Follow Your Vision – Trust Your Instincts

January 13th, 2015 | Added to: Interviews, K's Journey | Comments Off

I followed my vision even though I didn’t know where it was leading. How I started an online talk show that helps people all over the world find healing.   Today we are going to turn the tables around on me. Tania is one of my amazing and beautiful assistants who helps me with everything KirstyTV. In this video, she interviews me and asks me how the vision for KirstyTV started. The vision started with the fact that everyone has some adversity that they’ve gone through in their life. It really […]

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12 Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

September 24th, 2014 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

After my husband’s death, I found myself in an ocean of grief. As a nutrition and exercise counselor, I knew self-care would make me strong enough to withstand sorrow and help me love life again. My soul and spirit needed gentle care, too. Self-support is essential when we lose a job, our home, a relationship, or anything we counted on. I share twelve ideas for soothing and nurturing our inner wounds.  Body 1. Go outside. Walk. Look for the moon and sun. Explore and notice your surroundings. Notice flowers, clouds, […]

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Full Circle Healing: One Woman’s Forgiveness Heals Generations in Her Family

September 9th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Healing often has a domino effect. This series of interviews shares the remarkable stories of two women who have been affected by each other and are spreading the healing in their family and beyond. Simply amazing. Lauri Burns grew up in turmoil and in an extremely physically abusive home. By her teenage years, she found herself spiraling down a road of drugs and dangerous behavior. By 19 years old, she was working the streets as a prostitute and addicted to heroine. Now 27 years sober, she has completely turned her […]

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KirstyTV Talk Show Reel – Inspiring Stories That Heal

May 6th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews, K's Journey | Comments Off

Welcome to KirstyTV, a new inspirational talk show about the power of sharing stories. I believe when people share their stories they heal themselves and they heal others. Each week, I interview everyday people, celebrities and experts of all kinds of topics that we all go through in life. Join the conversation. Sign up for the newsletter and find us across our social networks where we chat every day about issues that matter. Some of the topics and amazing stories we have covered are listed below. Click on the links […]

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Miscarriage, Loss & Finding Hope: Her Story Mother of Six, Parenting One

April 1st, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Miscarriage, loss and finding hope. A mother of six, parenting one tells her story. After four years of trying to get pregnant, my guest today, Ena and her husband went to see an infertility specialist. They went through rounds of IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), facing a devastating 6 losses before finally delivering their little miracle, a beautiful baby girl.  During our interview Ena was pregnant again. When I asked her how she was feeling about this pregnancy she replied, “Excited, yet scared because of the history […]

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I Told My Religious Parents I Am Gay

March 21st, 2014 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

Sitting in an empty locker room, my phone in hand – I knew I had to do it. I was about to be late for ballet class so I pressed call, the phone rang then rang again. My Dad answers, I remember just trying to breathe. Knowing I could not hold on to this secret anymore I just spit it out, “Dad, I have something to tell you. I am gay”. There was a silence and I heard my dad start to cry. He said “I always knew one day […]

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When I Came Out

March 18th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

From as young as 7 years old, Zachary Tristen had homosexual feelings, but when he was accepted into a premier ballet company he signed a statement that banned him from participating in homosexual activity. This led him to ignore his feelings for years. He even tried to heal himself from homosexuality, which at that time he believed was a choice. This denial of himself lead him to the brink of suicide before he finally got to a place of accepting and loving himself.    “I was 7 when I realized […]

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KirstyTV Fan Video – Celebrating 1 Year & 100K Views!

March 11th, 2014 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

KirstyTV hit 100,000 views on our 1 year birthday! We are now 1 year old and 100,000 views strong! Our fans are the best and sent in their birthday wishes and congratulations. Thanks for celebrating with us!! We are on a mission to spread the healing to 1 million people this year! Help spread the inspirational and positive true stories of overcoming adversity by watching and sharing the show.  ‘Someone asked me what the coolest thing about speaking is and I told them; it’s the opportunity to make a difference. […]

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Living With Grief – Tips From an Expert

January 29th, 2014 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity | Comments Off

Grief is for sure…. we will not escape it.  So, best we surrender to the journey and five years on from my husband dying this is how it feels for me and maybe for you too? For me in my grief the best way I can describe it is we are all in the ocean of grief, all of us that have lost somebody, and when we first get thrown in, we may enter at different places, different kinds of conditions depending on the circumstances surrounding our loss, perhaps the […]

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9/11 Twin Tower Survivor – Her Story of Shock and Healing Post Attack

September 11th, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

Photo of me at my desk in the World Trade Center, September 7, 2001   In remembrance and honor of 9/11, I sat down with a survivor of the attack of that fateful day.  Michelle Rosado was in Tower II of the World Trade Center when Tower I was hit. Today, 12 years after the attack on American soil, we recorded our interview on Google Hangout as she shared the details of that morning and her journey to healing and recovery. I had never heard an account of the morning […]

