Everyone Numbs. What’s Your Vice?

April 24th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

Many of us do this without even being aware that we do. Reflect on your thoughts. When you’re stressed, angry or tense, do you find yourself wishing for a cigarette, a cup of coffee, a drink, a pill or a chocolate bar? Do you find yourself rationalizing your use of any addictive substances? Could you be using alcohol, cigarettes, food, sex, alcohol or drugs to cut yourself off from your feelings? We all do this! Sometimes we avoid our pain and anxieties for so long that our numbing can get […]

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The Price Of Success – Discussion On What It Takes & Can Cost Us

April 17th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

My friends and I were chatting about the risks involved when we go after our dreams.  There are almost always sacrifices… time, energy, money and sometimes we miss out on being with the people we love.   Personally, I took a huge risk leaving my career when I was at the top of my game to go into the unknown and spend years rebuilding. There were many sacrifices I had to make. So, what is that magical thing that pushes us over the tipping point and drives us to go for it?  […]

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Are Bigger Breasts Worth The Risks? Kouch Time Discussion

April 3rd, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

Breast augmentation is the #1 cosmetic surgery in the U.S.  Women and TEENAGERS aren’t happy with themselves as they are.  Is it the pressure of the media to live up to some ideal for perfection? Is it for ourselves or our partners? Why are so many Western women willing to undergo the knife when our sisters in Africa are not following this trend… Obviously there are some situations where women are rebuilding after mastectomies but they are not the majority having this unnecessary and risky surgery. What’s going on?  I […]

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Tragedy, When Your World Is Shattered

March 27th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

Has someone supported you through a tragedy? Moving forward after trauma and tragic circumstances can be one of the most challenging times we can go through as a human being. I truly believe it is possible to move forward and heal. Healing takes time, self compassion, reflection, some core skills and coping strategies. Many of the people I have spoken with are strong advocates of counseling & support groups.  This week my guest was Petra Hensley who suffered unimaginable cruelty at 16 years old when she was kidnapped while waiting at a […]

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What To Do When You Are Feeling Blue Or Broken

March 20th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

We’ve all felt depressed at some point in our lives. For most of us it happens on occasion and now more than ever, it happens to more people for longer durations. The important thing to remember is that it can pass. There are things we can do to help the process like seeking help, eating right and exercising.    Join us on the Kouch today as my friends and I chat about the different types of depression, how we can help others and heal ourselves. Leave your comments below, I’d love […]

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Life After Prison

March 13th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

My friends and I chat about the challenges of integrating into society after being ostracized or ignored. We discuss how to overcome that challenge by “choosing again”.  Join the convo, by posting your comments below.  How important is it to have support, education and mentors? Where does that spark to change come from, to finally break old patterns? Watch my moving interview with ex-inmate and author, DJ Verrett. DJ spent 16.5 years in federal prison for drug related charges, being constantly transferred to 13 different prisons throughout the United States. […]

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Video Sneak Peak – Discussion On Fighting For Your Rights

February 27th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

My friends and I were chatting about what it must take to fight for your rights or the ones of someone you love.  In your opinion, what does it take? Have you ever been in a position where you had to go to battle? I’m lucky enough to meet and interview people who do face movie-like battles for their rights. People like Stacey Doss who fought a 4-year, 1 million dollar custody battle to keep her adopted daughter (watch her video).   Or Petra Sojka who fought to save her life after […]

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At What Cost Would You Fight For Someone You Love?

