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The Spark With Stephanie James

127 EpisodesProduced by Stephanie James and Loudspeaker NetworksWebsite

The Spark is a guide to living your best life. Created out of a desire to help people, each week we'll delve into interesting topics in the fields of psychology, health and wellness, motivation, and other concepts to give you tools to help spark new ideas and create a more fulfilling life.Part of th… read more

127 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

The Spark 128: From Corporate to Conscious with Suzanne Ross

March 18th, 2021


Most of us would never think of leaving a thriving six figure career...but what if we found out that our true happiness and bigger calling had …

The Spark 127: What Matters Most with Paul Samuel Dolman

March 4th, 2021


What matters most to you? How do you find meaning in your life? Best-selling author, Hollywood film producer, and podcaster Paul Samuel Doleman …

The Spark 126: Igniting Your Dreams with Stephanie and Morgan

February 18th, 2021


Do you still allow yourself to dream about what you really want to have in your life, or do you feel over-burdened by life and circumstances? Either way, this episode is for you! Join me and Dr. Morgan Oaks for a unique …

The Spark 125: The New Language of Love with Mari Frank

February 4th, 2021


Love is in the air! As we begin this month of love in February, what a perfect way to start with amazing love advice from someone who has worked with couples for decades and understands the language of love in her …

The Spark 124: Unbound with Sarah Edmondson (Part 2)

January 28th, 2021


This episode contains material that may be sensitive for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

Tonight, our incredible conversation with author, activist, and whistleblower Sarah Edmondson continues on The …

The Spark 123: Unbound with Sarah Edmondson (Part 1)

January 21st, 2021


This episode contains material that may be sensitive for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

What would you do if you found out that a …

The Spark 122: Living From A Better Place with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

January 14th, 2021


2020 was such a crazy year filled with so much chaos and uncertainty but there is a way to start 2021 off cultivating deeper happiness, calm, and …

The Spark 121: Get Your Joy On! with Curtrice Goddard

December 17th, 2020


Are you ready to feel lit up this holiday season? If you want to increase the joy in your own life, than join me this episode when my guest is the …

The Spark 120: The Spark LIVE Special

December 10th, 2020


Join Stephanie James and some special guests for the first episode of #TheSparkLIVE as we talk about cultivating community during a pandemic.

Like …

The Spark 119: The Inside Answer with Pedram Shojai

December 3rd, 2020


The world can feel chaotic and out of control these days. Did you know that the key to dealing with it and finding a sense of well-being is actually …

The Spark 118: Schizophrenia and A Mother's Search for Truth

November 19th, 2020


Schizophrenia is often a misunderstood diagnosis, portrayed in movies and TV as something to be feared in others. But what if that "other" was your own son?

Our guest this week is mental health advocate, and author of …

The Spark 117: Following Your Passion with Steve Ertl

November 12th, 2020


What does it take to live an inspired life? How do we follow our passions? My guest this week is singer-songwriter Steve Ertl, who performs as …

The Spark 116: The Power to Heal Ourselves with Don Jose Ruiz

October 29th, 2020


What if the question of how to transform your life is actually already inside of you? Join us for a powerful and inspirational episode with Don Jose …

The Spark 115: A Holistic Guide to Health with Jackie Fields

October 22nd, 2020


When Jackie Fields had a serious car accident and near death experience in medical school, it completely changed her life and her focus in medicine. …

The Spark 114: A Meaningful Life with Marla Frees

October 15th, 2020


Marla Frees had an amazing 25 year career and appeared l shows like Everybody Loves Raymond, The Drew Carey Show, and Married With Children, as well as on stage. We meet up with her in this episode to discuss her book, …

The Spark 113: Manifest Your Dreams with Natalie Ledwell

October 8th, 2020


Live large, choose courageously, and love without limits. This is the mantra that Natalie Ledwell uses to guide her life, and empowers others to live their lives in the same way. Co-founder of Mind Movies and host of …

