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The Spark 040: Healing Body and Soul with Kyczy Hawk

Yoga has long been considered a healing art, but when interwoven with the twelve steps of recovery, it can truly become a transformational process which evokes healing at the deepest levels. Author and yoga teacher Kyczy Hawk has been teaching recovery focused yoga since 2008. In this episode she shares her own incredible journey through addiction, into recovery, wholeness and healing through the amazing blend of yoga and the twelve step program. Kyczy is a devoted teacher to people in...


The Spark 039: A Hope-Filled Future with Chet W. Sisk

In our fast and changing world, it's easy to get caught up in the negativity that can oftentimes be perpetuated by the media and echoed in the conversations we find ourselves in. How often do we think forward to the future and do it with a mind and heart filled with hope? Join us on this episode where we are joined by futurist Chet W. Sisk and explore the ideas and new paradigm shift necessary as we lay the template for a future full of hope and possibilities. Awareness, tenacity, and vision...


The Spark 038: Dreams Do Come True with Cindy Sarai

Ever have a dream come true? Something that you truly wished for, that when it came to fruition felt like a miracle? Cindy Sarai has been helping people make their fondest dreams of creating a family and adopting a child come true for over a quarter of a century. Cindy is the founder and Executive Director of Adoption Dreams Come True and has been a part of over 500 placements of children into happy homes. Her personal passion to this mission of connecting families and providing adoption...


The Spark 037: Soul To Soul with Elena Mannes

It has been said that dogs are man's best friend, but how deep does that connection go? In a thought provoking interview with Elena Mannes, we go deep into realms of exploring how we are truly bonded to our furry friends. Elena Mannes is a television and film producer with numerous awards, including 6 Emmy Awards for her documentaries. In her new book, Soul Dog, she takes us into the depths of understanding animal communication and the amazing bond we share. Taking us beyond our five senses,...


The Spark 036: Living Above Average with Jeff Crabtree

What if you could think out of the box and take your life to whole new level? Many of us settle for an average, "normal" life inside of our comfort zone. True adventure, excitement, and deeper fulfillment lie just outside of that zone, but often we are too afraid to take that first step that would change our lives. Life coach and motivational speaker Jeff Crabtree has dedicated his career to helping people take those steps to transcend their ordinary lives to extraordinary lives where they...


The Spark 035: The Trifecta of Feeling Terrific with Dr. David Burns

It's not often in life that we get to meet our heroes. David Burns has professionally been one of mine and during his career, he has helped thousands of people to change their thoughts and improve their lives, literally taking them from good to great and beyond. This episode is the last in a three-part series. This truly is the trifecta of feeling terrific! In this interview, we get to know this amazing man behind the scenes a little more and learn in depth about his TEAM approach to rapidly...


The Spark 034: The Heart of the Goddess with Hallie Inglehart Austen

In a world where the #MeToo movement has made such a huge impact, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of embracing the feminine in our world. Join me this week as I talk with author Hallie Iglehart Austen about the myths, and history of the divine feminine and her newly re-released book, "The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations of the World's Sacred Feminine". It's an important conversation that empowers all listeners, male and female alike. Get "The Heart...


The Spark 033: Making The Shot with Michael Kutcher

We all want to shoot for our dreams and live purpose-filled lives. But what limits us? Is it our physical limitations, environmental circumstances, or our limited beliefs? We all have challenges that can either become the barriers that defeat us or the starting blocks that motivate us to move forward more diligently towards our dreams. Join us this week when we talk with public speaker and disability advocate Michael Kutcher, who teaches us how to move beyond our difficulties and live a life...


The Spark 032: Out of the Rabbit Hole with Marian Sandmaier

When we are deep in the rabbit hole it is hard to see the light of day. The same is true for depression. It can feel like it is taking us under and the climb to the light can seem like a very steep and slippery slope. Join us for an inspiring interview with Marian Sandmaier who helps illuminate the path to wholeness and healing. Marian Sandmaier is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in psychology, behavior and health. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The...


031: The Evolution of Belief with Steve Bhaerman

A new era in our world is evolving. What will usher in this new era is an emerging belief system that combines science and spirituality in a way that heightens our awareness of our interconnections with each other, the earth, and for the physical environment as a whole. Beliefs shape the way we interpret and interact with the world. It is fascinating to begin the conversation about how our beliefs have culturally evolved - just as species have evolved on our planet. Join me as I discuss...


