Behind the Scenes: Working with Oprah & Tyler Perry on The Haves and Have Nots

  [powerpress]   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 Read More

Tyler Perry’s, ‘The Have and The Have Nots’ Actress: Renee Lawless’ Wild Journey to Her Dreams

[powerpress] My guest today, Renee Lawless, is an actress playing Katheryn Cryer on Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’, a television drama on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has been through the highs and lows on her journey to the bright lights in Hollywood and is here to share her story with us.   Renee answers the question, “How does one prepare for success?” She tells us about the her roller coaster ride experience, building her career as Read More

KirstyTV Talk Show Reel – Inspiring Stories That Heal

Welcome to KirstyTV, a new inspirational talk show about the power of sharing stories. I believe when people share their stories they heal themselves and they heal others. Each week, I interview everyday people, celebrities and experts of all kinds of topics that we all go through in life. Join the conversation. Sign up for the newsletter and find us across our social networks where we chat every day about issues that matter. Some of the topics and amazing stories Read More

Tips on How to Find Success Everyday

[powerpress] How to seize the day! Carpe Diem! I met Jasmine through the Oprah and Owners community. Jasmine has an inspirational blog called, Carpe Diem that I really love. Carpe diem is an aphorism usually translated “seize the day”, taken from a poem published in the Odes in 23 BC by the Latin poet Horace. She read it in high school and loved the meaning ever since. Jasmine tells us that seizing the day is really about being mindful, present Read More

Persistence to the Point of Almost Stalking Pays Off

[powerpress] OWNers, this is for you! Paolo Presta and I shot some extra footage and an interview all about what is was like for Paolo to meet Oprah and how that changed his life. Watch it to the end because we have some extra funny footage! I love Oprah, the OWN Network, Spoonful of Paolo and this amazing community who continues to support us and each other.     Oprah hit the road in her Wildest Dreams Bus back in 2004 Read More

OWN Ambassador’s Or #OWNers As We Like To Call Ourselves – 5 Owners Inspiring Interviews

Oprah calls them ‘Carriers Of The Light’. They are #OWNers, #OWN Ambassadors & #SuperSoulers.  I met each of them through twitter, through our common love of ‘Super Soul Sunday & all things OWN. All with a common interest to learn, grow & heal. They epitomize what my show KirstyTV is all about ‘sharing your story so you can heal yourself & heal others’. We invite you to watch their profound, personal videos below & please help us share and tweet the Read More

Why He’s HIV Positive and Not Scared Anymore

[powerpress] An HIV positive diagnosis is something no one is prepared for. My guest, Ken Williams was in the prime of his life when he tested HIV positive. Ken, also known as “Ken Like Barbie” is an award winning blogger who seeks to erase the stigma that shames so many who live with the HIV virus. He writes and speaks about being HIV positive by telling his own story, publicly, as it unfolds. July 23, 2010 is the day that Ken Read More

Gay at Eight Years Old & Learning to Accept It

    [powerpress] Lonnell Williams is a LGBT advocate and supporter it is his life’s work to change the stigma attached to many in this community but especially for black african american gay men. He has a huge heart and spirit to help others.  He shares with us, his own personal story of coming out as a gay man; the highs and lows of the journey. How he told his father that he was gay and how he came to accept Read More