The Spark 111: Breaking On Through with Terri-Ann Russell

September 24th, 2020


In July of 2019, Terri-Ann Russell had to face a mother's worst nightmare when her 27 year-old son died of an unexpected medical complication. …

The Spark 110: From Accident to Achievement with Sam Cawthorn

September 17th, 2020


When Sam Cawthorn lost his arm and crushed his leg in a 2006 head-on collision, it could have been the end of his career as well as the end of his …

The Spark 109: The Healing Journey with Bill Epperly

September 10th, 2020


Today's world can seem overwhelming and difficult to navigate at times. Would you like the secret to creating more peace, passion, and well-being in …

The Spark 108: Being The Change with Dr. Bill Timpson

September 3rd, 2020


How often do you get to sit and talk with someone who is an expert in the areas of diversity, sustainability, climate change, and reform justice? …

The Spark 107: The Gift of Maybe with Allison Carmen

August 13th, 2020


How can we navigate these uncertain times? There is actually an amazing tool we can access in the book, "The Gift of Maybe." Author, business …

The Spark 106: The Golden Thread of Purpose with Holly Woods

July 16th, 2020


What if you could find the golden threads throughout your life that would help you find your life's true purpose? My amazing guest this week is Holly …

The Spark 105: Comedy, Podcasting, and Couplehood with Dan and Lynze Cummins

July 9th, 2020


Have you ever met one of your heroes? I had the awesome pleasure of meeting with my all-time humor hero Dan Cummins and his amazing wife Lynze for a deep dive into dynamic topics that really matter. Join me for this …

The Spark 104: Loving Yourself with Anasuya Basil

July 2nd, 2020


We can thrive at our life in any age but did you know that we can find a place of greater peace, fulfillment and empowerment as we enter midlife? …

The Spark 103: The Vagus Nerve Connection with Dr. Eva Detko

June 18th, 2020


You can heal your life (from the inside out!) Dr. Eva Detko shares how you can revitalize your body, mind, and spirit (and it's easier than you think!)

She tells us, "You CANNOT properly address health issues — like gut, …

The Spark 102: Let's Talk Relationships with Kev Hick

June 11th, 2020


How do you build healthy relationships especially during a pandemic? Find more purpose, love, and meaning in your relationships and in your life, this week when we meet with YouTube sensation and relationship coach Kev …

The Spark 101: Creating a Path to What Matters with Mark Nepo

June 4th, 2020


How do we navigate these difficult times? How do we find peace despite the chaos in our world today? How can we overcome trying times to find …

The Spark 100: Milestone Celebration with Dr. Morgan Oaks

May 28th, 2020


Want to change your life in substantial ways that create a more, meaningful and ignited life? My amazing guest tonight is chiropractor, dynamic …

The Spark 099: The Power of Meditation with Tom Cronin

May 21st, 2020


You know when you meet someone and you just know that meeting them will change your life? That is how I felt meeting Tom Cronin and it's true! If you want more peace, clarity, joy and connection in your life, join me …

The Spark 098: The Soulmate Secret with Arielle Ford

May 14th, 2020


Want to find your soulmate? Want to help make your current mate into your soulmate? Find out what makes a good relationship great, how to make love …

The Spark 097: Inner Resources for Challenging Times with Kristian Strang

May 7th, 2020


How do we take good care of ourselves through life's challenges and maintain a sense of balance and well-being each day? Join me for this episode with Heather Kristian Strang. She's a bestselling author and spiritual …

The Spark 096: A New Era Emerging with Phillip Moore and Gabriela and Solomon Masala

April 23rd, 2020


How do we transform the world? Perhaps it begins in many ways with one of those being through a new paradigm of how we envision education for our children and our children's children. What does this shift look like? …

The Spark 095: Transforming The World From Within with John Raatz

April 16th, 2020


When we think of Hollywood, we don't necessarily think of consciousness, connection, and calm, but John Raatz, the founder and CEO of the …

The Spark 094: Women Emerging with Misa Hopkins

April 9th, 2020


This episode contains discussion of sexual assault.

