The Spark

Season 1

Season 1 of The Spark contains 40 episodes.

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Living In Full Color with Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman

Dec 20, 2018 Season 1, Episode 41

As we approach the winter solstice, it signifies more light coming into the world. In my interview with Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman, he teaches us how we can increase the light in our own lives. An internationally-respected public speaker, author,...

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Healing Body and Soul with Kyczy Hawk

Dec 6, 2018 Season 1, Episode 40

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...

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Dreams Do Come True with Cindy Sarai

Nov 22, 2018 Season 1, Episode 38

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...

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Soul To Soul with Elena Mannes

Nov 15, 2018 Season 1, Episode 37

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...

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Living Above Average with Jeff Crabtree

Nov 8, 2018 Season 1, Episode 36

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...

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The Trifecta of Feeling Terrific with Dr. David Burns

Nov 1, 2018 Season 1, Episode 35

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...

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The Heart of the Goddess with Hallie Inglehart Austen

Oct 18, 2018 Season 1, Episode 34

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...

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Making The Shot with Michael Kutcher

Oct 11, 2018 Season 1, Episode 33

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...

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Out of the Rabbit Hole with Marian Sandmaier

Oct 4, 2018 Season 1, Episode 32

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...

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The Evolution of Belief with Steve Bhaerman

Sep 27, 2018 Season 1, Episode 31

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...

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Making Love Last with Dr. Ellen Wachtel

Sep 20, 2018 Season 1, Episode 30

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...

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Breakthrough to Healing with Dr. Matthew May

Sep 6, 2018 Season 1, Episode 29

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...

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Behind The Spark with Stephanie James

Aug 30, 2018 Season 1, Episode 28

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...

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Big Man, Huge Heart with Jim Opperman

Aug 23, 2018 Season 1, Episode 27

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...

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The Science and Practice of Presence with Dr. Dan Siegel

Aug 15, 2018 Season 1, Episode 26

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?...

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

Aug 8, 2018 Season 1, Episode 25

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,...

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The Wrong Side of Comfortable with Amy Charity

Aug 2, 2018 Season 1, Episode 24

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...

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Illuminating Your Life with Dr. Jacob Liberman

Jul 25, 2018 Season 1, Episode 23

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...

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

Jul 18, 2018 Season 1, Episode 22

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...

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

Jul 11, 2018 Season 1, Episode 21

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...

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On the Road to Feeling Great with Dr. David Burns

Jun 27, 2018 Season 1, Episode 20

What if you could dramatically change the way you feel and have a life changing breakthrough in only two hours or less? - Dr. David Burns' new T.E.A.M. therapy proves this kind of change from devastation to liberation is possible. With new relapse...

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The Unsinkable Molly Bloom

Jun 20, 2018 Season 1, Episode 19

Molly Bloom is an exceptional woman who grew up in an extrordinary family in Loveland, Colorado. Her parents both had successful professional careers; one of her brothers is a two-time Olympian and entrpreneur while the other is a surgeon. Molly,...

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Going Beyond Counseling to Creating Community with Cassie Poncelow

Jun 13, 2018 Season 1, Episode 18

The road we set out on in not always the one that will lead us to our greatest destiny. - Travel along with us as we talk to nationally nominated school counselor of the year, Cassie Poncelow about her passion for creating programs that help promote...

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Rewiring Your Brain with Daniel Ellenberg

Jun 6, 2018 Season 1, Episode 17

Rewiring our brains for more peace, happiness, and satisfaction. Sounds like the stuff of a great science fiction novel. The truth is this is all very doable and we can learn to enhance our life experience by learning the tools that help us go...

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Muscle, Mind, and Motivation with Dr. Ryan Johnson

May 30, 2018 Season 1, Episode 16

How we take care of ourselves will determine our health, our longevity and the quality of our lives.  What if you could tap into the fountain of youth and vitality merely by what you eat? - Join us as we talk with Dr. Ryan Johnson about his journey...

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Revving Up Your Relationship with Stan Tatkin

May 16, 2018 Season 1, Episode 15

“Relationships are difficult,” begins Dr. Stan Tatkin in his 2016 TED Talk. However, as you will see… they are not impossible; in fact, being in a relationship with another human being and becoming on expert on each other, is actually one of the...

