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

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

[powerpress] 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 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

What Losing My Father Taught Me

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 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

Video – Petra Survived Sex Slavery: Healing After Abuse

[powerpress] “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 Read More

Learning To Stop Silencing My Emotions Saved Me

  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 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

Video – Down In The Dumps Or Dealing With Depression?

[powerpress] 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 Read More