About Kristi Marsh


Diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at age thirty-six and with three young children at home has become a nationally recognized and celebrated advocate for women’s environmental health.

  • Campaign for Safe Cosmetic’s First Featured Rockstar
  • 2013 First WorldWise Beauty Icon
  • Prevention Magazine’s Picture of Health
  • Toastmasters International Magazine, May 2012
  • Clean Water Action’s 2011 John O’Connor Award
  • Healthy Living Magazine’s Champion of Health 2010 Awards
  • Greenschool’s 2009 Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Her dynamic speaking style earned her 2nd place in Toastmasters 2011 International Speech Contest in Massachusetts.


Choose Wiser is my way to reach out and offer a place for the curious to learn. Whether it be escaping into the intimate pages of my book, interacting at energy-filled presentations, or online exploring at your own pace, I want you to have a chance to learn about the simmering, swelling world of environmental health. And to be surrounded with encouragement to make changes. I believe in you, and I encourage you to raise the bar on the products you purchase and bring into your homes by becoming a savvy, aware consumer.

Many of the people I talk with at my Choose Wiser events are curious but reluctant to jump on the eco-health wagon.

  • Will they have to give up wearing makeup?
  • Will they feel guilty for serving macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets for dinner?
  • Won’t making changes be expensive?
  • Will it be time-consuming?

The good news is that the Choose Wiser philosophy is about little changes (not guilt). Pick one or two places to start selecting simpler products and find healthier, kinder options. Celebrate your progress, pat yourself on the back. Replace, celebrate, repeat. Any movement forward is worth celebrating.

The key is just to start.

Take one product or room or food item, and make a wiser choice. Replace it, and move onto something else. Pour yourself a margarita, and dance around your newly purchased farm stand spinach. Celebrate your new deodorant, the tomatoes you grow, or the cleaners you made, instead of focusing on what you still have left to do. I’ve been changing things around my house for six years now, and there are still many items on my list.

I believe we learn the most and make progress by sharing our strengths and supporting each other.

Together we can find peace, joy, and pride in a healthier home.

Enjoy the journey,