Celebrity Suicides & Wisdom From People Who Have Overcome Depression

September 10th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Celebrity suicides in 2014 and in recent years include Simone Battle (X Factor Star and member of girl band G.R.L.), Robin Williams (actor), Lee Thompson (actor known for playing the main character on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson”), and Tony Scott (the director of the hit film “Top Gun” among others). Tragic and shocking, it’s opened up the stigma-heavy topic of depression on social media and private conversations all over the world.  I have the privilege of sharing the wisdoms of three wonderful people who have battled depression and self hate, to overcome […]

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I Made My Calling My Career

August 31st, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Finding purpose of life; knowing the difference between career vs. calling. The tables are turned on me today, as my lovely assistant interviews me! We’re going to talk about the ups and downs of building a talk show and following my heart to my purpose. I find myself getting emotional thinking about the journey of building my dream and KirstyTV  because it’s been quite a ride. I’ve moved countries, left my family, my friends, and there are a lot of times where I’ve questioned myself. I don’t see those times […]

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Behind the Scenes: Working with Oprah & Tyler Perry on The Haves and Have Nots

July 15th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

    Today we have a special surprise for all of the fans of the OWN drama, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and Have Nots. Renee Lawless, the wonderful actress playing Katheryn Cryer, is here to give us a behind the scenes glimpse into her world.   Renee tells a hilarious story about the first time she worked with Tyler Perry. She goes on to tell us what she thinks of her character, Katheryn Cryer.  I’ve always wondered if kissing on set was the best part of being an actress. She […]

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Tyler Perry’s, ‘The Have and The Have Nots’ Actress: Renee Lawless’ Wild Journey to Her Dreams

July 15th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

My guest today, Renee Lawless, is an actress playing Katheryn Cryer on Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’, a television drama on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has been through the highs and lows on her journey to the bright lights in Hollywood and is here to share her story with us.   Renee answers the question, “How does one prepare for success?” She tells us about the her roller coaster ride experience, building her career as an actress in New York and in Hollywood. “You can be […]

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The Truth About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Our Veterans

July 15th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

PTSD veterans and the Wounded Warriors Project. What is PTSD and how the Wounded Warriors Project helps soldiers recover.  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.  Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while, but they don’t have PTSD — with time and good self-care, they usually get better. But if the […]

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Soldier Recovers After Losing His Legs in the Iraq War

July 10th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Veteran tells his inspiring recovery story.   Dan Nevins, a retired Staff Sergeant in the United States Army tells the gripping, emotional, and inspiring story of a fateful day in Iraq that left him deathly wounded. Eventually he would have both legs amputated to save his life.  It was November 10, 2004, when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated beneath the vehicle in which he was a passenger on an early morning combat mission. “I remember that explosion happening and that my face felt hot […]

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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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Push Girls TV Star, Mia Dispels Your Thoughts on Wheelchairs

November 5th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

  Mia Schaikewitz is one of the stars of the hit reality TV show, Push Girls. As a vibrant young girl she was a competitive swimmer, when at just 15 years old, her life was changed forever. A ruptured blood vessel in her spinal cord (AVM) left her paralyzed from the waist down, but has not stopped her.    Mia takes us through the day when the blood vessel ruptured. At that time, there was a 2 year window where doctors hoped she could regain some feeling in her lower […]

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Kirsty TV on The Today Show – ‘THE NEXT OPRAH’ (Video)

June 10th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

I am so excited The Today Show covered my story about building Kirsty TV–what an incredible experience. Their title ‘The Next Oprah’ is an honor but massive shoes to fill. I am a huge Oprah fan and can only hope to have half the career she has had. Oprah has conducted over 30,000 interviews over a 25 year career. I on the other hand, am just at the beginning of my journey with just over 30 interviews. She left such a mark on the talk show space I think anyone […]

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Cystic Fibrosis Isn’t Stopping Claire Wineland – Surviving and Thriving (Video)

June 6th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Cystic Fibrosis isn’t stopping Claire Wineland, she’s surviving and thriving! I interviewed one of the most inspiring teens you’ll ever meet. Claire is an inspiration to all people coping with Cystic Fibrosis and everyday challenges. She’s the founder of Claire’s Place Foundation, author of her book, Every Breath I Take, Surviving and Thriving With Cystic Fibrosis, a speaker at TED Talks and a guest on many talk shows. I am honored to share her inspiring and truly amazing story here on Kirsty TV. When I first met Claire it was […]

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Angelina Jolie – Double Mastectomy To Prevent Breast Cancer

June 3rd, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities | Comments Off

Angelina Jolie reveals she had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. I think women all over the world are inspired by her courage to share such a personal choice. This week at her first public appearance since she announcing her decision to undergo a double mastectomy, she said she feels “wonderful” and is “grateful for all the support”. “I’ve been very happy just to see the discussion about women’s health expanded, and that means the world to me,” Jolie told the BBC at the world premiere of Brad Pitt’s […]

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Our Deepest Fear – Interview With Marianne Williamson (Video)

May 28th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

Our deepest fear is a poem I have read and re read many times over. It was an honor to meet and interview Marianne Williamson on Kirsty TV.  Marianne Williamson is a Spiritual Activist, Author and Lecturer. In this interview with Kirsty TV, we talk about her book, A Return To Love, the “cliff notes” of the book, A Course in Miracles. Marianne Williamson talks to us about her greatest success and answers the age-old question, “What is success?” “To feel that maybe somebody had a better time with something […]

