Everyone knows that former All My Children star Denise Vasi (ex-Randi Hubbard) is beautiful on the outside, but the actress' true beauty actually lies on the inside. Not only does she live a super admirable and healthy lifestyle, but she's also a devoted wife and mother who spends a lot of her time inspiring women to live their best lives. As such, she has just launched an uplifting health, beauty, and lifestyle website called MAED.
"Truth be told, when I started out on this new journey I wasn't exactly sure what form MAED would take on. Was it going to be a YouTube channel? A blog? A cookbook? I know y'all really want a cookbook!" she explains/jokes in her introduction newsletter to subscribed users. "Where we landed was somewhere in between it all. Now, don't get me wrong; I've always known what I wanted to do with MAED. I knew that I wanted to continue sharing with you all what I loved, what I knew and what I was curious about. On the flipside, I also knew I didn't want to make this all about me. I wanted MAED to be about bringing something to you."
The end result, as fans can see on MAED's homepage, is an inspiring place where trending styles, practices, and products are discussed. It's also a place where Vasi introduces visitors to passionate artists, businesswomen, creators, and other people she trusts -- all in an effort to create an inclusive, accessible, and diverse space for women who'd like to approach each day mindfully with moderation, balance, and beauty.
AMC fans just might recognize one of MAED's first contributors: it's Vasi's friend and former Pine Valley costar Stephanie Gatschet (ex-Madison North; ex-Tammy Layne-Winslow, Guiding Light), who writes a piece about meditating with toddlers.
Prior to creating MAED (which is a combination of her daughter, Lennox's, middle name Mae and the actress' nickname "D"), Vasi had a flourishing career as a model and actress. She's known for playing AMC's Randi from 2008 to 2011 as well as Raquel Lancaster on VH1's Single Ladies. She has also appeared in numerous magazines over the years, including Elle and Marie Claire.
It was Vasi's journey into motherhood in 2015, however, that inspired her to start her website. The actress committed to raising her daughter, whom she shares with husband Anthony Mandler, as naturally as possible, which included detoxing her house and preparing plant-based clean meals. Her social media followers immediately wanted to know more, hence MAED.
"Most of you already know I live by an 80/20 lifestyle rule so my hope is that MAED motivates you to ask more questions, intrigues you to try new things and encourages you to create change -- as you see fit and at a pace you're comfortable with," she writes. "MAED most definitely isn't about living a perfect life or being a perfect woman. It's about being the best version of yourself that you can be."
For more information about Vasi's website, you can visit MAED's About page here.
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