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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Anorexia – Her Story ‘I was hungry to be alive. I was hungry to nourish my soul again in light of my newfound meaning in life’.

June 12th, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

Anorexia – Her story ‘I was hungry to be alive. I was hungry to nourish my soul again in light of my newfound meaning in life.’ I was lying down on my bed when I suddenly heard a new voice pronounce loudly and clearly “You are going to die”. It was a voice within me and I was only 14. I knew this was serious, a seriously defining moment of my life. It took a few more moments for me to realize the detail of how and why I would […]

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Feeling Your Feelings & Remembering You Are Not Your Feelings

April 25th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

Feeling your feelings. When was the last time you did that ? Who teaches us how?  The lovely Lorna Patten, founder of Open Up Communication shares with us a beautiful article on why we are not our emotions. I had never heard a message quite like Lorna’s. Her writing style is poetic and her tenderness will permeate your heart. My favorite teaching is to ‘let emotion move through you.’ Ninety seconds is all it has to take! Enjoy and leave your comments below.  You Are Not Your Feelings by Lorna Patten No […]

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Addiction & When Our Numbing Becomes An Addiction, Allan’s Story (Video)

April 22nd, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Alcohol Addiction would have been the last thing I thought Allan suffered from, when I meet my friend and guest.  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 […]

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Marcia Cross From Desperate Housewives On Her Personal Experience With Grief

April 5th, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, K Experts | Comments Off

“Take small actions to stay involved in life.” It was a pleasure to spend some time talking with Actress, Marcia Cross, as we discussed the coping with tragedy.  Marcia is more beautiful in person than on screen and she is just as beautiful inside as out. She has lived through more tragedy than most and came through it a stronger person with so much wisdom to share. Her vulnerability here is so beautiful.  I’m so grateful to her for sharing her wisdom, especially since it came from experience and the toughest time in […]

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You Are In A Position To Claim Back Your Self Esteem

April 4th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

I’m excited to share with you this beautiful article by Kathryn Orford who has over the past 30 years, empowered thousands of people to believe in their innate ability to realize their goals. After I read her article, I found this photo of me as a little girl and I’m practicing positive self talk. Enjoy and leave your comments! Self Esteem and Confidence If we were to fill a huge auditorium with 1000 women and asked them to close their eyes and put up there hand if there was something about […]

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Video – Breast Implants Gone Wrong, Sybil Goldrich Warns Women

April 1st, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to be lying in a hospital bed, waiting for them to come and remove your breasts. I imagine it would be one of the hardest decisions for any woman to have to make. Do you know anyone who has had a mastectomy?   After her double mastectomy in the 80’s, my guest, Sybil Goldrich discovered that breast implants had never been approved by the FDA. She went on to become a whistle blower against corporate giants and an advocate […]

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What Losing My Father Taught Me

March 31st, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

There I was on my 25th birthday, November 22nd 2011, celebrating at home with my family as usual. It was a dull autumn day despite the numerous greetings from friends and the nice presents from my family. Scattered thoughts were running through my mind – what I was going to do with my life, it was high time to organize my personal life and career…I wasn’t a child anymore, I was becoming a young woman. But there was something else – I had an oppressive feeling – foreseeing that something […]

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Dr. Ken Druck On Self Compassion During Loss

March 29th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

“If we can be patient, understanding and encouraging with ourselves, we will rise up out of the ashes.” I’m so glad I was able to catch up with Dr. Ken Druck and soak in some wisdoms about loss and the importance of self compassion and self care. Ken Druck’s life changed dramatically in 1996 after the tragic death of his oldest daughter, Jenna. Since then, he has become a lifeline for thousands of families who have suffered a loss. He is one of the nation’s pioneers in personal transformation including healing […]

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Video – Petra Survived Sex Slavery: Healing After Abuse

March 25th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

“It felt like I was walking around naked screaming for help and no-one could hear me.” My guest Petra Sojka suffered unimaginable cruelty at 16 years old when she was kidnapped while waiting at a bus stop in the Czech Republic. She was taken into the vile underworld that is the sex trade industry. Interviewing Petra is a day I will not forget. Prior the interview, I read her story and cried for days. We all know that horrible things go on in the world, but I had never come […]

