Widow Finds Purpose in Life Again

November 26th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Beth Howard believes that the joy of pie is about more than eating–it’s also about providing connection, community, comfort and bringing people together. So not only are we going to bake the pies, but we are then going to give them away to people. So, I’m here in gorgeous Pasadena, California where I’m about to have my first pie baking lesson. Part of the reason Beth loves making pie is for the sensual, tactile experience of really engaging with your food.  Beth explains, “I think people need to realize that […]

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Self Love – Learning To Love What’s Difficult in Yourself Will Change Everything

August 20th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Self love and self acceptance is something Peggy O’Neill struggled with for many years due to low self esteem. Peggy was born a little person. She’s gone on to become an inspirational speaker, author and psychotherapist and she shares a message of how to love what’s difficult in yourself. The tough part began when she was a little kid. At about 4th grade is when she realized that she was going to be small for the rest of her life and recognized the stigma that society placed on her as a […]

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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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Small Business Tips – JT Foxx – 3 Things To Build A Successful Business (Video)

April 20th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

Building a successful small business is not easy but JT Foxx is a Serial Entrepreneur, Top Wealth Coach and Radio Personality. He hangs around with some of the biggest entrepreneurs on the planet like Donald Trump and Stedman Graham. He was very succinct in how one can build entrepreneurial success. Here are some of my favorite tweetable moments: It’s not about success it’s about significance. #KirstyTV You can only help other people if you help yourself first. #KirstyTV People need to learn how to market & brand, get a coach and surround […]

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Les Brown – 3 Steps For A Better Life (Video)

April 19th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off

I first met Les Brown at a real estate conference in Australia over ten years ago.  He inspired and motivated me then and he’s still got it! Les is a top Motivational Speaker, Speech Coach and Best-Selling Author, loving father and grandfather, whose passion is empowering youth and helping them have a larger vision for their lives. Here we caught up and discussed three things we can do to transform our lives. He had some great tips and wonderful wisdom.  Here are some of my favorite tweetable moments from our […]

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Fashion Designer, Sue Wong’s Story Video Interview – From Rags To Riches

April 15th, 2013 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Fashion Designer Sue Wongs story is a true rags to riches story. A must watch for anyone wanting to live their dreams and achieve success, Sue’s story shows us that anything is possible! An internationally recognized fashion designer who’s designs are sold in 27 countries around the planet. Her story is a true rags to riches story. Growing up in communist China and escaping at age 5 with her mother she came to America the land of opportunity where she became a self made multi millionaire. Something that stood out […]

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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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Send Past Hurts Back To The Past

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

I am thrilled to share with you the wisdoms of Noelene Dawes who specializes in relieving stress and releasing leadership capability. She just nails it on the head here; how can you take away the life lessons you learn here on Kirsty TV and apply them to your life? How can we soak in the wisdoms and reap their blessings in our lives? Every guest on Kirsty TV has this in common; emotional resilience.   Emotional Resilience When the mind is so weary it winds its way to shut down, the […]

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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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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 – 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 – 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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A Pinch of Delusion, a Dash of Audacity and a Shot of Courage

January 7th, 2013 | Added to: K's Journey | 2 Comments »

There I was standing at LAX airport with everything I owned in 2 suitcases. Exiting the arrivals lounge it was an assault to all my senses. Traffic everywhere, the tooting of horns, the hum of people all around.  It was day 1 and I had just moved to America. That was almost a year ago to the day. I have learned so many things in that time but the most important lesson is what I believe is the essence to making your boldest craziest dreams happen. My secret recipe. I […]

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