Allan Takes Off His Shirt For The Ladies Behind The Scenes

February 26th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Allan Takes Off His Shirt For The Ladies Behind The Scenes

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 Peak – Discussion On Oversexualization Of Girls

February 21st, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Video Sneak Peak – Discussion On Oversexualization Of Girls

During our Kouch Time Discussion, I learned that kids are having contests via social media as to who can post the sexiest pictures. That took me by surprise.  What will be next? Where does this problem of oversexualization stem from? And how can we send them out into the world with higher standards?  I think what could make a huge dent into the momentum of this things is if our media and pop culture changed. I love what is happening with addressing bullying in our culture. It think it’s time we […]

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Too Sexy For Our Kids

February 20th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Too Sexy For Our Kids

Does society encourage women to be oversexualized? By ‘sexualization,’ we are referring to the perception of a person in regards to their sexuality.  So, by ‘oversexualized,’ in particular women, we want to discuss how girls and women are being bombarded with the pressure to be sexy.   Let’s start by addressing the sexualization of girlhood.  I’m talking about sexy media, dolls, video games, clothing, teenage magazines, just to name a few.    ‘Ample evidence testing these theories indicates that sexualization has negative effects in a variety of domains, including cognitive […]

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Strip Clubs: Preferred Over Fine Arts In America

February 19th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Strip Clubs: Preferred Over Fine Arts In America

I just read this statistic aloud to my good friend. They giggled and said, “That’s funny, slash sad.”  I then proceeded to tell him a couple more; there are 5,000 strip clubs in America (sourcefirstamendmentcenter.org) and 9 out of 10 strippers will be assaulted AT LEAST once while at work (guardian.co.uk). “Damn, that’s not cool,” he said. Nope, not cool at all.   From an outsiders perspective, strip clubs can seem fun and wild but on the other side of the spectrum seedy, desperate or evil.  What are your thoughts on America’s […]

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Unbind Your Heart, Know Your Power & Take A Sabbatical From Men If Need Be

February 17th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off on Unbind Your Heart, Know Your Power & Take A Sabbatical From Men If Need Be

I adore Agapi Stassinopoulos and her message of love and unbinding the heart. For more info on her latest book you can go to www.unbindingtheheart.com.  These are my favorite “tweetables” from our interview:  –  Share your heart and your truth and make everybody feel welcome. #KirstyTV –  Share yourself, share your gifts, share what you have. #KirstyTV –  Share your heart, live in your heart, nothing else matters. #unbindingyourheart #KirstyTV –  If you want to know your power, don’t give it to anything or anyone. #KirstyTV –  Take ‘a sabbatical from […]

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Dr. Caroline Leaf, KExpert On Beating Addiction

February 15th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off on Dr. Caroline Leaf, KExpert On Beating Addiction

The first step is to ADMIT IT. If you’re not willing to confront the thought and acknowledge it, you can’t move forward. So simple, but most people choose to numb instead, pushing down, shutting down, avoiding feeling and thinking about their emotions and thoughts. Does it make you feel empowered to know that you can change your thoughts and have a positive effect on your health?  Since 1981, Dr. Caroline Leaf has researched the human brain with particular emphasis on unlocking its vast, untapped potential.  She has specifically focused on […]

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Video Sneak Peak – Discussion On Addiction

February 14th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Video Sneak Peak – Discussion On Addiction

We live in a numbing culture. Vices can be food, sex, pills, alcohol, shopping… Allan, talks about how he drank to numb his pain and anxieties for 10 years. We all do this! Sometimes we avoid our pain and anxieties for so long that our numbing can get out of control.  My good friend Allan sat down with me to share his story on alcohol abuse. He would use drinking to feel “normal.”  Watch this sneak peek of my interview with him where he tells me in detail what he […]

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What Do You Use To Numb? Really Think About It …

February 14th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on What Do You Use To Numb? Really Think About It …

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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Boozing In The U.S.A.

February 12th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Boozing In The U.S.A.

It’s pretty common to pre-game (pre-party) before you go out drinking and then finish the night with a drink at home because hey, “The night is young,” right? Huh. Some parents think it’s more responsible to allow their teens to host parties in their home, using their alcohol, than to leave them to find another host because they’d, “…rather have them drinking under my roof, with my supervision.” Interesting… These are just some thoughts that are swirling around in my head at the moment as I learn about alcohol consumption in the U.S. The […]

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Entrepreneur Expert Says Help Yourself

February 8th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off on Entrepreneur Expert Says Help Yourself

I thought this was such a great comment by JT Foxx, Serial Entrepreneur, Top Wealth Coach and Radio Personality. You can only help others if you help yourself first. Just like the when you’re on an airplane and they tell everyone that in case of emergency, we need to make sure we get our own mask on first.  How are you helping others by helping yourself? Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for full episodes of our interviews, when our talk show launches in March 2013. We will be sharing inspirational stories from our interviews with […]

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Video Sneak Peek – Discussion On Success

February 7th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Video Sneak Peek – Discussion On Success

What does success mean to you? Is it possible to have it all? I believe when people share their stories they can inspire, heal and encourage others.  Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for full episodes of our interviews, when our talk show launches in March 2013. We will be sharing inspirational stories from our interviews with celebrities, everyday people and experts. Sign up to receive to our VIP updates so that you are the first to see the stories as they go live.