Is there a way that sexually abused women can go beyond surviving their trauma and move fully into …

The Spark 093: Finding Calm in Uncertain Times with Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

April 2nd, 2020


During this time which is so difficult for so many, quantum physicist Amit Goswami, Ph.D. offers us a way to find the calm in our minds and peace for …

The Spark 092: Sacred Sexuality with Helen Hillix

March 26th, 2020


This episode is intended for mature audiences. Listener discretion is advised.

Want to make your sex life even better? Join us for this episode with sex, family, and couples therapist Helen Hillix for a revealing …

The Spark 091: An Incredible Journey with Maria Nhambu

March 19th, 2020


Growing up in an orphanage in Tanzania, Maria Nhambu shares with us her powerful, deeply moving and sometimes painful story of how she cultivated …

The Spark 090: Awareness That Heals with Robert Strock

March 12th, 2020


Want the tools to create more happiness, harmony and well-being in your life? Then listen to this week's episode with psychotherapist Robert Strock …

The Spark 089: Fashion, Film, and Family with The Longs

March 5th, 2020


A red carpet Dior stylist, a published author, and a Marvel movie film editor... Find out how the Long family each held on to big dreams and what helped them to make those dreams come true. Our guests this week are …

The Spark 088: The Warrior Heart with HeatherAsh Amara

February 27th, 2020


Find out how to transform confusion into clarity and pain into peace on this episode of The Spark with community leader and best selling author Heather Ash Amara. In her new book, The Warrior Heart Practice, HeatherAsh …

The Spark 087: The Human Climate with Carol Smaldino

February 20th, 2020


There is so much division in our world today. Our political climate, our earth's climate, and the climate between races and religions can seem at …

The Spark 086: A Second Anniversary Celebration

February 13th, 2020


On tonight's episode, we celebrate our second anniversary with a look back on some of our favorite conversations over the last year. Curated by Stephanie, you'll hear stories to light you up, heal your heart, and spark …

The Spark 085: The Portal with Jacqui Fifer

February 6th, 2020


You can create a richer, deeper, more fulfilling life when you enter The Portal. No, we're not talking about aliens and outer space. We are talking …

The Spark 084: From Troubles to Transformation with Frank Pasciuti

January 16th, 2020


What if our struggles actually serve as a segue for true transformation? In this episode of The Spark, psychologist and author Frank Pasciuti …

The Spark 083: Success Mindsets with Ryan Gottfredson

January 9th, 2020


We all want to be successful. Having a success mindset is the key to achieving our goals and dreams, but how do we develop it? Join us for this …

The Spark 082: Life, Love, and Synchronicity with Stephen G. Post

January 2nd, 2020


Some of us are aware of our life's purpose and some of us are still searching. Often times, pointers to this purpose show up in synchronicity, dreams, and other "divine nudging" along the way. Join us this week for a …

The Spark 081: The Healing Power of Light with Melody Masters

December 22nd, 2019


Devastated by the High Park Fire 8 years ago, Melody Masters had to completely rebuild her life. Little did she know, the power of light would be a …

The Spark 080: Infinity and Beyond with Paula Lenz

December 12th, 2019


Paula Lenz had an extraordinary experience driving home after her brother's funeral; one so powerful that she hesitated to tell people about it for …

The Spark 079: Hypnotherapy and Healing with Stephen Poplin

December 4th, 2019


Regressive Hypnotherapy. What is it and how can it benefit our healing? Author, ordained minister, and hypnotherapist Stephen Poplin joins us on the spark to talk about reincarnation, karma, and the importance of …

The Spark 078: The Significance of Your Story with Leah Lamb

November 21st, 2019


Writer, producer, and transformational storyteller Leah Lamb is creating a new frontier. She is helping others to bring meaning to their lives …

The Spark 077: The Financial Freedom Act with Scott Smith

November 14th, 2019


Free healthcare, free college, and no income tax. What would America be like if those things were true? Entrepreneur, author, and an early pioneer in …

