How To Build Self Esteem With Self Love – Kouch Time

August 22nd, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

Building self esteem starts with self love. Confidence and loving yourself suffers when you are picked on, called names and bullied… it’s not always the words that hurt the most, but the energy behind them. Adolescence seems to be the time that we are bullied or cut down the most and the time when what others think is most important to us. Being able to look at yourself and love yourself is so important. Some people struggle with low self esteem and we as a community, family, friends, can help […]

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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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How To Celebrate The Lives of Our Loved Ones in a Beautiful Way (Video)

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

To celebrate the lives of our loved ones in a beautiful way, is a healthy an peaceful way to let go. Kirsty and friends discuss how to say goodbye to our loved ones in a way that honors them and helps us let go. Join us on the Kouch for a chat! Life and death–who has had an experience with it? I haven’t yet, but my Grandfather is at that age where we are starting to look at nursing and care. My friends have had experiences with a loved one’s […]

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How To Deal With Problems: Are You A Survivor or a Thriver?

June 6th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off

How to deal with problems and life’s challenges can be easier than you think! Kirsty and friends sit down to discuss the difference between the survivor and the thriver on Kouch Time.  “It’s how we relate to the issue that is really the issue.” @KirstyTV #KouchTime “It’s our decision, not our condition.” @KirstyTV #KouchTime Most people stay in the “why me”. The difference on how people respond to life’s challenges is the difference between the survivor and the thriver. A support system is very valuable and necessary. Coping strategies also […]

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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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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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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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