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Hey Dreamer, Are You A Risk Taker?

February 7th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Hey Dreamer, Are You A Risk Taker?

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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Where Do Most Entrepreneurs Come From?

February 5th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Where Do Most Entrepreneurs Come From?

Did you know that?  Think about the entrepreneurs in your life.  Are they part of the 90 percent? I found a bunch of great insights into entrepreneurship online at the Ewin Marion Kauffman Foundation:   ‘Professional networks were important to the success of their current businesses for 73 percent of the entrepreneurs. In comparison, 62 percent felt the same way about personal networks. Only 11 percent of the first-time entrepreneurs received venture capital, and 9 percent received private/angel financing. Of the overall sample, 68 percent considered availability of financing/capital as important. […]

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Sybil Goldrich, KExpert Fights For Breast Implant Information

February 1st, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off on Sybil Goldrich, KExpert Fights For Breast Implant Information

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 for all women in the same situation.  There was even a movie made on her life called, TWO VOICES on what was, at that time, the largest class action in the history of the United States.  Her efforts lead to a $6 billion dollar global settlement.  A little about Sybil: ‘Her leadership on this issue began in 1987 […]

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Video Sneak Peek – Discussion on Breast Implants

January 31st, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Video Sneak Peek – Discussion on Breast Implants

It’s a sad reflection on society that breast augmentation is the #1 cosmetic surgery.  Women and TEENAGERS aren’t happy with themselves as they are.  Is it the pressure to compete for our partners or does it stem from our partners not being “happy” with our bodies.  What’s going on? Do you have first hand experience on the topic?  Or maybe someone has shared their experience with you (good or bad)?  Share your comments below. I believe when people share their stories they heal themselves and they heal others.   Stay […]

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Are Bigger Boobs Worth The Risk?

January 31st, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Are Bigger Boobs Worth The Risk?

It’s a sad reflection on society that breast augmentation is the #1 cosmetic surgery.  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. […]

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Will Your Breast Implant Bust Within 10-12 Years?

January 29th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Will Your Breast Implant Bust Within 10-12 Years?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation was the number one cosmetic surgery in the country in 2011 with 307,000 women getting the procedure. This is a 4 percent increase from the previous year and a 45 percent increase from 2000. Does it shock you that within 10-12 years, most women will have at least one broken implant?  Do you have implants and/or know someone who does?  I think most of us do.   What are your thoughts on the the topic?  Leave your comments below. Stay […]

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Sneak Peek Video – Marcia Cross, KExpert, Talks About Dealing With Her Grief

January 26th, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, K Experts | Comments Off on Sneak Peek Video – Marcia Cross, KExpert, Talks About Dealing With Her Grief

Marcia’s 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 her life.  Please share your comments below. Don’t miss this exclusive interview, coming soon to Kirsty TV. Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for full episodes of our interviews, when our talk show launches in March 2013. We will be sharing inspirational stories from our interviews with everyday people, celebrities and experts. Sign up to receive to our VIP updates so that you are the first to see the stories as they […]

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Marcia Cross, KExpert Talks About The Grieving Process From Experience

January 25th, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, K Experts | Comments Off on Marcia Cross, KExpert Talks About The Grieving Process From Experience

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.  Don’t miss this exclusive interview, coming soon to Kirsty TV. Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for full episodes of our interviews, when our talk show launches in March 2013. We will be sharing inspirational stories […]

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Video Sneak Peek – Discussion On Moving Forward From Abuse

January 24th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Video Sneak Peek – Discussion On Moving Forward From Abuse

This week we discussed coping with tragedy. 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. There are more people in slavery today than any other time in history. Estimates are that as many 27 million people are enslaved. This is a topic that need our attention and we need to be having conversations around. Get her full story before this […]

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No One Said Moving On Would Be Easy

January 24th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on No One Said Moving On Would Be Easy

Moving forward after trauma and tragic circumstances can be one of the most challenging times we 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 and support groups. Moving forward is not an easy path but one that can ultimately lead us to our healing. What has been your experience with healing  and moving on?  What has […]

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More Enslaved Today Than Ever

January 22nd, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on More Enslaved Today Than Ever

Before this interview there was so much I didn’t know.  THIS SHOCKS ME – There are more slaves in the early 21st century than at any previous time, but opponents hope slavery can be eradicated within 30 years. I stumbled upon a USA Today article (June ’12) while I was doing some research on human trafficking before my interview with guest, Petra Sojka.  In it, ‘Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton decried the enslavement of up to 27 million people around the world as her department released its annual report […]

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Sneak Peek Video – Dr. Caroline Leaf, KExpert Talks About Changing Your Brain

January 18th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off on Sneak Peek Video – Dr. Caroline Leaf, KExpert Talks About Changing Your Brain

Until Dr. Caroline Leaf explained it to me, I had no idea that negative thoughts we 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 little more encouraging than frightening.  The way I see it; I can train my […]