The Spark 076: Discovering Your Divinity with H.H. Bhavna Shinde

November 7th, 2019


What if there was a direct way you could change your negative emotions and behaviors and develop a sense of calm and well-being instead? In this …

The Spark 075: The Answers to Everything with Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

September 26th, 2019


What the Bleep Do We Know? In 2004, it was the movie that introduced the mainstream to quantum physics and expanded our view of reality. Our guest on this episode of The Spark is Dr. Amit Goswami, one of the scientists …

The Spark 074: Living Beyond the Veil with Donna Visocky

September 19th, 2019


Sometimes some of the greatest tragedies we face, become our biggest lessons and change us in amazing and beautiful ways we never imagined possible. …

The Spark 073: The Guide to Ageless Living with George and Sedena Cappannelli

September 12th, 2019


The Fountain of Youth. Many people have searched for it and our media has perpetuated it as the holy grail to happiness. But what if the real secret …

The Spark 072: The Power of Listening with Tarek Mounib

September 5th, 2019


Free Trip to Egypt. This is what creator and producer Tarek Mounib offered to hundreds of Americans across the country.  What resulted was an …

The Spark 071: Yin Yoga and a Better You with Stefanie Arend

August 29th, 2019


There is an amazing way to take care of yourself and recharge your batteries that you may not have heard of. Yin yoga is an awesome and gentle way to find your center, improve your health, and bring calm to your life.  …

The Spark 070: Living Full Out with Nanci Solari

August 15th, 2019


Living full out. How many of us can say we really live life this way and what does it really mean? Our guest this week is speaker, coach and radio …

The Spark 069: Your Life is Your Prayer with Sam Beasley

August 8th, 2019


Change your prayer, change your life.

That's the clear and powerful message from author, speaker, and successful entrepreneur, Sam Beasley in his new …

The Spark 068: A Conscious Campaign with Harvey Stone

August 1st, 2019


In today's political race of mudslinging and defamation, it is hard to imagine any other way a candidate might campaign. We are used to seeing the …

The Spark 067: The Honeymoon Effect with Dr. Bruce Lipton

July 18th, 2019


What is The Honeymoon Effect? Many of us know that initial phase in relationships where it can feel like heaven on earth. But what if that "phase" was sustainable, and not actually a phase at all? Join us for part two …

The Spark 066: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life with Dr. Bruce Lipton

July 11th, 2019


We have the power to change our lives... and the surprising news is that the key to make this change is not outside of us, but between our own two ears.

Did you know that 95% of our thoughts and beliefs that we are …

The Spark 065: Gifts of the Gita with Isaac Bentwich

June 27th, 2019


There are many examples of how to live our best lives. The Bhagvad Gita provides one of these paths discussing some of the most profound issues from …

The Spark 064: Embracing The Natural with Madi Sato

June 20th, 2019


From her Cherokee upbringing and Japanese and Irish roots comes the beautiful and important voice of Madi Sato. 15 years as a professional singer and …

The Spark 063: Rituals of Healing with Barbara Dossey

June 6th, 2019


You have more healing power in your body than you cam imagine. What if rituals were one of the keys to unlocking our ability to heal ourselves? …

The Spark 062: Rhythm of the Soul with Solomon Masala

May 30th, 2019


There is a distinct rhythm to our soul and a powerful thing happening when we connect with other people and find a collective beat that allows us to …

The Spark 061: Intimacy, Connection, and Better Sex

May 23rd, 2019


Let’s talk about sex: the good, the bad, and the ugly – and how we can experience more intimacy and more fulfilling sex in our lives. This week on …

The Spark 060: Everyday Magnificent with Gabriela Masala

May 16th, 2019


Want to change your life and add more positivity to your day? Author, consultant, and facilitator Gabriela Masala offers a fast track to an embodied …

The Spark 059: The Podcasting Revolution with Jared Easley

May 2nd, 2019


Making his mark in the podcast world, Jared Easley is a true entrepreneur who created a podcast event platform that attracts podcasters from around the globe.  Podcast Movement is a special event to encourage, educate, …