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Feeling Good Now with Dr. David Burns

May 9, 2018 Season 1, Episode 14

We have amazing power within us.  We actually have the power to change our thoughts, and in doing so, can change our feelings, our actions, and eventually our lives. - This episode is an inspirational way to start taking control of your automatic...

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Poverty, Prison, and the Power of Consistency with Weldon Long

May 2, 2018 Season 1, Episode 13

Think about spending 13 years in prison. Most of us can't even imagine 13 minutes there. On this episode of The Spark, I speak with Weldon Long, who went through an amazing journey from convicted felon, to total transformation and amazing success in...

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A Thirty Year Overnight Success with Curt Richardson of OtterBox

Apr 25, 2018 Season 1, Episode 12

Warm, Giving, and Kind. Are these the terms that come to mind when you think of a serial entrepreneur? They definitely are for me after my interview with founder and chairman of OtterBox, Curt Richardson. - During this interview, Curt gives the...

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Sex, Sexuality, and Ourselves

Apr 18, 2018 Season 1, Episode 11

Too often our sexuality has been kept under the covers and in the dark. We are all sexual beings and having a healthy sense of our own sexuality is an essential part of embracing who we truly are. - Join us as we journey into this tantalizing topic...

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Igniting the Magic of Music

Apr 11, 2018 Season 1, Episode 10

Music moves us mind body and soul. But did you know music can actually change our brains and enhance our lives? Resent research with children has shown that there is a direct correlation between listening to classical music, learning how to play an...

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Transforming Trauma with EMDR

Apr 4, 2018 Season 1, Episode 9

How do you define trauma? It isn’t just car crashes, natural disasters, or unexpected loss of a loved one. Actually, trauma can be experienced when we are bullied, go through divorce, or have an embarrassing moment in our childhoods. The beliefs we...

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The Art of Resilience with Dr. Rick Hanson

Mar 28, 2018 Season 1, Episode 8

Did you know that resiliency is something you can actually grow? There are certain ingredients that go into planting and cultivating a thriving garden. We must tend to it, make sure it gets adequate water and sunlight, and must pull the weeds if we...

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Mindset and Motivation

Mar 21, 2018 Season 1, Episode 7

You never know who's smiling at you from across the counter. Chris Hammes works at Mugs coffee shop in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. Most mornings when I arrive at Mugs for my daily coffee ritual, I am greeted by his warm smile and kind demeanor...

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The Abundance Effect with Justin Morales

Mar 15, 2018 Season 1, Episode 6

What do you think of when you think of the term "serial entrepreneur?" Wealth? Power? Jet setting around the globe? Justin Morales, serial entrepreneur answers that question and more when we discuss his new book, The Abundance Effect - How to Shift...

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Demystifying Mental Illness

Mar 7, 2018 Season 1, Episode 5

We get perspectives from both sides of the mental illness spectrum. First, we talk with Dr. James Kagan, MD, a psychaitrist with over 40 years of experience. Dr. Kagan is also co-author, with Dr. Rick Delaney, Ph.D., of A 3-D View of Foster,...

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Metal Motivation with C.J. Ortiz

Feb 28, 2018 Season 1, Episode 4

We talk with C.J. Ortiz, The Metal Motivator. C.J. takes an unconventional, edgy approach to motivation, which is that "whatever you do in life, don't suck." As The Metal Motivator, C.J. produces hundreds of videos and podcasts that serve as daily...

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Growing Through Grief with Tad and Jona Johnson of Alexa's Hugs

Feb 21, 2018 Season 1, Episode 3

Alexa Johnson was just 19 years old when she was driving on the interstate late at night and had a tragic accident. Alexa was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, where she died instantly. On this episode, we talk with Alexa's...

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From Prejudice to Understanding with Dr. Mark Benn

Feb 14, 2018 Season 1, Episode 2

On this episode, we talk 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...

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Crafting a Spark-Filled Life with Dr. Larry Bloom

Feb 7, 2018 Season 1, Episode 1

For this debut edition of The Spark, host Stephanie James is joined in studio by Dr. Larry Bloom, a clinical psychologist, professor emeritus at Colorado State University. While at CSU, Larry was the director of the Psychological Service Center and...

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