February 27th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

When I watch a great movie like Conviction (a true story) starring Hilary Swank, where  ‘A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders,’ I wonder if I would go that far to fight for my rights or the rights of someone I love. Ideally yes, yes I would! But I’ve never been put in that situation.  Do you ever wonder the same thing or […]

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Children Are Human Too: Children’s Rights

February 26th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

‘Under the law, children have long been regarded as the PROPERTY of their parents. State statutes and case law nationwide protect the constitutional rights of parents, often disregarding the rights of children. What is now common knowledge among professionals and the general public with respect to the importance of loving, appropriate child rearing, is generally not reflected in the law.‘ – Parenthood in America Stacey’s story was another interview that taught me so much about our world. I had no idea how many children are not being protected and that the […]

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Allan Takes Off His Shirt For The Ladies Behind The Scenes

February 26th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

Meet my friends Shay, Jules and Allan who are some of my most regular Kouch Time guests. This behind the scenes footage is a glimpse into why I love these smart and funny people! You can see how they believe that discussions on topics that we cover like addiction and overcoming tragedy are important ones to have. Shay Moore is an entrepreneur/humanitarian, writer/producer/lyricist, who believes we all should be a beacon of light at the end of a lonely tunnel for anyone that is suffering. Her motto is, “See you on the […]

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Video Sneak Peek – Custody Battle To Keep Her Daughter

February 26th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | 2 Comments »

Stacey Doss is an incredible woman who has spent the past 4 years in a bitter custody battle fighting to keep her little girl whom she’s raised since birth. One million dollars later, with mounting legal fees that forced her to file for bankruptcy, she shares her story with us on Kirsty TV. Stacey’s case was a landmark win in the area of ‘adopted parent vs biological parent’. Today, she has custody not adoption, which always hangs over her head. Nevertheless, she shows unwithering courage in this long fight. She […]

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Fighting For My Child’s Life: Adopted Parent VS. Biological Parent

February 25th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | 1 Comment »

Stacey Doss is an incredible woman who has spent the past 4 years in a bitter custody battle fighting to keep her little girl whom she’s raised since birth. One million dollars later, with mounting legal fees that forced her to file for bankruptcy, she shares her story with us on Kirsty TV. Stacey’s case was a landmark win in the area of ‘adopted parent vs biological parent’. Today, she has custody not adoption, which always hangs over her head. Nevertheless, she shows unwithering courage in this long fight. She […]

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Video Sneak Peek – Skin Disorder To Stripping

February 18th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | 2 Comments »

As a girl or woman, I think all of us at some stage have felt not pretty enough or wanted to change something about the way we look. Christine’s story taught me that we don’t all get a choice and that we don’t all have control over that. For Christine, it was a skin disorder, for others it can be as simple as aging and weight gain or as severe as being a burn victim. So life happens and therefore, it’s absolutely imperative that your happiness is not based on […]

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Scarred, But Not For Life: A Skin Disease Led Her Life To Spiral Out Of Control

February 18th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

I want you to meet my friend and guest, Christine Macdonald (pictured above in the yellow thong and totally awesome 80’s hair).  Christine is an author, speaker and self diagnosed recovering narcissist. She is also extremely brave to share with the world, details of her past in hopes of helping others.   At age 14, Christine was diagnosed with a skin disease that left her face severely scarred. By 19 she was working as an exotic dancer and by 21 was a drug addict. How do these events relate to the others? Self esteem, […]

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Video Sneak Peek – Putting Down The Bottle

February 14th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Meet my friend and guest, Allan Anderson.  I originally met Allan as my personal trainer, so when he opened up to me about his recovery as an alcoholic I was surprised because he is just so fit! What shocked me most was when he shared that he used to get up and have vodka and orange juice for breakfast everyday. It was almost like he was talking about someone else; one of his clients who lived an unhealthy lifestyle.  Allan had his first drink at age 16. His social drinking […]

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Vodka For Breakfast

February 13th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Having his first drink at age 16, Allan’s social drinking escalated over the years to a full blown drinking problem. By age 35, he was an alcoholic. His alcoholism lasted just over a decade. In our interview, Allan admits that at the height of his addiction, he would wake up and need a vodka orange for breakfast. Anyone can be an alcoholic. Does it surprise you to learn that well-educated people are more likely to drink than less-educated people? And that wealthy people are more likely to drink than lower […]

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