The Spark 058: Modern Day Feminism with Adrienne van der Valk

April 25th, 2019


This week on The Spark, as part of our celebration of welcoming new sister show Feminist Hotdog to the NoCo FM family, Stephanie chats with show host and creator Adrienne van der Valk about the inspiration behind the …

The Spark 057: Changing The World with Stephan A. Schwartz

April 18th, 2019


So, you want to change the world? Stephan A. Schwartz, a social change agent and internationally known researcher in the field of extraordinary human functioning, will show you how to do just that. As a scientist, …

The Spark 056: Hard Livin', Hope, and Honky-tonk with Brian Johanson of Sugar Britches

April 11th, 2019


Music can transport us to amazing places... It soothes our souls, lifts our spirits, and can speak to us in ways when sometimes mere words fall …

The Spark 055: The Root of All Healing with Misa Hopkins

April 4th, 2019


What if you could unlock the doors to self healing and open up a pathway to more happiness, health, and well-being?

Author, speaker and healing coach …

The Spark 054: Community Through Coffee (and Beyond) with McCabe Callahan

March 28th, 2019


The smell of good coffee, friendly conversation, and the sense of community: these are all elements that went into McCabe Callahan's vision for Mugs …

The Spark 053: Risking The Rapids with Irene O'Garden

March 21st, 2019


In the river of life we face many obstacles and challenges. Irene O'Garden's wilderness raft adventure actually put her face-to-face with real-life …

The Spark 052: Consciousness, Connection, and the One Mind with Dr. Larry Dossey

March 14th, 2019


There is something amazing happening in our world right now. It is the combined wisdom of science, psychology, and spirituality which are all …

The Spark 051: Choosing Yourself with Joresa Blount

March 7th, 2019


Loving yourself isn't an easy task, and choosing ourselves first can seem even more counter-intuitive. This week on The Spark, Forbes contributing writer Joresa Blount will be giving us the lowdown on how to pick …

The Spark 050: Sexual Empowerment with Veronica Monet

February 28th, 2019


The journey to empowerment often takes us on unexpected paths. Veronica Monet's story is one most of us can't even imagine. Born to a religious cult, …

The Spark 049: The School of Love with Phillip Moore

February 21st, 2019


We have all heard the term, "Children are our future," but what kind of future are we providing for them? Phillip Moore, former director of the …

The Spark 048: You Just Gotta Laugh with Alicia Dattner

February 14th, 2019


Just a spoon full of humor makes our anxiety go down.  Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting …

The Spark 047: First Anniversary Celebration with Stephanie and Friends

February 7th, 2019


We started NoCo FM with one original show: The Spark With Stephanie James. From that, we've grown into a full network with seven original shows and …

The Spark 046: Rising Strong with Becca Lynn Johnson

January 31st, 2019


Creating a life with more joy, personal power, and a deep sense of purpose.  These are the elements that my guest Becca Lynn Johnson has combined in her Rooted in Reason program and she shares her philosophy and her …

The Spark 045: The Guru's Guide to Peaceful Living with Philip Goldberg

January 24th, 2019


Turn on the news. Full of fear mongering, the disaster of the day, or what is wrong in our world, it can leave even the most grounded of us, grasping …

The Spark 044: The Secrets of Sisterhood with Sarah Bachraty, Shelly Bond, and Jenny Hay

January 17th, 2019


In our current state of the world, we all need support, connection, and understanding more than ever. As women, when we show up for each other in this way, something amazing happens. We begin to heal and grow and become …

The Spark 043: The New Health Model with Dr. Elson Haas, MD

January 10th, 2019


Longevity and accessing the fountain of youth. How many of us are wanting to discover the keys that unlock the doors to these states? Join us as we talk to a pioneer in integrative medicine, Dr. Elson Haas, who guides …

The Spark 042: Sharing The Journey with Emily Rapp Black

January 3rd, 2019


As we reflect on the new year, we often search for what brings meaning to our lives. Emily Rapp Black, New York Times bestselling author of "The Still Point of the Turning World" and "Poster Child: A Memoir", shares her …