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Dr. Caroline Leaf, KExpert Explains How Bad Thoughts Make Us Sick

January 18th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts | Comments Off on Dr. Caroline Leaf, KExpert Explains How Bad Thoughts Make Us Sick

I found this research incredible! Dr. Leaf said, “… 75% to 98% of current physical illnesses today (cancer, depression, etc.) are coming from our [negative] thought.”  Is that an incentive to rein in our thoughts or what?!  I also love how she said “Bring your thoughts into captivity.” Do your thoughts run wild like mine and need to be reined in? Since 1981, Dr. Caroline Leaf has researched the human brain with particular emphasis on unlocking its vast, untapped potential.  She has specifically focused on the science of thought as […]

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Video Sneak Peek – Depression Overcome Through Movie Making

January 18th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Video Sneak Peek – Depression Overcome Through Movie Making

It’s pretty remarkable how just knowing you’re not alone can help you turn the corner to overcoming sadness or strife!  You are not alone.  That’s a common sentence, but when we’re in the middle of something tough and difficult to talk about, we can forget.  That’s why it’s important that we share our stories of trial and those of triumph too.  You never know who you could be helping to heal.    This week we discussed how someone can identify and cope while living with clinical depression. Jules Bruff is […]

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Video Sneak Peek – What Happens After Prison?

January 18th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Video Sneak Peek – What Happens After Prison?

This week we discussed how someone can move forward in life after being in prison and how we as society can assist. As I learned through interviewing DJ Verrett, not everyone in prison is a bad person. They may have just made some really bad choices that took them down the wrong path.  Don’t we all know someone who has made bad choices and gone down the wrong path?  Have you done something that could have had lasting repercussions on your life?  Do you know someone who’s been there?  I […]

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Beat Your Bad Mood Down In 10 Minutes

January 17th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Beat Your Bad Mood Down In 10 Minutes

I once read, ‘10 minutes of exercise is not enough to loose weight, but it is enough to elevate your mood.’  So when I am pressed for time and stressed, I remind myself just to go for a brisk walk or park the car further away from an appointment.  That should do the trick. Where do u find 10 minutes in your day ? Play with the kids, park 10 minutes away from your appointment or go for a 5 minute jog.  Amazing how just a few steps makes you […]

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Sneak Peek Video – Stedman Graham, KExpert Talks About Success

January 16th, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, K Experts | Comments Off on Sneak Peek Video – Stedman Graham, KExpert Talks About Success

It was an honor to spend some time talking with Stedman author, educator and entrepreneur (though many know him as Oprah’s BF) as he discussed the difference between failure and success.  Follow him on Twitter at @OfficialStedman and check back here for our full interview with Stedman Graham, our KExpert about ‘moving forward.’ Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for full episodes of our interviews, when our talk show launches in March 2013. We will be sharing inspirational stories from our interviews with celebrities, everyday people and experts. Sign up to receive […]

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Depression Affects 1 in 10, But Perhaps Dr. Seuss Can Help Unslump The Slumped

January 15th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Depression Affects 1 in 10, But Perhaps Dr. Seuss Can Help Unslump The Slumped

                  Like everyone, I have several friends who suffer from depression, yet they still find it so hard to reach out when they are feeling down. I know when I feel sad it is so hard to pick up the phone and talk about it. How can we reach out and get support when we are in a funk?   On the flip-side, if you have a friend who is in a slump, this witty poem is sure to make them smile. […]

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Stedman Graham, KExpert Interview: Failure’s Not An Option

January 11th, 2013 | Added to: Celebrities, K Experts | Comments Off on Stedman Graham, KExpert Interview: Failure’s Not An Option

It was an honor to spend some time talking with Stedman author, educator and entrepreneur (though many know him as Oprah’s BF) as he discussed the difference between failure and success.  Follow him on Twitter at @OfficialStedman and check back here for our interview with Stedman Graham, our KExpert about ‘moving forward.’ Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for full episodes of our interviews, when our talk show launches in March 2013. We will be sharing inspirational stories from our interviews with celebrities, everyday people and experts. Sign up to receive to […]

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Do You Know Someone Who’s Gotten Into BIG Trouble?

January 10th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Do You Know Someone Who’s Gotten Into BIG Trouble?

Post your comments below.  Don’t we all know someone who’s make a bad move and taken a wrong turn in life?  Can you relate?  Catch my moving TV interview with DJ Verrett, who shares his story of a time when his bad choices cost him 16.5 years in prison.  Coming soon on Kirsty TV. In the meantime, sign up to receive to our VIP updates on interviews with celebrities, everyday people and experts. 

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Startling Prison Statistic

January 8th, 2013 | Added to: K Experts, Kommunity, Kouch Time | Comments Off on Startling Prison Statistic

A sad and shocking statistic.  How can we help erase this statistic?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Comment below. Stay tuned to www.KirstyTV.com for full episodes of our interviews, when our talk show launches in March 2013. We will be sharing inspirational stories from our interviews with celebrities, everyday people and experts. Sign up to receive to our VIP updates so that you are the first to see the stories as they go live.  

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