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Overcoming Fears! Interview With Rhonda Britten, Repeat Oprah Guest & Founder Of The Fearless Living Institute

May 10th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

“There is nothing wrong with you, it’s just fear.” I’m chatting with Rhonda Britten, repeat Oprah guest, four-time bestselling Author, Founder of the Fearless Living Institute and Emmy Award-winner from her life-changing work on Starting Over. Whether that’s a fear of rejection or loss; fear of failure or success; fear of abandonment or pain, Rhonda has created a method for anyone anywhere to master the invisible, insidious fear we all have of ‘not being good enough.’ What she teaches is what she’s lived. Learn more about fearless living on her […]

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Pole Dancing to Soul Dancing – Christine Macdonald’s Story

April 29th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Pole Dancing to Soul Dancing I love that and soul dancing is her new story. “Stripping for the first time I felt pretty; people were giving me money for how I looked.” 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 […]

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Negative Thoughts & How To Change Your Thinking – Dr. Caroline Leaf On Positive Thinking (Video)

April 26th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

Negative thoughts can have a huge impact on our health and well being but until Dr. Caroline Leaf explained it to me, I had no idea that negative thoughts are the cause of most current physical illnesses today.  Crazy.  She said, “75% to 98% of current physical illnesses today (cancer, depression, etc) are coming from our [negative] thought.”  Is that scary or empowering to you?  Leave your comments below.  I’m curious to hear how you feel about it. For me, it’s a little of both, but I find it a […]

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Video: K Diary – The Night Before Something Big

April 14th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

You know the feeling you have in your stomach the night before a turning point in your life? The night before maybe your first day of work, first day of school, the night before your wedding? Okay, maybe not your wedding… but this night was HUGE for me. I was releasing my baby to the world wide web. The show that my friends and I have created to share love and wisdom with the world. So here I am, taking a moment to capture the kaleidoscope of emotions I was […]

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Video – Diary: Exhausted, Excited & Amazed

April 2nd, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Here I am on set after hours of shooting, exhausted, excited and amazed. I have learned things I didn’t know go on in the world and feel extremely humbled. This journey to building a talk show is like eating an elephant one bite at a time… Thank you for watching, thank you for sharing… you are helping us grow and share these positive and important messages of healing all over the world.  If you have a story you would like to share with Kirsty TV, let us know. Contact Kirsty […]

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This Week’s Learnings On Kirsty TV

March 24th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

     In everything, look for the lesson. Even in our trials, we can take something valuable away from our challenges. I hope you took something valuable away from this week’s episodes and articles.  If you have a story that you would like to share with Kirsty TV, please send an email to me at kirsty@kirstyspraggon.com to get the format for submissions Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for more exclusive and uplifting interviews. We will be sharing inspirational stories from everyday people, celebrities and experts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Video – Diary: It’s A Wrap On Our First Shoots!

March 19th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Whooo! We made a show! After shooting, I sat down to share with you my experiences of filming this show. I wish you could feel the energy in the room, during the interviews and at the end of the day when we call “We are wrapped!”  Thanks for listening, for watching, for commenting, for being a part of this show. Especially in it’s humble beginning stage!   As always, if you know of someone who has a story they would like to share or if you have a story to share, email me […]

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This Week I Learned…

March 17th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

I hope this week’s episodes touched your heart and that you took something valuable away from them. With each interview or expert article I receive, I am richer with wisdom and love. Thanks for sharing this show with your friends and family. You never know who you may help. Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for more exclusive and uplifting interviews. We will be sharing inspirational stories from everyday people, celebrities and experts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Dreams Coming True… Kirsty TV The Launch

March 12th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Sometimes I reflect on where I’m at in my life and I find myself shaking my head and quietly laughing. What in the world am I doing?! I ask myself and in the next moment, I know; I’m listening to my soul and making a way to realize what my core is telling me. I’m one of those “crazy” people who has an outrageous dream.  Mine is to become a talk show host. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, but that’s the main idea. For real insight into my […]

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Cover Girl Dreams

March 7th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

Every girl dreams of being a cover girl and THIS girl is so honored to be on the cover of this month’s Y Magazine. ‘YMag is an online global magazine, featuring the YOU & ME of the Business world.’ Their article featured my dream to become a talk show host and the  journey I’ve taken to make it happen. I’ve read the article and it’s amazing how a 1-hour phone conversation gave the journalist enough material to encapsulate my story. It’s my journey in a nutshell! So cool! It’s a piece I can hold […]

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K Video Diary – Mini Meltdown At Kmart

March 5th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | Comments Off

March 5, 2013 Yesterday I burst into tears at Kmart. The show launches in 5 days and I realized that I’ve been harboring some fear about releasing what I’ve worked so hard on, to the world. So I did what I always try to do when I feel over worked and over stressed; I stop and pull out my “tools”. I’m understanding that I’m at turning point in my life; a milestone. So, I’m going to keep a video diary of this special (and awkward) time in my life. From […]

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Connect In A Meaningful Way: My 20 Year Journey

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

Isn’t it incredible that all the seemingly random things you do in life can be connected like a beautiful patchwork quilt that somehow fits perfectly together? I never thought that being a real estate broker in my early years, or speaking and now being a talk show host would have anything to do with one another. Let alone, that each previous career would hold the key to unlocking my potential in the next… It all began when I started in sales, where you need to master the art of communication, […]

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