Everyone Numbs. What’s Your Vice?

[powerpress] 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 Read More

The Price Of Success – Discussion On What It Takes & Can Cost Us

[powerpress] 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 Read More

Are Bigger Breasts Worth The Risks? Kouch Time Discussion

[powerpress] 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 Read More

Tragedy, When Your World Is Shattered

[powerpress] 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 Read More

What To Do When You Are Feeling Blue Or Broken

[powerpress] 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 Read More

Life After Prison

[powerpress] 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, Read More

Video Sneak Peak – Discussion On Fighting For Your Rights

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).   Read More

At What Cost Would You Fight For Someone You Love?

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 Read More

Children Are Human Too: Children’s Rights

‘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 Read More

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 Read More