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Learning To Stop Silencing My Emotions Saved Me

March 24th, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

  My story starts in Colorado where I had recently moved with my parents.  We had come from northern California and I was a sophomore in high school.  I remember being so utterly devastated about being uprooted from the town I had lived in since the 2nd grade.  My sister and I shared a bunk bed that we were able to take apart because we had our own rooms in this new home. Our bedrooms were located in the bottom floor of the tri-level home. It was so cold in […]

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Video – KExpert, Marcia Cross On How To Find Balance

March 22nd, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, K Experts | Comments Off

Talking with Marcia Cross is always a joy. Just look at how present she was when we spoke. If you don’t know Marcia Cross, she is a fantastic actress (Desperate Housewives and Melrose Place are some TV shows she’s most known for) and a mother. She’s also a great person to glean some advice about balancing our lives and she’s a big proponent of it.  Chances are, you lead a very busy life too. How do you manage to balance your life and what do you do when you feel […]

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Are you a human doing or a human being?

March 21st, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

We are excited to share with you some inspiring insights from our Kontributer, Tasha Broomhall who is the Director and lead trainer for Blooming Minds. Tasha has a background in psychology, disability, employment, psycho-social rehabilitation and aged care services. Tasha wrote something in this article that woke me up, ‘…we get disconnected and distant from what’s important to us. When this happens we can get into a bit of a funk. Its not that we are clinically depressed or anxious, it’s just that life has become a series of chores, chasing goals, chasing our […]

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Video – Down In The Dumps Or Dealing With Depression?

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

Today on Kirsty TV, meet my guest Jules Bruff, an award winning actress and filmmaker.  Suffering from depression since her early 20′s, she has decided to share her story despite the fact there is still a stigma attached to depression. Meeting Jules who is so vivacious and fun, you would never imagine that she suffers from clinical depression. In this episode of Kirsty TV, Jules shares how she identified that she was suffering with clinical depression and how she learned to overcome it. Her eye opening story was the inspiration […]

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My Husband Became A Woman: How Linda Learned To Live By Choice

March 17th, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

  My world had gone silent.  I stood there, looking out across the bay, the sea was sparkling but I could no longer hear my children playing in the bush, I could no longer hear the birds singing above.  All I could hear were those 6 words that my husband had just uttered, and those six words were going to change my life forever. I had had a great marriage, and we had 3 beautiful children together.  I had known for a long time that my husband was different, and […]

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Video – Stedman Graham, K Expert On How To Move Forward & Succeed + Bonus Video

March 15th, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, K Experts | Comments Off

It was an honor to spend some time talking with Stedman Graham author, educator and entrepreneur (though many know him as Oprah’s boyfriend). Life was not always easy for Stedman. He grew up in a challenging environment with low self esteem and a lack of confidence. Here we caught up and discussed moving forward in life, even when we may have not had the best of opportunities. He had some great tips and wonderful wisdom to share with us. Here are some of my favorite tweetable moments from our interview. […]

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Forgiving, Healing, & Releasing The Past – Kontributer, Rev Michael Beckwith

March 14th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

  We are honored to have Rev Michael Beckwith, Founder of Agape International Spiritual Center and author of Life Visioning, write an article for us as our first Kontributer. He does a lot of great work helping people to change their lives for the better. This is an article for anyone wanting to move forward. My favorite quote from his article is, ‘ By taking self-responsibility you create the space in your heart to begin forgiving yourself and others, and healing and releasing the past.’ Prisoner Rehab According to a 2011 study by […]

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Question: What Would You Change?