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Freedom Comes From Forgiveness

September 10th, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

In light of recent events with the murder and trial of Trayvon Martin, Boston bombing and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, I’m sharing a beautiful work of love and truth by Author, Speaker and Kirsty TV guest, Chappale Burton. If anyone knows the power of forgiveness, it’s this man who was abused as a child by his step father and witness the murder of both of his parents as a young boy. Watch our interview about his childhood trauma after the article at the bottom of this page. I […]

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Drunk Driving With Her Children – Her Story Of Recovery & Forgiveness, Amy Baumgardner

August 17th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Drunk driving with her children is where her story to recovery and forgiveness began. Amy Baumgardner is a wife, a mother & a recovering alcoholic who is sharing her very personal story with us at KirstyTV. Four years ago, Amy made the decision to drive drunk with her 5 and 7 year old children. She had a car accident which threatened the life of her youngest child, leaving her in critical condition. The accident was a huge turning point for her, eventually leading her to meet Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla […]

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How To Thrive As An Adult After Childhood Trauma

July 31st, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

As adult thrivers of early childhood traumas, we want to look to see how are we doing in our lives now. K Expert, Lisa Cypers Kamen is an international happiness Expert, a Positive Psychology Coach, Speaker and Author. We are talking about what happens when you go through some kind of trauma, particularly in your formative years that changes your life. Trauma that changes how we see the world are life interrupting occurrences that change the the way we see the world as children. The security and safety that we’ve […]

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How To Forgive Someone Who’s Hurt Us – Kouch Time On Kirsty TV

July 25th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

How do I forgive someone who has hurt me so much? We all have asked ourselves that and want to know how we can move through those hard times and life altering events? Kirsty and friends discuss how to forgive when it’s hard. Sometimes intervention and counseling is essential, because there a need to form a new sense of security. Forgiveness is also key. Lisa tells us, “The forgiveness first has to be against the person that perpetrated these awful acts. It’s hard understand the concept that once we release […]

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Witnessed the Murder of His Parents as a Child, Chappale Learned How To Forgive The Assailant

July 23rd, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Chappale Burton witnessed the tragic murder of his mother and stepfather in his childhood playground in Chicago, Illinois. He has gone on to live an inspirational life and teaches others how to move on from tragedy and find forgiveness in your heart. In his book titled, Choose Happiness, Chappale talks about his difficult childhood. He was physically and emotionally abused by his stepfather who would sometimes starve him as a toddler. He goes on to describe what he saw and heard as he witnessed the murder of his parents. He […]

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Forgiveness Set Me Free From A Lifetime of Sexual, Emotional and Physical Abuse

June 26th, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

  There is a Buddhist proverb that states, “That which I do not forgive in you, lies unforgiven within myself.” At the age of fifteen I had already faced many challenges in my life. One of which was sexual abuse at the hands of my stepfather when I was fourteen. My mother and father were estranged at that time and had been divorced for a few years. The lack of acceptance with this occurrence brought me to a place where I needed someone in my life that would be acting […]

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Coping With Death & The Questions We Don’t Ask, Answered (Video)

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

Coping with death is something we all face at some point in life. Some of your questions about death are answered here on Kirsty TV, in this interview by Family Nurse Practitioner in Palliative Care, Therese Gibson. Therese helps people through life’s transition. Her first patient was her sister in law, who was 38 years old when she passed away from cancer. She passed at home, in the care of Therese and her family. Time Flies When You’re Alive is a movie that was made about that experience. There are […]

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Stretch Yourself With a New Experience Like Travel

May 28th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

A new experience is something that stretches you and helps you develop into a stronger person! I was just on a radio show where I talked about the beginning of my personal growth journey. It really began when I started to travel at age 18. I’ve traveled to over 40 countries, most of them in my youth!   How did those experiences change me? Being so young and naive, they made me stronger and more independent. I grew so much during those years where I was in foreign land, scared and […]

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Dreams Big! How to Dream Big, What Is Your Dream & How To Make It A Reality

May 16th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Dream BIG !  Firstly What Is Your Dream? Figuring out what you want starts with listening to your heart’s desires, sometimes it’s a very small uncertain voice but the more you ask yourself what you want the more you will start to hear the answer. Begin by sitting somewhere quietly with a pen and paper and just ask; What do I really want in life? What would I love to do, be, see and have? Where would I like to go? What would you like to experience… share with loved […]

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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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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 – Richard Simmons: Tutu, Fairy Wings And All

February 21st, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, Interviews | Comments Off

Meeting Richard Simmons for the first time was everything I expected it to be and more. His loving nature and silly eccentricities are infectious!  I had never interviewed a man in a tutu, covered in crystals before. It really was quite an experience. I first met Richard when I went to work out at his studio, Slimmons in Beverly Hills.  There, I met so many fabulous people & one of his oldest members a 73 year old woman who was so alive with energy and excited to be there, maintaining […]

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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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