The Spark

The Spark

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. New episodes air Wednesdays at 7pm Mountain on NoCo Fm at www.noco.fm, and podcast episodes are released the same day. Host Stephanie James is a practicing psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has practiced in Northern Colorado and Wyoming for over 20 years. Learn more at the show's official website: www.thesparkpod.com.... Show More

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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 show host Nancy Solari, and she joins us to talk about how we can develop an empowered, positive mindset and bring our lives into balance so we can live life to the fullest. Nancy was diagnosed at 16 years old with Retinitis pigmentosa, which left her legally blind. Faced with difficult... Read more

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Change your prayer, change your life. That's the clear and powerful message from author, speaker, and successful entrepreneur, Sam Beasley in his new book with BJ Gallagher, Your Life is Your Prayer. Filled with inspirational wisdom, in this interview Sam shares about his own transformational experience and how you can look at your life to see what you've been praying for through your own thoughts, behaviors, and decisions and le... Read more

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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 slander and the lies and the "savior complex" many of these candidates exude. But what if there was a different way to win the race? What if the candidates' focus was actually to connect with their constituents and provide them with resources and service before the election? Futurist, f... Read more

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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 in our special series with Dr. Bruce Lipton where we explore the power you have to make your relationships conscious, connected, and a continuation of the honeymoon. Catch up with part one in our series: https://www.... Read more

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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 acting from are subconscious? Dr. Bruce Lipton is our guest on this special two-part series of The Spark and he gives us the knowledge and the tools to become the designers of our destiny and to move us from victim-stan... Read more

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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 violence, to morality, to learning that true happiness comes from within. A beautiful Hindu text that has had many translations, physician and author Isaac Bentwich offers a beautiful translation and shares with us the beauty and sacred meaning of the Gita, offering  knowledge and wis... Read more

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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 recording artist, Madi’s passion for communing with nature, celebrating the earth, and teaching us how to embrace our soul through nature are shared in this candid and heartfelt interview. All music by Madi Sato. Learn more about Madi: https://praisingearth.org/ http://thesingingwat... Read more

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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?  Barbara Dossey, internationally-recognized pioneer in holistic nursing and nurse coaching will show us the practical, the powerful, and the potent ingredient ritual adds to our healing process. Join us this week on The Spark and learn how to help heal your life! Barbara Dossey's website: ... Read more

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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 make beautiful music together. Join me for this energizing interview with entrepreneur and rhythmic leader Solomon Masala. Solomon teaches us how to bring our authentic self forward and to join in the collective river and rhythm of life. Source Consulting Group: https://sourceconsulti... Read more

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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, and inspire it's participants.  On this episode, I talk to fellow podcast host and down-right just awesome human being Jared Easley about his search for identity, the drive for his dreams, and the secret to being a t... Read more

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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 show, her career in social work, her views on the feminist movement, and more! Feminist Hotdog airs every Wednesday at 10pm ET / 8pm MT right after The Spark on NoCo FM, and is available everywhere podcasts are found.... Read more

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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, author, and researcher,Stephan has been a major player in leading change through the civil rights movement, in the military transformation of the 1970's, and was also a member of the Secretary of Defense/MIT Discussion Gr... Read more

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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 short. This week, singer-songwriter and musician Brian Johanson shares with us his journey through hard times and hard living to a thriving life in recovery – full of honky-tonk music and hope. Get "Don't Make Her a Mix Tape Yet You Idiot": https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/sugarbritches1 Strea... Read more

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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 Misa Hopkins helps guide our way to the place where we can access healing and reduce our chronic stress significantly. Misa has been featured on ABC, NBC, Fox News, Emotional Mojo and Spirituality and Health as an expert on how to move into the root of all healing and truly transform... Read more

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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 Coffee Lounge in Fort Collins, Colorado. On this episode, McCabe explores with us the importance of overcoming difficulties, going for your dreams, and creating a supportive web of connection as we journey through life. His shared experience gives true meaning to the saying, "A rising... Read more

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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 danger and difficulties that she not only had to overcome, but in working with her family to navigate the river, she also ended up healing a part of herself. Award-winning author and playwright Irene O'Garden graces us with an interview that looks inside her amazing childhood. Littered... Read more

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There is something amazing happening in our world right now. It is the combined wisdom of science, psychology, and spirituality which are all intertwining to create a new paradigm of what it means to be interconnected on this planet. Join us for this intriguing and inspiring interview with Dr. Larry Dossey, one of the most internationally influential experts in understanding the role of the mind in health and the role of spiritual... Read more

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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 ourselves up, put ourselves first, and deal with adversity in amazing ways. Joresa's book "#IChoseMe: Coming Back From Heartbreak and other Bad Relationships": https://amzn.to/2Hg5CDy Joresa's writing at Forbes: https://... Read more

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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, dealing with incest, rape, addiction, and later becoming a high-end escort for 14 years, Veronica now empowers both men and women as a sexologist and sexual rights activist.  Walk with us as we journey from the bedrooms at the Ritz Carlton into the deeper interiors of the soul. Veron... Read more

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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 Upland Hills School, shares a new educational paradigm with us this week. He helps us explore the possibilities of creating amazing schools where each child is seen as a genius with individual gifts to cultivate and share. Through forging inter-personal bonds, deepening intra-personal awar... Read more

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