The Spark 041: Living In Full Color with Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman

December 20th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 040: Healing Body and Soul with Kyczy Hawk

December 6th, 2018


Yoga has long been considered a healing art, but when interwoven with the twelve steps of recovery, it can truly become a transformational process …

The Spark 038: Dreams Do Come True with Cindy Sarai

November 22nd, 2018


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 …

The Spark 037: Soul To Soul with Elena Mannes

November 15th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 036: Living Above Average with Jeff Crabtree

November 8th, 2018


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 …

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

November 1st, 2018


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 …

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

October 18th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 033: Making The Shot with Michael Kutcher

October 11th, 2018


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 Spark 032: Out of the Rabbit Hole with Marian Sandmaier

October 4th, 2018


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 Spark 031: The Evolution of Belief with Steve Bhaerman

September 27th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 030: Making Love Last with Dr. Ellen Wachtel

September 20th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 029: Breakthrough to Healing with Dr. Matthew May

September 6th, 2018


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.  …

The Spark 028: Behind The Spark with Stephanie James

August 30th, 2018


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 027: Big Man, Huge Heart with Jim Opperman

August 23rd, 2018


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 …

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

August 16th, 2018


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.  …

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

August 8th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 024: The Wrong Side of Comfortable with Amy Charity

August 2nd, 2018


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, …

The Spark 023: Illuminating Your Life with Dr. Jacob Liberman

July 26th, 2018


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 …

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

July 18th, 2018


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 …

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

July 11th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 020: On the Road to Feeling Great with Dr. David Burns

June 28th, 2018


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. …

The Spark 019: The Unsinkable Molly Bloom

June 20th, 2018


Molly Bloom is an exceptional woman who grew up in an extrordinary family in Loveland, Colorado. Her parents both had successful professional …

The Spark 018: Going Beyond Counseling to Creating Community with Cassie Poncelow

June 13th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 017: Rewiring Your Brain with Daniel Ellenberg

June 6th, 2018


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 Spark 016: Muscle, Mind, and Motivation with Dr. Ryan Johnson

May 30th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 015: Revving Up Your Relationship with Stan Tatkin

May 16th, 2018


“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 …

The Spark 014: Feeling Good Now with Dr. David Burns

May 9th, 2018


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 …

Spark Extra: Meeting Dr. Stephen R. Covey with Weldon Long

May 7th, 2018


Sometimes you can't fit all of the stories that you'd like to include within the constraints of a one hour radio show. So now we're introducing Spark Extra, a feature where we spotlight interesting stories and bits that …

The Spark 013: Poverty, Prison, and the Power of Consistency with Weldon Long

May 2nd, 2018


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 …

The Spark 012: A Thirty Year Overnight Success with Curt Richardson of OtterBox

April 25th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 011: Sex, Sexuality, and Ourselves

April 18th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 010: Igniting the Magic of Music

April 11th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 009: Transforming Trauma with EMDR

April 4th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 008: The Art of Resilience with Dr. Rick Hanson

March 28th, 2018


Did you know that resiliency is something you can actually grow? There are certain ingredients that go into planting and cultivating a thriving …

The Spark 007: Mindset and Motivation

March 21st, 2018


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 …

The Spark 006: The Abundance Effect with Justin Morales

March 15th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 005: Demystifying Mental Illness

March 8th, 2018


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., …

The Spark 004: Metal Motivation with C.J. Ortiz

March 1st, 2018


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 …

The Spark 003: Growing Through Grief with Tad and Jona Johnson of Alexa's Hugs

February 22nd, 2018


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 …

The Spark 002: From Prejudice to Understanding with Dr. Mark Benn

February 15th, 2018


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 …

The Spark 001: Crafting a Spark-Filled Life with Dr. Larry Bloom

February 8th, 2018


For this debut edition of The Spark, host Stephanie James is joined in studio by Dr. Larry Bloom, a clinical psychologist, professor emeritus at …

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