How To Deal With Problems: Are You A Survivor or a Thriver?

[powerpress] How to deal with problems and life’s challenges can be easier than you think! Kirsty and friends sit down to discuss the difference between the survivor and the thriver on Kouch Time.  “It’s how we relate to the issue that is really the issue.” @KirstyTV #KouchTime “It’s our decision, not our condition.” @KirstyTV #KouchTime Most people stay in the “why me”. The difference on how people respond to life’s challenges is the difference between the survivor and the thriver. Read More

Oversexualization – Are Our Young Girls Too Sexy?

[powerpress] Girls and women are constantly fed the message that taking it off and flaunting your body is what it means to be beautiful. Movies, video games, magazines, and now social media… 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 Read More

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

Video – Breast Implants Gone Wrong, Sybil Goldrich Warns Women

[powerpress] 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 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