burbank, CA airport. There are all the amenities of Universal CityWalk nearby. The ticket price is $110.00 and includes a three course meal. Please note we are limited to 115 tickets. We have also blocked off a limited number of rooms at $159.00 per room. (Some restrictions apply) Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. However, I will also be maintaining a wait list in case any spots should open.

If you would like to attend, please email me back with your First and Last name. You must be a member of the fan club to attend.

I will send an invitation to purchase the ticket. Included in your invitation to purchase a ticket will be the information on how to reserve a room at the special rate if you want one and how to receive discounted parking.

We would love to have you join us in Los Angeles for a special day with Crystal this summer!

View complete details here.

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