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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Fat Sick and Nearly Dead – Joe Cross & His Journey Living Solely On Juice For 60 Days

May 20th, 2014 | Added to: Interviews | Comments Off

Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Joe Cross talks about his journey of living solely on juice for 60 days. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is a documentary which has now been seen by millions of people worldwide. In this interview, Joe reveals the ups and downs of the 60-day juice fast that saved his life. He’s recently published everything he’s learned in a step-by-step guide to transforming your life through the power of juice: The Reboot With Joe Juice Diet.  Joe was obese and sick when he decided to take […]

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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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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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Eating Disorders in America – Real Stories From Teens

October 4th, 2013 | Added to: Kommunity | Comments Off

Eating Disorders – Recovery is possible In Western society, we have relative freedom of choice when it comes to thoughts and action. Yet the prevalence of eating disorders continues to climb, and the number of people partaking in destructive behaviors is reaching disturbing proportions. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. In addition, anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents and about 50 percent of […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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