March 14th, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

Question:  If there was one thing you could change, what would it be? Share your thoughts below.  kx   Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for more exclusive and inspiring interviews. We will be sharing inspirational stories from our interviews with everyday people, celebrities and experts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Stedman Graham On Dating Oprah Winfrey

March 13th, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, K Experts | Comments Off

It was thrilling to talk with Stedman Graham, author, educator and entrepreneur (though many know him as Oprah’s boyfriend)! I couldn’t resist; I had to ask him to give men around the world advice on how to date a strong and powerful woman.  His reply was pretty much PERFECT!  Haha, Oprah knows how to pick ‘em. I bet he’s one of her ‘favorite things’… if only she could hand Stedman’s out at her show… Get to know Stedman on Facebook at facebook.com/stedmangraham. Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for more episodes of our interviews. We […]

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Video – Poem & Song By Guest DJ Verrett ‘Outta Myself’

March 12th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

This blew me away! My favorite part of my interview with DJ Verrett, was when he read his original poem, ‘Outta Myself,’ which inspired his rap song by the same title. We captured it on camera and later he sent me his song to share with you. The last line in the poem gets me every time! POEM –  OUTTA MYSELF Now once upon a time,  when I was on the grind, out committing crimes, I thought the world was mine. When I was in my prime, I was just […]

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Video – 16 Years In Prison: How DJ Verrett Found Himself

March 11th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

DJ Verrett spent 16 and a half years in federal prison for drug related charges, being constantly transferred to 13 different prisons throughout the United States. He tells me that during this time, he finally figured out how to heal and free himself by going inside of himself.  ‘Imagine being locked up in Federal prison as a teenager and coming out 16 years later a grown man! Mista DJ Verrett made a decision to change everything about his life the day he got out. His story is being hotly pursued […]

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Mallika Chopra Talks About Growing Up With Her Father, Deepak Chopra

March 10th, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities | Comments Off

KirstyTV talks with Mallika Chopra about growing up with her famous father, Deepak Chopra the world-renowned spiritual-healing expert. Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American physician, a holistic health/New Age guru, and perhaps the wealthiest and most famous of America’s alternative medicine practitioners. Mallika Chopra is an American author and businesswoman. She grew up in Lincoln, Massachusetts and graduated from Concord Academy, Brown University and Kellogg School of Management. She is the founder and CEO of Intent.com, a lifestyle dotcom. Earlier in 2000, she had co-founded the dotcom mypotential.com along with […]

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Video – Sam Cawthorn On Anything Is Possible!

March 9th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

When do we stop listening to people and “experts” who tell us that we can’t do something? My friend and motivational speaker, Sam Cawthorn has a bionic arm. At age 26, he was in a terrible car accident that took his right arm. After a coma and five months of rehabilitation, he was told he would never walk again, but today he does. Sam shares with us how he decided to stop listening to doctors who told him that he couldn’t walk again and wouldn’t play the guitar again. He […]

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Video – Tracy Broughton Talks About The Power Of Faith

March 4th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

Tracy Broughton, former Ms. Amercia, mother, entrepreneur, speaker and advocate for people with disabilities has moved mountains with her faith. Her positive nature and strength comes from faith she found within, which is a wisdom she generously instills in her children and shares with anyone she can. Watch the video to get a better idea of what and who this beauty is because I don’t know that I cannot do her enough justice with my words. Here’s a quick list of some of the events that happened in her life: […]

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Video – Sam Cawthorn Talks About How To Heal Through Relationships

March 1st, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

My friend, the WONDERFUL Sam Cawthorn popped in for a chat and like a smart girl would, I recorded it because he has so many inspirational stories and wisdoms to share. This was one of my first interviews (yay)!   Sam has a bionic arm. At age 26, he was in a terrible car accident that took his right arm. After a coma and five months of rehabilitation, he was told he would never walk again, but today he does. I asked him what brought him through that difficult time […]

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Relationships Are Important For Those Rainy Days

March 1st, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

Sam Cawthorn is a great friend of mine and popped in for a chat. He is a inspirational speaker and author, so I seized the moment and taped part of our conversation. This was actually one of my first  interviews! I just knew that Sam would have some fantastic wisdom to share with us. If the picture grabbed your attention, it might be because Sam has a bionic arm. At age 26, Sam was in a terrible car accident that took his right arm. After a coma and five months […]

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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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