030: Making Love Last with Dr. Ellen Wachtel

A warm embrace, a knowing glance, and intentionally spoken kind words... These are the simple, but often forgotten ingredients of creating lasting love. This week our guest is Dr. Ellen Wachtel. Ellen has a Ph.D in clinical psychology from New York University as well as a law degree from Harvard Law School. She has been a couples therapist for over 30 years and taught thousands of couples how to have a loving relationship that will endure through the decades. Dr. Wachtel is the author of the...


029: Breakthrough to Healing with Dr. Matthew May

Transformation. We all have times in our lives where we seek the ability to make the changes necessary to lead a happier, more fulfilling life. Often times this change can take months, and even years, as we try to transform ourselves for the better. What if that transformation was possible in just a couple of hours? Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Matthew May takes us inside an actual therapy session to show us how this transformation is possible and how we can break through our...


028: Behind The Spark with Stephanie James

It's back-to-school season, so in the spirit of this time of renewal, we invite you to learn about the host, the woman, the healer, as we go Behind The Spark. This week, producer Chris Lanphear interviews Stephanie James about how she got into social work, her short career as a runway model, dancing with her children, experiences from the mental health field, her new book, and more. *** Hosted by Stephanie James. Produced by Chris Lanphear for NoCo Media, Ltd. Hear new episodes Wednesdays at...


027: Big Man, Huge Heart with Jim Opperman

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. This one happens to come in size XXXL with a heart to match. Join us as we talk to professional athlete, coach, and mentor Jim Opperman as he talks to us about not just how he has survived in life, how he has truly thrived in it. Former linebacker for The Philadelphia Eagles, and a 40 year career as a high school football and wrestling coach, Jim takes us from the bench, to the field and into the interiors of his life. *** Hosted by Stephanie James....


026: The Science and Practice of Presence with Dr. Dan Siegel

We all have stress in our lives. Often times we try to seek relief from our stress through outside means which aren't necessarily healthy for us. What if the tool for transformation was actually within us the whole time just waiting to be utilized? Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. joins us on this episode to discuss The Wheel of Awareness, a mindfulness tool for cultivating peace, resilience,...


025: From Prejudice to Understanding with Dr. Mark Benn (Rebroadcast)

On this episode, we look back on one of our favorite early episodes in our conversation with Dr. Mark Benn, Psy.D. Dr. Benn is a licensed psychologist and recently retired adjunct professor at Colorado State University, diversity trainer, mediator, conference keynote presenter, and author of the book Stories From The Couch: And Other Telling Tales, released in 2008. We explore the fact that everyone is prejudiced (whether they realize it or not), where that comes from, and thoughts about how...


024: The Wrong Side of Comfortable with Amy Charity

Chase your dream. Discover your potential. Transform your life. These are the inspirational words that grace the cover of Amy Charity's book, "The Wrong Side of Comfortable." Amy Charity is a professional speaker, author, and former U.S. women's national team cyclist who shares her journey on the often difficult, uncomfortable, and competitive world of professional bike racing. Her message is one of hope and how to conquer our fears and follow our hearts to push ourselves to the next level...


023: Illuminating Your Life with Dr. Jacob Liberman

We all want to experience greater happiness, peace, and well-being in our lives and we all want to find deeper meaning and purpose for our lives. What if the answers were already there inside of you and you merely needed to “turn on the light” of awareness to illuminate this truth? Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman will shine light on our paths and help us find our way back to that source of light that is always within us, around us, and illuminates through us at all times. Internationally respected...


022: The Art of An Authentic Apology with Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

How do we say “I’m sorry?” A true apology goes beyond words and includes our behavior, and our ability to express empathy and connect with one another. There actually is an art to apology; a way we can own our own behavior and express our apologies in ways that go beyond just remedy the situation, they actually help us heal one another. Join us for this episode of The Spark, where our guest will be psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., as she teaches us...


021: Your Calling: The Ethic of Care with Lynn Owens, Ph.D.

How can we be our best selves and harness our best potential? How do we focus on what's right with us instead of what's wrong? Lynn M. Owens, Ph.D. is a passionate educator who empowers others to care for themselves and others, to harness the strengths of their personality and to maximize their performance in all areas of their lives. From corporate CEO’s to multi-level marketing professionals, from educators to athletes, Lynn provides valuable insight into how to lead and teach from...